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Monongalia County man arrested after deputies said he made sexual contact with 7-year-old girl
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Monongalia County man has been arrested on a sexual assault charge after deputies said he made sexual contact with a juvenile girl in August 2018. On August 29, 2018, the detective division of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into a sexual assault a
2 sentenced to prison in baby's death in Monongalia County in 2016
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A Monongalia County judge has sentenced a woman and her former boyfriend to prison in the death of her 7-month-old son. Julie Porreca, 20, and Edward Lee, 41,will spend 3 to 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to child neglect resulting in death.
Multiple arrests made after undercover drug investigation in West Virginia
JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. - Multiple arrests were made this morning after an undercover investigation in West Virginia. The county and city agencies assisted the FBI and drug task force in serving multiple federal warrants on individuals involved with the distribution of schedule one and two narcotics
Fairmont man facing 24 counts of sexual abuse
FAIRMONT, W.Va. - A Marion County man is facing 24 charges of sexual abuse after police said he engaged in sexual activity with two young children multiple times a week for a period of four years.
Monongalia County Commission signs off on Westover annexation
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Monongalia County Commission reconvened briefly Wednesday afternoon to sign off on Westover’s annexation of just under 400 acres of the ongoing WestRidge development.
Alcohol Commission, police investigate possible St. Patrick’s Day weekend offenses
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A compliance check at a downtown bar by the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration led to a search by the Morgantown Police Department on Saturday.
Video shows teen's beating during West Virginia traffic stop
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia prosecutor has released a police dashcam video of a 16-year-old boy being beaten by officers during a November traffic stop. Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti released the eight-minute video to The Associated Press on Thursday. The teen's face is
Three people charged with four counts of animal cruelty in Preston County
KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Three people have been charged with four counts each of animal cruelty after cats were found emaciated, dehydrated and dead in a house on Yorks Run Road. Free on $8,000 bail each are Tia Dawn McDaniel, 18, of Newburg; Andrew A. Rowand, 77, of Grafton; and Freda Gay McDaniel, 58, of
West Virginia asst. principal accused of demanding trans boy to use urinal in front of him loses job
HARRISON COUNTY, W. Va. - A West Virginia school board voted Tuesday to not renew the contract of an assistant principal accused of following a transgender student into the boys' restroom to harass him.
WVU Hospital patient claims he received negligent neurological care
MORGANTOWN — A man alleges that he suffered neurological damages due to negligent medical care. Jarret Friend filed a complaint in Monongalia Circuit Court against Bio-Medical Applications of West Virginia Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc.
Morgantown’s Cody Clayton Eagle earns spot on ‘American Idol’
MORGANTOWN — At 17, only four years after picking up a guitar, Cody Clayton Eagle is experiencing an opportunity that many musicians have dreamed of. The Morgantown native received a golden ticket from “American Idol” judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and will soon head out to Hollywoo
Former West Virginia state trooper indicted for using excessive force on fleeing teen
A former West Virginia state trooper was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Martinsburg, W.Va., for using excessive force on a 16-year-old following a pursuit last November.
Fire victim’s name released
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Police Department has released the name of the woman killed as the result of a fire March 15 in an apartment building on Gaston Avenue. Police said Cheryl Willis, no age given, of 517 Gaston Ave. died March 16 at UPMC Mercy Hospital.
Woman will spend up to 15 years in prison for death of 7-month-old son
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A pregnant woman will spend time in prison after her neglect led to the death of her first child. Through tears, Julie Porreca, 20, told Judge Susan Tucker she did the best she could with her first child, Benjamin. The 7-month-old died Sept. 4, 2016. Porreca and then-boyfriend Ed
Fairmont plans choose new city manager by month’s end
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Fairmont City Council hopes to make a decision on who will be the next city manager by the end of the month. All three candidates visited the Friendly City Wednesday for a tour of the city, meetings with department heads and more interviews with city council.
Theatre West Virginia Will Soon Have A New Location
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Theatre West Virginia will soon have a new location in Beckley. The offices for Theatre West Virginia will once again move from their current location at City National Bank to the permanent location on Kanawha Street in Beckley by 2020. At the new site, they will not just have h
Morgantown Police Department reminds residents to properly restrain pets
MORGANTOWN W.Va - The Morgantown Police Department is reminding residents to properly restrain pets. When walking a dog on public property, it's required that the dog be restrained by a leash no longer than six feet.
Student achievements recognized by the Rotary Club of Grafton
GRAFTON—The Rotary Club of Grafton recognized the success of four local Grafton High School students, both in and out of the classroom. Rotarians and guests filled the Mary Battle Room of Grafton High School on Wednesday, to honor some of the high school’s top juniors and seniors, during their Stude
Grand Canyon’s season ends with loss in CBI
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jermaine Haley had 24 points as West Virginia defeated Grand Canyon 77-63 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night. Lamont West had 11 points for West Virginia (15-20). Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 11 points. Chase Harler had 10 points for the hom
7th annual history round table hosted by Morgantown Historic Landmarks Commission
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The Morgantown Historic Landmarks Commission hosted the 7th annual history round table Wednesday night. The meeting centered around genealogical resources throughout the city and the recent survey of the Sabraton neighborhood.