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Plea deal accepted in Mon County drug-related killing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One of two suspects in a Monongalia County drug-related murder has accepted a plea deal in Monongalia County Circuit Court and will be sentenced in May. Arlo Romano, 43, was originally charged with first-degree murder along with Cleotis “Ghost” Eppes, 48, of Harper Woods, Mich...[read more]

WVU Mine Rescue team wins international competition, again
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  The West Virginia University Mine Rescue Team from the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is the champion of the 2024 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Response Competition (IMERC) for the second straight year. The competition was held in Squamish, ...[read more]

Life without parole for man convicted in Fairmont abuse case
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A 36-year-old Fairmont man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the abuse and death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son in 2021. Walter Richardson, 36, of Fairmont, was originally charged with child abuse resulting in serious injury, but that...[read more]

Public meetings planned this week for the state electric vehicle infrastructure plan
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Public informational meetings are scheduled this week in Cross Lanes, Morgantown, and Shepherdstown to discuss West Virginia’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan. The meeting in Cross Lanes will be Wednesday, February 28, at the Public Library; in Morgantown...[read more]

Harrison County residents warned of phone scammers impersonating police
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about a concerning phone scam in which callers falsely identify themselves as deputy and demand money to pay a fine. Sheriff Robert Matheny said police officers will never demand payment over the phone for any reason....[read more]