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Liberty High Senior & "Jason Parrish For a Day" Winner Receives Top Honors & Meteorology Scholarship

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A Clarksburg Native and winner of the "Jason Parrish For a Day" Contest is being awarded top honors at graduation & multiple scholarships to continue his studies to be a meteorologist in college.

1 Person Transported To Hospital After Vehicle Accident On I-79

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A two vehicle accident on the interstate sent one person to the hospital on Wednesday. 

UPDATE: 2 Dead After Explosion at Gas Company in Barbour County Video included

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 UPDATE (5/24/17 5:45 p.m.): The Barbour County EMS transported the two bodies to Broaddus Hospital in Barbour County. The bodies will later be transported to Charleston for autopsy. OSHA and DEP are currently at Midland Resource Recovery cleaning up the scene.  OSHA is investigating the cause of explosion. ?UPDATE (5/24/17 at 1:30 p.m.): Two people died in an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery in Barbour County Wednesday morning, according to preliminary ...

UPDATE: Lewis County Man Sentenced on Malicious Wounding Charge Video included

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UPDATE (5/24/17 4:44 p.m.) A man convicted of malicious wounding in Lewis County was sentenced this morning. Lermon Russell was sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Russell beat a Lewis County woman and the crashed his car into the former 7-Eleven building in Weston. Russell will receive credit for time already served in jail, and other lesser charges were dismissed. ORIGINAL (4/25/17 5:53 p.m.): A man accused of beating his girlfriend bef...

Mount Clare Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Juvenile Over Period of 4 Years

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A Mount Clare man was arrested and charged with 24 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday.

Clarksburg Woman Arrested After Passing Out in Vehicle With Drugs

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A Clarksburg woman was arrested after police found her passed out in a vehicle with drugs in it.

Preston County Sheriff's Office Searches for Wanted Man

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The Preston County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Bruceton Mills man.  Donald C. Stout, 68, is wanted for a reported attempted larceny, according to officials.  Anyone with information on Stouts' whereabouts is asked to contact Sergeant G.A. Sinclair or DFC J.C. Farling at the Preston County Sheriff's Office at 304-329-1611.   

1 Person Dead After Vehicle Accident in Doddridge County

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One person was killed in a vehicle accident Wednesday in Doddridge County.

25,000 Graco car seats recalled after failing crash safety test

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Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) has issued a recall of more than 25,000 car seats. 

UPDATE: Missing Calhoun County Boy Returns Home Safely

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Update (5/24/17 10:30 a.m.): A missing 12-year-old child safely returned to his home in the Lost Ridge area Wednesday morning. Calhoun County Sheriff's department confirmed Wednesday morning that Dylan Edwards returned home, but could not confirm how the child returned. Investigators believe Edwards was, at one point, traveling on foot through Wallace in Harrison County. The investigation into the child’s disappearance is ongoing. Original (5/23/17): The Calhoun...

Monongalia County Sheriff's Office Warns Residents of Phone Scam

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The Monongalia County Sheriff's Office warns residents of a reported scam. Officials have received several reports of people identifying themselves as Monongalia County Sheriff's Office employees, according to a press release.  The scammers are calling individuals to tell them that they have missed jury duty and must pay a fine for missing federal grand jury. The scammers are identifying themselves as Lieutenant Mesick, Captain Williams or Deputy Giles.  T...

WVU Student Reported Missing Out of Morgantown Found

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A West Virginia University student that was reported missing has been found. 

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester concert attack

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester, England, where 22 people died in an explosion. Police, however, have spoken only of "an improvised device" used in the attack. IS says "a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings" then detonated the...

Emergency Crews Respond To Vehicle Accident On I-79 Video included

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Crews have cleared the scene of the accident and both southbound lanes have been reopened, according to 911 officials. 

Confirmed Fatalities and Injuries in Explosion at Manchester Arena

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LONDON (AP) — Police says there are “a number of fatalities” after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

UPDATE: Woman Missing Out of Fairmont Possibly in Hagerstown or Hedgesville areas Video included

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UPDATE (5/22/17 2:35 PM) (WHAG): The search continues for a girl missing from Fairmont who's believed to possibly be in the Hagerstown or Hedgesville areas. State Police said 21-year-old Kara Jeffrey is believed to be in extreme danger.  Jeffrey was last seen in Huntington on May 1 and is originally from the Huntington area.   Her parents are pleading for her to come home, and troopers said it's possible that she's with a man that goes by the alias "Jeff Cooper...

1 Person Hit By Vehicle, Taken to Hospital in Worthington

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A person was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital after getting struck by a vehicle in Worthington Sunday, deputies said.

25-Percent Sales Tax Increase Proposed in West Virginia Video included

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In an effort to create enough revenue to balance the West Virginia state budget there are a variety of options, including an increase in the consumer sales tax.

Fire Crews Respond to House Fire in Harrison County

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Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire early Monday morning in Harrison County. According to Harrison County 911 officials, the house fire started just before 5 a.m. on School Street in Wolf Summit. The fire was caused by an outlet in the basement, 911 officials said.  The residents were home at the time, but everyone was able to make it out of the house safely. Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Clare Volunteer Fire Department, Nut...

Charter Bus Catches Fire on Interstate 79 Video included

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A charter bus caught fire on Interstate 79 northbound near the weigh station at mile marker 141, according to Marion County 911 dispatchers.

3 People Transported To Hospital After Head-On Collision

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Three people were transported to the hospital on Friday evening after a head-on collision in Marion County. According to 911 officials, the accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Fairmont Road.  Rivesville Volunteer Fire Department, Rivesville Police, Marion County Rescue Squad, Grant Town EMS and West Virginia State Police responded to the scene.  911 officials said when crews arrived on scene there were two entrapments. Three people were transported to R...

Finding A Family: Wayne Worth Part II

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month.  WBOY introduced you to Wayne Worth, a young man from Connecticut who was adopted nearly 30 years ago by a family here in West Virginia.  This evening, we learn about Wayne's childhood in the mountain state and how adoption shaped him as an adult.  "Adoption is amazing, especially to the adopted child, because you're wanted," Wayne Worth.  Wayne's adoptive father Jud, a social worker, was only in his 20's when...

Finding a Family: Wayne Worth Video included

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May marks National Foster Care Awareness month. For this week's Finding a Family, we learn more about a young professional and his journey to West Virginia through foster care and adoption.  Meet Wayne Worth.  "West Virginia will always be home because home is where you are loved," said Wayne Worth. Wayne Worth's story starts not in the mountaineer state, but rather in Manchester, Connecticut.  "My biological father, when I was 6 months old...

Salem Notices Increased Levels of Lead in Water Samples Video included

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The Clarksburg Water Board gives water to the Salem Public Service District. Salem has received several violations in recent months and years. The Clarksburg Water Board said that once they give the water to Salem, Salem is responsible for the testing of the water. Right now, Salem has noticed high levels of copper and lead in the water. Salem is asking residents to test the water in their homes. The General Manager of the Clarksburg Water Board Richard Welch  said sometimes ...

Fire Damages Journey's End in Clarksburg Video included

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Emergencies crews responded to a structure fire Friday in Clarksburg.According to Harrison County 911, the fire happened at approximately 4:25 a.m. at Journey's End on West Virginia Avenue.The Clarksburg Fire Department, Clarksburg Police Department, and Harrison County EMS responded to the scene.Clarksburg Fire Chief Rick Scott said that the bar has significant damage to the roof and interior of its back side. There is also...

20-Year-Old Clarksburg Man Faces Additional Sexual Assault Charge

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A Clarksburg man was arrested Tuesday on an additional sexual assault charge.

UPDATE: Judge Grants Continuance for Lena Lunsford's Trial Video included

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Lena Lunsford's attorney, Tom Dyer, filed a motion to continue the trial, and a judge granted the motion. The trial was originally set to begin in June but will now begin with jury selection on October 12.

1 Person Dead After Accident in Taylor County

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One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident early Thursday morning in Taylor County. 911 officials said it happened just before 3:00 a.m. on Country Club Road/Route 310 in Grafton.  There is no word right now on what caused the accident or the name of the victim. The Grafton Fire Department, Taylor County EMS, and Taylor County Sheriff's Department all responded to the scene. The Taylor County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

2 People Injured in Clarksburg Vehicle Collision Video included

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It happened around 8:45 a.m. Thursday, under the Route 50 bridge near the West Pike Street exit, according to Harrison-Taylor 911 officials.

Mon Power Warns Customers of Green Dot Scam Video included

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Mon Power is warning customers about a phone scam.

UPDATE: 64-Year-Old Woman Dead After House Fire in Monongalia County Video included

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A 64-year-old woman was killed in a fire on Smithtown Road in Monongalia County Tuesday morning.

Crews Fight House Fire in Doddridge County Video included

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Crews are on the scene of a house fire in Doddridge County.

Morgantown Man Faces Multiple Charges Including Armed Robbery and Grand Larceny

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A Morgantown man is facing several charges after authorities said he was involved in multiple crimes including armed robbery, grand larceny and a breaking and entering. Anthony Santiago, 19, and a juvenile female accomplice allegedly broke into and/or robbed multiple businesses over the course of several days, the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department said. On May 10, the pair is said to have broken into Lakeview Resort and Conference Center and the Bu...

1 Pedestrian Taken to Hospital After Being Struck by Vehicle in Morgantown

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West Virginia State Police said a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Morgantown Monday, May 15. The accident happened at approximately 11:47 a.m. along Blue Horizon Drive near the intersection with Guston Run Road, police reported.  The pedestrian was struck in the roadway and taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to police. The pedestrian's name or cause of accident has not been released at this time. Stay with 12 News as we follow this developing s...

Man Arrested After Marion County Deputies Seize Drugs and Stolen Handguns

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Marion County deputies have arrested a second person after a drug raid at Monongah Heights Apartments in Fairmont. Gary Boyce III, 29, was arrested after the Marion County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at the Monongah Heights Apartments.  On May 9, Deputies said they over seized four ounces of a substance believed to be heroin, over two ounces of a substance believed to be crack cocaine, seven handguns, four of which were determined to be stolen, more...

3 Men Arrested in Fairmont on Drug Charges

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Fairmont Police arrested three men Monday on drug charges. Officers said they conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic with a Florida license plate at approximately 9:48 p.m. The vehicle was stopped for crossing over the center line multiple times. Dennis Broaden Jr., 20, of Toledo, OH, was driving the vehicle. Larry Hall-Granger, 22, of Detroit, MI, and Rahiym Hawkins, 25, of Clinton Township, MI, were passengers, police said....

UPDATE: 1 Person Arrested After Stabbing in Marion County

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UPDATE: (5/16 12:00 p.m.) Fairmont Police have arrested a man in connection with the alleged stabbing that took place early Monday morning.Daniel Mark Bock is charged with two counts of malicious wounding and one count of unlawful wounding. Bock stabbed someone in the torso, police said. Drugs were also also recovered during the incident, according to officials. Officials are not releasing the victims name or condition at this time. He was arraigned...

2 Arrested in Taylor County After Deputies Find Marijuana in Car

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Two people were arrested in Taylor County on drug charges after deputies said they found marijuana, digital scales and baggies in a car where children were present. Deputies said William Nelson Snavely Jr., 20, was traveling northbound on Route 119 at 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. The vehicle's offroad light bar was also turned on at this time. Deputies stopped the vehicle and said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Snavely had red glassy eyes and spoke with...

Mother Charged with Gross Neglect After Son Ingests Opioid

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West Virginia State Police have arrested a woman they said allowed her child to get into drugs. Police said 30-year-old Ashley Casteel met with the grandmother of her 12-month-old son at a laundromat in Monongalia County. Casteel told her she thought the child had obtain "half a strip of  Suboxone" that was in her purse, and ingested an unknown amount of the Suboxone strip. Casteel said the child ingested the Suboxone strip bet...

UPDATE: Man Appears in Court After Fatal, Clarksburg Shooting Video included

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UPDATE (5/15/17 6 p.m.): A man facing charges in a shooting incident in Clarksburg appeared in Harrison County Court Monday. A magistrate ruled that there is probable cause against 37-year-old Michael Hawkins for wanton endangerment and attempted murder. This stems from a shooting incident on April 29 that left 32-year-old Roncie Bohanna dead. Clarksburg Police said as Hawkins left Journey's End in the North View area he fired a handgun once toward three people including Bohan...

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  • Two From Wesleyan Softball Earn All-America Status

    Two From Wesleyan Softball Earn All-America Status

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-05-25 02:40:58 GMT

    On the eve of the softball College World Series, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association made its All-America selections. 

    On the eve of the softball College World Series, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association made its All-America selections. 

  • Honda Athlete of the Week: Bridgeport's McKenna Smith

    Honda Athlete of the Week: Bridgeport's McKenna Smith

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:43:13 GMT

    There may never be a high school sprinter like McKenna Smith again in West Virginia. Smith set four state records a year ago as a junior, giving her a tough act to follow as a senior. 

    There may never be a high school sprinter like McKenna Smith again in West Virginia. Smith set four state records a year ago as a junior, giving her a tough act to follow as a senior. 

  • Updated: Scores from Local High School Baseball Regionals

    Updated: Scores from Local High School Baseball Regionals

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:25:25 GMT

    Three local teams are still alive as the regional round of the high school baseball playoffs begins Tuesday. Each team will play in a best-of-three series for a trip to the state tournament in Charleston.  Class A - Region II Tuesday: East Hardy at Tygarts Valley (6:30 p.m.) Wednesday: Tygarts Valley at East Hardy Thursday: East Hardy at Tygarts Valley (if necessary) Class AA - Region II Tuesday: Braxton Co. at Bridgeport (5 p.m.) Wednesday: Bridgeport at Braxton Co. ...

    Three local teams are still alive as the regional round of the high school baseball playoffs begins Tuesday. Each team will play in a best-of-three series for a trip to the state tournament in Charleston.  Class A - Region II Tuesday: East Hardy at Tygarts Valley (6:30 p.m.) Wednesday: Tygarts Valley at East Hardy Thursday: East Hardy at Tygarts Valley (if necessary) Class AA - Region II Tuesday: Braxton Co. at Bridgeport (5 p.m.) Wednesday: Bridgeport at Braxton Co. ...

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  • WBOY 60th Anniversary Slideshow

    WBOY 60th Anniversary Slideshow

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:37:10 GMT

    This is a slideshow to help celebrate our 60th anniversary! Help us celebrate! If you have any pictures of WBOY from over the years, please send them to svaldivieso@wboy.com. We will add them to our slideshow! 

    This is a slideshow to help celebrate our 60th anniversary! Help us celebrate! If you have any pictures of WBOY from over the years, please send them to svaldivieso@wboy.com. We will add them to our slideshow! 

  • Storm Damage Slideshow

    Storm Damage Slideshow

    Monday, May 1 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-05-01 21:40:20 GMT

    Send us your weather damage pictures and we'll add them to our slideshow.  Please include where the pictures were taken. Please also specify if you would like to remain anonymous.  Submit your photos to svaldivieso@wboy.com or by posting them in the comment section on our Storm Damage Slideshow Facebook post. 

    Send us your weather damage pictures and we'll add them to our slideshow.  Please include where the pictures were taken. Please also specify if you would like to remain anonymous.  Submit your photos to svaldivieso@wboy.com or by posting them in the comment section on our Storm Damage Slideshow Facebook post. 

  • Pet Pride Pictures

    Pet Pride Pictures

    Monday, March 20 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-03-20 20:00:45 GMT

    Pet Pride is sponsored by Eastern Pet Supply of Bridgeport.  If you would like to submit your pet's photo, please email the picture to BSchuerman@wboy.com.

    Pet Pride is sponsored by Eastern Pet Supply of Bridgeport.  If you would like to submit your pet's photo, please email the picture to BSchuerman@wboy.com.

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