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Eight Arrested for Morgantown Riot

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police say eight people have been arrested and more than two dozen cited following riots that erupted in Morgantown after West Virginia University's win over Baylor.
 
 Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston says the charges and criminal citations included underage consumption, malicious burning, destruction of property and disorderly conduct.
 
Preston said Tuesday in a news release that eight police cars belonging to several law enforcement agencies were damaged by rocks, beer bottles and construction debris thrown by rioters. A fire engine and two Morgantown fire marshal vehicles also were damaged.
 
The university has said any student found to be involved in the incidents will face sanctions, up to and including expulsion.
 


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