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U.S. Marshals apprehend Flushing couple

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Wesley Alan Burdge and Tabitha Gallagher are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after they were apprehended in Washington, Pennsylvania, overnight. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas said the couple, who fled from Flushing with their two children in mid-October, ...

United Steelworkers, ArcelorMittal Have Tentative Deal

WEIRTON — The United Steelworkers and ArcelorMittal have reached a tentative four-year labor agreement, according to information released by the labor union and the company. According to a statement by ArcelorMittal, the agreement, if ratified, would cover about 12,000 USW-represented ...

Moundsville Voters Will Decide Pair of Contested Council Races

MOUNDSVILLE — Voters in Moundsville will see council races on their ballots when they go to the polls Tuesday. Contested races are happening in the 4th Ward and for an at-large council seat. Voters across the city will select the at-large council member from among Carl Jerry Gilbert, ...

Gangster is 2nd Whitey Bulger slaying suspect, official says

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says a second inmate under suspicion in Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's prison killing is a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to kill a teenager to keep her from talking ...

Manchin, Morrisey Meet Face to Face in U.S. Senate Debate

MORGANTOWN — With just five days before the general election, the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate finally had their only face-to-face debate on the issues of the day. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey met in Morgantown ...

Feds: Pain Doctor Roland Chalifoux To Pay $28,000 Restitution

WHEELING — The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed that it has dropped charges against a pain management physician from McMechen, but it also said the doctor has agreed to pay restitution and be on probation for one year. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell’s office released a statement Thursday saying ...

Police: Suspicious Item Found in Halloween Candy in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A parent found a suspicious capsule inside her child’s trick-or-treat candy, according to St. Clairsville Police. Police Chief Jeff Henry said the parent found the capsule during a routine check after the child returned home Halloween night from trick-or-treating. ...

Trick-or-Treaters Get the Goods at Vance Church

Photo by Scott McCloskey Dressed as Winnie-the-Pooh, 2 year-old Maverix Hand of Wheeling enjoys a meal while attending a trunk or treat event at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church Wednesday. Dozens of church members turned out to host the fun family event during the same time the City of ...

Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville Identifies Accused Priests

STEUBENVILLE — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville on Wednesday voluntarily released the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. At least two of the priests named — H. Christopher ...

Attorneys: Feds To Drop Charges Against Pain Doctor Roland Chalifoux

WHEELING — Attorneys for Dr. Roland Chalifoux said federal prosecutors have filed a written motion to dismiss pending health care fraud charges against the physician, who owns Valley Pain Management in McMechen. The charges against Chalifoux, 58, of St. Clairsville, had alleged health care ...

West Virginia Seeing Strong Early Vote Turnout

CHARLESTON — The first six days of early voting this year have already surpassed early voting in the last midterm election. According to data from the Secretary of State’s Office, 90,821 registered voters have cast ballots in courthouses and designated polling locations across West ...

Arrest Warrant Issued In Child Porn Case

FLUSHING — The search continues for a Flushing man accused of pandering child pornography and on the run with his two children, and a warrant has been issued for the children’s mother as well. Tabitha Gallagher, 38, is now wanted by law enforcement on a warrant for obstruction of ...

Diocese of Steubenville Releases List of Priests Accused of Abuse

STEUBENVILLE – The Diocese of Steubenville has released this morning the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. The list dates back to the beginning of the formation of the diocese in 1944, ...

Spike in Property Values Has Belmont County Residents Heated

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An angry crowd filled the first floor of the Belmont County Courthouse and commissioners’ office Tuesday as property owners who said they believe their real estate values have been increased excessively looked for answers from assessors. The assessors held informal ...