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Community Unable to Honor Veteran Graves Due to Locked Cemetery Video included

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A St. Clairsville VFW post has a tradition of placing flags on veterans' graves in seven different cemeteries.

Local Teen Trains for Paralympic Games Video included

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While most teens are getting ready for summer break, soon to be 14-year-old Cooper Blair is getting ready to run...and fast. 

Officials Investigate Several Bomb Threat Reports at High School Video included

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Buckeye Local High School has faced three bomb threats in less than two weeks.

Wednesday's Child: Meet Abbigail Video included

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Each month, 7News is introducing you to a child with the Youth Services Youth Mentoring Network that has yet to be matched with a mentor. Our "Wednesday's Child" for the month of May is Abbigail.

Belmont County Police Investigate Gas Station Credit Card Skimmers

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Belmont County police is investigating reports of unauthorized credit card transactions from people that used their credit card at gas stations in the county.

Wheeling Show of Hands Video included

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Show of Hands is put on by Wheeling Heritage once every three months as a way to help local businesses and groups raise money for their projects.

UPDATE: 2 Dead After Explosion at Gas Company in Barbour County Video included

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 UPDATE (5/24/17 5:45 p.m.): The Barbour County EMS transported the two bodies to Broaddus Hospital in Barbour County. The bodies will later be transported to Charleston for autopsy. OSHA and DEP are currently at Midland Resource Recovery cleaning up the scene.  OSHA is investigating the cause of explosion. ?UPDATE (5/24/17 at 1:30 p.m.): Two people died in an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery in Barbour County Wednesday morning, according to preliminary ...

Officials Offer Safety Tips for Kayakers This Summer Video included

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The sport of kayaking has become quite popular here in the Ohio Valley.

Memorial Day Weekend Approaches; Events Starting To Prepare

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With the Memorial Day weekend just a couple of days away, lots of events are getting ready to kick off. It's one of Wheeling's busiest weekends of the year.

15 Safe Driving Tips To Ensure A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend

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AAA offers this list of 15 tips for getting through the Memorial Day weekend safely on the roads.

Belmont County Animal Shelter Receives $30,000 Donation

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The Belmont County Animal Rescue League (BCARL) announced on Wednesday that it made a contribution of $30,000 to the Belmont County Animal Shelter for shelter improvements.

Pet of the Week: Paco Video included

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Paco is a 5-year-old Great Dane/Boxer mix at the Marshall County animal shelter.

Woodsdale Elementary Student Among Winners of Statewide Contest Video included

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A local elementary student was recognized Wednesday morning for her achievements in a statewide essay contest. 

Police: Woman Held at Gunpoint Faces Burglary Charges

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One woman in Tyler County is behind bars after police say she was found in her ex-boyfriend's home without permission.

25,000 Graco car seats recalled after failing crash safety test

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Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) has issued a recall of more than 25,000 car seats. 

Police: Barnesville Shooting Stems from Fight Over a Woman

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Officials say two Cambridge men were shot in Barnesville on the night of May 16 stemming from a fight over a woman. They say it all started earlier that day when one Cambridge man came to the Barnesville man's house. The two reportedly fought, and the Cambridge man was injured and went to Barnesville Hospital. From there, they say he called his brother--in Cambridge--to come and get him. "His brother connected up with him and they went back to the house for another altercatio...

Bellaire Police Investigate Fight After Wheeling Island Drug Deal

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Bellaire Police are continuing to investigate after a fight Tuesday on Central Avenue sent one person to the hospital.

Ohio County Board Opens Bids for Stadium Repairs Video included

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Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones tells 7news the Ohio County School board is putting out the work on Wheeling Island Stadium to be bid on by local and regional businesses.

Local Lawmakers Respond to President's Budget Plan Video included

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The Budget proposes nearly $3.6 trillion in cuts over the next 10-years. Lawmakers representing people of the Ohio Valley said this proposed financial fixed will have crippling effects for the people in our region. 

Ohio County Superintendent's First School Year Wraps Up Video included

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How do you measure a year? For most it's from January first to December 31st, but for Ohio County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Miller her first school year is wrapping up.

11 People Seated on Cosby Jury; Defense Sees Race Bias

Bill Cosby's lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to send two black women home.

Multi-million Dollar Settlement in Target Data Breach Video included

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced a $18.5 million dollar settlement in the 2013 Target data breach. The breach affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and contact information for more than 60 million customers.  Cyber attackers reportedly used stolen credentials to access Target's server and exploited weaknesses in the system. Morrisey says he's pleased with Tuesday's settlement, "And now we're going to see increased c...

Youngstown Doctor to Give Up License after Illegally Dispensing Drugs

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A Youngstown doctor who practiced medicine for more than four decades will give up his license for the next five years.

Morrisey Tours Northern Panhandle Talking Opioid Epidemic

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West Virginia's Attorney General is making his way through the Northern Panhandle this week, meeting with those who are aiding the fight against substance abuse. On Monday, he visited Brooke County and sat down with coaches and local school officials. On Tuesday, he met with counsellors and coaches from around Ohio County and Marshall county. A round table discussion was held and topics like upcoming events and the epidemic impacting the Northern Panhandle. Dr. Jill Maloney, the...

University Officials Thankful for Financial Aid of Diocese

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Wheeling Jesuit University announced that their financial issues will be coming to an end.

Local Student Competes in National Geography Bee

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A local student has taken home the top prize in the Mountain State in the annual Geography Bee.

Sentencing Delayed for Convicted Murderer Video included

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Convicted murderer Dallas Acoff was to be sentenced in Ohio County Circuit Court, but it didn't happen.

Moundsville Man Jailed After Allegedly Trying to Catch Wife on Fire Video included

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Moundsville Police arrested one man Monday evening after receiving a call of a domestic dispute that turned into an alleged attempted murder.

W. Va. Attorney General Touring Northern Panhandle to Discuss Opioid Problem

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One West Virginia official is currently touring the Northern panhandle meeting with those who are aiding the fight against substance abuse.

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

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Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week.

Cops save child from SUV teetering on hill after driver ODs

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Police in Pittsburgh say an SUV with a child in the backseat nearly flipped over a steep hillside after the driver and passenger overdosed on what investigators believe was heroin.r were slumped over in the...

Crypto outbreaks in pools on the rise nationwide, CDC says

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As pool season is fast approaching, health experts are warning about the spread of a parasitic infection in public pools and water parks.

Town Hall Uses Real Stories To Discuss Drug Epidemic Video included

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From parents, to police officers, to people involved in treatment and services, dozens in Marshall County discussed the drug epidemic in our community Tuesday morning.

Easter Seals Gives Back to 52-Club Members

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The Easter Seals gave back on Tuesday to people who pledged money to help kids right here in the Ohio Valley.

Manchin warns about Trump administration budget cuts

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West Virginia's Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says the Trump administration's proposed federal budget would hurt poorer residents of his state with deep cuts in food stamps, Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid and children's health insurance.

Wheeling Jesuit University Receives Support from Diocese Video included

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Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) announced Tuesday that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, through the generosity of Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, has acted to help stabilize the financial operations of the University.

Actor Sir Roger Moore Dies at 89

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According to the BBC, Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died. He was 89.

Dash Cam Video from Kirkersville Shooting Released

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Newly released dash cam video is giving police a first look at exactly what happened the day Kirkersville Police Chief Steven DiSario and two nursing home employees were shot and killed.  This particular video is from a Licking County Sheriff's Deputy responding to the scene. The shooting happened on May 12th and the shooter, 43-year-old Thomas Hartless, was later found dead. The full investigation is still ongoing.

Cameron High School Graduates 53 Seniors Video included

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For the 109th time, graduates walked across the stage to get their diploma from Cameron High School. 

Friendly City Getting Ready for Challenge Wheeling

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The 4th annual Challenge Wheeling will take place on Saturday June 17th. The event is actually part race and part scavenger hunt.  

Chedester Sentenced for Killing Neighbor's Dogs

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A Belmont County man charged with fatally shooting two of his neighbor's dogs in a wooded area outside of St. Clairsville appeared in court Monday afternoon.

Four Suspects Charged In Moundsville Staged Robbery

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Moundsville police are currently searching the area after an armed robbery at Smith Mart on 1st Street. 

Police: 19 People Dead after Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert

Police and other emergency responders are seen near the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion on May 22, 2017. REX FEATURES/SHUTTERSTOCK/AP Police and other emergency responders are seen near the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion on May 22, 2017. REX FEATURES/SHUTTERSTOCK/AP
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CBS NEWS - Police and emergency services are responding to what authorities say is a "serious incident" at Manchester Arena. "Due to an incident involving the emergency services [Manchester Victoria] has been evacuated," Northern train service officials said. "We will provide further updates when possible. Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a — G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017 One Twitter user said she...

Buckeye Local Reconsiders Budget After Levy Fails Video included

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After a ballot levy failed that would've helped fund Buckeye Local Schools, officials had to go back to the drawing board. 

Men Honored for Helping with Local Bus Crash Video included

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A student and faculty members are honored at Buckeye Local Board of Education Meeting.

Wheeling Playground Closed for Renovations Video included

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The Janie S. Altmeyer Playground at Wheeling's Heritage Port is undergoing the second and final part of upgrades.

Upcoming "Show of Hands" Event Will Support Community

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The "Show of Hands" is a community-supported, crowd-funding event that will take place May 24th.

Local Lawmaker Comments on Budget Battle in West Virginia

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The budget battle continues in West Virginia and legislators are heading back again Tuesday for the special session. 

Remembering Heroes: Groups in Belmont County Support Veterans & Fallen Soldiers

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With Memorial Day a week away, several groups in Belmont County look to show their support for our veterans and fallen soldiers.  The Ohio Post 1 Veterans of the Vietnam War and the Reckoning motorcycle club teamed up to place flags at the graves of veterans inside of the Linwood Cemetery. This is to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Henry Wood is the Commander of the Ohio Post 1 Veterans of the Vietnam War. He said, "It's very humbling to know what they went...

Researchers Need Volunteers to Smoke Pot for Study

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Researchers are looking for volunteers to smoke marijuana as part of a study. Volunteers must be 21 to participate.

Indy 500 Winner Robbed at Gunpoint Hours After Victory

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Hours after winning the pole position in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and former Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at a Taco Bell about a half mile from the track.

Man Sentenced After January Burglary

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A Belmont County man was sentenced to time in prison Monday morning for a January burglary.

Marshall County Man Accused of Sexual Abuse Appears in Court

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A case dating back to the fall of 2015 was seen in Marshall County Court Monday morning.

Proposed Ohio Bill Could Reduce Penalties for Licensed Gun-Owners

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A bill is being introduced in Ohio that would favor licensed gun-owners.

Wheeling YMCA Ready for Summer Programs Video included

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The YMCA in Wheeling is gearing up for its summer programs.

W. Va. Attorney General Offers Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement

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The West Virginia Attorney General has announced he is offering law enforcement training to target and reduce human trafficking in the state.

Local Police Warn Residents of Latest Scam

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New Martinsville Police say scammers are using cell phone numbers to contact residents.

Police Investigate Shots Fired in East Wheeling Video included

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Wheeling Police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred early Sunday morning.

State Officials Begin Medical Marijuana Development Video included

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West Virginia officials say they're in the early stages of developing a plan to implement the state's new medical marijuana law.  

Appalachian Outreach Inc. holds annual fundraiser Video included

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In 2016, Appalachian Outreach Incorporated served more than 17,000 families throughout West Virginia. With a growing need for their services, they hoped to raise $20,000 from Sunday's craft and vendor show.

Hot Dog Recall Issued Just Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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The company that makes Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages.    

Judge Judy Speaks at Graduation in West Virginia

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Judge Judy will speak at South Charleston High School's graduation at the Charleston Civic Center on May 20th, 2017.

Billboard Music Awards Held Sunday Night

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Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards.     

Bellaire Alumni Honor Tuskegee Airman

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Alumni from Bellaire High School gathered at Undos in St. Clairsville for a special banguet.

Thailand's Chunky Monkey On Diet After Gorging On Junk Food

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Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey - nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals - after photos of the animal started circulating on social media last month. 

Wheeling Farmer's Market Officially Opens

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The opening of local farmer's markets often signifies the beginning of summer, but in Wheeling, that means summer is coming a little bit early this year.

Bethany College's 177th Anniversary Commencement

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Bethany College's Class of 2017 are celebrating after Saturday's commencement ceremonies on their campus.

New Coal Miner Pension Bill Introduced in Congress

Over 100,000 coal miners want their pensions saved Over 100,000 coal miners want their pensions saved
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As they keep moving the coal in West Virginia, efforts are underway in Washington, DC to save the pensions of tens of thousands of retired miners and their spouses. 

Toddler and Dad Recovering after being shot

Authorities are seeking two gunmen who shot a toddler four times along with his father on the porch of a Philadelphia home.

Dozens of Strikers Seek Job Security and Fair Wages Video included

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Dozens of local AT&T employees are on strike for better jobs.

Fire Destroys Building at Roger's Flea Market

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A fire destroyed a building at the Rogers Flea Market in Columbiana County.

Judge Haunted by Release of Man Accused in Ohio Shootings

A judge in Ohio says he will be haunted forever by his decision to grant early release to a domestic violence suspect who authorities say killed his ex-girlfriend, her co-worker and a police chief.

West Virginia in Early Stages of Medical Marijuana Planning

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia officials say they're in the early stages of developing a plan to implement the state's new medical marijuana law.      The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the state Department of Health and Human Resources has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information.      Only one agency responsible for nominating a member to the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has ...

States of Addiction: The Tiniest Victims

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We continue our look into the states of addiction, with a look at the most vulnerable victims of the raging epidemic in the tri-state region,  including one new mom and her baby from Middleport, Ohio. Remington is just 35 days old, but in his short life he has already become a survivor. He was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning he was born going through withdrawal from drugs. "When I went into deliver him they asked me what medications I was prescri...

President Trump to Renegotiate NAFTA Video included

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On the campaign trail President Trump called NAFTA "the worst trade deal ever," now he has intentions to open trade talks with Canada and Mexico to renegotiate it.

Fallen Concrete Raises Concerns for Drivers Video included

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The Ohio Department of Transportation reported that small chunks of concrete and rebar have fallen from an overpass near Bridgeport.

Police in Belmont County Respond to Multiple Overdose Calls Video included

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Authorities in Bellaire responded to six drug overdoses from Saturday night through Tuesday morning. 

He's Man's Best Friend, But What Breed Is He? DNA Testing Has The Answer! Video included

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These days our dogs are everything from Chi-Weenies to Malty-Poos to Double Doodles. But now it's more than guesswork. DNA breed testing can actually help answer the age-old question, "What kind of dog is that?" "This is Ana, and she's a Double Doodle," said Jailyah Green of Tiltonsville. That's a mix of a mix. "Well, her mom's a Golden Doodle and her dad's a  Labra Doodle," explained Julissa Green of Tiltonsville. The Greens chose their Double...

Williams Lea Hosts Employee-Ran Chili Cook-off

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Things got hot and spicy in Wheeling on Friday as Williams Lea Tag hosted their own employee-ran chili cook-off at their office.

WTRF Salutes the 2017 Class of the Valley Video included

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WTRF celebrated their annual salute to the Class of the Valley on Friday.

Local High School Awarded STEM Award Video included

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An area school district received a major award for their progress in science, math and technology.

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). A smashed car sits on the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in New York's Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). A smashed car sits on the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in New York's Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians Thursday, May 18, 2017.
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A man accused of mowing down a crowd of Times Square pedestrians, killing a teenage tourist, said that he wanted to "kill them all" and that officers should have shot him to stop him, prosecutors said Friday.

Logan County Miner Dies at Wyoming County Mine

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A miner from Logan County, West Virginia died last night at a mine in Wyoming County, WV.

Beloved "Tooth Fairy" Retires from Ohio County Dental Program

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For 37 of the 50 years of the Ohio County Schools Dental Program, Nancy LaBrosse has been a fixture.

Local AT&T Workers to Strike Over Unfair Pay, Other Issues

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Thousand of AT & T mobility workers will be on strike starting Friday, including employees in the Highlands.

Man Charged with Attempted Kidnapping Appears in Court

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A man charged with attempted kidnapping appeared in Ohio County Court on Thursday. 

Bulldogs Dedicate Bench in Honor of Windsheimer Video included

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Teachers and administrators at one local school district are remembering a longtime colleague. 

Annual Taste of the Market Fundraiser Held

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The Taste of the Market fundraiser was held Thursday evening at Centre Market.

Website Gives Out Personal Information Video included

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If you wanted to find someone's personal information such as where they live, who they're related to or even get in contact with them, it's as simple as typing their name into a search bar.

SPECIAL REPORT: Medical Marijuana and Potential Effects in the Ohio Valley Video included

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Medical Marijuana has been stirring up quite a debate nationwide for the past few years. As it stands right now, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of the drug, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, and most recently West Virginia. However, even though the bill has passed, it doesn't mean the fight is over. 

Cincinnati Zoo to Re-Open Gorilla Exhibit One Year After Anniversary of Shooting Death of Harambe

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An expanded Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo is scheduled to open in early June shortly after the one year anniversary of the shooting death of an endangered gorilla named Harambe.  

Crews on Scene of Rollover Accident in Wheeling Video included

7News viewer Faith Nicole Grimm shared these images on Facebook. 7News viewer Faith Nicole Grimm shared these images on Facebook.
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Crews are currently on the scene of a semi-truck accident in the I-470/26th Street area.

Wheeling YMCA Gearing Up for Summer Programs Video included

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Summer is almost here, and that means the YMCA in Wheeling is getting ready for its summer programs.  

Wheeling Park High School Graduates Class of 2017 Video included

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Wheeling Park High School held its commencement ceremony on Sunday afternoon.  

Jury Selection for Bill Cosby Trial to Begin in Pittsburgh

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The jury must decide if the 79-year-old actor drugged and molested a college basketball team manager in 2004.

Report: China cripples CIA operations, kills informants

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Report: Chinese government "systematically dismantled" CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years.







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