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Democrats Object To Hearing Rules

CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from legislative auditors on the first day of impeachment hearings, but issues over rules put in place by the chairman riled up members of the minority party. Delegate John Shott, a Republican from Mercer County and ...

Former Officials Testify On RISE W.Va.

CHARLESTON — Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding heard testimony Thursday from several former officials with a controversial disaster relief program, including one official who was a no-show at an earlier committee meeting. Mary Jo Thompson, former director of community ...

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum Steps Down

CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee will meet today to start the process of drawing up articles of impeachment against one or more justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — a job that just got simpler. Menis Ketchum, one of two justices under fire for ...

West Virginia Lottery Releases Sports Bet Rules

CHARLESTON — Almost three weeks after approving rules governing sports betting at the state’s casinos, the West Virginia Lottery Commission released the emergency rules for public consumption. The commission released the rules through the Secretary of State’s rule filing system July 9 ...

Man Who Allegedly Shot and Killed Wife in Brookside Indicted

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Bridgeport man accused of murdering his wife on the driveway of their Brookside home has been indicted by a grand jury. The grand jury returned an indictment of aggravated murder with a gun specification and possession of weapons under disability against Rudolph ...

China Vows ‘Firm and Forceful’ Retaliation for $200B U.S. Tariff Threat

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures” as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the latest salvo in an escalating trade dispute that threatens to chill global ...

Justice Menis Ketchum Resigns from W.Va. Supreme Court

Menis Ketchum, one of two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals under fire for spending practices, resigned today - less than 24 hours before House members consider articles of impeachment against one or more justices. Gov. Jim Justice announced the resignation in a press ...

Dogs Have Their Day in Wheeling

WHEELING — Rambunctious 9-month-old canine Smokey — a large black lab and bloodhound mix — let out a few howls Tuesday while he anxiously awaited the re-opening of The Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling. Smokey and his owner, Ted Weaks, of McMechen, arrived ...

OC Schools Appoints Associate Principal for WPHS

By LISA SUMMERS Staff Writer WHEELING -- Ohio County Schools named Meredith Dailer as the new associate principal of Wheeling Park High School. In doing so, the school board created a new position that is is a different from the other principals at Wheeling Park. Susan Nolte, ...

Former Moundsville Assistant Fire Chief Indicted

MOUNDSVILLE — The city’s former assistant fire chief was among 17 the Marshall County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday afternoon during its July session. Ron Walker, 43, of Cameron, was terminated from his position at the fire department in November shortly after his arrest for sexual abuse. ...

Trump Replacement for Obama-Era Climate Plan Moves Forward

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency disclosed ...

West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld Visits Parliament on Independence Day

CHARLESTON — A tour of Parliament during an English vacation turned into an experience of a lifetime for a member of the West Virginia Senate. Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, and his wife, Alex, were recently guests of John Bercow, speaker of the British House of Commons. The couple is vacationing ...

President Trump taps Brett Kavanaugh for high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right. A favorite of the ...

Cellmate Killer Takes Plea Deal in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE — The man accused of murdering his cellmate at the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility pleaded not guilty to a lesser charge Monday afternoon after attributing his actions to his mental illness. Jonathan Jordan, 33, originally from Columbus, was already looking to ...

Tails Will Wag At Wheeling Dog Park Today

WHEELING — As the dog days of summer set in, Wheeling canines are getting back their place to run and congregate. The Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling will re-open today after being closed since spring. A re-opening ceremony is set for 6 p.m. at the park. The ...

Rescue Saves All 12 Boys, Coach From Cave in Thailand

MAE SAI, Thailand — A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending an 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people ...

Trump Still Confident in N. Korea Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday that North Korea’s leader would “honor” his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyang’s accusation that the U.S. is making “gangster-like” demands in negotiations. It was Trump’s first public response since ...