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FBI Contradicts White House on Investigation of Former Trump Aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting the White House, the FBI said Tuesday it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January. That account by FBI Director ...

Ihlenfeld Enters 1st District Senate Race

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING -- Former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II has entered politics, and is now a Democrat candidate for the 1st District State Senate seat presently occupied by Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns. Previously, Ferns, R-Ohio, had no opposition in the ...

West Virginia Teachers Nearing Their Breaking Point

From Staff Reports WHEELING —Ahead of a possible strike, about 30 West Virginia teachers gathered outside a business owned by state Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, Monday afternoon to voice concerns over what they consider low pay and out of control health care ...

Fired Officer Settles Lawsuit With Weirton for $175,000

CHARLESTON (AP) — A white West Virginia police officer who was fired after he refused to shoot a black man who had a gun has settled a lawsuit for $175,000. The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia announced the settlement with the city of Weirton on Monday. In the lawsuit, ...

NBA, MLB Say West Virginia’s Sports Betting Bill Is Flawed

WHEELING — Both the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball are knocking West Virginia’s attempt to legalize sports betting, asserting the bill lacks proper safeguards, doesn’t protect consumers, and wouldn’t prohibit players from betting on their own sports. The ...

Former Penitentiary Will Remain Tourist Attraction

MOUNDSVILLE — Activities at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville should continue after members of the state Legislature removed a paragraph from a bill that would have led to their end, a development which brings a sigh of relief to local businesses. Last week, Delegates ...

Trump Indifferent on Fate of $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation’s depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise. “If you want it badly, you’re going to get it,” ...

Trump Unveils Obsolete Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America’s social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year’s promises to balance the federal budget. The president’s spending ...

Police Investigating Robbery on South Huron Street

WHEELING — Police are investigating an alleged robbery at a Wheeling Island home in which a man said he sustained injuries and had personal items stolen. At 9:24 p.m. Saturday, officers arrived at a home in the 500 block of South Huron Street in response to an aggravated robbery, ...

West Virginia Tracks Could Win With Sports Betting Measure

WHEELING — Wheeling Island Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort could get a boost if West Virginia allows sports betting, while hundreds of new jobs may come to the Northern Panhandle, new research shows. State lawmakers have received a report from ...

Trump to Unveil His Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on ...

President’s Budget Late to the Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a twist on Washington’s truism about presidential budgets being D.O.A., President Donald Trump’s 2019 fiscal plan due Monday is dead before it gets there. The original plan was for Trump’s new budget to slash domestic agencies even further than last year’s ...

States Look to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as they strive to balance budgets without knowing for sure what their government’s share of the tab will be. A total of 87 ...

Democrats Say They’ll Redact Russia Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there’s no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it come out. A White House aide said ...

Cameron High School Will Defend Its West Virginia History Bowl Title

WHEELING — Cameron High School will defend its title this week in the regional competition for the ninth-annual West Virginia History Bowl. Teams from Cameron have captured the regional title for the past six years. In two of those years — 2015 and 2017 — a Cameron team won the state ...

World War II Veteran Carloss Gray Gets Diploma at Paden City High School

PADEN CITY — A special graduation ceremony was held Saturday at Paden City High School to honor 90-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Carloss Gray. Gray left high school to serve his country during World War II. A large crowd gathered to watch as he received his honorary diploma. Gray ...

Company Won’t Market Opioids

NEW YORK — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the world’s top-selling opioid ...