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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: White House Signals Mixed on Abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the 2018 midterm elections. “It’s the mixed signals. They’ve just got to ...

Treating Opioid-Dependent Babies an Inexact Science

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for ...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Calls for Mental Health Study After Shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that Nikolas Cruz ...

Wetzel Schools To Be Canceled Friday

Officials with Wetzel County Schools have notified parents that all Wetzel County public schools will be closed on Friday due to an impending work stoppage among teachers.

Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

By TERRY SPENCER and KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school ...

West Virginia House Says 2 Percent Raises for Teachers Will Do

WHEELING — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday cautiously approved raises for state police, teachers and school personnel, with many lawmakers saying the raises weren’t enough. They said the raises are comparable to “handing out Christmas hams” to employees. Delegate ...

Wheeling Voters Will Decide on City Council Pay Raises

WHEELING — At least two residents oppose doubling the salaries for mayor and members of Wheeling City Council: Jefferson Avenue’s George Jones and Councilman Dave Palmer. Palmer, a retired Wheeling firefighter, voted “no” during the Tuesday special council meeting on the measure to ...

William Ihlenfeld of Wheeling Will Run For West Virginia Senate

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 race. He was running unopposed on ...

Sports Betting Bill Advances To West Virginia Senate Floor

WHEELING — Amid attempts to lessen involvement of casinos and retain more money for state coffers, legislation to legalize sports betting in West Virginia cleared the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and now moves on to a vote in the full Senate. The committee began its meeting Tuesday ...

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 ...