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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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  • Local student elected to leadership role on National Student Council June 3, 2024
    FAIRMONT W.Va. – Jamyson Posey, a rising junior at Fairmont Senior High School, is among 10 students nationwide to be elected to the National Student Council (NSC), serving as the first representative from West Virginia. Jamyson Posey Photo: Facebook Posey will serve as the vice president of communications for the council, working with his peers from…
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  • Grafton woman faces child neglect charges following drug theft investigation May 30, 2024
    GRAFTON, W.Va. — A 61-year-old Grafton woman is behind bars after the discovery of drug needles in a child’s playroom in Taylor County. Taylor County deputies began an investigation Tuesday into the alleged theft of medicine at a home off Country Club Road in Grafton. Deputies arrived at the home and spoke to Julie Lucas and…
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  • Two behind bars following I-79 pursuit May 29, 2024
    WESTON, W.Va. — Two men are behind bars following a high-speed pursuit on I-79 Tuesday night that began in Lewis County. Coureon Thomas and Nasir Finne, both 21, had been sought as a result of an investigation into a violent incident in Upshur County. Authorities said the pursuit originated on I-79 and briefly diverted to Route…
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  • Elkins woman killed in Memorial Day weekend crash May 29, 2024
    ELKINS, W.Va. — Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department report one fatality in a two-car crash Saturday on Corridor H. The crash, with entrapment was reported around 12:37 p.m. at the Crystal Springs intersection of Harrison Avenue and Route 33. Deputies said a dually pick-up truck with a trailer loaded with cattle hit a car…
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