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UPDATE: Right lane of I-77 Northbound is now open Video included

UPDATE: The right lane of Interstate 77 Northbound has reopened through the East River Mountain Tunnel.. More>>

First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

(WVVA) -Two firefighters, injured battling a vehicle fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel, have been released from the hospital. According the Chief Dave Thompson with the Green Valley-Glenwood VFD, the two men were released last night after being treated for smoke inhalation at BRMC... More>>

Picnic with the Saints sold out

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort.  More>>

Teacher charged with hitting student with truck

Joseph Keller Joseph Keller

Sophia, W. Va. (WVVA) -A teacher is charged with hitting a student multiple times with his vehicle... More>>

Travel tips for detoured motorists Video included

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Information for motorists detoured off Interstate 77 due to the closure of East River Mountain Tunnel.Southbound motorists:Mandatory detour off I-77 at Exit 9 (Princeton).... More>>

Honoring Korean War Veterans Video included

ATHENS (WVVA)- On Friday, July 25, 2014 Concord University Officials held an Observance of Korean War Veterans Recognition Day.To kick start the event the Color Guard presented the flags. Organizers then introduced James Kahle of Bluefield, VA. He was the guest speaker. During the Korean War Kahle fought in the Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation. In his speech he touched on his life during the war and after. He was surrounded by fellow veterans and those who came to share their thanks for all wh... More>>

Officials Break Ground on New Water Treatment Facility

CLAYPOOL HILL (WVVA)- Construction is underway on a brand new waste-water treatment facility in Claypool Hill.The current facility was built back in the 1980s, and officials with the Tazewell County Public Service Authority tell us it has become outdated.The cost of the new plant is expected to be just over eight million dollars, and it will be able to handle twice the amount of water per day than the current plant.Construction of the new water treatment plant is expected to be complete by De... More>>

Tazewell Officials Plan to Restore Local Train Depot Video included

TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Planning is underway to re-purpose and restore the Tazewell Train Station.The Tazewell Town Council took on the project after Norfolk and Southern Railway donated the depot to the town in 2007.The restoration project is expected to cost over $300,000 and town officials say they hope the finished product will bring tourism and businesses back to North Tazewell.For more information on the project, you can visit the town of Tazewell’s website by clicking here. More>>

Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman... More>>

W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine suspended the license of Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr. at a disciplinary hearing on Friday.Patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen who had an injection between the clinic's 2010 opening and Nov. 1, 2013, were advised Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections after a patie... More>>

SCAM ALERT: Postcard states you have unclaimed property

SCAM ALERT (WVVA) – Officials warn residents in West Virginia not to call a telephone number on a post card that claims you have unclaimed property. More>>

Man and women begging for gas money are arrested for being in stolen car

MULLENS (WVVA) –Police recover a stolen car from two people trying to solicit gas money outside a supermarket... 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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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  • 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 >>
  • The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

    The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

    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 >>
    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 >>
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