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Boil water advisory issued for area of Fairmont

A boil water advisory was issued for an area of Fairmont on Monday. The purpose for this boil water advisory is for the repair of a main water line on Mary Lou Retton Drive. The advisory is in effect for Mary Lou Retton Drive, Friend Drive, Fox Hill Lane and the surrounding area.

WBOY - 2018-12-10 15:52:00

State Police looking for Marion County man wanted on sex offender registry charge

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are looking for a Marion County man wanted on a sex charge. James Burton is wanted for failure to register or provide changes to the sex offender registry, according to police. Police said Burton was last registered in Marion County.

WBOY - 2018-12-11 19:14:00

UPDATE: WVU football player cited in auto-pedestrian accident; victim not seriously hurt

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 12/11/8 4:00 PM. A West Virginia University football player has been cited in an auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday morning. Morgantown Police say 20-year-old Darius Stills, of Fairmont, has been cited as the driver in the incident, which sent a 19-year-old WVU stude

WDTV - 2018-12-11 19:05:00

Man dies in Fairmont house fire

FAIRMONT, WVa. - A 49 year-old-man died in Saturday's house fire on Jo Street in Fairmont, said Fairmont Fire Chief Ed Simmons. Reported at 6:31 a.m., Simmons said the man’s remains have been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston. His identity or official cause of death has

WBOY - 2018-12-10 18:08:00

70-year-old Fairmont man found guilty of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl

FAIRMONT, WVa. - On December 7, a jury convicted James Hess,70, of Fairmont on 12 counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, and 12 counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust, according to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

WBOY - 2018-12-10 18:46:00

Derma Doodlezz reopens in new location after being closed following semi-truck accident

FAIRMONT, W,Va. - After losing the previous location to a bad semi truck accident, Derma Doodlezz tattoo parlor is reopening in a new location. On July 25, a semi-truck went airborne and crashed into the old Derma Doodlezz location on Meadowdale Road in Fairmont.

WBOY - 2018-12-11 23:13:00

Santa Claus surprises Fairmont resident with a house for Christmas

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - While making a list and checking it twice, one West Virginian brought "Santa Claus" to town, to continue a 5-year tradition of giving one house away to a family in need for Christmas.

WBOY - 2018-12-10 23:02:00

Fairmont to create school zone safety flashers with grant money

MORGANTOWN – Organizations from around Northern West Virginia received grant money from the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program Monday.

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2018-12-11 09:15:00

Man dressed as Santa Claus gives gift of paid-off house

FAIRMONT, WV - The holidays are the season for giving, and one man in a red suit is doing just that, spreading jubilee and paying off taxes. As he made a list and checked it twice, one West Virginian continued a five-year tradition of giving one house away to a family in need for Christmas. He simpl

WPXI - 2018-12-11 17:32:40

Boil water notice issued in Fairmont

Today, the City of Fairmont water department is repairing a main water line on Mary Lou Retton Drive affecting Mary Lou Retton Drive, Friend Drive, Fox Hill Lane and the surrounding area.

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2018-12-10 14:47:00

Feast of the Seven Fishes feeds Fairmont with traditional Italian food

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – More than 10 years ago, Rose Mary Brunett Tennant sold some of her cookies and sweets at the first Fairmont community Feast of the Seven Fishes. On Saturday, her children and grandchildren went to the feast and served sweets inspired by her recipes; a family carrying on her legacy

WVPRESS.ORG - 2018-12-10 15:29:13

Annual Christmas parade lights up the night in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - One of the largest Christmas parades in the area took place Saturday night in Marion County. Downtown Fairmont the site of that parade. The parade started on Fairmont Avenue before eventually making its way over the Jefferson Street Bridge, and heading toward Palatine Park.

WBOY - 2018-12-09 08:40:00

This week, 50 years ago

Dec. 10, 1968 — Elected from six semifinalists by their class were East Fairmont High School’s freshman cheerleaders Kim Jacobs, Nicki Fantasia, Carol Kramer and Janie Morrison. Practice sessions were hold for those who were trying out. The girls were required to do jumps, acrobatics, and two cheers

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2018-12-11 08:50:00

WV Box and Ship comes to Fairmont to send mail anywhere

FAIRMONT – J.B. Lockwood and Joe DeGroff often saw people from Fairmont in their Morgantown store. They would bring in items, both pre-packaged and unboxed, to be mailed through the WV Box and Ship.

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2018-12-09 08:55:00

Monday's Most Wanted: 12/10/18

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. Law officials in both Harrison County and Monongalia County need your help finding Lamonte A. Rayford. We brought you this story last week, when Rayford was simply an unknown suspect, and with your help, police were able to identify him. However, he is still on the run. He is want

WDTV - 2018-12-10 17:27:00

Failed Marion County fire levy presents fears for volunteer departments

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — After a narrowly failed fire levy in the most recent election, an official with the Marion County Firefighters Association fears some of the local volunteer fire departments may have to close their doors due to financial restraints.

WAJR.COM - 2018-12-10 05:01:04

Rhett Heston with Tweet of the Week

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Fairmont Senior football star, Rhett Heston, announces on his Twitter page that he will be continuing his academic and athletic careers, and will be playing football at West Virginia University.

WBOY - 2018-12-08 20:56:00

Michigan man arrested on drug, gun charges in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - A Michigan man was arrested in Fairmont on drug and gun charges on Tuesday. According to the Fairmont Police Department, officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Ridgely Avenue in Fairmont on Tuesday. Officers said that during the search they discovered a quantity of cr

WBOY - 2018-12-06 17:38:00

6th annual Coal Miner's Day Swap Meet held in Fairmont

The sixth annual Coal Miners Day Swap Meet was held Saturday in Fairmont. This year it was located on the third floor of Arts and Antiques Marketplace on Adams Street. This event is always held around December 3rd, which is National Miner's Day.

WBOY - 2018-12-09 08:25:00

Fairmont Police arrest 3rd person for involvement in Fairmont murder

FAIRMONT, W.Va - Farimont Police have arrested a man that was present during the shooting death of Kevin Blanks Jr. on November 5th. Officers said that on November 5, Ronald Sconish, 43, of Leechberg, Pennsylvania, conspired to buy two ounces of methamphetamine for $1,200 from Kevin Blanks Jr. insid

WBOY - 2018-12-06 22:08:00