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Jury hearing arguments on death penalty in murders

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:14pm
A man convicted of having killed a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors described as a kidnapping plot gone wrong says he would rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate.
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Police ID assisted living center fire victim

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:58am
Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a fire at an assisted living facility for the disabled in suburban Philadelphia.
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US man's Ebola joke quickly ends Dominican trip

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:50am
A U.S. man's apparent joke about having Ebola quickly brought an end to his trip to the Dominican Republic.
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Western Pa. mother accused of abusing adopted girl

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:50am
A western Pennsylvania woman faces simple assault and other charges after police say she forced her adopted daughter to eat cat litter and started to sew her mouth shut.
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US man's Ebola joke quickly ends Dominican trip

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:50am
A U.S. man's apparent joke about having Ebola quickly brought an end to his trip to the Dominican Republic.
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:34am
A student group that has been protesting the Beavercreek Wal-Mart police shooting that killed a man in August says it plans to move its protest to the Statehouse in Columbus next week. The Dayton Daily News reports the...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:34am
A student group that has been protesting the Beavercreek Wal-Mart police shooting that killed a man in August says it plans to move its protest to the Statehouse in Columbus next week. The Dayton Daily News reports the...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:34am
Reputed former mob boss Joseph Merlino is back in court today in Philadelphia today, with authorities alleging he violated parole by meeting with other mob members and convicted felons. Merlino was released earlier this...
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UPDATE: Suspect in Gas Station Robberies in Custody

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:34am
John Gavarkavich, 39, of Martins Ferry was arrested in connection to the incidents. He is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, and is being held in the Belmont County Jail.
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Former Steeler Offers Important Message at St. Clairsville Chamber Dinner

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:33am
It was a special night for football fans and business owners in Belmont County.Many were in attendance at Ohio University Eastern to have an opportunity to hear from former Steeler running back Rocky Bleier.
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One Year After Shooting, Security Measures Change at Federal Courthouse in Wheeling

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:32am
One year ago Thursday, Thomas Piccard of Bridgeport went to the Federal Building in Downtown Wheeling and opening fire.
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Belmont County Animal Shelter Waiving Adoption Fee on Sunday

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:31am
If your family has been looking to adopt a shelter dog without paying a $125 adoption fee, here's your chance. On Sunday, the Belmont County Animal Shelter is waiving their adoption fee, making each dog free.
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East Ohio Regional Hospital Receives International Recognition

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:30am
East Ohio Regional Hospital has achieved international recognition as a "Baby Friendly Designated" birth facility.It's the first hospital in the Ohio Valley to receive the designation, which comes from "Baby Friendly USA," an arm of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It recognizes EORH for providing an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.The hospital has an intensive program of encouragement and support for breastfeeding, and deliberately does not give out ...
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Western Pa. Man Charged With Trying to Kill Man With Tractor

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29am
DUNNS STATION, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with trying to kill someone with his tractor during a confrontation on a gas well access road. Fifty-nine-year-old Frank Oleary of Prosperity is charged in Greene County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and criminal mischief. State police in Waynesburg allege that Oleary rammed the back of a pickup truck with a Kubota tractor at about 2 p.m. Wednesday along the access road on his prop...
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Western Pa. Man Charged With Trying to Kill Man With Tractor

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29am
DUNNS STATION, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with trying to kill someone with his tractor during a confrontation on a gas well access road. Fifty-nine-year-old Frank Oleary of Prosperity is charged in Greene County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and criminal mischief. State police in Waynesburg allege that Oleary rammed the back of a pickup truck with a Kubota tractor at about 2 p.m. Wednesday along the access road on his prop...
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Buckeye South Elementary Students Get Hands-On Training for Fire Safety

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:12am
On Friday, students at one local elementary school learned the ins and outs of fire safety and what being a firefighter is like. Buckeye South Elementary Students learned all about fire trucks on Friday morning thanks to the help of volunteer firefighter Phil Kinkus, with the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department, who has been teaching fire safety for over 30 years. Kinkus says he began with teaching kids about fire prevention such as not playing with matches and flammable items. Kinkus also...
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Buckeye South Elementary Students Get Hands-On Training for Fire Safety

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:12am
On Friday, students at one local elementary school learned the ins and outs of fire safety and what being a firefighter is like. Buckeye South Elementary Students learned all about fire trucks on Friday morning thanks to the help of volunteer firefighter Phil Kinkus, with the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department, who has been teaching fire safety for over 30 years. Kinkus says he began with teaching kids about fire prevention such as not playing with matches and flammable items. Kinkus also...
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Senators tour Rhode Island on climate change

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:06am
Two U.S. senators are touring Rhode Island to learn about the effects of climate change.
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Louisiana passes over WLU President Robin Capehart for Commissioner of Higher Education

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:05am
 West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart had been one of three finalists for the position.

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