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  1. Owner of Morgantown business, destroyed by fire Sunday, will re-open in different location this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | West Virginia Metro

    Model Cleaners was reduced to its frame in a fire early Sunday morning, but owner Dan LaCarte said the business will re-open nearby on Wednesday. "We aren't going to let this define us," he said.


  2. Kickoff time announced for West Virginia's game at Oklahoma StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | West Virginia Metro

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va . - Next Saturday's game between West Virginia and Oklahoma State in Stillwater will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on ABC.


  3. Blue Parrot, Model Cleaners destroyed in early morning fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | West Virginia Metro

    A huge blaze swept through the Blue Parrot Cabaret and Model Cleaners on the Mileground, engulfing both buildings in flames early Sunday. Brookhaven, Star City, Cool Springs, Westover, Granville and Morgantown fire crews were all on scene.


  4. Third man charged in connection with Marion County deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | West Virginia Metro

    According to Marion County sheriff's deputies, Vernon Carpenter, 40, of Morgantown, has now been taken into custody in connection with the death of Luka Grabb of Fairmont. Deputies have previously charged Russell Kirk, 36, and James Vincent, 29, both of Fairmont, in connection with Grabb's death.


  5. New York woman found not guilty in fatal Morgantown autopedestrian wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | West Virginia Metro

    When Magistrate Sandy Holepit declared the jury found Michelle Gelada not guilty of negligent homicide for striking and killing WVU student Leah Bernahu with her vehicle on Feb. 1 sobs from Berhanu's friends and family filled the courtroom. The jury delivered its verdict Friday afternoon following about an hour-and-a-half of deliberations.


  6. Three WVU students qualify as Rhodes FinalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | West Virginia Metro

    Emma Harrison and Andrea Petit, both of Morgantown, and Ginny Thrasher of Springfield, Virginia will representing WVU in the Rhodes District XI Committee of Selection interviews in Chicago November 16-17. It's the first time in history the university has had three students advance to the final 15. After the interviews, two will be selected for the scholarship to study abroad at Oxford University in England.


  7. In wake of Pittsburgh shooting, religious leaders and police are talking safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | West Virginia Metro

    In the aftermath of the shooting spree that claimed 11 lives at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last weekend, religious leaders and law enforcement are committing to improving safety and preparedness. "We are in touch with law enforcement - local, state and federal," said Rabbi Zalman Gurevitz of WVU Chabad.


  8. Morgantown man charged in Monday night stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | West Virginia Metro

    A 22-year-old Morgantown man is facing charges of malicious wounding following a reported stabbing on Brockway Avenue Monday night. Officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded at around 10:38 p.m. Monday.


  9. WVU hosts candlelit vigil for Tree of Life shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | West Virginia Metro

    "This event is a sobering wake-up call that cannot be sugar-coated," said Bob Danenberg, a member of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Students and community members gathered in front of Woodburn Hall Monday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of the 11 who were murdered over the weekend in the Squirrel Hill area.


  10. UMWA to rally for Joe Manchin; Patrick Morrisey hoping for Trump visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 | West Virginia Metro

    The final full week before the Nov. 6 General Election will begin with a Monday rally in Morgantown sponsored by the United Mine Workers Union for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. "UMWA members, their families and their communities have no better friend in the U.S. Senate than Joe Manchin," UMWA International President Cecil Roberts said in a news release announcing the rally.


  11. Member of popular Canadian TV show performs in MorgantownRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 | West Virginia Metro

    Pat Roach, who plays "Randy" on the popular television show, was in Morgantown as a part of his "Cheeseburger Picnic" stand up tour, performing at 123 Pleasant Street Sunday. "I've really enjoyed Morgantown," said Roach in an interview with WAJR this week. 2 comments

  12. Campaign's final week could include President Trump visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 | West Virginia Metro

    Various reports indicate President Donald Trump will return to West Virginia before the Nov. 6 General Election to stump for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his run for U.S. Senate. According to a Reuters report, Trump will go on an 8-state blitz beginning next Wednesday including campaign stops in West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee.


  13. Manchin attends voter outreach event in MartinsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | West Virginia Metro

    The Berkeley County Democratic headquarters hosted an event Friday afternoon for early voters headlined by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Early voters in attendance were treated to a free lunch from Papa's Chicken & Ribs before organizers met for a private meeting.


  14. Morgantown Police officer injured in altercation with suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | West Virginia Metro

    One police officer suffered injuries and a Monongalia County man is in police custody and facing three felony charges after a foot pursuit in Morgantown. Stephen Earl Bennet, 30, of Westover, is accused of engaging in a physical altercation with a Morgantown Police officer while fleeing the scene of a reported domestic fight. 3 comments

  15. Victim identified in 50-foot fall near Morgantown High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | West Virginia Metro

    The man who died after falling around 50 feet in the air near Morgantown High School Tuesday morning has been identified. Aaron Thomas Riel, 38, of the Morgantown area, died after falling while trying to jump from one tree to another tree in the area of MHS and the Monongalia County Board of Education building. 5 comments

  16. MetroNews State Senate Preview: District 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 21 | West Virginia Metro

    Okay, maybe not precisely "family." But voters in Monongalia and Marion counties are certainly keeping to a specific format, because the two candidates in this potential nailbiter have combined to serve the last six State Senate terms in the district.


  17. 5-star center Tshiebwe: Huggins 'is going to treat me like his son and push me every day'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 20 | West Virginia Metro

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va . - For 36 seasons the recruiting battles for West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins have involved phone calls, in-home visits and across-the-country scouting trips in search of players.


  18. Saban, Huggins and West star in latest Manchin adRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | West Virginia Metro

    Three of West Virginia's most recognizable sports figures are standing behind U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in this year's Senate contest. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame player Jerry West endorsed Manchin, with all three appearing in an advertisement released Wednesday supporting the Democratic incumbent. 26 comments

  19. Activity log shows Governor Justice on the go, sometimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | West Virginia Metro

    A list of the governor's public appearances was submitted this week as supporting evidence in a response to a lawsuit challenging the governor's residency. "A log of Respondent's public appearances shows that Respondent has made 167 public appearances in Charleston during the past two years, and those are just his public appearances," Justice's lawyers wrote.


  20. Bid awarded for Mileground Road update in MorgantownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to expand a busy Morgantown road to four lanes. Kingwood-based Mountaineer Contractors will be paid more than $8.7 million to take the Mileground Road from two-lanes to four-lanes from the Route 705 intersection to Airport Road.


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