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Pair arrested after picking up pot from post office Video included

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) - A pair of Fayette County residents have been arrested after picking up a special delivery from Colorado that contained more than a pound and a half of marijuana.... More>>

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of... More>>

Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee Video included

MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w... More>>

Suspect in state trooper threats ordered to psychiatric treatment

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Court proceedings for a man accused of threatening a state trooper are continued while the suspect spends time in a psychiatric hospital. More>>

Hinton Little League bouncing back after missing money causes problems Video included

HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police have confirmed they are investigating the Hinton Little League's finances, after money apparently went missing over the summer.This was initially upsetting for its leaders and many parents whose children play, but the Little League is working on bouncing back.Cris Meadows, Vice President of the Hinton Little League's Board of Directors, said several thousand dollars are unaccounted for. He said this came to leaders' attention when a check for new uniforms bounced... More>>

Gracie's Wish, granting stuffed animals to sick children Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A young girl's compassion will soon touch the lives of more than 80 sick children in southern West Virginia. More>>

Congressman Morgan Griffith visits "Experience Works" agency

RICHLANDS Va. (WVVA)- Congressman Morgan Griffith met with officials at "Experience Works" today in Richlands.The Congressman wished to know more about the federal program, which is geared towards helping low income seniors get back into the workforce."Experience Works" accomplishes this through setting seniors up with a non-profit organization which teaches essential jobs skill while paying them minimum wage.The program is headquartered in Tazewell and Richlands and serves seniors across Sou... More>>

Legal issues settled, rescue squad announces new leadership

SALTVILLE Va. (WVVA) - New leadership for a Southwest Virginia rescue squad says it is focused on serving the community after allegations of health care fraud are settled.A news release from the Saltville Rescue Squad Inc. says all legal matters stemming from a charge of Medicare fraud against the squad have now been settled. In 2012, the squad and its president were indicted on fraud charges. The president was convicted and sentenced to prison. While the squad was found not guilty, the gover... More>>

Bluefield woman gets 15 months for distributing hydromorphone

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CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Rachelle Bryant, 24, of Bluefield, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston today to fifteen months in prison for distributing hydromorphone, dangerous and addictive prescription drugs.Bryant previously pled guilty in December of 2013, admitting that in May of 2013, she distributed two hydromorphone pills to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. The drug deal took place in Bluefield. T... More>>

Tazewell County names four 'Teacher of the Year' winners

TAZEWELL (NEWS RELEASE) -- Tazewell County Public Schools has announced their 2014 Teachers of the Year to four deserving teachers within the county. This year the honors went to Martha Jessee, Ann Keene, Debra Hatfield and Mike Howington each were honored at the April School Board Meeting.Every year teachers in the county name a Teacher of the Year for each school, then their names are taken to the Central Office level where a committee of Central Office Supervisors vote by secret ballot for... More>>

Man pleads guilty in Christiansburg mall shooting

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in a felony. Sentencing is set for July 10 in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Police have said the women were in the lobby when a gunman enter... More>>

UPDATE: Crews on scene of train derailment in Mercer County

ROCK (WVVA) - Crews were at the site of a train derailment in a remote area of Mercer County Wednesday. The derailment occurred Tuesday night in the Rock area -- near Montcalm -- across from Route 71.. More>>

Orange and Maroon Caravan rolls into town April 30th

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The annual Orange and Maroon Caravan will be rolling into town on April 30th at Fincastle on the Mountain.The event is presented by the Bluefield and Tazewell Hokie Clubs.Tickets are 25 dollars for adults and 15 dollars for children.Dinner will start 6:30 P.M. and will feature special guest Head Coach Frank Beamer.Dinner will be provided by Chef Rick.For tickets and information, you can call Lisa Clark at 304-922-8544. More>>

Work Force West Virginia holds veterans job fair Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Work Force West Virginia held a job fair for veterans today in Bluefield.

More than 40 venders packed into the Youth Center on Stadium Drive representing various employers from across the state and even the federal level.

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UPDATE: Driver found guilty of most charges in parking lot incident Video included


PRINCETON (WVVA) - A Mercer County jury has found a woman not guilty of attempted murder -- but guilty on all other charges stemming from an incident in which she ran over a Bluefield store employee following a chainsaw theft.
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Va. Tech shooting victims remembered, seven years later

BLACKSBURG (WVVA) - It's been seven years since the deadly shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.The massacre on the morning of April 16, 2007, was the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.Thirty-two students and faculty... More>>

UPDATE: Roosters seized from cockfighting home Video included

OAKVALE (WVVA) - One rooster is fighting for its life and Animal Control is in the process of seizing more than 100 other roosters from the cockfighting investigation out of Mercer County.While the owners of the roosters were only cited with a misdemeanor, they are getting all of their 128 roosters taken away.Animal Control officer Tracy Monninger tells WVVA that most residences will only have one to two roosters. This many throws up a red flag.More than half of the birds are being taken from... More>>

SLIDESHOW: April (Snow) Showers

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Spring took a break on Tuesday, giving way to winter-like conditions across the Two Virginias.Temperatures fell quickly through the morning -- from highs around 60 into the 30s. By afternoon, snow... More>>

SLIDESHOW: 'Blood Moon' over the Two Virginias

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The photos in the this slideshow were contributed by WVVA viewers during the 'blood moon' on April 15, 2014.If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to connect@wvva.com, or share it on Facebook at WVVA News. More>>

Ex-firefighter charged with arson in Buchanan County blazes

GRUNDY (WVVA) - A former firefighter has been charged with four counts of arson after allegedly starting fires that burned hundreds of acres in Buchanan County.Shane Rife, 19, of Grundy is accused of starting the... More>>

Bluefield a Tree City

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The City of Bluefield has once again been designated as a 'Tree City USA' by the Arbor Day Foundation.Bluefield joins more than 3,400 other cities recognized by the program by meeting the four requirements... More>>

Where you can find Tax Day freebies

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following restaurant chains are offering freebies on Tax Day, April 15:Great American Cookie Company (locations in Mercer Mall and Crossroads Road) is giving away .... More>>

LATEST: Officials Release the Name of the Victim in Sunday Night's Shooting Video included

HINTON (WVVA) -- Police are looking for two male suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting Sunday evening. More>>

A Car Hits A Pedestrian, Sending Him to the Hospital Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- According to the Mercer County Sheriff's department, a man was walking down the road when a car swerved, hitting him. The call came in a little before 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The More>>

Human remains found in shallow grave Video included

WYOMING CO. (WVVA) - Human remains are found on the property of a Wyoming County man who is already in custody for another murder.
On Thursday, authorities used a search warrant at the home of Oscar Combs Senior, where skeletal remains were discovered in a shallow makeshift grave.
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Snow in the Forecast for Tuesday Video included

WVVA (Bluefield, WV) – Yes, snow is back in the forecast. Yes, we know it’s April.

A strong cold front will bring periods of rain to the Two Virginias through Tuesday morning. Rain may be heavy at times and accompanied by thunder and occasional gusty winds. Many will see rain totals of a
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The First of 4 Lunar Eclipses for the US

WVVA (Bluefield, WV) -- The morning of Tuesday, April 15th, the US will be in position to see a full lunar eclipse. This will be the first in a consecutive series of 4 total lunar eclipses (called a tetrad) all about 6 months from each other. The second eclipse in this group will be October 8, 2014, the third: More>>

State police bust cockfighting operation

Princeton, West Virginia - West Virginia State Troopers cited two Mercer County residents for hosting an illegal venture in connection to reports of cockfighting. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, troopers joined the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and responded to 451 Browns Cemetery Road, near Oakvale, West Virginia after receiving information concerning cock fighting. Upon arrival, officers say it was evident that a cock fighting event had recently occurred. Two roosters were found to be sev... More>>

The Greenbrier Announces Pete Sampras as Tennis Pro Emeritus

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA)- Pete Sampras will be the new tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier Resort. Resort staff sent out a press release announcing Sampras on Monday. He is the resort's first More>>

Man arrested in ax attack

Gary, WV (WVVA)-A man is arrested for attacking a car with and ax-hitting a teenager in the head. It happened Saturday night in Gary, McDowell County. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect caught in early morning robbery Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man caused a ruckus robbing a convenience store Sunday morning. Darnell Jackson, 33, of Beckley is accused of second degree robbery.  More>>

W.Va. schools to get free computer system upgrades

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.The Charleston Daily Mail reports that schools will enter the agreement with Microsoft on July 1. Under the agreement, schools can upgrade their computers' operating systems without cost if the hardware can handle the upgrade. Many school computers still use the 12-year-old Windows XP system. Microsoft ended support for Windows XP last w... More>>

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  • Man arrested in ax attack

    Man arrested in ax attack

    Gary, WV (WVVA)-A man is arrested for attacking a car with and ax-hitting a teenager in the head. It happened Saturday night in Gary, McDowell County.More >>
    Gary, WV (WVVA)-A man is arrested for attacking a car with and ax-hitting a teenager in the head. It happened Saturday night in Gary, McDowell County.More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspect caught in early morning robbery

    UPDATE: Suspect caught in early morning robbery

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man caused a ruckus robbing a convenience store Sunday morning. Darnell Jackson, 33, of Beckley is accused of second degree robbery. More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man caused a ruckus robbing a convenience store Sunday morning. Darnell Jackson, 33, of Beckley is accused of second degree robbery. More >>
  • W. Va barn demolition reveals 19th century school

    W. Va barn demolition reveals 19th century school

    MONTCALM, W.Va. (AP) -- A barn demolition project in Mercer County has uncovered a 19th century log school. Brian Pigg discovered the hand-hewn logs at his barn's core while removing siding. The barn is located on Browning Lambert Mountain in the Montcalm area. Retired Montcalm High School history teacher Jack Johnson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraphthat the log structure was once known as the Mullins School. Pigg says the demolition project is on hold while he determines his next step. H...More >>
    MONTCALM, W.Va. (AP) -- A barn demolition project in Mercer County has uncovered a 19th century log school. Brian Pigg discovered the hand-hewn logs at his barn's core while removing siding. The barn is located on Browning Lambert Mountain in the Montcalm area. Retired Montcalm High School history teacher Jack Johnson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraphthat the log structure was once known as the Mullins School. Pigg says the demolition project is on hold while he determines his next step. H...More >>
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  • Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>
    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>
  • Suspect in state trooper threats ordered to psychiatric treatment

    Suspect in state trooper threats ordered to psychiatric treatment

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Court proceedings for a man accused of threatening a state trooper are continued while the suspect spends time in a psychiatric hospital.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Court proceedings for a man accused of threatening a state trooper are continued while the suspect spends time in a psychiatric hospital.More >>
  • Hinton Little League bouncing back after missing money causes problems

    Hinton Little League bouncing back after missing money causes problems

    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police have confirmed they are investigating the Hinton Little League's finances, after money apparently went missing over the summer.This was initially upsetting for its leaders and many parents whose children play, but the Little League is working on bouncing back.Cris Meadows, Vice President of the Hinton Little League's Board of Directors, said several thousand dollars are unaccounted for. He said this came to leaders' attention when a check for new uniforms bounced...More >>
    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police have confirmed they are investigating the Hinton Little League's finances, after money apparently went missing over the summer.This was initially upsetting for its leaders and many parents whose children play, but the Little League is working on bouncing back.Cris Meadows, Vice President of the Hinton Little League's Board of Directors, said several thousand dollars are unaccounted for. He said this came to leaders' attention when a check for new uniforms bounced...More >>
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