CRIME & SAFETY
Man dead after I-79 collision in Marion County
A man is dead after an overnight collision in Marion County.
One dead in Grafton area crash
GRAFTON, W.Va. — Police in Taylor County are investigating a fatal vehicle crash. Authorities said it happened at around 5:48 p.m. Wednesday on North Pike Street in Grafton. There was one vehicle involved. A person inside that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crash shuts down lane of I-79 in Harrison County
LOST CREEK, W.Va (WDTV) - Emergency crews responded to a single-car crash in Harrison County Friday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to the crash on I-79 North near mile marker 108 in Lost Creek at around 3 p.m. on Friday, according to the Harrison County 911 Center. 911 officials said the...
Weekly Safety Report: Threats to Nursing Home and Infected Spider Bite in Fairmont, West Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Fairmont, West Virginia this week. In the first incident, a 38-year-old man from Marion County was charged after making threats over the phone to a nursing home in Bridgeport. He allegedly stated his intention to shoot everyone at the facility. In the second incident, two individuals were charged after a 14-month-old child was flown to the hospital with an infected spider bite. The child had to undergo surgery due to the infections caused by the bite.
Shinnston man charged after killing dog
SHINNSTON, W.Va. – A Shinnston man is facing a count of cruelty to animals. Police allege he shot and killed a dog on Wednesday. Deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department were called to a home on Odells Knob Road and met with Tyler Beale, 28. Beale told deputies the dog would not behave, so he took it outside and shot it.
Woman arrested in Morgantown, allegedly lied about role in prisoner abuse to obtain citizenship
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - The United States Department of Justice said a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bosnia and Herzegovina was arrested in Morgantown on Thursday on criminal charges related to allegations that she lied to obtain U.S. citizenship. According to the indictment, 51-year-old Nada Radovan Tomanic allegedly served with the...
Weekly Safety Report: Two-Car Crash and Fraudulent COVID Relief Funds Impact Bridgeport, West Virginia
Three people were hospitalized in a two-car crash at the intersection of US Route 50 and Route 76 in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The accident occurred on Thursday morning, and the victims were transported with unknown injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Additionally, a West Virginia man from Bridgeport has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for wire fraud. James Nolte fraudulently obtained $650,000 in COVID Relief funds by falsely representing an interest in business or creating a business. These incidents highlight the need for continued safety awareness in Bridgeport.
Weekly Safety Report: Car Accident, Shooting, and Burglaries Impact Morgantown
This week in Morgantown, West Virginia, there were three notable incidents. Firstly, a car accident occurred on Don Knotts Boulevard, resulting in injuries and hospitalizations. Secondly, a man was fatally shot on Brockway Avenue. Lastly, multiple burglaries were reported near the WVU Downtown Campus, with stolen items including laptops. Police are investigating these incidents and no suspects have been identified at this time.
2 transported, Milford Street shut down after 2-vehicle accident
Two people were transported after a two-vehicle accident on Milford Street in Clarksburg Wednesday morning.
3 transported after crash on Route 50 in Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Emergency crews responded to a crash on Route 50 in Bridgeport on Thursday. Crews were dispatched to the accident at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Route 76 at around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Harrison County 911 Center. 911 officials say two...
Clarksburg officer placed on leave after being charged
STONEWOOD, W.Va (WDTV) - An officer with the Clarksburg Police Department has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with domestic battery and domestic assault. Officers went to a home in Stonewood for a report of a domestic on Monday, Nov. 20, according to a criminal complaint. While at...
Multiple crews respond to fire in Thornton residence
Multiple crews responded to a fire at a residence in Thornton Friday morning.
Sobriety checkpoint planned in Fairmont
A West Virginia State Police sobriety checkpoint will be held in Fairmont soon.
Grafton woman pleads ‘no contest’ in Spirit of Animals cruelty case
A woman has pleaded "no contest" in the Spirit of Animals animal cruelty case that began in March of 2023.
W.Va. resident charged with falsely obtaining U.S. citizenship over alleged role in Bosnian War
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WCHS) — A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina who lives in West Virginia is accused of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship after failing to disclose her alleged role in the abuse of prisoners during the Bosnian War three decades ago, federal prosecutors said. Nada Radovan Tomanic, 51, of...
WVSP schedules sobriety checkpoint in Marion County
FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - The West Virginia State Police is planning a sobriety checkpoint in Marion County. The checkpoint will be on Speedway Ave. between Freedom St. and Winfield St. on Friday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to midnight. State Police said the checkpoint will be conducted to deter and...
Deputies find drugs while responding to overdose call in Marion County
A man was arrested after deputies found drugs in a Pleasant Valley home.
2 DUI checkpoints coming up in Mon, Preston counties in December
The Morgantown detachment of the West Virginia State Police will be conducted two sobriety checkpoints in the next few weeks.
WVU Campus Police increase patrolling after robberies in downtown near campus
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - West Virginia University campus police is increasing their patrolling after an increase in robberies since thanksgiving break. On November 21st, the University Campus Police received a report about robberies in student housing. Jackson Monk, a student at WVU said he is a little concerned because he...
River Road fire leads to drug operation
MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. A fire in a River Road home killed a family pet and uncovered a drug operation in Monongalia County on Monday. Firefighters from the River Road Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the 1800 block of River Road at 8:30 and found one adult male had escaped the fire without injury.