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N. Korea Skipping U.N. Meeting

December 22, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. more »»

GOP in Charge of Senate — But 2016 Awaits

December 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. more »»

Police Departments on High Alert After NYPD Killings

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days... more »»

Range Sets Bar Even Higher for Utica Output

December 22, 2014 WHEELING — Just when Utica Shale drillers thought they found huge natural gas wells with the Rice Energy “Bigfoot” well in Belmont County and the Magnum Hunter Winland well in Tyler County, Range... more »»

NYC Cop Killer Had Long Criminal History

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability tha... more »»

Ohio Police Advisory Group Wants to Alter Officer Training

December 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group formed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will recommend changes to the way Ohio trains officers after several fatal police-involved shootings that sparked protests i... more »»

Mine Deaths At Near-Low

December 22, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. more »»

U.S. Considers Placing North Korea on Terror Sponsor List

December 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he... more »»

Drugs Shift From Prescription Pills to Heroin

December 21, 2014 WHEELING—If it’s not one thing, it’s another on the streets of the Ohio Valley. William Ihlenfeld II, U.S. more »»

The Spirit of Christmas Is Alive in Wheeling

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — The spirit of Christmas is alive and well on Main Street in North Wheeling. And never was that more apparent than Saturday morning. more »»

City Is Walking A Budget Tightrope

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — As Wheeling officially joins the West Virginia Municipal Police and Firefighters Retirement System, city officials will be walking the budget tightrope for the next nine months. more »»

Miners To Be Idled During Relocation

December 21, 2014 ALLEDIONIA, Ohio — Beginning Monday, about 333 coal miners with the Ohio Valley Coal Co., will be “temporarily idled” as the company begins the process of relocating its mining operations. more »»

Gitmo Prisoners Released

December 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. more »»

WLU Looks at New Tuition Model

December 21, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — A full-time West Liberty University student taking 12 credit hours per semester currently pays the same tuition as a student taking 21 hours. more »»

Shooter Kills Two NYPD Officers, Self

December 21, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a... more »»

Benwood May Do Own Bridge Work

December 20, 2014 BENWOOD — A significant investment at the Benwood Industrial Park could give officials the financial means to take down the section of the Bellaire Bridge that looms over the city. more »»

Sights Set On 2016?

December 20, 2014 CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey may have his eyes on the Governor’s Mansion in 2016. more »»

Down to The Shopping Wire

December 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales figures show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales rose 1.8 percent from No. more »»

Obama Blames Hack On N. Korea

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. more »»

EPA Sets Standards for Coal Ash

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous... more »»

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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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