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Woman charged after leaving open needles near infant at home in Kingwood

KINGWOOD, W.Va. — A woman has been charged after leaving open needles near her crying infant at a home in Kingwood, deputies said. On September 9, deputies with the Preston County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence at 220 View St. in Kingwood regarding a drug call, according to a criminal complaint. When deputies […] → Read More

Webster Co. @ Gilmer Co. Highlights – Week 1

Gilmer County defended its home turf tonight with a blowout win over Webster County, 53-6 the final score, as the Titans are 1-0 on the season. → Read More

Elkins @ RCB Highlights – Week 1

Robert C. Byrd hosted Elkins for week one of football season. Byrd stole the show, specifically junior Jeremiah King, who rushed for four touchdowns and over 200 yards in the first half. Byrd beat Elkins 35-12. → Read More

WVU to add additional testing data to COVID-19 dashboard

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University has announced updates to how it delivers its COVID-19 information. University officials stated that starting September 4, it will begin to provide additional information such as self-reported positive test results from outside WVU’s testing system, as well as isolation and quarantine information (on-campus, off-campus, Greek housing and those who […] → Read More

Nutrition Club opens in Monongalia County to bring sweet and healthy options to the area

WESTOVER, W.Va. – A new business just opened in Monongalia County that is helping the community reach their nutritional goals. Country Roads Nutrition opened its doors to the community on August 20. The club offers a variety of flavors of teas, shakes, snacks and protein coffees that will fit the dietary needs of anyone, including […] → Read More

Harrison County restaurant T&M BBQ/Grill hosts grand opening

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – T&M BBQ/ Grill held its grand opening Monday afternoon. The restaurant offers various smoked meats, comfort food and even fish. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. T&M offers a delivery service to local businesses for lunch. “He has his own made rub that he puts on the […] → Read More

Bridge dedication honors fallen Elkins hero

ELKINS, W.Va. – The Elkins Marine Corps League hosted a bride dedication for Marine Corps Veteran Dennis Warren Baxter Saturday. The Gum Lick Run Bridge on U.S. Route 48 is now officially the USMC Private First Class Dennis Warren Baxter Memorial Bridge. Baxter served in Vietnam and was killed on January 26, 1967 as a […] → Read More

Preston County Farmers come together to host 2nd Annual Farm Crawl

REEDSVILLE, W.V.a. – Preston County farmers hosted the second annual Farm Crawl to help the community learn about buying local. → Read More

12 News WEEKEND OUTLOOK July 3 – 5

Another weekend is just around the corner and 12 News has you covered! Check out these events happening across North Central West Virginia. In this special edition of the weekend outlook, we will be bringing you 4th of July events happening across the region. 4th of July celebrations Saturday (July 4, 2020): The Anna Jarvis […] → Read More

T&R Oil and Service hosts ribbon cutting for location in Weston

WESTON, W.Va. – T&R Oil and Service held its ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon in Weston. The business offers a variety of car related services including oil changes, brake work, tires, shocks and minor engine repairs. Owner Terry Lanham has 17 years of automotive experience and wants to continue to help people keep their cars […] → Read More

Man charged in 1981 cold case murder receives 5–18 years in prison

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A man convicted in Harrison County of second-degree murder in the 1981 killing of a young boy was sentenced Thursday in front of Judge Thomas Bedell. In March, a jury convicted William Jeffries of killing 7-year-old Conrad Roger “C.R.” Diaz. Jeffries, who was 17 at the time of the incident, received the […] → Read More

Elkins church reopens its doors to members, while following safety guidelines

ELKINS, W.Va. – Churches across the state started to reopen this weekend. Some have been a little weary of how to go about reopening, especially due to outbreaks across the state happening within church congregations, but the Elkins Family Worship Center has been reintegrating its members into the building for a couple of weeks, slowly […] → Read More

12 News WEEKEND OUTLOOK June 12-14

Another weekend is just around the corner and 12 News has you covered! Check out these events happening across North Central West Virginia. Multiple Day Events The Three River Festival Festival officially opens on Thursday, June 11 and will continue until Saturday, June 13, with the start of the Grand Feature Parade followed by the […] → Read More

Dora Stutler named interim superintendent for Harrison County Board of Education

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Superintendent of Harrison County Board of Education was named at the Wednesday evening board meeting. Dora Stutler was named interim superintendent after the board voted unanimously on the decision. Stutler will assume her role on July 1 and she currently serves as the supervisor of personnel and was previously the principal […] → Read More

ALDI to expand curbside grocery pickup availability to nearly 600 stores

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The German based grocery store, ALDI, is expanding its Curbside Grocery Pickup to offer more options to customers. After a successful pilot in select markets, Curbside Grocery Pickup will be available in nearly 600 ALDI stores across the country by the end of July, including the Clarksburg-Weston area. “Our Curbside Grocery Pickup […] → Read More

All of the Harrison County free COVID-19 testing results come back negative

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department has released the numbers and results of the minority and vulnerable population tests performed on June 5 and 6. During the two day period, HCHD administered 1,002 total tests. All of those tests returned negative. Officials with the health department explained that the initiative was to target residents […] → Read More

DHHR confirms 8 new cases in Sunday reporting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has released its afternoon coronavirus report for Sunday, June 7. According to the release, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported that as of 5 p.m., on June 7, 2020, there have been 111,738 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, […] → Read More

All results from Randolph County community COVID-19 testing come back negative

ELKINS, W.Va. – On Saturday, the Randolph – Elkins ran a Coronavirus testing site in Elkins and Mill Creek after an outbreak at Huttonsville Correctional Center. Out of 811 tests administered, all returned negative, according to the health department. “This is extremely good news for the county,” said REHD Director of Threat Preparedness Bonnie Woodrum. […] → Read More

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market hosts 1st walk-through market of the season

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Lines stretched far back into the parking lot as Bridgeport held the season’s first walk-through Farmer’s Market. The market first opened back on May 17, but it looked quite different than what the community was used to seeing. They opened with pre-order, online shopping and drive up services. Strict guidelines and concerns […] → Read More

Mylan Park Aquatic Center announces reopening for June 1

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park announced in a release that facilities are set to reopen on June 1 at 5:30 a.m. Officials with the center explained that the health and safety of visitors and staff is a top priority during the reopening process. The release stated that the facility will be […] → Read More