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Feds Hosting Domestic Violence Discussion in W.Va.

  A federal prosecutor is holding a roundtable discussion on domestic violence and sexual assault.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld will conduct the meeting at the YWCA of Wheeling on Thursday afternoon.

Others expected to be in attendance include county sheriffs and prosecutors and members of violence prevention programs.

Ihlenfeld’s office says the discussion about domestic violence and sexual assault in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle is one of several scheduled throughout the state this week in response to the case of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

A video surfaced last week showing Rice punching Janay Palmer, now his wife, in a casino elevator. Within hours, the Ravens released Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him indefinitely.