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Police officer involved in shooting in Washington County

HICKORY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - Sources have confirmed to KDKA that a police officer was involved in a shooting on Saturday afternoon in Hickory Township, Washington County. State police, fire, and medics were called to the intersection of 519 and 50 around 6 p.m.  Police were called to the scene after a suspect involved in a theft at Rural King Store in the Washington County Mall was spotted.911 Call: "4112 with EMS, local police, and state police in Hickory on Westland Road and Main Street, Mt. Pleasant Twp., Hickory section for multiple shots fired by state police....
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WTRF’s Dr. Dave Walker honored with memorial tree on Wheeling Island

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF)– To honor the memory of our beloved Chief Meteorologist Dr. Dave Walker, a tree was planted on Wheeling Island on Saturday morning. Friends, family, and community members gathered at Madison Elementary School for the memorial service. Reverend Chap Holbert led the ceremony with a prayer and...
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Elm Grove grooves for the first time at the YMCA

Wheeling, W.Va. (WTRF) – The Grove grooved for the very first time this afternoon with the help of inflatables, music and lots of homemade crafts. Grooving at the Grove was put on by the Elm Grove Business Association at the YMCA. Dream catchers, tie dye shirts and bird feeders were just a few of the […]

Bethlehem Fire Department opens new facility

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF)– After years of building, the Bethlehem Fire Department has finally opened its doors to their new facility.  The department now stands on Chapel Road and on Saturday they held their grand opening for the community.   Current and retired firefighters attended the ceremony, alongside family and community members.   The Boy […]

Shops continue to open their doors at the Fort Steuben Mall

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) Shops have been opening left and right at the Fort Steuben Mall! Local Alchemy, Ziklag Furniture, TerryWrights, Holistic Cloud and Rockstarz have all opened their doors and are ready for shoppers! Brookwood Capital bought the mall to revitalize it and fill the vacancies. Amidst looking for someone to buy the property […]

Missing Washington mother found dead in sleeping bag 2 months after disappearance

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — A mom who went missing in Washington was found dead in a sleeping bag two months later, officials say. KIRO reported that missing Yanira Cedillos, 30, who went missing on March 4, was found in a remote area of Walla Walla County on May 12. KIRO says she was found dead in a sleeping bag that was covered in tree limbs and leaves. Moses Lake police positively identified the body as Cedillos with the help of the medical examiner’s office.

Bellaire Citizens Action Group holds first event in 8 years

BELMONT COUNTY, OH — The Bellaire Citizens Action Group had a spring craft show. It was the first fundraiser for the group in eight years. The group is working to make a return and focus om community improvement and clean up projects. "We really appreciate everybody's help to get...

Weirton PD welcomes new officer to wrap up Police Week

WEIRTON ,W.Va. (WTRF) National Police week is being celebrated all over the nation and right here at home. The Weirton Police Department started the week off with a remembrance ceremony of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. And to wrap up the week they swore in a new officer, putting them […]

Two-vehicle accident on Route 2 south of Moundsville

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) — A two-vehicle accident on Route 2 south of Moundsville Sunday morning left one person with injuries. According to the West Virginia State Police, a pickup truck and a commercial vehicle were involved in the accident, which happened on Route 2 North near Washington Lands and ACNR Resources, Inc. One witness believes the commercial vehicle was a tanker truck. Authorities say no hazmat materials were involved.

Wheeling church raises American flag to honor Veterans

WHEELING W.Va. (WTRF)– The St. Alphonsus Church in Wheeling honored veterans on Sunday with a new addition to their facility.   The congregation stood outside as the Wheeling Post 1 Honor Guard presented colors.   One veteran raised the stars and stripes which was followed by the national anthem.  He said that for years they have […]

COVID Cases climbing, symptoms waning in Ohio County

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. — In Ohio County, the active COVID-19 case total is climbing, but the symptoms are waning. "The last couple of days, we have seen a little bit of a wave up,” Wheeling/Ohio County Health Administrator Howard Gamble said. “So, we are seeing upwards of high 20s with the number of cases."

West Virginia man, ‘Model’, gets jail time on drug charges

Kevin Ray Morgan, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to selling heroin and fentanyl, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Morgan, also known as “Model,” 46, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl.” Morgan is admitted to distributing of heroin and fentanyl in April 2021 in Wetzel County. Morgan faces […]

Super Kids Soap Box Derby makes return in Moundsville

MARSHALL COUNTY, WV — The Ohio Valley Soap Box Derby Association held it's Super Kids Race. It took place along 8th Street in Moundsville. The Super Kids Race is an opportunity for children with special needs to come out and experience a Soap Box Derby. Each kid raced a derby car along with a co-pilot from the sanctioned races to help steer the cars.

W&J cadets commissioned into U.S. Army at Spring 2022 Commissioning Ceremony

WASHINGTON, PA (May 21, 2022)—Two Washington & Jefferson College Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) cadets were commissioned into the United States Army at the Spring 2022 Commissioning Ceremony held at Soldiers and Sailors Hall at the University of Pittsburgh yesterday. Members of the Charlie Company in the Three Rivers...