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Elkins city officials stress that social media is not a substitute for 911

ELKINS, W. Va. (WDTV) - You know the saying:. "If you see something...say something." That's what Elkins city officials want residents to do. However, they say some are seeing something and even saying something but on social media, instead of reporting it to police or by simply calling 911.


Elkins woman faces sex charge in Upshur County

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - An Elkins woman faces a sex charge in Upshur County after an alleged incident with a minor. West Virginia State Police said Patricia Wilson, 24, was acting as a caretaker for a 16-year-old boy with Home Base Inc. The boy told troopers that on November 28, 2018, the pair was sitti


Philippi man facing child abuse charge for November incident

A Barbour County man was arrested on a child abuse charge on Thursday for a November 2018 incident with a juvenile girl. Deputies with the Barbour County Sheriff's Department said that on November 26, 2018, a relative of a female child disclosed to deputies that Eric Murphy, 26, of Philippi, physica


Commission votes to fund election

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission voted Thursday to pay the costs for the March 9 special election for the Randolph County Schools levy proposal, and be reimbursed later by the Board of Education.


Randolph County woman facing drug, obstruction charges following traffic stop

ELKINS, W.Va. - A Randolph County woman was arrested on drug and obstruction charges after officers found drugs during a traffic stop. Officers with the Elkins Police Department said they were patrolling the area near Railroad Avenue in Elkins at 12:23 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, when they witness


Resident speaks in opposition to levy

ELKINS — Just before Elkins City Council heard details about the Randolph County Schools proposed levy Thursday night, a town resident spoke in opposition to the levy. More than 40 people were in attendance for Thursday’s City Council meeting. Kelly Monk, of Tygart Court, read from a prepared statem


MLK celebration and march slated in downtown Elkins

ELKINS — An event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Sunday in Elkins. The community is invited to participate in the annual march and program commemorating the life and work of the civil rights activist.


Legal Adult Use Cannabis in West Virginia?

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Two bills in the House of Delegates would allow voters in cities or counties across West Virginia to decide if they would like to legalize adult use cannabis products.


Preston man charged with animal cruelty after police find dead dog, 2 others without food, water

KINGWOOD — One dog died and was partially eaten by another that was without food, according to an animal cruelty complaint in Preston County. Preston Sheriff’s Cpl. C.R. Cline charged Thomas Matthew Tasker, 35, of Arthurdale, with four counts of animal cruelty Thursday. Tasker was freed on $12,000 b


2 West Virginia troopers fired in beating of teen

The West Virginia State Police has fired two troopers accused of beating a 16-year-old boy during a traffic stop in Berkeley County. The WVSP released the following statement Friday afternoon:


Main Street Elkins hosts ‘Community Table' event

ELKINS, W.Va. - Main Street Elkins invited the community to gather together Tuesday to share a table and a free meal. The 'Community Table’ event was a long table that ran along Davis Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street.


Remains of West Virginia airman who died in WWII identified

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The remains of a West Virginia airman and two other servicemen who died in Europe during World War II have been identified. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Sgt. John Kalausich's remains have been identified. A memo


Lady Knights fall to Hawks

PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Middle School girls basketball team remained at home on Tuesday night to host the Lady Hawks of Belington Middle School. The TCMS offense could only manage to score three points in the first half and went on to lose to the Hawks 43—29.


Augusta Center square dance season to begin

ELKINS — The Mountain Dance Trail of Augusta Heritage Center is kicking off its seventh season of community square dances across West Virginia this January. The first local dance of the new year is set for Friday in the Creative Commons in Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College.


WVWC marching band working towards new instruments, uniforms

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- West Virginia Wesleyan College's Marching Band is asking the public to help get their players instruments and uniforms. The band recently received a donation of $50,000 from the Daywood Foundation, which had put the college within $15,000 of their fundraising goal.


WVPT hosts staged reading of musical based on W.Va. novel ‘Storming Heaven’

MORGANTOWN — Katy Blake recalls that she and Peter Davenport met while playing husband and wife “in just a terrible show.” “But it’s New York and we got a paycheck and stayed friends because of it.”