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BREAKING: Man dies following shots fired by both man and sheriff's deputy

Modified: Friday, Jul 22nd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- The West Virginia State Police is investigating after a man allegedly trespassing on another person's land died following gun shots being fired by both the man and an Upshur County Sheriff's deputy, according to a press release from the Upshur County Sheriff's Department.
Paul Yacabitis, 52, of Pennsylvania, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, according to sheriff David

Masked men rob house

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Two masked men who allegedly beat up an older man in his home Thursday morning were captured by sheriff's deputies not far from the crime scene.
Codey Dale Foster, 25, of Buckhannon, and Seth Logan Foster, 20, of French Creek, were arrested for three felonies -- robbery, daytime burglary and assault by commission of or attempt to commission

Stormy weather ahead

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Weatherford International will lay off nearly 150 employees in the Buckhannon area.
According to a letter the company sent to Mayor David McCauley dated June 29, 2016, "Weatherford ... has decided to reduce its workforce due to a loss of business opportunities."

Fire on Wood Street under investigation

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a fire that destroyed a house on Wood Street Saturday evening. The fire started at 5:30 p.m. and was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene.

Vincent named B-UHS principal

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
TENNERTON -- Buckhannon-Upshur High School's new principal returned to the school last year as an assistant principal and athletic director.
Now, Eddie Vincent will be in a new role at the school. At Tuesday's Upshur County Board of Education meeting, board members met in executive session for 45 minutes before emerging and approving a personnel list that included Vincent's

All students to eat free

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 12th, 2016
All schools in the county will now offer free lunch and breakfast following approval at last week's Upshur County Board of Education.
The board voted to add Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and Buckhannon-Upshur High School to the Community Eligibility Option program which will then reimburse the school system for part of the food costs.

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