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  1. Charleston population drops below 50,000; mayor says numbers are 'not official'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday show Charleston no longer has a population over 50,000, but Charleston Mayor Danny Jones says the numbers are not "official."

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  2. Cold temps start the work week in W.Va.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 16 | West Virginia Metro

    Typically in the month of May, school children are wearing tee-shirts and shorts while they wait for the bus. However, Monday many were digging into their closets and grabbing hoodies and winter jackets as temperatures took an unseasonable plunge.

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  3. Former Marshall football player won't be charged with hate crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | West Virginia Metro

    A former Marshall University football player who allegedly hit two gay men on a Huntington sidewalk he saw kiss won't be charged with a hate crime. A Cabell County judge ruled Friday that Steward Butler couldn't face a hate crime charge because West Virginia's hate crimes code does not include protections based on sexual orientation.

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  4. State officials say Hobet site has unlimited potentialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | West Virginia Metro

    JULIAN, W.Va. - West Virginia Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette says the state can build a "world competitive site" for business development at the new Hobet project in Boone County. 4 comments

  5. Convoy escorts 9/11 artifacts to HuntingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | West Virginia Metro

    A Cabell County man who worked as a FEMA volunteer in search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center arranged for 9/11 artifacts to be placed at a Huntington healing field. "From New York all the way to West Virginia, fire departments from small towns and big cities lining up on bridges and overpasses, fire departments raising their ladders and flags draped, it's just been very moving," described Bowen.

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  6. U.S. House advances bill written to improve treatment access for drug addicted newbornsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | West Virginia Metro

    A residential, inpatient drug treatment facility for newborns in Cabell County is the inspiration for legislation the U.S. House of Representatives passed this week as part of a package of bills addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. "Our effective, positive, loving experience in West Virginia can be replicated," said 3rd District Congressman Evan Jenkins of the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act.

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  7. Additional Board of Public Works races set for NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 10 | West Virginia Metro

    Longtime West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue will face Republican Ann Urling, vice president of Summit Community Bank in Moorefield, in the November general election. MetroNews was projecting Urling will be the Republican nominee after beating Delegate Larry Faircloth in Tuesday's primary election.

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  8. Huntington presidential candidate 'frustrated' with national Democratic partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | West Virginia Metro

    A Democratic candidate in the 2016 Presidential Race says he's hoping to shine a light on the national party to show how West Virginia has been forgotten. "I'm frustrated with our national party moving to the left and so I decided to place my name on the ballot," said Paul Farrell, a Huntington lawyer.

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  9. Huntington advances, Charleston out in America's Best Communities competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | West Virginia Metro

    The city was announced Wednesday afternoon as one of eight finalists following presentations made by 15 cities, including Charleston, in Durham, North Carolina. Charleston did not make the cut.

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  10. Huntington makes its pitch in ABC competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | West Virginia Metro

    Huntington's bold plan for reinvention was pulled into a 15 minute presentation on stage in North Carolina Wednesday. Mayor Steve Williams was tasked with showing a panel of judges in the America's Best Communities competition how Huntington has found a way forward which showed enough promise to earn the chance to compete for possibly millions of dollars in development funds.

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  11. On a tough primary night for Sanders, senator finds support in HuntingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | West Virginia Metro

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - On a night when Bernie Sanders fell further behind Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, he found support in a state that would usually not embrace his policies.

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  12. Presidential campaign invades Mountain StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia will see the first of what could be a couple of 2016 Presidential candidates ahead of the Mountain State's May 10 primary election when U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders leads a campaign rally Tuesday in Huntington. "I think it's a great thing for Huntington and for West Virginia," said Bob Bailey, chair of the Cabell County Democratic Party, of the Sanders visit.

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  13. Bernie's coming to Huntington ahead of May primaries in West Virginia and KentuckyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia will see the first of what could be a couple of 2016 Presidential candidates ahead of the Mountain State's May 10 primary election when U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders leads a campaign rally Tuesday in Huntington. "I think it's a great thing for Huntington and for West Virginia," said Bob Bailey, chair of the Cabell County Democratic Party, of the Sanders visit.

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  14. Army vet convicted in Huntington federal court for defrauding VARead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    A Kentucky veteran was found guilty in Huntington Federal Court Tuesday for defrauding the Veterans Health Administration claiming he was blind, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto. The jury deliberated for an hour before convicting Phillip Henderson, 50, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, following his five-day trial.

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  15. Marshall alum receives Pulitzer Prize for editorial writingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    John Hackworth, a 1971 graduate and Huntington native, is the editor for the Sun Newspapers in Charlotte Harbor, Fla. He shares the prize with one of his coworkers for their work on a series of articles involving an inmate who was beaten to death by 10 guards at the Charlotte Correctional Institute.

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  16. Recovery Point expands out to Charleston to treat women with drug addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    The former Mountaineer Gas building on Charleston's West Side will soon be home to an in-house treatment facility specifically for women battling substance abuse addiction. Construction on the $6.6 million project officially began Monday right before members of the Charleston City Council Women's Caucus arrived to take a tour of the building. 6 comments

  17. Hillary for WV announces opening of offices in Charleston, MartinsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    The organizing offices will serve as regional hubs of grassroots activity for Hillary Clinton supporters ahead of West Virginia's May 10 primary, according to a release. "Across the state, we are committed to earning every single vote and having conversations with West Virginians, beginning at the grassroots," said Hillary for West Virginia State Director Talley Sergent.

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  18. Nashville country rock band got their start in HuntingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    The Adairs Run band, made up of four members, got their start in Huntington six years ago and are now ready to release new music next month after opening for several well-known artists including Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, Nelly and more. Todd Hanchock, the group's lead singer and guitarist, is originally from Princeton.

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  19. On the Campaign Trail: Beth Walker, state Supreme Court candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    The Morgantown attorney who lost a possible seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court in 2008 by less than one percentage point is hoping 2016 is her year. "I didn't give up on my opportunity to be a leader in the community and in our state," Beth Walker said.

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  20. Sunday morning Huntington house fire was intentional, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    A couple living at a home on 30th Street was awakened by smoke and called 911 shortly before 6 a.m. The fire was allegedly started by a piece of cardboard set on fire under the house. Huntington Police and the fire marshal are investigating the incident.

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