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First week on the job for Bluefield, WV City Manager

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Bluefield's new City Manager says he is ready to make a difference. Dane Rideout has been on the job less than a week... More>>

UPDATE: Dozens of scam victims come forward

Billy Jo Gwinn Billy Jo Gwinn

RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - Rainelle police say more than 60 people have come forward saying they were victims of a scam by Billy Jo Gwinn.Officers say she gives a sob story to people about needing money for a sick family member or family members that are stranded in another state.She's currently in Southern Regional Jail on two counts of fraudulent schemes and parole violation.Officer Chris Bishop is one of the investigating officers. He says since her arrest, recent victims say someone that looks... More>>

Security scam spreads into four counties Video included

Jerry Lewallen Jerry Lewallen

RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - West Virginia State Police say Jerry Lewallen gets people to pay him hundreds of dollars for a security system that he never comes back to install. They believe there are more victims out there, but they have yet to come forward."We don't know who they are, we just know that based on the investigation, on evidence obtained, that there are other victims that haven't come forward yet," said Sgt. D.A. Evans.After we originally aired the story, victims from four counties hav... More>>

W.Va. agency gets $560K in mine safety funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is receiving more than $560,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. More>>

WV Education Service Personnel Employee of the Year

A. Gail Shewsbury A. Gail Shewsbury

NEWS RELEASE (MERCER COUNTY) Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School... More>>

Beckley man admits to getting girlfriend to steal pain pills

Daniel Koehler Daniel Koehler

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man pleads guilty in federal court to obtaining oxycodone by fraud. Prosecutors say Daniel Koehler, 30... More>>

More than $12 million awarded to WV justice and community service programs

CHARLESTON (WVVA) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announces a total of $12,769,410 in grant funding to go towards 157 justice and community service programs in West Virginia. View list of organizations awarded funding in our area. More>>

Rahall takes tour of Brush Creek Watershed Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Rep. Nick Rahall takes a tour of the Brush Creek Watershed in the Glenwood area of Mercer County... More>>

Beckley man admits to dealing heroin

Michael Dow Michael Dow

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man admits to dealing heroin. Michael Dow, 44, pled guilty on Wednesday in federal court... More>>

Crab Orchard man sentenced on drug charges

Gene "Butch" James Gene "Butch" James

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Crab Orchard man gets 6 months in federal prison for dealing oxycodone.Gene “Butch” James, 44... More>>

DEA moves hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substance

(WVVA) The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has moved the prescription drug hydrocodone from Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance... More>>

Five People arrested after reports of shots fired in Princeton Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) – Five males are arrested after officers receive reports of shots fired near Courthouse Road in Princeton late Wednesday night.   More>>

Va. students improve, beat national average on ACT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. The Virginia Department of Education reports that Virginia students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year. That tops last year's score of 22.4 and is well above the national average of 21. Virginia students improved and beat the national average in math, reading and science. Virginia's English score remained at 22 but also was above the national average. A... More>>

Capito, Tennant to compete in chamber Senate forum

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U.S. Senate candidate forum next week.State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts says they'll participate in the Aug. 28 event as part of the chamber's annual meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.In the 2nd Congressional District, Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney will participate in a chamber forum Aug 29. The same day, Democrat Glen Gainer and Republican Con... More>>

Miner dies in Buchanan County mine

A coal miner has died in an accident in Buchanan County. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the CONSOL Buchanan Mine No.1. NBC affiliate WCYB reports that Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy spokesperson Tarah Kesterson confirmed that 41-year-old Michael Junior Justice was killed, possibly by electrocution. Justice was a maintenance supervisor and electrician. Justice was pronounced dead at Clinch Valley Medical Center at 12:30 p.m. The actual cause of death will be determi... More>>

New movie theater coming to Lewisburg Video included

LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Many people in the Greenbrier County area will have to travel to Beckley and beyond if they want to see the latest and biggest movies. But that's not for long.Construction has begun on the highly anticipated Cinema 8 Lewisburg."It will be 8 modern digital screens, digital surround, stadium seating and total capacity will be 1,000," said Wes Sheridan, one of the partners in the cinema.Mayor John Manchester says he hopes this proves to be a real asset to all the other wonderf... More>>

Murder suspect captured in Wisconsin

Desean Farley Desean Farley

BECKLEY (WVVA) A man suspected of murder is captured in Wisconsin. Desean Farley, 23, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Service... More>>

Ex-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Former Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Former Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his public corruption trial.McDonnell began his much-anticipated testimony in his own defense Wednesday. The onetime rising national Republican star and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment. More>>

Deputy needs help to buy a protective vest for his K-9

PRINCETON (WVVA) Funding is needed to buy a special protective vest for a local K-9.Senior Deputy D.A. Furches tells WVVA... More>>

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge Video included

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. More>>

WVBE names Shrewsbury 2014 Service Personnel Employee of the Year

Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School

Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School, was recently named the 2014 Service Personnel Employee of the Year. She will be recognized at the September meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education. More>>

Hearing held for man accused of sex crimes with adopted daughter

Kenneth Enox Kenneth Enox

GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) The case against the man accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter will head to the Grand Jury.The preliminary hearing for Kenneth Enox, of Renick... More>>

Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks

Pipestem State Park Pipestem State Park

Restaurants at West Virginia's state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants, according to David Pruitt, assistant superintendent at Cacapon State Park. Cacapon and North Bend state parks and Chief Logan Lodge currently post special theme nights and Sunday buffet information Thursdays or Fridays on Facebook. More>>

New details released in fatal fire investigation Video included

NEW DEVELOPMENTS -WVVA has obtained a copy of the criminal complaint in the arrest of Carl Cox, 36, the man charged with first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree arson. More>>

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Jeremy Bufford Jeremy Bufford

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) A man is arrested on drug charges during a routine traffic stop. Jeremy Bufford, 34, of Smithers is charged... More>>

Bank to consolidate 4 branches in Va., W.Va.

HONAKER, Va. (AP) -- New Peoples Bank, Inc. plans to consolidate four branches in Virginia and West Virginia into other branches. Honaker, Virginia-based New Peoples Bank says in a news release... More>>

Police continue search for missing man

RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley continue the search for a man who went missing last month. William “Nick” Daniel, 36, was last seen July 24 at 1:41 a.m... More>>

Deputies in McDowell County bust indoor marijuana grow

RAYSAL HOLLOW (WVVA) An anonymous tip leads deputies in McDowell County to an indoor marijuana grow... More>>

A vehicle goes off the road and into a creek early Wednesday morning

TAZEWELL (WVVA) – At least two people are injured when their vehicle goes off the road and into a creek early Wednesday morning.   More>>

Justice to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The agreement between Justice and the state's Department for Natural Resources is a reduction from the $4.5 million in outstanding penalties he owed for the violations. Kentucky officials said the violations stemmed from the lack of post-mining restoration work required by law at Jus... More>>

4-PALS puts on another great performance

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) “Life, Love, Laughter…an Evening with 4PALS,” lives up to its title. The musical features plenty of songs, comedy, a couple of powerful monologues, and a mother-daughter dance team... More>>

47 arrested in Tazewell County drug roundup

RICHLANDS (WVVA) Nearly five dozen people are arrested on drug charges in Tazewell County. Click on the article to see pictures of 47 people arrested in the roundup. More>>

Lots to do at the Bluefield Lemonade Festival

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -The Lemonade Festival kicks off Friday night in downtown Bluefield, WV. Click on this story to view a list of events. More>>

Registration open for Diabetes Walk in Princeton

The third annual Sweet Feet Walk to Cure Diabetes is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Princeton Track and Soccer Complex. More>>

First day of school photos!

(WVVA) The first day back to school is a big deal to parents, students, and educators. So share this special occasion with us... More>>

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  • Capito, Tennant to compete in chamber Senate forum

    Capito, Tennant to compete in chamber Senate forum

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U.S. Senate candidate forum next week.State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts says they'll participate in the Aug. 28 event as part of the chamber's annual meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.In the 2nd Congressional District, Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney will participate in a chamber forum Aug 29. The same day, Democrat Glen Gainer and Republican Con...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U.S. Senate candidate forum next week.State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts says they'll participate in the Aug. 28 event as part of the chamber's annual meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.In the 2nd Congressional District, Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney will participate in a chamber forum Aug 29. The same day, Democrat Glen Gainer and Republican Con...More >>
  • New movie theater coming to Lewisburg

    New movie theater coming to Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Many people in the Greenbrier County area will have to travel to Beckley and beyond if they want to see the latest and biggest movies. But that's not for long.Construction has begun on the highly anticipated Cinema 8 Lewisburg."It will be 8 modern digital screens, digital surround, stadium seating and total capacity will be 1,000," said Wes Sheridan, one of the partners in the cinema.Mayor John Manchester says he hopes this proves to be a real asset to all the other wonderf...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Many people in the Greenbrier County area will have to travel to Beckley and beyond if they want to see the latest and biggest movies. But that's not for long.Construction has begun on the highly anticipated Cinema 8 Lewisburg."It will be 8 modern digital screens, digital surround, stadium seating and total capacity will be 1,000," said Wes Sheridan, one of the partners in the cinema.Mayor John Manchester says he hopes this proves to be a real asset to all the other wonderf...More >>
  • Ex-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial

    Ex-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial

    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Former Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Former Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his public corruption trial.McDonnell began his much-anticipated testimony in his own defense Wednesday. The onetime rising national Republican star and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment.More >>
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his public corruption trial.McDonnell began his much-anticipated testimony in his own defense Wednesday. The onetime rising national Republican star and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment.More >>
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