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Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- A stolen Ford Escape was found about 40 feet into the Buckhannon River, off River Road, at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Officers initially feared they'd find a body or a baby carrier in the vehicle after finding footprints on the muddy bank; however, once the vehicle was pulled from the water just after noon, trooper R.A. Moss with

Animal group wants pet rules changed

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- The City of Buckhannon's animal care and control commission made five recommendations to update the 15-year-old animal ordinance during Thursday's city council meeting.
Some council members had mixed feelings about one recommendation -- banning pets from public events -- but unanimously agreed to incorporate the five changes into an ordinance that will be presented for a vote at

Fugitive found in Upshur

Posted: Sunday, May 24th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- A fugitive from justice was arrested in Buckhannon on Monday, and he waived his extradition hearing before Judge Jake Reger Wednesday afternoon.
Stephen James Degregorio Jr., 35, will remain in Tygart Valley Regional Jail pending his transfer to Florida authorities. Reger set a status hearing for June 1 if Degregorio has not been released to Florida authorities by

Longtime firefighter honored

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- After 32 years as a volunteer firefighter, a local man handed in his resignation letter earlier this year.
Actually, Dave Long handed it in twice because fire chief Mitch Tacy said he wasn't ready to accept it the first time and asked Long to reconsider.

74th Annual W.Va. Strawberry Festival

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia grown berries went fast at a tent set up by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Of the 160 pints that were offered, all were gone by the end of the Fireman's Parade Friday night.

State wants to return focus to locally-grown strawberries

Posted: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- West Virginian-grown strawberries will once again be sold during the Strawberry Festival.
Beginning today at 10 a.m. there will be two tents this year -- one in front of the Upshur County Courthouse and the second across from Smoker Friendly on Kanawha Street on Saturday, according to W.Va. Department of Agriculture spokesperson Buddy Davidson.


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