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  • State BOE approves policy to allow for live streaming of local school board meetings statewide June 17, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Board of Education has approved a policy relating to the live streaming of school board meetings across the state. The policy would require board meetings at the county level to be live streamed and recorded via audio and video then posted online within five business days after the meeting. It would…
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  • Shooting impacts Elkins Police Department June 15, 2024
    ELKINS, W.Va. — The Randolph County Sheriff’s is expressing condolences to the Elkins Police Dept. after a fatal shooting that happened Friday. A news release said deputies responded to Route 33 near Eagles Nest Road after getting a call about a suspicious vehicle. Deputies found a window shot out. They said the person inside the vehicle…
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  • State Department of Education backs Wetzel superintendent in Paden City decision June 15, 2024
    PADEN CITY, W.Va. — The state Department of Education is backing the decision by Wetzel County School Superintendent Cassandra Porter to temporarily close Paden City High School and send its students to Magnolia High School when the new school year begins. Porter announced the move earlier this week in connection with the school being located on…
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  • One behind bars following Salem robbery attempt June 14, 2024
    SALEM, W.Va. — One person is in custody following an attempted robbery in a store on East Main Street in Salem. Deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said John Livingston walked into the Broken-In Treasures store where the victim was checking out. Livingston approached the victim with two knives and hit him in the face.…
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  • West Virginia icon Jerry West dead at 86 June 12, 2024
    Jerry West, a West Virginia icon and one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has died at 86. A release from the Los Angeles Clippers said West died peacefully Wednesday morning at the age of 86 with his wife, Karen, by his side. A native of Kanawha County who hailed from Cheylan, West…
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  • Wrecks claim lives in Monongalia, Randolph counties June 11, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Separate crashes have claimed lives in Monongalia and Randolph counties. The deadly vehicle wreck in Monongalia County happened Monday afternoon in the 3 o’clock hour on U.S. Route 119 near the Monongalia-Taylor county line. The crash in Randolph County happened Sunday on The Old Pike Road near Montrose. The sheriff’s department says…
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  • Fayette County man charged in Morgantown rape June 10, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown police have arrested a Fayette County man and charged him with the sexual assault of an intoxicated woman in Morgantown earlier this year. Jordan Gray, 25, of Scarbro, W.Va. is charged with sexual assault for the incident which occurred outside a Morgantown nightclub March 3rd. The criminal complaint claimed the woman was…
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  • Body discovered in the Monongahela River in Fairmont June 9, 2024
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. –– A fisherman in Marion County made a grim discovery Friday afternoon. Fairmont Police said the angler on his boat found a badly decomposed human body in the waters of the Monongahela River in Fairmont. Police estimated the body had been in the water for weeks. The decomposition was so advanced it made…
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  • Randolph County deputies forced to shoot sick bear in Harpertown June 5, 2024
    HARPERTOWN, W.Va. — Randolph County deputies said they had to put down a sick bear. Sheriff Robert Elbon said they first learned about the animal on Sunday, and by Monday, the bear was on the back deck of a residence, attempting to get inside. “They got within about 10 feet of it, and he turned…
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  • Salem EMS ceases operations June 4, 2024
    SALEM, W.Va. — Following a vote Monday by Salem elected officials, emergency medical services provided by the city will cease. Richard Rock Harrison County Emergency Squad Executive Director Rick Rock said their ambulances will fill the void for now. “At about 10 a.m. this morning, we began covering the Salem area with staff and equipment we…
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