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Phelps Pleads, Sentencing Begins Friday

April 3, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Brandon Phelps, one of the two men accused of murdering an elderly Bellaire woman in June of 2012, entered an Alford plea to all charges on today. more »»

Summer Traffic Stalling In Store

April 3, 2014 WHEELING — A planned $8. more »»

Pastor: Mom Once Hit Kids With Van

April 3, 2014 MCCANDLESS, Pa. more »»

Fort Hood Gunman Sought Mental Health Treatment

April 3, 2014 FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an... more »»

Overall Cap On Donors Voided

April 3, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as the... more »»

Drill Cuttings Being Tested for Radiation

April 3, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Some Northern Panhandle residents remain concerned about radiation associated with natural gas activity in the region. more »»

Prison Term For Fatal DUI Accident

April 3, 2014 WHEELING — John Hatfield, an Arkansas man who came to West Virginia as a gas driller, will remain in the state for two-to-10 years for killing Stephanie Stahl in an alcohol-induced accident. more »»

Wage Hike to Have ‘Significant Impact’

April 2, 2014 WHEELING — Three separate platoons of Wheeling firefighters rotate an average of 56-hour work weeks. That’s 16 hours more than the average 40-hour per week city employee. more »»

Bridge Could Be Shut Down for Two Years

April 2, 2014 WHEELING — A planned $8. more »»

Tomblin Signs Wage Hike Despite Bill’s ‘Unintended Consequences’

April 2, 2014 CHARLESTON — Despite acknowledging the state’s minimum wage bill contained “unintended consequences” — namely changing how overtime is paid to all workers — Go. more »»

Tractor Trailer Spills Degreaser on Burch Ridge

April 2, 2014 PROCTOR — Burch Ridge Road remained closed this morning as environmental clean-up crews working with the West Virginia Division of Highways manage a spill from a tractor trailer accident. more »»

Hockey History

April 2, 2014 WHEELING — It’s been a lucky week for Tony Petry and his family. more »»

Many of Valley’s Uninsured Opt to Take Penalty

April 2, 2014 WHEELING — The deadline to sign up for health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace passed at the start of April, with some local residents finding the plans too expensive and optin... more »»

Columnist Thomas To Speak Thursday

April 2, 2014 WHEELING — To Cal Thomas, present-day Washington serves much the same function as Punxsutawney, Pa. more »»

13 Deaths Tied to 57-Cent Part

April 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors’ new CEO on... more »»

Lawyer: Phelps Can’t Get Fair Trial Locally

April 1, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Potential jurors were questioned Monday in preparation for the capital murder trial of Brandon Michael Phelps. Phelps, 21, of 1281 Birch St. more »»

Deadline Dash

April 1, 2014 WASHINGTON— In a flood of last-minute sign-ups, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to apply for health insurance Monday, but deadline day for President Barack Obama’s overhaul brought long,... more »»

Massive Turnout for Medicaid Enrollment in Mountain State

April 1, 2014 CHARLESTON — On the final day to begin enrolling for health insurance under the new federal health care mandate, West Virginia has nearly doubled the projected number of individuals to sign up under... more »»

Local Teen Has Big Ideas

April 1, 2014 WHEELING — Miriam Demassi maintains a busy schedule with classes, sports, clubs and volunteering — not to mention, she’s been working with engineers to test the applicability of a new building... more »»

Fed Chief Says Low Rates To Stay Put

April 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear Monday that she thinks the still-subpar U.S. job market will continue to need the help of low interest rates “for some time. more »»

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