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Congressman David McKinley to Host Autonomous Vehicle Forum at WVU Video included

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Preparation for a potentially revolutionary conference was underway at Congressman David McKinley’s office.

Set up Begins for Christian Help Consignment Sale Video included

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Set up began for the Christian Help Kids fall and winter kids consignment sale on Monday. 

49th Annual North American Power Symposium Hosted at WVU Video included

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The 49th North American Power Symposium was hosted by West Virginia University Monday.

MARATHON MONDAY: Morgantown Hopes Visitors Stay to Experience the City Video included

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It’s the final week of preparation for runners competing in the Morgantown Marathon on Saturday, September 23. 

11th annual Gandhi Day Walk and 5K Run hosted in Morgantown Video included

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A fun event benefitting the community held today in Ruby-McQuain Park in Morgantown. The 11th annual Gandhi Day Walk and 5K was held in the park with all sorts of fresh Indian cuisine, as well as dancing and informational booths.  The 5K walk was in progress as they started at the park and came back to sample many of the dishes and celebrate with friends and family.  According to organizer, and WVU professor, Vinod Kulathumani, the goal was to recognize Gandhi’s messa...

Helipad Dedicated in Preston County

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Saturday in Preston County, a 50 X 50  helipad was dedicated to the Tunnelton EMS services. 

WVU Architecture Landscape Student Take Part in Park(ing) Day Video included

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Friday was Park(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event where metered parking spots are transformed into temporary parks.  Landscape Architecture students at WVU brought a little bit of greenery to downtown Morgantown, where they built their own park scene on High Street.  

Semi-Annual Christian Help Kids Consignment Sale to be Held Next Week Video included

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Beginning on Monday, volunteers will begin to set up for the Christian Help 'Fall & Winter Kids Consignment Sale.' 

Brownfields Conference Promotes Revitalization and Redevelopment Video included

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The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers are teaching revitalization and redevelopment at their annual conference. 

WVU's McNair Scholars Collection Donations for Hurricane Relief Video included

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West Virginia University is continuing to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Monongalia County in Need of Poll Workers for Special Election Video included

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Monongalia County is in need of poll workers for the upcoming road bond election on Saturday, October 7. 

Food for Preston In Need Of Backpack Program Donations Video included

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Food for Preston is asking for the community’s help to feed the increasing number of children who receive its backpack program. 

DOH Discusses Road Bond, Outlines Benefits in Monongalia County Video included

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Representatives from the West Virginia Division of Highways met with Monongalia County Commission and the public on Wednesday to detail the Roads to Prosperity Program. 

Morgantown Reinforces Rules for Landlords and Tenants Video included

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The City of Morgantown’s Code Enforcement Department is making sure both landlords and tenants know their responsibilities for maintaining property in the city. 

Morgantown Chamber Hosts 10th Annual Fall Golf Classic

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The Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce gathered its members for a round of golf on Tuesday afternoon at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa.   

MVB Bank Builds Habitat Homes for Week of Community Service Video included

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MVB Bank is volunteering in each of the eight communities it serves for Team MVB Cares Week. 

FEMA Making Changes to Monongalia County Flood Hazard Mapping Video included

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The National Flood Insurance Program is adjusting flood maps for Monongalia County. 

President Gordon Gee Delivers Fall State of the University Address Video included

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West Virginia University President Gordon Gee delivered his Fall State of the University Address Monday afternoon. 

Stick Tattoo Company Holds Annual "Never Forget Tattoo Tribute' Video included

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Monday, Stick Tattoo Company held their third annual 'Never Forget Tattoo Tribute.' Five military veterans and first responders who submitted entries had the opportunity to receive free tattoos Monday at the shop.  The shop owner says many motivating stories were submitted. "It's something that we felt, with all of the events that happened on September 11th, 2001, all of our artists wanted to do something that honored those that were affected by it and this was just some...

Marathon Mondays: 2017 Finishers Medal Video included

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The countdown is getting closer with less than two weeks until the WVU Medicine Morgantown Marathon, Morgantown Thirteener and Mountain Mama 8K races on September 23rd.   

West Virginia University Students Honor 9/11 Day with American Tradition of Service Video included

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West Virginia University students, faculty, and staff are joining in patriotic acts of service to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 

New Par Mar Store Opens in Morgantown Video included

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Par Mar Stores held a ribbon cutting Friday for their newest location in West Virginia.  This store features their all new Par Mar Kitchen Self Order Kiosks . The store is located at the WVU Evansdale Campus, adjacent to the new University Park Development in Morgantown, at 453 Oakland Street.  

Maryland Man Arrest in Preston County on Drug Charge

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A Maryland man was arrested in Preston County early Thursday morning after running from deputies with drugs packaged to sell, according to the Preston County Sheriff's Department. Roger Strawser, Jr., 51, of Oakland, Md., allegedly exceeded speeds of 80 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone as he attempted to evade deputies. He nearly crashed multiple times on the Brandonville Pike, deputies said, and eventually crashed after hitting spike strips near Freeland Crosscut. Strawser...

Children's Health Policy Summit Celebrates 20 Years of CHIP, Discusses Future of Care

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An annual conference held by West Virginia University’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics continues to focus on issues affecting the state. 

Flu Vaccines Available at the Monongalia County Health Department Video included

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Flu vaccines are now available at the Monongalia County Health Department. 

Roundtable Addresses Health Concerns of Kids Displaced by Drug Epidemic

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As the drug epidemic continues in West Virginia, physicians, educators, legislators and more are making sure children are not forgotten. 

Granville Walmart Begins Online Grocery Pickup

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Walmart unveiled a new way to buy groceries that’s more convenient for shoppers. 

Coal Mining Exhibit Opens to Public at WVU's Watts Museum

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A new exhibit inside the Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum at West Virginia University takes visitors through the history of coal mining. 

Commission Discusses Public-Private Partnership Taxes

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Monongalia County Commission has entered into a new memorandum of understanding with the owners of University Park and University Place.

Morgantown City Council Meeting Approves Sewer Improvements Video included

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The main talking point at Tuesday’s Morgantown City Council meeting was improving the Morgantown sewer system, and where the funds will come from to do so.  

Monongalia County Sheriff's Department Among Top in State for DUI Patrols Video included

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For the last decade, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department has been increasing DUI enforcement in the county with funding from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. 

United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties Kicks Off 80th Annual Campaign

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Tuesday was “My United Way Day” to mark the start of the 80th annual campaign for the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. 

AT&T Upgrades Wireless Coverage at Mountaineer Field

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AT&T has announced an upgrade for West Virginia University's Mountaineer Field.  

WVU's Amateur Radio Club Helps Students Connect with Space Station

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Elementary and middle school students made radio contact with space on Monday afternoon.   

"Rosie the Riveters" Honored with National Bell Ringings

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The great contributions of Rosie the Riveters were honored with bell ringings across the country on Labor Day. 

Marathon Mondays: Staying Injury Free While Training Wraps Up Video included

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By now, many runners have perfected their training techniques and are well on their way to being ready for the Morgantown Marathon, but it never hurts to be reminded to stay safe and healthy. 

Fragrance Store Opens in Morgantown Video included

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The Grand Opening of Penn & Company was held Friday morning.

Church and Business Partner to Collect Worn American Flags

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The Edward Jones Office in Morgantown in conjunction with Fresh Harvest Church are serving the community in the disposing of old and worn American Flags. 

Longhorn Steakhouse Offers Labor Day Grill Help

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Many families enjoy outdoor cookouts during the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

WVU Opens Center for the Humanities

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West Virginia University is opening a new Center for the Humanities. 

Habitat for Humanity Opens New ReStore

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Mon County Habitat for Humanity has opened its new ReStore in Sabraton to the community.   

WVU Heart & Vascular Institute Opens Hybrid Operating Rooms Video included

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The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is improving patient care with new state-of-the-art operating rooms. 

UPDATE: Salem Man Turns Himself In After Road Rage Incident

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William Sothen, 63, of Salem, turned himself in to Harrison County Magistrate Court Wednesday afternoon after a warrant was issued for battery in Monongalia County.

Monongalia County Sheriff's Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

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The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.  The checkpoint will be held on WV Route 857 near Venture Drive from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, August 31.  The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department has a policy in place detailing the selection, setup and operation of sobriety checkpoints. This policy and all applicable court decisions will be followed during the conduct of this checkpoint. 

WVU Adds Campus CARE Team to Address Student Issues

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West Virginia University has a newer way to help solve student issues this school year.   

Commission Denies Granville Annexation Request

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The town of Granville’s application for annexation has been denied. 

Morgantown Chamber of Commerce Pushes for Local TV Channels

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The Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce has joined an effort to push for residents of Monongalia and Preston counties to be able to receive local, West Virginia TV stations on their satellite services. The two counties are technically in the Pittsburgh Designated Marketing Area(DMA), meaning residents receive Pittsburgh stations, instead of West Virginia stations. County officials are pursuing the stations through something called the Orphan Law, which areas in other parts of the co...

MARATHON MONDAYS: Continued Support of Operation Welcome Home Video included

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For its third year, the Morgantown Marathon will continue to benefit Operation Welcome home and its efforts to help veterans. 

"Back Fork" Film Being Made in West Virginia

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A new film being made in West Virginia will show the struggles of opioid addiction. 

West Virginia Pop Culture Conference Held at Mylan Park

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Sunday was a good day to be a fan of comic books, video games and collectables .  

'Be a Hero for Kids 5K' Benefits Mon County Child Advocacy Center

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Runners were able to dress in their favorite Super Hero gear in the 'Be a Hero for Kids 5K' held Saturday morning. This race benefits the Mon County Child Advocacy Center. 

WVU Discusses Future of PRT After Smoky Incident Video included

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What seemed like a normal PRT shutdown at West Virginia University had some students worried after a video showing one of the cars smoking circulated online last week.

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