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More Than $1.5M Awarded In DUI Suit

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WOODSFIELD — A Monroe County jury awarded more than $1.5 million to a local woman who suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of a December 2014 drunken-driving crash, according to a news release issued by the plaintiff’s attorneys. Gold, Khourey & Turak filed a lawsuit on ...

Danger Lingers as Florida Recovery Picks Up

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MIAMI (AP) — Nearly a week after Hurricane Irma walloped Florida, the recovery mission picked up momentum as more people had electricity and schools made plans to reopen. Still, the dangers lingered, mostly in the form of noxious gas from generators serving those who still didn’t have ...

W.Va. Supreme Court Clears ‘Right-to-Work’

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s highest court ruled Friday that a judge made a mistake blocking the state’s “right-to-work” law from taking effect after it was passed last year while the court challenge against it continued. The Supreme Court, divided 3-2, concluded the unions ...

Castro Denies Blame in Attack on U.S. Diplomats

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HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro seemed rattled. The Cuban president sent for the top American envoy in the country to address grave concerns about a spate of U.S. diplomats harmed in Havana. There was talk of futuristic “sonic attacks” and the subtle threat of repercussions by the United ...

Wheeling Police Department Awaiting Test Results

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By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer Almost 40 would-be Wheeling police officers showed up last week to take the civil service test, but city officials are still waiting to find out how many of them are qualified to fill one of the department’s six vacant positions. About 60 ...

Waterline Breaks Spring Up as Fast as Village Repairs Them

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By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer A waterline break that occurred Wednesday in Bellaire is just one in a string of breaks that has left village employees working up to 16 hours in a day at times, said Village Administrator Scott Porter. Porter said Friday the break occurred during ...

Belmont County Ethane Cracker Decision Due By End of The Year

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WHEELING — An ethane cracker with a cost estimate as high as $6 billion could be confirmed before the end of 2017, a project Belmont County Port Authority Director Larry Merry said would allow the Upper Ohio Valley export finished products instead of young natives who cannot find ...

Arrest Made in August Kidnapping Case in Wheeling

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Authorities in New Jersey have arrested a Wheeling woman wanted in connection with an alleged August kidnapping. Police in Atlantic County, N.J., took Courtney Lashae Smelley, 22, into custody after the Wheeling Police Department issued a warrant for her arrest. She is being charged with one ...

Improvised Bomb Injures 22 on London Subway Train

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By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour today, leaving 22 people injured, police and health officials said. None of the injured is thought to be seriously hurt. Police say the explosion was a terrorist ...

Moundsville Man Sentenced In Marshall County Biting Case

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A Moundsville man who admitted to biting a toddler, causing serious bruising, pleaded guilty to lesser charges after being charged with child abuse. Cory Nochta, 20, was arrested in April, and charged with child abuse resulting in injury. On Wednesday morning, he entered a Kennedy plea in ...

Wheeling Park High School Homecoming Court Announced

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Photo Provided The 2017 Wheeling Park High School Homecoming Court includes from left front, Nathan Phillips, Madison Jebbia, Bria Spigarelli, Hailey Kittle, Morgan Glass, Kylie McKennen, Brenton Wood; second row, Jarrod Jones, Abby Skrzypek, Allison Julian, Hannah Chenoweth, Grace Myers, ...

North Korea Reportedly Fires Another Missile

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean at 7 a.m. local time today, the South Korean military said, its longest-ever such flight and a clear message of defiance to its rivals. Since President Donald Trump ...