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Former Fairmont Hospital designated for COVID patients as cases surge
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – According to Governor Jim Justice, the most serious COVID surge is in North Central West Virginia. So severe, that the former Fairmont Regional Medical will be used an an overflow. “Harrison, Marion and Marion Counties have the three highest rates of infection,” Justice said,”...[read more]

Former Morgantown council candidate pleads guilty to election fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former Morgantown city council candidate Timothy Aaron Metz has admitted to falsifying signatures during the 2019 municipal election. The Secretary of State’s Office launched the investigation after being notified by Morgantown officials. The investigation found 21 of the 75 r...[read more]

Westover, Westover Police Department face new civil rights lawsuit
MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. — A police officer in Westover previously accused of using excessive force is named in a new civil rights lawsuit from a citizen which also alleges failures within the Monongalia County city, including “knowingly hiring dangerous officers.” The plaintiff, William Cox, cla...[read more]

COVID limits DOH response during recent winter weather events
MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. – Department of Highways District 4 engineer Mike Cronin has confirmed four COVID-19 cases at the Monongalia County Garage reduced the number of employees available to treat roads during recent weather events. New measures are now in place to prevent the problem in the fu...[read more]

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Applications still coming in for open police chief’s job in Morgantown
City manager says hiring process is progressing. The post Applications still coming in for open police chief’s job in Morgantown appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

West Virginia nearing 1,900 coronavirus deaths
State health officials on Sunday reported 23 new deaths, bringing the total for the pandemic to 1,895. The post West Virginia nearing 1,900 coronavirus deaths appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

State’s new vaccination registration system begins Monday
DHHR secretary says move should relieve backup at health departments. The post State’s new vaccination registration system begins Monday appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Manchin, Capito discuss second Trump impeachment trial ahead of article delivery
Managers from the U.S. House of Representatives will deliver the article of impeachment Monday evening. The post Manchin, Capito discuss second Trump impeachment trial ahead of article delivery appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]