WVNCC campuses close for meetings
WHEELING - The Wheeling, Weirton and New Martinsville campuses of West Virginia Northern Community College will be closed today so that internal meetings may be conducted. Classes begin Aug. 25 for the fall 2014 semester at Northern's three campuses.
Teacher faces charges after plea
MOUNDSVILLE - A Marshall County teacher faces more charges following his guilty plea to misdemeanor battery.
Media outlets report that John Marshall High School social studies teacher David Duane Will Jr. is charged with five misdemeanor counts of possession of child erotica. Sheriff's deputies arrested Will on Tuesday afternoon after he pleaded guilty to the battery charge.
The new charges stem from the investigation of the battery complaint.
Will was accused of trying to kiss a female student when she went to his classroom on April 9 to take photos for the school's yearbook. During the investigation, the sheriff's department confiscated Will's computer and searched his social media account.
Mine skills teams competing
MORGANTOWN - Teams from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio are in Morgantown competing in an event to test their mine rescue and safety skills.
Personnel from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training are judging and assisting with the Post 5 National Mine Rescue Association/West Virginia State Contest.
Twenty teams are competing.