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  1. Charleston Police seek suspect targeting the elderlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va . - Charleston Police say a man who recently scammed his way into the home of an elderly woman and robbed her is a dangerous and violent individual.

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  2. Gilbert gives positive State of the University messageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | West Virginia Metro

    In his State of the University address Thursday, Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert said "with guarded optimism" things are sound at the Huntington institution. "One of the reasons the university is sound is we have a new provost," Gilbert said, introducing Jaime Taylor to the audience.

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  3. Huntington's Williams hopes to talk about some successes in White House meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | West Virginia Metro

    Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will join leaders from across the country at the White House Friday for a discussion on the opioid epidemic. The "Best Practices in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic: A Conference with State and Local Leaders" will be hosted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

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  4. Senate preview: Woelfel faces challenge in political newcomer LunsfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | West Virginia Metro

    State Senator Mike Woelfel has spent countless hours of his legal career preparing cases for trial but the last four years at the state capitol has necessitated a different kind of preparation. "You better do your homework.

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  5. Huntington Mayor at D.C. meetings talking opioid crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | West Virginia Metro

    Huntington Mayor Steve Williams represented his city, West Virginia and many small communities throughout the United States internationally in the fight against opioid addiction at meetings in Washington, D.C. Monday. Williams participated in the Canada-U.S. Roundtable on the Opioid Crisis at The Pew Charitable Trusts, an event sponsored by the Cross-Border Health Foundation, World Health Innovation Network and Council of the Great Lakes Region.

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  6. Division of Highways set to host hiring eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | West Virginia Metro

    The West Virginia Division of Highways will be holding a hiring event on Friday, September 21 at it's District 2 headquarters in Cabell County. The event will take place at 901 Madison Avenue in Huntington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The five counties in this district include Cabell, Wayne, Mingo, Lincoln, and Logan.

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  7. Senator expresses concern about WV Office of Drug Control PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A recent instance of a driver under the influence of drugs crashing into a Huntington playground has prompted state Senator Mike Woelfel, D-Cabell, to raise questions about the effectiveness of the state Office of Drug Control Policy. Woelfel distributed a statement today asking whether the state Department of Health and Human Resources is putting enough emphasis on the work of the Office of Drug Control Policy.

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  8. Four months later, Stuart positive about Operation Saigon Sunset effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - More than four months after local, state and federal agencies conducted a drug bust in Huntington and Detroit, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says Operation Saigon Sunset has had "great results."

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  9. Florida restaurant group buying Fat Patty'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A popular restaurant in Huntington has been sold to a larger organization. Fat Patty's with locations in Huntington, Barboursville, Teays Valley, and one in Ashland, Ky.

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  10. 12 people arrested in Huntington sweepRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The Huntington Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service arrested 12 people on Monday as part of a warrant sweep of the city and the surrounding area. According to a press release from the police department, a majority of the arrestees were "high-value targets stemming from ongoing criminal investigations."

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  11. CDC director visits West Virginia to understand opioid crisis responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped in two West Virginia cities Monday as part of an effort to better understand the response to the state's opioid epidemic. Dr. Robert Redfield began Monday in Huntington by taking part in a regional health summit at Cabell Huntington Hospital before touring Lily's Place, a facility that provides treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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  12. CDC director to visit West Virginia MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to make stops in Huntington and Charleston Monday. Dr. Robert Redfield will begin the day at the St. Mary's Conference Center in Huntington for a regional health summit focusing on the recovery of the area in connection with the opioid epidemic.

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  13. Fall semester begins at Marshall UniversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    It's a fresh beginning for members of Marshall University's Class of 2022 who were joining their older peers for the start of the 2018 Fall Semester on Monday morning in Huntington. "It's just a great feeling to see the start of this fall semester," said Dr. Jerome Gilbert, president of Marshall University.

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  14. Scott joins Capito for tour of Huntington opportunity zonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    According to a report released last year by the Economic Innovation Group, job growth in economically distressed areas lags behind the national rate. These communities, often in rural areas, also have higher poverty rates and lower incomes, and additionally face more challenges in regards to returning private investments.

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  15. Higher ed task force still wants to involve community collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The group studying the shape of higher education in West Virginia still wants to take a look at community colleges, too. "If we are not able to include the community colleges in this Blue Ribbon Commission we are not really meeting the governor's charge in delivering him options on the delivery of higher education in West Virginia," said Mirta Martin, president of Fairmont State University.

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  16. 'What's possible' the focus of D.C. presentation from Marshall Recovery CoalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A team of Marshall University faculty and staff members working together on addiction and mental health education is serving as an example for other colleges and universities when it comes to collaboration. "When we all come together, we really can work well on finding solutions," said Amy Saunders, director of student health education programs and chair of Marshall University's Recovery Coalition.

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  17. Facility leader in 'Recovery Boys' sees increased interest in addiction treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Less than two months after the premiere of the Netflix documentary "Recovery Boys," the founder of the facility at the center of the film says he has seen an increase in interest regarding addiction treatment options. "Recovery Boys" was directed and produced by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, their first film released following the Academy Award-nominated "Heroin ."

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  18. Marshall feeling loss of the likable OliverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A "true legend" and "a great Son of Marshall" were some of the ways Reggie Oliver, 66, the former Marshall University quarterback who helped rebuild the Herd program after the 1970 plane crash, was being remembered following his death this week. "We're going to miss him greatly," Marshall President Jerome Gilbert told MetroNews Wednesday.

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  19. Plea hearing scheduled in Ketchum caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum is scheduled to appear for a plea hearing in federal court later this month. The office of U.S. District John Copenhaver confirmed Wednesday the hearing has been initially set for Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. in Charleston Federal Court.

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  20. Carmichael: Justice party switch has worked out wellRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A year ago Friday, Gov. Jim Justice stood with President Donald Trump at a rally in Huntington and announced he was switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. "With lots of prayers and lots of thoughts, today I tell you as West Virginians I can't help you any more being a Democratic governor," Justice announced to cheers.

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