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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A crime spree over the weekend in Glen Daniel. Three robberies in two days in the tiny Raleigh County town. Among the stores hit, Family Dollar and the Dollar General. Four people are hospitalized after a pleasure boat struck a barge on the Kanawha River overnight. It happened near the Quincy Docks. The DNR is investigating. Two WVU students are set to be in court later today. Andrew Nemes and Christopher Lazzell are charged with hazing in an incident that took place at the Phi Kappa PSi fraternity on North Spruce Street in Morgantown. William Sousa, 21, was sentenced to 48-hours in jail, 9-months on probation and a $1,000 fine earlier this year. Prosecutors called the incident a "planned attack" on the victim. A seat on the West Virginia Board of Education has now been empty for 18 months. It was back in December 2012 when Priscill Haden resigned in protest over the firing of then Superintendent Dr. Jorea Marple. It is up to the governor to appoint a replacement. He ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A stabbing in Parkersburg leaves a man dead. Anthony Armstrong, a recent parolee, was stabbed after he got into a fight with a man and woman in their home. Police say it appeared the stabbing was in self defense and so far no charges filed. Four people are hospitalized after a boating accident on the upper Kanawha River. The pleasure craft apparently collided with a barge near the Quincy docks. No word this morning on the condition of the four victims. A hearing is scheduled for today regarding the sale of Fairmont General Hospital to Alecto Healthcare Services. Three West Virginia mayors were part of a select group invited to the White House over the weekend to talk about technology and helping inventors bring their ideas to the market place. The Mayors of Ranson, Charles Town, and Morgantown were among the 27 mayors nationally invited to the event.
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: There was plenty of lightning last night -- but not a whole lot of light this morning for nearly 58,000 power customers this morning as a result of downed power lines. The former sheriff of Barbour County was sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison for mail fraud. 48-year-old John Hawkins resigned from the office when he entered his guilty plea back in February. He'll self-report to prison in July and he must also make full restitution. A Kanawha County woman who twice threatened to kill Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is headed to prison. Joyce Gilley, 54, entered a plea Tuesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to one count of attempt to commit terrorist acts and one count of terrorist acts. A train traveling through McDowell County Tuesday smoked out part of Northfork. The train caught fire near Keystone. But the engineers wasn't able to fully stop the rain until he reached Northfork. By that time heavy, thick smoke was billowing out and making visability nearly impossible in .. ...
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: State Senate Majority Leader John Unger says the legislature should address the Fetal Pain Bill again. Unger, who supported the measure earlier this year, says there's no use delay taking it up. Supporters are nearing the necessary number of signatures on a petition to force a special session on the matter. Governor Tomblin vetoed the bill earlier this year saying it was unconstitutional. The DEP has put a halt to dumping drilling waste from a Pennsylvania well site into a Harrison County landfill. The material was brought to the Meadowfill Landfill after it was rejected at a Pennsylvania landfill for radioactivity. West Virginia presently doesn't required radiation monitoring, but those rules are being crafted by the agency. A Logan County family escaped their burning home earlier this week, but investigators now say the home on Peach Creek was sprayed with gasoline before it was set fire while the family slept inside. A Monongalia County judge gives a WVU fraternity m . ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: West Virginia is under a flash flood watch over the entire state through 11 p.m. However, once today's system of pop up and powerful showers and thunderstorms is passed, the weekend is looking fantastic. The state Public Service Commission has ordered Mon Power and Potomac Edison to do in person meter readings and stop their estimated billing system. The order follows an investigation into numerous customer complaints over the last three years. Dominion Energy is in the design phase of a multi-state pipeline to deliver Marcellus Shale natural gas to points south. The pipeline would start in Harrison County, but the route it takes to the Virginia border and into the Carolinas is yet to be determined. The U.S. EPA is due to release new air emission standards next week on existing power plants in the United States. Already, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is out with projections which indicate the new standards will be a crushing blow to the economy of Appalachia, particularly ...
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The St. Albans community is in a state of shock and sadness amid the loss of a beloved teenager. Leland Brown II, 15, of St. Albans collapsed and died suddenly after a game of pickup basketball over the weekend. A crowd packed the school's football field last night for a candlelight vigil remembering him. He was a member of the schools baseball and football squads. State fire investigators say a Lincoln County woman died of smoke inhalation, unable to get out of her burning home Sunday. Glenna Ann Hager, 73, of Alkol wasn't touched by the flames which were contained to a grease fire on the stove. The home had no smoke detectors. The Governors Highway Safety Program says it is doubling down on eradicating drunk driving. As the summer travel season gets underway, drivers are being reminded yet again if you drink don't drive. They say chances are more likely than ever that you'll be caught if you attempt to do so. The DHHR is attempting to save some money with the hiring ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: It's a day set aside to pay tribute to those who died in military service to the country. Ceremonies are planned all across the state today to honor West Virginia's war dead, including a parade in Grafton. The 147th Memorial Day service at he National Cemetery in Taylor County was held on Sunday. The place which probably honors the most West Virginia vets killed in action is closed this Memorial Day. There are 10,000 names etched in the granite of the state Veterans Memorial at the Capitol Complex. However, the memorial is undergoing renovation and not open today. The goal is to have it ready by Veterans Day in November. President Obama paid a surprise visit to 32,000 troops serving in Afghanistan on Sunday. Along with him on the trip, West Virginia native Brad Paisley who performed a litany of his hits for the troops. Two shootings in as many nights are under investigation at Myrtle Beach. The shootings happened along Ocean Boulevard. The Saturday night shooting left ...
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The state Board of Education has for now rejected the idea of expanded school athletic practices during the summer. The idea was approved by the SSAC Board of Directors, but state BOE officials say they were hit with a high number of complaints about the idea from parents. Authorities have arrested a third individual in Marion County connected to the drug overdose death of a toddler. Harriat Long, the child's great-grandmother faces charges of child neglect resulting in death. Police say she was aware the child had taken a number of pills, but failed to seek medical attention. The child died of a heart attack in her sleep. Her parents are also jailed facing the same charges. Meanwhile, a Huntington woman allegedly played a role in her girlfriend's overdose death. Huntington police charged 27-year-old Misty Dawn Chapman with murder on Wednesday. She allegedly used a hypodermic needle to inject 28-year-old Racheal Chaney with narcotics. The victim's body was found in ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Authorities now confirm two are dead after a roof fall on the evening shift Monday at the Brody Mine in Boone County. The incident happened around 10 p.m. The mine is owned by Patriot Coal. An investigation into the incident is now underway. It's the primary election day across West Virginia. Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. Among the races gaining attention, the GOP nomination for the Second District Congressional Seat. Also all House of Delegate races are up for grabs. There are a number of local races like school board, county commissioners, and in seven counties will decide if Sunday hunting should be allowed on private land. Wayne County voters have an important question today. An $18 Million school construction bond is up for approval. At stake is another $18 Million from the SBA for the projects if voters approve the bond. The bond would build two new elementary schools and pay for additions and renovation at Wayne High School. Deputy U.S. Marshal Wesley Fre ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A disturbing story in Mingo County where administrators and staff at Burch Middle School are accused of ignoring and actually retaliating against girls who reported sexual abuse and assault by two boys. The state Attorney General has filed a civil lawsuit over the matter, so far no criminal charges have been filed. A Fayette County doctor entered a "Kennedy" plea to charges he over prescribed medication and at time traded pain pills for sexual favors. Dr. Oscar Gosien of Oak Hill faces sentencing in July. West Virginia native Sylvia Matthews Burwell appeared before a Senate committee in Washington on Thursday. The Hinton native is President Obama's nominee for U.S. Health and Human Resources Secretary. She committed to fixing the problems associated with the ObamaCare website during her initial appearance before the committee. The National Guard celebrated the groundbreaking on a new bridge over the Elk River in Mink Shoals on Thursday. The bridge will finally allow the . ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says if the matter comes up for a vote, he will support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate may get a stand alone vote on the construction of the line from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast today. Register nurses at Appalachian Regional Hospitals in southern W.Va. and southeast Ky. will vote on a proposed three year contract today. Office Depot has announced plans to close 400 stores across the country. It's not known if the closings will impact West Virginia stores in Morgantown, Huntington, and Parkersburg. and the Charleston Building Commissioner says the city would be willing to work with owners of Top O Rock House if they'd be interested in renovating the iconic structure in Charleston's south hills. Right now though, the city wants the house secured and a plan of action in place. A demolition contractor says he's ready to tear down the house in the next three to four weeks.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Two Nicholas County women are behind bars, charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year old girl. One of those charged is the victim's mother who deputies say was aware of the assaults, but continued to allow them to go on. A Mingo County jury convicts a man in the murder of his girlfriend. Donald Medley, 45, was found guilty of the killing of Evelyn Farnum, 55. Farnum was found dead in her SUV near Laurel Lake in December 2012. Kanawha Charleston Health Department Administrator Dr. Rahul Gupta is set to meet with the press this morning to talk details of scientific research regarding the January 9 chemical spill in the Elk River. Meanwhile WVAW is reporting a first quarter profit of $68.1-million. They estimate the water crisis cost them about $5.9-million in lost revenue. Two fishermen are fine after their boat capsized recently in the South Branch of the Potomac River near Moorefield. A Maryland State Police helicopter was called in to fish the two angler ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: WVU Economics Professor emeritus Tom Witt says the state's beleaguered road fund is going to need a lot more money than the current 54-cents a gallon fuel tax. Witt is part of the governor's blue ribbon commission on highways and says fixing West Virginia's roads won't be a cheap undertaking. An overnight fire destroyed an abandoned home in Logan County. Fire crews are unsure of a cause, but say no utilities were hooked to the abandoned house and it's not the first fire they've fought there. Meanwhile, a fatal fire at Mount *** on Sunday morning is blamed on a stove which was accidentally left on. Mary Bryant, 57, perished in the blaze. ..a mock prison riot at the old Moundsville prison is set for this weekend. The drill will feature drones overhead. Authorities say it's to work on how to respond to a growing problem of drones flying over prisons across the nation and dropping contraband and weapons into the prison yard.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Former State Supreme Court Justice Spike Maynard died overnight. Maynard, 71, had been hospitalized for nearly a month suffering a respiratory ailment. The state Supreme Court will ultimately decide what if any disciplinary action should be taken against Randolph County Circuit Judge Jaymie Wilfong. Amy Shuler-Goodwin, Communications Director for the Tomblin Administration will be moving to a new position. She'll become the Tourism Commissioner and Deputy Commerce Secretary next month. Shuler-Goodwin replaces the retiring Betty Carver in that position. A former Lewis County High School band director gets probation for filming minors engaged in sexually explicit activity. Floyd Friend, 40, pleaded guilty to the charges and the agreement included suspending a 10 year prison term.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A forest fire in West Virginia's New River Gorge has grown to 130 acres and a firefighting team from Illinois has arrived to help battle the fire in the rough terrain. A private developer plans to build a $615 Million gas fired power plant in Marshall County. The facility will be on 38 acres along Route 2 and should be operational by 2018. The United Bank branch in Star City has been robbed a second time in a month. A masked gunman came in Tuesday and robbed the bank. The whole ordeal lasted 43 seconds. Police say they are certain the two robberies were not committed by the same individual. The head of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says the health effects from the January 9th chemical spill into the Elk River were far wider than at first believed. Dr. Raul Gupta says a recent survey of health professions indicates around 100,000 people suffered some malady from the water. These include those who sought medical attention--but not necessarily at a hospital.
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The Washington Post has classified the U.S. Senate race between Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito as one where a seat could change parties. The Post noted Tennant's tremendous fundraising quarter, but calls Capito "the candidate to beat" in the race. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey still has a campaign debt of more than a Million dollars. Morrisey said he's confident he can collect that money, but for the past several months has concentrated on running his office. Two finalists, both in-house candidates, will be interviewed for the job as the next Raleigh County Superintendent today. A group called the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" has filed a complaint over the wrestling team at Parkersburg South High School. The group wants to see an end to t-shirts worn by team members with the Bible verse, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." School officials say the t-shirts were provided by parents and are not part of the of . ...
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants says he will not resign. Plants addressed reporters on Monday, saying he's done nothing wrong. He faces a charge of battery for what's described as an excessive spanking of his son--the charge leveled by his ex-wife. He's also facing a recommendation by the Office of Disciplinary Council to the Supreme Court that he be suspended. A third Wheeling area bank robbery in recent weeks. A man held up the United Bank branch at Bethlehem on Monday. The man was armed with a handgun and demanded cash, then fled in a maroon Dodge Spirit. Security at Huntington's Tri-State Airport stopped a woman back on Friday trying to board a plane with brass knuckles and a loaded gun in her carry on bag. The weapons were confiscated, but no word on whether she'll face charges. The woman was allowed on a later flight to Charlotte. Teamsters Local 175 President Ken Hall believes Rite-Aid is not being honest. The union has been in talks with the company for ...
MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A vocational-agriculture teacher at Pocahontas County High School faces charges after an alleged sexual relationship with a former student. Samantha Barley, 25, of Marlinton was arrested this week. The alleged victim was 16 at the time of the incident. A man who drove the getaway car in the robbery of the Stonewood Police Department gets three years in prison. Dominic Sutherlin, 28, is among six who have now pleaded guilty in the break-in and theft at the police department. U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy tells lawmakers they are looking for a "path forward for coal" in what she called a "carbon strained future." McCarthy testified Tuesday before a Congressional committee trying to sell the agency's upcoming budget. ..and tonight is the home opener for the West Virginia Power. It marks the 10th anniversary season at Appalachian Power Park.,
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: Legislative leaders announced overnight they have reached compromise on a more than $4 BILLION budget. Lawmakers will return to the capitol to vote on the spending plan today. The big secret which surrounded legislation giving a 10-year tax credit to the Greenbrier is revealed. The New Orleans Saints will spend a month of their preseason training camp at the resort in White Sulphur Springs. A Kanawha County magistrate is the target of an extraordinary complain from the Supreme Court Administrator. Magistrate Ward Harshbarger is targeted in the company. Court Administrator Steve Canterbury said it stems from the case filed against Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants by his ex-wife, but would not elaborate further on the case. A Pennsylvania woman has been charged in a fatal car wreck from October. Janel Sturm, 28, is charged with DUI causing death. She wrecked on Route 250 in Barbour County while under the influence of meth and other controlled substances according to .. ...
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: The Department of Highways has taken advantage of a couple of warm days to try and do some pothole repair across the state. They are trying to encourage asphalt providers to fire up the hot plants early this year with so much road damage across the state. The acting director of Juvenile Justice Services in the state confirms there's been a change in leadership at the Lorrie Yeager Jr. facility in Wood County. A riot happened there in recent days,leading to changes. A medical examiner's report indicates an elderly Martinsburg woman was strangled and smothered in her home. The investigation into the murder of Martha Tyler, 72. Senate President Jeff Kessler is excited about the approval of his bill to create a West Virginia "Future Fund." The fund takes 25 percent of severance revenue when it hits $175 Million and places it into an interest bearing account for future state investment.
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MetroNews Morning News Headlines: A bill to regulate above ground storage tanks in West Virginia is now clear of both legislative chambers--but the differences in the two versions are vast. Lawmakers will have to work those out by midnight tomorrow. California Senator Barbara Boxer continues to crusade on the Freedom Industries spill. The spill was talked about during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. Boxer bristled when an EPA administrator referred to the spill as an "accident". Two pre-school aged children were killed in a three car crash in Mercer County on Wednesday. Deputies say both were in age appropriate car seats, but haven't released their names. Several adults in the accident remain hospitalized. A Webster County woman is convicted a second time of killing her husband. A jury in Braxton County found Julia Surbaugh guilty of the 2009 shooting death.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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: 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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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
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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: 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.
Morning News Headlines: Snowfall across WV this morning--and flood warnings at Alderson on the Greenbrier River...
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.
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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.
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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.
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