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TRAFFIC: I-470 in West Virginia Backed-Up After Several Accidents

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Traffic is currently backed up for miles in both directions on Interstate 470 on the West Virginia side. Authorities say there are several accidents. The Wheeling Police Department is handling one of the accidents, and Bethlehem is handling the other. Police say they do not appear to be serious, but say that traffic was barely moving about 15 minutes ago. Stay with 7News as updates become available.

Officials Work to Keep Your Kids Safe While Getting On and Off the Bus Video included

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Wheeling Police officials sat along bus routes on Thursday as children returned to school.

Local Organization Honors Teachers Video included

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With the new school year, one local organization went out of their way to show its appreciation to the teachers of Bridgeport schools.

Free Series Offered to Help Caregivers, Parents of Children With Autism Video included

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Studies show that autism now affects around one in 68 children across the country.

The Latest: Suspects ID'd as Moroccan, Spanish nationals

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar.

Belmont County Family Says Cemetery Has Gone From Well-Maintained To A Mess

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They say the Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery on Route 214 near the New Horizon Animal Hospital has become overgrown and uncared for. Robert Crosby's parents, aunts, uncles and cousins are buried here. "I came up, found the grass overgrown, headstones you couldn't even see names on them," said Crosby. "There was some grass cut some time ago maybe early summer, which was brown and matted on the headstones." Alex Colvin says she has mowed the family's plot th...

West Virginia Officials Go On Medical Marijuana Fact-Finding Mission

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The industry has created over 16,000 jobs and over $3 billion in revenue in Colorado.

South Carolina Officials 'Warn' People About Lizardmen Activity During Eclipse

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Officials in South Carolina are “warning” people to be vigilant during the eclipse in case more Lizardmen sightings occur.

Ohio Man Charged In Young Son's Fatal Overdose

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An Ohio man has been charged criminally for what authorities say was the fatal overdose of his 1-year-old son.

Lucky Carrot: Woman Finds Mother-In-Law's Lost Ring

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A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.

MoviePass offers unlimited movies in theaters for $10 a month

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A service that allows moviegoers to see as many movies as they want is dropping its price to $10 a month.

Urban Mission Hosts Back-to-School Bash

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Anyone looking for some fun while getting back to school, the Urban Mission is hosting its annual Back-to-School bash in Steubenville Thursday afternoon.

Officials: One Dead After Two Vehicle Accident in St. Clairsville

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One person was pronounced dead after after a two vehicle accident in St. Clairsville.

One Dead After ATV Accident in Marshall County

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Marshall County Officials responded to a single ATV accident early Thursday morning that resulted in a fatality.

Did You Receive "Free Cruise" Robocalls? You Could Get Up to $900

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If you received robocalls offering a free cruise, you could be eligible for up to $900 as part of a lawsuit settlement.

Ohio Reports Its 1st Human Case of West Nile for 2017

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Ohio health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus reported in the state this year.

Many Students Heading Back to School Across the Ohio Valley

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It's an exciting day across the Ohio Valley as school buses are getting ready to pick the kids up for their first day of school.

UPDATE: Service Restored to Local Hospital Experiencing Phone Issues Video included

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If you've tried to call one of the local Alecto Hospital facilities on Wednesday, you may have been met with a busy tone or a message that says 'all circuits are busy now'.

Route 7 Near Rush Run Road 'Back to Normal' Soon Video included

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Drivers traveling along a popular roadway that has been restricted for years will notice some changes on Wednesday.

Belmont County Eastern & Northern Division Court Building Will Reopen Soon After Fire

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It's been a long summer for Belmont County's Northern and Eastern Division Courts. In early May, the building in Bellaire was struck by lightning and caught fire. Since then, it's been closed for repairs, but it's now about to reopen. The fire was in the roof, the attic and the courtroom ceiling. But the smoke and water damage was everywhere. It ended up being a major job. Now the work is almost complete. Outside they are finishing the siding and the sign. They've basically re...

Marshall County Schools Bring Classroom to Cafeteria with Multiple Gardens Video included

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When we think about the school lunches we were served as kids, usually square pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries, fruit cups, and milk come to mind. But these days schools are taking a whole new approach in feeding students while educating them at the same time.

Generous Donors Help Woman Who Lost Leg During Floods

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Two days ago, we told you the story of Florence Smith, a Wheeling woman who lost her leg to infection after a flash flood. We have some good news to pass on tonight. Florence has been given stair lifts for her home, thanks to some generous donors, as well as a motorized wheelchair from Easter Seals. RELATED: Wheeling woman asks for community help after losing leg in flood And her GoFundMe page has raised more than $7100 of the $7500 goal. If you'd like, you can sti...

Hidden Webcam Found in Bellaire Council Chambers Video included

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An interesting find in the Bellaire City Council Chambers has members unhappy and feeling betrayed.

New Natural-Gas-Fired Power Plant Expected To Bring Hundreds of Jobs Video included

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A new natural-gas-fired power plant is headed to the Ohio Valley and could be bringing 600 construction jobs with it. Officials said this new plant is all about having an environmental and economic impact. The new plant will be 30 to 40 percent more efficient than older technologies and will also utilize local natural gas, which should boost the economy. The natural-gas-fired power plant will be located on a 60-acre lot in the Harrison County Industrial Park. Currently, ...

West Virginia Ranks 33rd For Growth in Middle Market Companies

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In a recent report by American Express and Dun & Bradstreet, West Virginia ranks 33rd for growth in number of Middle Market companies over the past 6 years.

West Virginia Ranks 10th For Strictest DUI Laws

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A recent report has released the strictest states in the country for DUI's, and West Virginia ranks in the top ten. 

B&O Tax to Generate Big Money for City of Wheeling

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A unanimous vote by the Wheeling City Council is expected to generate a big tax revenue for the city.

Dr. Daniel Joseph Honored as 2017 Light of the Valley Video included

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For 11 years, the Light of the Valley luncheon has served as the Wheeling YMCA's largest fundraiser and as an opportunity to honor a local person who has given back, especially to children.

Congressman Bill Johnson Visits Belmont County

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Congressman Bill Johnson spent the day in Belmont County, where he toured several businesses and spoke with the owners.

Woman Says She Bit Into Needle Tip in Kentucky McDonald's Hamburger

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Officials in Kentucky are investigating a McDonald’s after a woman reported finding a needle tip in her hamburger.

Community Kitchen Receives Big Donation to Continue Serving the Public

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The Feeding Body and Soul Community Kitchen received a big donation that will help them continue to serve between 175 and 200 free meals to the public every day, six days a week.

Confederate Monuments Removed Overnight in Baltimore

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Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.

President Trump Disbands White House Business Councils After More CEOs Leave

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President Donald Trump says he has disbanded two White House business councils, amid criticism from CEOs for his remarks on the Charlottesville protest.

Vice President Mike Pence to Visit West Virginia

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Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a visit to the Mountain State at the end of the month.

"VIP Experience" Tickets Unveiled For Upcoming Show "Ticket To Nashville" At Capitol Theatre Video included

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The jukebox musical "Ticket To Nashville" will be presented live at Wheeling's Capitol Theatre September 22-24.

Life of Bellaire K9 Honored at Ohio Memorial

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Bellaire Police K9 Marcus, who passed away last year after nearly eight years of service to the department, will be remembered on a memorial at the Ohio Police K9 Memorial in Amelia, Ohio.

WV Medical Marijuana Program Board Set to Meet

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A board that will help develop a medical marijuana program in West Virginia is holding its first meeting.

One Lifeflighted, Crews on Scene of Crash Along I-70

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Crews are currently on the scene of a single vehicle accident along I-70.

College freshman thanks his dad with touching tweet

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Two photos shared by a college freshman in Mississippi are touching people all across the country. Mississippi State University freshman Charles Brockman III shared the photos Sunday.

Local Group Comes Together to Bring Hope, Awareness to Substance Abuse Problems Video included

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A group of faith and community leaders are coming together to help raise awareness and hope on the areas substance abuse problem.

Brooke County Schools Hands Out 1,200 Chromebooks To Students

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Tuesday was the first day of school for students in Brooke County, but the day was a little different than normal. 1,200 Chromebooks were given out to students in grades 4, 5, 8, and 9. Officials said their ultimate goal is to get Brooke County students to a one-on-one ratio with technology. So, after years of research to find something economical and effective, officials have decided to go with Chromebooks. Studies show that Chromebooks through Google Docs are actually ...

Area Lularoe Consultants to Host Fundraising Event for Flood Victims

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The popular clothing brand Lularoe will be hosting a fundraiser this week in Wheeling for those affected by the flash flooding a few weeks ago.

Animals Up Close: The Lemurs of Oglebay's Good Zoo Video included

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The Oglebay Good Zoo houses animals from across the globe, and this week's featured animal takes us to Madagascar for 'Animals Up Close'. 

Teachers Best Practices for Back-to-School Success Video included

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Excellent teachers are all across the Ohio Valley working hard to make sure your kids are successful during the entire year.

How to Make a Pinhole Solar Eclipse Projector

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This is a very simple and easy way to spend some quality time with your family or it's a great back-to-school project for kids. 

Make Sure You're Registered for Code Red in Belmont County Video included

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The hazardous materials leak in St. Clairsville alarmed people, and not just because of the chlorine escaping from the waste water treatment plant. 

TRAFFIC: I-70 Eastbound Closed Due to Multiple Accidents

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According to Pennsylvania State Police, I-70 Eastbound in PA is closed due to a crash. Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard said that a tractor trailer has rolled onto its side, causing traffic to back up. Officials are urging drivers to watch for congestion approaching the state line.

Tiny Houses Up and Coming on Wheeling Island

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Tiny houses combined with community gardens.

Ohio County Public Library Offers Free Solar Eclipse Glasses Video included

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Officials say the most important thing when watching the solar eclipse is to make sure you can see after it's over.

Pop-up farmers market brings fruits and vegetables to children

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Students at the Glen Dale Child Development Center were paid a special visit by the Grow Ohio Valley mobile farmers market Tuesday afternoon.

When does protest behavior become illegal? Video included

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In the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia and an attack with a car that left one woman dead, many people are asking, where is the line between freedom of expression and a hate crime?

New Philadelphia Police Search for Missing Woman

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The New Philadelphia Police are asking for assistance in locating a missing adult female.

Family’s pit bulls save young children from venomous copperhead snake

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Being a hero is often about timing – being in the right place at the right time.

Local Group Takes a Stand Against Drunk and Drugged Driving

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An event this weekend in Wheeling is taking a stand against drunk and drugged driving with a walk.

Facebook to build $750M data center in central Ohio

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Facebook plans to invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, marking another boost for the Midwest state's growing technology sector.

How to Protect your Kids from Lice as School Starts

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Jordan is about to start his first year in Pre-K, and he is excited about the new experiences awaiting him.

Cops: Woman who set man on fire, doused him with urine dies

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A Pennsylvania woman accused of setting her sleeping boyfriend on fire and throwing buckets of urine on him to extinguish the flames has died of an apparent heroin overdose.

More fleas test positive for the plague

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A second Arizona county in two weeks has confirmed that fleas in the area tested positive for plague.

Almanac: Plenty of cold, snow for this winter for Northeast

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Folks rooting for a snowy winter are going to like the forecast from the Farmers’ Almanac, in the Northeast, at least.

West Virginia funding announced for 3 drug treatment sites

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Three substance use disorder programs in West Virginia are receiving $1.6 million in funding from the state.

Wheeling woman asks for community help after losing leg in flood Video included

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Florence Smith was in bed when her husband told her their garage and basement were flooding.

Governor Kasich Set to Make "Big Announcement" Video included

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is set to make an announcement from New Albany Tuesday morning at 10.

Help Local Young Mothers During Celebrity Server Event Video included

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This Thursday, there's a way you can help young ladies who are dealing with being single moms. 

Local Police Chief Reacts To Charlottesville Incidents Video included

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A local police chief is giving his thoughts after spending 21 years in Charlottesville. 

Major Heroin Arrest In Wetzel County

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According to New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil, this all started with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.  BUT the suspect, 25 year old Thomas Hull, was arrested after a search warrant at 32 Ross Street in New Martinsville.

Brooke County BOE Votes In Favor of Possible Consolidation of Seven Schools Video included

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The fate of seven elementary schools could be decided Monday evening.

Child, 3, found under pile of trash in running car, dad arrested

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus man was arrested Sunday after police say a three-year-old was found in the back seat of a running vehicle, under a pile of debris that was pulled from a dumpster. It happened early Sunday morning in an alley between East 15th Avenue and East 16th Avenue in the campus area. Two Columbus police officers and an Ohio State University police officer were patrolling the area on foot when they came across an unoccupied vehicle with the engine running, acc...

The Start Of The School Year Requires Getting The Family Back On A Schedule Video included

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Educators say you can't go from the relaxed schedules of summer to the rigid structures of the school year without some preparation.

Local University Sees Exciting New Changes On Campus Video included

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Enrollment is up 11.5-percent this year at West Liberty University.

Family returns home to find blood splatter after pet dog attacks intruder

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A Chesterfield family recently opened their door to find a scene from a horror film.

Governor Justice Seeks Disaster Declaration for 12 Counties

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Governor Jim Justice has asked President Trump to declare a major disaster for the state of West Virginia after recent storms that brought flooding, landslides, mudslides, and wind damage to a dozen counties.

Suspected heroin overdose leads to funeral escort crash

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Authorities say that a driver overdosed on heroin behind the wheel and crashed into a police cruiser leading a funeral procession in West Virginia.

President Trump names hate groups, denouncing Charlottesville violence

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Under relentless pressure, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned "repugnant" hate groups and declared that "racism is evil" in a far more forceful statement than he'd made earlier after deadly, race-fueled weekend clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Accused burglar doesn't flush toilet, leaves DNA for police

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A man accused of burglarizing a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest.

Judge Denies Bond for James Alex Fields Jr.

Judge Denies Bond for James Alex Fields Jr.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A judge has denied bond for an Ohio man accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally.      

Crews Responding to Another Hazmat Situation in St. Clairsville

Crews Responding to Another Hazmat Situation in St. Clairsville

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Officials in Belmont County are responding to another hazmat situation in St. Clairsville. This all started when five employees reported to work at 7 a.m. Monday at the city waste water treatment plant. The hazmat audible alarm was ringing. They immediately left and went to the American Legion. Cumberland Trail Fire Chief John Slavik says he immediately called in outside resources and Belmont County EMA. They put out a call to everyone within a half mile radius...

WWE Legend Ric Flair Hospitalized

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Ric Flair’s management team is asking for prayers after the professional wrestler was admitted to the hospital over the weekend.

Top Honors Named At Board of Education Meeting

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At the Ohio County Board of Education meeting the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year and 2017-2018 Service personnel of the Year were announced.

Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses a week before event

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Amazon recently sent out an email to hundreds of customers to let them know their purchased solar eclipse glasses were not confirmed safe for viewing the eclipse.

West Virginia officials ask 130k voters for address updates

The West Virginia secretary of state is asking more than 130,000 voters to update their address.

Two critically injured after UTV, vehicle accident

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A man and woman are critically injured after police say their UTV crashed into a car in Toronto.

Bridge to close Monday, local business reacts

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Beginning Monday, the Bridgeport bridge connecting to Wheeling Island will be closed for a week while the railroad crossings are reconstructed.

Dozens Gather at Downtown Wheeling Vigil to Stand Against Racism and Violence

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Dozens of people showed up at an impromptu vigil in Downtown Wheeling on Sunday night to voice their opposition to what is happening in Charlottesville, Virginia. ..

Wheeling Jesuit University students bring gardens to community

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Thanks to two Wheeling Jesuit students, the university campus and Petroplus Towers are now the homes of two large fruit and vegetable gardens.

The Latest: Trump aide considers Va. clash to be terrorism

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, "meets the definition of terrorism.''.

Phone Lines Out in City of Cameron

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The Marshall County Sheriff's Department wants residents to be aware that all phone lines in the City of Cameron are down as of Sunday night. 

Attorney General Warns College Students of Employment, Internship Scams

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging college students to be on the lookout for fake employment and internship ads when job hunting.

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    Studies show that autism now affects around one in 68 children across the country.

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  • Urban Mission Hosts Back-to-School Bash

    Urban Mission Hosts Back-to-School Bash

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    Anyone looking for some fun while getting back to school, the Urban Mission is hosting its annual Back-to-School bash in Steubenville Thursday afternoon.

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  • Generous Donors Help Woman Who Lost Leg During Floods

    Generous Donors Help Woman Who Lost Leg During Floods

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:36 AM EDT2017-08-17 08:36:49 GMT

    Two days ago, we told you the story of Florence Smith, a Wheeling woman who lost her leg to infection after a flash flood. We have some good news to pass on tonight. Florence has been given stair lifts for her home, thanks to some generous donors, as well as a motorized wheelchair from Easter Seals. RELATED: Wheeling woman asks for community help after losing leg in flood And her GoFundMe page has raised more than $7100 of the $7500 goal. If you'd like, you can sti...

    Two days ago, we told you the story of Florence Smith, a Wheeling woman who lost her leg to infection after a flash flood. We have some good news to pass on tonight. Florence has been given stair lifts for her home, thanks to some generous donors, as well as a motorized wheelchair from Easter Seals. RELATED: Wheeling woman asks for community help after losing leg in flood And her GoFundMe page has raised more than $7100 of the $7500 goal. If you'd like, you can sti...

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