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  • One behind bars following Salem robbery attempt June 14, 2024
    SALEM, W.Va. — One person is in custody following an attempted robbery in a store on East Main Street in Salem. Deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said John Livingston walked into the Broken-In Treasures store where the victim was checking out. Livingston approached the victim with two knives and hit him in the…
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  • Quick thinking 10-year old saves family from carbon monoxide poisoning June 14, 2024
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. A 10-year-old Clarksburg boy is being called a hero after saving his family from carbon monoxide poisoning this week. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the boy was awake playing video games while six other family members slept. The young man heard ringing, which he thought was part of the game, but…
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  • Friday afternoon crash injures one in Morgantown June 14, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash Friday that injured one person. The crash was reported on the I-79 southbound side of the I-68 split around 2:30 p.m. Witnesses said the vehicle rolled multiple times. There is no word on the extent of injuries. No names have been released.
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  • West Virginia National Guard members celebrate the 249th U.S. Army birthday this week June 14, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. Members of the West Virginia National Guard will celebrate the 149th birthday of the U.S. Army across the state on Friday, June 14. Public Information Officer Bo Wriston said the day will start with a U.S. Army tradition at the Capitol Complex in Charleston. Units that are unable to celebrate in Charleston will…
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  • Main Street Morgantown to hosts celebration of West Virginia’s 161st birthday June 14, 2024
    This story was written by Joe Nelson MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Main Street Morgantown is ready to celebrate the 161st birthday of West Virginia with a family friendly festival that will take place on Saturday, June 15. The annual celebration will take place on High Street starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with fun activities planned…
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  • BOPARC continues construction of Marilla Park Aquatic Center, on track to be completed by end of 2024 June 13, 2024
    This story was written by Joe Nelson MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The highly anticipated Marilla Park Aquatic Center is on track to be completed by the projected December 2024 finish date. BOPARC Executive Director Melissa Wiles offered an update on the construction of the approximately $14.6 million project, where she reported that the construction of the…
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  • BOPARC lifeguards cited for quick action, youth recovers after Krepp’s Pool medical emergency June 13, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –– Lifeguards at Krepp’s Park Pool are credited with saving a young child’s life who suffered a medical emergency on Saturday, June 8. According to a report from the Dominion Post, the 11-year-old son of Jason and Elizabeth Pauley had a medical emergency that caused him to fall into the water. BOPARC lifeguards…
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  • Clarksburg woman accused of intentionally burning car June 13, 2024
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — One person is facing charges after allegedly setting a car on fire near a Clarksburg apartment complex Tuesday. Clarksburg police said Sarah Dehaven, 42, intentionally set a 1999 Buick Century on fire in front of the apartment building on Maple View Drive. The investigation determined Dehaven disbaled a “Ring” doorbell system before…
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  • Suspected Michigan fentanyl dealer arrested in Morgantown June 13, 2024
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Members of the Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested a Detroit, Michigan resident and confiscated a large amount of fentanyl in Morgantown. Task force members confiscated 60 grams of fentanyl, cash, scales, and packaging materials from Lance Harris, 31, during a raid on a home on Statler Street. Officials…
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  • Scott’s Run Settlement House relocation complicated by Osage flood damage June 13, 2024
    This story was written by Joe Nelson MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Scott’s Run Settlement House has begun the recovery process after flood damage affected their old headquarters. Almost a week after a water line at the charity organization’s long-time Osage location caused a flood in the basement and thousands of dollars worth of damage, Scott’s…
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