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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Veterans Day ceremonies are set around the state today--the biggest of those will be in Charleston. The capital city will feature the 72nd Annual Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. -- one of the oldest in the country. West Virginia Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams is in Washington D.C. today. He's one of nine living Medal of Honor holders who'll be recognized on a U.S. Postage Stamp. The unveiling ceremony is set at the WWII Memorial on the Mall in Washington. Wiliams was awarded the medal for his actions on Iwo Jima. An investigation is underway into a fire that raged for hours in Marlinton Sunday. It left three buildings which made up an entire downtown block in ashes. The fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. and took nine hours to control. Kanawha County voters on Saturday soundly rejected a proposed excess levy for the county school system and library. Those who advocated for the levy say asking voters to agree to a tax increase was a tough sell, especially in these unce ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Human remains discovered Sunday near Henlawson in Logan County may be those of...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he's working with a Georgia Republican senator on a bi-partisan bill which would delay the penalty for failing to have health insurance for one year. Manchin believes that would give the Administration adequate time to solve the problems with the federal healthcare exchange website. A poultry farmer in Hardy County takes on the EPA and wins. A federal judge ruled the agency had no jurisdiction over Lois Ault's farm near Moorefield after they attempted to force her to pay fines and penalties over alleged stormwater runoff into a tributary of the Potomac River. WVU Police have charged two connected to that car being overturned in the aftermath of WVU's win over Oklahoma State. Both men are from Maryland. One is a student at WVU the other a student at the University of South Carolina. ..and the National Park Service may soon impose a fee on camping at designated campgrounds in the New River Gorge. The fee would be $5 a night. Currently the ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The state Fire Marshal determines a fire that left a three and four year old dead in Logan County was a result of an electrical problem. Two more Mingo County elected officials implicated in the ongoing federal corruption investigation there are expected to plead guilty. Former county prosecutor Michael Sparks is expected to admit to violating a man's Constitutional rights and former Magistrate Dallas Toler to voter fraud. A plan is in the works to move a number of West Virginia Regional Jail inmates into privately run prisons. The plan aims to get those inmates into the treatment programs they need which they cannot get in the jail setting. ..and a new study finds the economic cost of delaying the completion of Corridor H past the year 2020 would be 1.25 Billion dollars to West Virginia.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The investigation continues into the collision of a train and log truck in Randolph County from back on Friday. Four people who were passengers on the train remain hospitalized. The truck driver was killed. An older model Mustang is being sought by authorities in Kanawha County this morning. The driver was pulled over on I-64 near Nitro in a routine traffic stop. The officer immediately came under fire. The officer was not hit and returned fire, but couldn't stop the vehicle which had no visible license plate on the back. A Monongalia County judge will hear motions today in the high profile murder case against Shelia Eddy. The Monongalia County teenager is charged with killing 16-year old Skylar Neese. Her attorney plans to ask for the murder indictment to be dismissed, and if there is a trial that it be moved out of Monongalia County. The trial of Tennis Maynard has now been put off until next spring. Maynard is charged in the April murder of Mingo County Sheriff Eugen . ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The Dept. of Transportation now says all lanes of I-79 between Mink Shoals and 77-split are now open following a morning rock slide which damaged several vehicles. A lot of questions still need answers in Randolph County after Friday's accident involving a log truck and a scenic train. The truck struck the Cheat Mountain Salamander killing the driver at a crossing on Route 250 near the Pocahontas County line. Two Kanawha County teenagers are dead after a head-on collision back on Saturday night. Mason Roush, 18 and Cody Perdue, 17 were killed near Marmet on Route 61. Roush is a 2013 grad of Riverside High School, Perdue was a senior. ..and a new policy is in place for Raleigh County educators. The policy disallows teachers from having any contact with a student via e-mail, text, or instant message.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The U.S. Attorney for northern WV says the man who shot up the federal courthouse Wednesday in Wheeling had a beef with the government and not any single individual. Tom Piccard, a retired Wheeling Police Officer, fired more than two dozen shots into the building before he was killed by responding officers. The UMWA has reached an agreement between Patriot Coal and Peabody Energy over the healthcare and pension benefits of retirees. If approved by a bankruptcy judge it will end the long dispute between the three. The union however continues to pressure Arch Coal to fulfill obligations to retirees who worked their career for that company. Mingo County has filled the positions of prosecutor and magistrate a day after they were vacated by Michael Sparks and Dallas Toler--both implicated in a federal corruption probe. Teresa Maynard becomes acting prosecutor and former Putnam County Magistrate Kim Blair was appointed acting Magistrate by the Supreme Court. Congress may be ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A Putnam County man is dead and his brother charged with murder. The incident...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Clay County Sheriff Miles Slack is in trouble with the feds. The US Attorney...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Jonas Blixt comes from behind in a rain delayed Greenbrier Classic for the win on Sunday. A shooting in Charleston leads to the arrest of two restaurant managers. Police say a drive-by shooting a the establishment left a Detroit man wounded. Police found when they arrived the restaurant was illegally serving alcohol and the two managers were charged. Eight workers are recovering, some of them from severe burns, after an explosion on a drilling site Sunday in Doddridge County. The well is owned by Antero Resources of Denver. ..in Cabell County 16-storage units were destroyed when the land on which they sat was washed away and the units fell into the Guyandotte River. Owners say priority one will be to salvage as much of customers' stored items as they can from the building.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Scattered showers and rainfall on this 4th of July. Some could get heavy and cause flooding problems across central and southern WV counties. PGA officials say if the storms become too severe, they'll stop play at the Greenbrier Classic which is underway today in White Sulphur Springs. State Police say they are going to be watching closely this weekend for hand-held cell phone use. That just became illegal in WV on July 1. The former branch manager of the Huntington Banks branch in Weston pleads guilty to embezzlement. Deborah Radcliff admitted to embezzling and misapplying $250,000.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A flood watch is posted for much of southern and central WV today all the way through tomorrow morning. Saturated ground may lead to more localized flooding amid even the smallest downpours. Harrison Co. Prosecutor Joe Shaffer says he'll take the case of a grandmother who accidentally shot and killed her 11-year old grandson to the next Harrison Co. grand jury to determine if she should face charges. Lena Lunsford, the mother of missing 3-year old Aliayah Lunsford, has been arrested for the second time in as many weeks. She's now accused of violating probation by contacting a convicted felon. Greenbrier owner Jim Justice says in hindsight he probably should have canceled last year's Greenbrier Classic amid the aftermath of the 2012 derecho. Justice says however at the time he was so focused on pulling off the event he was unaware of just how bad the storm had devastated the entire state of West Virginia.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin holds a press event later today at Tamarack where he'll launch a new statewide educational initiative to inform everybody talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is against the law. Gasoline prices may be keeping more people at home this Fourth of July Holiday. The average price of gas in WV this morning; $3.52/gallon The national average price is $3.48/gallon. This time a year ago we were paying $3.30/gallon. Advocates for the homeless in Wheeling say the Marcellus Shale has been a boom for many, but one of the downsides has been the increase in the cost of rent--which has more than doubled and caused many to be forced out into the streets. ..and the 4th Annual Greenbrier Classic begins on Thursday-- pre-tournament activities get started today in White Sulphur Springs.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Congressman Nick Rahall is among those criticizing this week's climate change speech by President Obama. Rahall says instead of closing out coal altogether--more should be done to find cleaner ways to burn it as a fuel for power. Senate Democrats, including U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, have unveiled plans aimed at keeping the interest rates for federal student loans at present levels after July 1. A Jackson Co. man charged with chaining up his wife for 10-years in their home and torturing her is indicted. Peter Lizon faces the indictment on three counts, but his wife now denies any of it ever happened. ..and three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against FOLA Coal in federal court in Huntington. The groups claim runoff from FOLA's surface mine near the Clay/Nicholas Co. border is harming aquatic life.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A member of the Malden VFD in Kanawha County dies while aiding in the fighting of a fire. John Appleton, 62, collapsed and died at CAMC after the incident near Sissonville Monday. A man serving prison time for his role in the death of another Kanawha County fire fighter will get a second chance. Judge Todd Kaufman on Monday suspended the last year and several months of the sentence of Charles Roberts enabling him to enter a rehab program. Roberts set a fire which led to the death of Davis Creek VFD member Joey King. A federal magistrate has released Lena Lunsford until a final hearing is held on charges she violated probation. Lunsford is the mother of 3-year old Aliayah Lunsford who went missing without a trace three years ago. She's now dealing with federal charges of food stamp fraud. ...and amid mounting debt, the Putnam County Health Board has laid off the entire health department staff. They'll now contract public health services to the Kanawha-Charleston Health ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The Sesquicentennial marking 150 years of West Virginia statehood gets started today as the Governor and legislature gather in Wheeling to recreate the acts which led to West Virginia becoming the 35th state. Folks in Roane County had just started to get back on their feet from last Thursday's flood when the waters rose again on Tuesday. Many of the same areas were hit a second time--and new locations were impacted by high water. Harrison County Delegate Tim Miley has been elected the new Speaker of the WV House of Delegates. He replaces Rick Thompson. Meanwhile, Governor Tomblin named Lavalette resident Timothy Kinsey as the new delegate from Wayne Co. to replace Thompson. ..and Bubba Watson and Vijay Singh are the latest commitments to play the Greenbrier Classic next month.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The House of Delegates could be called back into special session tomorrow for the purpose of electing a new Speaker of the House. There's been a lot of clean-up going on over the weekend in Roane County, but still much more left to do after last week's high water particularly in the Spencer area. The first mile and a half of the New River Parkway will be officially dedicated this afternoon. It's the first of a new 10-mile highway connecting I-64 at Sandstone to Hinton. ..and the state's Sesquicentennial is this week and celebrations are planned in more than 100 towns large and small to celebrate the state's big 150.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Members of the National Guard are active in Roane County helping residents with cleanup from Thursday's flood. The water level at Spencer reached the 500-year flood mark. Governor Tomblin declared a state of emergency for the county. A Summers Co. man is at CAMC recovering from gunshot wounds. State Police say Gary Richmond, 63, of Hinton was wounded when he opened fire on a State Trooper. The trooper, who wasn't hit, returned fire and hit him in the chest and stomach. The city of Martinsburg faces a $200 Million dollar federal civil rights lawsuit over the shooting of a black suspect in the city by police. 50-year old Wayne Jones was killed when he tried to stab an officer, his brothers claim excessive force when he was shot 15 to 25 times. House Speaker Rick Thompson will step down from his leadership post and his House seat tomorrow to become the state Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The Wayne Co. Democrat Executive Committee meets Monday to come up with a list ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A strong series of storms are passing through West Virginia this morning. It's prompted flash flood watches for all of northern WV through tonight. There are still lessons to be learned from the 2012 Derecho. The state issued it's final report on the response to the storm from last June, which at one point left more than a Million people out of power--some for a dozen days. The UMWA claims Patriot Coal officials have broken off bargaining talks and cancelled future meetings. UMWA President Cecil Roberts believed they were close to reaching a deal. Patriot says claims they've left the table are inaccurate and they remain confident a deal can be struck. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito says she doesn't believe her campaign for the U.S. Senate next year will be an easy one, but many high profile Democrats who were considered strong candidates for the race have declined to run.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Rain is expected to be steady, and at times heavy today, that could push small streams and creeks out of their banks. A flash flood watch is in effect for much of the state through 6 p.m. A man is dead and a woman hospitalized after an ATV accident overnight in Marshall County. The driver struck a tree and was killed. The woman on the bank suffered face and head trauma and is in the hospital in Pittsburgh. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, the security has been upgraded at the Greenbrier Classic. Officials say one noticeable change is no bags will be allowed at this year's event. ...and state Auditor Glen Gainer continues to mull over whether he'll run for the Democrat nomination for the First District Congressional seat.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Central and Southern WV under a flash flood watch until 6 p.m. Fire at a remote home in Webster Co. leaves a 68-year old woman dead. The home burned to the ground and the fire was out before anybody even noticed on Sunday. Arson is suspect in a fire that destroyed Chatham Funeral Home in Logan. One firemen suffered injuries when he fell 15-feet from a ladder while fighting the fire. West Virginia State Auditor Glen Gainer continues to consider whether he'll seek the Democrat nomination to run for the First Congressional District Seat next year. ...and security has been tightened for the 2013 Greenbrier Classic next month. Officials say changes include no bags or any kind allowed in the gates--including those popular bagged chairs. The chairs are allowed--the bags are not.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: State Police continue to look for suspects in the murder of a Clay Co. man. Clarence Stone, 65, was found shot to death in a garden near Clay Tuesday. A Monroe Co. woman and her boyfriend are behind bars charged with the murder of the woman's husband. State Police arrested Amber Richardson, 26, Monday and took the boyfriend Joshua Hubbard, 27, into custody after a manhunt Tuesday. The UMWA isn't allowing a ruling by a Federal Bankruptcy Judge in St. Louis detract from their fight for retiree benefits with Patriot Coal. The union staged yet another rally Tuesday in Henderson, KY. ..and golfer Phil Mickelson will be among the players at this year's Greenbrier Classic which starts July 1 in White Sulfur Springs.
Morning News Headlines: Basketball legend Curtis Price dies of cancer at the age of 63. Price was a standout at Charleston High and WVU, an accomplished musician, and a mentor to thousands of young people. U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller says the ruling by a judge in the Patriot Coal bankruptcy case is contemptible and he "detests" the decision which allows the company to break its collective bargaining agreement with the UMWA. Sentencing for former Massey Energy official David Hughart is delayed until August. Hughart pleaded guilty to violation of federal mine safety laws, uncovered in the investigation in to the UBB disaster. ..and two great games to start the state HS baseball tournament in Charleston. Fairmont Sr. beat Bridgeport 9-6 in 10-innings in the Class AA semi-final. In the other Class AA semi-final, Herbert Hoover rallied to beat Independence with a walk-off grand slam home run in the 7th inning to win 7-3.
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Morning News Headlines: A different kind of ceremony at the Kinnard Veterans Cemetery in Institute today as the service will dispose of more than 1,000 old, worn out American flags; residents of a Clarksburg apartment were evacuated in a fire last night; Pleasants Co. authorities are investigating a shooting at a boat ramp; eight people were hurt on the Ohio River Sunday when two boats collided near Buffington Island; Congressman David McKinley says what has happened at the IRS creates a lack of confidence in the agency by the American people--and may only be the tip of the iceberg; and championship eater Joey Chestnut wins the Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest at Fairmont's Three Rivers Festival downing 28 in 10-minutes.
Morning News Headlines: Ceremonies to honor those who died in defense of our nation are set at cemeteries large and small across WV today on Memorial Day; a ceremony at the state Veterans Cemetery in Institute this morning will retire more than 1,000 old and worn American flags; a Raleigh Co. man is behind bars for the shooting death of his father; members of the WVU baseball team are arriving back in Morgantown today -- the team spent Sunday helping with cleanup at a damaged home in Moore, OK; and more than 100 motorcycle enthusiasts were part of a poker run in Mingo Co. Sunday in memory of slain Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum.
Morning News Headlines: Governor Tomblin has signed the legislation which makes failing to wear your seat belt a primary offense--the new law takes effect July 9; Congressman Nick Rahall voted against a bill in the House this week which would have pushed construction of the Keystone Pipeline---Rahall says the right wing has hijacked the project; a Raleigh Co. man is free on bond after he allegedly made terrorist threats against Sherman High School in Boone Co.; Kroger stores are teaming up with the American Red Cross to raise money for Oklahoma tornado relief; and gas prices are on average nationally at $3.65/gallon headed into Memorial Day weekend--here in WV the average is $3.66/gallon and the cheapest place to fill up is Princeton at $3.39 according to gasbuddy.com
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Morning News Headlines: Higher elevations of WV are going to see a mix of sleet, snow, and ice in the forecast today, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito says there is an alternative to the sequestration expected to happen on Friday--but says the President has been unwilling to compromise with Congressional leaders on a spending plan, exports out of WV to foreign countries grew for a third straight year--coal was the highest exported WV product, police in Wheeling are working to identity and determine how a man found on the banks of the Ohio River on Wheeling Island died, and former WVU player and high school basketball coaching legend Willie Akers continues his recovery from neck surgery.
Morning News Headlines: A wintery mix of weather is expected in the WV mountains today--lowlands will see mostly rain from the system, State Police say a Justice Dept. grant has helped to identify and locate more than 1,000 sex offenders in WV and get them on the sex offender registry, the sequester expected to come on Friday to the federal budget will have impacts in WV--a number of WV National Guard members could be laid off or see work hours cut, Appalachian and Wheeling Power believe they have a proposal to pay off a big debt service for their cost of coal without having to raise rates--they'll present the plan to the PSC today, and this year's FestivALL will be folded into a celebration of WV's 150 years of statehood.
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Morning News Headlines: A Wyoming Co. judge denies bond for 20-year old John New who's charged with murder in Brenton earlier this week, Kanawha Co. deputies charge Tremale Straughter with murder after a Donovan Taylor died Thursday in a hail of gunfire in Rand, MSHA wants a coal slurry pond at an idle mine in Barbour Co. closed immediately--inspectors say the impoundment near Century hasn't been certified by a professional engineer in two-years, a miner injured in an accident at Consol's Loveridge mine on Tuesday has died at Ruby Memorial Hospital--the third mining death this month in WV, and state AG Patrick Morrisey has joined a lawsuit challenging the federal Dodd-Frank Act as unconstitutional.
Morning News Headlines: East Bank Area schools on a two-hour delay as Kanawha County authorities look for a shooter believed to be armed and dangerous. The shooting happened about 5am leaving one dead in Rand. IN other news, Governor Tomblin talked a lot about education reforms last night in his SOS address--but made no mention of any pay raises, other topics Tomblin touched on drug eradication, job creation, supporting the coal industry, mine safety, and pipeline safety, Roane Co. Deputy John Westfall was a guest of Tomblin in the House Chamber last night--Westfall is still on the mend after he was shot while coming to the aid of two WV troopers killed last year in Clay County, and Buckwild cast member Salwa Amin remains behind bars on drug charges--Salwa waived her preliminary hearing and her bond was reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 on Wednesday.
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Morning News Headlines: A Kanawha County woman who shot and killed her husband as he lay in a hospital bed enters a guilty plea to second degree murder--Rhonda Stewart's first conviction of first-degree murder was overturned, a candlelight vigil is set for Sunday in Morgantown for Skylar Neese--Sunday will be the 17th birthday of the Star City teenager missing for seven months, the vice-President of Fairmont State is on paid leave as the subject of a campus police investigation--reports indicate David Tamm may also be under a federal investigation, and the cheerleaders at Wheeling Jesuit have organized an event this weekend to enable local high school girls to donate their old, gently used prom dresses to be sold to less fortunate girls at a vastly reduced price for prom season.
Morning News Headlines: A Tampa, Florida man has been arrested for a triple-homicide in Fairmont from 1974, a Greenbrier County man is indicted for a January murder, Congressman Nick Rahall plans to fight plans by the Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery--Rahall says it can't be done without the approval of Congress, "Buckwild" will be back for season 2, but US Senator Joe Manchin continues to rail against the show about 9-young people living their lives in and around Charleston and Sissonville--Manchin called the show a "very sick entertainment show and not reality of West Virginians."
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Morning News Headlines: There's more snow in the forecast for this afternoon and tonight--significant amounts across Northern WV and the mountain counties, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is ready to make education reform one of the cornerstones of his legislative agenda when the session opens in two weeks, the Jefferson Co. school board votes to spend $250,000 in additional money on school safety--focused mainly on access to school buildings, state Lottery revenues are down $42 Million over last year--out-of-state casino competition is blamed, and WVU prepares to offer free on-line courses to anyone interested in learning more about technology and social media.
Morning News Headlines: It's a snowy start to a Friday morning in WV--winter storm watch in effect until 10am in southern WV and mountain counties, the Greenbrier River at Alderson crested at 4-ft above flood stage--no damage, former Dep. AG Fran Hughes says claims by new AG Patrick Morrisey that in inherited an office in disarray are "poppycock", former AG Darrel McGraw and his wife former state School Superintendent Jorea Marple are now officially retired--McGraw lost the election and Marple was fired back in November--they'll draw a combined $180,000 a year from the state pension, and WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen gets a $250,000 a year raise--the pay improvement was built in to his contract.
Morning News Headlines: High winds cause some damage across WV--floods in the forecast today along with snowfall and cold temps, Governor Tomblin says he'll propose no increases in fees or taxes this year--but also no payraise for state workers either, a change in video-lottery software threatens to crush a number of small business owners who just renewed license for ten-years, and health officials say the Norovirus is going around--includes stomach cramps, headaches, lowgrade fever, and nausea.
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Morning News Headlines: Spring like temperatures will fuel spring-like storms in WV today--look for winds near 50 or 60mph and heavy potentially flooding rain then a pullback to the 30's tomorrow, today marks 6-years since the Little General Store in Ghent exploded killing six people, the president of the National Mining Association predicts global demand for coal will increase in the coming years and surpass oil as the world's top fuel source, UMWA President Cecil Roberts and a handful of union members were arrested in St. Louis on Tuesday--protesting at the offices of Peabody Coal over the pending bankruptcy of Patriot Coal, and Randy Moss at SuperBowl media day claims he's the greatest receiver to ever play the game.
Morning News Headlines: The UMWA plans to protest in St. Louis today at the headquarters of Peabody Coal over the bankruptcy of spin-off company Patriot Coal--Roberts predicts civil disobedience from protestors, a Saturday shooting in Huntington which left a 17-year old girl wounded was drug related, House Minority Leader Tim Armstead says drug treatment cannot fully replace punishment when it comes to overcrowding the prison system, and the head of the NTSB says the nation's pipeline system is in dire need of modernization for the sake of safety.
Morning News Headlines: A winter storm is bearing down on West Virginia--could see snowfall starting mid-morning and ending Saturday afternoon with significant accumulation, a standoff in Usphur County overnight ends peacefully as a man holding a child in a car gives up to authorities, Boone Co. authorities are concerned why it took so long for them to learn about a threat at a grade school in Comfort, Governor Tomblin believes recommendations from a task force on how to relieve prison overcrowding looks promising, and the Greenbrier Classic has locked down Kenny Chesney for a performance on the 4th of July--they are also reportedly courting Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, and Justin Bieber for the Greenbrier Concert Series.
Morning News Headlines: Another frigid day in WV in which central and mountain counties could get up to 5-inches of snow and highs in the 20's, two lawyers got into a brawl at the Marion Co. courthouse Wednesday--leaving one facing charges and the other at the hospital, a new report on prison overcrowding says one of the keys to solving that problem is solving the state's drug problem, US Senator Jay Rockefeller will chair a hearing in Charleston Monday on gas pipeline safety and among those set to testify is Sue Bonham who was in her home when the Sissonville gas line exploded across the road and she feared for her life, and the legacy of late US Senator Robert C. Byrd is now set--archivists have assembled the late Senator's Congressional papers which add up to 2-Million pages of correspondence and speeches over a 57-year career in Washington.
Morning News Headlines: Temperature remain in the teens and single digits--and today snowfall is hitting Central WV with a Winter Weather Advisory in four-counties, Princeton firemen save a woman from her burning home, what was originally thought to be a murder-suicide in Berkeley Co. is now reclassified after new evidence suggests it was a double-murder, Senator Rockefeller will chair a Congressional hearing Monday on pipeline safety--and among those testifying Sue Bonham who's home was damaged in the December explosion in Sissonville, and a new poll shows if the primary election were today Shelley Moore Capito would win the GOP nomination for US Senate and Nick Rahall would win the Democrat nomination.
Morning News Headlines: Congressman Nick Rahall says the upcoming gun control debate will be emotional, but he believes common ground on at least a few of the President's proposals can be found, more than 300 rallied on the Capitol steps Saturday in protest of those proposed restrictions, a 14-year old murder case in Charleston now has a suspected after a DNA match to a prison inmate in Tennessee, a Parkersburg woman credits her dog for saving her life in a burning house--but the dog perished in the flames, and the popular Outdoor Channel show "Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" will feature six episodes filmed entirely in WV as the state Dept. of Commerce joins up as an advertiser on the show.
Morning News Headlines: I-77 Southbound in neighboring Virginia is a mess today and has been closed all night--backing up traffic into West Virginia as semis are stranded trying to climb the mountain, former UBB Superintendent Gary May gets 21 months in federal prison for conspiracy at UBB to disrupt federal mine inspectors, tomorrow is the 7th anniversary of the Alma mine disaster which left two dead in Logan County, a new rule set to take effect in March will give MSHA greater authority to shut down mines found to have a pattern of violations, and barge workers were able to wrangle a set of docks which broke free from their moorings in St. Albans Thursday and floated downstream on the swollen Kanawha River--several large house boats and smaller craft were all attached to the docks which were retrieved without damage.
Morning News Headlines: A winter storm warning in effect for southern WV--could see 5-10 inches of snow in the next 18-hours coupled with freezing rain, WV's Congressional Delegation on Obama's proposals for gun control--Jay Rockefeller in full support, Capito and McKinley fully against, Manchin and Rahall aren't ready to commit one way or the other, meanwhile Congressman Rahall says whomever runs for the US Senate next year needs to be thoroughly vetted because of the importance of the job and the demands on the person elected, and federal regulators say there were 16 "pressure drop alerts" before an explosion of a pipeline near Sissonville was noticed last month.
Morning News Headlines: Forecasters expect the mix of weather this morning to become all rain before noon--until then roads might be slick, a Nicholas Co. man will stand trial for the murder of a family year--including a 6 and 4 year old, an JR ROTC instructor at George Washington High School is charged with having sexual encounters with a female student, two people in Kanawha Co. have died from complications from influenza, WV's unemployment rate rose 2/10ths of a percent to 7.5% in December, and WV children are expected to start drawing today in the "Doodle for Google" contest.
Morning News Headlines: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin touched on many of the usual themes in his inaugural address Monday--but the most emphasis came on his plans for education reform in a second term, former Governor Gaston Caperton say he's off the list of possible Democrats to seek the position of Senator Rockefeller next year, a man trying to destroy a house with a chainsaw was shot and killed when he came toward a Mercer Co. deputy last weekend--the fourth person killed by law enforcement in recent days, and the investigation continues in Marion Co. when a man working for a drilling contractor was killed near the Loveridge Mine in Marion County.
Morning News Headlines: Eight took the oath of office in Charleston on inauguration day including State Ag Commissioner Walt Helmick, Attorney General Patrick Morissey, and Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughery all for the first time, Gaston Caperton says he has no interest in running for the US Senate seat now held by Jay Rockefeller, law enforcement stats show a drastic drop in the number of overdoses from bath salts--credited to stiffer laws banning sales of the material, and former Jefferson Co. Sheriff Bobby Shirley pleads guilty to a charge of violating the rights of a man in custody--Shirley resigned his position last week.
Morning News Headlines: It's inauguration day in Charleston--Earl Ray Tomblin will take the oath of office for his first full term as governor, US Senator Joe Manchin is part of a dozen members of Congress who'll meet with a citizens group in NYC today--they're discussing how to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats in Washington to get things done and avoid constant partisan politics in all debates, longtime US Senator Jay Rockefeller says he thought long and hard before his decision announced Friday to not seek another term in office, and a man who fired on Kanawha County deputies who answered a domestic call was shot dead at the scene by those deputies.
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Morning News Headlines: A former Cabell Co. doctor gets two-years in prison for writing fraudulent prescriptions for pain-killers--Dr. Anita Dawson will self report to prison at a later date, state lawmakers are feeling the urgency to do something about the Salem Industrial Home for Youth--they need to make a move on the facility this coming regular legislative session or a judge says he'll make the move for them, State Homeland Security Secretary Jimmy Gianto is defending his agency's handling of Millions of dollars aimed at improving West Virginia's broadband internet service, and the project to raze a large part of the Sunnyside neighborhood in Morgantown near WVU is pushed back as a handful of residents in those areas are still looking for homes.
Morning News Headlines: Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito says there are parts of the Fiscal Cliff Deal she could support--but a lack of any spending cuts was a deal breaker for her, a federal judge has once again denied putting off the sentencing of former UBB Superintendent Gary May--it will proceed Jan. 17, a drunken fight is believed to be the catalyst for a shooting in Mason Co. New Years Day which left two wounded and one in jail, meanwhile an overnight shooting in Huntington leaves one dead and two suspects, and state Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin become the Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court.
Morning News Headlines: A fatal shooting in Huntington overnight is believed drug related--police seeking two suspects, the woman accused of running over a state trooper as she fled a shoplifting crime has turned herself in--the trooper is on the mend but facing a long recovery, Jim Phares is sworn-in as the new state Superintendent of Schools, Phares' predecessor Jorea Marple announced she will sue the state over her dismissal as superintendent in November, and MTV will debut it's new reality show "Buckwild" tonight at 10pm--the show filmed in Sissonville, WV has drawn fire in WV and even prompted US Senator Joe Manchin to call for MTV to cancel the show.
Morning News Headlines: A former cheerleading coach at North Marion High School waives her right to a preliminary hearing--31-year old Mandy Barker faces charges of sexually abusing teenage boys, West Liberty U will go tobacco free on Jan. 1, shoppers were out bargain hunting at malls across WV on Wednesday and expect them to be back out today, and WVU quarterback Geno Smith will help starting the trading day on Wall Street as he and the Mountaineers visit the NYSE--later today a visit to the 9/11 Memorial.
Morning News Headlines: Although we'll see some slick spots and snowfall across the state today--the wind is expected to be the big problem with gusts over 50mph in some spots, WV will get enough money from a federal Labor Dept. emergency grant to hire 30-temporary workers for cleanup from Superstorm Sandy, the search continues for a Logan Co. 18-year old charged with shooting his girlfriend's stepfather on Christmas Day, and Christmas is over but malls and stores around the state are packed with shoppers looking for deals--retailers say the next few weeks are critical to their holiday shopping season bottom line.
Morning News Headlines: High winds have caused up to 10,000 power outages today in WV--and more are possible with gusts up to 50mph, winter weather advisories in the western counties--winter storm warning in effect in the mountains, ski resorts across the state are opening up today---except for Canaan Valley which opens on next Wed., up to 100 dogs will not be put down at the Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter after volunteer vets checked the dogs half are now up for adoption and the other half in isolation for two weeks to monitor for distemper--only four had to be euthanized, and there will be no more delays in the sentencing of UBB employee Gary May a request to delay the Jan. 17th sentencing has been denied.
Morning News Headlines: Senator Manchin is walking back remarks he made about gun control back on Monday---Manchin says he isn't advocating a ban on anything but wanting to start a discussion about ending violence, Congressman Nick Rahall says he'll oppose the bill aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff today in the US House--the plan would increase taxes only for those earning more than $1-Million/year, the Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt generates $70,000 for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, and a guy walked into the K-Mart in Vienna on Wednesday--and wrote a check for $8,638.12 and paid over every layaway in the store which included toys, 41 layaways in all and stressed he remain anonymous.
Morning News Headlines: Senator Manchin says the time has come for a discussion about increased gun control in the United States, voters in Wayne Co. reject a school bond and in the process lose $20 Million in SBA grant funding, WV cast its five electoral college votes on Monday for the Romney-Ryan ticket, the city of Princeton is waiting on the red tape to be cleared to up up a new sign with the winning slogan from a contest earlier this year--the sign will read, "The Heart of Mercer County," and gas prices dipped again overnight to an average of $3.23/gallon in WV
Morning News Headlines: Work by firemen and other emergency responders is being praised in the wake of Tuesday's gas line explosion in Kanawha Co., meanwhile federal investigators say they've discovered the pipe where the blast happened had thinned to less than a tenth of an inch in a six foot section, Jerod Green faces 40-years in prison after his conviction Thursday of the murder of Monongalia Co. deputy Todd May, the US Atty. for northern WV is critical of the Harrison Co. sheriff for pulling his people out of a regional drug task force, and FEMA turns down West Virginia for individual assistance for damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.
Morning News Headlines: NTSB Investigating team will meet with firemen, dispatchers, and witnesses to get their stories about Tuesday's pipeline explosion in Kanawha Co, Senator Rockefeller says he's been in contact with the head of NTSB and NiSource and believes getting to the root cause of the explosion is critical, DOT Secretary Paul Mattox said teamwork and dedication were critical to repairing 1,600 square feet of I-77 in a mere 16-hours, recovery crews in Harrison Co. say they hope to receive the tools today enabling them to free the body of a heavy operator stuck inside the cab of a dozer submerged in a sludge pond for nearly two weeks, and the state Board of Education returns control of the Lincoln Co. school system to the local school board.
Morning News Headlines: NTSB team will today focus efforts on first-reponders, dispatchers, and witnesses in their investigation of the Sissonville gas line explosion, those witnesses share their tales of terror with MetroNews all believed it was initially a plane crash--or the end of time, in Wheeling recovery teams will return to the scene of a weekend fire after learning two homeless people may have been in the building when it burned, and Monongalia County's commission approves a special tax district clearing the way for construction of a new baseball stadium in Morgantown
Morning News Headlines: A dozer operator missing since his machine plunged into a slurry pond in Harrison Co. has been found in the cab of the dozer--but recovery of his body will take some time, Kanawha Co. sniper Sean Lester gets another six-years in prison on federal firearms charges unrelated to the state sentence of 40-years for the killing of Jeannie Patton, the investigation into the use of excessive force by 15-guards at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville continues while another internal probe has been wrapped up with one officer resigning and six more disciplined, and Oak Hill Mayor Jon Nick Lopez has resigned--he was asked to step down when he was promoted in the WV National Guard.
Morning News Headlines: A Harrison Co. man dies when he fled police in Putnam County and crashes into the back of a semi at a high rate of speed, a funeral is set tomorrow for the Beth Ann Krauss--she was found dead with her two children in a burned out building in Lewis County all three had been shot, an explosion that left a Preston Co. man hospitalized was no accident and is under investigation, flags are flying at half-staff across the state and country today in observance of Pearl Harbor Day, and it was the Joyful Night Celebration last night at the state capitol.
Morning News Headlines: A Randolph Co. woman shot by her ex-husband is doing better today--her the ex-husband was shot and killed after a standoff with State Police, Consol Energy has a pair of plans aimed at recovery of the body of a dozer operator lost in a sludge pond six days ago in Harrison Co., the acting US Commerce Secretary will visit Macy's fulfillment center in Martinsburg today, and a report from the White House is out with the state-by-state impact of going over the "fiscal cliff"-- it claims income taxes for average middle-class wage earners in WV would go up on average $2,200 annually.
Morning News Headlines: Consol Energy unveils a long-term and short-term plan to work toward recovery of a dozer operator missing in a Harrison Co. sludge pond, foul play is not suspected in the death of a student at Mountain State University, meanwhile officials with MSU will learn by Dec. 18 if their last ditch effort to save the school is accepted--they made a final appeal against being stripped of accreditation this week in Chicago, and in Huntington a man has come forward and confessed to stealing Baby Jesus from a nativity scene--he apologized and said he was drunk when he did it.
Morning News Headlines: Barges are moving closer to a sunken bulldozer in a Harrison Co. slurry pond--MSHA has issued its plan to dredge the pond to free the dozer and recover the body of its operator, an investigation is now underway in Randolph Co. after a standoff between Troopers and a man in Coalton resulted in his being shot by State Police overnight, a convenience store in Huntington will be demolished in a crime-ridden neighborhood--the latest in an effort by federal authorities to crackdown on drug activity in the Fairfield neighborhood, and the Superintendent of the New River Gorge National River in WV is about to take on a new assignment--Don Stryker will leave WV in January to take a post with the park service at Denali National Park in Alaska.
Morning News Headlines: The investigation into the collapse of a slurry pond in Harrison Co. starts today--even as crews continue looking for a bulldozer and operator who were lost in that slurry back on Friday, a Calhoun Co. man dies in a car wreck in Ritchie Co., five people are arrested in Wyoming Co. for stealing$8,000 worth of copper from the Itman Mine, leaders in various state, county, and municipal agencies today will be briefed by FEMA on reimbursement for costs dealing with Superstorm Sandy, and the WVU Alumni Association is assembling bowl packages for the Pinstripe Bowl and fan activities in NYC.
Morning News Headlines: The search will continue for a fourth day today in a slurry pond in Harrison County for a missing dozer operator after the machine fell into the pond Friday when the bank gave way while improving a road, a Logan County man has been found dead after apparently trying to steal copper wire, a former worker in the Mercer Co. Sheriff's Office repays $14,000 she embezzled and pleads guilty to the charges, work starts in January on the new Highland Hospital mental health facility in Clarksburg, and the Mountaineers will play Syracuse in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium in NYC December 29.
Morning News Headlines: A man indicted for the murder of his estranged daughter-in-law in the parking lot of a Morgantown Wal-Mart will plead guilty, a Mercer Co. drug dealer gets up to six years for dealing Opana in Princeton, Copper thieves are blamed for knocking 3,000 out of power Thursday in Charleston--the search for suspects continues, the state Board of Education got a tongue lashing from critics when it voted a second time to refire Dr. Jorea Marple Thursday as state school superintendent, and Mountianeer fans say goodby to Geno, Tavon, and a host of seniors who made life exciting over the past 4-5 years at Mountaineer Field when they take on Kansas to end the 2012 regular season.
Morning News Headlines: The State BOE votes a second time to fire Dr. Jorea Marple--critics call it a "dog and pony" show trying to correct errors in the initial firing and avoid a lawsuit, US Senator Joe Manchin calls for all US troops to be pulled from Afghanistan and the war ended immediately, former political candidate Hiram Lewis will stand trial on charges of shooting a man at his Clay Co. home in January, and MTV releases the trailer to their replacement show for Jersey Shore---"Buckwild" debuts in January and features nine residents of the Sissonville area living the wild life in West Virginia.
Morning News Headlines: A break-in at an Appy Power substation in Charleston leaves about 3,000 out of power this morning, a month after Sandy and still a lot of cleanup work to be done in the state--some of it critical before the big snow comes again, state lawmakers want to hear from WV vets on what services they need from the state, accused killer Charlie March admits he killed his co-worker Kathy Goble and wants to plead guilty--a Kanawha Co. judge delayed that until the day after Christmas as investigators await the processing of evidence, and the average price for a gallon of gasoline in WV dropped overnight to $3.55.
Morning News Headlines: Kanawha County Sniper Shawn Lester enters a plea agreement to unrelated federal firearms charges--sentencing in December, a Bluefield man is arrested with 900 hydromorphone pills--he's accused of selling the drugs out of his laundromat, investigators confirm a gun was found in the ashes of a burned out building where a mother and two children were found dead after a fire in Lewis Co., a former Lincoln Co. commissioner faces sentencing today for lying to the FBI in a vote fraud investigation, and officials say all of Holly River State Park will have to be rewired following damage from Superstorm Sandy.
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Morning News Headlines: State Fire Marshall is investigating the death of a mother and her toddler children in a blaze in Lewis Co., a Mason Co. man has died after shooting his estranged wife and then himself, a Chapmanville man accused of murdering his wife says he was defending himself when she died, First Energy hopes to have the last 2,000 or so customers' power restored by tomorrow evening--today marks two weeks since the electricity went out for many of them, more than 2,500 acres of forest in Mercer Co. burns near Bluefield, and the Oak Hill K-Mart will close--putting 59 out of a job.
Morning News Headlines: A mother and her two toddler children are dead after fire engulfs an out-building at a home in Lewis Co., a Logan Co. man accused in his wife's murder claims self-defense, a looming pilot shortage could be detrimental to small airports like those in WV--the shortage caused next year when the FAA ups the required flight hours for pilots to be certified to fly commercially, WVU's enrollment this semester hits an all-time high of 29,706--around half of those students from out-of-state, and the number of Promise Scholarships awarded this year is on the decline.
Morning News Headlines: A Logan Co. woman is dead and her estranged husband jailed after a murder at a Chapmanville Motel Sunday, State Police investigate and attempted murder/suicide at a home in Point Pleasant, Governor Tomblin says the budget will be the top issue at this year's legislative session--now just over three months away, PEIA plans to use built up reserves to cover the costs of increases and premiums and deductibles for policy holders should remain the same this coming year, and the DOH says it will spend several months clearing left over trees and debris from Sandy now scattered along WV roadsides.
Morning News Headlines: A Mason Co. man is hospitalized after police say he shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself, a Logan Co. man is in jail charged with killing his wife at a local motel, a Putnam Co. man is dead after being hit by a train Saturday near Hurricane, First Energy has whittled down their outage numbers down to 2,800 nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, and the weather was fantastic over the weekend--but it did create conditions for forest fires and several broke out--those are expected to be curbed with rain in the forecast today.
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Morning News Headlines: More than a week after Hurricane Sandy delivered a blizzard to WV and still 15,000 are without power, tree cutting teams from Missouri and California have now returned home after spending a week clearing roads in WV--for some it was the most snow they had ever seen, Governor Tomblin urges those who had damage from Sandy to report it to their local OES office--the data is critical for applying for a federal disaster declaration, a third suspect--a juvenile-has been arrested in connection with a murder last weekend in Raleigh Co., and a Mason Co. man faces charges for stealing newspapers from a vending machine--he tells police he did it to get the coupons from the paper to help afford to feed his family.
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Morning News Headlines: First Energy still has 51,000 people without power a week after the blizzard--the bulk of those in Preston, Tucker, Barbour, and Upshur Counties, FEMA is also reporting problem just getting to places to *** damage from the storm, Congressman Nick Rahall says Congress needs to understand the American people are fed up with fighting and indecision in Washington as they begin the "lame-duck" session of Congress, and Supreme Court Justice-elect Allen Loughery says his successful campaign was truly a grass-roots effort.
Morning News Headlines: Republicans picked up 11-seats in the House of Delegates Tuesday--although still a minority it's the biggest numbers the GOP has had in the House in 80-years, one of the biggest legislative race surprises 25-year old coal miner Joshua Nelson's sound defeat of incumbent Larry Barker in Boone County, First Energy still has 15,000 customer out of power more than a week after the storm and hopes to have much of the power restored by midnight Friday--but it could still be Sunday for the most remote residents, and one person is dead after a collision between a car and school bus in Mingo Co.--no students on the bus at the time.
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Morning News Headlines: Some are predicting voter turnout in West Virginia could be as high as 65% this election, just over 110,000 voted early in WV--that's down from 2008, but included five-fewer days to vote and the blizzard, Huntington voters are choosing the mayor today, in Wheeling a vote is on that would lift a provision that requires two police officers in every patrol car, there's also an amendment on the ballot which would lift the term limits for county sheriffs in WV--it's been rejected three times before, tune in to MetroNews Radio stations tonight for the most complete WV election coverage and online at www.wvmetronews.com
Morning News Headlines: Appy Power outages are down to fewer than 1,000--but First Energy still has 32,000 out of service and is working to restore them for a sixth day, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited WV over the weekend--vowing all available resources from the federal government will be available as WV recovers from Hurricane Sandy, election day is 24-hours away--officials have had to relocate 8-voting precincts due to power outages and heavy snowfall for tomorrow's vote, a 10-year old boy is dead in Mason Co. after being hit by a pickup truck Sunday, and two are dead following a head on collision in Mingo County.
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Morning News Headlines: A Boone County woman faces charges she deliberately held her child so tight to her chest she smothered the 4-month old--the boy is recovering, US Senator Joe Manchin says he's disappointed in both candidates for President--saying neither has indicated any specifics on how to come together and fix the economic mess facing the country, coal industries decline continues with the most profitable companies now feeling the squeeze--Consol Energy reported an $11-Million dollar loss in 3rd quarter during the same time last year Consol posted a $167-Million profit, and a ruling which could cost the Elkins Tigers all of their wins in the 2012 season appears headed for court--the SSAC issued the ruling stripping the team of all victories after it was learned a player was ineligible.
Morning News Headlines: County Clerks across WV report high numbers on the first day of early voting Wednesday--early voting continues through Nov. 3, fire consumes one of the buildings at Armstrong Industries in Jackson Co. overnight--nobody hurt in the blaze, former ICG CEO Ben Hatfield has been named the new President and CEO of Patriot Coal, the UMWA files suit against Peabody and Arch Coal claiming the two companies deliberately funneled pension and healthcare obligations for retirees and active workers into Patriot Coal to deliberately avoid paying them, and the Mountaineer Food Bank says it is struggling to resupply its shelves after being hard hit during the aftermath of the June Derecho storm in West Virginia.
Morning News Headlines: Early voting gets underway in WV today and runs through Nov. 3--Election Day is Nov. 6, a man who gave State Police in Logan the slip on Monday while being processed at the detatchment is back in custody, McDowell Co. authorities now say that Monday night fire at Newhall claimed two lives--a man and a woman, charter bus companies who book trips to the Greenbrier will no longer be able to advertising gaming at the resort as part of those trips, and for a 6th straight year West Virginia tops the list of states where you're most likely to hit a deer with your vehicle--State Farm Insurance says there's a 1-40 chance it will happen on a WV roadway.
Morning News Headlines: A former Democrat party chairman admits the POTUS' lack of popularity in West Virginia could give Republicans a bigger share of straight ticket voters in the November election, the Mayor of Bluefield believes the outcome of the election may be the deciding factor on how 200 layoffs at Norfolk-Southern impact his city, the White House grants 16 more West Virginia counties a declaration allowing for individual assistance from June 29th derecho, and a man is in custody in Marion County after a pedestrian is run over.
Morning News Headlines: More fallout from the difficulties facing the coal industry--Norfolk-Southern has now laid off 200 conductors and engineers in its Pocahontas Division in Southern WV, the state's Community and Technical Colleges are attempting to lure more young high school grads with the promise of quick training and good paying jobs soon after graduation, the Mayor of Ranson says his town is prepared if neighboring Maryland approves table games--Ranson has moved its share of table games revenue from the Charles Town Races into a capital improvement fund--rather than part of the permanent salary structure of its budget, and Chesapeake Energy is backing off plans to drill a well near Wheeling Park High School after stiff opposition from the Ohio Co. School Board, County Commission, and City of Wheeling.
Morning News Headlines: A new Armory and Army Reserve Center in Fairmont is open and named for WV's only living Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams, a member of the Virginia National Guard has entered a plea agreement with prosecutors in Berkeley Co.--as part of the plea charges of committing a terrorist act are dismissed against William Alemar, Kansas State University President says ugly remarks about West Virginia and WVU made on internet message boards were wrong--but were in no way connected to his school, and it's Bridge Day in Fayette Co.-- tomorrow is the one day of the year you can legally walk and base jump from the steel arch New River Gorge Bridge.
Morning News Headlines: The Boy Scouts of American release files involving allegations of sexual abuse dating back decades--two of those cases were in WV involving leaders in Glen Dale and Barboursville in the early 70's, State Police say a Logan Co. man confessed to causing injuries to a two-year old which resulted in the child's death, steelworkers at Weirton's ArcerlorMittal plant have ratified a new 3-year contract, K-State's President is doing his best to distance his university from derogatory remarks made on internet message boards this week toward WVU ahead of Saturday's game, and the WV Division of Forestry says if you've been waiting to take a drive to look at the leaves in full peak color--this is the weekend to do it.
Morning News Headlines: A Jefferson Co. man is dead after being struck by a train, a two-vehicle accident claims a life on Drawdy Mt. in Boone Co. , a drug bust in Harrison Co. nets 14-arrests, federal prosecutors say a drug sweep in Marion Co. back in the spring results in 52-convictions, more than 2,600 WV residents have applied to FEMA for individual assistance from the June 29th Derecho storm, and the Greenbrier Resort is under scrutiny from the Lottery Commission for possibly allowing bus loads of day trippers into the casino in violation of lottery policy.
Morning News Headlines: The search for a missing elderly man in Monongalia County ends tragically when his body is found not far from his home, a motorcycle crash in Huntington over the weekend leaves one dead, the ribbon cutting it today on the Gestamp operation in South Charleston which has already been up and running for several months, Morgantown police look for suspects in another downtown attack, and all was quiet in Morgantown Saturday night following WVU's defeat at the hands of Texas Tech.
Morning News Headlines: An arrest is made in Bluefield after a man is killed and his wife wounded in a break-in back on Monday night, Alpha Natural Resources says they are reviewing a recent NLRB decision awarding 80-members of the UMWA their jobs and 8-years back pay from their case against Massey Energy, a federal court dismisses a lawsuit which would have forced the government to declare Blair Mountain an historic site--providing protection from potential mountaintop mining, and longtime WV Attorney General Darrel McGraw says debating his opponent Patrick Morrisey would only draw more attention to his opponent--therefore McGraw says he'll let his longtime record in WV speak for itself.
Morning News Headlines: Morgantown city officials are once again looking for answers in the rash of street fires that broke out in the post-game celebration there on Saturday--one furniture fire spread and destroyed three cars, a Mason Co. man cops a plea to charges in a murder-for-hire case, a former Wheeling police officer is acquitted of on charges of sexual abuse, PEIA says no major changes for policy holders in the new year--but the costs will increase for active state workers, and a Baylor fan is impressed with the welcome he received in Morgantown on Saturday--and says he'll spread the word to his fellow fans in the Big XII.
Morning News Headlines: A volunteer fireman in Boone Co. is doing better after crashing a tanker truck Tuesday in Sylvester on his way to a fire, an attorney for the First Amendment Center says Kanawha Co. was correct to end the practice of a pregame prayer over the P-A before football games--he adds however the Sissonville High Student body is within its rights to lead a prayer on its own prior to the game, a student at Pickens High School is challenging the state's requirement for vaccinations--Olivia Hudok and her father are suing the school system saying the shots violate their religious beliefs, and Maryland voters will decide on election day whether to allow table games there--it could create more competition for the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town.
Morning News Headlines: FEMA is attempting to notify folks in four WV counties of their eligibility now for compensation after the June derecho, two Maryland men cop pleas for a November shooting at Club Twisted in Berkeley Co. -- the victim survived despite being shot 7-times, Clarksburg police say a newly created neighborhood watch program is paying big dividends in catching criminals, and Marshall President Steven Kopp will deliver his "State of the University" address.
Morning News Headlines: Sentencing today for a Lincoln Co. man who pulled a gun on investigators looking into voter fraud, five people have been indicted after fire destroyed five vehicles at the Rainelle State Police detatchment last year, today is the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of 3-year old Aliayah Lunsford in Lewis Co. , the state Higher Ed Policy Commission are looking to fine tune the financial aid application process, and work is moving forward on creation of a walking trail through the Huntington area in memory of Dr. Paul Ambrose who was killed at the Pentagon on 9/11.
Morning News Headlines: Police arrest 25-individuals in a drug bust in New Martinsville, an Elkins man is suing Taylor Co. authorities claiming they used excessive force in his arrest, the US Education Secretary says community commitment is the key to McDowell County's recovery, demolition crews blast the old Ices Ferry Bridge across Cheat Lake and the steel is hauled off for recycling, and Bo Orlando--a member of the WVU 1988 Fiesta Bowl team is among those to be inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame this weekend.
Morning News Headlines: Heavy rainfall across WV with a flood watch in effect--some areas could see up to 3-inches of rain, the PSC is reviewing the response of the state's utilities to the derecho this week, a Mississippi man shot and killed outside a Berkeley Co. bar was a decorated Iraq war vet, Roane Co. schools receive $300,000 for work on Walton Elementary to correct erosion, and the Hatfields & McCoys picks up three Creative Arts Emmys and is nominated for a number of awards at the Prime-Time Emmys this weekend.
Morning News Headlines: A Braxton Co. teenager faces a charge of wanton endangerment after the shooting death of his uncle--the teen tells State Police it was an accident, Senator Rockefeller condemns the attack on the US Embassy in Libya--but say it will not derail the peace process led by the US there, enrollment way down this semester at Mountain State University--at one time MSU had 9,000 students, this semester only 1,080 as they are due to lose accreditation on Dec. 31, drought conditions in Mineral Co. prompt mandatory water conservation orders in the city of Keyser and several surrounding communities, and the National Guard will help on a project in Huntington to demolish several abandoned homes in the city which have become eyesores and contribute to urban blight.
Morning News Headlines: Today is 9/11 and in commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the attacks Gov. Tomblin and the First Lady will lay a wreath at the state Fireman's Memorial in Charleston--also asking for a statewide moment of silience at 8:46am the moment the first plane hit the WTC, state lawmakers are seeking answers over who bugged an office of the state Division of Corrections, court system leaders say gains have been made to truancy problems in WV--but not nearly enough progress, and an officials with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pleasants Co. has been arrested on sex related charges.
Morning News Headlines: Senator Joe Manchin will stage an open discussion today along with two key leaders in...
Morning News Headlines: Hundreds lined I-79 as the funeral procession of State Trooper Eric Workman snaked...
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Morning News Headlines: Charges against a Huntington man are being upped to murder after the man he is accused of hitting in the head with a cinder block has died, a Harrison Co. man has been charged with the kidnapping of an elderly woman, Raleigh Co. public defender expects a number of drug cases to be dismissed after questions have been raised about the integrity of evidence storage at the Beckley PD, and it's back to class today for Marshall University students.
Morning News Headlines: Arraignment expected in the coming weeks for a Hollywood, California man who attempted to extort Millions from some of the nation's people--including WV coal magnate Chris Kline, a show of solidarity among many unions during a rally last night in Jackson Co. for USW members at Constellium, Appy Power and Wheeling Power are asking the PSC for permission to sell $400 Million in bonds to pay off backlogged bills without raising rates, WVU A-D Oliver Luck is asking Mountaineer fans to extend a hand of hospitality to visiting fans in Morgantown this fall to change the university's national image, and high school football gets underway in WV tonight.
Morning News Headlines: Charleston Police are investigating after two people were shot at the Orchard Manor Housing Complex about 5:20am, one person injured when a coal ash silo collapsed Monday at the Albright Power Station in Preston Co., no citations from that flash fire at a drilling rig in Harrison Co. last week which left three men injured, in reports submitted to the PSC Mon Power and Potomac Edison put damages from the derecho at $110-Million--AppCo damages estimated so far at $60-Million and climbing, and officials at NRAO in Green Bank say they have several months to try and change the minds at the National Science Foundation about a recent recommendation to divest in the NRAO facilities.
Morning News Headlines: The defense will begin presenting evidence in a Nicholas Co. murder trial today in a case...
Morning News Headlines: Three people injured overnight in an explosion at a gas drilling site in Harrison Co.,...
Morning News Headlines: Charleston Police say they think they know what happened in a weekend homocide--but are having trouble getting witnesses to cooperate, authorities do not suspect foul play after a WV man is found dead in the Ohio River near Catlettsburg, KY, despite a bad investment year the head of the state Investment Management Board says it's a good idea to leave the annual return goal at 7.5%, Governor Tomblin says next year's budget wont' be easy and he isn't high on the idea of giving any state agencies a pass on trimming their budget, and just in time for a return of students to Marshall--the DOH starts a construction project on Hal Greer Blvd a main artery into Huntington.
Morning News Headlines: WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen inks a contract which keeps him in Morgantown through 2017 and...
Morning News Headlines: Governor Tomblin tells state department heads to be prepared for more than 7% budget cuts in the next fiscal year, three people--including an infant--are alive after their car was hit by a train in Martinsburg, an accident near Duval in Lincoln Co. leaves a Griffithsville man dead, the search will continue today on the Kanawha River near Gauley Bridge for a man missing and presumed drowned, and the Morgantown High School Band will now work to raise $800,000 to march in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Ca.
Morning News Headlines: Senator Jay Rockefeller says collecting sales tax on Internet purchases is not a new...
Morning News Headlines: Shawn Lester cops a plea to one of the three sniper killings in Kanawha Co.--he faces up to 40-years in prison, the first of three men charged in an Upshur Co. waives his preliminary hearing--charges against Jessee Heater go to the grand jury, the trial of Jefferson Co. Sheriff Bobby Shirley is delayed until next year--Shirley remains in office accused of roughing up a man in custody, and the Mingo Co. prosecutor tells lawmakers there's a bigger problem with people driving high in southern West Virginia than driving drunk and it's a problem since there's no way to give a test in the field for illicit drugs.
Morning News Headlines: Nine years after the Sniper Slayings in Kanawha Co. the man accused of all three pleads guilty to second degree murder in only one case, a former Milton doctor pleads guilty to illegally distribution prescription pain meds out of her Cabell Co. clinic, 20-members of the environmental group RAMPS claim they were mistreated when they were hauled off to jail following a weekend protest at a surface mine in Lincoln County, and the PSC will continue to hear evidence today in the bid by Century Aluminum to land a special rate for power to clear the way to restart operations at their Jackson Co. plant.
Morning News Headlines: A police chase started in Nitro about 3:30am and wound through three counties before ending with the suspect shot on I-77 near Fairplain, thousands are out of power across southern WV again thanks to violent thunderstorms which rumbled through the region Thursday, Governor Tomblin has a list of specific questions about the future of Medicaid and whether WV should opt out--he's sent those questions directly to US Health and Human Resources Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Lincoln Co. Commissioner Thomas Ramey Jr. was a no-show for Thursday's county commission meeting--Ramey faces federal charges of election law violations.
Morning News Headlines: Huntington Police are looking for a man who shot another--from a bicycle, state fire marshal's office continues to probe a blaze in Mineral Co. from Friday which left three dead, the new federal transportation bill has very little money leftover to advance road construction in WV, DOH is planning safety upgrades at the I-79/68 Split in Monongalia Co.--no word on when the work will start, and an expanded federal school lunch program will provide at least 90,000 additional meals to WV school students when school starts this fall.
Morning News Headlines: WV Lottery finished fiscal year with $81-Million surplus--lottery officials say with Ohio and Pa. gaming coming on line don't expect that to be common in the future, closing arguments today in a Martinsburg murder trial--defendant accused of killing a woman and a child, one state Senator says he's not ready to give up on Mountain State University--Senator Mike Green says appealing the HLC report is worth the fight, federal money will pay for more free meals in WV schools this fall, and power outages down to 129 for Appy Power and 241 for Mon Power.
Morning News Headlines: It was two steps forward and three back for AEP on Thursday--as outages slowly dropped another storm passed through Southern WV and knocked out more power that had just been restored--both AEP and First Energy are holding to Sunday as when they think all power will be back on, Kanawha County's 911 center is operating in a backup location today after a direct lightening strike during the lunchtime storm Thursday, Governor Tomblin commends line workers doing the best they can--AEP now has close to 4,500 in the field from half the nation, and Old White tamed Tiger on Thursday--Tiger Woods goes into day 2 +1 and eight strokes off the lead in the Greenbrier Classic.
Morning News Headlines: More than half of the Appy Power customers who were knocked out last Friday by the storm are back in service--but still there are 152,000 outages, FirstEnergy reports just over 108,000 outages in northern WV and the eastern panhandle, Stonewall Resort still closed--and no decision on whether they'll open by the weekend, in Jackson Co. despite the outages the Ripley 4th of July Celebration went forward on Wednesday, the driver of a tanker truck is killed in an accident on Route 50 in Harrison Co., and Tiger Woods will tee off at just after 8am at the Old White Course to open the 2012 Greenbrier Classic.
Morning News Headlines: Officials with the Greenbrier Co. CVB say don't fear traffic in next week's Greenbrier Classic--despite a crush of 230,000 people in town, Greenbrier owner Jim Justice buys Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, the state Division of Corrections will end mandatory overtime for corrections officers at the state's regional jails, a man convicted of a 2005 DUI conviction that killed five people has been denied early release on a 2-to-10 year sentence, and state Lottery officials say they are pleasantly surprised that casino revenues are about 10% ahead of projections for this year.
Morning News Headlines: The investigation into what caused a deadly plane crash Friday near Morgantown is underway, authorities say a body found at Pipestem over the weekend appears to be a death under suspicious circumstances, the DEP has six slots to fill for Oil and Natural Gas Inspectors--positions created with the Horizontal Drilling Act by the Legislature, the first of four public hearings on a 5% rate increase request by Mountaineer Gas gets underway tonight in Charleston, and we're a week away from the start of the 3rd Annual Greenbrier Classic.
Morning News Headlines: Harsh criticism here at home for Sen. Jay Rockefeller for his remarks critical of coal in...
Morning News Headlines: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says he's never been to a Democrat National Convention and...
Morning News Headlines: US Attorney Booth Goodwin says Alpha Natural Resources is living up to its commitment to...
Morning News Headlines: The search goes on for a shooting suspect in Oak Hill who shot a police officer--officer...
Morning News Headlines: Investigators in St. Mary's say two dogs that mauled a 2-year old to death this week were within an invisible fence--but there was no barrier to keep the toddler from wandering into the yard with the dogs, two men are jailed in Beckley after allegedly breaking into the home of an 80-year old woman, beating her, and stealing her jewelery and medicine, an alarming rise in the number of childhood diabetes cases in WV--the most at risk ages 2 and under, and either Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon or Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are in line to be the next chair of the Senate Energy Committee--today both will be the guest of Sen. Joe Manchin touring WV and learning more about the state's energy producing capability.
Morning News Headlines: WV Coal Association President Bill Rainey pens a letter to the PSC asking for a favorable...
Morning News Headlines: A Fayette Co. mother is in custody after she allegedly left her four children--ages 8mons to 6 years old--in a motel room alone at 3am, a series of forums put on by the coal industry to raise awareness of the "war on coal" wraps up today in Beckley, the PSC says a rate case between Century Aluminum and Appy Power won't be decided until after August 22, and hundreds of motorcycles will roll into Charleston today as part of the annual "Run for the Wall"--they'll rally at 9am on the capitol complex at the Veterans Memorial.
Morning News Headlines: Thousands are expected to pay their final respects today in Morgantown to late coach Bill Stewart--public viewing from 2-9 at Morgantown Events Center, a motorcycle collides with a school bus in Hancock Co. and bursts into flames--biker dead, a lawsuit before a US Appeals Court argues who should be ultimately responsible for safety in a coal mine--company or MSHA?, and the bright lights will again shine in Huntington as the iconic sign on the Keith Albee Theater was reinstalled Wednesday after being repaired from damage incurred during a storm earlier this year.
Morning News Headlines: Fans and friends pay tribute to late WVU Coach Bill Stewart who collapsed and died of a...
Morning News Headlines: A murder/suicide in Mercer Co. leaves a man and his son dead, the body of a missing fishermen is found on the New River--victim drowned last week near Dun Glen, the state legislature will explore the possibility of an independent group of appointees to handle the next redistricting work in West Virginia, a digital evidence confidence will open today at Marshall University hosted by the US Attorney's office, and gasoline prices are on the way down as we head toward Memorial Day.
Morning News Headlines: Authorities round up 8-more arrests from this week's weapons/drug sweep in Marion Co., a worker is injured at the Northcentral WV Regional Airport when an oxygen tank explodes, NPS at New River Gorge feeling the loss of an interpretive ranger who died of a heart attack on the job this week, ceremony set in Morgantown tomorrow to honor the memory of Sgt. Gene Vance--first casualty of WV Nat. Guard in the War on Terror killed in action 10-years ago tomorrow, and four brothers from Clay Co. will be honored for their military service with a bridge named for them--three of the Jones Brothers were killed in WWII the other retired from the Air Force and died in 1994.
Morning News Headlines: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson tells Congress the Clean Air Act isn't hurting the economy--and says it is in fact helping the economy, DEP inspectors in WV are raising a fuss over pay--claiming newly hired inspectors with less training and experience are earning nearly the same as them, Chesapeake Energy is cash strapped and in severe need of a rebound in the natural gas price, PSC Consumer Advocate says a "special rate" for Century Aluminum would be a good deal to reopen the plant in Ravenswood--but would cause residential rate payers to pay higher prices for power, and a couple charged with making meth in a Kanawha Co. motel room has been arrested again--within a month--for making meth in a Cabell Co. motel room.
Morning News Headlines: Dozens arrested and numerous guns, drugs, and cash seized in a drug/weapons sweep in Marion Co., a body found in the Kanawha River near Dunbar is at the state M-E's office awaiting autopsy, Wyoming Co. Sheriff says they've identified a man found in a swimming pool--but can't say if his death is connected to that of other missing persons discovered dead in recent months, Chesapeake Energy is in financial dire straights--the company has taken out a $4 BILLION dollar loan to pay bills amid falling natural gas prices, and a Huntington couple faces charges after leaving their three children--ages 5, 2, and 9-months--at home unsupervised while they tried to steal copper pipe from a home and were arrested.
Morning News Headlines: The manhunt for a double-murder suspect in Boone Co. ended early this morning in Kanahwa Co., two more fires overnight in Huntington--but these two were in occupied homes unlike more than 40-other arsons in vacant buildings in recent months, Greenbrier Co. officials believe the addition of Tiger Woods to the list of players at the Greenbrier Classic will be a huge boost to all of the region in terms of people attending, and Author Anne Black-Gray is in WV this week touting her new book which takes a different look at the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.
Morning News Headlines: Man wanted for double-murder and sexual assault in Boone Co. arrested early this morning in Kanawha Co., a Preston Co. man is found dead in the elevator shaft of hospital in Kingwood, state lawmakers may consider giving Secretary of State more discretion in denying candidacy to those not qualified to serve in office--a reaction to the success of prison inmate Keith Judd on the Democrat presidential ballot last week, and Mountain State University will soon learn the fate of the school's accreditation.
Morning News Headlines: Appalachian Power says it wanted more transparency in a deal for electric service at Century Aluminum, a major highway repair gets started tonight on I-77/64 in Charleston--replacement of concrete will take more than a year and cause traffic backups at night, state lawmakers tackled the difficult problem of jail overcrowding Monday during interim meetings, two students at Mingo Central HS injured in a collision with a coal truck, and the Greenbrier Classic adds Tiger Woods to the lineup for 2012.
Morning News Headlines:Tiger Woods will play the Greenbrier Classic, an advocate of small schools says it's time to review the 1982 Recht Decision--which he claims is a failure, a Mt. Olive inmate is indicted for murder, WV unemployment rate down 1/10th of a percent in April to 6.7%, and flags across WV flying at half-staff today in honor of law enforcement killed in the line of duty.
Morning News Headlines: MSHA head Joe Main says real-time communications technology to be used in mine rescue situations is very near, the state's economy is not looking nearly as bright with continuing news coal production is lagging--Alpha Natural Resources announced more layoffs Friday, the reopening of Century Aluminum now looks further off with the news Century and Appy Power couldn't reach an agreement on a power rate, and Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito, Congressman Nick Rahall, and Senator Jay Rockefeller are all members of a conference committee working on the Federal Highway Funding bill in DC.
Morning News Headlines: A change by the USPS which will keep many rural WV post offices open for the time being--but with reduced hours, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito says she'll back Mitt Romney in November--but it unsure what role she'll play in his WV campaign, the success of federal prison inmate Keith Judd in Tuesday's primary continues to draw international attention--Judd got 40% of the Democrat votes in Tuesday's primary, and five juveniles ages 10 to 17 have been arrested charged with setting several recent fires in Huntington.
Morning News Headlines: Recovery crews on Sunday pulled a missing vehicle from the Kanawha River three days after...
Morning News Headlines: US Senator Joe Manchin says the tragedy at UBB haunts him daily even two years afterward,...
Morning News Headlines: A tearful goodbye in St. Albans this weekend to six of the nine victims of the fatal fire in Charleston--meanwhile funeral services for the other three are in Pittsburgh, the Charleston Daily Mail reports Buckhannon Atty. Tom O'Neil and Putnam Co. prosecutor Mark Sorsaia are the leading candidates to succeed Mike Stuart as state GOP Chairman, hotels are booked from southern WV to Charleston for the National Scout Jamboree next summer, and Senate Majoring Leader John Unger says now is the time to discuss the redistricting process--nine years before it's done again--few seem interested in the idea.
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