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  1. Frontier service impacted by line damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | West Virginia Metro

    A Frontier Communications fiber-optic cable was damaged by a third-party contractor working along MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston Thursday afternoon, Frontier Communications said. The damage could be impacting internet and telephone service to Frontier customers in Barboursville, Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Kanawha City, Logan, South Charleston and St. Albans.

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  2. Man injured in Beckley stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | West Virginia Metro

    According to Beckley police, Cheese stabbed a 62-year-old man in the stomach at around 1:30 a.m. at Willbrian Apartments.

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  3. PSC to hold multiple public hearings regarding power, water rate proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Public Service Commission will hold public comment hearings in October and November regarding rate proposals from Appalachian Power Company and West Virginia American Water Company. Both companies have requested rate increases for customers; Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power requesting a $114.6 million increase in annual revenue, which is a 7.85 percent increase.

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  4. Charges against Beckley rape suspect dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | West Virginia Metro

    Charges against one of two men charged for an August 13 rape near a popular Beckley walking trail have been dismissed. According to the Raleigh County Prosecutor's Office, a Thursday preliminary hearing was scheduled for Timothy Harris, 46. The victim did not appear after multiple attempts by law enforcement to contact her.

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  5. Parkways Authority details Beckley widening project, strong response for flat fee programRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | West Virginia Metro

    The West Virginia Parkways Authority is preparing for the start of the first of several projects under Gov. Jim Justice's Roads to Prosperity program. The authority, acting as the agent for the Department of Highways, is in the process of awarding the construction contract to Triton Construction of St. Albans.

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  6. On Labor Day, WV residents show growing distrust of big businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 3 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginians may be voting Republican more and more, but that doesn't mean they're more likely to trust big business. "There is some skepticism of big business, not necessarily small business," said professional pollster Rex Repass, who designed the West Virginia Poll.

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  7. WV Lottery director resigns as sports betting debutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | West Virginia Metro

    On the eve of the debut of sports betting in West Virginia casinos, Lottery Director Alan Larrick has announced his resignation. "There is no question he has done an excellent job and he will be missed," Gov. Jim Justice stated in a news release.

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  8. First bond project awarded for Turnpike workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | West Virginia Metro

    The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded the first General Obligation bond project of Gov. Jim Justice's Roads to Prosperity program. Triton Construction, of St. Albans, submitted a winning bid of $105,675,400 to widen nearly eight miles of the West Virginia Turnpike near Beckley.

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  9. Beckley police searching for missing womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | West Virginia Metro

    Michelle L. Greene, also known as Michelle L. Morr or Michelle L. Chapman, is described as a white female, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and 145 pounds. Authorities also said she has sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, a butterfly tattoo on her back and a visible neck tattoo.

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  10. Governor's week includes son's health scare, Trump visit and unexpected callRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | West Virginia Metro

    The flip phone that he still carries has started to act up, but that's where he is accustomed to taking calls from those who know him well. And he was in his own vehicle, stopping off along a drive from Charleston to Lewisburg to check up on some property outside Beckley where his family used to keep bird dogs.

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  11. PSC approves agreements to lower many utility rates in West Virginia because of tax savingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | West Virginia Metro

    The start of September will bring lower utility bills to West Virginians due to company tax cost savings from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts. On Friday, members of the state Public Service Commission approved joint stipulation agreements with a number of utility companies operating in West Virginia that were reached to address PSC inquiries about how savings would be passed along directly to customers.

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  12. New residence hall to be constructed at WVU TechRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | West Virginia Metro

    Students at WVU Tech will have a larger selection of on-campus housing when a new residence hall opens in 2019. The approximately $20 million complex was designed by Katerra-owned Lord Aeck Sargent of Atlanta, but was created with input from WVU Tech students.

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  13. State Fair CEO says good weather, show lineup led to strong attendanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 20 | West Virginia Metro

    The 94th State Fair of West Virginia is in the books and event organizers are pleased with how it went. State Fair CEO Kelly Collins recapped the event with MetroNews affiliate WJLS.

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  14. Remains of 2 bodies found in Raleigh CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office confirmed the remains were found near Sullivan Road in the Sullivan area late Wednesday.

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  15. Beckley mayor addresses recent crime concerning residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    It happened late Sunday night when a woman was held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted near Beckley's Rails-to-Trails. Timothy Harris and Michael Ritter were taken into custody on first degree sexual assault charges.

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  16. Beckley man who set fiancee on fire gets life in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The man charged for dousing his fiancee with gasoline then lighting her on fire in front of two children will spend the rest of his life in prison. In June, Dwayne Lane, 47 of Beckley, entered guilty pleas to charges of first-degree murder along with other charges that included child neglect and domestic battery.

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  17. 2 arrested after sexual assault near Beckley walking trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Two Raleigh County men are behind bars after a woman was held at gunpoint and raped repeatedly near a popular walking trail. According to a complaint filed by Beckley Police Cpl.

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  18. Customers getting a jump on Turnpike's new deeply discounted toll programRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Even though the West Virginia Parkways Authority's new $24 three-year single fee discount program won't officially be available until Sept. 15, thousands of Turnpike customers are getting a jump on the savings.

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  19. Sentencing Monday for Beckley man accused of setting fiance on fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A man charged with pouring gasoline on his fiance then setting her on fire in front of her children will be sentenced Monday. Dwayne Lane, 47 of Beckley, waived his hearing on October 27 on charges of kidnapping, domestic battery and child neglect.

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  20. Suspect in April Beckley murder arrested in OhioRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Beckley Police have announced Demorrea Curry, 22, was spotted in Columbus, Ohio. He was taken into custody thanks to a partnership between U-S Marshals Fugitive Task Forces in Beckley and Columbus.

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