D.K. Wright

D.K. Wright

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 D.K. Wright has been employed with 7News since 1980.

For more than 36 years, she has covered everything from murder trials to floods to New Year's babies.

Her official beat is Belmont County but she can be seen in every area of the Ohio Valley covering news. DK is a graduate of WVU with a degree in journalism.

She lives in Wheeling with her husband Chuck, their daughter Chelsea, and numerous pets.

The question she is most often asked: "What does the D.K. stand for?"

  • Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'
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    Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'

    PANAMA CITY (AP) - Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former New York Yankees' closer on Tuesday called the demands filed against him in the Central American country "unfounded." "I have always acted ... as a good family father," the 49-year-old told local media.

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  • Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general
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    Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department's chief operating officer and is in charge of implementing the department's safety and technological priorities. He rejoined DOT in 2017 after previously serving as general counsel from 2003 to 2006.

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  • Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says
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    Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology were transferred without proper safeguards.

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  • The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case
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    The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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  • Poll: Rural/urban political divisions also split the suburbs
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    Poll: Rural/urban political divisions also split the suburbs

    DENVER (AP) - America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that simple. It turns out that these places in-between may be the most politically polarized of all - and when figuring out the partisan leanings of people living in the suburbs, where they came from makes a difference.

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  • Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN

    Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN

    NEW YORK (AP) - CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up. The network says Sarah Isgur will help manage teams in the field and coordinate use of stories between the network's television and digital arms. CNN said Tuesday she'll be one of several editors supervised by political director David Chalian and won't be in a policy-making role.

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  • WVDOH offers reimbursement for pothole damage

    WVDOH offers reimbursement for pothole damage

    Crews with the Division of Highways in Mercer County use hot asphalt in the winter to fill potholes; however, not every county is lucky enough to have access to hot asphalt. Potholes can then cause a lot of damage to cars.

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  • Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train
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    Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. The U.S. Department of Transportation announcement follows through on President Donald Trump's threats to claw back $3.5 billion that the federal government gave to California to build a bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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  • Former Veteran's Court Program Making A Comeback in Senate

    Former Veteran's Court Program Making A Comeback in Senate

    One local West Virginia state senator is working to bring back a once successful program to help combat veterans.

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  • Ohio County BOE still not in opposition of bill

    Ohio County BOE still not in opposition of bill

    Teachers in Ohio County got what they wanted in one way Tuesday, but did not in another.

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