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  • UPDATE: Weirton Police Officer Found to be Driving on Suspended License Will Face Judge

    UPDATE: Weirton Police Officer Found to be Driving on Suspended License Will Face Judge

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:44:30 GMT
    A Weirton police officer was discovered to have been driving on a suspended license after an investigation into a weekend accident.
    A Weirton police officer was discovered to have been driving on a suspended license after an investigation into a weekend accident.
  • Brooke County Car Chase Ends in Arrest of Weirton Man

    Brooke County Car Chase Ends in Arrest of Weirton Man

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:27:29 GMT
    Officers in Brooke County were led on a chase Thursday morning that ended in the arrest of a Weirton man.
    Officers in Brooke County were led on a chase Thursday morning that ended in the arrest of a Weirton man.
  • Correctional Center Provides 18 Doghouses for Brooke County Animal Shelter

    Correctional Center Provides 18 Doghouses for Brooke County Animal Shelter

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:56:12 GMT
    One local animal shelter has been provided with dozens of boxes for dogs to sleep in when they're outside, thanks to the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. PETA member Jim Conroy is the special investigative supervisor at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center and he started a doghouse delivery program which the Brooke County Animal Shelter is now taking full advantage of. Shelter volunteer Steve Tenant and Brooke County Dog Warden drove to Youngstown last week to pick up the 18 dog boxes to...
    One local animal shelter has been provided with dozens of boxes for dogs to sleep in when they're outside, thanks to the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. PETA member Jim Conroy is the special investigative supervisor at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center and he started a doghouse delivery program which the Brooke County Animal Shelter is now taking full advantage of. Shelter volunteer Steve Tenant and Brooke County Dog Warden drove to Youngstown last week to pick up the 18 dog boxes to...
  • Goal Posts Erected at Busy Weirton Intersection to Honor Athletes

    Goal Posts Erected at Busy Weirton Intersection to Honor Athletes

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:47:04 GMT
    There's been a lot of talk recently in one local community about field goal posts that have popped up at the corner of a busy intersection in Weirton. Just this week, one of the goal posts from the old Jimmy Carey Stadium showed up on the corner of Weir Avenue and Cove Road. This has everyone asking causing - why? Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce President Brenda Mull says the idea is to honor former Weirton athletes who have made it professionally. She said, "Once we realized the goal posts ...
    There's been a lot of talk recently in one local community about field goal posts that have popped up at the corner of a busy intersection in Weirton. Just this week, one of the goal posts from the old Jimmy Carey Stadium showed up on the corner of Weir Avenue and Cove Road. This has everyone asking causing - why? Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce President Brenda Mull says the idea is to honor former Weirton athletes who have made it professionally. She said, "Once we realized the goal posts ...
  • Fugitive Wanted for Sex Assault of 13-Year-Old Girl Is Found in Weirton

    Fugitive Wanted for Sex Assault of 13-Year-Old Girl Is Found in Weirton

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:29:15 GMT
    A fugitive wanted in the Columbus area for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl was arrested after tips led police to a Weirton address.
    A fugitive wanted in the Columbus area for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl was arrested after tips led police to a Weirton address.
  • Search Continues for Armed Robbery Suspect in Follansbee

    Search Continues for Armed Robbery Suspect in Follansbee

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:24:46 GMT
    The search continued on Monday for the armed robbery suspect who held up 'Uncle Pep's' in Follansbee over the weekend.
    The search continued on Monday for the armed robbery suspect who held up 'Uncle Pep's' in Follansbee over the weekend.
  • Brooke County Sheriff's Department Welcomes First Female Deputy

    Brooke County Sheriff's Department Welcomes First Female Deputy

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:58:24 GMT
    A new deputy is joining the Brooke County Sheriff's Department, and has set a new milestone for local law enforcement.
    A new deputy is joining the Brooke County Sheriff's Department, and has set a new milestone for local law enforcement.
  • Town of Bethany's Housing Supply Can't Keep Up With Demand

    Town of Bethany's Housing Supply Can't Keep Up With Demand

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:50:37 GMT
    An Ohio Valley town is seeing an influx of people looking to move there, but they just can't seem to keep up with the demand.
    An Ohio Valley town is seeing an influx of people looking to move there, but they just can't seem to keep up with the demand.
  • Traveling Sports Exhibit on Statewide Tour, Set to Arrive in Weirton in August

    Traveling Sports Exhibit on Statewide Tour, Set to Arrive in Weirton in August

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-07 15:39:31 GMT
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is making its way across West Virginia. The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "Hometown Teams." Officials selected six museums and cultural and community organizations to host the exhibit and provide public programs about their local sports culture. The exhibit went on display at the Randolph County Community Arts Center on June...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is making its way across West Virginia. The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "Hometown Teams." Officials selected six museums and cultural and community organizations to host the exhibit and provide public programs about their local sports culture. The exhibit went on display at the Randolph County Community Arts Center on June...
  • Local Organization That Aids Abused Children Finally Finds Permanent Home in Follansbee

    Local Organization That Aids Abused Children Finally Finds Permanent Home in Follansbee

    Friday, July 4 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-07-04 08:20:48 GMT
    A local organization dedicated to abused and neglected children has been in and out of temporary sites for months. But now, "A Child's Place CASA" finally has a permanent home.
    A local organization dedicated to abused and neglected children has been in and out of temporary sites for months. But now, "A Child's Place CASA" finally has a permanent home.
  • Brooke County Unemployment Rate Dropped Four Percent in Five Years

    Brooke County Unemployment Rate Dropped Four Percent in Five Years

    Thursday, July 3 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-03 19:12:43 GMT
    All you have to to do is drive up Route 2 from Beech Bottom to Weirton to see the economic boom Brooke County is going through right now. Business and Development Corporation Executive Director Pat Ford said recent numbers released show that Brooke County's unemployment has gone down almost four percent in the past five years, thanks to being in the heart of the Marcellus and Utica shale play, as well as a productive labor force and a prime location. Ford added that it also helps that the cou...
    All you have to to do is drive up Route 2 from Beech Bottom to Weirton to see the economic boom Brooke County is going through right now. Business and Development Corporation Executive Director Pat Ford said recent numbers released show that Brooke County's unemployment has gone down almost four percent in the past five years, thanks to being in the heart of the Marcellus and Utica shale play, as well as a productive labor force and a prime location. Ford added that it also helps that the cou...
  • UPDATE: Many Weirton Business Owners Not Pleased as B&O Tax Is Passed

    UPDATE: Many Weirton Business Owners Not Pleased as B&O Tax Is Passed

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-07-03 08:22:45 GMT
    Many residents and local business owners were upset on Wednesday morning after a decision made Tuesday night by Weirton City Council.
    Many residents and local business owners were upset on Wednesday morning after a decision made Tuesday night by Weirton City Council.
  • Witnesses Take Stand in Case of Man Accused of Planting Explosive Devices Around Weirton City Building

    Witnesses Take Stand in Case of Man Accused of Planting Explosive Devices Around Weirton City Building

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:33:38 GMT
    The man arrested after explosive devices were found outside the Weirton City Building on May 5 of this year appeared in court on Monday for his preliminary hearing.
    The man arrested after explosive devices were found outside the Weirton City Building on May 5 of this year appeared in court on Monday for his preliminary hearing.
  • 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.
  • Local Pipeline Company Sued for Death Wants Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

    Local Pipeline Company Sued for Death Wants Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

    Saturday, June 28 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-28 14:45:24 GMT
    A pipeline company wants a lawsuit filed by the wife of a Louisiana man who was killed moved to federal court.
    A pipeline company wants a lawsuit filed by the wife of a Louisiana man who was killed moved to federal court.
  • Brooke Glass Site Receives $77,000 From EPA

    Brooke Glass Site Receives $77,000 From EPA

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:52:20 GMT
    Over $70,000 has been given to a local business development group working to breathe new life into a former glass factory. The Business Development Corporation for Brooke and Hancock County just received $77,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the phase two assessment at the former Brooke Glass site. A phase two assessment identifies any hazardous materials on site that must be removed as part of the site cleanup and re-development - something BDC Director Pat Ford said is a...
    Over $70,000 has been given to a local business development group working to breathe new life into a former glass factory. The Business Development Corporation for Brooke and Hancock County just received $77,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the phase two assessment at the former Brooke Glass site. A phase two assessment identifies any hazardous materials on site that must be removed as part of the site cleanup and re-development - something BDC Director Pat Ford said is a...
  • Guilty Plea Entered for Two East Liverpool Suspects in Extortion Case

    Guilty Plea Entered for Two East Liverpool Suspects in Extortion Case

    Thursday, June 19 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-06-19 14:33:35 GMT
    In Federal Court Wednesday, two East Liverpool suspects involved in an unusual extortion case plead guilty.
    In Federal Court Wednesday, two East Liverpool suspects involved in an unusual extortion case plead guilty.
  • Follansbee Plans To Begin Paving Project Wednesday

    Follansbee Plans To Begin Paving Project Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-06-18 20:13:10 GMT
    The City of Follansbee will start the first step in their paving project this Wednesday.
    The City of Follansbee will start the first step in their paving project this Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • Brooke County, Already Short on Deputies, Gets $400,000 Regional Jail Bill

    Brooke County, Already Short on Deputies, Gets $400,000 Regional Jail Bill

    Thursday, June 12 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-06-12 09:38:31 GMT
    A local county that has struggled with its budget for years is now being forced to pay a $400,000 regional jail bill.
    A local county that has struggled with its budget for years is now being forced to pay a $400,000 regional jail bill.
  • Colliers Burglary Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Colliers Burglary Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Sunday, June 8 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-06-08 12:10:43 GMT
    A man who allegedly burglarized several houses in Colliers entered a not guilty plea to his charges in court this morning.
    A man who allegedly burglarized several houses in Colliers entered a not guilty plea to his charges in court this morning.
  • 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: Victim's Name Released in Wellsburg Murder

    UPDATE: Victim's Name Released in Wellsburg Murder

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-06-03 15:09:33 GMT
    A man allegedly murdered by a teenage girl in Wellsburg last week has been identified as Donald Bartz.
    A man allegedly murdered by a teenage girl in Wellsburg last week has been identified as Donald Bartz.
  • 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.
  • Vacation Scam Circulating Across the Ohio Valley

    Vacation Scam Circulating Across the Ohio Valley

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-05-27 18:42:00 GMT
    Ohio Valley residents are being warned about a scam circulating the area.West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that residents are being called informing them they have won a free vacation to Disney World and other vacation destinations. However, to receive the vacation, you're asked to provide a bank account number or credit card number. If you have received one of these phone calls, or have been the victim of a vacation scam,call the consumer protection division at 1-800-368-8...
    Ohio Valley residents are being warned about a scam circulating the area.West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that residents are being called informing them they have won a free vacation to Disney World and other vacation destinations. However, to receive the vacation, you're asked to provide a bank account number or credit card number. If you have received one of these phone calls, or have been the victim of a vacation scam,call the consumer protection division at 1-800-368-8...
  • UPDATE: No Bond Reduction for Man Accused in Weirton Explosives Case

    UPDATE: No Bond Reduction for Man Accused in Weirton Explosives Case

    Saturday, May 24 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-05-24 18:54:09 GMT
    A judge has refused to reduce the bond for a man accused in relation to explosive devices being found planted around the Weirton city building earlier this month.
    A judge has refused to reduce the bond for a man accused in relation to explosive devices being found planted around the Weirton city building earlier this month.
  • UPDATE: Man Arrested in Connection With Explosives Discovered Around Weirton City Building

    UPDATE: Man Arrested in Connection With Explosives Discovered Around Weirton City Building

    Thursday, May 22 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-05-22 12:27:02 GMT
    Authorities on Wednesday announced that an arrest has been made after chemical explosives were discovered around the Weirton City Building earlier this month.
    Authorities on Wednesday announced that an arrest has been made after chemical explosives were discovered around the Weirton City Building earlier this month.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Brooke County Man Murdered, Person of Interest in Custody

    Brooke County Man Murdered, Person of Interest in Custody

    Friday, May 2 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-05-02 15:16:34 GMT
    The Brooke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the murder of a Tent Church Road resident who was found by police during a welfare check.
    The Brooke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the murder of a Tent Church Road resident who was found by police during a welfare check.
  • Man Faces 20-Year Sentence for Allegedly Robbing Weirton Gumby's

    Man Faces 20-Year Sentence for Allegedly Robbing Weirton Gumby's

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-05-01 15:15:21 GMT
    Two men arrested for allegedly robbing a Weirton Gumby's employee back in October made a court appearance on Wednesday.Darrell Hawkins is accused of driving the getaway car, and his attorney filed a motion to suppress the defendant's statement as well as a motion for a psychological evaluation. He'll be back in court on June 6 to discuss a suppression hearing and a trial date. The attorney for Stephen Howell Jr., who is charged with first degree robbery, came to a plea agreement with the coun...
    Two men arrested for allegedly robbing a Weirton Gumby's employee back in October made a court appearance on Wednesday.Darrell Hawkins is accused of driving the getaway car, and his attorney filed a motion to suppress the defendant's statement as well as a motion for a psychological evaluation. He'll be back in court on June 6 to discuss a suppression hearing and a trial date. The attorney for Stephen Howell Jr., who is charged with first degree robbery, came to a plea agreement with the coun...
  • 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.
  • UPDATE: Brooke County Man Faces More Jail Time for Child Porn Charges

    UPDATE: Brooke County Man Faces More Jail Time for Child Porn Charges

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:11:06 GMT
    A Brooke County man who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in his home almost two years ago will be back in court on Tuesday. Michael Jones allegedly tried to access child porn while he was
    A Brooke County man who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in his home almost two years ago will be back in court on Tuesday.
  • UPDATE: Former Bethany College Employee Accused of Embezzlement Will Serve 2-20 Years in Prison

    UPDATE: Former Bethany College Employee Accused of Embezzlement Will Serve 2-20 Years in Prison

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:10:16 GMT
    The Brooke County woman who embezzled more than one million dollars from Bethany College will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon in a Brooke County courtroom.Shelly Lough will find out how much time she'll
    Shelly Lough, the Brooke County woman who embezzled more than $1 million from Bethany College, will serve a total of 2-20 years in prison.
  • Brooke High School Students Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Brooke High School Students Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:09:07 GMT
    Brooke High School students were sent home early on Wednesday after a bomb threat forced an evacuation.According to authorities, the threat was reported shortly before noon, and students were immediately
    Brooke High School students were sent home early on Wednesday after a bomb threat forced an evacuation.
  • Brooke County Officials Look to Crack Down on Owners of 300 Dilapidated Buildings

    Brooke County Officials Look to Crack Down on Owners of 300 Dilapidated Buildings

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-03-03 16:42:36 GMT
    Dilapidated buildings and structures in Brooke County are the focus of a newly formed committee looking to solve the problem. 300 dilapidated buildings and illegal dump sites have been identified and photographed
    A county ordinance gives owners of dilapidated structures 30 days to repair or remove them. After that, they may be fined $100 per day.
  • Nominees Sought for Brooke County Veteran of the Year Award

    Nominees Sought for Brooke County Veteran of the Year Award

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-03-03 16:42:36 GMT
    Nominees are being sought for the Brooke County Veteran Memorial Foundation's Veteran of the Year Award.  Foundation President Ryan Weld said the person must be a resident of Brooke County, a living veteran
    The award will be presented at the Foundation's Veteran of the Year dinner on May 10.
  • Brooke County Board of Education Employee Accused of Embezzlement

    Brooke County Board of Education Employee Accused of Embezzlement

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-03-03 16:42:36 GMT
    A woman hired by the Brooke County Board of Education is facing embezzlement charges.Authorities said Debra Ann Baker is accused of writing checks to herself from the United School Service Employee Association's
    A woman hired by the Brooke County Board of Education is facing embezzlement charges.Authorities said Debra Ann Baker is accused of writing checks to herself from the United School Service Employee Association's
  • No Decision Made on Recipient of Gas Lease Royalties in Brooke County

    No Decision Made on Recipient of Gas Lease Royalties in Brooke County

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-03-03 16:42:36 GMT
    There is still no decision Tuesday on who will receive royalties from gas leases in Brooke County. Both the commission and park board want to get their hands on the money and that started a heated discussion.
    There is still no decision Tuesday on who will receive royalties from gas leases in Brooke County. Both the commission and park board want to get their hands on the money and that started a heated discussion.
  • Brooke County Sheriff Looking to Hire Deputies

    Brooke County Sheriff Looking to Hire Deputies

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-03-03 16:42:36 GMT
    A local sheriff's department is looking to hire two to three sheriff deputies as soon as possible. Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson says anyone ages 18 to 45 who are interested can take the civil service
    A local sheriff's department is looking to hire two to three sheriff deputies as soon as possible.
  • UPDATE: Three Indicted for Mingo Junction Shooting

    UPDATE: Three Indicted for Mingo Junction Shooting

    Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:40:19 GMT
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    Jefferson County authorities continue to search for the two men involved in the shooting and pistol whipping of a family in Mingo Junction.Sheriff Fred Abdalla considers the suspects armed and dangerous.
    Three people have been indicted for an attack on a Mingo Junction family.
  • UPDATE: Former Softball Coach Charged With Possession of Child Porn Seeks Bond Reduction

    UPDATE: Former Softball Coach Charged With Possession of Child Porn Seeks Bond Reduction

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 11:21 AM EDT2013-08-28 15:21:44 GMT
    A former girls softball coach, James Sepik, of Jefferson County, is behind bars on charges of four counts of possession of child pornography.
    James Sepik's attorney Robert Gaudio filed a motion for bond reduction but the judge denied that motion and his bond is still set at $500,000. No date has not been set for his preliminary hearing.
  • Missing Wellsburg Man Found Dead in Jefferson County

    Missing Wellsburg Man Found Dead in Jefferson County

    Saturday, March 16 2013 9:52 AM EDT2013-03-16 13:52:10 GMT
    According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, a body has been found along County Road 43. They say he was from Brooke County. The Brooke County Sheriff's Department identified the body as 34
    He was reported missing on Tuesday and was last seen on Monday.
  • Brooke High School Holds First Movie Premiere

    Brooke High School Holds First Movie Premiere

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 4:53 PM EST2013-01-30 21:53:50 GMT
    Students at Brooke High School played host to its first ever movie premiere today. Let it Rip tells the story of Wheeler College of Albany, a school with a long history of failure and bad PR campaigns.
    Students at Brooke High School played host to its first ever movie premiere today. The students premiered the movie in front of classmates this afternoon and will also show it Saturday night at 7 PM in the auditorium.
  • Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino Donates 800 Turkeys

    Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino Donates 800 Turkeys

    Friday, November 16 2012 4:39 PM EST2012-11-16 21:39:48 GMT
    The Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack continued their tradition of donating turkeys this year by dropping off 400 turkeys at the Salvation Army in Weirton. "This is great its great turnout later for
    The Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack continued their tradition of donating turkeys this year by dropping off 400 turkeys at the Salvation Army in Weirton.
  • Local School Celebrates American Education Week

    Local School Celebrates American Education Week

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 4:47 PM EST2012-11-13 21:47:00 GMT
    In honor of American Education Week, Brooke High School invited the parents to join their students for a day of classes. Brooke High school kicked off American Education week by inviting parents to school
    Brooke High school kicked off American Education week by inviting parents to school so they could come get a feel for their kid's everyday schedule. Parents sat in class, walked the halls and even ate lunch with their children
  • Aaron Hartley Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail

    Aaron Hartley Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail

    Friday, November 9 2012 4:55 PM EST2012-11-09 21:55:17 GMT
    Brooke County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Wilson sentenced Aaron Hartley to 20 years in jail. "This is one of the more terrible crimes that's taken place in Brooke County over the last years that I've
    Brooke County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Wilson sentenced Aaron Hartley to 20 years in jail.
  • 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
  • Brooke County Veterans Honored at Park

    Brooke County Veterans Honored at Park

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 10:34 AM EST2013-11-12 15:34:15 GMT
    Veterans Day was honored across the nation on Monday, and here locally, people in Brooke County gathered to honor the veterans in their community as well as those who gave their lives for our country
    Veterans Day was honored across the nation on Monday, and here locally, people in Brooke County gathered to honor the veterans in their community as well as those who gave their lives for our country
  • Brooke High School Holds Special Ceremony for Veterans

    Brooke High School Holds Special Ceremony for Veterans

    Friday, November 8 2013 1:25 PM EST2013-11-08 18:25:07 GMT
    Although it's not Veterans Day quite yet, one local school is paying their respect to the veterans who have served our country.Brooke High School put on a special assembly on Friday with dozens of men
    Although it's not Veterans Day quite yet, one local school is paying their respect to the veterans who have served our country.
  • Family Who Lost Daughter in Brooke County House Explosion Thanks Public for Support

    Family Who Lost Daughter in Brooke County House Explosion Thanks Public for Support

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-03-03 16:42:36 GMT
    It's been a little over two months since an explosion leveled the home of the Mozingo family and killed their 13-year-old daughter Hannah. On Tuesday night, the family held a reception to say "thank you"
    It's been a little over two months since an explosion leveled the home of the Mozingo family and killed their 13-year-old daughter Hannah.