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As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in


Hot and humid weather has settled over Philadelphia as delegates begin arriving for the Democratic National Convention.

Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs


New government numbers show that a financial safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for pharmaceuticals to get billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense.

Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush


The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.

Wheeling man arrested after allegedly robbing Italian Festival vendor


A man is behind bars tonight after he allegedly robbed a vendor at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival on Friday.

Government jobs drop 2 percent since Tomblin hiring freeze


State government jobs have dropped by more than 2 percent since Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin imposed a hiring freeze in 2013.

Heat advisory in effect today


Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms could develop Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The Saturday evening fireworks will likely stay dry.

Wheeling Police investigate string of break-ins


Police believe the crimes happened sometime between midnight and 6 a.m.

34th Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Starts Friday

34th Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Kicks Off


The 34th Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is underway at Heritage Port in Wheeling.  

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead


An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief of police in the...

Clinton Chooses Kaine as Running Mate


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Campaign 2016 between the Republican and Democratic nominating conventions (all times local):      7:30 p.m.      Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party's nominee for vice president.      In the message, Clinton says: "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running ma...

Ex-KKK leader Duke signs up to run for Senate


Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has officially signed up to run for U.S. Senate.

Clinton looks to steal Trump thunder with VP pick


Hillary Clinton moved closer to introducing her running mate Friday, snatching attention from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump just hours after he closed out his convention with a fiery and foreboding turn at the podium. 

Crews Work to Repair Waterline Break in Shadyside


The Shadyside Water Department is working to repair a water line break.

Ohio to get nearly $1M in federal Zika virus funding

The state will receive nearly $1 million in federal funds to help protect Ohioans from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Cooling shelter set up during extreme heat in Moundsville


Power outages Saturday in Marshall County during the extreme heat lead are a big safety concern. In order to keep the community safe, a cooling shelter is open in Moundsville. According to the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency director Tom Hart, if residents don't have power and think they need to cool off, they can go to the Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department on 1st St. The shelter will be open all Saturday evening.

Arrest made in Ohio college student's disappearance


Investigators looking into the disappearance of an Ohio college student whose bicycle was found in a cornfield this week have arrested a man on an abduction charge.

Local Fire Chief Resigns


The chief of Bellaire's Volunteer Fire Department has handed in his resignation. Bill Swoyer Sr. wrote a brief letter to the city saying he's resigning, "Due to reasons beyond my control." Swoyer will continue on as the city's part-time code enforcer. He has been the fire chief since the volunteer department was created two years ago. They now have 20 volunteer firefighters and have answered hundreds of calls.

Jefferson County Man Found Guilty Files For Mistrial


The Jefferson County man found guilty of shooting Ronald Horton in the face just a few weeks ago is filing for a mistrial. 

Wintersville Police Recognized for Helping Stop International Scam


One Jefferson County police department is being recognized for their assistance in helping bring down an international telemarketing scam. 

Woman suffers 3rd-degree burns from pennies left in hot SUV


A woman is recovering from third-degree burns to her thigh caused by hot pennies that spilled in her sport utility vehicle on a scorching summer day. 

Stanley Cup to go on display next to Stanley family car

The most popular trophy in sports won't be the only historical artifact on display next week when Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen shows it off in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Cancer-stricken mom wrangles puppy for disabled son

A 9-week-old brown and white poodle pawed from inside his kennel, trying to get out.

99 percent of coal dust samples within newest federal limit

99 percent of coal dust samples within newest federal limit


Federal regulators have announced that nearly all dust samples from the nation's coal mines were in compliance with limits that were newly toughened to cut miners' exposure to particles that can cause deadly black lung disease.

Officers in Cleveland treated for rash; stickers may be to blame


Officers are investigating and urging people not to take stickers from people they don't know.

West Virginia DNR accepting applicants for special deer hunt

The state Division of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a controlled deer hunt this fall in West Virginia.

Trump Accepts Nomination During RNC


CLEVELAND (AP) - The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT):      10:19 p.m.      Donald Trump has accepted the Republican nomination for president.      The New York billionaire formally became the GOP standard bearer Thursday night on the convention stage in Cleveland.      He will represent the Republican Party on the ballot in November.

OVAC Queen of Queens Compete for Crown and Scholarship


Ladies from all over the Ohio Valley were showing off their talents for the OVAC Queen of Queens Pageant, Thursday. 23 girls from schools up and down the Ohio River performed in front of a packed Capital Theatre, all competing for the crown and a scholarship. The winner of the overall competition will be crowned during the half-time celebrations at the OVAC All-Stars football game on Saturday. Last year's queen, Briana Massey, of Bridgeport returned for one last performance before h...

How To Beat The Heat At All The Weekend Festivities In Wheeling Video included


The weekend of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival and the OVAC Football Game historically brings as many as 100,000 people into Wheeling. And it's also historically sizzling hot. 

Community and law enforcement come together during difficult times


"It was an opportunity for the community and law to get together and communicate which ultimately helps solve a lot of the issues that are facing all of us today."

Community Fitness Challenge Winner Announced


After many 5 a.m. workouts and strict diets, a winner has been crowned in the first ever Community Health Challenge.  Twenty competitors represented a charity of their choosing and that is where the award money will go.  Mark Peluchette of Liberty Distribution and Nick Sparchane of Undo's tied, but after a tiebreaker, Mark was declared the winner. He represented Wheeling Central High School, a $20,000 donation will now be given to the school. The event was spear...

Ohio man pleads guilty to distribution of heroin and fentanyl


An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and fentanyl near an elementary school in Ohio County. 

Disturbing Threats Made Against Steubenville Police Video included


Disturbing threats were made against police and their daughters after a traffic stop in Steubenville.  

New Wheeling Fire Department Hires Include First Two Women, Army Veteran Video included


Wheeling Fire Department Welcomes 3 New Firefighters It was a historic day at the Wheeling Fire Department, as they welcomed three new cadets. 

As Tensions Are High Across the Country, Community Continues to Support Wheeling Police Video included


Across the nation tensions are high between police and citizens but here in Wheeling, police say they feel supported. 

CVG in Shadyside Announces Closure Video included


The Shadyside facility has approximately 172 employees and performs assembly and stamping activities. The company says the activities performed in Shadyside will be transferred to alternative facilities or sourced to local suppliers. 

Woman trying to catch Pokemon in cemetery gets stuck in tree


Firefighters say the woman climbed a tree while playing "Pokemon Go" on her smartphone inside the Cemetery.

$10K reward offered for info on slayings of 8 Ohio relatives

An Ohio group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever's responsible for killing eight relatives three months ago.

West Virginia flood state of emergency to continue

A dozen West Virginia counties ravaged by flooding in June will stay under a state of emergency for another month.

Belmont County Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Murder of Parents Video included


The 19-year-old Belmont County man who was about to stand trial for the murders of his father and stepmother entered guilty pleas to both killings. 

Police Search for Person of Interest After Arresting 2 For Fraudulent Activity Video included


Police in Ohio County are searching for a person of interest, they believe is allegedly involved in stealing the identities of multiple Ohio Valley residents after arresting two men for fraudulent activity. 

Pet of the Week: Mariah


Meet Mariah from the Belmont County Animal Shelter. Mariah is a domestic short hair kitten about 14-weeks-old. She is the last of her littler to need adopted from the shelter. She is a sweet kitty who is fully vaccinated and already spayed. 

Bill Cardille, Former Pittsburgh Local TV Host, Dead at 87


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.      Cardille's daughter, Lori, announced on Facebook that Cardille died early Thursday in his home in McCandless Township, just north of the city. She had announced last month that he was diagnosed with cancer.      Cardille began his televisio...

WVDOH worker pinned by rock while clearing a rock slide


A West Virginia Department of Highways worker has been flown to Charleston Area Medical Center after becoming pinned under a rock. 

New Hotel Opens at the Highlands


A new hotel will be opening at the highlands on Thursday. 

Ohio health officials urge caution in summer heat

State health officials are urging Ohioans to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness as temperatures are expected to increase this week.

Ohio proposal aims to give cities some control over guns Video included

A proposal in Ohio seeks to give cities the ability to restrict the open or concealed carry of firearms during certain events.

Police shoot autistic man's caretaker as he lies in street


Authorities say a police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot. 

Mother's case in toddler's death sent to grand jury

A case involving a West Virginia woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old son will be presented to a grand jury.

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