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Major I-79 project in Marion County expected to start in June
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Work on a $72.5 million upgrade to I-79 in Marion County is expected to begin in June of this year. The multi-year project includes adding one lane in either direction and widening three bridges. DOH District 4 Engineer says Swank Construction Company L.L.C. was the apparent low...[read more]

Marion County harm reduction program could be jeopardized by new law
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – When Senate Bill 334, the bill adding regulations to local harm reduction programs, takes effect on July 9 it will will seriously impact the program in Marion County, according to Health Officer Lloyd White. The new law will add an ID from participants, a one-to-one needle excha...[read more]

Charges filed in March Preston County shooting
VALLEY POINT, W.Va. – An unnamed suspect has been charged with first degree murder in the March 28 shooting death of Darren Bolinger, 52, of Valley Point. At the time, investigators from the Preston County Sheriff’s Department called the incident “domestic in nature.” Bolinger was dead from a sin...[read more]

Detroit man nabbed with 3 pounds of meth in Fairmont
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Detroit native is facing multiple charges after police found cash and three pounds of methamphetamine during a drug surveillance operation. Detectives were watching a home in the 300-block of Blaine Street after receiving several complaints about drug activity. When a black Su...[read more]

Fairmont State Board of Governors discusses leadership during special session
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Last week, officials from Colorado Mesa University announced three candidates to be the next president of that institution. The selections were made from 64 candidates and include current president of Fairmont State University, Mirta Martin. Monday morning the Fairmont State Uni...[read more]

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AEP companies file rate case with West Virginia PSC
Appalachian Power seeks rate increase to cover expenses for coal and natural gas The post AEP companies file rate case with West Virginia PSC appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

After ruling that Officer Sicknick died of natural cause, homicide charge less likely for West Virginia man
Morgantown sandwich shop operator has bond hearing April 27. The post After ruling that Officer Sicknick died of natural cause, homicide charge less likely for West Virginia man appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

DHHR adds COVID-19 case numbers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources has added 315 additional COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths. Information released by the agency Tuesday shows total deaths since the pandemic began at 2,789. The four new deaths include that of a 71-year old male from R...[read more]

Crash claims life in Nicholas County
Wreck happened last weekend. The post Crash claims life in Nicholas County appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Appropriation from governor’s contingency fund will save Cedar Lakes
Justice Administration allocates $1.7 Million to cover the losses the popular facility in Ripley endured due to inability to host events during the pandemic months. The post Appropriation from governor’s contingency fund will save Cedar Lakes appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]