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Missing man reported in McDowell County

MAYBEURY (WVVA) - State Police are seeking a man missing from McDowell County.Baron Scott Lambert, 27, was last seen around 8 p.m. last night in the Barlow Hollow area near Maybeury when he left ... 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>>

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>>

EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old Video included

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>>

Kitten killer gets 3-15 years

FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) – A Fayette County man could spend 15 years behind bars for setting fire to a box of kittens.56-year old Michael Ford of Hico received a three to fifteen year prison sentence in court... More>>

UPDATE: New River Gorge wildfire burns 130 acres

FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Crews are continuing to battle a wildfire in that is spreading in the New River Gorge. National Park Service officials said Tuesday morning that the fire had now spread to 84 acres... More>>

1 critical, 1 arrested after shooting at Bluefield apartment Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A Bluefield man was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the head at a Lewis Street apartment complex.20-year-old Trayvon Strange is currently charged with malicious wounding... More>>

Ex-Concord officer sentenced for sex abuse Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A former Concord University police officer who has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor has been sentenced.Randy Cordle faces 10-20 years in a penitentiary and an additional 20... More>>

UPDATE: McDowell families displaced after apartment building crumbles Video included

MCDOWELL (WVVA) – Multiple families were left homeless after their McDowell County apartment building began crumbling late Monday night. Dispatchers say the residents of the building on Route 52 in Northfork were evacuated around 10 p.m. after bricks began falling... More>>

Man pleads guilty to attempting to run over officer Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man accused of attempting to run over a police officer during a chase last year has pleaded guilty.Richard Anthony Hart pleaded guilty to attempt to commit first-degree murder in connection with... More>>

2 wounded after knife used during domestic dispute

AVIS (WVVA) - Two people were transported to the hospital following a double stabbing in the Avis area near Hinton.Authorities say the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Monday.. More>>

UPDATE: Road reopened after Bolt rockslide

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BOLT (WVVA) - West Virginia Route 99 has been reopened after being closed for much of the day Monday following a rockslide. More>>

Rahall discussing region's drug problem at Atlanta summit

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says he has arranged a roundtable discussion with federal and West Virginia officials on the state's prescription drug abuse and trafficking problems.The event is being held Tuesday in Atlanta in conjunction with a national drug abuse summit.Rahall is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. He has called for a review of the federal response to the prescription drug abuse problem in West Virginia.Michael Motticelli, acting d... More>>

More W.Va. seniors eligible for Medicaid home care

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- More than 100 West Virginia seniors have become eligible for in-home nursing care through the Medicaid program.The expansion is due to an increase in state funding for the Medicaid Aged and Disabled waiver program. More>>

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  • Oakvale School celebrates new look

    Oakvale School celebrates new look

    OAKVALE (WVVA) - The much-anticipated opening of Oakvale School has finally arrived.On Monday, students, guests and community members gathered to see the grand opening of the newly-built and renovated building.Tuesday was also move-in day for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.The construction has been underway for two years.More >>
    OAKVALE (WVVA) - The much-anticipated opening of Oakvale School has finally arrived.On Monday, students, guests and community members gathered to see the grand opening of the newly-built and renovated building.Tuesday was also move-in day for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.The construction has been underway for two years.More >>
  • Mercer County man pleads guilty to drug distribution

    Mercer County man pleads guilty to drug distribution

    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jimmy Dale Wright, 56, of Rock, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield to distributing hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Wright admitted that in August of 2013, he sold pills to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Pocosin Fork Road in Lashmeet, Mercer County, West Virginia.Wright faces up to 20 years i...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jimmy Dale Wright, 56, of Rock, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield to distributing hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Wright admitted that in August of 2013, he sold pills to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Pocosin Fork Road in Lashmeet, Mercer County, West Virginia.Wright faces up to 20 years i...More >>
  • UPDATE: Bizarre details revealed in sex abuse case against man who claimed to have 'magic' powers

    UPDATE: Bizarre details revealed in sex abuse case against man who claimed to have 'magic' powers

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    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Bluefield Police have arrested a man on multiple counts of sex crimes against children.James Irvin, 56, was taken into custody Monday morning. He is charged with...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Bluefield Police have arrested a man on multiple counts of sex crimes against children.James Irvin, 56, was taken into custody Monday morning. He is charged with...More >>
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  • 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 >>
  • UPDATE: New River Gorge wildfire burns 130 acres

    UPDATE: New River Gorge wildfire burns 130 acres

    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Crews are continuing to battle a wildfire in that is spreading in the New River Gorge. National Park Service officials said Tuesday morning that the fire had now spread to 84 acres...More >>
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Crews are continuing to battle a wildfire in that is spreading in the New River Gorge. National Park Service officials said Tuesday morning that the fire had now spread to 84 acres...More >>
  • 1 critical, 1 arrested after shooting at Bluefield apartment

    1 critical, 1 arrested after shooting at Bluefield apartment

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A Bluefield man was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the head at a Lewis Street apartment complex.20-year-old Trayvon Strange is currently charged with malicious wounding...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A Bluefield man was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the head at a Lewis Street apartment complex.20-year-old Trayvon Strange is currently charged with malicious wounding...More >>
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