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Morgantown water main break causes closure
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A water main break in Morgantown caused a road closure downtown.Around 2:30 Monday morning, Morgantown police said they were made aware of a water main break on High Street between Forest Avenue and Fayette Street.The Morgantown Utility Board is aware of the problem.Motorists sho
Drowning under investigation in Preston County
The sheriff’s department, Department of Natural Resources, Preston County Dive Team, KAMP Ambulance, Masontown Swift Water Rescue, Masontown Volunteer Fire Department and Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
New dodgeball league opens in Morgantown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Monster Dodgeball brings in players around the area for a fun competitive new team sport.The league is open to anyone passionate about dodgeball, with open gyms weekly and coed teams.The founder of the league saw an opportunity to build a league here in his hometown."I just had a
Uniontown man found guilty of third-degree murder in 'love triangle' homicide
A jury found Wiley Estill Gambrel guilty of third-degree murder and all other charges filed against him after about 3 1/2 hours of deliberation in the death of James “Jay” Plance.Gambrel, 59, shot the 45-year-old man in the head July 18 in front of the victim’s girlfriend, stuffed his body into a ca
Uniontown woman charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI waives charges to court
Charges against a Uniontown woman who allegedly caused a crash that killed her passenger and then reportedly told police she “doesn’t care about life” has been waived to county court.Prior to a scheduled preliminary hearing on Monday before Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. Shimshock, Stacey Nico
Rivesville PTO raises money to rebuild playground
RIVESVILLE, W.Va. - After a year of raising money, the Rivesville School Parent Teacher Organization has installed a new playground for area children to enjoy.
Big inning lifts Mill Run to 10-4 win
Mill Run, aided by a couple of errors, posted seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning Monday night on its way to a 10-4 Fayette County Baseball League victory over visiting Mitch's Bail Bonds.Mill Run improves to 6-6-1 with two games remaining. Mitch's Bail Bonds goes to 6-6-2 with one game re
Major law enforcement training focuses on injured officers
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Not only are they responsible for protecting our city, but law enforcement officers need to be fully equipped to help one another in the case of an emergency.
Foodborne illness is prevalent during summer months
The Harrison Clarksburg Health Department is urging people to be aware of foodborne illnesses associated with foods being left out too long. Foods are only to be left out for four hours, and the longer food is out, the more bacteria that can grow.
Nutter Fort man gets 1-5 behind bars for 2 drug crimes
— Cody Lee Stemple, 25, of Lost Creek, has been sentenced to a total of 1-5 years of home incarceration by McCarthy for felony reckless fleeing and misdemeanor battery on a governmental representative.
Police: Vehicle recovered in deadly Morgantown hit-and-run
“On the evening of July 12, 2018, Officers of the Morgantown Police Department working with members of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and Clarksburg Police Department were able to locate the suspect vehicle. Currently the vehicle is in police custody and is being processed,” the release said.
Waynesburg native rescues woman from overdose
Buy NowHolly Tonini/Observer-ReporterNick Demaske, a Waynesburg native and recovering addict, was honored for saving a woman who overdosed in Fayette County.Holly Tonini
Fairmont man facing drug charge after motorcycle chase
Police said on June 16, they saw a Honda motorcycle on Middletown Road going 66 mph in a 45 mph zone. The motorcycle driver would not stop, as he eventually surpassed 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, drove into oncoming traffic, ran a red light at White Hall Boulevard, and went north in the southbound lane
Wharf District in Morgantown hosts 12th annual Jim Dunn Run
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Regardless of the heat, runners still came out to support a great cause in Morgantown on Saturday evening.
Jackson Township crash forces woman's C-section; baby dies
Phillip B. Hixson, 36, of Uniontown, was driving east on Aleppo Road and drove through the intersection of Aleppo and Golden Oaks roads. Dorothy A. Lavigne, 22, of New Freeport, was driving south on Golden Oaks Road, approaching the intersection. Hixson attempting to make a lefthand turn onto Golden
First Energy presents check to help aid Fairmont State's engineering technology program
FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Fairmont State University partner, First Energy, presented a $16,500 check this Thursday to improve the engineering technology lab equipment used for electronic testing during the school year.
Greene day camp open to kids
Children attending a recent Greene County Summer Day Camp at Lions Club Park in Waynesburg made “Floam,” an experiment combining bean bag packing, glue and liquid starch. The liquid starch takes the stickiness away from the glue, creating a slime-like texture. The activity was one of the many educat
Copperheads blank Better Edge, 3-0
Ryan Minteer pitched six scoreless innings and Chuck Gasti delivered the clutch hit as Carmichaels blanked host Better Edge, 3-0, in Fayette County Baseball League action on Sunday.Minteer and Joby Lapkowicz combined on a four-hit shutout as manager Dickie Krause's Copperheads improved to 11-2.Minte
Police asking for help identifying man who stole nearly $2K worth of cigarettes from Giant Eagle
HOMESTEAD, Pa.- The Homestead Police are asking the public's assistance in identifying a man who they stole $1,900 worth of cigarettes.
2 women killed in head-on crash in Westmoreland County
The county coroner’s office said Shari L. Kohan, 47, of Cambria County was driving south on Route 711 when her Ford Focus drifted across the centerline and struck a Subaru Outback head on in Donegal.