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About 78,000 voters have cast ballots in West Virginia before Election Day, lower than a similar 2010 nonpresidential year. That total is still growing as early voting wraps up Saturday. As of Friday morning, the secretary of state's office says about 73,800 people voted early and almost 4,500 returned absentee ballots.
A Jefferson county man has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for raping a 16-year-old girl and assaulting her boyfriend while they walked home from school. More>>
There are new developments in a murder out of Brooke County back in May of 2014. More>>
Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) - The president of the West Virginia Coal Association reports a decrease in the number of coal mining sites in the state.Bill Raney says the state has 96 active mining sites, down from 152 in 2013 and 184 in 2012. Media outlets report that Raney attributes the decline to uncertainty created by President Barack Obama's administration.Raney also says the industry is seeing a shift in production from mines in southern West Virginia to northern West Virginia. He attributes that ... More>>
The Augusta Levy Learning Center is changing lives of children diagnosed with autism every day.
A local organization has partnered with the newly formed Drug Court in Ohio County, and is preparing their staff on how to identify and care for those affected by drug abuse. Employees from all 5 offices of Wellspring Services gathered in Wheeling Friday for a two day training on substance abuse assessment, treatment and after care. Wellspring Family Services is a division of Crittenton Services that is now the exclusive providers for the new juvenile drug court in Ohio County. More>>
It was raining pumpkins at one local school Thursday afternoon.Eighty students in grades six through eight participated in the St. Michael Parish School's annual Pumpkin Drop.Students were given one week to design an enclosure that will protect a pumpkin which was dropped off the roof of the school.Once it dropped students had thirty seconds to remove the pumpkin from the package.The pumpkin was then inspected by three teachers who then determined the winner."The kids love it and it just keep... More>>
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The American Gaming Association has sent a letter to Pennsylvania's legislative leaders highlighting the findings of a study on casino gambling's impact in the state.The letter sent Thursday cites a study conducted by Oxford Economics that found Pennsylvania's casino industry contributes $6.2 billion to the state's economy, supports more than 30,000 jobs and generates $2.4 billion in tax revenue.The association calls on the legislature to work with the casino industry to c... More>>
As you head off to work, what do you take with you? Most people would list common items, like a wallet, purse, keys, and briefcase. But a surprising number of people are now taking their pets with them to work.Tax time can be stressful, but at Jackson Hewett in Wheeling, the birds liven up the office by talking to clients and staff. "The birds inject a little humor into it. It gives the kids something to do because they can talk with the birds, said owner Sam Lapp. "One night when they didn't... More>>