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  1. New state field office for veterans opens in WheelingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

    Veterans in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle now have access to a new field office in Ohio County offering services from the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance. VA Cabinet Secretary Dennis Davis was part of Tuesday morning's grand opening of the Wheeling Field Office, a replacement facility located at 1082 East Bethlehem Boulevard in Wheeling.

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  2. 50-year-old man allegedly threatened mass shooting at WVURead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Virginia Metro

    A 50-year-old man is charged with making terroristic threats after he allegedly said he wanted to shoot up WVU. Clarence Steve Wright, of Morgantown, faces one to three years in prison and/or a fine of $5,000-$25,000 if convicted. 1 comment

  3. Second fraternity officially severs ties with WVURead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Virginia Metro

    Theta Chi's Alpha Kappa chapter will relinquish its association with West Virginia University, according to a media release from the fraternity. They will join the Delta chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa in supporting the formation of an independent interfraternity council in Morgantown.

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  4. Former WVU fraternity officially severs tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 22 | West Virginia Metro

    A West Virginia University fraternity chapter has officially declared its intent to dissociate and form an independent interfraternity council in Morgantown. The Delta chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa was one of four fraternities to declare their intent to sever ties with WVU in the first week of the fall semester.

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  5. Live blog: WVU strapped and striped for Big 12 openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 22 | West Virginia Metro

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Welcome to fall and to Big 12 Conference play and to the Mountaineers' first game in 14 days.

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  6. Man accused of fatal hit-and-run in Morgantown pleads not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | West Virginia Metro

    The man accused of leaving a bicyclist to die after hitting him with a car and a man who allegedly swung a dog around in the air were among those who pleaded not guilty Sept. 20 in Monongalia County Circuit Court.

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  7. One dead, four injured in head-on collision in Morgantown areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | West Virginia Metro

    A 1970 Chevrolet pick-up truck traveling south on Grafton Road crossed the center line and struck a 2014 Ford Edge traveling north with four people in the vehicle shortly after midnight. The driver of the pick-up truck has been identified as Timothy J. Snyder, 40, of Grafton.

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  8. WV Wine and Jazz Festival expected to surpass $500,000 in donations this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | West Virginia Metro

    People test wine at the Forks of Cheat tent during the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival, at Camp Muffly. MORGANTOWN, W.Va.

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  9. Former WVU employee ponders riding out FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | West Virginia Metro

    Tim Terman is riding out the now Category 2 hurricane south of Raleigh, rather than south of Wilmington - where he retired several years prior. The former employee of WVU and long-time Morgantown resident interrupted his quiet retirement on the beach when family members began urging him to flee inland earlier this week.

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  10. Technology fair showcases improvements for legally blind citizensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | West Virginia Metro

    A technology fair kicks off the 2018 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia Sept. 13 at Holiday Inn on Pineview Drive in Morgantown.

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  11. Three arrested in drug raids in Monongalia CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | West Virginia Metro

    Three people were arrested and drugs, including fentanyl, were seized in two raids by the Mon Metro Drug Task Force Wednesday morning. One raid was conducted at 337 Old Cheat Road.

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  12. West Virginia unlikely to make up game against N.C. State: LyonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | West Virginia Metro

    With Hurricane Florence throwing a wrench into the schedule, No. 14 West Virginia is unlikely to make up Saturday's canceled football game at N.C. State.

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  13. Mylan Pharmaceuticals co-founder Don Panoz dies at 83Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | West Virginia Metro

    The result was Mylan Pharmaceuticals in Morgantown. Successful as it was, that venture, however, wasn't the pinnacle for Panoz, who died Tuesday at his home in the Atlanta area.

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  14. Four groups are vulnerable following ITAC closure in Monongalia CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | West Virginia Metro

    One of Monongalia County's foremost public transit experts believes he's identified four groups of people that are scrambling to find new transportation following the abrupt closure last month of the non-profit In Touch and Concerned . ITAC, which provided around 800 round-trip transports each month for residents unable to use public transit, often provided the bulk of their service, including non-emergency medical transportation, to elderly residents and those suffering from physical disabilities.

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  15. Jackson General partners with WVU Health SystemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 9 | West Virginia Metro

    An agreement between Jackson General Hospital and WVU Health Systems could provide patients with additional resources, and not at the expense of changes to the Ripley facility's staff. The deal, which went into effect on Sept. 12 comments

  16. Strengthening hurricane has ADs weighing options for WVU-N.C. StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 9 | West Virginia Metro

    Administrators from West Virginia University and N.C. State monitoring the progress of Hurricane Florence plan to talk Monday regarding contingencies about next weekend's football game in Raleigh. After more than 48 hours as a tropical storm, Florence regained Category 1 hurricane status Sunday, showing sustained winds up to 75 mph as it rumbled in the Atlantic about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda.

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  17. Morgantown ready to become, temporarily, the largest city in the stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | West Virginia Metro

    Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium has a capacity of 60,000, and Morgantown Fire Chief Mark Caravasos said about 50,000 people come into town for home football games. When you're dealing with that many people, communication is essential, Messerly said.

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  18. WVU Police among several agencies aiming to keep pedestrians and drivers safe on game dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | West Virginia Metro

    The excitement of a Mountaineer game day can only be marred by a handful of things off-the-field - things Sgt. Peggy Runyon said police from all agencies will be on the look-out for Saturday.

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  19. Nonprofit's closure creates hardship for elderly, others in Monongalia CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | West Virginia Metro

    Monongalia County Commission President Tom Bloom is hopeful a Sept. 11 meeting with some of the principal players could result in a short-term solution to problems caused by the abrupt closure of In Touch & Concerned last month.

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  20. Charges filed against four people in Morgantown accused of using drugs in front of childRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | West Virginia Metro

    Police found cocaine, heroin, drug paraphernalia that would enable use and packaging for those drugs in a parked vehicle at the Park and Ride along Route 7 in Morgantown. Kerstyn Nichole Miller, 18, of Fairmont; Tyler Wade Livengood, 26, of Westover; Aylisa Katherine Whitener, 31, of Morgantown; and Brian Cristopher Judy, 24, of Morgantown are all facing charges. 1 comment

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