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Ice Jams and Rain Cause Flooding in Ohio Valley

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — Creek flooding in the community of Cameron on Wednesday filled some homes’ basements and forced the closure of the elementary school as a precaution. more »»

 
 
 
Power Off In Bethlehem

March 5, 2015 Approximately 1,300 Ohio County homes — primarily in the Bethlehem area — were without power late Wednesday. more »»

Natural Gas Power Plant Planned For Central West Virginia

March 5, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Developer Andrew Dorn believes there is enough Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas and ethane to fuel multiple electricity generators throughout West Virginia, starting with the $615... more »»

Subsidy Divides Supreme Court

March 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance less... more »»

WLU Faculty Senate's No-Confidence Vote On President Robin Capehart Was 13-6

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — West Liberty University’s Faculty Senate issued a vote of no confidence in President Robin Capehart on Monday after an extensive discussion of the ethics allegations against him, the... more »»

West Virginia Senate OKs Slot Machine Increase in Clubs

March 5, 2015 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate has approved increasing the number of terminals allowed in video lottery businesses. more »»

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Dies in House

March 5, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — A move to drug test some welfare recipients is dead in the Legislature. On Wednesday, Republican bill sponsor Delegate Patrick Lane confirmed the bill was done for the session. more »»

Crossover Day Prompts Hustle in West Virginia Legislature

March 5, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Facing a Wednesday deadline to keep their bills in play, West Virginia lawmakers cleared the way to change campaign-finance laws, scale back people’s natural-gas mineral rights,... more »»

W.Va. House Votes to Override Governor Tomblin's Veto of The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

March 4, 2015 CHARLESTON - The West Virginia House of Delegates this morning approved an override of a governor’s veto on a 20-week abortion ban bil. more »»

Ice Jams, Rain Cause Roadway, Home Flooding Throughout the Ohio Valley

March 4, 2015 WHEELING — Creek flooding in the city of Cameron this morning filled some homes’ basements and forced the closure of the elementary school as a precaution. more »»

Pair Of Brooke County Power Plants Planned

March 4, 2015 WELLSBURG — A New York energy company has announced it may build two gas-fired power plants on more than 100 acres north of the former Wheeling Corrugating Plant in Beech Bottom. more »»

Cause of Deadly Shadyside House Blast Under Investigation

March 4, 2015 SHADYSIDE — The exact cause of an explosion that destroyed a Highland Avenue home, killing its owner, still is under investigation, but officials believe propane gas played a role. more »»

W.Va. Gov. Tomblin Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Measure

March 4, 2015 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed an anti-abortion bill, but legislators say they will move to overturn his decision. more »»

W.Va. Charter Schools Would Be Under Local Control

March 4, 2015 CHARLESTON — A handful of Senate Republicans say they voted for charter schools legislation Monday only after a significant change was made to the bil. more »»

W.Va. Senate Amends Common Core Bill

March 4, 2015 CHARLESTON — A Senate education subcommittee has approved an amended version of a bill repealing Common Core standards. more »»

Congress Warned Of Bad Iran Deal

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb. more »»

Basic Homeland Security Bill Going to President

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions... more »»

West Liberty Faculty Votes No Confidence in Capehart

March 3, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — The faculty senate of West Liberty University issued a vote of no confidence Monday in school President Robin Capehart, who is accused of numerous violations of the state Ethics Act. more »»

Cause of Shadyside Blast Is Under Investigation

March 3, 2015 SHADYSIDE — The exact cause of an explosion that destroyed a Highland Avenue home, killing its owner, is still under investigation this morning, but officials believe propane gas played a role. more »»

One Killed In Shadyside Blast

March 3, 2015 SHADYSIDE — One man was killed Monday as an explosion reduced his Shadyside home to rubble and caused a fire that damaged two nearby houses. Witnesses said the blast at 3933 Highland Ave. more »»

Flood Watch in Effect Tonight Throughout the Ohio Valley

March 3, 2015 WHEELING — Those living near creeks and streams should be on alert today as the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch covering much of the area beginning at 7 p.m. more »»

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