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Hometown: Connorville, Ohio
Home country: USA
Member since: Tue Nov 18, 2003, 12:19 AM
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Update:

Now being reported on WV Metronews that the shooter was a former Wheeling police officer. No identity yet.

More information

http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/reports-shots-fired-at-wheeling-federal-building-1864.shtml

Shots fired in vicinity of Fed court House in Wheeling, WV

Source: Local radio reports, WKKX, WTRF TV

Developing

Read more: http://www.wtrf.com/story/23648971/breaking-shots-fired-at-federal-courthouse-building-in-wheeling



Just reported, no reporters on site yet. Witness describes white man with semi automatic rifle.

We're with you girl...

My wife and I keep losing ground too. I was hurt in 2003, and endured a few years of treatments and surgeries. I applied for SS Disability in 2006, it was 2009 before I could get in front of judge to appeal my case, finally I began receiving benefits late 2009.

My wife had a job during this time and she supported the household. She was laid off from her job in February of 2012, we live in an area with high unemployment and she has been unable to find another job.

Unemployment benefits gone, we now make do with what meager benefits I receive. Our 2004 model car has 150,000 miles on it, we live in an old house in the country that we bought for 36,000. Our heating oil bill goes up every year, while we set our thermostat lower.

I applied for assistance, only to be told that we make too much money to get anything, we do qualify for $15 a month in food stamps, though.

I'll be 60 in December, and this is the worst shape I've seen this country in my life. My first job, paid $65 for a 40 hour week. Looking back, I'm amazed how far those dollars went. My first apartment was $125 monthly, furnished with utilities included.

Our problem isn't that things cost too much, but rather that we are being paid too little for our work.
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