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A campaign to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana use is submitting nearly 96-thousand new signatures as it tries to get the issue before fall voters. A campaign to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana use is submitting nearly 96-thousand new signatures as it tries to get the issue before fall voters.

Pot legalization group files new signatures in ballot effort

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A campaign to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana use is submitting nearly 96,000 new signatures as it tries to get the issue before fall voters.Organizers for ResponsibleOhio had to gather more signatures after the state's elections chief said they fell short by roughly 30,000 in meeting Ohio's requirement of about 306,000 signatures.   More>>

Coast Guard: Search for teens will be suspended at sunset

The Coast Guard will suspend its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week, officials said Friday. More>>

Weirton Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Carl Chain is being charged with first-degree murder Carl Chain is being charged with first-degree murder
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The man arrested in connection to the death of Darrell Daugherty, whose body was found in Harmon Creek in Weirton two weeks ago, was in court Friday morning More>>

Heroin, Crack, and Child Endangerment lands 2 in Belmont County Jail

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Early Friday morning, the Belmont County Sheriff's Office apprehended 2 men for a long list of drug related charges. More>>

Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV. More>>

New Food Truck Coming To Wheeling Video included

What started out as just a regular trailer has turned into a massive food truck and catering service a dream of one local chefs. What started out as just a regular trailer has turned into a massive food truck and catering service a dream of one local chefs.
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They are the boys who bring you the backyard weather BBQ every Wednesday on 7 News at 5:00 and 6:00, and now they have a brand new food truck where they will be serving their unique BBQ cuisine daily right here in the Friendly City.What started out as just a regular trailer has turned into a massive food truck and catering service a dream of one local chefs.  More>>

$1 million in funds returned to WV property owners in July

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State Treasurer John Perdue’s unclaimed property division returned $1 million to rightful owners in the month of July, after reporting $9 million in returned funds during the entire fiscal year of 2015, according to a news release. More>>

Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center raises money during golf scramble Video included

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Knocking a little white ball around acres of grass can drive people crazy, or help raise money for special needs children and adults.Wheeling's "Third Alarm Bar" organizes and runs a golf scramble for charity. More>>

AT&T to require FM radio chips in phones starting in 2016 Video included

Some phones already have a built-in FM radio. Just plug in your headphones for an antenna, and launch the radio app. Some phones already have a built-in FM radio. Just plug in your headphones for an antenna, and launch the radio app.
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AT&T will require FM radio chips in all Android phones starting in 2016. More>>

The Latest: Pilot calls search for adrift boys heartbreaking Video included

The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast: More>>

Suspect in Charleston church shooting due in federal court

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The man accused of slaying nine parishioners as they worshiped at a South Carolina church was expected in court Friday to face dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes and obstructing the practice of religion. More>>

Wheeling Police patrolling size of vehicles on Suspension Bridge Video included

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You could be violating the Suspension Bridge's weight limit, and not even know it.Right now -- Wheeling Police Department is focusing on excessively overweight vehicles that could cause damage to the bridge.So -- does your car make the cut?When you think of two tons, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't your own vehicle. If it weighs 4,000 pounds, that's equal to two tons, and that exceeds the weight limit on the Suspension Bridge.Unfortunately, some have found... More>>

Three people plead guilty to charges in multi-state heroin trafficking operation

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Three people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a multi-state heroin trafficking operation. 46-year-old Craig Rhodes of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin. 35-old James Wesley Faircloth and 37-year-old Roma Michelle Bland each face up to five years in prison. More>>

North Wheeling Business Raided By SWAT Team and Ohio County Drug Task Force Video included

SWAT Team and the Ohio County Drug Task Force raided RedBoyz business in North Wheeling SWAT Team and the Ohio County Drug Task Force raided RedBoyz business in North Wheeling
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Two people are in custody after the SWAT Team and the Ohio County Drug Task Force raided RedBoyz business in North Wheeling around 3:00 p.m Thursday. This is part of an operation after a search warrant was obtained by the Ohio County Drug Task Force.Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for updates. More>>

Young girl's decomposed body found in crib; father arrested Video included

Eric Warfel, was arrested without incident in Westlake Eric Warfel, was arrested without incident in Westlake
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Police say someone servicing television equipment found a young girl's badly decomposed body in a crib at a northeast Ohio apartment, and her father was arrested.  Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) police say the remains discovered Wednesday are believed to be a girl born in October 2013. An autopsy was planned to determine how she died.    Police say her father, Eric Warfel, was arrested without incident in Westlake. The Medina man remain... More>>

High Speed Chase Ends With Officer and K9 Rolling over 200-Foot Embankment Video included

A Bridgeport Police and K9 officer are recovering right now after their vehicle rolled over a 200-foot embankment following a high speed chase. A Bridgeport Police and K9 officer are recovering right now after their vehicle rolled over a 200-foot embankment following a high speed chase.
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A Bridgeport Police and K9 officer are recovering right now after their vehicle rolled over a 200-foot embankment following a high speed chase. Just before midnight the officer was attempting a traffic stop on a motorcycle which fit the description of a bike involved in a previous incident. A chase began when the driver took off and headed up a very windy Kirkwood Heights Road.  More>>

Report: Ohio State Band Song Made Fun of Holocaust Victims

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Ohio State University says an unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing the university has pledged to eradicate from the band program.    The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday the lyrics were contained in a 2012 version of the band's unofficial songbook. More>>

Annual Municipal League Meeting to be held in Wheeling Video included

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More than 400 city leaders from across the Mountain State will be traveling to Wheeling for the annual Municipal League Meeting. The group of city councilmen and mayors come together multiple times per year, but have their massive annual meeting each year in a different city. More>>

Wheeling Police Department to continue conducting WOLFPACK operations

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In just three hours, Wheeling Police handed out 47 citations to people going too fast.Yesterday, they conducted what's called a ''WOLFPACK'' operation, where an officer is in a specific location shooting a stationary radar.When someone speeds, the car's description is called out to police cars waiting in the area to make the stopThree areas were targeted and in several cases -- cars almost went 20 miles per hour OVER the limit."I have found it, personally, ... More>>

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    Friday, July 31 2015 5:33 AM EDT2015-07-31 09:33:21 GMT
    A Bridgeport Police and K9 officer are recovering right now after their vehicle rolled over a 200-foot embankment following a high speed chase.A Bridgeport Police and K9 officer are recovering right now after their vehicle rolled over a 200-foot embankment following a high speed chase.
    A Bridgeport Police and K9 officer are recovering right now after their vehicle rolled over a 200-foot embankment following a high speed chase. Just before midnight the officer was attempting a traffic stop on a motorcycle which fit the description of a bike involved in a previous incident. A chase began when the driver took off and headed up a very windy Kirkwood Heights Road. 
    A Bridgeport Police and K9 officer are recovering right now after their vehicle rolled over a 200-foot embankment following a high speed chase. Just before midnight the officer was attempting a traffic stop on a motorcycle which fit the description of a bike involved in a previous incident. A chase began when the driver took off and headed up a very windy Kirkwood Heights Road. 
  • North Wheeling Business Raided By SWAT Team and Ohio County Drug Task Force

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    Thursday, July 30 2015 4:22 PM EDT2015-07-30 20:22:57 GMT
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    Two people are in custody after the SWAT Team and the Ohio County Drug Task Force raided RedBoyz business in North Wheeling around 3:00 p.m Thursday. This is part of an operation after a search warrant was obtained by the Ohio County Drug Task Force.Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for updates.
  • Heroin, Crack, and Child Endangerment lands 2 in Belmont County Jail

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    Friday, July 31 2015 9:09 AM EDT2015-07-31 13:09:25 GMT
    Early Friday morning, the Belmont County Sheriff's Office apprehended 2 men for a long list of drug related charges.
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