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Harrison Man Killed in WV Coal Mining Accident

TRIDELPHIA, West Virginia (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A Harrison County man is dead in a coal mining accident in West Virginia. 38-year-old William Richards of Cadiz was killed by equipment running along a rail line in an underground shaft in a mine near Wheeling. He’s the third person...
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1 confirmed dead in I-79 accident in Anmoore

UPDATE: 8/18/2022, 6:50 p.m. ANMOORE, W.Va. (WBOY) – Harrison County Sheriff Matheny confirmed to 12 News that one person was killed in the accident on I-79 southbound in Anmoore on Thursday afternoon. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating. ORIGINAL: 8/18/2022, 4:37 p.m. ANMOORE, W.Va. (WBOY) – A medical examiner has been called to […]
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Bridge Sports Complex to hold job fair for part-time positions

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - The Bridge Sports Complex is seeking part-time staff to fulfill hiring needs across most departments. Open interviews for part-time positions will take place between 2 and 4 p.m. at The Bridge on Sunday, Aug. 21. Hiring will take place for the following positions:. Lifeguards. Concessions staff.

‘Taking the high ground’ is at the core of Philip-Barbour Colts

PHILIPPI, W.Va (WDTV) - Philip-Barbour football has gone above and beyond in building chemistry between their players, including a week at Camp Crucible, where they lived together and learned the importance of taking the high ground in all aspects of life. “In battle, if you have the high ground, you...
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Emergency road closure announced in Taylor County

TAYLOR COUNTY, W.Va. — Authorities in Taylor County have announced an emergency road closure due to collapse. Taylor County Route 6, Nuzum Road has been closed near entrance to Fairfield Drive. Due to the closure, Fairfield Drive will not be accessible from Harrison County Middle Road. Workers are expected...

Trailer home in Clarksburg destroyed by fire

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) – Emergency crews battled a fire that destroyed a home in Harrison County Thursday morning. It happened just before 6 a.m. along Philippi Pike in East View. The trailer home sustained major damage throughout. The fire also re-kindled early Thursday afternoon. Fire departments from Anmoore, Bridgeport, Lost Creek, Nutter Fort and Stonewood […]

Heston Farm holds estate sale to benefit WV hospice

PLEASANT VALLEY, W.Va (WDTV) - Heston Farm is holding a large estate sale until the 27th, or while supplies last. They may not last long. Dozens of people showed up Thursday to take a look through the items. This sale consists of a series of housewares donated by farm owners,...

New details in fiery I-79 crash that killed Bridgeport man

WHITE HALL, W.Va (WDTV) - Officials have released new details in a Tuesday afternoon crash on I-79 that killed a Bridgeport man. Multiple fire crews responded to the crash just before 4:30 p.m. that had heavy black smoke visible from miles away, according to the Valley Volunteer Fire Department. The...

WVU Medicine warns of scam calls

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - WVU Medicine received a report that a patient received a scam call from someone saying he worked for WVU Medicine. According to a post on Twitter, the patient’s phone number was displayed on the caller ID. Officials said the caller asked the patient to verify...

Three men indicted in connection to ‘Whitey’ Bulger death

CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) - Three men have been indicted in connection with the beating death of James “Whitey” Bulger. Fotios Geas, also known as “Freddy,” 55, Paul J. DeCologero, also known as “Pauly,” 48, and Sean McKinnon, 36, were charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, officials said.
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Haislip arrested on several charges

BUCKHANNON — On July 31, 2022, 30-year-old Joseph Alexander Haislip entered Walmart in Buckhannon through an unlocked, side door at 5:26 a.m, while the business was closed to customers, with the intent to commit a larceny inside. While Walmart is closed to shoppers between the hours of 11 p.m....

City of Bridgeport flushing fire hydrants over next 2 weeks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WBOY) — The City of Bridgeport will be flushing fire hydrants over the course of the next two weeks. In a Facebook post on Friday, the city said that it’s part of an ongoing project that will continue through the fall. From Monday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Sept. 2, the city said the […]

Joseph Williams’ Morning Forecast | August 19, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Yesterday was much nicer than the past few days, with highs in the low-80s and sunny skies. Today will also be nice, but after today, an active weather pattern will mean rain chances for the next few days. Today, skies will start out clear and sunny in the morning, before clouds build into WV, mostly in the eastern half, during the afternoon. A few isolated showers, and even an isolated thunderstorm, will also push in during the afternoon and evening, mostly in the eastern half of I-79. Not much rain is expected, about a couple tenths of an inch of rain at most. Besides that, winds will be light, and temperatures will reach the mid-80s, around average for this time of year. Overnight, skies will be mostly clear, with just a few clouds and a low chance of rain. Winds will be light, and temperatures will drop into the mid-60s, close to average for mid-August. Tomorrow afternoon, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, with a few isolated showers possible during the afternoon and evening. Not much is expected, however, and most areas will likely stay dry. Winds will be light, and temperatures will reach the low-to-mid-80s, close to average for late-August. Then on Sunday afternoon, a low-pressure system out west will start pushing in, bringing in scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. That system will stick around for Monday as well, and even into Tuesday, rain showers will stick around during the morning and afternoon. Rainfall totals are uncertain this far out, but still, you may want an umbrella and extra time on the roads. Towards the middle of the week, the rain leaves and our region is left with partly cloudy skies. All the while, temperatures go from the 80s over the weekend to the upper-70s to low-80s early next week. In short, today will be a decent end to the workweek, and rain showers and thunderstorms will start pushing in this weekend and next week.

AAA etched VIN into windows to protect against auto-theft

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WBOY) – AAA Bridgeport Insurance and Member Services held a free “Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching” between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at their Bridgeport location on August 18. This VIN etching process starts with scanning of the VIN in the vehicle door, from which a dot-matrix-stencil was printed out with the number […]

Popular Downtown Clarksburg Restaurant to Close

According to a social media post on the Facebook page of "My Mother's Daughter LLC," the popular eatery that has served thousands has announced it will be shutting its doors this week. The good news is that it is not economically related, but the bad news for the patrons is that they will have to find a new spot for lunch or to grab some of their sweet treats and other menu items.

Marion County FRN holds backpack giveaway

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Marion County Family Resource Network (FRN) has been helping students and families for years by relieving the cost and stress associated with going back to school. This year is no different, with the FRN holding its annual backpack giveaway in Fairmont. More than 300 backpacks will be given away to […]

Marion County family business celebrates 50 years

WHITE HALL, W.Va. (WBOY) – A Marion County family celebrated 50 years of being a “good neighbor”, and always being there for the community. State Farm agents Rick Bailey and sister Cari Bailey hosted an anniversary party Wednesday afternoon at their offices in White Hall. The siblings took over the insurance business from their father […]

Long-Time Harrison County Business Owner, Public Servant, Veteran, Mario "Marty" DeFazio, Passes at 91

Mario “Marty” DeFazio, 91, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 20, 1931, the son of Anna (Moschella) and Aneillo DeFazio. He was a 1949 graduate of Victory High School and that same year enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a mechanic for jet fighter planes in Japan during the Korean War. This earned him the nickname “Ram Jet” as coined by his brother-in-law, Benny Quinones.