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  • Four Heroin Overdoses Reported in Weirton in One Weekend

    Four Heroin Overdoses Reported in Weirton in One Weekend

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:33:18 GMT
     Just this past weekend, four people overdosed on heroin, two of which resulted in death, in Weirton alone.
     Just this past weekend, four people overdosed on heroin, two of which resulted in death, in Weirton alone.
  • Weirton Officials Gather in Wheeling for Discussion on Home Rule Program

    Weirton Officials Gather in Wheeling for Discussion on Home Rule Program

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:17:01 GMT
    Weirton city officials were in Wheeling for a home rule meeting on Monday as they went before the Home Rule Committee to discuss being accepted into the program.The program is geared toward helping cities in West Virginia come up with laws and regulations that will allow them to better serve the residents in their communities. From people with overgrown grass to investigations, Home Rule will allow cities to take action on important issues without jumping through all of the usual hoops. "Home...
    Weirton city officials were in Wheeling for a home rule meeting on Monday as they went before the Home Rule Committee to discuss being accepted into the program.The program is geared toward helping cities in West Virginia come up with laws and regulations that will allow them to better serve the residents in their communities. From people with overgrown grass to investigations, Home Rule will allow cities to take action on important issues without jumping through all of the usual hoops. "Home...
  • New Weirton Elementay School Holds Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    New Weirton Elementay School Holds Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:30:46 GMT
    A dedication ceremony was held Sunday at the new Weirton Elementary School.
    A dedication ceremony was held Sunday at the new Weirton Elementary School.
  • Hancock County Schools Become First in State to Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed in All Buildings

    Hancock County Schools Become First in State to Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed in All Buildings

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:06:44 GMT
    All schools in Hancock County are receiving carbon monoxide detectors as part of a campaign spear-headed by a local man.
    All schools in Hancock County are receiving carbon monoxide detectors as part of a campaign spear-headed by a local man.
  • Casino General Manager Seeks Compromise on Hancock County Smoking Ban

    Casino General Manager Seeks Compromise on Hancock County Smoking Ban

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:53:23 GMT
    The Hancock County Board of Health opens its doors on Wednesday for public comments on the proposed smoking ban.Meanwhile, Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack General Manager Chris Kern sat down with WTRF to discuss how this would effect his facility. Kern says their position from the very beginning isn't just about smoking versus non smoking - the decision can impact loss of revenue, loss of jobs, and the tax structure. Kern says this will have both immediate and long term effects on the casino...
    The Hancock County Board of Health opens its doors on Wednesday for public comments on the proposed smoking ban.Meanwhile, Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack General Manager Chris Kern sat down with WTRF to discuss how this would effect his facility. Kern says their position from the very beginning isn't just about smoking versus non smoking - the decision can impact loss of revenue, loss of jobs, and the tax structure. Kern says this will have both immediate and long term effects on the casino...
  • Hancock County Smoking Ban One Step Closer to Reality

    Hancock County Smoking Ban One Step Closer to Reality

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:57:45 GMT
    The possibility of a smoking ban going into effect in one local county has been going on for several months now, but after a meeting on Tuesday, it looks like that ban could be arriving soon.
    The possibility of a smoking ban going into effect in one local county has been going on for several months now, but after a meeting on Tuesday, it looks like that ban could be arriving soon.
  • Congressman Attends Heated Roundtable Discussion on Gun Control in Hancock County

    Congressman Attends Heated Roundtable Discussion on Gun Control in Hancock County

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:33:56 GMT
    Congressman David McKinley attended a roundtable discussion on gun control in Hancock County on Thursday.Everyone from Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, to gun owners, to sportsman club members, got involved in the heated discussion, where they covered topics from who should be allowed to carry guns to how to protect children in schools.West Virginia has the most gun owners but the lowest crime rate. That was just one of the facts McKinley brought up during the roundtable discussion. He ...
    Congressman David McKinley attended a roundtable discussion on gun control in Hancock County on Thursday.Everyone from Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, to gun owners, to sportsman club members, got involved in the heated discussion, where they covered topics from who should be allowed to carry guns to how to protect children in schools.West Virginia has the most gun owners but the lowest crime rate. That was just one of the facts McKinley brought up during the roundtable discussion. He ...
  • Body Believed To Be That of Missing New Cumberland Teen Discovered Near Family's Property

    Body Believed To Be That of Missing New Cumberland Teen Discovered Near Family's Property

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-02 15:56:01 GMT
    After weeks of searching for Anthony “Tony” Pittman, authorities believe the body of the local teen was found during a search on Monday.
    After weeks of searching for Anthony “Tony” Pittman, authorities believe the body of the local teen was found during a search on Monday.
  • UPDATE: Weirton Man Accused of Murdering Woman, Hiding Body in Closet Pleads Guilty

    UPDATE: Weirton Man Accused of Murdering Woman, Hiding Body in Closet Pleads Guilty

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:52:03 GMT
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    A Weirton man charged with murdering a woman and concealing her body in a closet back in December will go on trial August 28.
    Leslie Arnold Jr., a Weirton man accused of murdering a woman and concealing her body in a closet in December of 2013, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter and robbery on Monday morning.
  • Residents Sigh Breath of Relief as Ramps Into, Out of Weirton Reopen

    Residents Sigh Breath of Relief as Ramps Into, Out of Weirton Reopen

    Friday, June 27 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-06-27 15:37:09 GMT
    It's a huge relief for Weirton residents or anyone passing through the downtown area now that both ramps in and out of the city have been reopened. The ramps were opened on Thursday after crews completed the concrete work on U.S. 22 westbound and switched traffic which allowed them to open the downtown Weirton ramp back up. The construction began in second week in April with West Virginia Department of Transportation crews shutting down numerous ramps to complete their resurfacing project. ...
    It's a huge relief for Weirton residents or anyone passing through the downtown area now that both ramps in and out of the city have been reopened. The ramps were opened on Thursday after crews completed the concrete work on U.S. 22 westbound and switched traffic which allowed them to open the downtown Weirton ramp back up. The construction began in second week in April with West Virginia Department of Transportation crews shutting down numerous ramps to complete their resurfacing project. ...
  • Local Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    Local Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    Friday, June 27 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-06-27 15:35:05 GMT
    A local volunteer fire department reached a huge milestone by being in operation for a century. The Chester Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by holding a carnival this week in order to say 'thank you' to all the residents and organizations who helped them reach this milestone. Founded in June 1914, the Chester Volunteer Fire Department has been up and running for 100 years. Fire Chief John Hissam has been around for 50 of those years. He said, " I've been here...
    A local volunteer fire department reached a huge milestone by being in operation for a century. The Chester Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by holding a carnival this week in order to say 'thank you' to all the residents and organizations who helped them reach this milestone. Founded in June 1914, the Chester Volunteer Fire Department has been up and running for 100 years. Fire Chief John Hissam has been around for 50 of those years. He said, " I've been here...
  • Weirton Man Sentenced to at Least 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Two-Year-Old

    Weirton Man Sentenced to at Least 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Two-Year-Old

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-06-25 12:40:31 GMT
    Tyler Graham, the Weirton man who was accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old child and giving that child a sexually transmitted disease, will serve at least 25 years in prison.
    Tyler Graham, the Weirton man who was accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old child and giving that child a sexually transmitted disease, will serve at least 25 years in prison.
  • Search on for Suspect Who Shot Woman Inside Chester Club

    Search on for Suspect Who Shot Woman Inside Chester Club

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-06-17 19:42:35 GMT
    Hancock County authorities on Monday were searching for the suspect who shot a woman outside a Chester business over the weekend.
    Hancock County authorities on Monday were searching for the suspect who shot a woman outside a Chester business over the weekend.
  • 11-Year-Old Weirton Boy Making Broadway Debut in New York City

    11-Year-Old Weirton Boy Making Broadway Debut in New York City

    Thursday, June 12 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-06-12 19:50:56 GMT
    You may not be able to tell, but 11-year-old Eli Tokash has had no formal acting training, it's all raw talent.
    You may not be able to tell, but 11-year-old Eli Tokash has had no formal acting training, it's all raw talent.
  • UPDATE: Mental Evaluation Ordered for Gumby's Robbery Suspect

    UPDATE: Mental Evaluation Ordered for Gumby's Robbery Suspect

    Sunday, June 8 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-06-08 12:12:56 GMT
    A mental evaluation has been ordered for the man who allegedly helped rob a Weirton Gumby's employee back in October.
    A mental evaluation has been ordered for the man who allegedly helped rob a Weirton Gumby's employee back in October.
  • Local Veterans' Stories Sought for Upcoming Book

    Local Veterans' Stories Sought for Upcoming Book

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:44:06 GMT
    The Ohio Valley has one of the largest populations of military veterans throughout the country, and now, one local museum wants to remember those veterans and tell their stories by making a book.It's called the Military Heroes Project, and Ruby Greathouse, Director of the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center, wants to hear from veterans in Brooke, Hancock and Ohio Counties who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military.Forms are available at the various libraries a...
    The Ohio Valley has one of the largest populations of military veterans throughout the country, and now, one local museum wants to remember those veterans and tell their stories by making a book.It's called the Military Heroes Project, and Ruby Greathouse, Director of the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center, wants to hear from veterans in Brooke, Hancock and Ohio Counties who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military.Forms are available at the various libraries a...
  • Weirton, Moundsville Among Cities Applying for Home Rule Program

    Weirton, Moundsville Among Cities Applying for Home Rule Program

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-06-04 15:42:20 GMT
    More than 20 West Virginia cities, including Weirton and Moundsville, are seeking to participate in a program that would give them a larger say in how they govern.Tuesday was the deadline for cities to submit applications to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Program. 16 cities will be chosen to join the program's four existing participants.The program shifts power from the state to the local level, and began as a five-year pilot in Bridgeport, Charleston, Huntington and Wheeling.
    More than 20 West Virginia cities, including Weirton and Moundsville, are seeking to participate in a program that would give them a larger say in how they govern.Tuesday was the deadline for cities to submit applications to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Program. 16 cities will be chosen to join the program's four existing participants.The program shifts power from the state to the local level, and began as a five-year pilot in Bridgeport, Charleston, Huntington and Wheeling.
  • UPDATE: Case of Man Accused of Planting Explosive Devices Around Weirton City Building Delayed

    UPDATE: Case of Man Accused of Planting Explosive Devices Around Weirton City Building Delayed

    Sunday, June 1 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-06-01 12:30:38 GMT
    The man arrested in connection with explosive devices being found outside of a local city building was supposed to have his preliminary hearing on Friday, but the defense asked for a continuance.
    The man arrested in connection with explosive devices being found outside of a local city building was supposed to have his preliminary hearing on Friday, but the defense asked for a continuance.
  • UPDATE: Weirton $1 Million Lottery Winner Introduced to Public at Press Conference

    UPDATE: Weirton $1 Million Lottery Winner Introduced to Public at Press Conference

    Friday, May 30 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-05-30 08:46:41 GMT
    On Thursday. West Virginia's latest millionaire will be introduced during a special press conference.The $1 million Powerball winner and West Virginia resident came forward with the Match 5 ticket during last weeks Powerball drawing. The ticket was sold in Weirton. (Original Story: Weirton Man Buys $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket)West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave will be introducing him at the Wheeling Island Casino-Racetrack at 1:30 p.m.Stay with wtrf.com throughout the day to s...
    On Thursday. West Virginia's latest millionaire will be introduced during a special press conference.The $1 million Powerball winner and West Virginia resident came forward with the Match 5 ticket during last weeks Powerball drawing. The ticket was sold in Weirton. (Original Story: Weirton Man Buys $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket)West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave will be introducing him at the Wheeling Island Casino-Racetrack at 1:30 p.m.Stay with wtrf.com throughout the day to s...
  • Weirton Business a Total Loss After Fire

    Weirton Business a Total Loss After Fire

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-05-28 08:15:09 GMT
    A Weirton business was a total loss on Tuesday after a fire ripped through the roof, taking everything down with it. Fire Chief Jerry Shumate said a taxi driver saw Guglielmo Investments on fire around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The fire department responded shortly after and extinguished the flames. Shumate said the roof was fully involved but said the cause of the fire remains unknown. Firefighters were able to recover necessary files from the building so that business could continue.
    A Weirton business was a total loss on Tuesday after a fire ripped through the roof, taking everything down with it. Fire Chief Jerry Shumate said a taxi driver saw Guglielmo Investments on fire around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The fire department responded shortly after and extinguished the flames. Shumate said the roof was fully involved but said the cause of the fire remains unknown. Firefighters were able to recover necessary files from the building so that business could continue.
  • Weirton Man Buys $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket

    Weirton Man Buys $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-05-27 22:39:18 GMT
    A Weirton man is $1 million richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at the Convenient Store on Pennsylvania Avenue.
    A Weirton man is $1 million richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at the Convenient Store on Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • UPDATE: Man's Body Recovered From Ohio River in Jefferson County

    UPDATE: Man's Body Recovered From Ohio River in Jefferson County

    Saturday, May 24 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-05-24 20:07:38 GMT
    A man's body was found in the Ohio River in Jefferson County on Friday morning.
    A man's body was found in the Ohio River in Jefferson County on Friday morning.
  • Hancock County Launching App That Will Alert Residents About Emergencies

    Hancock County Launching App That Will Alert Residents About Emergencies

    Thursday, May 22 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-05-22 22:36:36 GMT
    Local agencies will begin training for a new smartphone app that is coming to Hancock County.The "heads up" app is a way for residents to be alerted about emergencies in the area. First responders, utilities, and cities will be able to communicate immediately with residents from anything from water boil orders to school cancellations. The sheriff's department recently received a $30,000 grant from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey to help cover the app purchase and start-up cos...
    Local agencies will begin training for a new smartphone app that is coming to Hancock County.The "heads up" app is a way for residents to be alerted about emergencies in the area. First responders, utilities, and cities will be able to communicate immediately with residents from anything from water boil orders to school cancellations. The sheriff's department recently received a $30,000 grant from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey to help cover the app purchase and start-up cos...
  • Renowned Barn Artist Returns to the Ohio Valley

    Renowned Barn Artist Returns to the Ohio Valley

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-05-21 19:47:04 GMT
    Nationally-renowned artist Scott Hagan travels all over the country painting barns, and on Tuesday, he was back in the Ohio Valley painting logos on an area church. Hagan, also known as the "barn artist," is at CrossRoads Christian Church, painting two logos on the church, and all of this painting is being done by hand. Hagan became known for his work when he was asked by the state of Ohio to paint one barn in each county for the state's bicentennial celebration in 2003. On a more local scale...
    Nationally-renowned artist Scott Hagan travels all over the country painting barns, and on Tuesday, he was back in the Ohio Valley painting logos on an area church. Hagan, also known as the "barn artist," is at CrossRoads Christian Church, painting two logos on the church, and all of this painting is being done by hand. Hagan became known for his work when he was asked by the state of Ohio to paint one barn in each county for the state's bicentennial celebration in 2003. On a more local scale...
  • Mudslide Shuts Down New Cumberland Gas Station, Owner Says It Isn't the First Time

    Mudslide Shuts Down New Cumberland Gas Station, Owner Says It Isn't the First Time

    Saturday, May 17 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-05-17 14:37:57 GMT
    A Marathon gas station in New Cumberland was taken out of commission on Friday after a mudslide covered the property.
    A Marathon gas station in New Cumberland was taken out of commission on Friday after a mudslide covered the property.
  • UPDATE: Woman Accused of Embezzlement From Domestic Violence Shelter Pleads Not Guilty

    UPDATE: Woman Accused of Embezzlement From Domestic Violence Shelter Pleads Not Guilty

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-05-13 17:52:15 GMT
    Jamie Bernardi, the former program director for C.H.A.N.G.E Inc's Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter and the Domestic Violence Awareness Center in Hancock County, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to charges of embezzlement.
    Jamie Bernardi, the former program director for C.H.A.N.G.E Inc's Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter and the Domestic Violence Awareness Center in Hancock County, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to charges of embezzlement.
  • Area Residents to Decide on School Levies, Board of Education Members During Tuesday Primary Election

    Area Residents to Decide on School Levies, Board of Education Members During Tuesday Primary Election

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-05-13 09:15:14 GMT
    West Virginia voters are now just one day away from the 2014 primary election.Residents will be heading to the polls on Tuesday to select who will face off in the November General election, including who will replace retiring U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller. Front-runners for the GOP is U.S. Congresswoman Shelly Moore-Capito and for the Democrats, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.Locally, members of board of educations, county commissions and several levies are also on the ballot...
    West Virginia voters are now just one day away from the 2014 primary election.Residents will be heading to the polls on Tuesday to select who will face off in the November General election, including who will replace retiring U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller. Front-runners for the GOP is U.S. Congresswoman Shelly Moore-Capito and for the Democrats, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.Locally, members of board of educations, county commissions and several levies are also on the ballot...
  • Local Boy Diagnosed With Cancer Becomes Deputy for the Day

    Local Boy Diagnosed With Cancer Becomes Deputy for the Day

    Monday, May 12 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-05-12 20:05:47 GMT
    A crime wave swept through Hancock County Saturday afternoon, luckily, their newest sheriff's deputy was up to the task and cleaned up the streets fast, one small step at a time.  
    A crime wave swept through Hancock County Saturday afternoon, luckily, their newest sheriff's deputy was up to the task and cleaned up the streets fast, one small step at a time.  
  • Weirton Businesses Upset Over Proposed Budgets

    Weirton Businesses Upset Over Proposed Budgets

    Sunday, May 11 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-05-11 13:42:20 GMT
    The city of Weirton is looking at two proposed budgets for the next fiscal year and one of them includes a business and occupation tax that has local establishments upset.
    The city of Weirton is looking at two proposed budgets for the next fiscal year and one of them includes a business and occupation tax that has local establishments upset.
  • Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Murder of Good Samaritan in Weirton

    Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Murder of Good Samaritan in Weirton

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-05-07 08:33:11 GMT
    Adam Barnhart, the man accused of killing a good Samaritan who tried to intervene in a fight between Barnhart and his girlfriend, was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Tuesday.
    Adam Barnhart, the man accused of killing a good Samaritan who tried to intervene in a fight between Barnhart and his girlfriend, was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Tuesday.
  • UPDATE: Body Found in Ohio River Near Chester is Missing Pa. Woman

    UPDATE: Body Found in Ohio River Near Chester is Missing Pa. Woman

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-29 12:24:52 GMT
    The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Monday confirmed the identification of the female body located and recovered on April 16 in the Ohio River near Chester, West Virginia, as that of Sharone Napua Nakoa, 32, of Monaca, Pennsylvania.
    The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Monday confirmed the identification of the female body located and recovered on April 16 in the Ohio River near Chester, West Virginia, as that of Sharone Napua Nakoa, 32, of Monaca, Pennsylvania.
  • Weirton Drive-Thru Burglarized

    Weirton Drive-Thru Burglarized

    Monday, April 28 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-28 18:53:25 GMT
    The search for the suspect in a burglary at Mac's Drive-Thru in Weirton continued on Monday.
    The search for the suspect in a burglary at Mac's Drive-Thru in Weirton continued on Monday.
  • Hancock County Residents Applaud Sheriff's Decision

    Hancock County Residents Applaud Sheriff's Decision

    Monday, April 28 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-04-28 09:42:39 GMT
    A local newspaper sent out a request to various sheriff's departments asking for personal information and residents in one county are applauding the sheriff's decision to decline that request.
    A local newspaper sent out a request to various sheriff's departments asking for personal information and residents in one county are applauding the sheriff's decision to decline that request.
  • 20 Hancock County Residents Report Car Break-Ins

    20 Hancock County Residents Report Car Break-Ins

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:07:25 GMT
    Hancock County deputies are searching for suspects following the breaking and entering of a number of vehicles on Tuesday.
    Hancock County deputies are searching for suspects following the breaking and entering of a number of vehicles on Tuesday.
  • Program Director at Hancock County Domestic Violence Shelter Accused of Embezzlement

    Program Director at Hancock County Domestic Violence Shelter Accused of Embezzlement

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:50 AM EST2014-03-03 16:50:02 GMT
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    Weirton police have arrested the program director for C.H.A.N.G.E Inc's Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter and the Domestic Violence Awareness Center in Hancock County for allegedly embezzling a large
    According to Detective Gerard Spencer, Jamie Bernardi, 28, allegedly embezzled more than $10,000 from the nonprofit organization.
  • Hancock County Courthouse Receives Update to Security

    Hancock County Courthouse Receives Update to Security

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:00 GMT
    The Hancock County Courthouse has finally joined the likes of other courthouses in the Ohio Valley by adding a state of the art security system with even more man power to back it up. Hancock County commissioners
    The Hancock County Courthouse has finally joined the likes of other courthouses in the Ohio Valley by adding a state of the art security system with even more man power to back it up.
  • Scam Alert Issued in Hancock County

    Scam Alert Issued in Hancock County

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-04-02 18:20:55 GMT
    The Hancock County Sheriff's Office received multiple complaints from Hancock County residents on calls from scammers claiming to be from Microsoft requesting access to home computers. Hancock County
    The Hancock County Sheriff's Office received multiple complaints from Hancock County residents on calls from scammers claiming to be from Microsoft requesting access to home computers.
  • Hancock County Sheriff's Office Launches First-of-its-Kind Anonymous Tip Program

    Hancock County Sheriff's Office Launches First-of-its-Kind Anonymous Tip Program

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:00 GMT
    It's called "Tip 411" and is an internet-based tool that lets the public to message an anonymous tip to the sheriff's office.It's called "Tip 411" and is an internet-based tool that lets the public to message an anonymous tip to the sheriff's office.
    The Hancock County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced their new tip program, the first of its kind in the entire state.It's called "Tip 411" and is an internet-based tool that lets the public to message
    The Hancock County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced their new anonymous tip program, the first of its kind in the entire state.
  • Hancock County Bus Drivers Fight Relocation of Bus Garage

    Hancock County Bus Drivers Fight Relocation of Bus Garage

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:00 GMT
    Hancock county bus drivers are fighting to prevent the relocation of the bus garage from Weirton to New Cumberland.Their main reason: children's safety. However, there are also economic factors that would
    Hancock county bus drivers are fighting to prevent the relocation of the bus garage from Weirton to New Cumberland.Their main reason: children's safety.
  • Failing Grades for Tobacco Prevention in Hancock County

    Failing Grades for Tobacco Prevention in Hancock County

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:00 GMT
    The American Lung Association says that 5.6 million of today's youth will die from tobacco use unless action is taken. Now a report just released is calling on West Virginia to renew its commitment to
    The American Lung Association says that 5.6 million of today's youth will die from tobacco use unless action is taken.
  • Two Pounds of Marijuana, $7,000 in Cash Seized in Hancock County Traffic Stop

    Two Pounds of Marijuana, $7,000 in Cash Seized in Hancock County Traffic Stop

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:00 GMT
    Authorities arrested two individuals Wednesday on drug related charges following a traffic stop in New Cumberland. According to the Hancock County Sheriff's office, Keith Morrow, 24, and passenger Jonathan
    Authorities arrested two individuals Wednesday on drug related charges following a traffic stop in New Cumberland.
  • Hancock County Deputy Among West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates

    Hancock County Deputy Among West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates

    Monday, December 16 2013 3:22 PM EST2013-12-16 20:22:08 GMT
    A Hancock County deputy was among the 45 graduates in the West Virginia State Police Academy 156th class. Dante Lamont Jeter, who was hired by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department in May, gave a speech
    A Hancock County deputy was among the 45 graduates in the West Virginia State Police Academy 156th class. Dante Lamont Jeter, who was hired by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department in May, gave a speech
  • Mountaineer Donates Turkeys to Salvation Army

    Mountaineer Donates Turkeys to Salvation Army

    Friday, November 22 2013 7:35 PM EST2013-11-23 00:35:22 GMT
    This year, more than ever, families around the Ohio Valley need a little more help putting a Thanksgiving dinner on the table, and Major Sue Dewan with the Salvation Army says there's been a 15 percent
    This year, more than ever, families around the Ohio Valley need a little more help putting a Thanksgiving dinner on the table, and Major Sue Dewan with the Salvation Army says there's been a 15 percent
  • Hancock County Animal Shelter Wins $5,000 in National Competition

    Hancock County Animal Shelter Wins $5,000 in National Competition

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:00 GMT
    A story that tugged at the heart strings of the judges of a national competition won the Hancock County Animal Shelter thousands of dollars to use for food and more. The Petco Foundation granted $500,000
    A story that tugged at the heart strings of the judges of a national competition won the Hancock County Animal Shelter thousands of dollars to use for food and more.
  • Hancock County Courthouse Beefing Up Security With New Bailiffs

    Hancock County Courthouse Beefing Up Security With New Bailiffs

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-03 16:52:00 GMT
    Authorities are beefing up security at the Hancock County Courthouse and you'll notice the change in just a matter of days. Hancock County Sheriff Ralph, Fletcher says he hired only retired law enforcement
    Authorities are beefing up security at the Hancock County Courthouse and you'll notice the change in just a matter of days.