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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

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

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

Former Mepco LLC president indicted

The former president of Mepco LLC, whose affiliate, Dana Mining Co., operates the 4 West Mine in Mt. Morris, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Morgantown, W.Va., Tuesday for allegedly devising a scheme to make illegal campaign contributions. James L. Laurita Jr., 57, of Morgantown, was indi

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-09-23 00:48:09

The Latest: Kurd leader says referendum will go forward

U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, right, and Iraq armed forces spokesman Gen. Yahyah Rasul hold a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Dillon said the Kurdish referendum had pulled "re

DERRICK - 2017-09-22 15:35:29

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum

MADRID (AP) - Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place, officials said Friday. The measure comes amid rising tensio

DERRICK - 2017-09-22 10:28:29

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

Friendship Hill National Historic Site prepares for FestiFall this weekend

Buy Now National Park Service staff and members of the Citizens Conservation Corps work to set a tent at Friendship Hill National Historic Site in Springhill Township in anticipation of FestiFall that will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. FestiFall, an autumn festival hosted by th

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-09-21 06:15:00

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

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

Masontown incubator project ready to house start-up businesses

A building that was once a department store nearly 70 years ago has become an incubator for up-and-coming businesses in Masontown. Masontown Matters, a nonprofit organization of volunteers promoting a positive and progressive community, started working on its Business Development Center three years

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-09-21 06:15:00

Two men arrested for copper theft at Emerald Mine

WAYNESBURG - A Spraggs man who was arrested in August for a burglary at Emerald Mine in Franklin Township allegedly returned three days later and was arrested again, according to court documents. David Michael Renner, 37, of 627 Rudolph Run Road, and his co-defendant Joel Ray Barlow, 25, of Fairv

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-09-22 18:32:56

Central Greene hires different interim superintendent

WAYNESBURG - Central Greene School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Helen McCracken, the former superintendent of the Canon-McMillan School District, as the district's interim superintendent. Though the board last week had approved a motion to hire Craig Baily for the interim post, Baily l

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-09-20 15:53:45

Throwback Thursday: Video arcade craze sweeps Beaver County

Buy Now Hopewell Township resident Terry Sculac is a typical video game addict. He hunches over the machine and gets intensely involved in the game. He says the electronic games are more fun than pinball, according to a 1980 story in The Times about the "video game craze" taking hold locally and nat

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES - 2017-09-21 08:00:00

Residents were uninjured; driver fled

A black Mercedes-Benz crashed into a porch damaging the home on East Grafton Road in Fairmont on Thursday. The driver fled the scene on foot.SUBMITTED PHOTO FAIRMONT - A black Mercedes-Benz went over a grassy hill and slammed into a resident's porch on East Grafton Street, across from a Shell gas st

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2017-09-22 08:15:00

UPMC Abandons Plans To Build South Fayette Hospital

SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - For years, the Newbury Market development in South Fayette Township has waited for a burst of development. The roads and infrastructure are in place and hopes have been high that UPMC's plan to build a 90-bed acute care hospital would spark a burst of building. "This

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

Victory 5K raises money for Crisis Pregnancy Center

WAYNESBURG - The Bethlehem Baptist Church of Ruff Creek and Rolling Meadows Church of God joined forces this year to sponsor the second Victory 5K, a race that brings together runners and walkers united to raise money to achieve victory over uncertainty and victory over personal hardships. This year

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-09-22 06:00:00

Police: Man killed, beheaded puppy he shared with girlfriend

They say 29-year-old DeCarlos Jones was arrested Wednesday. He didn't have a lawyer at his initial court appearance, where bond was set at $5,000. Police say Jones got mad at the 6-month-old dog he shared with his girlfriend Tuesday when it urinated inside the house. Court documents state that Jones

WTAE.COM - 2017-09-22 04:43:00