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  1. Mercer County man charged for child's death waives preliminary hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | West Virginia Metro

    A Mercer County man charged in connection with the death of a two-year-old boy waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. John Powers, 46, of Green Valley, faces charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death for the child's passing.

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  2. Bone fragments unearthed at Fayette County construction siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | West Virginia Metro

    Oak Hill Police responded to the back of the facility at around 10:30 Tuesday morning after excavators unearthed the items. The hospital is going through a renovation and expansion project .

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  3. Sale of road bonds closes successfullyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va . - The sale of the $172 million in bonds to finance road projects in southern West Virginia closed Tuesday, and the funds were transferred to the West Virginia Division of Highway's State Road Construction Account.

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  4. More candidates lining up to run for open Supreme Court seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | West Virginia Metro

    Two seats have now opened with the sudden retirements of justices Menis Ketchum and Robin Davis, following months of controversy over Supreme Court spending practices. Congressman Evan Jenkins, who finished third in this spring's Republican primary race for U.S. Senate, likely has the most name recognition of those announcing Supreme Court candidacies.

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  5. Carmichael anticipates impeachment trials to begin in mid-SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | West Virginia Metro

    State Senate President Mitch Carmichael plans to call members of the Senate back to Charleston next Monday to adopt the rules that will be followed during impeachment trials involving three state Supreme Court justices. The House of Delegates named Chief Justice Margaret Workman, Justice Beth Walker, suspended Justice Allen Loughry and now retired Justice Robin Davis in a total of 11 Articles of Impeachment following votes Monday and early Tuesday.

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  6. Charleston opens rebuilt fire stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va . - Two years after the old Charleston Fire Department Station #3 was condemned for structural problems, a new fire house takes its place.

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  7. Alabama-based Diversified looks to profit from EQT's Appalachian assetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 12 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An Alabama-based oil company now owns 11,000 gas wells previously belonging to EQT Corporation following a $575 million agreement Diversified Gas & Oil, of Birmingham, Alabama, announced last month it completed the deal to acquire 11,000 wells in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as 6,400 miles of pipe and 59 compressor stations.

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  8. Charleston police looking for East End shooterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | West Virginia Metro

    A man allegedly involved in two shootings on Charleston's East End early Saturday morning should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Eric Scott Appleton has been charged with wanton endangerment after he allegedly fired a gun several times in the 1500 block of Dixie Street near Laidley Field at about 1:30 a.m. No one was injured but the windows were shot out of two vehicles, police said.

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  9. Mother, live-in boyfriend charged in 2-year-old's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | West Virginia Metro

    A two-year-old boy died at Charleston hospital Friday and police charged his mother and her live-in boyfriend in connection with his death. According to state police, the boy had suffered a number of injuries at the hands of John Powers, 46, of Green Valley, including burns and broken bones. 7 comments

  10. Trump to rally in CharlestonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | West Virginia Metro

    President Donald Trump is coming to West Virginia later this month for one of his 'Make America Great Again' rallies. It's scheduled for Aug. 21 at the Charleston Civic Center.

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  11. Ojeda featured in Moore movie trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | West Virginia Metro

    Fahrenheit 11/9 takes aim a the present politics of the day through Moore's anti-right wing lens. The trailer attacks the Trump Administration and Flint, Michigan's leadership.

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  12. Ahead of House impeachment hearing, Justice Walker hires counsel and releases statementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | West Virginia Metro

    Justice Beth Walker, the least tenured among the West Virginia Supreme Court justices being considered for impeachment, has hired legal counsel and issued a statement. "Since joining the Court in 2017, Beth has been nothing but fair to everyone who has come before her," stated J. Zak Ritchie and Ryan McCune Donovan, the Charleston lawyers who are representing Walker. 1 comment

  13. WV Municipal League pushes for permanent home rule policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia's incorporated towns and cities have a lot of the same issues and those are being talked about this week at the West Virginia Municipal League's summer meeting being held in Morgantown. Whether it's potholes, water and sewer service issues or police pensions, there are things that are going to be in need of attention.

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  14. Former lawmakers reflect on 1989 impeachment proceedingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | West Virginia Metro

    As the legislature blazes a new impeachment trail, one that could lead to the unprecedented sweeping out of the entire state Supreme Court, the historical significance of their action is evident. Even members of the committee noted in this week's vote in which 14 of 16 articles of impeachment were adopted, the gravity of the undertaking.

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  15. West Virginia to host October health summit drawing people from 16 statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | West Virginia Metro

    A Kanawha County pediatrician says she continues to see far too many cases of diabetes in younger and younger West Virginia kids living in the state that usually leads the U.S. in obesity. "We've got to put a stop to that," said Dr. Jamie Jeffrey, director of KEYS 4 Healthy Kids and director of of CAMC Health System's Children's Medical Center and HealthyKids Pediatric Weight Management Program.

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  16. NCWV Airport hosting statewide aviation conference this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | West Virginia Metro

    Managers of West Virginia's 23 airports are gathered in Bridgeport this week for the state's annual aviation conference at the North Central West Virginia. This is the 16th year the West Virginia Airport Manager's Association has held the annual meeting but the first that the conference has been held in Bridgeport, and NCWV Airport Director Rick Rock said he was honored to be the host.

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  17. Delegates get an up-close view of controversial Supreme Court renovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | West Virginia Metro

    A panel of the counties of West Virginia, with Tucker County shown in granite, is inlaid into the floor of the office of Justice Loughry inside the court offices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in Charleston, W.V. on Monday, August 6th, 2018. Members of the House Judiciary Committee inspect the office of Justice Loughry inside the court offices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in Charleston, W.V. on Monday, August 6th, 2018.

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  18. Committee members react to tour of Supreme Court officesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | West Virginia Metro

    Monday's tour by state legislators and media of the West Virginia Supreme County chambers was divided into two groups. Chairman John Shott and delegates in the second group head to the chambers.

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  19. Laidley Field at UC Stadium starts season with new playing surfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | West Virginia Metro

    Members of the University of Charleston football squad had a treat when they walked onto the practice field for the first time Monday morning to begin the 2018 season. Their home stadium, the University of Charleston Stadium and Laidley Field has a new playing surface for the first time in more than a decade.

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  20. Justice goes after Democrats in WVCA addressRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice attacked Democratic members of the West Virginia Legislature in an address Saturday before the West Virginia Coal Association. "I don't know why we need the likes of Tim Miley or this Sponaugle or whatever his name is," Justice said.

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