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28 indicted in major firearms and drug case involving 140 guns, methamphetamine

CLARKSBURG - More than 140 guns, over $46,000 in cash and approximately 1 kilo of methamphetamine have been confiscated and 28 people named in a nine-month investigation resulting in two indictments being handed down by a federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg on Aug. 29, according to Acting U.S.

THEET.COM - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

Car crashed into home, driver fled on foot

FAIRMONT - A black Mitsubishi sudan went over a grassy hill and slammed into a resident's porch on East Grafton Road, across from a Shell gas station at around 11 a.m. Thursday. The car's driver is currently unidentified, as he fled the scene on foot after the accident. The home's residents were all

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2017-09-21 17:45:00

Leopards shut out Albert Gallatin, 12-0

Belle Vernon led 5-0 at halftime Thursday night and then cruised in the second half for a 12-0 home victory in Section 3-AAA against Albert Gallatin. Hunter Martin scored a hat trick for the Leopards (3-1-1, 6-1-1). Jackson Guess, Markello Apodiakos, Chris McCullough and Nick Nagy all scored two goa

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-09-22 03:00:00

Lyft driver arrested on sexual assault charge

MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Authorities have arrested a Lyft driver on charges of sexual assault. According to a press release from the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Ademola Ajibade was hired by a 24-year-old woman in the Morgantown area on September 26, 2017. While the suspe

WDTV - 2017-09-21 17:22:00

Monongalia County man facing felony charge in Westover stabbing

WESTOVER, W.Va. - A Monongalia County man is facing a felony malicious wounding charge connected to a stabbing earlier this month in Westover. Charles Calvin Ralston, 22, is accused of stabbing John Richie at an apartment on Holland Avenue in Westover on September 9. Ralston and Richie were engaged

WAJR.COM - 2017-09-21 15:47:56

Council members pass Robinson Grand financing agreements, support for road bond amendment

CLARKSBURG - The members of Clarksburg's City Council passed two resolutions allowing the city to enter into agreements for bonds to finance the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center renovation project during their regular meeting Thursday. City Manager Martin Howe said the two bonds are for $3,561,

THEET.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Summer weather in the forecast for the first weeks of fall

CLARKSBURG - Although the temperatures have warmed up to the 80s, Friday is officially the first day of fall. The weather is expected feel like fall in about a week, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel. "It's going to feel nothing like fall with the equinox coming (Friday). It

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

Pumpkin Drop teaches St. Mary's Grade School students engineering, teamwork

CLARKSBURG - While Halloween is still more than a month away, St. Mary's Grade School students learned how to have fun with engineering and science during the school's annual Pumpkin Drop in downtown Clarksburg. A total of 28 groups or individual students tried to protect their pumpkin from the 60-f

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 21:15:00

French Creek Elementary receives grant to improve reading skills

FRENCH CREEK - Approximately 150 second through fifth grade students at French Creek Elementary will benefit from a grant written by recent West Virginia Wesleyan College alumna Molly Broadwater. According to school officials, the Dollar General Literacy Fund Grant Program awarded the small elementa

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 18:14:00

Morgantown Man Charged with Sexual Assault

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A 37-year-old Morgantown man is facing charges of second degree sexual assault. Ademola Ajibade was working as a Lyft driver in Monongalia County when he was hired by the 24-year-old female victim on Sept. 16. Ajibade was driving the victim home when he stopped around midnight an

WAJR.COM - 2017-09-21 10:42:05

Renaissance of the Clarksburg community

Oh happy day! Clarksburg is being revitalized. There are major renovations and new construction taking place all over the city. I hope that the beautification restores positive activity and enthusiasm, not only within the city but also in all the surrounding area. Back in the day, The Kelly Miller S

THEET.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Local Boy Scout works to improve downtown Clarksburg with new additions

CLARKSBURG - The latest additions to downtown Clarksburg is due to the ingenuity of a local Boy Scout. Noah Jeffries, a student at Liberty High School and a member of Shinnston's Troop 59, has devised a plan to spruce up the exterior of the Hewes Avenue Parking Facility by adding flag poles, a flow

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 22:15:00

Commission donates to Honor Flight '17

FAIRMONT - At their meeting Wednesday, the Marion County Commission approved an award for the 2017 Honor Flight. The Honor Flight will fly veterans out of Clarksburg on Oct. 7 to spend the day in Washington, D.C. "We gave them $5,000," Marion County Commission President Ernie VanGilder said. "It cos

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2017-09-21 07:55:00

Armed robbery, larceny case moves on to circuit court

CLARKSBURG - A 32-year-old Bridgeport man waived his preliminary hearing on armed robbery and larceny Wednesday before Harrison County Magistrate Frank DeMarco. Christopher Dent is accused of breaking into a Bridgeport home on Feb. 18 and threatening the male resident with a revolver pistol, accordi

THEET.COM - 2017-09-20 22:15:00

Vote for district judge who is qualified

In the district that encompasses Hopewell Township, Aliquippa, Independence Township and other neighboring areas, the choice is clear for who should be elected this November. Janet Swihart has served the people of the district as our district judge for many years. Brian Rohm has served as a local bu

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES - 2017-09-21 04:15:00

Spanish police arrest Catalan officials over secession vote

MADRID (AP) - Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have d

DERRICK - 2017-09-20 11:48:47

Locally Carei: Get to know your vegetables when deciding to can or freeze

Great news, our summer growing season certainly was extended this year. Local farms have a full array of vegetables and their main roadside stands will be up for another month. The most popular items such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and corn are still being harvested, albeit not for long. So ta

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

US pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States ramped up pressure Wednesday on Iraq's Kurds to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening to withdraw international support for negotiations with Baghdad if the vote isn't scrapped. In a forceful warning, the Trump administration said the costs of ho

WPXI - 2017-09-21 00:06:45

Two people charged in Morgantown for breaking into vehicles

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Two people have been charged with larceny after allegedly breaking into vehicles in Morgantown. The Morgantown Police Department says officers responded to calls of two people on bicycles attempting to break into cars. When police arrived in the area of Webster Avenue an

WDTV - 2017-09-21 00:48:00

Morgantown businessman accused of campaign fraud

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged a Morgantown businessman with campaign finance fraud, alleging he used employees and their spouses to front donations to federal candidates that exceeded donation limits. According to authorities, 57-year-old James Laurita Jr., former chief

WDTV - 2017-09-20 03:43:00