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West Virginia’s Next Big Move

Morgantown, West Virginia – The landscape of college athletics is rapidly changing and conferences are scrambling to stay relevant and/or alive. Although West Virginia has a relatively comfortable, secure spot in the new Big 12 Conference, other options will likely open up for the Mountaineers in the very near future.
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Two plead guilty to murder of ‘Buckie’ Barlow

KINGWOOD, W.Va (WDTV) - Two Preston County people pleaded guilty to first-degree murder earlier this week in the murder of Phillip “Buckie” Barlow. Laura Lynn Martin, 38, and Robert Joseph Quinn, 45, both of Tunnelton, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder with a binding term of life behind bars with mercy and first-degree robbery.
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Homicide victim's mother tells Mt. Pleasant man: 'No more drugs'

Cathy Clawson had a simple message for the man who pleaded guilty Friday to causing her daughter’s death in 2020. “Just come out a better man. No more drugs,” Clawson told Robert Seth Barnhart after he was sentenced to serve 3-6 years in prison for his role in the crash that killed his longtime girlfriend, 44-year-old Susan Clawson of Uniontown.

Pa. Rep. Matt Dowling will remove name from November ballot following crash and DUI charges

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) -- State Rep. Matt Dowling of Uniontown will no longer seek reelection to the state House of Representatives after DUI charges were filed against him earlier this month.In a post to his Facebook page on Friday afternoon, Dowling said he is removing his name from the ballot for the November General Election."My recent auto accident and subsequent treatment that I voluntarily sought drove me to deeply reflect on my life and make some hard decisions. One of those was to leave my seat in the state House of Representatives so that I can better spend time focusing...

West Virginia Forrest Gump completes run across America

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A north central West Virginia man has completed his cross-country run, sporting a full Forrest Gump beard. Michael Wardian, originally from Fairmont, passed through West Virginia last week during his 3,234-mile run from San Francisco, California to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Now, as of 6 a.m. Friday, he had completed the journey […]

BREAKING: Mountaineers add prolific receiver to recruiting class

West Virginia has picked up a commitment from Rock Hill (SC) Northwestern wide receiver Elijah Caldwell today. The 2023 prospect went public with his decision just moments ago, choosing WVU over offers from Duke, Utah, and a dozen other programs. Caldwell was first offered by current receivers coach Tony Washington...

Citizens launch effort to recall entire Morgantown city council

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A group of Morgantown residents are very concerned about the direction of the city and are mounting a recall petition for all seven city council members. On WAJR’s “Talk of the Town,” organizer Todd Stainbrook said current policies are sinking morale across all city departments including police and fire.

Jevon Carter Signs New NBA Deal

Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers star guard Jevon Carter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Carter, 26, averaged 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 38.7% from the field and 38.8% from three point range for the Bucks last season.

Multiple agencies respond to altercation at Pleasant Creek Campground

GRAFTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Multiple agencies responded to an altercation just after 9 p.m. Thursday evening at Pleasant Creek Campground, officials tell 5 News. Harrison County Emergency Services officials say there are “unofficial reports” of shots fired. The West Virginia State Police, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources,...

WVU makes final three for recent visitor

Brooklyn (NY) Canarsie defensive back Tayvon Nelson has put West Virginia in his final three, the 247Sports three-star recruit announced just moments ago. Joining the Mountaineers in his final group are Penn State and Maryland. Nelson went on official visits to both West Virginia and Maryland in the final days...

West Virginia Belongs in the ACC

Morgantown, West Virginia – With USC and UCLA announcing that they are moving to the Big Ten Conference, the entire landscape of college athletics has completely changed and will likely lead to several other dominoes falling in the coming days. There seems to be a sense that West Virginia...

Talented Wide Receiver Commits to West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia – To say that Neal Brown and his coaching staff have been on a roll lately is a major understatement! West Virginia gained another commitment moments ago when Elijah Caldwell pledged to play for the Mountaineers!. Caldwell, a 6’1 wide receiver from Rock Hill, South Carolina,...

West Virginia’s 2023 Class Off to Strong Start; Just How Good?

If Neal Brown has proven one thing so far at West Virginia, it’s that he’s able to connect with recruits. In 2021 alone, Brown and WVU were able to land four-star quarterback Nicco Marchiol, four-star defensive back Jacolby Spells and four-star linebacker Travious Lathan. The results haven’t always...

State Police find missing Clarksburg man deceased

UPDATE 5:15 P.M., JUNE 30 — The West Virginia State Police say the Clarksburg man they were searching for last week was found deceased Tuesday night near the Olive Garden in Eastpointe Shopping Center. Troopers say they found the remains of John Bryce Westerhausen, 58, in a wooded area between the parking lot and the […]

Porch collapses at Wings Ole’ in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - A porch on the property of Wings Ole’ on University Ave. collapsed Thursday evening, officials say. According to Monongalia County Emergency Services, the restaurant’s porch collapsed at 8:10 p.m. Monongalia County EMS and the Morgantown Fire Department responded to the scene, which was cleared...

Uniontown state Rep. Matt Dowling charged with DUI

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) - State Rep. Matt Dowling of Uniontown is facing DUI charges after a crash earlier this month.Dowling said he was involved in a head-on crash on June 4. According to court paperwork filed Thursday, he's been charged with DUI, careless driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and following too closely. In a statement after the crash, Dowling said he's been dealing with physical and mental trauma since a medical issue caused a serious crash last fall, leading to "life changing" injuries. He said he entered treatment to "address any possible alcohol issues" and no one else was injured in the crash this month. Dowling represents the 51st Legislative District, which covers parts of Fayette and Somerset counties.