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Sheriff's Voice Concerns Over New WV Gun Law

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A big change when it comes to guns in West Virginia, but it's causing issues for surrounding states, too.

2nd Arrest Made in Murder of Former Coal Executive Video included

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According to the Mingo County Sheriff, Anthony Arriaga has waved his extradition and will be transported to Mingo County Wednesday. 

Martins Ferry Is "Catching Up On Catch Basins" Video included

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Last year, most of Zane Highway was paved, but they didn't repair all the drains that carry storm water from sudden rains away from street surfaces. 

2 Men Attempt to Save Life of Man Involved in Fatal ATV Accident in Wetzel County Video included

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An ATV accident in Wetzel County turns deadly when a man suddenly becomes trapped underneath. 

2 Face Numerous Charges After Car Accident in Belmont County Video included

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Two people are facing numerous charges after a car accident that resulted in a pedestrian being struck by a parking meter.

Man Walks Goat Along National Road to Raise Money For Orphanage

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It's not a sight you see every day. A man was spotted walking a goat along U.S. 40, just west of St. Clairsville. 

West Virginia begins allowing concealed guns without permits Video included

West Virginia now lets people 21 years old and up carry hidden guns without permits or training.

Powell Wins Recount by Three Votes in Ohio County Video included

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The recount is now complete and John Powell has been declared the Republican candidate for the Ohio County Sheriff's race. 

WV Couple Arrested for Allegedly Taking Child's Medication

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A WV couple was arrested for child neglect Monday after police discovered they had allegedly been doing drugs around children.

Prosecutors: Man indicted, knew wife had scalded young son

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A grand jury has indicted an Ohio man who prosecutors say waited 15 hours to call for help despite knowing his wife had placed his 4-year-old son in scalding water, eventually causing his death.

JMHS Students Pay Tribute to Former Golf Coach Video included

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A living tribute to a man who loved golf, young people, and especially the 5th tee at the Wheeling Park Golf Course. 

Pirates pitcher Vogelsong dealing multiple facial fractures

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remains hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles.

Funds Allocated to Help Local Detention Centers Video included

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The Ohio Department of Youth Services has announced that they are sending more than $1.6 million to 23 counties to help enhance the detention centers.

Pharmacy board out as sole medical pot regulator in Ohio Video included

A legislative proposal to regulate medical marijuana through Ohio's pharmacy board is being scrapped over concerns the rare setup nationally would create an undue burden on the state.

West Virginia House kills tobacco tax hike, stymieing budget

The West Virginia House of Delegates has killed a key tax hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products, stymieing budget negotiations.

Harrison County 911 Call Center Upgrades Ahead of Schedule Video included

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The new system will put the county ahead of state requirements that are set to go into effect soon. 

Miniseries filmed in West Virginia to debut next month

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A cable TV miniseries predominantly filmed in West Virginia is set to debut next month.

Three Local Student Competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Three Local Students Competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Three local students will represent this area in the Scripps National Spelling Bee that starts Tuesday. Chase Ake of St. John's Central Grade School, Savannah Gatts of Harrison East Elementary, and Marianna Alkhouri of St Vincent de Paul, will all compete in the Spelling Bee. Good luck to these three spellers.

Sheriff Hopes to Name Suspect in Coal Executive's Murder Tuesday Morning

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Mingo County prosecutor Teresa Maynard said this is a homicide investigation.

There Are Now Multiple Pathways To Recovery From Addiction In The Ohio Valley Video included

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Everyone learns in his or her own way. And in the world of addiction, everyone heals or recovers in his or her own way. That's why there are now multiple pathways to recovery in the Ohio Valley. What's good for one person may not work for another. But now there are choices. With the current crisis of addiction in West Virginia, there are a multitude of resources available to address the issue.

Weirton May Soon Allow Alcohol at Festivals on City Property Video included

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"If the Italian Festival wants to have a wine tasting, they should be able to taste wine in our own city without getting arrested," said Weirton Ward 5 Councilman Douglas Jackson. The majority of council agreed with him as they passed the first reading of an ordinance allowing the sale, possession, and or consumption of alcohol on city property.  

Teachers Reflect on Security Threat in Washington, D.C. Video included

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Some local students were able to avoid a terrifying scene at the White House this past Friday.  

Union workers and Dominion Natural Resources at an impasse

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Union workers describe their current situation with Dominion Natural Resources as stalled.

Permitless Carry Begins Tuesday in West Virginia Video included

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Tuesday will mark a major change for West Virginia. The new concealed carry laws go into effect and that means adults are no longer required to have a license to carry a concealed handgun. 

Wheeling Police Searching for Two Suspects Following Reported Kidnapping

Wheeling Police Searching for Two Suspects Following Reported Kidnapping Video included

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Wheeling police are looking for two possible suspects involved in a reported kidnapping incident Sunday afternoon. According to Sgt LeCava with the Wheeling Police this all started around 4:00 pm Sunday.

Local Artists Look to Expand Culture in the Ohio Valley Video included

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A new wave of young people recognize the need for more things to do around the Ohio Valley, so they're relying on their artistic ability and vision on what they want to see in our area beyond this summer.

Giant "Bird" Sculpture Passes Through Wheeling

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Art lovers around the friendly city got a treat this weekend if they were in the right place at the right time. 

Memorial Day Celebrations Kick Off in Adena Video included

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Memorial Day celebrations kicked off early Monday afternoon in Adena. Legion Post 525 held their annual event at Buckeye West Elementary. 

Nighttime Paving Set to Begin in Martins Ferry Video included

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Crews will start nighttime paving Monday night on Route 7 near Aetna Street and Hanover Street. The paving will begin at 7:00 p.m. and go until 7:00 a.m.. Paving is supposed to be finished by next week. One lane in each direction will stay open.

Both Lanes of Marion Street Bridge Re-open to Traffic Video included

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A project that's been going on for nearly a-year-and-a-half is nearing completion. 

Officers in Belmont County Target Seat Belt Violators with "Click It Or Ticket" Video included

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In Ohio, more than 70-percent of people killed in traffic crashes were not wearing their seat belts. That's why law enforcers and first responders from all over Belmont County started the day by gathering on the courthouse steps, emphasizing the need to "Click It Or Ticket." 

Several High Profile Cases Set to Begin in Jefferson County Video included

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Several high profile cases in Jefferson County now have trial dates.

Ohio gas prices continue to increase heading toward holiday Video included

Gas prices around Ohio have continued to increase heading toward the Memorial Day weekend.

VIDEO: Chewbacca Mom's infectious laugh draws more than 137M views

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Before last week, Candace Payne's infectious laugh was known only to her close friends and family. After she went into hysterics donning a toy Chewbacca mask in a video she posted online, more than 137 million viewers know it too.

Coal Truck Rolls Over in Harrison County

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EMS crews have arrived to the scene of a roll over accident in Harrison County.  

TSA Officials Warn of Long Security Lines Video included

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The Transportation Security Administration is warning travelers to expect long airport security lines to continue during the summer despite Congress' shifting of $34 million to the agency.

Ballot Re-Count Starts Monday in Ohio County

Ballot Re-Count Starts Monday in Ohio County

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Ballots for a two close races in Ohio County will be re-counted starting Monday morning.

West Virginia raw milk law takes effect Monday Video included

West Virginians are now allowed to drink raw milk through animal-sharing agreements.

Trial for Ohio father of decomposed child set to begin

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib.


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