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Taylor County police investigating fatal shooting

Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 1:28 PM

GRAFTON — The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting, though they haven’t determined if it’s accidental or a homicide. Sheriff Terry Austin said they found Frank Newbrough on June 24 in a gravel parking lot in Tay...

Former Preston dog warden charged with felony

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 5:48 PM

KINGWOOD — Just two days after charges were dropped against Brittaney Shearer, she has been charged, this time with a felony. Shearer, 31, of Reedsville, was arraigned June 23 on a felony charge of child abuse resulting in inju...

Wal-Mart Stores deny fault for man’s fall

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 5:26 PM

KINGWOOD — Wal-Mart Stores deny it was at fault in a suit filed by a Masontown man, who said he was hurt when he fell on a wet floor at the Kingwood Walmart in 2015.Jonathan David Mann filed suit in May in Preston County Circuit Court agai...

Grate attack earns woman probation

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 5:18 PM

MORGANTOWN — A woman was sentenced to probation for attacking another person with a stove grate. On June 23, Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Russell Clawges sentenced Maderia Welling to a year in jail, but suspended it for a year pro...

Man convicted for heroin distribution

Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 8:40 PM

MORGANTOWN — A Detroit, man was convicted on June 22 in federal court for heroin distribution.Julian Michael-Thomas “Cain” Johnson, age 22, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” The...

Murray Energy files suit over ‘John Oliver’ comments

Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 5:09 PM

MORGANTOWN — Murray Energy, its President and CEO Robert Murray and its five West Virginia subsidiaries have Time Warner, HBO and various individuals, alleging that the “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” show made false and defamatory sta...

Man charged with stealing truck and then attempting to steal Jeep

Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 4:55 PM

McHENRY, Md. — A Preston County man is charged with stealing a Peterbilt truck and taking it into Maryland, where he allegedly tried to steal a Jeep.Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Mark Lyons charged Christopher Lee Larew, 33, of...

Task force arrests man on drug charges

Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 4:34 PM

MORGANTOWN — The Mon-Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested one person for distribution of controlled substances. On June 22, officers along with members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested Traymont Ontario “Rock” Larkins, on...