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  • PA Turnpike Commission Stops Work on Mon-Fayette Expressway

    04/01/2017 10:47:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 21, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    PA Turnpike Commission Stops Work on Mon-Fayette ExpresswayCommissioners freeze project spending due to apparent lack of support.HIGHSPIRE, PA. (March 21, 2017) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that it will stop engineering-design activities on the 14-mile Mon-Fayette Expressway project in Allegheny County in light of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s recent decision to table the project. “The PA Turnpike has a legislative mandate to develop the Mon-Fayette Expressway, but our role is not to serve as an advocate for the project,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “This is a regional project, and the decision as to whether it is...
  • WVU students celebrate football win; car flipped onto side

    09/29/2013 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    WOWK ^ | Tim Carrico
    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - The West Virginia University Police Department is investigating an incident that may have involved WVU students. Video of a car being flipped is going around the Internet. The video first showed up on Instagram Sunday morning and was deleted. The video was then added by a third party to YouTube with 'WVU Car Flip' as the title
  • UPDATE: Woman Goes Through Several Surgeries Following Snake Attack

    11/17/2011 5:50:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    UPDATE: Thursday 11/17 @ 6:55 p.m. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A young woman has already undergone four surgeries and is still in intensive care after suffering not one, but two copperhead snake bites. Tara Williams, 21, of Logan was on a hunting trip with her boyfriend three weeks ago in Ritchie County when she stepped on a large copperhead snake. Click here to find out more! Tara's mom tells, the snake snapped at her and bit her twice and her boyfriend drove her to the hospital. "Right now, mentally, she's having a hard time with this," said Tara's mother...
  • Unemployment rises in 98% of cities

    02/04/2009 9:47:55 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 7 replies · 616+ views
    CNN Money ^ | February 4, 2009 | David Goldman
    NEW YORK ( -- In a sign that job losses are felt in every corner of the nation, unemployment rates rose in 98% of metropolitan areas across the country in December, according to a recent government report. ... Morgantown, W.Va., had a rate of just 2.7%, the lowest in the country. Morgantown houses West Virginia University, which is the town's largest employer. The University has a large hospital and pharmaceutical manufacturing component - areas of the economy that are actually adding jobs. Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a population of at least 1 million, Detroit had the largest unemployment...
  • Borden Burger in Morgantown, WV

    08/10/2007 8:39:03 AM PDT · by adcrudup · 64 replies · 657+ views
    anyone out there work for borden burger in morgantown west virginia in the 1970's or frequently visit this place in the 70's?
  • Adult Stem Cells Better Choice Than Death Or Transplant For Heart Failure Patients

    08/03/2007 4:37:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 111+ views
    freepressreleases ^ | 08.02.07 | Jon Bradshaw
    Theravitae has announced a viable third option instead of death or transplant for heart attack patients whose heart has been severely damaged and is failing. They cite the case of Terry Areford from Morgantown, West Virginia who declined both of what he believed were his only options and instead chose the realistic hope of help from his own adult stem cells. BANGKOK, Thailand, August 1, 2007 – Heart disease, according to the figures from The National Center for Health Statistics 2005 data, affects some 25.6 million Americans. It was then, and remains, the biggest killer of U.S. citizens, with...
  • Pacman Jones' Criminal History

    08/27/2006 10:38:55 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 12 replies · 16,020+ views
    Free Republic ^ | August 27, 2006 | Vanity
    Just a quick taste of this "quality" citizen of the NFL community ... 10/2003: Jones was sentenced to one year in jail following a bar fight while he was a student at West Virginia University, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years probation. His probation was scheduled to end on Thursday. 4/27/05: Adam "Pacman" Jones was at Club Blaze in Conley, Ga., around 3 a.m. ET on April 27 when officers responded to a fight involving two women. Andrea Akins, a supervisor at the club, told police she was punched in the mouth by a...
  • Don Knotts' Hometown Won't Get Fife Statue

    07/17/2006 1:08:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 2,425+ views ^ | 7 17 06 | Associated Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An unfinished statue of Barney Fife apparently won't be heading to Don Knotts' hometown after all. Knotts' widow endorses a statue but says the monument should be of her husband, not of the bumbling deputy he made famous on "The Andy Griffith Show." Knotts died in February at age 81. "We consider the dissemination of his image to be a big responsibility that we take very seriously," Francey Knotts and Andy Griffith said in a statement. "No one cares more about Don's image than we do. It would be wonderful to have a statue in Morgantown, W.Va.,...
  • 2 men charged with home invasion - Victim held suspects at gunpoint until the police arrived

    05/11/2004 8:15:21 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 9 replies · 285+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/05/11 | NATALIE NEYSA ALUND
    A local duo charged in connection with a home invasion in Monongalia County have posted bond. At about 2:40 a.m. Sunday, Mon County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested 24-year-old Jonathan Brent Lowe and 22-year-old Robert James Thrasher. Police said they apprehended the men following an attempted armed robbery along Bethel Road. On Monday, court authorities announced Lowe and Thrasher had each posted $10,000 bond. On the day of the incident, victims told police the suspects gained entry into their home by kicking in the residence's front door. After Lowe and Thrasher entered the home, police reported, the men kicked open a...
  • Internet meeting leads 12-year-old to cross-state abduction

    02/16/2004 8:49:21 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 4 replies · 298+ views
    Mlive ^ | 2-16-04
    Internet meeting leads 12-year-old to cross-state abduction The Associated Press 2/16/2004, 2:52 a.m. ET PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A 12-year-old Pontiac girl who police say left her home with a man she met on the Internet will return from West Virginia this week. Pontiac Police Sgt. Kevin Harris said the girl met the 40-year-old man in an Internet chat room, leaving with him Thursday. They drove to West Virginia, where she contacted her family Sunday from Morganstown, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. The girl's family called Pontiac police, and officers from the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department took the man...
  • 'Coasting streets' provided more thrills than regular sled-riding

    01/31/2004 9:41:47 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 4 replies · 238+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 31-01-2003 | JOHN SAMSELL
    While we're slip-sliding around these frozen streets and the groundhog remains in his cozy den for at least another day or two, we harken back to the old days of sled-riding, or coasting, on the same, though not so crowded, roadways. Morgantown's hilly terrain has always been a blessing for winter recreational activity, in particular the free sledding on snow-covered slopes. The practice dates back as far as records are kept and since the city has had improved streets.For many decades the city designated "coasting streets." Lists of those basically closed to vehicular traffic during snowy times were published in...
  • Gene Vance gets medals, second bronze star - more details

    05/22/2002 6:20:02 AM PDT · by FreeInWV · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Dominion Post ^ | May 22, 2002 | Jake Stump
    Guard gives Vance three more medals First details of firefight in Afghanistan emerge BY JAKE STUMP The Dominion Post Even though funeral arrangements for Sgt. Gene Vance Jr. remain uncertain, friends and community members are planning ways to honor the Morgantown soldier, who was killed Sunday in eastern Afghanistan. Adjutant Gen. Allen E. Tackett, the leader of the W.Va. National Guard, said Vance, a soldier in the 2nd Battalion of the 19th Special Forces Unit, will be awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for his efforts in America's war against terror. Vance, 38, had already...
  • Poll Needs FReeping

    05/05/2002 8:42:32 AM PDT · by RFP · 23 replies · 344+ views
    PLEASE FREEP this Poll!!! U.S. Senate candidate Jay Wolfe is neck-and-neck with liberal Rockefeller. This poll is being conducted by WAJR Radio, AM 1440 - Morgantown. Current Standings: 1.) John D. Rockefeller 103 votes 44% 2.) Jay Wolfe 101 votes 43% 3.) Hiram Lewis 31 votes 13%