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Rally Held Outside Capito's Office Video included

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In the midst of healthcare uncertainties throughout the country, one local group stands firm in its message. The Mountaineers for Progress met outside Senator Shelley Moore Capito's Morgantown office Monday afternoon for a 'Blue and Gold Rally.' The group made posters and sang "Country Roads" in an effort to encourage Capito to vote "no" on any repeal measures. "I would stay to her, 'stay strong Shelley.' She promised that she would not vote for any legisla...

National Guard Trains in Preston County Video included

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A former chemical factory is now used to keep Americans safe. From active shooter situations, to search and recovery, to nuclear and explosives incidents, the interagency special focus event  called "Operation Dawson Storm" trained members of the National Guard throughout the week. "Events like these are important because it really puts us in more of the real world response focus. It's very untraditional training. It puts us in an environment that is more re...

Revitalization Organization Seeks Funding Video included

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Local beautification and revitalization groups often seek funds to improve their towns through the county commission. Monday morning the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee requested money from the Preston County Commission to continue its work throughout the town. Shirley Hartley, committee assistant treasurer, said the group formed following a devastating flood, to form a community center and keep the town alive. "Things sort of struggled to get back," she said. "A...

Mon Health's Fluffiest Volunteer Brings Smiles and Laughter to Patients Video included

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She may walk on four legs and get rewarded in treats and love, but Addy the therapy dog is one of Mon Health’s most popular volunteers. “Animals just bring a lot of joy, a lot of love and kind of take the troubles away for a little while,” said Ellison Ponzurick, Mon Health Oncology Director and Addy’s owner. Once a week, after her normal work day, you will find Ellison and Addy walking side-by side, ready to visit patients. “When you get to talk to th...

Restaurant Road Trip: Miller's Eats & Sweets Video included

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“I wanna have a family atmosphere here. My family is always here. Kids are running around here. I want everybody to feel welcome and it feel like home,” said Kelly Miller, owner of Miller’s Eats & Sweets. 

Construction Continues on Monongalia County's Courthouse Square

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Construction continues in Monongalia County on the renovations to courthouse square. 

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Bringing Music to Preston County Mountains Video included

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Music lovers from across the country are in Preston County this weekend for the Deep Roots Mountain Revival. The three day festival at Marvin’s Mountaintop near Masontown features nearly 30 bands, some of which are nationally touring artists, from multiple genres of music. “We want to try and bring back that happy environment that used to be on the mountain,” said Micah Davidson, Talent Buyer for the Deep Roots Mountain Revival. Some of the performers include Bran...

Discovery Channel's "Road Trip Masters" Coming to Morgantown Video included

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A national television show is filming in West Virginia this week. 

Easton Hill Intersection Shutdown to Begin Video included

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The Division of Highways has announced upcoming road closures for the Easton Hill Project in Morgantown. 

Teachers Technology Conference Held in Morgantown Video included

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School is out for summer but some teachers are still hard at work. The West Virginia Statewide Technology conference provided hundreds of Mountain State teachers the opportunity to network and learn together.   "I'd love to see people leave this conference with a renewed purpose and a sense that they're doing great things and really just overall confidence that in West Virginia we can offer great education we have access to technology and our educators are doing a first cl...

Morgantown City Council Approves Pedestrian Bridge at Decker's Creek

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The Morgantown City Council met Tuesday evening with all of its newly elected council members.

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America to be Held in Morgantown Video included

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Preparations are already underway for the 5th annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America on September 23rd in Morgantown. 

WVU Engineering Camp Teaches Importance of Community Service Video included

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High school students are spending the week volunteering in the community at West Virginia University’s Engineering in Service Camp. The camp is hosted by the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. 23 students spent Tuesday completing projects at Mason Dixon Historical Park after spending the morning learning about surveying. “It’s a huge help for us,” said Park Superintendent JR Petsko. “Mason Dixon Park is 300 acres and there...

Local "Rosie" Recognized Video included

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She was not a "Riveter," but she was still a "Rosie." "Just makes you feel like you did something important with your life."  Anna Hess made truck tires during World War II. Hess is just one of many Rosies working to share her story through the 'Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc.' Rosie The Riveter project. Monday afternoon Dominion Energy awarded the organization $1,500 to continue their work. "Pull America together again by sho...

Summer Concert Series Launches in Morgantown Video included

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Summer vacations are common throughout the warm months, but you don't have to travel far for entertainment and a good time.

Monongalia County Commissioner Arrested for DUI

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Monongalia County Deputies have arrested a Monongalia County Commissioner on a DUI charge. Deputies said they responded to a vehicle accident on Cheat Road, and identified the driver as 69-year-old Ed Hawkins. Hawkins said he was driving on Cheat Road when spun, striking a section of guard rail, according to a criminal complaint. Deputies said Hawkins' eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and the smell alcohol was on his breath. Hawkins told Deputies ...

1 Person Transported to Hospital Following 2-Vehicle Accident on I-68 Video included

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West Virginia State Police are investigating an accident Monday afternoon in Morgantown.  The vehicle accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Mile Marker 5 on I-68 westbound.  According to Monongalia County 911, two vehicles were involved in the collision and one person was taken to ruby memorial hospital.  There is no word on that person's condition at this time.  Traffic in the westbound lanes was backed up for several miles but has since retur...

9th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Money for Mon Health Medical Center Video included

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Monday afternoon golfers teed off at the the 9th Annual John Howard Subaru and Mon Health Medical Center Foundation Invitational Golf Classic. This was held at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport.  The golfer who wins the Hole-In-One on the 16th tee will receive a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. The tournament is hosted by John Howard Subaru and its owner, Randy Buzzo. All proceeds will benefit the Mon Health Medical Center Radiation Therapy Center.  "Proceeds this yea...

13th Annual MountainFest Bringing Motorcycles and Music to Morgantown Video included

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The 13th annual Wild and Wonderful MountainFest will take place in Morgantown this Thursday through Sunday, and the transformation at Mylan Park and Triple S Harley-Davidson has already begun. 

Save The Tygart Watershed Association Requests Funding From Preston County Commission Video included

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Members of the Save The Tygart Watershed Association attended to request funds for a water treatment project Monday at Preston County Commission. The project is taking place in Sandy Creek in Preston County and Taylor County and also through a stream in Barbour County.  The project involves adding limestone to the streams and has already brought fish and aquatic insects back into Sandy Creek over the past year.  Taylor and Barbour Counties have agreed to contribute $...

Morgantown School Counselor to Publish "Not Everything is Bullying" Book Video included

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A Morgantown school counselor is looking for contributions to publish his book on bullying. Matt Tolliver's book "Not Everything is Bullying" gives parents, teachers and professionals a way to identify bullying and decide how to help kids who are being bullied. "Some really concrete specific things of what can you do as a parent or as a professional or anybody that works with kids and a kid come up to you and says 'I'm being bullied'," Tolliver said. "W...

National Ice Cream Day Celebrated in Morgantown Video included

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Eating ice cream is always a good idea, but this Sunday everyone had an extra excuse because it was National Ice Cream Day.

West Virginians Protest on Capitol Hill Against Proposed Healthcare Bill

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For Chris Reed, protesting in front of Senator Capito’s office the other day was something he had to do. The Morgantown native said he wanted to make sure his voice was heard. Reed and five other West Virginians were arrested Monday after protesting in the Russell Senate Office Building, urging Capito to vote no against the proposed healthcare bill. Senate Republicans unveiled their updated version of the bill Thursday, which would keep cuts to Medicaid but raise funding for t...

11-Year-Old Monongalia County Boy Speaks Against Bullying Video included

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A 11-year-old boy from Monongalia County is taking a stand against bullying. Daishon Kelly spoke to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Morgantown Thursday morning. Kelly talked about the dangers of bullying and how it could actually lead to suicide. Kelly said kids need to take action when they see someone getting bullied. "It's not nice to bully and if you do see someone getting bullied you should stand up for that person. If you're too scared to...

Morgantown Police Investigate North High Street Stabbing

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Two men were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after an officer in downtown Morgantown noticed they had been stabbed. 

McConnell Delays August Recess Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R)-Kentucky, announced Tuesday that the Senate will delay its August recess in order to continue working on the healthcare bill. This comes after McConnell already delayed the bill's initial vote until after the July 4 recess. Republicans pushing the healthcare bill don't have much room for error, as they need 50 votes for the bill to pass and there are only 52 Republican senators. Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I)-Vermont, addressed a crow...

United Plant Savers Host 'Future of American Ginseng and Forest Botanicals' Symposium Video included

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Morgantown has welcomed the three-day "Future of American Ginseng and Forest Botanicals" symposium this week. The United Plant Savers along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) hosted the event at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place July 12-14.The goal of the symposium was to promote the conservation...

Engineering in Action Teaches Science Behind Weightlifting Video included

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How our bodies move is the focus of a camp at West Virginia University this week.  On Wednesday, high school students learned the engineering behind weightlifting and strong man competition as part of the Engineering in Action camp, which is all about sports and movement, through the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.   After learning the sled pull farmers walk and atlas stone lift from former WVU Athletic Trainer Jerry Handley, owner of Viking...

St. Mary's Church Holds Groundbreaking for New Addition Video included

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Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Star City is expanding.  The church and Jarett Construction Services held a groundbreaking on Wednesday morning as the work begins.  "I think it'll be a great improvement of what we have and it'll enhance what we do and let us be of more service to the community," said Father John Di Bacco.  The parish community was also joined by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and local leaders for t...

Local Foster Parent Training Class Underway

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Individuals and couples looking to adopt a child face a long, and sometimes tricky process. Which is why West Virginia mandates a foster parent training class called 'PRIDE.' The class helps prepare parents for bringing a child into their home. It also goes over how to best support children coming from traumatic situations. Brandi Davis, child and family services supervisor, said the class allows future foster parents to get a clear view of what the adoption pro...

Alzheimer's and Dementia University Provides Education, Awareness and Support Video included

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More than 37,000 West Virginians are living with Alzheimer's.  "We say if you have a brain you're at risk and it's ok to reach out and ask for help," said Regional Coordinator for the West Virginia Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association Christina Beck.  The Chapter hosted an Alzheimer's and Dementia University at Mon General Hospital on Tuesday to help some of the more than 100,000 caregivers statewide and the patients they help. 

Morgantown Property Manager Agrees to Pay Damages for Sexual Harassment Video included

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A longtime Morgantown property manager has agreed to pay $600,000 and transfer ownership of more than 70 rental properties to resolve sexual harassment allegations. Gary Walden violated the Fair Housing Act when he sexually harassed female and prospective tenants while serving as the property manager, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.  In response to these allegations, Walden will pay $600,000 in monetary damages and relinquish his role in managing more than 70 propertie...

WVU Statler College Hosts STEM Summer Camps Video included

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Power drills, dirt and glue, a strange combination at first glance, but campers at one of the West Virginia University Statler College Emerging Challenges Camps used those tools and more to make compost bins.

Sanders Denounces Senate Healthcare Bill During Morgantown Rally Video included

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"My question to the lawmakers pushing this bill is a very simple one: how the hell do you sleep at night?" 

4-H Camp Builds Skills and Friendships for Monongalia County Students Video included

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This week 4-H students gathered at Camp Muffly in Monongalia County for summer camp.  "When you come to camp here, magic happens," said 4-H camp counselor Eleanor Green. "You can't duplicate it anywhere else." For 108 4-H students, their week at camp may just be the best week of the year. "It's just a really exciting, enthusiastic place to be where they can kinda push everything to the side that's happening in their life, anything that's going on and c...

Old Stone House to Hold Book Sale During MedExpress Kids' Day Video included

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Families are invited to downtown Morgantown this Saturday for the 30th annual MedExpress Kids' Day. 

Senator Bernie Sanders Holds Healthcare Rally in Morgantown Video included

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Senator Bernie Sanders traveled to Morgantown on Sunday afternoon to rally against the proposed healthcare bill.  

Morgantown Fire Department Accepting Applications Video included

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he Morgantown Fire Department is hiring firefighters.  Interested applicants were invited to attend an open house on Saturday afternoon at the Northside Fire Station to learn how to complete the fire agility test and other steps to become a candidate. 

Preston County Workshop Celebrates 40 Years Video included

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Preston County Workshop celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday with a ribbon cutting for its brand new office building.  

New Deal Festival Draws Families Back to Arthurdale Video included

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Then Annual New Deal Festival brought visitors and former residents back to Arthurdale on Saturday.   

WVU Provides Naloxone Rescue Kits to New River Gorge National River Video included

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Rangers at New River Gorge National River are now equipped to treat overdoses.  

New Partnership Agreement Reached for MET Theatre

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A new partnership agreement between the City of Morgantown and the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has been reached for the management of the Metropolitan Theatre.  

Arthurdale Prepares for Saturday's New Deal Festival Video included

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If you're looking for some fun this weekend, Saturday is Arthurdale's New Deal Festival. 

Energy Secretary Perry Visits Longview Power Video included

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was in West Virginia on Thursday, touring facilities in Monongalia County that are studying and implementing new ways of producing power.  

Vigil to Remember the Life of Skylar Neese Video included

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"It's like no one can ever imagine."  

Westover Changes Reporting for Dog Warden Services Video included

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Rules for reporting problems with dogs have changed in Westover.  On Wednesday, Westover Mayor Dave Johnson and Dana Johnson of the Monongalia County Canine Adoption Center met with Monongalia County Commission to come to a new agreement for dog warden services.  Now residents with any dog issues should call 911 instead of calling the Canine Adoption Center directly.  "They would go directly to call 911," said Monongalia County Commissioner Tom Bloom...

Tips for Reducing Tick Population and Preventing Bites Video included

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As the weather stays nice and we're spending more time outside, it's important to take precaution to stay safe, and that includes preventing tick bites.  If you're spending time in long grasses, shrubs, woods, or any tick habitats, there are preventative measures you can take, including thorough checks of yourself, your family and your pets.  "To wear repellent or treated clothing to prevent ticks from biting in the first place," said Daniel Frank, Entomology Ext...

Man Rides Miles in Support of Niece with Leukemia Video included

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While some were spending the 4th of July celebrating, David Burns was cycling 125 miles through the heat, and he had one person on his mind, his niece Michelle James.  

National Teaching Shortage Hits WV Video included

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Knowledge is power, and teachers are often the gatekeepers to that power.

Doctors Provide Fireworks Safety Tips Before Fourth of July Video included

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Many people will begin Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, and that includes fireworks. But before you set them off in your backyard, make sure you're being safe and abiding by the law. "Fireworks are beautiful, and they're a lot of fun, but showing off with them is a lot of times, I think, what causes them to have problems," said Dr. Jennifer Knight, Associate Trauma Director at the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center. "Holding them in your hand, trying to do ...

Addivant Celebrates Expansion With Ribbon Cutting Video included

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An international company celebrated the growth of its Morgantown location on Friday.  

Energy Express Helping Students Avoid "Summer Slide" in Monongalia County Video included

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Students throughout West Virginia are sharpening their reading skills through the Energy Express program, but it is much more interactive and creative than just sitting down with a book.  "It's been proven that in the summer months students drop several reading levels if they don't have that constant um connections at home," said Skyview Elementary Energy Express Site Supervisor Stephanie Snyder.  It is called the summer slide, but it won't be a problem for child...

WVU Board of Governors Approves Budget and Tuition Increase Video included

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors has  approved a $1.07 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  That budget included the approval of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year, which were raised an average of five percent, with housing and dining increasing 3.5 percent.  Those increases will spread across all campuses including the main campus in Morgantown, Health Sciences, Potomac State College and the WVU Institute of Technology.  ...

IBM Partners with National Guard and Non-Profit

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Technological skills are increasingly important in virtually every field, including military jobs.

Distinguished Visitors Day Details Airport Progress

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The Morgantown Municipal Airport and Air Force Reserves celebrated their partnership with Innovative Readiness Center Distinguished Visitors Day on Wednesday.  City, and state representatives toured the airport hangar facilities being built by the reserves.   "Without having the military being involved with the City of Morgantown and Morgantown Municipal Airport, this project woudn't be posible," said Morgantown City Manager Paul Brake.  Though the partnerh...

New Bonnie's Bus Better Serving Patients Video included

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Bonnie's Bus received an upgrade to better serve patients throughout West Virginia.  The new mobile mammography unit is bigger with easier access to get on and off the bus, two larger dressing rooms and a dedicated registration area for privacy.  "We certainly want people to feel as comfortable as possible as they're getting the procedure done," said Dr. Richard Goldberg, Director of the WVU Cancer Institute. "Anyone's nervous about having any kind of medica...

WVU's Statler College Hosts "Growing Roots in STEM" Summer Camp Video included

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West Virginia University's Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is hosting two summer camps this week.  Growing Roots in STEM is for high school girls and gives them an opportunity to work in groups and build projects to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.  "We're trying to  give them the opportunity to see the different types of engineering so maybe they can get a feel for maybe what they wanna do in their career and ...

West Virginia University Team Wins Rocket Competition

A team from West Virginia University won first place in the rocket-launching competition in New Mexico.

1 Killed, 3 Injured in Weather-Related Accident on I-68 at Maryland/WV Border

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One person is dead and three are injured after an accident on Interstate 68 at the Maryland - West Virginia border.  The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. on Friday. A 2012 Toyota Highlander was heading east on I-68 when its driver lost control, due to wet road conditions, and spun across the median and into the westbound lanes, according to Maryland State Police.  The Toyota was hit head on by a 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup truck, which was driven by Wallace...

Colasante's Ristorante and Pub in Westover to Reopen in the Coming Weeks Video included

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This past April marked a year since the Colasante's Restaurant in Westover burnt down.  Since then, owners have been in the process of rebuilding and plan on opening within the next few weeks.  They say they are looking forward to opening the doors again and serving the Morgantown community.  "There's a lot of anticipation and we've really appreciated the support from the community and all of our patrons from the last almost 47 years. With that, that's really be...

WVU's Campus Safety Ranked High on National List Video included

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West Virginia University has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country.  The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently assessed 2,000 colleges and WVU was number 34 on their list.  University Police Chief Bob Roberts said the ranking was unexpected and is a reflection of the work the community and campus do together to keep more than 30,000 students and 6,000 employees safe.   "It's not just University Police. It involves the studen...

Upward Bound Introduces Students to College Classroom Experience Video included

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Inside West Virginia University's classrooms, students from Clay-Battelle, Grafton, and Preston high schools are eagerly preparing for college life with Upward Bound. 

Crab Shack Caribba Reopens After Tornado Damages Property Video included

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The confirmed tornado that swept through Monongalia County on Friday evening damaged many businesses that were in its path.

Community Supports Brie's Brave Battle

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Every ten-year-old deserves to learn, grow and play without worry, but for 10 year old Brieanna Elmer a stage 3 cancer diagnosis got in the way.

Easton Roller Mill Hosts Monthly Tours

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The Morgantown area is constantly growing but the city does have a few historic gems, including the Easton Roller Mill.

Morgantown Says City Paving Project on Schedule

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Paving in the City of Morgantown is on schedule. 

Mountain Line Expands Evening and Weekend Service

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The Mountain Line Transit Authority has announced changes and expansions to its route in Monongalia County that will take effect in July. 

Easton Roller Mill to Offer Weekend Tours

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A Morgantown historic landmark is opening for tours this summer. 

Mobile Food Pantry Continues to Help Hundreds in Monongalia County

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Monongalia County continued its mobile food pantry on Thursday.  The Mountaineer Food Bank provided 12,000 pounds of food and with help from the Pantry Plus More program was able to feed 240 families totaling 850 people.  WBOY joined volunteers from BB&T Bank and some of the Miss West Virginia contestants who are in town for this weekend’s pageant to help with the distribution. “It’s awesome to be giving back to the community where our pageant’...

West Virginia Public Theatre Prepares for Opening Night of 'Sylvia' Video included

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West Virginia Public Theatre is putting the finishing touches on its latest production set to open on Wednesday night.   “Sylvia”, written by A.R. Gurney, is a play all animal lovers will enjoy. Sylvia is a dog who is found in a park and adopted by a middle-aged couple who are now empty-nesters. “She kind of really brings this relationship together by going though what it is to take care of a dog and can we take care of her and keep her?” said Cassie Ha...

Michigan Man Arrested in Morgantown On Drug Charges

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A Michigan man was arrested at a Star City hotel Tuesday on drug charges. Louis Carter, 33, was found in possession of an ounce of heroin and an ounce of crack cocaine, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department. The Mon Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Hotel Morgantown on Saratoga Avenue after an investigation indicating the Carter was in possession of and selling heroin. Carter was located in the room along with a large amount of cash and the drugs....

Morgantown Residents Urge City to Follow Paris Agreement

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Earlier this month President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement. But many local governments have since decided to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the agreement. During Tuesday night's Morgantown city council meeting representatives from the Morgantown Green Team asked the council support a resolution to continue to monitor greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately 300 mayors across the nation have already agreed to uph...

WV Healthy Kids Drive Offers Free Dental Exams Video included

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Wilson Martino Dental kicked off its West Virginia Healthy Kids Drive on Wednesday. 

June Proclaimed Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month Video included

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Wednesday was the longest day of the year, but it was also The Longest Day for the Alzheimer’s Association. In recognition of the nation-wide effort to raise funds and awareness, Monongalia County Commission joined members of the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in proclaiming June Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. According to the Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, which is one of the leading causes of...

Concerns About Fidget Spinners Highlight Unsafe Toys Report

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BOSTON (AP) – A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren’t as harmless as they might appear. Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm is scheduled to address spinners and other fad items when the nonprofit organization presents its annual list of unsafe summer playthings on Wednesday. W.A.T.C.H.’s list highlights potentially hazardous items that parents should avoid. Authorities in Germany said last week they plan to destroy tons ...

Black Bears Host Opening Day

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The West Virginia Black Bears started their season Monday night. Fans of all ages flocked to the baseball field. Baseball is America's favorite pastime, but what's a baseball game without good eats, souvenirs and mascots. The Monongalia County Ballpark was ready for game time and so were the fans. Young and old excitedly cheered on their Black Bears. And of course, the main attraction, the team, was ready as well. With a roster full of new faces from all around the w...

Preston County Sheriff's Department Purchases Live Scan Machine Video included

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Preston County Commission officially approved the purchase of a new Live Scan Machine System that is now a part of the Sheriff's Department. This is an updated version of fingerprinting.  Officials say this will be time saving and a benefit to the department.  "They're going to be great, identifying people, both on scene and with those unattended," said Deputy First Class Charlie Cline of the Preston Count Sheriff's Department.   The cost of the machin...

WVDNR Warns Residents About Aggressive River Otters

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The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) would like to warn residents to be cautious of river otters.  According to a press release, two people were bitten by a river otter while boating on Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County near the Mason-Dixon Historical Park recently.  River otters have large home ranges in and along many of the streams and rivers in the state. Otters are territorial and may aggressively protect their young, so people should be extra ca...

3,200 Mon Power Customers Without Power in Preston County

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More than 3,200 Mon Power customers in Preston County are without power due to damage from storms and high wind, according to a company spokesperson.

Hundreds Compete in Greater Clarksburg West Virginia Kennel Club Dog Show Video included

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The Greater Clarksburg West Virginia Kennel Club held its dog show on Saturday and Sunday at Mylan Park.

Mountain State Business Index Says Economy Continuing Slow Growth Video included

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Last year the Mountain State Business Index began predicting slow growth for West Virginia, and while that growth isn’t as rapid as economists at West Virginia University would like, it means the state is out of the recession.

'Fly Free Day' Takes Kids High Above Morgantown Video included

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Saturday was Young Eagles Day at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. 

WVU Child Learning Center Celebrates Mud Day Video included

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Students Morgantown weren't afraid to get a little dirty exploring the outdoors on Friday morning. 

Wear Blue Day to Support Men's Health Week Video included

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Friday, June 16 is wear blue day in recognition of Men’s Health Week. The Monongalia County Health Department says this is the only day of the year that focuses on men’s health, but it doesn’t get a lot of recognition. “If you’ve got relatives, if you’ve got friends, if you’ve got family, someone that is significant in your life that’s the day to really talk to them about changing their lifestyle and trying to extend their lifespa...

Monongah P.D. Holds Seminar Protecting Individuals from Scams

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The Monongah Police Department held a seminar Thursday evening to help protect individuals from scams.  These scams are used to steal an individuals identity, or money, usually through phone calls or the internet.  A representative from the Office of the Attorney General gave tips on how to prevent such fraud.   Some of the most common scams include the grandparent scam, the utility scam, the IRS scam and scams convincing you that someone has won something. ...

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