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Woman files suit over friend’s hit-and-run death

Posted: Jan 16 2018 - 4:40 PM

MORGANTOWN — A friend walking with Carli Sears when she was hit and killed by a drunk driver filed a lawsuit against the man behind the wheel and others. This month, Madeleine Wymer filed suit against Alexander Hambrick, his parents Kimberl...

W.Va. high court upholds dismissal of suit against Preston County Schools

Posted: Jan 16 2018 - 3:54 PM

KINGWOOD — The State Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Preston County Schools by an employee.Joseph R. Ragione sued the Preston County Board of Education in Preston Circuit Court in 2016. As previously report...

Ex-Uber driver pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

Posted: Jan 16 2018 - 2:40 PM

MORGANTOWN — An ex-Uber driver accused of sexual assault pleaded not guilty during a hearing on Jan. 16.Ibrahim Hamid entered his plea to second-degree sexual assault before Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Russell Clawges. He was one...

Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Posted: Jan 16 2018 - 10:42 AM

MORGANTOWN — The suspect in a bank robbery on Jan. 11 at the United Bank on Earl Core Road is believed to have been in a red or maroon 2012-2014 four-door Dodge Avenger, according to the Morgantown Police Department.Officers responded...

Murder appeal request denied

Posted: Jan 15 2018 - 9:15 PM

MORGANTOWN — The state’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal effort by a convicted murderer in Marion County. Earlier this month, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled against Jeffrey Lynn Hovatter in his effort to get his first-degree murder...

Preston sheriff’s department seeks information on 3 people

Posted: Jan 14 2018 - 11:03 AM

KINGWOOD — The Preston County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of three people.Toby Edward Shaffer, 33, a white male, is 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighs 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known...

Morgantown man charged with first-degree robbery

Posted: Jan 12 2018 - 3:43 PM

MORGANTOWN — A Morgantown man faces two felonies for trying to rob two people, according to court records. The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department charged John M. Martin with first-degree robbery and daytime burglary. He was arraigned...

Lack of form delays Preston man’s plea

Posted: Jan 12 2018 - 3:48 PM

KINGWOOD — A difference in court procedures between Mon and Preston Counties delayed a plea Jan. 10. Jerry Lester Blosser Jr. appeared in Preston Circuit Court but his attorney, Stephanie Nethken, a Mon County attorney, did not have a pet...