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  1. Senate President: RTW, prevailing wage repeal approval votes "a watershed moment"Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

    "A watershed moment" for West Virginia is how Senate President Bill Cole described Thursday's passage of the prevailing wage repeal in the state Senate and the right to work bill in the House of Delegates. "It was an incredibly important time for West Virginia.

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  2. State BOE member Linger says "I'm out"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | West Virginia Metro

    Seven-year state Board of Education member Wade Linger resigned Tuesday in a stinging criticism of what he described as the "encroachment" of the state legislature into education issues. Linger, of Fairmont, told MetroNews "Talkline" host Hoppy Kercheval Wednesday the state constitution set up the non-elected state Board of Education to be insulated from politics but that's been disintegrating over the years.

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  3. Cable system operator rep pushes back against proposed state Internet network billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | West Virginia Metro

    The bill that would create a $72 million high-speed Internet network owned by West Virginia is pending in the Senate Government Organization Committee, but a representative of cable television system operators sees no need for it. As proposed, the legislation provides for the construction of a statewide, fiber loop - called a "middle mile" - covering a total of 2,500 miles with the goal of improving Internet service while bringing down prices for that service for businesses and homes.

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  4. Conceal carry bill draws big crowd, discussion at statehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | West Virginia Metro

    The definition of "deadly weapon" came into question when members of the House Judiciary Committee first took up the constitutional carry bill on Wednesday morning. As written, it would lift a permit requirement to carry a concealed "handgun or deadly weapon" in West Virginia among adults over the age of 21 who are not prohibited from having firearms.

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  5. Fairmont police searching for suspect in alleged pharmacy robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | West Virginia Metro

    Police in Marion County are asking for the public's help in locating a man accused of robbing a Fairmont pharmacy of prescription drugs Tuesday night. The suspect came into the Rite Aid along Fairmont Avenue at around 7:15 p.m., allegedly said he had a gun and demanded narcotics.

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  6. In the storm's aftermath, snow removal continues across West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | West Virginia Metro

    It could be the middle of the week before most of the 24,000 miles of West Virginia's secondary roads are cleared of the remnants of Winter Storm Jonas. In some places, crews with the state Division of Highways had turned their attention to those snow-covered secondary roads on Monday morning while, in the hardest hit counties, the focus remained on the primary routes.

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  7. Need for mentors in W.Va. called "critical"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia's most at-risk kids need more mentors, according to Sara McDowell, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia, who said the demand for those to serve as positive role models cannot be overstated. "Having that person to go to really does make a huge difference," she told MetroNews as National Mentoring Month continues.

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  8. Crowd turns out for public hearing on proposed prevailing wage repealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | West Virginia Metro

    Members of the House Government Organization committee are the first to take up another attempt at a repeal of West Virginia's prevailing wage, a bill that was introduced on the first day of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session. If approved, the repeal would end the minimums set for wages and benefits paid for large, solely state-funded construction projects above a $500,000 threshold.

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  9. Suspect sought in 4th deadly shooting in Charleston in recent weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | West Virginia Metro

    Less than 24 hours after a man was fatally shot on Charleston's West Side, Charleston Police had identified and were searching for a suspect. By Friday morning, a warrant had been issued for Dimitrius Malone, 23, of New York City, for first degree murder in the shooting death of Nate Chaney, 22, outside of Littlepage Terrace Apartments on West Washington Street.

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  10. Ohio man purchases $1 million Powerball ticket in West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | West Virginia Metro

    Steven Wilson of Liverpool, Ohio, crossed the Ohio River for one of his many Powerball tickets, and on Wednesday night learned he was a millionaire. Wilson, who works in Pittsburgh, was still shocked at his good fortune when he claimed his check Thursday afternoon at the West Virginia Lottery headquarters in Charleston.

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  11. Proposal for additional PEIA funding being called "a first step"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | West Virginia Metro

    State workers and retirees will see smaller increases to their out of pocket expenses for health care if state lawmakers approve a funding proposal from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. "It's going to be a big help," Tomblin said on Thursday's MetroNews "Talkline" of the proposal he briefly talked about during his State of the State Address.

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  12. Winning Powerball tickets sold for $1M, $50,000 in W.Va.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | West Virginia Metro

    The ticket, worth $1 million, was purchased from Chaney's Service Station in Chester. The name of the winner has not been released.

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  13. Right to work one of 1st bills out of gate; opposition organizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | West Virginia Metro

    Republican legislative leaders are making right to work legislation a top priority for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session. The first bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday was the one written to make West Virginia a right to work state.

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  14. Fairmont police search for accused child abuser and drug dealerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | West Virginia Metro

    Fairmont Police are searching for Joshua Everest Lee, 35, following five felony warrants issued Friday by Marion County Magistrate Court. The most recent charges against him include four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

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  15. Driver in Marion County likely to face DUI charges after found stuck on side of roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | West Virginia Metro

    A woman was recovering in the hospital Friday morning after emergency officials in Marion County say they found her unconscious on the side of the road the night before. She was found after trying to turn her vehicle around, when it got stuck on Boulevard Avenue in Fairmont, according to State Police.

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  16. Fairmont men arrested in Marion County armed robbery investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Nathan Robert Knight, 22, of Fairmont, and Anthony Weingard, 24, are accused of holding up the Rich Oil Gas store on Pennsylvania Avenue in Fairmont at approximately 10 p.m. January 3. Police say Knight was a regular customer who robbed the store at knife point, while Weingard kept watch outside. The two fled on foot with $285.00 in cash.

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  17. Police release description of suspect wanted in Marion County armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Having released a photo from the security footage, police in Marion County are seeking the public's help in finding a man wanted in connection to an alleged armed robbery. The individual who held up the Rich Oil Gas Station on Pennsylvania Avenue in Fairmont Sunday night was reportedly recognized as a regular customer.

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  18. State Tax Department joins national effort to fight tax refund fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    The IRS is scheduled to begin processing paper returns and any returns submitted earlier by tax software companies at the same time. Ahead of that, the West Virginia Tax Department is partnering with the IRS, other state revenue departments and members of the tax industry to fight identity theft and tax refund fraud.

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  19. Skiers and snowboarders head back out at Snowshoe Mountain ResortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Those out found themselves making turns in dense clouds of snow as snowmaking operations continued in earnest, helped along by colder temperatures to start 2016. "Every drop of water we can possibly pump up the hill, we're pumping right now," Shawn Cassell, spokesperson for Snowshoe Mountain Resort, reported on Saturday morning.

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  20. Opponents of forced pooling organizing ahead of start of legislative sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    Should forcing property owners to give up their mineral rights for horizontal natural gas drilling developments be allowed in West Virginia? It's a question state lawmakers are expected to take up again in the form of legislation dealing with forced pooling or lease integration once the 2016 Regular Legislative Session begins on Jan. 13 at the State Capitol. "Just as a citizen of the United States of America, I take offense to the word 'forced' on just about anything," said Basil Keaton, a mineral owner from Raleigh County and a member of the newly formed Southern West Virginia Mineral Owners Coalition.

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