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Missing woman's remains found in Wyoming County

The remains of a woman reported missing last year have been found in Wyoming County, WV. Prosecuting Attorney Michael Cochran tells WVVA that remains found earlier this week have been identified as those 38-year-old Teresa Ford of Matoaka, WV. Ford was last seen on Bud Mountain in Wyoming County on May 13th of 2013.Cochran says the remains were found on Coon's Property in Wyoming County.A press conference is scheduled for Friday at Noon. More>>

UPDATE: More details in arrest of would-be bank robber

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A woman wanted in a recent bank robbery attempt in Bluefield has been apprehended in Tennessee after an apparent home invasion.Authorities say Beverly Ann Mangum is now in custody in Morristown, Tenn... More>>

Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to inappropriately touching inmate

BECKLEY – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Jeffrey S. Walton, 48, of Ronceverte, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Beckley today to abusive sexual contact with a female federal inmate. Walton admitted that... More>>

Candidates in federal, state, local races gather in Beckley Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) - Candidates vying for seats from local counties to Capitol Hill have gathered in Beckley this morning to answer questions about the issues most concerning to southern West Virginia voters... More>>

UPDATE: New River Gorge fire nearly contained Video included

Inside the Gorge, photo by Caroline Bach Inside the Gorge, photo by Caroline Bach

FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Park Service officials say the wildfire burning in the New River Gorge since Sunday night may be fully contained by this evening. Crews had made significant progress on containment of the fire... More>>

A body is found in a creek in McDowell County

MCDOWELL (WVVA) - A body is found in a creek in the Jolo area Thursday evening. Dispatchers have confirmed that they received a call around 6:45 of a body in a creek across the road from the Old Jolo School along Marshall Highway in Jolo. No other details are being released at this time. The McDowell County Sheriff's Office is investigating.Stay with WVVA for the latest updates More>>

Bluefield teen injured in Facebook "Snow Challenge" comes back home Video included

BLUEFIELD, Va (WVVA)-- The Bluefield, Virginia girl injured after attempting a Facebook challenge in the snow last February is finally home from the hospital. Sabrina Armstrong says she and her friends went out into the snow, jumping in while wearing bathing suits as part of the Facebook dare. She admits that she never expected what happened next. The snow was rock-hard, and she injured a vertebra in her neck, instantly paralyzed.She has spent more than two months at charleston area medical c... More>>

Shady Spring woman sentenced for selling oxycodone

Phyllis Morris Phyllis Morris

BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Phyllis Morris, age 38, was sentenced today in Beckley, West Virginia, by United States District Court Judge Irene C. Berger to one year in federal prison... More>>

Raising Awareness for Victims of Sexual Assault Video included

ATHENS (WVVA)- Students at Concord University are working to prevent sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
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Local martial arts instructors make a difference in the Princeton community

PRINCETON (WVVA)- A group of local martial arts instructors are making a difference in the Princeton community.These instructors and their business partners opened Advantage Martial Arts earlier this month.Instructors teach a variety of classes which include everything from Karate and Tae Kwon Do to wrestling and Jui Jitsu.Students of all ages are able to attend these classes, and instructors tell us they hope to teach their younger students to root out bullying.Classes are held at Advantage ... More>>

UPDATE: Expect intermittent delays at site of Bolt rockslide

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BOLT (WVVA) - Department of Highways officials advised motorists to expect intermittent closures on Route 99 near the Raleigh-Wyoming county line as crews work to clear the remains of a rockslide that occurred earlier in the week. More>>

Lawmakers comment on coal dust ruling

WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) - West Virginia lawmakers have commented on Wednesday's ruling by the Obama Administration to cut the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease... More>>

Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time

RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house and then shot him in the leg. Mr. Harlow was treated and released from Summersville Hospital.On Apr... More>>

Mercer County announces Reading Bee winners

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following schools were the winners at the annual Mercer County Reading Bee, held on the campus of Bluefield State College.The students from Sun Valley Elementary were the overall winners for 2014... More>>

Boone Co. man admits role in heroin conspiracy

CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, W.Va., announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin... More>>

'Chickabiddy' wins inaugural Tazewell County Elementary Spelling Bee

TAZEWELL COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) - Chickabiddy, a noun that is defined as a term of endearment especially for a child. This was the winning spelling bee word for Hannah Carter from Springville Elementary... More>>

UPDATE: Missing McDowell County man found Video included

MAYBEURY (WVVA) - A man reported missing in McDowell County has returned safely, State Police tell WVVA News. Baron Scott Lambert, 27, had been reported missing after... More>>

Bible verse removed from W.Va. school gym, team website Video included

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website... More>>

Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.St. Louis-based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60-day layoff notices to workers at its... More>>

Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

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The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. More>>

Program to allow McDowell students to explore opportunities in D.C., Charleston

CHARLESTON - An AT&T contribution will allow scores of McDowell County, W.V., high school students, who are at risk of dropping out, to explore a world beyond their community through mentors, college campus visits and job shadowing programs in... More>>

Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage... More>>

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  • Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
  • Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
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  • A body is found in a creek in McDowell County

    A body is found in a creek in McDowell County

    MCDOWELL (WVVA) - A body is found in a creek in the Jolo area Thursday evening. Dispatchers have confirmed that they received a call around 6:45 of a body in a creek across the road from the Old Jolo School along Marshall Highway in Jolo. No other details are being released at this time. The McDowell County Sheriff's Office is investigating.Stay with WVVA for the latest updatesMore >>
    MCDOWELL (WVVA) - A body is found in a creek in the Jolo area Thursday evening. Dispatchers have confirmed that they received a call around 6:45 of a body in a creek across the road from the Old Jolo School along Marshall Highway in Jolo. No other details are being released at this time. The McDowell County Sheriff's Office is investigating.Stay with WVVA for the latest updatesMore >>
  • Missing woman's remains found in Wyoming County

    Missing woman's remains found in Wyoming County

    The remains of a woman reported missing last year have been found in Wyoming County, WV. Prosecuting Attorney Michael Cochran tells WVVA that remains found earlier this week have been identified as those 38-year-old Teresa Ford of Matoaka, WV. Ford was last seen on Bud Mountain in Wyoming County on May 13th of 2013.Cochran says the remains were found on Coon's Property in Wyoming County.A press conference is scheduled for Friday at Noon.More >>
    The remains of a woman reported missing last year have been found in Wyoming County, WV. Prosecuting Attorney Michael Cochran tells WVVA that remains found earlier this week have been identified as those 38-year-old Teresa Ford of Matoaka, WV. Ford was last seen on Bud Mountain in Wyoming County on May 13th of 2013.Cochran says the remains were found on Coon's Property in Wyoming County.A press conference is scheduled for Friday at Noon.More >>
  • Bluefield teen injured in Facebook "Snow Challenge" comes back home

    Bluefield teen injured in Facebook "Snow Challenge" comes back home

    BLUEFIELD, Va (WVVA)-- The Bluefield, Virginia girl injured after attempting a Facebook challenge in the snow last February is finally home from the hospital. Sabrina Armstrong says she and her friends went out into the snow, jumping in while wearing bathing suits as part of the Facebook dare. She admits that she never expected what happened next. The snow was rock-hard, and she injured a vertebra in her neck, instantly paralyzed.She has spent more than two months at charleston area medical c...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va (WVVA)-- The Bluefield, Virginia girl injured after attempting a Facebook challenge in the snow last February is finally home from the hospital. Sabrina Armstrong says she and her friends went out into the snow, jumping in while wearing bathing suits as part of the Facebook dare. She admits that she never expected what happened next. The snow was rock-hard, and she injured a vertebra in her neck, instantly paralyzed.She has spent more than two months at charleston area medical c...More >>
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