MetroNews Staff

Thursday January 11, 2018

Teen in custody after alleged carjacking

Justin Wilson, 18, of Sissionville, allegedly carjacked a Putnam County Public Service District vehicle and led authorities on a pursuit.

Sunken towboat causing problems on Big Sandy

The Kenova water system intake was closed Thursday, with the state Department of Health and Human Resources citing concerns of possible water contamination.

Homicide investigation launched in death of Greenbrier County man

Officers from the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office and West Virginia State Police found the body of Clarence Sheppard, 72, Sunday at his Rupert apartment.

Walmart to boost starting salaries for hourly workers, provide bonuses

The starting salary for all hourly workers in the United States will increase to $11-an-hour.

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Davenport’s 24 propels dominant WVU at Kansas

Teana Muldrow added 19 and point guard Chania Ray notched a double-double as No. 15 West Virginia defeated Kansas 74-54 in women’s basketball action Wednesday night.

Person dead in Logan County house explosion

A fire was reported after 2:30 p.m. along Upper Whitman Creek.

Bear harvest numbers revealed for 2017

Second highest bear harvest in W.Va. history

Man charged in Parkersburg bank robbery

Arrest made less than hour after hold-up.

DNR releases total number of deer killed over 2017 seasons

Total whitetail deer count for 2017 just over 108,000

Tuesday January 9, 2018

Public forum held in Berkeley Springs to discuss gas pipeline extension

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protections moderated public comments from the crowd that gathered in the Berkeley Springs High School auditorium Monday.

Perdue, SMART529 kicks off annual essay contest

Students between kindergarten and fifth grade are eligible for the When I Grow Up student and teacher essay contest.

Former funeral director sentenced for defrauding insurance company

Joel McGuire, 61, of Alderson, sold insurance policies that would pay for a clients' funerals upon their death while simultaneously serving at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home.

Stuart sworn in as US Attorney

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Michael Stuart in a Dec. 20 vote

Doctors, business partner indicted for alleged drug trafficking

Dr. Felix Brizuela Jr., Dr. George Naum and Eric Drake allegedly worked to distribute substances from Advance Healthcare in Weirton from 2008 to 2016.

Explosion creates stir in Mineral County community

Orbital ATK says blast heard for a great distance was routine as they were doing a normal waste burn on site.

Monday January 8, 2018

Three Guys Before The Game – Basketball Debut

Did Carter's stock soar in the eyes of the NBA scouts? Just how long can Teddy Allen score in bunches? Will WVU suffer a letdown against Baylor?

Governor appoints Betsy Jividen as W.Va. Division of Corrections Commissioner

Betsy Jividen replaces acting Commissioner Mike Coleman.

New state GOP chair has a ‘vision’ for the party

Melody Potter talked about her goals on Monday's MetroNews 'Talkline.'

Smith: Website tracking road bond projects to be ‘early product’

The first wave of bonds is expected to begin being sold in May, totaling $800 million

Sunday January 7, 2018

Candidacy filing for 2018 elections begins Monday

This year's primary election is scheduled for May 8, and the general election will be held Nov. 6.

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