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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>>

UPDATE: Roosters seized from cockfighting home Video included

OAKVALE (WVVA) - One rooster is fighting for its life and Animal Control is in the process of seizing more than 100 other roosters from the cockfighting investigation out of Mercer County.While the owners of the roosters were only cited with a misdemeanor, they are getting all of their 128 roosters taken away.Animal Control officer Tracy Monninger tells WVVA that most residences will only have one to two roosters. This many throws up a red flag.More than half of the birds are being taken from... More>>

SLIDESHOW: April (Snow) Showers

Photo by Kathy Woods Photo by Kathy Woods

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Spring took a break on Tuesday, giving way to winter-like conditions across the Two Virginias.Temperatures fell quickly through the morning -- from highs around 60 into the 30s. By afternoon, snow... More>>

SLIDESHOW: 'Blood Moon' over the Two Virginias

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The photos in the this slideshow were contributed by WVVA viewers during the 'blood moon' on April 15, 2014.If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to connect@wvva.com, or share it on Facebook at WVVA News. More>>

Woman on trial for hitting store employee in parking lot Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A trial is underway in Mercer County for a woman accused of hitting a store employee with her car as the worker tried to stop a theft.Dustie Beller is charged with attempted murder... More>>

Ex-firefighter charged with arson in Buchanan County blazes

GRUNDY (WVVA) - A former firefighter has been charged with four counts of arson after allegedly starting fires that burned hundreds of acres in Buchanan County.Shane Rife, 19, of Grundy is accused of starting the... More>>

Bluefield a Tree City

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The City of Bluefield has once again been designated as a 'Tree City USA' by the Arbor Day Foundation.Bluefield joins more than 3,400 other cities recognized by the program by meeting the four requirements... More>>

Where you can find Tax Day freebies

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following restaurant chains are offering freebies on Tax Day, April 15:Great American Cookie Company (locations in Mercer Mall and Crossroads Road) is giving away .... More>>

LATEST: Officials Release the Name of the Victim in Sunday Night's Shooting Video included

HINTON (WVVA) -- Police are looking for two male suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting Sunday evening. More>>

A Car Hits A Pedestrian, Sending Him to the Hospital Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- According to the Mercer County Sheriff's department, a man was walking down the road when a car swerved, hitting him. The call came in a little before 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The More>>

Human remains found in shallow grave Video included

WYOMING CO. (WVVA) - Human remains are found on the property of a Wyoming County man who is already in custody for another murder.
On Thursday, authorities used a search warrant at the home of Oscar Combs Senior, where skeletal remains were discovered in a shallow makeshift grave.
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Snow in the Forecast for Tuesday Video included

WVVA (Bluefield, WV) – Yes, snow is back in the forecast. Yes, we know it’s April.

A strong cold front will bring periods of rain to the Two Virginias through Tuesday morning. Rain may be heavy at times and accompanied by thunder and occasional gusty winds. Many will see rain totals of a
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The First of 4 Lunar Eclipses for the US

WVVA (Bluefield, WV) -- The morning of Tuesday, April 15th, the US will be in position to see a full lunar eclipse. This will be the first in a consecutive series of 4 total lunar eclipses (called a tetrad) all about 6 months from each other. The second eclipse in this group will be October 8, 2014, the third: More>>

State police bust cockfighting operation

Princeton, West Virginia - West Virginia State Troopers cited two Mercer County residents for hosting an illegal venture in connection to reports of cockfighting. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, troopers joined the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and responded to 451 Browns Cemetery Road, near Oakvale, West Virginia after receiving information concerning cock fighting. Upon arrival, officers say it was evident that a cock fighting event had recently occurred. Two roosters were found to be sev... More>>

The Greenbrier Announces Pete Sampras as Tennis Pro Emeritus

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA)- Pete Sampras will be the new tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier Resort. Resort staff sent out a press release announcing Sampras on Monday. He is the resort's first More>>

Man arrested in ax attack

Gary, WV (WVVA)-A man is arrested for attacking a car with and ax-hitting a teenager in the head. It happened Saturday night in Gary, McDowell County. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect caught in early morning robbery Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man caused a ruckus robbing a convenience store Sunday morning. Darnell Jackson, 33, of Beckley is accused of second degree robbery.  More>>

W.Va. schools to get free computer system upgrades

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.The Charleston Daily Mail reports that schools will enter the agreement with Microsoft on July 1. Under the agreement, schools can upgrade their computers' operating systems without cost if the hardware can handle the upgrade. Many school computers still use the 12-year-old Windows XP system. Microsoft ended support for Windows XP last w... More>>

Va. trial set for coal companies' legal battle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A long-running legal battle between two coal companies is headed for trial in Virginia. The Charleston Gazette says an April 21 trial is set in Grundy, Va., for a lawsuit filed by Hugh Caperton against Massey Energy. Caperton claims his companies, Harman Mining Corp. and Sovereign Coal Sales, were financially damaged when Massey slashed the amount of coal it had agreed to buy from them. Caperton originally sued Massey in 1998 in Boone County, W.Va. A jury awarded $5... More>>

W. Va barn demolition reveals 19th century school

MONTCALM, W.Va. (AP) -- A barn demolition project in Mercer County has uncovered a 19th century log school. Brian Pigg discovered the hand-hewn logs at his barn's core while removing siding. The barn is located on Browning Lambert Mountain in the Montcalm area. Retired Montcalm High School history teacher Jack Johnson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraphthat the log structure was once known as the Mullins School. Pigg says the demolition project is on hold while he determines his next step. H... More>>

Capito comments on request for support in equal pay Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- With the Paycheck Fairness Act in the news, a West Virginia republican is getting phone calls from politicians across the aisle. More>>

Church community celebrates milestone

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Sunday marks one century of praise and worship at Ada United Methodist Church.P More>>

"Eggstravaganza" takes over Bluefield Video included

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- Thousands of children and their families made their way to Graham Recreation Park for the fourth annual Eggstravaganza. More>>

Bluefield College continues Appalachian tradition Video included

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- The sights, sounds and tastes of Appalachia were out for all to see at a local college. More>>

Theatre West Virginia auctions tangible memories Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Theatre West Virginia held an auction Saturday, selling different props that have been featured in productions over the years. More>>

House fire threatens nearby wooded area

RALEIGH (WVVA) -- Fire destroyed a mobile home Saturday afternoon.  According to dispatchers, the home was on Winterset Lane off of Raleigh Ridge Road, just outside Beckley.  More>>

Argument escalates into stabbing in Raleigh County

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- One person is injured after a late night argument. More>>

UPDATE: Officials identify victims in W.Va. plane crash Video included

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Officials say a married couple from Ohio died after their plane crashed in Kanawha County. More>>

Lewisburg Chocolate Festival has Record Ticket Sales Video included

LEWISBURG (WVVA)- Thousands of people headed to the eighth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival in Greenbrier County.There were 35 vendors set up for patrons to get chocolate treats from. First timers such as Tyler Harclerode say, "A lot of people who have been here before said, it's one of their favorite events. I had to come."He noted that the chocolate martinis from Del Sol and frozen yogurts from Sweet Frog were his suggestions for any other new comers. In order to get a tasting of any tre... More>>

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  • Man arrested in ax attack

    Man arrested in ax attack

    Gary, WV (WVVA)-A man is arrested for attacking a car with and ax-hitting a teenager in the head. It happened Saturday night in Gary, McDowell County.More >>
    Gary, WV (WVVA)-A man is arrested for attacking a car with and ax-hitting a teenager in the head. It happened Saturday night in Gary, McDowell County.More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspect caught in early morning robbery

    UPDATE: Suspect caught in early morning robbery

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man caused a ruckus robbing a convenience store Sunday morning. Darnell Jackson, 33, of Beckley is accused of second degree robbery. More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man caused a ruckus robbing a convenience store Sunday morning. Darnell Jackson, 33, of Beckley is accused of second degree robbery. More >>
  • W. Va barn demolition reveals 19th century school

    W. Va barn demolition reveals 19th century school

    MONTCALM, W.Va. (AP) -- A barn demolition project in Mercer County has uncovered a 19th century log school. Brian Pigg discovered the hand-hewn logs at his barn's core while removing siding. The barn is located on Browning Lambert Mountain in the Montcalm area. Retired Montcalm High School history teacher Jack Johnson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraphthat the log structure was once known as the Mullins School. Pigg says the demolition project is on hold while he determines his next step. H...More >>
    MONTCALM, W.Va. (AP) -- A barn demolition project in Mercer County has uncovered a 19th century log school. Brian Pigg discovered the hand-hewn logs at his barn's core while removing siding. The barn is located on Browning Lambert Mountain in the Montcalm area. Retired Montcalm High School history teacher Jack Johnson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraphthat the log structure was once known as the Mullins School. Pigg says the demolition project is on hold while he determines his next step. H...More >>
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