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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A Morgantown teenager gets 30-years in prison for murder. Rachel Shoaf, 17, received the sentence in Monongalia County Circuit Court Wednesday for her role in the murder of teen friend Skylar Neese. She could be paroled after serving 10 years. The House of Delegates advances a bill aimed at plugging a growing budget hole in state spending. The legislation would use $20 Million from an infrastructure fund and $19 Million of lottery revenues to plug the $140 Million shortfall. Rainy Day money would make up the rest. The House Judiciary Committee worked several hours Wednesday on the bill to regulate above ground storage tanks in WV. The bill was borne out of the Jan. 9th Chemical Spill and sailed through the Senate early in the session. Monongalia County Delegate Barbara Fleishour is railing against a proposed tax break for the Boy Scouts. Fleishour says the break is too generous for the Scout's operation in Fayette County.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The Tomblin Administration and Legislative leaders are at odds over how best to balance the budget. With two weeks left in the session the governor wants to pull money from the lottery and road fund while lawmakers are more inclined to draw from the Rainy Day Fund. Negotiations are ongoing. There's been another coal slurry spill, this time in McDowell County. The black water leaked form a sediment pond near Gary. It comes less than a week after a release into Fields Creek in Kanawha County from an operation of Patriot Coal. Business owners from last month's chemical spill in Charleston say things are still not back to normal and the cost has been tremendous. A dozen of those business owners laid out their concerns in a discussion with Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito. .and the Senate Judiciary Committee as advanced a bill which would clear the way for the sale of wine at WVU games in the years to come. The bill was introduced at the request of WVU Athletic Director ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: West Virginia has been hit by the southern snow storm which is tracking up the...
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: It's another snowy day across West Virginia. So far this year, the DOH has burned through 236,000 tons of salt and is trying to get more. Officials say it's not a "crises" yet, but they are starting to make contingency plans if the hard winter continues. A member of the Clendenin VFD died Saturday night. Lt. Nathan Smith was killed when his car left the roadway near Elkview and crashed into a house. Nobody else was injured. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito will lead a Congressional Field Hearing in Charleston today. She, and other committee members have questions about the Jan. 9 chemical spill and the handling of the water emergency. WV Regional Jail Authority Director Joe Delong says the idea of hiring more correctional officers to save money has worked in the jails where it's been tried. He projects spreading the program statewide to the entire RJ system could save 4-Million dollars a year. Delong is asking lawmakers to consider taking a portion of that savings ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin suggests he would be in favor of sampling and...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Rainfall is causing low level flooding across the state and a flood watch until midday. There is also a winter storm watch along the Ohio River and a winter storm warning in the Eastern Panhandle. The State Senate will entertain a resolution this morning which blasts the federal government for not getting more involved in the aftermath of the water emergency in Charleston. Meanwhile, representatives of the CDC and EPA will meet with Governor Tomblin in Charleston today. Tomblin will bring the feds up to speed on where they are with the water recovery. IN Washington the water emergency was high profile in one Senate subcommittee on Tuesday. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Ca) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) have crafted a bill aimed at keeping such leaks from happening elsewhere. Three people including a four-year old child are recovering from severe burns after a fire last weekend in Westover. The fire is blamed on fried chicken left on a stove which caused a grease fire.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Travel is dangerous on the state's roads today. Northern West Virginia is...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A Marshall University professor caused a stir Wednesday in an address to state lawmakers. Scott Simonton told members of the legislature he's found formaldehyde in the drinking water in downtown Charleston--claiming it's the by-product of the MCHM spilled into the Elk River. State officials and West Virginia American Water were quick to respond to his claim saying formaldehyde hasn't been part of the situation in the chemical leak and Simonton's remarks were irresponsible and a disservice to the public. Appalachian Power has deal with a number of outages this week. Most are blamed on equipment failure caused by an excessive load on the infrastructure during sub-zero temperatures. Today about 1,000 are out of power in Raleigh County. Former Mingo County Commissioner David Baisden is headed to federal prison for 20-months and must pay restitution. Baisden was sentenced in Charleston Wednesday for extortion.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Temperatures are at or below zero across West Virginia today and there isn't much warmth coming today--highs in the upper teens in the warmest spots. Another bombshell from Freedom Industries. President Gary Southern revealed on Tuesday, 12 days after the original spill of the chemical MCHM, that wasn't the only thing stored in that tank. An addictive chemical called PPH was also present. Unclear how much of that leaked. The Cabell County sheriff's department and Huntington Police are hoping somebody has information to help find out who killed Diane Bess. Her body was found along Route 10 near Salt Rock last week. She had been murdered, last seen alive on Christmas Eve heading out for some shopping. State Police say three people found dead after a fire in the Wetzel County Community of Littleton were murdered. All three were killed before the fire started.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: We're under a winter storm warning across West Virginia. Accumulating snow will fall throughout the day, tapering off this afternoon and followed by cold, arctic air with temperatures in the single digits and below zero. The snow has caused the cancellation of every county's school system in West Virginia today. West Virginia American Water is trying to reassure customers the water in their taps is safe to drink. Officials say testing both at the plant, in the field, and in the Elk River continues and shows no level of contamination. Some aren't so sure and say until the licorice smell is gone, they won't be drinking the water. The Cincinnati Reds Caravan rolls into Charleston on Friday. Among those due to attend, new manager Bryan Price and pitcher Homer Bailey.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: West Virginia American Water has now lifted the do not use advisory for the Southridge/Southside area of Charleston. Residents need to flush their house according to the instructions included at the WV American website and check the interactive map to see if your house is included. Clean Water activist Erin Brockovich is in Charleston and urging local residents to hold the feet of those responsible to the fire over this situation. She staged a town hall meeting in Charleston last night with about 100 people in attendance. A Venture Crew of the Boy Scouts of America is staging a drive to collect empty water bottles for recycling. The group in Cross Lanes decided to take the step out of concern the influx of millions of plastic bottles into the state would begin to fill up landfills. Those can be dropped off at Cross Lanes UMC or the Buckskin Council headquarters at Daniel Boone Park in Charleston. Clean water continues to roll out to distribution points around the region. ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Governor Tomblin's proposed 2014 budget includes $70 Million in spending cuts across state government. It dips into the Rainy Day Fund to offset some costs, but includes a proposed 2% raise for teachers and school service personnel and a $504 raise for other state employees. The state Department of Education is giving its blessing to a transfer of the Cedar Lakes Conference center from its control to that of a private foundation. Investigators say a hot water tank was the source of an explosion during a house fire in Crab Orchard this week. The blast hurt five firemen. ..and the DEP's Office of Oil and Natural Gas has issued a cease operations order to Jay-Bee Oil and Gas company on a drilling site in Tyler County. The well pad was the scene of a leak and spill from an on-site tank earlier this month.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The Polar Vortex is leaving West Virginia. Temperatures today should moderate back to more seasonal conditions with highs around freezing or just below. That is little consolation to about 3,500 Appalachian Power Customers out of service in Putnam County today. Officials say it could be 4 p.m. before service is restored in Hurricane/Teays Valley. Mon Power is working on about 900 outages in Hampshire County. State Police in Lincoln County are looking for a man who broke into First Sentry bank in Hamlin. The suspect was caught on video surveillance breaking a window and letting himself in. He took several papers and documents--including several cancelled checks. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller voted to advance legislation to extend unemployment benefits on procedural votes. Rockefeller favors extending the benefits, Manchin says he's only in support if they identify a way to pay for them.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Officials at the National Weather Service in Charleston say today will be cold, we'll have a warmup over the weekend into the 40's, and Sunday night and Monday WV could see record low temperatures. A legislative audit reportedly found suspicious activity within the state Department of Agriculture under the former administration. Legislative leaders say the audit findings have been presented to the U.S. Attorney. Those include falsified spending reports and other questionable bookkeeping. Former Commissioner Gus Douglass says the findings are a shock to him. State revenues in December were drown $66 Million. The shortfall is causing state Tax and Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss to call for action. He and others crafting the state's budget say more cuts will be necessary to deal with the shortfall--and possibly another one looming. ...and fresh off a win in the Military Bowl over Maryland Marshall Coach Doc Holliday is back on the job. Holliday says he and his coaches plan t ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Christmas is forever marred for two Kanawha County families after a young girl dies of gunshot wounds. Relatives say Payton Thomas, 10, was spending the night with a friend who sneaked a shotgun out of the house. The gun somehow fired as they walked down the road and struck Payton who later died. Relatives are now wanting to know where the adults were when this happened. In Randolph County a truck driver is credited with pulling a five-year old child from a burning car. The car collided with his truck and burst into flames on Rt. 219. The driver of the car was killed and the trucker injured, but he spotted the child in the car and dragged them out. The child is at Ruby Memorial Hospital. A close call on the Ohio River at Huntington Monday. A barge broke loose from it's moorings and was headed straight for the pier of the 31st Street Bridge, but was caught in time by a tug boat. ..and look for malls and shopping centers to be crowded right up until closing time today--w .. ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Temperatures in four West Virginia cities hit new record highs over the weekend. Charleston, Huntington, Elkins, and Beckley all had new all time highs on Saturday. This week temperatures will become much more seasonal. Winds which accompanied that storm have left nearly 2,000 out of power in various locations this morning. Crews are working to restore that service. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams plans to propose an ambitious first step to fixing the city's stormwater system. Williams says the last time anything of any real substance was proposed for the stormwater system was 1948. A ten year old Kanawha County girl is recovering from a shotgun wound. The girl and a nine-year old were target practicing with a .410 gauge shotgun last night in the Pinch area when the accident happened. ...and Wheeling Police say they haven't ruled out foul play in the death of a Martin's Ferry, Ohio man. He was found dead over the weekend along the banks of Wheeling Creek near the Ohio ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The former Clay County Sheriff faces prison time today after he admitted to...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: I-77 northbound in Mercer County is detoured again this morning. The DOH is working to remove a problematic hillside where rock slides have happened several times. Traffic is detoured northbound at exit 1 just after the tunnel. Another slide is causing problems for residents in a part of Wayne County. The slide has blocked the road in the community of Hubbard's Branch in Ceredo. Rocks and boulders tumbled off the hill Sunday and damaged several homes. Huntington Police are looking for a bandit. The man stole the Salvation Army red kettle at gunpoint from two bell ringers in their 70's at a Kroger store in Huntington on Saturday afternoon. Salvation Army officials say if the man needed help, all he had to do was ask. Yeager Airport Director Rick Atkinson said he believes a merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways will improve service at Yeager. Atkinson said the merger will streamline service and increase competition among carriers leading to improved servic ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A man who was being ejected from a Huntington bar this morning pulled a gun and started shooting. He wounded three people before a bar employee pulled his own gun and shot the suspect--fatally wounding him. A Charleston man who was a career criminal is headed to prison for 13 to 50 years. Antonio "Shake" Collins got that sentence on Thursday. His most recent crime was shooting two men in a Charleston 7-11 store for bumping into him. A Mingo Co. teacher has been charged for having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year old student. The relationship with the female student and Jennifer Parson, 32, started earlier this year. State Police say the two exchanged notes and had physical contact. Tucker Co. School Superintendent likes the changes to the school calendar. The new rule expands the year from 43 to 48 weeks in which school systems can fit in their 180 days of instruction. Under the plan approved this week schools have to make up any missed snow days and those h . ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he will support a two-year budget agreement reached between Republican and Democrat members of Congress. Manchin said the compromise bill is a positive first step in a better working relationship between the parties on Capitol Hill. West Virginia's lone provider on the ObamaCare exchange, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, has now registered just over 1,200 for coverage. The company anticipated having about 25,000 by this time. There is concern if they do not register more young, healthy policy holders the company will not break even on the coverage. Charges are pending against a used car lot owner in Preston County. Natural Resources Policy say the owner apparently was burning illegal materials and the smoke made its way into the ventilation system of Tunnelton-Denver Elementary School. Several kids became sick from the fumes. Gilmer County School Board has had partial control of the local school system restored by the state Board of Educati . ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Appalachian Power still report 3,500 outages in southern West Virginia this morning, 2,600 are in Mercer County. Monday's ice storm is blamed and the level of damage in a small area was high. Crews hope to have all power restored by tonight. The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is calling on a national Politcal Action Committee to pull an ad in support of Congressman Nick Rahall. The chamber claims parts of the ad are false and misleading. E. Gordon Gee says he has a lot of reading to do. Gee was back on the Morgantown campus for a meet and greet. Gee plans to begin his work as the university's President for a Term on Jan. 6. He says he has a lot of catching up to do because WVU is a very different place than when he left as president in 1985. ..and the state Dept. of Education is junking the GED as the high school equivalency test of choice. Instead, West Virginia will use the Test Assessing Secondary Completion. It carries the same weight as the GED, but is much cheap ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Former WVU and Ohio State President E.Gordon Gee is expected to be named the interim president of WVU when the state's Higher Ed Policy Commission meets this morning in South Charleston. A massive weather system which put the midwest in a deep freeze in recent days is arriving in West Virginia today. We'll see off and on rain with a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow throughout the weekend. Flood watches are also posted with up to two inches of rain in the forecast with the system. Consol has finalized the sale of five of its massive longwall mining operation in northern West Virginia to Murray Energy of St. Clairesville, Ohio. The purchase was announced by Consol in October as the company moves into a more prominent position with natural gas production and exploration. Famed comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform in Charleston tonight. Seinfeld will be at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. Fans are hoping this show will have a better result than a 2005 appearance w ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Flood watches are posted in many counties of central and southern WV today. Heavy rain and a mix of rain, sleet, and some snow will accompany a nasty forecast heading all the way through the weekend. U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller says the legacy of Nelson Mandella will never be matched. Rockefeller in a statement on the death of the South African leader said he lived a life so remarkable it's hard to believe it was real. Members of the WVU Higher Ed Policy Commission meet today and are expected to approve the new interim president for WVU selected by the Board of Governors on Thursday. MetroNews has confirmed that selection will be former WVU president E. Gordon Gee. ..WVU's annual ceremony to remember and honor those who died at Pearl Harbor is set for today in Morgantown. The annual ceremony will take place at Ogleby Plaza where the original mast of the USS West Virginia, which was sunk in the attack, now stands.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: West Virginia is getting the first statewide snow of the season. Rain changed...
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: 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: 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: 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 federal bankruptcy judge in St. Louis sides with Patriot Coal and approves their plan...
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: President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address tonight--observers say expect the speech to be heavy on a push for immigration reform and gun control, A Doddridge Co. teenager charged with shooting his parents and sister last year is due in court today for arraignment, Huntington police are looking for Debra Browning--the 58-year old dropped off a relative at Pullman Square and hasn't been seen since, and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announces a new policy which ends the longtime practice of public advertising and handing out those "trinkets" at the county fair baring the name of the office holder.
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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: 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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