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Online campaign provides care packages to homeless veterans Video included

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Something as simple as three clicks of a computer mouse could help veterans this holiday season. 

"ACE Project" helping expectant mothers struggling with substance abuse Video included

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Approximately 14% of babies born in West Virginia have been exposed to drugs or alcohol, which can lead to complications for both the mother and child. 

10-story tower in the works for WVU Medicine Children's Video included

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A 10-story tower dedicated to WVU Medicine Children's will be built in the coming years, according to WVU Hospitals.

WVU opens Dominion Energy Natural Gas Measurement Laboratory Video included

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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students at West Virginia University now have access to a new state-of-the-art lab.   

Eighth grade education gives students hands-on knowledge of drug dangers

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has several initiatives related to the drug epidemic, including an 8th grade education program. 

Restaurant Road Trip: RocKa Poké Noodle Bar Video included

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“It’s trendy, healthy, and pocket friendly,” said Ton, the owner of RocKa Poké Noodle Bar about his restaurant.

Monongalia County Commission continues support of Road Bond Amendment Video included

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Monongalia County Commission has re-affirmed its support of the “Roads to Prosperity” Road Bond Amendment. 

American Heart Association releases new high blood pressure guidelines Video included

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The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new blood pressure guidelines. 

4th annual Pink Party held to support Bonnie's Bus Video included

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The 4th Annual Pink Party was held at Touchdown Terrace of the Mylan Puskar Stadium on Monday evening.  This was an evening of fun, food, and music, and all for a good cause.  The fundraising event was held to support Bonnie's Bus which is a mobile Mammography Program that goes all over the state of West Virginia providing mammograms for women. "We so appreciate all of those that are invested in Bonnie's Bus, and give and donate to the bus. We're just very grateful t...

Morgantown Elks 411 Raises Money for Charity, Honors Veterans

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The Morgantown Elks Lodge 411 raised money for charity on Saturday, and also honored veterans.  

55th Annual Mon Health Auxiliary Ball Flashes Back to '80s

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It was a blast from the past at the Morgantown Marriott, Saturday evening. 

Mon County Child Advocacy Center Hosts Community Yoga

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On Thursday evening the Mon County Child Advocacy Center hosted its monthly community yoga class.

WVU Holds Inaugural Day of Giving Video included

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West Virginia University's Inaugural Day of Giving took place Wednesday. The WVU Foundation has organized a 24-hour online donation program to support its State of Minds campaign. WVU hoped to raise money to support all aspects of its 2020 strategic plan of the future.  "We're trying to build awareness about the challenges of the state budget situation within the state of West Virginia and trying to help our donors and friends of WVU to understand the important role phila...

WVU celebrates first generation college students Video included

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West Virginia University is celebrating "National Day of First Generation College Students." The student support services program sponsored the event that honors students who are the first in their family to go to college.  The support service program provides help like academic advising, counseling and tutoring. It currently serves more than 200 students.  "This program really helps first gen students get their foot in the door. A lot of first gen student...

Research examines driver awareness of risks associated with using prescription medication Video included

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Chances are many of us at some point were on a medication prescribed to us by a doctor, and many of those medications come with risks.

Festival of Trees invites community to celebrate the holiday season Video included

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Before we know it, the holidays will be here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate a little early. 

Morgantown citizens hold panel on tax reforms Video included

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Tuesday evening in Morgantown citizens held a community panel to discuss the tax changes at the state and federal level.

Morgantown City Council partners with WVU Video included

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After a visit by a world-renowned author, the city of Morgantown and West Virginia University are once again partnering to make the community better.   Dan Buettner, author of the book Blue Zones, spoke on campus in front of members of city council, who agreed with his message.  A “blue zone” is a community that is superior in healthy lifestyle, environmentally green and responsible, and who’s citizens are happy.  By becoming an official “b...

Former Marine chooses new career path Video included

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New uniform, new city but U.S. Veteran Christopher Vance said there are similarities between his time in Iraq with the Marines and his life now as a nurse at Mon Health. "

WVU's Collegiate Recovery Program provides safe space for students Video included

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“It’s really something else. It’s honestly its very captivating for me. Sometimes I think about it and I have no words. I’m at a loss for them. I don’t know what to say. All I know is how I feel and I feel very fortunate,” said West Virginia University student Merwis Haidar, when speaking about WVU’s Collegiate Recovery Program.

PEIA insurance changes spark series of public hearings Video included

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Local teachers and service professionals met for a public hearing, Monday, to speak out against increasing PEIA insurance premiums and benefit reductions that would affect many in the area. 

Erickson Alumni Center hosts renowned lawyer with local roots Video included

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The Global Chief Executive of the world’s largest law firm paid a visit to the Erickson Alumni Center, Monday evening. 

CEO of world's largest law firm visits WVU Video included

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CEO of the world's largest law firm and West Virginia Native is speaking at West Virginia University on Monday.

Wesley United Methodist to host 9th annual community Thanksgiving dinner

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Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting its ninth annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

WVU's Amateur Radio Club Keeping Community Connected with Loved Ones After Hurricanes Video included

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Officials in Puerto Rico say it will take months to fully restore cell phone service after a hurricane ravaged the island on September 20. So how are people there communicating with their loved ones? Students at West Virginia University are offering a solution. 

WVU hosts hurricane relief and awareness forum

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Hurricane relief efforts are still going strong to aid the victims of the recent devastation in Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas.

Morgantown Strongman Competition Extends Halloween Fun Video included

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The Halloween season continued into this weekend as a strongman competition in Morgantown featured a costume theme.  Viking Performance Training held a strongman event, with 33 participants, that showcased weightlifting in an exciting way.  Competitors were timed in lifting gradually heavier weight, and also competed in timed events.  The strongman tour has become more and more popular, especially in the area.   The strongman is a growing community and it’s...

Construction at Mountaineer Center "Ahead of Schedule" Video included

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Work is well underway on Mountaineer Center, the new community wellness facility at Mylan Park. 

104-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor is honored at West Virginia University Video included

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WVU's Air Force and Army Detachments held a ceremony to honor navy veteran Lieutenant Jim Downing. 

MCHD epidemiologist retires after more than 40 years of service Video included

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An integral part of several county health departments has retired after more than 40 years. 

Alumnus announces $5 million donation to West Virginia University Video included

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A $5 million donation was announced at West Virginia University Friday.

WVU Boxing Club holds annual Blue and Gold Exhibition Video included

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Before the Holiday season every year, the WVU Boxing Club Holds an event to go toward a good cause. 

MCHD Dentistry Expands to Improve Patient Care

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Monongalia County Health Department Dentistry is expanding to better serve its patients. 

Healthy Aging Fair to Provide Services for Seniors Video included

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An upcoming health fair is focused on helping seniors. On Thursday, the Healthy Aging Fair will be held at the Bridgeport Conference Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

"Trees to Go" Fundraiser Benefits Mon Health Patients Video included

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Holiday decorations have come early to Mon Health Medical Center this year, but it’s all to help patients. 

WVU's Inhalation Facility Studies Risks in Particles We Breathe Video included

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Each time you take a breath you could have ingested particles that were either helpful or harmful to your body. 

Preston County Commission Applies for Grant Through the Department of Agriculture Video included

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The Preston County Commission has been approved for a new grant program through the Department of Agriculture. 

242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball to be Held in Morgantown Video included

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The Earl Anderson Marine Corps League Detachment 342 is inviting active military, veterans and the community to the 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball. 

WV's Premiere Wedding Expo Held at Bridgeport Conference Center

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WV's Premiere Wedding Expo was held at the Bridgeport Conference Center on Sunday.  

Veterinarians Offer Tips to Keep Animals Safe as Temperatures Drop

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For many of us here at WBOY, our pets are part of the family and we're sure it's the same for many of our viewers, which is why it's important to keep our furry friends safe as temperatures get colder.  

DOH Announces Road Construction in Morgantown

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The West Virginia Division of Highways announced a traffic delay for U.S. Route 119. 

Dream Granted for Morgantown Hospice Patient Video included

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Amedysis Hospice partnered with the Dream Foundation to grant a wish for a terminally ill patient in Morgantown. 

Group Donates Aluminum Tabs to Ronald McDonald House Video included

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A motorcycle group called Hoagy's Heroes donated over 330 gallons of soda can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House on Friday afternoon.  

30th Annual Pumpkin Drop Held at West Virginia University Video included

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The 30th annual  Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering pumpkin drop was held at West Virginia University on Friday. 

Preston County After School Explorers Celebrate 'Lights On After School' Video included

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Preston County Schools hosted its ‘Lights On Afterschool’ program which is a nationwide celebration to promote and advocate for out of school, after school, and summer programs.

Operation Welcome Home Hosts Job Fair in Morgantown

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Veterans were able to learn about available jobs in Morgantown and the surrounding areas.

WVU Named One of the World's Top Universities Video included

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West Virginia University is receiving international attention as one of the world’s best Universities.  

WVU Research Corp. Gets $1.3M to Develop Sensors

West Virginia's U.S. Senators say a $1.3 million grant from the federal Office of Fossil Energy will go to the West Virginia University Research Corp. to support efforts to develop sensors that monitor corrosion in...

WVU Students Participate in Beard Growing Contest

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Some West Virginia University students put away the shaving cream and razors for one month to see who could grow the best beard. 

United Way Chapter Reports Fundraising Success Video included

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The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties held a conference to mark the halfway point for the organizations annual fundraising campaign.

WVU Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Mountaineer Week Video included

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For the 70th anniversary of Mountaineer Week, WVU dining services has created a 70 foot long pepperoni roll.

Open House Held for Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery

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An open house was held Thursday to introduce the new Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery.

Employees Protest for Better Healthcare Benefits

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Kroger employees gathered outside of the Suncrest Towne Center location in Morgantown Thursday afternoon in protest. 

Morgantown Hampton Inn and Suites Hosts Ribbon Cutting

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The Morgantown Hampton Inn and Suites held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday evening. 

Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society Displays Trains During Mountaineer Week

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Sunday, the Mountaineer Week Train Display was set up in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair.  

Annual Survivors Dinner Hosted by WVU Medicine and the Cancer Institute

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WVU Medicine and the Cancer Institute hosted a dinner for breast cancer survivors at Lakeview Resort Sunday afternoon.  

Inaugural Pumpkin Regatta Held as Part of Mountaineer Week

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It's Mountaineer Week at WVU and as part of the celebrations, the inaugural Giant Pumpkin Regatta Boat Race took place on the Mon River at Hazel Ruby McQuain park on Sunday.  

2017 Greater Morgantown Heart Walk Celebrates Survivors

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Saturday morning, the  2017 Greater Morgantown Heart Walk was held at the Monongalia County Ballpark.  

Hot Air Balloons Fly High Over Morgantown

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If you were in Morgantown this weekend, you may have noticed some brightly colored objects in the sky.   

Morgantown Community Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

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The Morgantown Community made Strides Against Breast Cancer Saturday morning at the WVU Rec Center.

Balloons Over Morgantown Returns For the Weekend

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The Balloons over Morgantown event is back! 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to Bring Survivors Together in Morgantown

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The American Cancer Society is inviting survivors and community supporters to its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this Saturday, October 21. 

Girls on the Run Looking for Volunteer Coaches This Spring

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Girls on the Run of North Central West Virginia is looking for volunteer coaches for the spring. 

Arthurdale Getting Ready for Saturday's Fall Festival

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If you’re looking for some family fun this weekend, Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is hosting a Craft Show and Fall Festival. 

Monongalia County Unveils New Flag Design Video included

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Monongalia County now has a new flag. Morgantown High School senior Andrew Riley was announced as the winner of Monongalia County Commission’s county flag design contest at Wednesday’s meeting. 

Teacher Academy Encourages Educators to Stay in West Virginia Video included

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As the state continues to face a severe teacher shortage around 150 educators gathered in Morgantown for the annual Teacher Academy. 

Morgantown Approves Human Rights Commission

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Morgantown City Council voted to allow the creation of a human rights commission Tuesday.

The 10th Annual Perry G. Fine Lecture Series Focuses on Opioids

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The 10th Annual Perry G. Fine Lecture Series took place Monday at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.  

Rosenbaum Family House Launches "Comforts of Home" Challenge

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“Our overall goal here is to be a home away from home,” said Jillian Zangari, Development Officer for the Rosenbaum Family House when talking about the home. 

United Way and Kroger to Hold Annual Full-Service Food Drive

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The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties and Kroger are teaming up on Wednesday, October 18th for the 20th Annual Full-Service Food Drive. 

West Virginia University Has DiversiTEA Event Video included

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The West Virginia University Office of Multicultural Programs and four other clubs and organizations celebrated an Indian holiday on campus, Sunday. These four groups held a DiversiTEA event where the Indian holiday of Navratri could be recognized by any WVU student.  Not only were Indian tea and desserts served, but Indian dance, culture and tradition were a big part of the afternoon in the Mountainlair.  University representatives were excited to help with the celebration...

Local Veteran Organizes Food Drive

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The grocery store is a place we go to buy food, but Marine Veteran Christopher Morris is hoping that this October the grocery store will also serve as a place to give back.

WVU Takes Part in National GameDay Recycling Challenge Video included

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The WVU Athletic Department has partnered with the WVU Office of Sustainability to compete in the National GameDay Recycling Challenge. 

Pearl Harbor Survivor Coming to WVU Anniversary

A survivor of the sinking of the USS West Virginia, one of the oldest survivors of Japan's surprise attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, plans to attend the 150th anniversary next month of West Virginia University,...

WVU to Offer Major in Sports and Adventure Media

West Virginia University's Reed College of Media has developed a new undergraduate major focusing on sports and adventure media.

Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center Launches Free Community Yoga for Children

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The Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center launched their free community yoga for children Thursday evening. 

WVU Football Game to Collect Donation Items for WVU Medicine Children's Video included

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Fans attending the WVU football game against Texas Tech University on Saturday are being asked to bring donation items for WVU Medicine Children's. 

Mountaineer Area Robotics Receive Hands on Experience at Mon Health

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On Wednesday, Mountaineer Area Robotics team visited Mon Health. 

Candlelight Vigil in Morgantown Honors Las Vegas Victims Video included

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A candlelight vigil was held tonight in Morgantown to honor the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown Celebrates 27th Anniversary Video included

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A 27th anniversary for a local charity organization was celebrated at Cheat Lake.

WVU Holds Peace Tree Ceremony Video included

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The West Virginia University Native American Studies program celebrated 25 years of having its Peace Tree. 

WVU Students Participate in 4th Annual Tent City Video included

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West Virginia University students are celebrating homecoming by camping out on campus. 

Winter Weather Posse Prepares for 12th Year of Serving Video included

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The 12th annual Winter Weather Posse is planned for November 11.

Runnin' For Research 5K Supports Headache and Migraine Research

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Saturday Morning, the Runnin' for Research 5K Walk and Run was held at Cheat Lake Park in Morgantown. 

27th Annual Fall Cancer Conference Held Video included

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The 27th annual Fall Cancer Conference was held Friday at the Erickson alumni center. The theme of this year's conference was Translating Personal Medicine into Cancer Care.

New Car Dealership Opens at University Town Center Video included

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A ribbon cutting was held Friday morning for a new car dealership at the University Town Center development in Monongalia County.

Empty Bowls Monongalia Holds Kick Off Reception Video included

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Thursday evening, the kick-off reception for Empty Bowls Monongalia 2018 was held at the Mon Health Conference Center.

UHS to Hold Annual Showcase of Bands Video included

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The University High School Band is hard at work preparing for their upcoming showcase. 

Morgantown Students Participate in 4-H National Youth Science Day

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Students both locally and across the country participated in 4-H’s National Youth Science Day on Wednesday.   

WV Energy Expo Focused on Advancing the State's Energy Industry

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The first West Virginia Energy Expo brought around 1,500 people from the industry together Wednesday in Morgantown all with the goal of collaborating to advance the energy industry across the state.

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The West Virginia Energy Expo returns to Morgantown on Wednesday.  

I-79 Landscape Continues to Change as WestRidge Development Progresses Video included

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Since construction began in 2015, the land along I-79 in Morgantown has change drastically to become the site of the new WestRidge development. 

New Preston County Business Collection Donations for Animals in Need Video included

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A new Preston County business is helping care for animals, both while they’re living and after they’ve passed away. 

Mountaineers For Progress Meet Outside Sen. Capito's Office Video included

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The Mountaineers for Progress have met outside Senator Shelley Moore Capito's office a number of times to send a message to Senator Capito.

Barber Retires After 48 Years of Service to Morgantown Video included

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Friday, a local barber hung up his clippers after serving the community for over 48 years. 

Medical Cannabis Seminar to Take Place Saturday in Morgantown Video included

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In April Governor Jim Justice signed a medical marijuana bill into law, and as as the industry forms, the first medical marijuana seminar in the state will take place on Saturday, September 30 in Morgantown. 

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Held in Morgantown

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The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, September 29. The checkpoint will be held on US Route 119 (Mileground) from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, contact the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department at 304-291-7260.

Flags at Half-Staff in Tucker County

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Flags were at half-staff Thursday, September 28 in Tucker County in remembrance of the late Republican Tony Lewis

Senior Mons Holds Annual Expo

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Mountaineer Mall was home to the annual Senior Expo on Thursday morning. 

Authorities Offer Ride Sharing Safety Tips After Recent Arrests

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The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department is currently handling two investigations after on Uber and one Lyft driver were arrested earlier this month and charged with second degree sexual assault in Morgantown. 

Restaurant Road Trip: River Birch Cafe Video included

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If you’re looking for a fast, healthy and tasty meal, look no further than Morgantown’s River Birch Café. 

76th Annual Buckwheat Festival Underway in Preston County Video included

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The 76th annual Buckwheat Festival is officially underway in Preston County. 

Philanthropy WV's Annual Conference Focused on Meaningful Action Video included

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Philanthropy West Virginia is focusing on moving the state forward at its annual conference.   

West Virginia House of Delegates Member Dies at 59-Years-Old

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A West Virginia House of Delegates member has died after a battle with lymphoma. 

Morgantown Hosts WV Bike Summit Video included

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This West Virginia Bike Summit is designed specifically with transportation officials, engineers, policy makers, planners, and community advocates in mind. 

WVU Cancer Institute Expanding to Meet Statewide Needs Video included

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The WVU Cancer Institute Marry Babb Randolph Cancer Center said it’s seen a 27 percent increase in clinic visits since last year. 

West Virginia University Holds Memorial for Justice Frank Cleckley

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West Virginia University held a special memorial service honoring Justice Frank Cleckley on Sunday. 

West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival has Successful Year

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The weekend brought many wine and music lovers to Morgantown's Camp Muffly for the annual West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival. 

Hops on the Mon Showcases Craft Beer and Food in Morgantown

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The Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival was held Saturday evening at the Morgantown event center.  

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America Raises Money and Awareness in Morgantown

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Saturday morning the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America was held at the Erickson Alumni Center.  

Morgantown Marathon Celebrates Another Successful Year

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Runners from across the world gathered Saturday morning for the 2017 WVU Medicine Morgantown Marathon. They lined up bright and early for a 7 A.M start.   

Monongalia County Sheriff's Office Holds Child Safety Seat Check Video included

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The Monongalia County Sheriff's Office Mobile Fitting Station hosted a Child Safety Seat event on Friday.

Morgantown Marathon Health and Wellness Expo Prepares Runners for the Race Video included

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The Massage Envy Health and Wellness Expo for the WVU Medicine Morgantown Marathon was held Friday. 

First Camp Dawson Air Assault Class Graduates Video included

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The First Camp Dawson Air Assault Class graduated Friday morning.  U.S. Army Air Assault School is a course designed to prepare Soldiers for insertion, evacuation,and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters. 

2 West Virginia Democrats Announce Candidacy for Congress Video included

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Two people have announced their candidacy for West Virginia's First Congressional seat currently held by Republican David McKinley.

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

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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

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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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