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Marion County man arrested on drug charges following controlled buy

WHITE HALL, W.Va. - A Marion County man has been arrested after officers said he sold multiple types of prescription drugs to a criminal informant. On Thursday, February 14, officers with the White Hall Police Department, along with Task Force Agents utilized a confidential informant to facilitate a


Marion County magistrate resigns; no reason given

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - A Marion County magistrate resigned last week from his position. Magistrate Hank Middlemas resigned February 14, effective February 15, according to Jennifer Bundy, with the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Middlemas' resignation letter simply said he resigned but did not


West Virginia Teachers Strike Again, Appear to Score Another Victory

West Virginia school personnel earned what looks like a second major labor victory in two years on Tuesday afternoon. Hours after educators walked out on strike, House legislators voted 53 to 45 to indefinitely table SB 451, a controversial omnibus education bill that has, in most of its many iterat


Woman charged in alleged lottery ticket incident

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman faces charges in connection with an alleged embezzlement involving West Virginia lottery tickets last month, according to criminal complaints. The court papers state that Carrie Lee Phillips-Kendall of 702 Oliver Ave. is charged with three felony offenses of crimes; forge


WVU women will be wary of full-court press for rest of season

MORGANTOWN — There is a pressing issue gnawing away at West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey. It’s the full court pressure that TCU threw at him after falling far behind his Mountaineers on Saturday that was so successful and that he expects to see it through the rest of this


“Pay raise not worth what its attached to” says Marion County educator

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — One Marion County educator sees it as retaliation. Allyson Perry, President of the Marion County Education Association and a 7th grade English teacher, said the educators and service personnel she has spoken too don’t want a pay raise if it is attached to the rest of the omnibus


Officers find meth in shoe during traffic stop, Grafton man arrested

PHILIPPI, W.Va. - A Grafton man has been arrested in Barbour County after officers said they found a bag of methamphetamine in his shoe while searching him during a traffic stop.


Investigator alleges thousands in SNAP benefits fraudulently obtained in Marion County

FAIRMONT — A criminal investigator with the West Virginia Office of Inspector General has filed criminal complaints against two West Virginia residents -- one of them from Farmington -- for allegedly allowing thousands of dollars in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to be fra


Two Detroit Area Men Named in West Virginia Drug Raid

HUNTINGTON, WV – Two Detroit area men have been charged after they were arrested during a drug raid in Huntington on Monday February 18th, 2019. 13 people were detained and 6 were arrested at about 5:00 Monday afternoon when a search warrant was executed on a house in the 1600 block of Madison Avenu


Man in custody after lengthy standoff with police

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A local man is in custody after a standoff in Harrison County. According to the Bridgeport Police Department, Robert Given allegedly pointed a knife at a woman and threatened to kill her late Monday morning.


3 Accused in Death of Missing Man Found in West Virginia

Police say three people have been arrested in the death of a missing Maryland man whose body was found in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Antonio Cane Arana and Dakota Daniel Paugh, both 19, and Erica Shatiena Earl, 21, have been arrested on charges including first- and second-degree murder, the Jou


Work stoppage continues; Senate Bill 451 postponed indefinitely

School personnel from throughout West Virginia took to the picket lines Tuesday, ready to fight Senate Bill 451 for the long haul. However, they found that their voices made an impact on the state government by the time the lunch bell would normally ring.


Morgantown man arrested after police say he bit "large portion" of another man's ear off

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Morgantown man has been arrested on an assault charge after biting part of another man's ear off during an altercation. At approximately 5:04 p.m. on Monday, February 18, officers with the Morgantown Police Department responded to a reported domestic battery in progress at a re


West Virginia House of Delegates Shelves Education Bill

CHARLESTON — With a loud cheer and applause by teachers from the galleries Tuesday, the House of Delegates killed the state Senate’s massive education reform package. The House voted 53-45 Tuesday morning to postpone indefinitely any action on the Senate amendment to Senate Bill 451, the education o


Student hurt in wreck transferred to Morgantown hospital

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - One of six young people in a pickup truck that struck a railroad-crossing signal Monday afternoon in Parkersburg has been transferred to a Morgantown hospital, authorities said.


“No one is in this for the money:” Harrison County educators vow to turn down raise to stop SB 451

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Teachers and service personnel in Harrison County bundled up Tuesday to unite on picket lines outside of the schools, sending the message that they’ll turn down a pay raise to stop Senate Bill 451.


Area teachers recognized for receiving national certifications

FAIRMONT – On Monday, the Marion County Board of Education officially approved a contract for Randy Farley to be the county’s next superintendent. The chief instructional officer for Marion County Schools had been voted as the superintendent at the last meeting of the BOE, and an executive session a


School boards announcing school closures due to strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — School boards are announcing closures or making decisions on closures after leaders representing school employees in West Virginia announced a statewide strike Monday.


Harrison County teachers rally for students and push against idea of charter schools

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Monday night Union leaders declared a work stoppage and on Tuesday teachers in 54 out of the 55 counties in West Virginia were out rallying for changes to Senate Bill 451.


Parents demand resignations over secret recording at Berkeley County school board meeting

It was standing room only at Monday’s Berkeley County School District Board meeting and emotions were at a high as parents asked for multiple resignations of school district officials.