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Trump wants to honor dog from Syria mission at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is the first president since William McKinley not to have a dog live in the White House. But next week he wants to honor one by bringing Conan, a military working dog injured in the successful operation targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to ...

Huttonsville man arrested after traffic stop

ELKINS — A Huttonsville man is facing a felony charge after a routine traffic stop. Levi Brock Shrader, 35, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I or II substance. His bond was set for $25,000 cash by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben Shepler. According to ...

Inmate facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Tygart Valley Regional Jail inmate is facing a felony charge after allegedly sneaking contraband into the facility. Chasity Lorraine Overton, 29, is charged with being an inmate in possession of a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $35,000 cash, property or surety by ...

Rain forces rescheduling of trick-or-treat for local areas

ELKINS — Several municipalities have changed their trick-or-treat times due to predicted wind and rain this evening. Elkins and Beverly residents can now expect trick-or-treaters on Saturday between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Coalton changed the trick or treat date to Saturday between 6 and 7:30 pm. ...

Bankruptcy spells woes for miner pensions, lawmakers say

CHARLESTON — With the announcement Tuesday morning by Murray Energy Corp. that the company was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, congressional and state officials are concerned about being on the hook for miners’ pensions and severance tax payments. Murray Energy and 10 subsidiaries filed ...

Barbour County grand jury indicts 32 individuals

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County Grand Jury indicted 32 individuals this week, on charges including burglary, grand larceny and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The following individuals had felony or misdemeanor indictments returned against them by the grand jury: ...

Elkins High School band brings home championship trophy

ELKINS — The Elkins High School marching band is basking in the glory of a major victory in a regional tournament. EHS took home the title of Chapter 13 Champions during the Tournament of the Bands on Oct. 19. Competing in the open class, group 4, EHS won over judges with its field ...

Woman charged after traffic stop

ELKINS — A Hambleton woman is facing a felony charge after a routine traffic stop in Elkins. Kristin Carlea Nine, 29, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I or II substance. Her bond was set at $25,000 cash, property or surety by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben ...

Bowden man facing drug charge

ELKINS — A Bowden man is facing a drug-related felony charge after allegedly violating the terms of his home confinement. Travis Lee Goldsmith, 32, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I, II or III substance. His bond was set for $25,000 cash by Randolph County ...

Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service out of Charleston has issued a tornado watch until 7 p.m. today for the following counties: Barbour Randolph Upshur Pocahontas Lewis Webster

Murray Energy files for bankruptcy

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Robert D. Moore is taking the helm of a new company being formed to acquire Murray Energy Corp.’s assets as the largest underground coal producer in the United States navigates the bankruptcy process. Moore, who for years has served Murray Energy as its executive vice ...

EMS plans anti-bullying program

ELKINS — Elkins Middle School students are set to attend an anti-bullying assembly on Monday. Psychotherapist and counselor Deborah Thompson will be among those present to provide a workshop related to “The Zombie Club,” an anti-bullying film created in Harrison County earlier this ...

Free flu clinic to be offered in Elkins

ELKINS — Free flu vaccinations are set to be offered in downtown Elkins on Thursday. The event, Stick-or-Treat, is a free vaccination clinic that will occur from noon to 1 p.m. on Halloween in front of Elkins City Hall and will be provided by Davis Medical Center. “This is our third ...

Buckhannon-Upshur Rotary Club celebrates receiving charter

BUCKHANNON — The Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur celebrated receiving its official charter Tuesday with a visit from District 7545 Governor Shari Messinger. Rotarian Rich Clemens introduced Messinger as a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Barboursville, a Paul Harris ...

Upshur woman dies in wreck

PHILIPPI — A two vehicle accident in Barbour County on Monday morning left one injured and killed another. Around 7:30 a.m., two vehicles collided on Route 57 near Stewarts Run Road. A 30-year-old female resident of Barbour County was driving a 2015 Jeep and was taken to Broaddus Hospital ...

Elkins man faces drug charges

ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing multiple felony charges after being observed unconscious in a vehicle. Christopher Michael Rosier, 32, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I or II substance and possession with intent to deliver a Schedule IV substance. His bond ...

Band set to perform Friday in Elkins

ELKINS — A local 90s cover band called Motorcycle Drive-By will perform at the Stumble In at 9 p.m. Friday. The band consists of members of other local bands, including Jared Miller and Shawn Fisher of Worst Kept Secret, Chuck Orem of Knuckleduster, Caleb Karriker of Holey Soles and Jake ...