West Virginia native is planning a trip to outer space

A Morgantown native will become the first West Virginia woman to go to outer space. Emily Calandrelli is the host of “Emily’s Wonder Lab” on Netflix, and announced this week that she’ll be flying to space on a future flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle from the company’s launch site in west Texas. … Read more

Missing man at Sutton Lake likely drowned

Rescue teams are searching for a man who they believe drowned Monday at Sutton Lake in Braxton County. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers said a 25-year-old Charleston man was on a boat with family members when a child began experiencing trouble in the water. The man jumped into the water and was able … Read more

Putnam County Fair continues through the week

The Putnam County Fair is underway and attendees are contending with high temperatures. Fair board members always expect heat in July and have implemented measures to keep visitors cool. Misters and fans have been placed inside entertainment and livestock areas and a mobile medical unit with air conditioning remains on site. Event organizers do not … Read more

A man is missing; search is continuing at Summersville Lake

Investigators are searching for a man who was reported missing near Summersville Lake. A 44-year-old Morgantown man was reported missing after visiting the Battle Run Beach area of Summersville Lake, according to West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement. Investigators said they found the man’s vehicle, clothing and keys he had left on a … Read more

Investigation is underway after stabbing incident at a local jail

Police responded to a stabbing at South Central Regional Jail. Metro 911 dispatchers said an inmate was stabbed shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. A spokesperson for the West Virginia Department of Corrections said there was an incident at the jail and an inmate was taken to the hospital. West Virginia State Police are investigating.

DOH calls for safe driving after several work zone accidents

West Virginia’s transportation secretary is calling for drivers to slow down after three state road workers have been injured and a contractor killed in construction zone crashes this year. The calls for increased safety come after a July 10 crash on Interstate 79 in Harrison County where a West Virginia Division of Highways mower operator … Read more

Dinosaur exhibit is coming to Charleston

Dinosaur lovers can get an up-close look at what the prehistoric creatures looked like millions of years ago during Jurassic Quest’s stop in Charleston later this year. The popular interactive dinosaur event will be at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center from Sept. 13-15. The exhibit will take dinosaur fans through 165 million years of … Read more