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Fiat Chrysler Accused Of Cheating on Emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a “notice of ...

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Crews Responding to Structure Fire in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY - Emergency crews are responding to a working structure fire at 712 Seabrights Lane in Martins Ferry. There reportedly was an explosion at the address around 3:15 p.m. Firefighters are currently inside the structure. It's unclear whether there are any injuries. Neighbors ...

President-elect Donald Trump listens to a question during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Dossier Made The Rounds in D.C.

WASHINGTON — It was a bombshell story, emerging on the eve of Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect: U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with unsubstantiated claims that Russia had amassed compromising personal and financial allegations about him. The ...

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U.S. District Judge: EPA Must Identify Coal Job Losses in Murray Energy Suit

WHEELING — The Environmental Protection Agency has until July 1 to determine whether actions taken since President Barack Obama took office directly resulted in coal industry job losses, according to an order U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey issued Wednesday. With mere days left ...

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Chivas Webb of Wheeling smokes while gambling at a downtown limited video lottery parlor.

Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health May Revisit Smoking Ban Exemptions

WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has a prescription for other counties: Don’t follow their example in granting smoking exemptions to clean air regulations. The board this week approved a position statement to “urge all boards of health to achieve and maintain our ...

Natural Gas Industry Preps To Meet Demand

WHEELING — By 2040, global energy demand should increase by about 25 percent — which is roughly equivalent to the total energy used today in North America and Latin America — according to natural gas industry leaders. However, officials with Exxon Mobil and the American Petroleum ...

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Talks Russia, Health Care Repeal

NEW YORK (AP) — In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race. Looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to ...

Secretary of State Pick Stands Tall on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson ...

Donald Trump Calls BuzzFeed ‘Garbage’

PASADENA, Calif. — President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday attacked news organizations that spread unsubstantiated reports about a damaging dossier collected on him by Russia, an incident that illustrates how old rules of journalism are tested in today’s rapidly changing ...

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West Virginia Senator Kent Leonhardt Set to Leave Senate Post

WHEELING — West Virginia Sen. Kent Leonhardt won’t resign his Senate seat until just hours before his swearing-in as the state’s next commissioner of agriculture, according to West Virginia Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas. Then the process of filling his vacated 2nd District ...

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Former Wheeling Cop Phil Redford Set To Enter Plea

WHEELING — Former Wheeling police Lt. Phil Redford will plead guilty to an unspecified charge Thursday when he appears at an 11 a.m. hearing before Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson. Special Prosecutor Joe Barki said presentments to an Ohio County grand jury Monday did not include an ...

Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson, left, accompanied by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Tillerson Calls Russia Dangerous

WASHINGTON — Arguing America must reassert its interests, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tried today to allay concerns that a Trump administration will pull back from the world or ignore threats from rivals. He said Russia poses a ...

Many In Ohio Valley Rely On Health Marketplace for Coverage

WHEELING — A new federal report shows “a broad cross-section” of West Virginians and Ohioans rely on health insurance marketplace coverage. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report with detailed demographic, financial and geographic data on West ...

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Trump: Report ‘Fake’

From Staff and AP Reports President-elect Donald Trump told reporters this morning he will resolve the appearance of conflicts of interest by turning control of his business interests over to his sons. During his first formal press conference after the Nov. 8 election, Trump repeated a ...

A 1040 tax form appears on display, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in New York. The IRS is delaying tax refunds for millions of low-income families as the agency steps up efforts to combat identity theft and fraud. Starting in 2017, a federal law requires the tax agency to delay refunds until Feb. 15 for people who claim the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. The IRS says processing times will delay most of the refunds until the end of February. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wait for Refunds To Be a Little Longer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. The delays will affect families claiming the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. These tax ...

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Black Lawmakers to Speak Out Against Sessions

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, used strong words in the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings to deny any hints of a racist past. On day two, a group of black lawmakers will speak out against his nomination — including New Jersey ...

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions: I’ll Stand Up to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected “damnably false” accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump’s attorney general. He vowed at his confirmation hearing to ...

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to give his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Forceful and Tearful, Obama Bids Farewell

CHICAGO (AP) — Conceding disappointments during his presidency yet offering vigorous encouragement for the nation’s future, Barack Obama issued an emotional defense Tuesday night of his vision to Americans facing a moment of anxiety and a dramatic change in leadership. Obama’s ...