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What’s next for COVID-19 vaccines for youngest U.S. children

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Parents hoping to get their youngest children vaccinated against COVID-19 got some encouraging news Monday. Pfizer said three small doses of its vaccine offers strong protection to youngsters under 5, according to preliminary data. That news comes a month after Moderna said ...

Boil order issued for portion of Marland Heights

WEIRTON - A boil order has been issued for part of the Marland Heights area of Weirton following work on a water line. The order is in effect for Riverview Drive, Elwood Lane and the 3500 and 3600 blocks of Brightway Street, as well as any other water customers who lost water pressure in the ...

House Ethics Committee releases report on second Mooney ethics investigation

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. — The House Ethics Committee is still reviewing information after releasing the second investigative report into alleged actions by U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, including using congressional and campaign staff for personal errands, accepting a trip to Aruba, and false ...

Wellsburg man pleads to attempted murder

WELLSBURG — A Wellsburg man has been sentenced to three years to 15 years in the state penitentiary after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Dustin P. Sager, 39, of Wellsburg received the sentence Monday after entering a plea agreement that called for the dismissal of charges of ...

Hancock school board officials continue grievance discussion

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education will continue its discussions of a grievance focused on the district’s director of personnel position as part of a special meeting planned next month. An “update, discussion and possible action” on the grievance, filed as Mick v. ...

Manchin hosting tele-town hall for West Virginia veterans on VA Care

WHEELING — Local veterans who travel to Pittsburgh for health care at the Veterans Administration hospital soon may not be accepted there under a proposal being considered. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is seeking input from West Virginia veterans about the U.S. Department of Veterans ...