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  • West Virginia State Police searching for missing woman last seen in Morgantown May 20, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police are searching for a missing woman who was last seen in Morgantown. Kimberly Osborne, 47, was last seen on Sunday, May 12 on River Road wearing a bright pink shirt. She’s described as 5’2″ weighing 120 pounds. Anyone with information about Osborne is asked to call the…
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  • Rose credits modestly funded Senate victory to hard work, sticking to the issues May 19, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Despite being massively outspent, Chris Rose defeated two-term state senator Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, in the May primary election by more than 2,800 votes in his first run for political office. On WAJR’s “Talk of the Town,” Rose said the campaign was won on hard work and face-to-face contact with voters in the district…
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  • Westover settles lawsuit with former councilman May 18, 2024
    WESTOVER, W.Va. — The city of Westover hes settled the lawsuit brought against the city by former councilman Ralph Mullins. U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh dismissed seven of the nine counts filed against the city, former mayor Dave Johnson, attorney Tim Stranko, clerk Sandy Weiss and five current and former members of council. The remaining…
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  • Mon County Health Department officials want to get to know you May 18, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The Monongalia County Health Department (MCHD) is conducting a community health survey to inform the public about the services they provide. MCHD Executive Director Anthony DeFelice said the department is in the implementation phase of a strategic plan developed with the help of Morgantown-based Forge Business Solutions. MCHD services touch many aspects of…
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  • Lawmakers will gavel in for special session on human services funding, surplus spending May 17, 2024
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  • MMMPO approves establishment of Transportation Improvement Plan committee to discuss timing of road projects with DOH officials May 17, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Members of the Monongalia Morgantown Metropolitan Planning Organization (MMMPO) will be a part of a committee to meet with DOH officials to get an update on the scheduling of the Transportation Improvement Plan. The motion to establish the committee was approved by a near unanimous vote after discussions related to the planned…
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  • Subject high on LSD accused in Fairmont attack May 17, 2024
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. Police in Fairmont have arrested a 25-year-old who allegedly attacked a group of people in an apartment while high on LSD. On Thursday, when police arrived at the apartment on Ridgely Avenue, residents were fleeing, and police found Tyreese Files inside with a gun fighting with other occupants. Police said the basement door…
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  • MUB dedicates critical infrastructure to former slave, African-American entrepreneur May 16, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Morgantown Utility Board (MUB) dedicated what leaders are calling the most important piece of infrastructure after former slave and African-American entrepreneur John Edwards. More than 20 family members from all over the country came to the dedication ceremony on Don Knotts Boulevard on Thursday. The four-mile, 30-inch raw water line from…
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  • Senator Capito reacts to primary results, pledges to support the Republican ticket May 16, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. During press availability on Thursday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito offered her thoughts on the outcome of the recent primary election. Her son, Moore Capito, finished second in voting totals to Patrick Morrisey in the race for the Republican nomination for West Virginia governor. Moore Capito served in the West Virginia House of…
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  • Aaron LaPoe Hired as next Clay Batelle High School Football Coach May 16, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —The Clay-Battelle Cee Bees have hired their next head football coach. The Monongalia County Board of Education has hired Aaron LaPoe. He takes over for Ryan Wilson, who has served as the head coach for the past 29 years. LaPoe has been on various coaching staffs, but this will be his first time…
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