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Wheeling Suspension Bridge Closed Through Saturday

March 6, 2015 WHEELING — A large vehicle which crossed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge damaged the bridge’s clearance signs prohibiting oversized loads, leading to the bridge’s temporary closing. Wheeling police Lt. more »»

Heavy Snow Causes Electricity Outages in Ohio Valley

March 6, 2015 WHEELING — Wednesday’s severe winter weather left many people across the region without power and many more with inches of snow from which to dig out. more »»

Schools Shut Down Statewide

March 6, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — A late-winter storm left more than 80,000 customers in West Virginia without electricity Thursday, sent rivers out of their banks and shut roads and schools statewide. more »»

Arrest Expected In Wheeling Federal Building Bomb Threat

March 6, 2015 WHEELING — Authorities appear to be closing in on the caller who called in a bomb threat at the Federal Building in Wheeling last Friday— and they vow the penalty will be severe once the offender is... more »»

Selma Anniversary Draws Comparison To Ferguson Case

March 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. more »»

Weapon Carry Bill Blasted in W.Va. House of Delegates Hearing

March 6, 2015 CHARLESTON — Private citizens and law enforcement officers voiced support and opposition Thursday to a bill which allows anyone age 18 and up to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in West... more »»

Hancock County Delegate Says Forced Pooling Violates Rights

March 6, 2015 WHEELING — Going against the wishes of some fellow party members, West Virginia Delegate Pat McGeehan on Wednesday tried unsuccessfully to derail a bill in the House of Delegates that would adopt... more »»

W.Va. Senate in No Hurry to Vote On Abortion Veto Override

March 6, 2015 CHARLESTON — A Senate vote on overturning Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of an anti-abortion bill will wait another day, and leaders say they are in no hurry to take up the issue. more »»

Lower County Line Bridge Heightens Worries in Elm Grove

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — Mar-Win area resident Susan Maness’ concerns about a new bridge being too close to the creek it spans were on the rise Wednesday — much like the water raging below it. more »»

Wheeling Suspension Bridge Closed Through Saturday for Repairs

March 5, 2015 Earlier today, a truck hit one of the overhead signs on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, and the West Virginia Division of Highways is now saying the span will be closed, in both directions, through... more »»

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 »»

Snowstorm Knocks Out Power in Marshall, Ohio County

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — After being without power since last night, Cameron area residents’ electricty is expected to be restored late this afternoon or early evening, American Electric Power spokeswoman Carmen... 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 »»

Bomb Threat Caller at Federal Building in Wheeling Airs Grievances

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — The person who called in a bomb threat at the Federal Building in Wheeling last week made comments about the differences between penalties for sex offenders and drug offenders. 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 »»

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