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Child Advocacy Group Honored Video included

Daniels (WVVA) An awards ceremony in Raleigh County recognizes law enforcement officers and those who help victims of crime. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin hosted the event on Tuesday at Glade Springs... More>>

UPDATE: escaped inmates caught in Bluefield, VA identified Video included

UPDATE: Law enforcement has identified the two inmates who escaped from work detail and were captured inside the Walmart store in Bluefield, VA.... More>>

Community Foundations of the Virginias announces grant awards

NEWS RELEASE:The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of 38 grants for 2014.  These awards totaling $72,818.20 represent the Foundation's 18th annual grant cycle supporting local nonprofit groups... More>>

Former narcotics officers in pain clinics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Former narcotics officers are being used at some West Virginia pain clinics to screen patients. More>>

Husband, wife found dead in Buchanan County from apparent murder-suicide

BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA (WVVA) Two bodies found in a Buchanan County home on Sunday appear to be the result of a murder-suicide. Deputies responded to a report of gunfire in the Oakwood area... More>>

Accident in Mercer County sends one person to the hospital

MERCER (WVVA) – One person is taken to the hospital after an accident on Athens Road. More>>

A house goes up in flames in Eccles

RALEIGH (WVVA) – A house catches fire just before midnight in Eccles.   More>>

A house fire sends one person to the hospital Tuesday morning

FAYETTE (WVVA) – One person is taken to Montgomery General Hospital following a structure fire early Tuesday morning.   More>>

A mother loses two children too soon Video included

WVVA- Four years ago, an 18-month-old, Isabella Hurley, was brutally beaten to death in Summers County by James Meadows.Meadows is still in prison for the crime. A jury in Monroe County found him guilty of murder. The mother of the young toddler, Kristen Hurley, was charged with child neglect, but an investigation by State Police found she was not home when the child was killed.She was released from prison and has since had another child. A caller informed WVVA that Hurley gave birth to a bab... More>>

Hotels needed to boost Summers County economics Video included

SUMMER'S COUNTY (WVVA)- There are numerous festivals and events that go on each year in Summers County.Tourists travel in and out of the area to enjoy the historic attractions, but leaders say a lot of the money being spent is outside of the county. They attribute a lack of hotels."I think there's great potential and would love to see someone open another hotel, even if it was able to hold another 50 or 150 people," says Hospitality Director of Operations Stephanie Stiffler.There are several ... More>>

What is the definition of child abuse?

(WVVA) Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, is facing child abuse charges after pictures showing his child with laceration marks, began to surface online.The NFL has reinstated Peterson to play...
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Fayette County indictments released

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) More than 50 people are indicted by the latest Grand Jury in Fayette County.The charges include attempted murder, burglary, child neglect resulting in death...
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UPDATE: WVVA tip leads to arrest of man wanted for allegedly exposing himself to teen Video included

A criminal complaint filed in Raleigh County court says that a tip from a WVVA viewer led to the arrest of 42-year-old Charles Asbury.  Asbury is appearing in a Beckley courtroom Monday afternoon. More>>

Police respond to school bus accident in Raleigh County

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Raleigh County school bus is involved in a minor accident Monday afternoon... More>>

September 15 proclaimed 'Julie Kade Day'

During the halftime ceremonies at Princeton Senior High School, one very special Mercer County Schools' Teacher received quite a surprise. When the announcer said that Monday, September 15, will be a special day in Mercer County for a long time employee of the Mercer County Board of Education who would be honored for her contributions to Princeton Senior High School, to the community, and to the students she served, unbeknownst to Kade, he was taking about her – the band direct... More>>

Death investigation an apparent suicide, Raleigh County Sheriff's Captain says

Police are investigating the death of a man found in the parking lot of an abandoned gas station. According to Captain Jim Bare with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office, the death is an apparent suicide.
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Kitten believed to have been thrown from car is recovering Video included

A kitten is recovering after it's believed to have been thrown out of a moving car on Saturday. The Greenbrier County Humane Society posted pictures on their Facebook page of the kitten who had a bloody and scratched face and a chipped tooth. More>>

GHS Graduate's Final Wish Fulfilled

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Life long friends full filled a classmate's wish on Sunday.Nearly a dozen of Carla Lewis's friends, loved ones, and former classmates from Graham High School's graduating class of 1974 spread her ashes over East River Mountain. Lloyd Bowers, one of Carla's friends says, "It was a chance for all of us to be together. We are full filling her one last wish to be here among her classmates and friends. And for all of us to bid farewell to her and for her to come home"Carla died a... More>>

Businesses see a boost from GHS 100 year celebration Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- According to Town Council Member, Lee Riffe this year's Autumn Jamboree was the most successful event the town has had in nearly 10 years."There were always people inside the stores and inside the tents with the vendors," says Riffe. Saturday morning kicked off with more than 300 people in Jack Asbury Square. By the end of the day at least 700 people were downtown.Vicki Mahood is the manager of the Corner Stone Gift Shop she says, "Most of the time the autumn jamboree is out... More>>

Man dies after shooting at party in Beckley

A man dies after being shot at a party early Sunday morning in Beckley.

The sheriff's office says just after midnight they were called to a shooting at a home on Lost Acres Lane in Maxwell Hill.

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UPDATE: Two arrested after Beckley shooting Video included

Two people are in custody after being involved in a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.  Beckley Police arrested Jermaine Johnson, 24, of Beckley and a 17-year-old juvenile in connection to the shooting that happened around 3 p.m. Saturday in east Beckley. More>>

Kids learn firearm safety for free Video included

Local kids are getting the opportunity to learn how do use fire arms safely. And the best part? It was all for free."If a parent has a gun for personal protection and it's hid somewhere or even exposed somewhere, they're responsible if the kids get a hold of that fire arm," explains Steve Hudnall, Co-Owner of SL Pistol Range. "The most important word is safety, we need to teach kids."SL is in Caldwell, WV near Lewisburg. They held a youth day on Saturday afternoon sponsored by the NRA. It was... More>>

Shelley Moore, Former WV First Lady, Dies

(WVVA)- Former First Lady Shelley Riley Moore died on Saturday. She was 88-years-old.Shelley was the wife of three time West Virginia Governor Arch Moore and the mother of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.A number of WV officials sent their condolences to the family after Moore's passing.Governor Earl Ray Tomblin released this statement saying, "Former First Lady Shelley Moore represented West Virginia with grace and class throughout her life. Joanne and I extend our sincere sympathies to her family... More>>

Celebrating 50 years of CASE WV

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Saturday, September 14, 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of Community Action of South Eastern WV.Employees gathered at Mercer Mall to inform local residents about CASE and what all the organization offers. Officials used the celebration as a reminder to the public that the organization is setup to help.Oraetta Hubbard, the Executive Director of Case says, "We are all apart of the community and we serve individuals and families. And it's important that everybody know and understa... More>>

Fundraisers for Greenbrier County Special Olympics Video included

At Walmart on Saturday morning, you could find the Greenbrier County Special Olympics team selling delicious baked goods and barbeque treats. The athletes are raising money for a trip to Charleston next weekend to compete in a regional bowling tournament. More>>

Man accused of cooking ex-girlfriend’s dog and feeding it to her

A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her. Ryan Watenpaugh of Palo Cedro was arrested Thursday. He remains jailed Friday.Watenpaugh's ex told police he had repeatedly struck her while they were dating and that after one assault, she left her Redding apartment and returned to find her Pomeranian, "Bear," missing. More>>

More than 70 indicted in Raleigh County

(WVVA) More than 70 people are indicted by the Grand Jury in Raleigh County. The listed was released today by the Prosecutor's Office. Charges include child neglect, drug offenses, fraud, first-degree murder, malicious wounding, and possession of child pornography... More>>

Intoxicated woman arrested at a high school football game was carrying a gun

MEADOW BRIDGE (WVVA) A woman arrested for public intoxication at a high school football game was carrying a gun. According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Lisa Dawn Lizotte, 44... More>>

75 people indicted by the Tazewell Co. Grand Jury

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Seventy-five people have been indicted by the latest Grand Jury in Tazewell County on a total of 240 charges. The charges include assault, burglary, drug offenses, larceny, and worthless checks... More>>

SLIDESHOW: Full Harvest Moon

Skies cleared enough Tuesday night for view of the full 'Harvest' moon. The Harvest moon isn't always in September, but sometimes in October. It is so named for it's close arrival... More>>

Which scarecrow is your favorite?

PRINCETON (WVVA) - The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its countdown to Autumnfest by encouraging local businesses to build scarecrows -- and help a local charity in the process... More>>

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  • US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:02:06 GMT
    Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.More >>
    Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.More >>
  • Police respond to school bus accident in Raleigh County

    Police respond to school bus accident in Raleigh County

    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Raleigh County school bus is involved in a minor accident Monday afternoon...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Raleigh County school bus is involved in a minor accident Monday afternoon...More >>
  • September 15 proclaimed 'Julie Kade Day'

    September 15 proclaimed 'Julie Kade Day'

    During the halftime ceremonies at Princeton Senior High School, one very special Mercer County Schools' Teacher received quite a surprise. When the announcer said that Monday, September 15, will be a special day in Mercer County for a long time employee of the Mercer County Board of Education who would be honored for her contributions to Princeton Senior High School, to the community, and to the students she served, unbeknownst to Kade, he was taking about her – the band direct...More >>
    During the halftime ceremonies at Princeton Senior High School, one very special Mercer County Schools' Teacher received quite a surprise. When the announcer said that Monday, September 15, will be a special day in Mercer County for a long time employee of the Mercer County Board of Education who would be honored for her contributions to Princeton Senior High School, to the community, and to the students she served, unbeknownst to Kade, he was taking about her – the band direct...More >>
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