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More tests show Ohio village's water OK after lead scare

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:00pm
Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency says lead levels in tap water were below the federal allowable limit in most of the recent samples requested by homeowners in the northeast Ohio village of Sebring.
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Gay groups seek to buy NYC church known for hateful messages

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:20pm
The end may be nigh for a Harlem church known for hateful public messages condemning gays and President Barack Obama to eternal damnation, and two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get an ironic last word on...
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Mastermind of jewelry store worker kidnapping gets 30 years

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:20pm
One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to over 30 years in prison.
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WV Treasure Visits Middle Creek Elementary

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:16pm
West Virginia Treasurer, John D. Perdue, made a stop at Middle Creek Elementary School to motivate students to get involved in the annual Smart529 When I Grow Up essay contest.  
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Woman killed in bed by falling tree, husband trapped

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:44pm
Authorities say a 90-foot tree fell on a house in suburban Philadelphia, killing a woman in her bed and trapping her husband beside her.
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Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress gets probation for tax evasion

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:28pm
Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has five years to repay New Jersey $56,000 in back taxes and restitution.
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Fire Reported at Wheeling Hospital

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:17pm
Several fire departments are on the scene at Wheeling Hospital after reports of a fire near the Intensive Care Unit. According to Gregg Warren, a battery charger started to smoke in a room where batteries are charged. 
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West Virginia Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:01pm
After a veto last year, the push to let West Virginians drink raw milk through animal-sharing agreements is regaining steam.
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Pennsylvania's insurance sign-ups dip after Medicaid expands

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:52pm
Officials say the number of Pennsylvanians enrolled in insurance plans sold through the federal marketplace shrank from a year ago as some people migrated to Medicaid after the program's eligibility guidelines expanded.
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Suburban Philadelphia house fire leaves 1 person dead

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:20pm
A fire official says one person is dead after an early morning fire tore through a town house in suburban Philadelphia.
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Snow can't stop presidential campaigning in New Hampshire

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:56am
The Latest on a winter storm that is expected to drop as much as 10 inches of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):
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'Touching therapy' doc gets prison, labeled sexual predator

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:49am
A central Pennsylvania psychologist who used "touching therapy" on two female sexual trauma patients will spend three to six years in prison.
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Panhandlers in the Ohio Valley: Their Stories

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:59am
Stuck at the red light, you look over and see a Panhandler with a sign that reads "Hungry, Anything Helps." Most people hurry past, but have you ever wondered what brought them there? What is their story?
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Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:44am
Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from people wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. 
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News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:51am
A Harrison commissioner has died nearly two weeks after suffering a heart attack while helping shovel snow. Commissioner Ron Watson says 67-year-old Commissioner Frank Angotti died yesterday at Ruby Memorial in Morgantown....
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Retired Ohio police officer gets to buy K-9 partner for $1

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:21am
A recently retired Ohio police officer has been allowed to buy his K-9 partner for $1. Officials in Marietta had created a social-media stir when they said Matt Hickey's police dog, Ajax, had to be sold at auction because it was city property and could still work. Hickey and Ajax worked together for three years, and the dog lived with him. Hickey was allowed to buy Ajax from the city on Thursday. Earlier this week, the city had said it would allow Hickey to keep the dog if Hickey co...
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Wing Bowl takes flight as Philadelphia preps for Super Bowl

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:59am
It's all about the chicken as the NFL city that is home to the Eagles marks another year without making the Super Bowl.
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