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Canonsburg couple facing charges in 3-month-old's death

Canonsburg police are looking for two parents in connection with the death of a 3-month-old. Shannon McKnight, 23, and James May, 31 are facing charges. Police say officers responded to the couple’s home and found the baby wasn't breathing. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.
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An Ohio man is dead after an accident at a West Virginia coal mine

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a coal miner has died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says 38-year-old William A. Richards of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia.

Family upset after car show hosted at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery

PITTSBURGH — A local family is upset after they say they went to visit a loved one at a local cemetery but found a car show instead. Bill Petrosky Jr. tells Channel 11 he has several family members buried at the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery in Pleasant Hills, a place he thought was dignified and a respectable resting place. That was until this past weekend. On Sunday, Petrosky says his father went to place flowers on his mother’s grave.

Attorney General Shapiro Charges Three in Fentanyl Trafficking Ring

HARRISBURG, PA — Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday, in conjunction with recommendations from the 48th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, announced charges against three individuals as part of an investigation into drug trafficking in Allegheny County. The investigation began in May 2021 into the ringleader of the organization, William Ely, 41, of Wilkinsburg, Pa., and two mid-level dealers, Jaylon Brock and Tony Burnsworth, for possession of and intent to traffic mass amounts of fentanyl into the community.

Officials: 2 people arrested for allegedly stealing 57 watermelons in California

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. — Two people were arrested Monday evening for allegedly stealing 57 watermelons in California, officials said. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that deputies were called to an area near Washington Boulevard and Highway 140 in Livingston, California, after a report of trespassing. Once deputies arrived to the area, they spoke with the victim who told them that people were stealing watermelons from his fields.

Districts weighing options as universal free meal waiver expires

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Local school districts are reviewing their options as the federal program that provided universal free school meals for all students has expired. Since March 2020, every public school student had been eligible to receive a breakfast and lunch at no charge, after Congress authorized the United States Department of Agriculture to issue a waiver amid the pandemic.

UPDATE: Two Wellsburg homes total losses after fire

UPDATE (8/18 4:55 p.m.) — Both 1335 and 1337 Main St. have been completely destroyed by fire, according to Franklin Fire Chief Gerald McClain. Firefighters say they arrived after a report around 1:30. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a finger injury. Wellsburg, Franklin, Follansbee, Hooverson Heights and McKinleyville were all on scene. […]

Police say woman used drugs at public park in Brilliant

BRILLIANT, Ohio (WTRF) – Wells Township Police say they arrested a woman for allegedly using drugs at a local park. Amber Folda from Brilliant was caught on surveillance video using a hypodermic needle at the pavilion at the South End Park Tuesday night around 9:30. Police saw the video this morning and issued a warrant […]

Woman killed in Cecil fire identified

A woman killed in a house fire early Tuesday in Cecil was identified by the Washington County Coroner. Rose Churray, 81, was pronounced dead after a fire at her home along Swihart Road. Emergency crews from six companies responded to the home just before 5:30 a.m. after a passerby observed...

WVa college board declines to extend president’s contract

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia has declined to extend the contract of the school’s president nine months after censuring him for plagiarizing some speeches. West Liberty University announced the vote by the 12-member Board of Governors on Wednesday on the proposed one-year extension for W. Franklin […] The post WVa college board declines to extend president’s contract appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Brooke County resident celebrates milestone birthday

BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) A Brooke County resident is celebrating 100 years of life! And one of her favorite things to do is play Bingo! Members decorated her bingo seat for her as a surprise and as soon as she walked in the door she was all smiles. Marian Taylor has been playing Bingo at […]

Faculty-Staff Institute Begins the 2022-23 Academic Year

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 18, 2022 — West Liberty University began the 2022-2023 academic year with its annual Faculty-Staff Institute held today. The gathering took place at 9 a.m. in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). The focus of the event, which is planned by the Office of...

Ohio Co. Schools finds some ways to ease those first day jitters

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — Parents, students, teachers and faculty attended the Wheeling Park High School Freshman Tailgate Thursday night. The annual event was held from 4 until 7 p.m. and incoming freshmen and new students had the opportunity to take a walk through the corridors with designated mentors who acted as their tour guides. The […]