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Grandma's Diner ranked most iconic in all of West Virginia

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - MSN just ranked a small family owned diner in downtown Charles Town the most iconic diner in all of West Virginia. Grandma's Diner was built by an African-American landowner named Russell Roper in the mid-1960s and leased the restaurant to a local hometown favorite that many r


Name released of woman killed in West Virginia crash

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- Investigators released the name of a woman killed in a multiple vehicle crash in the Stepptown community of Wayne County on U.S. 52 Saturday. State police say a vehicle driven by Jennifer Clark drove into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle traveling on U.S. 52 la


Church service celebrates true meaning of Easter

FAIRMONT – There were no eggs in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Easter Sunday. Rather, the church played host to a special service celebrating the message of the origins of the holiday, and invited the community to join in the festivities.


Pennsylvania man arrested on drug charge in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Monongalia County after troopers said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and pills during a traffic stop.


Area students complete Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy

KINGWOOD – Eight Marion County students and a Grafton student recently completed training in the military-styled Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy. The camp, which is voluntary, helps teens who are struggling in school, within their family or with other aspects of life, either catch up with their high s


Woman who stole more than $1K at Carlisle Barracks hit with new embezzlement charge in West Virginia

A woman who pleaded guilty last year to stealing $1,053 from the Root Hall Café at Carlisle Barracks is now accused of embezzling even more money from a homeowner’s association where she was the treasurer.


This One Of A Kind Waterfall Park Is A True West Virginia Delight

Upon first glance, it’s pleasantly straightforward why this waterfall park in West Virginia is easily one of the best (and among the most hidden) waterfall parks in the Mountain State. Valley Falls is located along the Tygart River outside of Fairmont and features a set of never-ending cascading wat


Parents, guardians have new avenue for legal help

FAIRMONT – There are some common types of cases Richard Morris takes on as a lawyer serving North Central West Virginia. Like others in his profession, Morris has recently been dealing with a number of cases stemming from the fallout of the opioid crisis sweeping the state, which he saw in his work


2 Men Claim to be from Detroit after Purse Snatching at West Virginia Walmart

BARBOURSVILLE, W.VA. – Three people were arrested on Sunday April 21st, 2019, after a purse snatching incident at a Walmart in Barboursville. Two men allegedly stole a purse from a woman outside of Walmart. A Cabell County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the vicinity at the time tried to stop them. He c


One injured in three vehicle accident in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WDTV)-- UPDATE 4/20/19 3:22 PM. All lanes are reopened according to Marion County 911 officials. According to 911 officials, one person is injured after an accident at the intersection of Mary Lou Retton Drive and Fairmont Avenue.


West Virginia baseball rises to No. 17 in rankings

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia climbed three spots to No. 17 in the latest D1Baseball.com poll released Monday — their highest ranking since 1982 — and Alek Manoah three-peated as Big 12 pitcher of the week.


WVU College of Law announces university's first solar panel installation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - WVU's first solar panels were announced Monday at the WVU College of Law. The WVU College of Law Sustainability Committee hosted the event. The 48 solar panels will be installed on the building's roof over the summer. The system will provide power into the overall electrical syst


Saturday’s shooting victim not killed

One person was shot but not killed in a shooting at Exotica Life Gentleman’s Club according to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department. The victim, whose name is not being released, was shot in an extremity and taken to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle, Sheriff Perry Palmer said.


Groups work on construction project for Brownton youth

BROWNTON, W.Va. - Volunteers teamed up to work on a building project for Earth Day in Barbour County on Monday. Community members worked together to finish a project that was started in September to build a "super seven multi sports arena" for the Brownton community.


Ohio man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Westover

WESTOVER — An Ohio man is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Westover. Kurtis R. Byrd, 50, of Youngstown, is charged with second-degree sexual assault. About 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Westover Police responded to the Econo Lodge on Commerce Drive to speak with the girl’s mother, who ca


West Virginia Ranked Among Worst for Domestic Violence

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – The Women’s Resource Center said West Virginia is number 14 in the country when it comes to domestic violence homicides. The numbers average out to about two homicides across the state each month. Southern West Virginia alone has already had about half a dozen domestic violenc


WVU offering some workers buyout options

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will soon be offering some of its longtime employees an opportunity to voluntarily separate from the university at two separate exit dates.


Investigation continues into weekend shooting

DELLSLOW, W.Va. — Authorities have not released the name of the victim of an early Saturday morning shooting in Monongalia County. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of 3315 Earl L. Core Road at the Exotica Life Gentleman’s Club.


UPDATE: Man charged with killing mother, severely injuring step-father

STANAFORD, WV (WVNS) -- Deputies have released the name of a man who is charged with murder in connection to a deadly domestic dispute. Raleigh County Deputies arrested Rodney Bailey Sunday morning. He is charged with murder and malicious wounding. Bailey is in Southern Regional Jail with no bond.


West Virginia grand jury indicts Strasburg man

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Over two days, 40 individuals were indicted by the April term of the Jefferson County grand jury, including a man charged with a fatal hit-and-run in February, according to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.