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Home Rule Would Grow To 30 Cities

March 14, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill expanding home rule to 10 more West Virginia cities was approved Friday in the House of Delegates. more »»

Autopsy Shows Man Died as Result of Pit Bull Attack in Wheeling

March 13, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger this morning said a preliminary autopsy report shows a man who was attacked by a dog Sunday in East Wheeling died as a result of the injuries he... more »»

Matthew Dowdel Found Guilty of Cadiz Murder

March 13, 2015 CADIZ — A Harrison County jury this morning found Matthew Dowdel guilty on one count of murder in the death of Joseph Strothe. more »»

Alleged Beating, Robbery At Knights Inn in Wheeling

March 13, 2015 WHEELING — Naseair P. Williams, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested early today for allegedly beating and robbing a woman at the Knight’s Inn at 949 Main St. in downtown Wheeling. more »»

Charitable Wheeling Groups Feeling Food Bank Pinch

March 13, 2015 WHEELING — Pastor Darrell Cummings said the Bethlehem Apostolic Church now has just days to find a new provider after the Mountaineer Food Bank informed him this week they won’t be bringing a... more »»

Jurors Deliberate in Cadiz Murder Trial

March 13, 2015 CADIZ — A Harrison County jury tasked with deciding the fate of Matthew Dowdel deliberated for nearly eight hours Thursday before breaking for the evening. more »»

West Liberty University Ethics Hearing Moves To Wheeling

March 13, 2015 WHEELING — Although he’ll no longer be West Liberty University’s president, Robin Capehart still faces a hearing next month on charges he violated the West Virginia Ethics Act, state Ethics... more »»

Leadership Shifts At Several Schools In Mountain State

March 13, 2015 WHEELING — There’s been plenty of change at the top of West Virginia’s colleges and universities lately, and more is on the way. more »»

Neighbors Say Dog in East Wheeling Attack Wasn’t a Problem

March 13, 2015 WHEELING — A pit bull terrier remains in quarantine at the Ohio County Animal Shelter after it possibly killed a man during an incident Sunday in East Wheeling, its fate left up to investigators and... more »»

House of Delegates Passes Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

March 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — Delegates voted Thursday in favor of a bill which gives those able to legally own a gun the right to concealed carry without a permit. more »»

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Signs Prevailing Wage Change Bill

March 13, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill scaling back the state’s prevailing wage for public construction projects. more »»

Governor Signs Bill Easing Coal Mine Safety Standards

March 13, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill lauded by the struggling coal industry and called dangerous by the miners’ union. more »»

Robin Capehart Out as West Liberty University President

March 12, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — Robin Capehart will step down as West Liberty University’s president effective Sunday amid allegations he violated the state Ethics Act. more »»

Accounts Differ on Cadiz Man’s Slaying

March 12, 2015 CADIZ — A rolling pin, bloodied clothing and a woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter were all seen by a jury in Harrison County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, as the trial for murder suspect... more »»

Congressman McKinley Now Mum On Gubernatorial Plans For 2016

March 12, 2015 WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David McKinley said this week he is keeping his political options open for 2016, including a possible run for governor of West Virginia. more »»

East Wheeling Dog May Have Attacked Before

March 12, 2015 WHEELING — The dog that attacked and possibly killed Rory Higginbotham Jr. on Sunday at an East Wheeling residence may have been involved in a previous attack, Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball said. more »»

Ferguson Police Chief Steps Down

March 12, 2015 FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police chief in the St. more »»

Forced Pooling Bill Goes Before Full W.Va. Senate

March 12, 2015 WHEELING — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation to allow forced pooling of natural gas drilling units in West Virginia. more »»

Economic Impact Study Wanted For Right-to-Work Bill

March 12, 2015 PARKERSBURG — An economic impact study on right-to-work legislation has been requested by the legislative leadership. more »»

Distilleries Hope For Gov. Tomblin’s Signature

March 12, 2015 CHARLES TOWN — It’s been a rough month for co-owner Linda Losey and the rest of the staff at Bloomery Plantation Distillery since the business was shuttered due to alcoholic beverage laws in West... more »»

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