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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>>

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

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Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. More>>

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>>

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>>

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

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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>>

Mercer County man pleads guilty to child porn charges

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – A 29-year old Mercer County man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday, April 21, 2014, to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. Eric A. Hitt, of Princeton, West Virginia entered a guilty plea before Senior United States District Court Judge David A. Faber in Bluefield. Hitt admitted that on July 16, 2013, he possessed pictures of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts. The images were located on his personal co... More>>

Price named new Raleigh Schools Superintendent

BECKLEY (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Board of Education has chosen a new superintendent.David Price, who had served the last two years as assistant superintendent, will take over for the outgoing... More>>

UPDATE: More details in discovery of body in Greenbrier County Video included

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Police have released more details into the discovery of a body in Greenbrier County. Lead investigator Sgt. Kevin L. Sawyers with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office says... More>>

Four arrested in Alderson drug crackdown

ALDERSON (WVVA) - Four individuals have been arrested following a drug crackdown in Alderson.Officers with the Alderson Police Department used citizen complaints to target specific areas in the city-wide roundup. In a two-hour period on Thursday April 17, officers made three felony arrests and one misdemeanor arrest.Those arrested were:Jeremy Lewis - Delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana) and conspiracy to commit a ... More>>

Demolitions could affect Beckley historic district

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- State historians say a proposed demolition project could threaten uptown Beckley's historic district.Dan Bickey has proposed demolishing three buildings that he owns and developing the space for metered parking... More>>

How spring cleaning can help a local charity

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- While attacking your closet during spring cleaning, instead of throwing away unwanted clothes, you may want to give them to charity.The Women's Resource Center is asking for your help in donating unwanted personal items for all sizes, kids to adults.This is to help sexual assault victims who come into the hospital. When a victim comes into the emergency room, sometimes the only thing they have to wear out of the ER is a gown. From the personal items donated in this campaign,... More>>

UPDATE: Man caught in door-to-door scam Video included

TAZEWELL (WVVA) -- Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a man wanted for scams.  Timothy Dillow of North Tazewell is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, a felony charge, after allegedly door-to-door scamming elderly citizens in Tazewell County. More>>

Man accused of crime in Walmart parking lot, caught

PRINCETON (WVVA) -- West Virginia State Police catch a man wanted for stealing in the Princeton Walmart parking lot.  More>>

Mercer county woman pronounced dead in Florida car accident Video included

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (WVVA) -- A woman from Mercer County died in a car accident early Saturday morning. More>>

Old White celebrates 100th anniversary

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -- The Greenbrier Old White Golf Course is making history this Easter weekend. More>>

Structure fire is under investigation in Fayette County Video included

PAX (WVVA) -- A Saturday evening fire was visible from miles away on the turnpike.  The blaze started just after 6 p.m. on Paint Creek Road in Pax, Fayette County.  More>>

One injured in ATV accident

WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) -- An ATV accident sends one person to the hospital. More>>

Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia, some Democrats jumped ship and are running as Republicans against former colleagues. More>>

Fire tears through Raleigh County home Video included

COOL RIDGE (WVVA) -- A family is left homeless after their house was destroyed by fire. More>>

Bar shooting sends one to hospital, one to jail Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man has been released from the hospital after a shooting at a local bar. The shooter is in custody. More>>

Healthy living challenge revives rivalry between Wyoming East and Westside Video included

MULLENS (WVVA) -- The battle of Wyoming County was back in action this week. Students at Westside and Wyoming East high schools competed in a fitness and healthy living challenge... More>>

Students compete in BSC's Engineering and Technology Olympics Video included

BRUSHFORK, W. Va (WVVA)-- For a group of college students, today was all about robots, slingshots, and hoops. Students at the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Bluefield State College held Engineering Olympic games at the Brushfork armory. Through events like a bridge build, a robot competition, and field math, they practiced skills that rely their knowledge of physics with a fun and competitive twist. "[We're] teaching them a little bit about the laws of physics and ... More>>

Beckley officer, K9 partner receive honor

Cpl. Blume and Ciro; courtesy Facebook Cpl. Blume and Ciro; courtesy Facebook

BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Beckley Police officer and his four-legged partner have been named Officer and K-9 of the Year by the West Virginia Police Canine Association.Corporal Jamie Blume and Ciro... More>>

Drug addiction center may soon locate in Mercer Co.

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Bluefield, W.Va. (WVVA)-A long-term drug addiction center could soon be coming to Mercer County .Scott Adkins, Executive Director of The Healing Place in Huntington, tells WVVA they are awaiting approval... More>>

Group brings new shoes to McDowell County children Video included

BRADSHAW (WVVA) - Hundreds of pairs of shoes were delivered to elementary students in McDowell County Thursday.The shoes were delivered by ‘Save The Children’ and were donated by Toms... More>>

UPDATE: Crews respond to tractor-trailer fires on I-77 South

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ATHENS (WVVA) - One southbound lane of Interstate 77 South near the Athens exit was closed Thursday as crews responded to at least one tractor-trailer fire... More>>

Change opens WIC services to more W.Va. families

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says a program intended to keep mothers and their young children healthy has raised its income eligibility guidelines. 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>>

Student Issues Day at James Monroe High School Video included

MONROE COUNTY (WVVA)- For the past two years students at James Monroe High School have participated in Student Issues Day. During the once yearly event multiple speakers come and teach ninth through twelfth graders every day lessons.There are more than a dozen demonstrations.For this year's event local emergency workers put on a mock DUI demonstration. Officials say they want to make sure students get the full experience.There is less than a month until prom or graduation. Officials hope this... More>>

Police use current case to shine a light on marital rape Video included

PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- You may be aware April is designated as "Sexual Assault Awareness Month," but you may not be familiar with the full definition of "sexual assault" under West Virginia law.Spousal, or marital rape, is a form of sexual assault that police say is under-reported. A recent case making its way through Mercer County court addresses alleged marital sexual assault .Athens police say Ahmed, or "Ed", Salau is charged with first degree sexual assault after allegedly raping his w... More>>

Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler to headline Friends of Coal Auto Fair Video included

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - Country music stars Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler will be the featured performers at this year's Friends of Coal Auto Fair in Beckley.The popular artists will take the stage on July 19 at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley... More>>

Former doctor's office employee sentence for drug fraud

BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – Tina Marie Richmond, age 41, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for obtaining oxycodone by fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin... More>>

Beckley man gets 2 years for defrauding business

BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Mark Randall Trump, 44, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to serve two years in federal prison for defrauding Walker Machinery... More>>

UPDATE: One lane of Route 20 re-opened near Hinton

HINTON (WVVA) - One lane of Route 20 has been reopened as crews continue to work at the site of a rockslide. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area at the intersection of Routes 20 and 3, near the Veterans Memorial Bridge... 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

    Photo by Lindsay OliverPhoto by Lindsay Oliver
    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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