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Man wanted in fraud investigation at Wal-Mart store

FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) – Police need your help identifying a “person of interest” in a fraud investigation at a Wal-Mart store... More>>

Three arrested in police chase in stolen vehicle Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) –Three men are busted fleeing from police in a stolen car. The chase started last night after a report of a hit and run that occurred in Bluefield, W. Va. More>>

Lawsuit filed after run in Charleston canceled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A lawsuit has been filed against the producers of a run that was canceled in Charleston in which participants were told they wouldn't be issued... More>>

Saying goodbye to WVVA's Kristen Conner Video included

Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- About two years ago, WVVA's Kristen Conner took a leap of faith, accepting a job as our Greenbrier County reporter. More>>

Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia are being used as examples after the Mine Safety and Health Administration finds dozens of violations.MSHA says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June alone.According to a report from the Associated Press, eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal.Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Company LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virg... More>>

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

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An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso - the third major international aviation disaster in a... More>>

Storm Causes Road Closures and Power Outages Video included

RAINELLE (WVVA)- Crews worked all night Wednesday and all day Thursday to clean up debris on Route 60 and through the town of Rainelle.A heavy storm left fallen trees and broken power lines. Mayor Andrea Pendleton describes the storm, "It started thundering and lightening you could see it and feel it, and then all at once a big gust of wind with hail following it. It was black as the ace of spade out there except. With the lightening it was like a light show."Homes and businesses throughout t... More>>

The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Mercer County Animal Control Officers have been called out on numerous occasions this summer, where people have left their pets in the car in parking lots. Animal Control Officer Aaron Burnopp says, "Even if they do leave water in the car, it still doesn't matter because it's still going to be the temperature of the dog that goes up. And if it reaches 110 for the dogs then it is fatal for them." Burnopp continues to say that on a cloudy day, temperatures in a car can rise 20... More>>

Volunteers are Working to Make a Difference Video included

(WVVA)- A faith-based community service program has teamed up with Bluefield College in order to help serve local communities.The program is called "Workcamps", and volunteers, many of them teenagers, were busy working on a variety of improvement projects in Bluefield and Pocahontas.Much of the work focused on home improvement for families who are in need, as well as improvements for community facilities.Improvements varied from roofing and porch reconstruction to painting and overall beautif... More>>

Suspects charged after double prison beating

PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- The man accused of beating another prisoner from Southern Regional Jail waives his preliminary hearing.Mercer County deputies say 41-year-old Bradford Spencer, along with another inmate named Shannon Comer, beat 56-year-old James Irvin with their handcuffs while they were in a cell together. Spencer waived his preliminary hearing Thursday.Spencer and Comer are each charged with unlawful wounding and conspiracy.If you recall, Irvin faces multiple child sex charges aft... More>>

Court news: Couple accused of stealing car with child in rear seat

Keith Hatfield Keith Hatfield

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - The case against man and woman accused of stealing a car while a nine year old child was in the back seat will head to the Grand Jury.Keith Hatfield of Pineville and Sabrina Rowe of Bartley are charged with Grand Larceny, Conspiracy, and Assault during the Commission of a Felony.The theft happened on July 15 outside the Little General store in Crab Orchard. Police say the nine-year-old girl in the back was able to jump from the vehicle before Hatfield and Rowe took off... More>>

Man arrested after allegedly torching car with paper towel Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man has been charged in connection with a 2011 fire that destroyed a car in Princeton.Gary Howell, 50, has been arrested and charged with third-degree arson... More>>

Breaking and entering suspects caught in their underwear

Mount Hope, W. Va. (WVVA) - Two juveniles are caught breaking into two businesses and police say they were found nearby wearing only their underwear... More>>

Princeton man sues GM over wife's crash death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife... More>>

Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

Bill Jarrell Bill Jarrell

Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County... More>>

Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A non-profit organization is providing a unique learning opportunity for drivers, both new and experienced.Instructors with "Team Safety Driving School" conducted an advanced defensive driving course at Bluefield City Park today.The training employed in this driver's course is the same training that emergency personnel from law enforcement to EMS must master to do their jobs, and it's open to the public.There are still slots available for tomorrow's course if you would like ... More>>

Bluefield Elks hosts swimming lessons for children Video included

BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVVA)- Swimming lessons for children were in full swing this morning over at the Bluefield Elks.Today's class consisted of kids ranging from kindergarten to third grade that attend the Wade Center's summer enrichment program, which enrolls kids all the way up through high school.

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Feds commit to health studies on spilled chemical

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January... More>>

Beckley restaurant closes

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - After more than two years of service, the Boston Beanery in Beckley has closed... More>>

UPDATE: Plea reached in 2009 Pizza Plus slayings Video included

TAZEWELL (WVVA) - The man charged with the brutal 2009 murder of his parents at their Tazewell County workplace will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Christopher Looney entered a no contest plea on two counts of capital murder with robbery during a special hearing in Tazewell County Circuit Court Wednesday.
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Appalachian Teen Challenge gets boost

Athens, W. Va. (WVVA)-Appalachian Teen Challenge gets a big boost from a recent fundraiser... More>>

Dirty Girl Mud Run in Charleston canceled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Organizers of a Charleston running event that was canceled for this weekend says it won't issue refunds.Organizers of the Dirty Girl Mud Run... More>>

"Hollow" documentary showing in Washington D.C. Video included

Washington D.C. (WVVA)- There was a special showing of the documentary "Hollow" at our nation's Capitol on Tuesday. "Hollow" is a film by Elaine McMillion about the "boom and bust" of McDowell County, W. Va... More>>

Veterans await reopening of Greenbrier VA clinic Video included

MAXWELTON, WV (WVVA) - A veterans clinic hopes to reopen it's doors soon after shutting down back in June due to air pollution concerns."I hope they took it very seriously because it's a serious problem," Vietnam veteran Ray Erskine told WVVA. "If it's making the employees sick than it can make other people sick also."Erskine is one of the patients at the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic for veterans. They have been closed since June after employees reported feeling sick while at ... More>>

Greenbrier County crews respond to tanker fire in Pocahontas Co. Video included

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BARTOW (WVVA) - Crews from Greenbrier County were called to assist in containing a tanker truck fire in Pocahontas County Tuesday.The incident occurred near the intersection... More>>

Man crushed to death in accident

Fayette County (WVVA) - A man is killed after being crushed by a truck he was working on... More>>

Seventeen arrested in drug roundup

Raleigh County (WVVA) - A drug round up nets 17 individuals in Raleigh County.Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are still looking for nine suspects... More>>

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  • New criminals added to APB list

    New criminals added to APB list

    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
  • Database aids area fight against meth

    Database aids area fight against meth

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
  • Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
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  • 2014 Drives of the Week

    2014 Drives of the Week

    WVVA and Ramey Auto Group are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to promote the need for blood donations in our region with the 'Drive of the Week.'More >>
    WVVA and Ramey Auto Group are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to promote the need for blood donations in our region with the 'Drive of the Week.'More >>
  • The WVVA News App is here!

    The WVVA News App is here!

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Soon you will be able to access the latest news, weather, video and sports from across the Two Virginias easier than before on your mobile device with the new WVVA News App!More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Soon you will be able to access the latest news, weather, video and sports from across the Two Virginias easier than before on your mobile device with the new WVVA News App!More >>
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  • Saying goodbye to WVVA's Kristen Conner

    Saying goodbye to WVVA's Kristen Conner

    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- About two years ago, WVVA's Kristen Conner took a leap of faith, accepting a job as our Greenbrier County reporter.More >>
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- About two years ago, WVVA's Kristen Conner took a leap of faith, accepting a job as our Greenbrier County reporter.More >>
  • Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

    Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia are being used as examples after the Mine Safety and Health Administration finds dozens of violations.MSHA says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June alone.According to a report from the Associated Press, eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal.Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Company LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virg...More >>
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia are being used as examples after the Mine Safety and Health Administration finds dozens of violations.MSHA says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June alone.According to a report from the Associated Press, eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal.Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Company LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virg...More >>
  • Storm Causes Road Closures and Power Outages

    Storm Causes Road Closures and Power Outages

    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Crews worked all night Wednesday and all day Thursday to clean up debris on Route 60 and through the town of Rainelle.A heavy storm left fallen trees and broken power lines. Mayor Andrea Pendleton describes the storm, "It started thundering and lightening you could see it and feel it, and then all at once a big gust of wind with hail following it. It was black as the ace of spade out there except. With the lightening it was like a light show."Homes and businesses throughout t...More >>
    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Crews worked all night Wednesday and all day Thursday to clean up debris on Route 60 and through the town of Rainelle.A heavy storm left fallen trees and broken power lines. Mayor Andrea Pendleton describes the storm, "It started thundering and lightening you could see it and feel it, and then all at once a big gust of wind with hail following it. It was black as the ace of spade out there except. With the lightening it was like a light show."Homes and businesses throughout t...More >>
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  • Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:45:18 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.More >>
    A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.More >>
  • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:49 GMT
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.More >>
    The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.More >>
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:13 GMT
    A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.More >>
    Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...More >>

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