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  • Princeton man sues GM over wife's crash death

    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

    Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

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    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
  • Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Bluefield Elks hosts swimming lessons for children

    Bluefield Elks hosts swimming lessons for children

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVVA)- Swimming lessons for children were in full swing this morning over at the Bluefield Elks.Today's class consisted of kids ranging from kindergarten to third grade that attend the Wade Center's summer enrichment program, which enrolls kids all the way up through high school.
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    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVVA)- Swimming lessons for children were in full swing this morning over at the Bluefield Elks.Today's class consisted of kids ranging from kindergarten to third grade that attend the Wade Center's summer enrichment program, which enrolls kids all the way up through high school.

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  • Feds commit to health studies on spilled chemical

    Feds commit to health studies on spilled chemical

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January...More >>
  • Beckley restaurant closes

    Beckley restaurant closes

    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - After more than two years of service, the Boston Beanery in Beckley has closed...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - After more than two years of service, the Boston Beanery in Beckley has closed...More >>
  • UPDATE: Plea reached in 2009 Pizza Plus slayings

    UPDATE: Plea reached in 2009 Pizza Plus slayings

    Tazewell Co. (WVVA) - We have some breaking news out of Tazewell County. The man charged with the March 2009 murder of his parents has entered a no contest plea on two counts of capital murder with robbery.

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    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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  • Appalachian Teen Challenge gets boost

    Appalachian Teen Challenge gets boost

    Athens, W. Va. (WVVA)-Appalachian Teen Challenge gets a big boost from a recent fundraiser...More >>
    Athens, W. Va. (WVVA)-Appalachian Teen Challenge gets a big boost from a recent fundraiser...More >>
  • Dirty Girl Mud Run in Charleston canceled

    Dirty Girl Mud Run in Charleston canceled

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Organizers of a Charleston running event that was canceled for this weekend says it won't issue refunds.Organizers of the Dirty Girl Mud Run...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Organizers of a Charleston running event that was canceled for this weekend says it won't issue refunds.Organizers of the Dirty Girl Mud Run...More >>
  • "Hollow" documentary showing in Washington D.C.

    "Hollow" documentary showing in Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C. (WVVA)- There was a special showing of the documentary "Hollow" at our nation's Capitol on Tuesday. "Hollow" is a film by Elaine McMillion about the "boom and bust" of McDowell County, W. Va...More >>
    Washington D.C. (WVVA)- There was a special showing of the documentary "Hollow" at our nation's Capitol on Tuesday. "Hollow" is a film by Elaine McMillion about the "boom and bust" of McDowell County, W. Va...More >>
  • Veterans await reopening of Greenbrier VA clinic

    Veterans await reopening of Greenbrier VA clinic

    MAXWELTON, WV (WVVA) - A veterans clinic hopes to reopen it's doors soon after shutting down back in June due to air pollution concerns."I hope they took it very seriously because it's a serious problem," Vietnam veteran Ray Erskine told WVVA. "If it's making the employees sick than it can make other people sick also."Erskine is one of the patients at the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic for veterans. They have been closed since June after employees reported feeling sick while at ...More >>
    MAXWELTON, WV (WVVA) - A veterans clinic hopes to reopen it's doors soon after shutting down back in June due to air pollution concerns."I hope they took it very seriously because it's a serious problem," Vietnam veteran Ray Erskine told WVVA. "If it's making the employees sick than it can make other people sick also."Erskine is one of the patients at the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic for veterans. They have been closed since June after employees reported feeling sick while at ...More >>
  • Greenbrier County crews respond to tanker fire in Pocahontas Co.

    Greenbrier County crews respond to tanker fire in Pocahontas Co.

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    BARTOW (WVVA) - Crews from Greenbrier County were called to assist in containing a tanker truck fire in Pocahontas County Tuesday.The incident occurred near the intersection...More >>
    BARTOW (WVVA) - Crews from Greenbrier County were called to assist in containing a tanker truck fire in Pocahontas County Tuesday.The incident occurred near the intersection...More >>
  • Man crushed to death in accident

    Man crushed to death in accident

    Fayette County (WVVA) - A man is killed after being crushed by a truck he was working on...More >>
    Fayette County (WVVA) - A man is killed after being crushed by a truck he was working on...More >>
  • Seventeen arrested in drug roundup

    Seventeen arrested in drug roundup

    Raleigh County (WVVA) - A drug round up nets 17 individuals in Raleigh County.Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are still looking for nine suspects...More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA) - A drug round up nets 17 individuals in Raleigh County.Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are still looking for nine suspects...More >>
  • New criminals added to APB list

    New criminals added to APB list

    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
  • Database aids area fight against meth

    Database aids area fight against meth

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
  • Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
  • Rockefeller calls for improvements to Black Lung claims process

    Rockefeller calls for improvements to Black Lung claims process

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following remarks as prepared for the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety’s hearing titled...More >>
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following remarks as prepared for the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety’s hearing titled...More >>
  • Search for armed robbery suspect

    Search for armed robbery suspect

    Greenbrier County, W. Va. (WVVA)-Deputies in Greenbrier County are searching for an armed robbery suspect.It happened Tuesday morning around 12:30 am at Lewee’s on Route 60 near White Sulphur Springs..More >>
    Greenbrier County, W. Va. (WVVA)-Deputies in Greenbrier County are searching for an armed robbery suspect.It happened Tuesday morning around 12:30 am at Lewee’s on Route 60 near White Sulphur Springs..More >>
  • UPDATE: Former PIkeView Coach, Teacher Pleads Guilty to Charges

    UPDATE: Former PIkeView Coach, Teacher Pleads Guilty to Charges

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A former teacher and coach at PikeView High School who resigned earlier this year amid a state police investigation has been arrested. Jonathon Kirk was taken into custody Monday afternoonMore >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A former teacher and coach at PikeView High School who resigned earlier this year amid a state police investigation has been charged with multiple sex crimes. Jonathan Kirk, 34, turnedMore >>
  • W.Va. AG warns job seekers of fake job ad scams

    W.Va. AG warns job seekers of fake job ad scams

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginians about fake job postings and other employment scams online.Morrisey says scammers see places where people are looking...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginians about fake job postings and other employment scams online.Morrisey says scammers see places where people are looking...More >>
  • Arch Coal Idles Complex in Virginia, Kentucky

    Arch Coal Idles Complex in Virginia, Kentucky

    Arch Coal Idles Complex in Virginia, Kentucky

    More than 200 jobs will be lost when Arch Coal idles its mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky.More >>
    More than 200 jobs will be lost when Arch Coal idles its mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky.More >>
  • McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

    McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- A McDowell County magistrate appears in court, charged with altering public documents.Now 3 circuit court judges are deciding whether the charges are valid.A 3-judge panel heard the case Monday after McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox was indicted last month on 2 misdemeanor charges. A man named Kevin Wade claims that Cox altered his personal safety order requests.Wade is now asking that Cox be removed from office, saying that after the magistrate denied the orders, he...More >>
    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- A McDowell County magistrate appears in court, charged with altering public documents.Now 3 circuit court judges are deciding whether the charges are valid.A 3-judge panel heard the case Monday after McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox was indicted last month on 2 misdemeanor charges. A man named Kevin Wade claims that Cox altered his personal safety order requests.Wade is now asking that Cox be removed from office, saying that after the magistrate denied the orders, he...More >>
  • New Housing in Bluefield WV

    New Housing in Bluefield WV

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The construction on Highland Ave in Bluefield, WV is coming to an end. CASE West Virginia and the West Virginia Housing Development Authority have created new low income homes for families. Seven new homes have been rebuilt on Highland Ave, an area that was once an eye sore.CASE Executive Director, Oraetta Hubbard says, "We took an area of the city that really needed a lot of help and have pretty much redone one whole section of it."The funding came from the state. As of rig...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The construction on Highland Ave in Bluefield, WV is coming to an end. CASE West Virginia and the West Virginia Housing Development Authority have created new low income homes for families. Seven new homes have been rebuilt on Highland Ave, an area that was once an eye sore.CASE Executive Director, Oraetta Hubbard says, "We took an area of the city that really needed a lot of help and have pretty much redone one whole section of it."The funding came from the state. As of rig...More >>
  • UPDATE: Another man arrested in connection with Greenbrier Co. drug bust

    UPDATE: Another man arrested in connection with Greenbrier Co. drug bust

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    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Another man is arrested in connection with three people facing felony drug charges out of Ronceverte, WV. However, his charges weren't drug related.Justin Morris, 30, was arrested early Monday morning for felony daytime burglary and petty larceny.Ronceverte Police Chief J.R. Byer Jr. says Morris stole rings and other items from the home of Wanda and Larry Jennings on Friday after the couple was taken to jail.He was found with the rings on him when he was arrested.The Jennin...More >>
    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Another man is arrested in connection with three people facing felony drug charges out of Ronceverte, WV. However, his charges weren't drug related.Justin Morris, 30, was arrested early Monday morning for felony daytime burglary and petty larceny.Ronceverte Police Chief J.R. Byer Jr. says Morris stole rings and other items from the home of Wanda and Larry Jennings on Friday after the couple was taken to jail.He was found with the rings on him when he was arrested.The Jennin...More >>
  • Greenbrier Co. veterans' clinic looks to reopen

    Greenbrier Co. veterans' clinic looks to reopen

    MAXWELTON (WVVA) - A local veterans clinic may soon be reopening after temporarily closing it's doors because of suspected air pollution.The Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic has been closed since June 6th after employees say they became ill while at work. No veterans reported becoming sick.The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation owns the building. GVEDC Executive Director Stephen Weir says they recently hired an environmental testing company to test the air. ...More >>
    MAXWELTON (WVVA) - A local veterans clinic may soon be reopening after temporarily closing it's doors because of suspected air pollution.The Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic has been closed since June 6th after employees say they became ill while at work. No veterans reported becoming sick.The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation owns the building. GVEDC Executive Director Stephen Weir says they recently hired an environmental testing company to test the air. ...More >>
  • Man flown to Raleigh Co. after ATV accident

    Man flown to Raleigh Co. after ATV accident

    A man is life-flighted this morning after losing control on his ATV and falling down a mountainside.The 32-year -old victim was flown from Frankford to Raleigh County Memorial where West Virginia Senior State Trooper Brett Simmons says he is being treated for back injuries.Simmons says the victim was trying to pass a car on a one-lane road at about 8 a.m. this morning. He was passing on the side near the edge of the cliff and fell about 60-feet down the mountain. "He actually lost control on ...More >>
    A man is life-flighted this morning after losing control on his ATV and falling down a mountainside.The 32-year -old victim was flown from Frankford to Raleigh County Memorial where West Virginia Senior State Trooper Brett Simmons says he is being treated for back injuries.Simmons says the victim was trying to pass a car on a one-lane road at about 8 a.m. this morning. He was passing on the side near the edge of the cliff and fell about 60-feet down the mountain. "He actually lost control on ...More >>
  • Woman injured after driving car into creek

    Woman injured after driving car into creek

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    WELCH (WVVA) - A woman was transported to a nearby hospital Monday after crashing into Elkhorn Creek in McDowell County.The crash occurred around 2 p.m. in Welch...More >>
    WELCH (WVVA) - A woman was transported to a nearby hospital Monday after crashing into Elkhorn Creek in McDowell County.The crash occurred around 2 p.m. in Welch...More >>
  • Positive drug test delays sentencing for ex-football player

    Positive drug test delays sentencing for ex-football player

    PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) - A former Concord football player's sentencing hearing has been delayed after he tested positive for marijuana. Riyahd Richardson had plead guilty to conspiracy in connection with an alleged drug deal last November. His hearing has been rescheduled for August 25.Another former Concord player, Marrico Sanders, has been sentenced to three years' probation in South Carolina for his part in the alleged drug transaction. He was sentenced with Deferred Adjudication. If he stay...More >>
    PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) - A former Concord football player's sentencing hearing has been delayed after he tested positive for marijuana. Riyahd Richardson had plead guilty to conspiracy in connection with an alleged drug deal last November. His hearing has been rescheduled for August 25.Another former Concord player, Marrico Sanders, has been sentenced to three years' probation in South Carolina for his part in the alleged drug transaction. He was sentenced with Deferred Adjudication. If he stay...More >>
  • Tazewell County business robbed

    Tazewell County business robbed

     TAZEWELL (WVVA)- An investigation is underway after a business is robbed in Tazewell County. According to Sheriff Brian Hieatt with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, a man robbed the Crazy Horse Two late last night in Boissevain....More >>
     TAZEWELL (WVVA)- An investigation is underway after a business is robbed in Tazewell County. According to Sheriff Brian Hieatt with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, a man robbed the Crazy Horse Two late last night in Boissevain....
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  • Dollar General robberies suspect in court

    Dollar General robberies suspect in court

    Beckley (WVVA) A man accused in a pair of robberies at the Dollar General in Glen Daniel has a preliminary hearing in Beckley....More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) A man accused in a pair of robberies at the Dollar General in Glen Daniel has a preliminary hearing in Beckley....More >>
  • Man's body found in New River

    Man's body found in New River

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River.Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall.Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that crosses the river near Bisset Park.Witnesses told police that the man was trying to walk across the river when he went under the water.The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office in RoanokeMore >>
    RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River.Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall.Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that crosses the river near Bisset Park.Witnesses told police that the man was trying to walk across the river when he went under the water.The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office in RoanokeMore >>
  • Raleigh Co. Relay for Life Golf Tournament

    Raleigh Co. Relay for Life Golf Tournament

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA)- Raleigh County Relay for Life is looking to raise $110,000 by mid August. As of this past week, Raleigh Relay raised $60,000 dollars. To help them meet their goal Walgreens is hosting the first ever Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Briar Patch next weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th.More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA)- Raleigh County Relay for Life is looking to raise $110,000 by mid August. As of this past week, Raleigh Relay raised $60,000 dollars. To help them meet their goal Walgreens is hosting the first ever Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Briar Patch next weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th.More >>
  • Raleigh Co. Brothers Accused of Malicious Attack

    Raleigh Co. Brothers Accused of Malicious Attack

    WHITESVILLE (WVVA)- According to a criminal complaint, Sidney and Manuel Williams are accused of a malicious attack that happened in Whitesville, Raleigh County.West Virginia State Police received a phone call from Raleigh General Hospital stating that a man came into the emergency room with lacerations on his face and the upper part of his body.The man told officers that Sidney and Manuel Williams came into his home and one man hit him in the face while the other kicked him repeatedly. The W...More >>
    WHITESVILLE (WVVA)- According to a criminal complaint, Sidney and Manuel Williams are accused of a malicious attack that happened in Whitesville, Raleigh County.West Virginia State Police received a phone call from Raleigh General Hospital stating that a man came into the emergency room with lacerations on his face and the upper part of his body.The man told officers that Sidney and Manuel Williams came into his home and one man hit him in the face while the other kicked him repeatedly. The W...More >>
  • Three People Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges

    Three People Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges

    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Wanda and Larry Jennings of Ronceverte and Donna Harmon of Princeton are all in Southern Regional Jail for felony drug charges.According to a press release sent out by Ronceverte Police they received an anonymous tip stating that drug activity was happening inside the Jennings' Ronceverte home.After doing confirming the information police obtained a search warrant for the residence on Chestnut St. When they entered the home they found prescription pills and cash. While insi...More >>
    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Wanda and Larry Jennings of Ronceverte and Donna Harmon of Princeton are all in Southern Regional Jail for felony drug charges.According to a press release sent out by Ronceverte Police they received an anonymous tip stating that drug activity was happening inside the Jennings' Ronceverte home.After doing confirming the information police obtained a search warrant for the residence on Chestnut St. When they entered the home they found prescription pills and cash. While insi...More >>
  • Athletes gather for friendly competition in Ghent

    Athletes gather for friendly competition in Ghent

    GHENT (WVVA) -- The inaugural Beckley Physical Medicine Coalfield War Games took place at Skyline Resort Saturday in Ghent.More >>
    GHENT (WVVA) -- The inaugural Beckley Physical Medicine Coalfield War Games took place at Skyline Resort Saturday in Ghent.More >>
  • Pizza contest between feuding families

    Pizza contest between feuding families

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The historical drama between the feuding Hatfields and McCoys families continued at the Friends of Coal Auto Fair.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The historical drama between the feuding Hatfields and McCoys families continued at the Friends of Coal Auto Fair.More >>
  • Fire destroys building at W.Va. resort

    Fire destroys building at W.Va. resort

    DANIELS (WVVA) -- Fire was reported at Glade Springs resort overnight Friday.  Raleigh County dispatchers were alerted of the call around 1 a.m. from residents, saying flames were coming from the bath house at the pool.More >>
    DANIELS (WVVA) -- Fire was reported at Glade Springs resort overnight Friday.  Raleigh County dispatchers were alerted of the call around 1 a.m. from residents, saying flames were coming from the bath house at the pool.More >>
  • Another fire reported in an area under investigation

    Another fire reported in an area under investigation

    MINDEN (WVVA) -- After a brief break in a string of structure fires, another fire is reported in the Minden area of Fayette County.  This structure was on Thomas Morst Road off of Old Minden Road. Crews arrived a little after four Saturday morning.More >>
    MINDEN (WVVA) -- After a brief break in a string of structure fires, another fire is reported in the Minden area of Fayette County.  This structure was on Thomas Morst Road off of Old Minden Road. Crews arrived a little after four Saturday morning.
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  • UPDATE: Second Arby's restaurant closes its doors

    UPDATE: Second Arby's restaurant closes its doors

    Bluefield,W. Va. (WVVA)-Another blow for the City of Bluefield. On Friday afternoon, Arby's restaurant on Cumberland Road posted three of these signs that read " effective immediately this unit is closed permanently.More >>
    Bluefield,W. Va. (WVVA)-Another blow for the City of Bluefield. On Friday afternoon, Arby's restaurant on Cumberland Road posted three of these signs that read " effective immediately this unit is closed permanently.More >>
  • $2.9M settlement proposed for chemical spill cases

    $2.9M settlement proposed for chemical spill cases

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- At least $2.9 million could fuel studies in a proposed settlement between West Virginia businesses and residents and the company that contaminated their water supply.The deal between lawyers for Freedom Industries and businesses and people who sued Freedom was filed Friday in Charleston federal court. It needs approval in both U.S. district and bankruptcy court.The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost wh...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- At least $2.9 million could fuel studies in a proposed settlement between West Virginia businesses and residents and the company that contaminated their water supply.The deal between lawyers for Freedom Industries and businesses and people who sued Freedom was filed Friday in Charleston federal court. It needs approval in both U.S. district and bankruptcy court.The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost wh...More >>
  • Update: 'Armed and dangerous' man arrested

    Update: 'Armed and dangerous' man arrested

    Tazewell County (WVVA) -The manhunt is over for a suspect accused of kidnapping and strangulation involving his girlfriend...More >>
    Tazewell County (WVVA) -The manhunt is over for a suspect accused of kidnapping and strangulation involving his girlfriend...More >>
  • Man arrested for shooting neighbor's truck

    Man arrested for shooting neighbor's truck

    Fayette County (WVVA)- man is arrested for shooting a truck during an argument over a debt.More >>
    Fayette County (WVVA)- man is arrested for shooting a truck during an argument over a debt.More >>
  • Summers Co. gets new k9 unit

    Summers Co. gets new k9 unit

    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- After more than five years without one, the Summers County Sheriff's office finally has a K9 unit. Her name is Kayla, and she's a Dutch Shepherd. Sergeant TJ Cochran says it's been a struggle without her. "It's been a nightmare," he said, "[when] you attempt to search a vehicle. Especially the newer vehicles, there are so many little compartments in them." He believes a dog would be better at finding any hidden drugs inside.Deputy TS Adkins is Kayla's handler and partne...More >>
    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- After more than five years without one, the Summers County Sheriff's office finally has a K9 unit. Her name is Kayla, and she's a Dutch Shepherd. Sergeant TJ Cochran says it's been a struggle without her. "It's been a nightmare," he said, "[when] you attempt to search a vehicle. Especially the newer vehicles, there are so many little compartments in them." He believes a dog would be better at finding any hidden drugs inside.Deputy TS Adkins is Kayla's handler and partne...More >>
  • Commission seeks funding to repair Mercer Co. courthouse roof

    Commission seeks funding to repair Mercer Co. courthouse roof

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- People in Mercer County say the courthouse is in need of repairs. The roof on the west wing of the historical building is old and leaky, according to commissioners. They've received a $46,200 grant from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office to work on it. In some places, water has actually leaked into courtrooms, said commissioner Mike Vinciguerra. commissioners tell us-- so judges have used trash cans to catch the water. "It's also messed up inside th...More >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- People in Mercer County say the courthouse is in need of repairs. The roof on the west wing of the historical building is old and leaky, according to commissioners. They've received a $46,200 grant from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office to work on it. In some places, water has actually leaked into courtrooms, said commissioner Mike Vinciguerra. commissioners tell us-- so judges have used trash cans to catch the water. "It's also messed up inside th...More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspect identified in Beckley murder probe

    UPDATE: Suspect identified in Beckley murder probe

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Police name their suspect in a murder investigation in Beckley. The incident happened on Saturday, July 12, at the Willbrian Apartment...
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    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Police name their suspect in a murder investigation in Beckley. The incident happened on Saturday, July 12, at the Willbrian Apartment...

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  • UPDATE: Police say sound on reporter's video may be truck backfiring

    UPDATE: Police say sound on reporter's video may be truck backfiring

    BECKLEY (WVVA) – Police investigating the report of a shot fired at a WVVA reporter now believe the sound captured on video may be that of a truck backfiring.According to the Beckley P.D., the driver of the teal truck ...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) – Police investigating the report of a shot fired at a WVVA reporter now believe the sound captured on video may be that of a truck backfiring.According to the Beckley P.D., the driver of the teal truck ...More >>
  • Cable company worker injured after fall from utility pole

    Cable company worker injured after fall from utility pole

    LASHMEET, W. Va (WVVA)-- A cable company worker is injured after falling from a utility pole Thursday afternoon.Matoaka police chief John Sommers says a man was climbing a utility pole on Cabin Branch Road near Lashmeet when the pole snapped, and he fell nearly 20 feet to the ground.It's not clear why the pole broke.Sommers says power lines also came down around the man. He suffered electrical shocks and suffered broken legs, along with other injuries.He was awake and alert when he was airlif...More >>
    LASHMEET, W. Va (WVVA)-- A cable company worker is injured after falling from a utility pole Thursday afternoon.Matoaka police chief John Sommers says a man was climbing a utility pole on Cabin Branch Road near Lashmeet when the pole snapped, and he fell nearly 20 feet to the ground.It's not clear why the pole broke.Sommers says power lines also came down around the man. He suffered electrical shocks and suffered broken legs, along with other injuries.He was awake and alert when he was airlif...More >>
  • Elkhorn Water Project begins to bring McDowell Co. residents clean water

    Elkhorn Water Project begins to bring McDowell Co. residents clean water

    ELKHORN, W. Va (WVVA)-- The first phase of a project begins to replace water lines in eastern McDowell County.Crews are working beside Route 52 in Elkhorn , digging into rock for the Elkhorn Water Project.Mavis Brewster, the General Manager of the McDowell County Public Service District, tells us the existing water lines date back to the 1930's and 1940's when they were initially installed by coal companies.When it's complete, the project will bring cleaner water from a reliable source to fam...More >>
    ELKHORN, W. Va (WVVA)-- The first phase of a project begins to replace water lines in eastern McDowell County.Crews are working beside Route 52 in Elkhorn , digging into rock for the Elkhorn Water Project.Mavis Brewster, the General Manager of the McDowell County Public Service District, tells us the existing water lines date back to the 1930's and 1940's when they were initially installed by coal companies.When it's complete, the project will bring cleaner water from a reliable source to fam...More >>
  • Tazewell Co. graduates three from Drug Court

    Tazewell Co. graduates three from Drug Court

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) -- Three people completed a lifesaving program in Tazewell County Thursday afternoon.Graduation was held at the county courthouse for Drug Court. The three honored during the ceremony have spent at least two years in Drug Court.Drug Court is a program select drug offenders can partake in to turn their lives around, instead of going to jail. It helps dig people out of addiction and start on a new, clean path of life."This is a good opportunity," says Mary Cole, executive direct...More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) -- Three people completed a lifesaving program in Tazewell County Thursday afternoon.Graduation was held at the county courthouse for Drug Court. The three honored during the ceremony have spent at least two years in Drug Court.Drug Court is a program select drug offenders can partake in to turn their lives around, instead of going to jail. It helps dig people out of addiction and start on a new, clean path of life."This is a good opportunity," says Mary Cole, executive direct...More >>
  • Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    Tyrone Amar, 37, admitted that in October of 2013, he distributed oxycodone to a person cooperating with law enforcement.More >>
    Tyrone Amar, 37, admitted that in October of 2013, he distributed oxycodone to a person cooperating with law enforcement.More >>
  • Beckley man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

    Beckley man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Jason Kaylor, age 31, ...More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Jason Kaylor, age 31, ...More >>
  • Man jailed after altercation with deputies in McDowell County

    Man jailed after altercation with deputies in McDowell County

    NORTHFORK (WVVA) - A man is jailed on multiple charges after an altercation with a McDowell County deputy.Sheriff Martin West says Joseph Braggs of Northfork was arrested after threatening police officers...More >>
    NORTHFORK (WVVA) - A man is jailed on multiple charges after an altercation with a McDowell County deputy.Sheriff Martin West says Joseph Braggs of Northfork was arrested after threatening police officers...More >>
  • Princeton Rays Players Bag Groceries for Charity

    Princeton Rays Players Bag Groceries for Charity

    (WVVA)- Players with the Princeton Rays were out in uniform this morning bagging groceries at the Grant's Supermarket stores in Green Valley and Glenwood.It was in an effort to encourage Grant's customers to donate non-perishable food items to Tender Mercies food pantry.The players tell us that giving back to their fans and the community is something that is very important to them.Rays players will be back tomorrow morning at Grant's locations on Main Street in Princeton and at the Athens Cro...More >>
    (WVVA)- Players with the Princeton Rays were out in uniform this morning bagging groceries at the Grant's Supermarket stores in Green Valley and Glenwood.It was in an effort to encourage Grant's customers to donate non-perishable food items to Tender Mercies food pantry.The players tell us that giving back to their fans and the community is something that is very important to them.Rays players will be back tomorrow morning at Grant's locations on Main Street in Princeton and at the Athens Cro...More >>
  • 3 Beckley-area men sentenced on drug charges

    3 Beckley-area men sentenced on drug charges

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that three Beckley area men were sentenced in federal court in Beckley....More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that three Beckley area men were sentenced in federal court in Beckley....More >>
  • Man pleads guilty to dealing oxycodone in Raleigh County

    Man pleads guilty to dealing oxycodone in Raleigh County

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley-area man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Tyrone Amar, age 37...More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley-area man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Tyrone Amar, age 37...More >>
  • Child escapes after pair steals her mom's vehicle from gas station

    Child escapes after pair steals her mom's vehicle from gas station

    RALEIGH CO, WV - A vehicle was stolen from a gas station on Thursday while the owner was inside paying for gas.A customer of the Little General convenience store in Crab Orchard, WV left her vehicle parked at the gas pump while she paid for gas inside, and left her daughter in the vehicle. While she was inside, Keith Hatfield, 25, from Pineville, WV and Sebrina Rowe, 27, from Bartley, WV, entered and stole her vehicle. The nine year old girl was startled and jumped from the vehicle. Hatfield ...More >>
    RALEIGH CO, WV - A vehicle was stolen from a gas station on Thursday while the owner was inside paying for gas.A customer of the Little General convenience store in Crab Orchard, WV left her vehicle parked at the gas pump while she paid for gas inside, and left her daughter in the vehicle. While she was inside, Keith Hatfield, 25, from Pineville, WV and Sebrina Rowe, 27, from Bartley, WV, entered and stole her vehicle. The nine year old girl was startled and jumped from the vehicle. Hatfield ...More >>
  • Neighbors hear man threaten to burn home down, minutes later house goes up in flames

    Neighbors hear man threaten to burn home down, minutes later house goes up in flames

    Photo by Annie MoorePhoto by Annie Moore
    Glen Jean (WVVA)--Neighbors hear a man leave a Glen Jean home early Thursday morning shouting, "I'm going to burn the house down," and minutes later, they see flames inside the house.That's according to...More >>
    Glen Jean (WVVA)--Neighbors hear a man leave a Glen Jean home early Thursday morning shouting, "I'm going to burn the house down," and minutes later, they see flames inside the house.That's according to...More >>
  • Propane leak causes evacuation

    Propane leak causes evacuation

    (Pineville) WVVA--A propane leak caused a brief evacuation Wednesday night in Wyoming county.According to 9-1-1 dispatchers the leak happened near Pineville paving, in Pineville.Area residents were released to go back into their homes at around midnight.More >>
    (Pineville) WVVA--A propane leak caused a brief evacuation Wednesday night in Wyoming county.According to 9-1-1 dispatchers the leak happened near Pineville paving, in Pineville.Area residents were released to go back into their homes at around midnight.More >>
  • Police say Welch man punches fellow inmate in the face

    Police say Welch man punches fellow inmate in the face

    Police say Welch man punches fellow inmate in the face

    An altercation between two inmates leaves a Welch man facing new charges.More >>
    An altercation between two inmates leaves a Welch man facing new charges.More >>
  • New Business coming to Cumberland Road

    New Business coming to Cumberland Road

    Dollar General coming to Cumberland Rd.Dollar General coming to Cumberland Rd.
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA)-A former nightclub is being transformed into a retail store. Permits have been obtained to renovate the former "Cowboy Up" on Cumberland Road in Bluefield into a Dollar General.More >>
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA)-A former nightclub is being transformed into a retail store. Permits have been obtained to renovate the former "Cowboy Up" on Cumberland Road in Bluefield into a Dollar General.More >>
  • UPDATE: Name released in arson and domestic battery case

    UPDATE: Name released in arson and domestic battery case

    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) A man is arrested for arson following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.More >>
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) A man is arrested for arson following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.More >>
  • Tazewell Co. families receive help paying for school supplies

    Tazewell Co. families receive help paying for school supplies

    CEDAR BLUFF, Va (WVVA)-- Now could be the time to think about the new school year.That means pulling out those school supply lists to start shopping, but that can be tough. We spoke with a mom who says even though it's almost time to start school, she couldn't afford her daughter's supplies and clothes. "I don't make enough money to be able to supply everything and I just had no idea how we were going to do it," said Michelle Moore.Tazewell County Schools representatives say the local communi...More >>
    CEDAR BLUFF, Va (WVVA)-- Now could be the time to think about the new school year.That means pulling out those school supply lists to start shopping, but that can be tough. We spoke with a mom who says even though it's almost time to start school, she couldn't afford her daughter's supplies and clothes. "I don't make enough money to be able to supply everything and I just had no idea how we were going to do it," said Michelle Moore.Tazewell County Schools representatives say the local communi...More >>
  • U.S. Senate candidate visits with Bluefield, Va. leaders

    U.S. Senate candidate visits with Bluefield, Va. leaders

    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- General elections may not be until November, but the race for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat is on.  GOP candidate Ed Gillespie visited with community leaders during a lunch at La Fiesta in Bluefield, Va., Wednesday.More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- General elections may not be until November, but the race for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat is on.  GOP candidate Ed Gillespie visited with community leaders during a lunch at La Fiesta in Bluefield, Va., Wednesday.
    More >>
  • Bluefield College Hosts Fine Arts Camp

    Bluefield College Hosts Fine Arts Camp

    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA)- The love of learning continues this week at Bluefield College where they are hosting a fine arts camp.The camp is for kids ranging from preschool through 8th grade, and it's geared towards keeping them engaged this summer… all while having some fun.Camp activities include various arts and crafts projects along with drama and music activities.Music and theatre instructor Mindy Bloom says that kids benefit from the camp through the encouragement of creative expression.Blu...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA)- The love of learning continues this week at Bluefield College where they are hosting a fine arts camp.The camp is for kids ranging from preschool through 8th grade, and it's geared towards keeping them engaged this summer… all while having some fun.Camp activities include various arts and crafts projects along with drama and music activities.Music and theatre instructor Mindy Bloom says that kids benefit from the camp through the encouragement of creative expression.Blu...More >>
  • New business coming to Beckley

    New business coming to Beckley

    Construction workers are beginning work on a new bookstore in Beckley...More >>
    Construction workers are beginning work on a new bookstore in Beckley...More >>
  • Manchin releases statement on new Hobby Lobby vote

    Manchin releases statement on new Hobby Lobby vote

    Washington, D.C. (News Release) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014, which overturns the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling to require all for-profit companies to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely-held corporations and individuals have si...More >>
    Washington, D.C. (News Release) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014, which overturns the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling to require all for-profit companies to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely-held corporations and individuals have si...More >>
  • Greenbrier County home burglarized

    Greenbrier County home burglarized

    GREENBRIER, WV (WVVA) - Homeowners return from vacation only to find their home was broken into and burglarized.The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department captured 47-year-old Jim Damron, and 26-year-old Kayla Kennedy...More >>
    GREENBRIER, WV (WVVA) - Homeowners return from vacation only to find their home was broken into and burglarized.The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department captured 47-year-old Jim Damron, and 26-year-old Kayla Kennedy...More >>
  • Man airlifted after being crushed by tree

    Man airlifted after being crushed by tree

    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - A man was airlifted Wednesday after being crushed by a tree in Fayette County.According to dispatchers, the accident occurred around 10 a.m. between...More >>
    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - A man was airlifted Wednesday after being crushed by a tree in Fayette County.According to dispatchers, the accident occurred around 10 a.m. between...More >>
  • Fire destroys Beckley home

    Fire destroys Beckley home

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - An early-morning fire destroyed a Beckley area home.The blaze began at a home on Canaday Street around 4 a.m.Beckley City Fire crews...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - An early-morning fire destroyed a Beckley area home.The blaze began at a home on Canaday Street around 4 a.m.Beckley City Fire crews...More >>
  • Truck fire delays traffic near Tazewell

    Truck fire delays traffic near Tazewell

    Photo by Kristen ConnerPhoto by Kristen Conner
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A driver and passenger escaped injury Wednesday after the pickup truck they were riding in caught fire.The driver of the Chevrolet pickup tells WVVA that the truck began smoking under the hood while traveling west on Route 460 near Tazewell...More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A driver and passenger escaped injury Wednesday after the pickup truck they were riding in caught fire.The driver of the Chevrolet pickup tells WVVA that the truck began smoking under the hood while traveling west on Route 460 near Tazewell...More >>
  • Robbery reported on Beckley street

    Robbery reported on Beckley street

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Beckley Police are investigating a robbery.Very little details have been given, but dispatchers say It happened around 10:30 a.m. on South Fayette Street near the...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Beckley Police are investigating a robbery.Very little details have been given, but dispatchers say It happened around 10:30 a.m. on South Fayette Street near the...More >>
  • Greenbrier Humane Society running out of room for animals

    Greenbrier Humane Society running out of room for animals

    If you're looking for a new pet, there's no better time. The Greenbrier Humane Society is so full, they will soon need to start euthanizing to make space.The shelter has had an unheard-of five-month stretch of no euthanizations...More >>
    If you're looking for a new pet, there's no better time. The Greenbrier Humane Society is so full, they will soon need to start euthanizing to make space.The shelter has had an unheard-of five-month stretch of no euthanizations...More >>
  • Z-way construction delayed in congress

    Z-way construction delayed in congress

    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - A main artery through Beckley has hit a road block in congress.Construction is underway on an extension of the Beckley bypass that would connect Stanaford to Robert C. Byrd drive.It's part of the Z-way project to improve traffic flow through the area.But according to Bill Baker, Chairman of the Beckley-Raleigh county transportation authority, funding for the project is tied up in Washington."Surely our congressman, regardless of what party, will understand the importance ...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - A main artery through Beckley has hit a road block in congress.Construction is underway on an extension of the Beckley bypass that would connect Stanaford to Robert C. Byrd drive.It's part of the Z-way project to improve traffic flow through the area.But according to Bill Baker, Chairman of the Beckley-Raleigh county transportation authority, funding for the project is tied up in Washington."Surely our congressman, regardless of what party, will understand the importance ...More >>
  • Princeton Rays players to collect canned goods for food pantry

    Princeton Rays players to collect canned goods for food pantry

    Three players each from the Princeton Rays professional baseball team will be bagging groceries for the public at four different Grant's Supermarket locations over the period of two days, July 17-18 while also collecting canned goods for a local food pantry.Thursday, July 17 from 10:30 am-12:3 will see P-Rays' players in uniform at the Grant's locations in Green Valley and Glen wood. In addition to bagging groceries, the players will ask shoppers to consider purchasing a couple of extra non-p...More >>
    Three players each from the Princeton Rays professional baseball team will be bagging groceries for the public at four different Grant's Supermarket locations over the period of two days, July 17-18 while also collecting canned goods for a local food pantry.Thursday, July 17 from 10:30 am-12:3 will see P-Rays' players in uniform at the Grant's locations in Green Valley and Glen wood. In addition to bagging groceries, the players will ask shoppers to consider purchasing a couple of extra non-p...More >>
  • Va. Governor appoints Kinser to education board

    Va. Governor appoints Kinser to education board

    (WVVA)-Tazewell County School Superintendent Christine Kinser has been appointed on the Board of Trustees to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.More >>
    (WVVA)-Tazewell County School Superintendent Christine Kinser has been appointed on the Board of Trustees to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.More >>
  • Meth-making items found along lake in Greenbrier County

    Meth-making items found along lake in Greenbrier County

    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) - A park ranger notices suspicious items along a lake, which leads to a meth bust.40-year-old Gary Brooks of Fayette County is being held on a $25,000 bond in Southern Regional Jail...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) - A park ranger notices suspicious items along a lake, which leads to a meth bust.40-year-old Gary Brooks of Fayette County is being held on a $25,000 bond in Southern Regional Jail...More >>
  • Man convicted of 1999 murder back in court

    Man convicted of 1999 murder back in court

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man twice-convicted in the 1999 murder of a Beckley woman is back in court in Raleigh CountyMarvin Mills was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Pamela Cabe at Richmond Cleaners in downtown Beckley...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man twice-convicted in the 1999 murder of a Beckley woman is back in court in Raleigh CountyMarvin Mills was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Pamela Cabe at Richmond Cleaners in downtown Beckley...More >>
  • WVVA reporter shot at while covering murder case

    WVVA reporter shot at while covering murder case

    Covering a homicide story this week further proved that sometimes news reporters can find themselves in harms way...just by doing their jobs. WVVA's Annie Moore was out gathering video of the Beckley apartment complex...More >>
    Covering a homicide story this week further proved that sometimes news reporters can find themselves in harms way...just by doing their jobs. WVVA's Annie Moore was out gathering video of the Beckley apartment complex...More >>
  • Virginia Tech, WVU to meet at FedEx Field in 2017

    Virginia Tech, WVU to meet at FedEx Field in 2017

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Virginia Tech and West Virginia will renew their football rivalry at FedEx Field in 2017.The game will be played on Sept. 2, 2017, at the home of the Washington Redskins in...More >>
    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Virginia Tech and West Virginia will renew their football rivalry at FedEx Field in 2017.The game will be played on Sept. 2, 2017, at the home of the Washington Redskins in...More >>
  • Coal company agrees to pay back taxes owed to McDowell County

    Coal company agrees to pay back taxes owed to McDowell County

    WELCH (WVVA) - A coal company that owes McDowell County thousands in back taxes has agreed on a payment plan with the county.Mechel Bluestone, Inc., reached a settlement with the county's tax department to pay approximately...More >>
    WELCH (WVVA) - A coal company that owes McDowell County thousands in back taxes has agreed on a payment plan with the county.Mechel Bluestone, Inc., reached a settlement with the county's tax department to pay approximately...More >>
  • Deputies across the Two Virginias practice gun safety

    Deputies across the Two Virginias practice gun safety

    CAMP CREEK, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police across the Two Virginias begin qualifications this week. It's a series of drills to improve accuracy and quick decision-making when it counts the most.We joined Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies for timed re-loading drills and decision shooting scenarios. In these scenarios, police must quickly determine whether to shoot at a possible threat while under pressure. The target can change from a threatening to a non-threatening person, and police must quickly disc...More >>
    CAMP CREEK, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police across the Two Virginias begin qualifications this week. It's a series of drills to improve accuracy and quick decision-making when it counts the most.We joined Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies for timed re-loading drills and decision shooting scenarios. In these scenarios, police must quickly determine whether to shoot at a possible threat while under pressure. The target can change from a threatening to a non-threatening person, and police must quickly disc...More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Princeton artists "paint the town" to spark economic development

    SPECIAL REPORT: Princeton artists "paint the town" to spark economic development

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Artists like Stefani Burchfield are working to make downtown Prinecton a better place to be."It was very exciting to be part of a community that was improving themselves and improving the place they live in."Stefani came to Mercer County from Alabama, and she says almost immediately the city's talented and welcoming team of Princeton Renaissance artists invited her to join the cause."They inspired me because they were working really hard with all the talents that the...More >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Artists like Stefani Burchfield are working to make downtown Prinecton a better place to be."It was very exciting to be part of a community that was improving themselves and improving the place they live in."Stefani came to Mercer County from Alabama, and she says almost immediately the city's talented and welcoming team of Princeton Renaissance artists invited her to join the cause."They inspired me because they were working really hard with all the talents that the...More >>
  • Bra drive for sex trafficking victims

    Bra drive for sex trafficking victims

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - The underground world of sex trafficking is now one of the fastest growing criminal trades in the world. The Little Black Box lingerie store in Lewisburg is asking women to look in their drawers, pull out lightly used bras that they never wear any more and donate them. "We're doing to donate them to Free the Girls," explains store owner Ginger Steele. "These women have been rescued from sex slavery. Free the Girls is nonprofit organization. They provide women in third world...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - The underground world of sex trafficking is now one of the fastest growing criminal trades in the world. The Little Black Box lingerie store in Lewisburg is asking women to look in their drawers, pull out lightly used bras that they never wear any more and donate them. "We're doing to donate them to Free the Girls," explains store owner Ginger Steele. "These women have been rescued from sex slavery. Free the Girls is nonprofit organization. They provide women in third world...More >>
  • Report of domestic dispute leads to pot bust in Summers County

    Report of domestic dispute leads to pot bust in Summers County

    HINTON (WVVA) - A domestic dispute leads an unhappy wife to turn her husband in for growing marijuana.Christopher Cody is in Southern Regional Jail, charged with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and cultivation of marijuana...More >>
    HINTON (WVVA) - A domestic dispute leads an unhappy wife to turn her husband in for growing marijuana.Christopher Cody is in Southern Regional Jail, charged with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and cultivation of marijuana...More >>
  • Man charged with attempted sexual assault of 5-year-old

    Man charged with attempted sexual assault of 5-year-old

    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - A man has been charged with attempt to commit sexual assault in Beckley after communicating with a Beckley woman on an online dating website and attempting to assault her daughter...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - A man has been charged with attempt to commit sexual assault in Beckley after communicating with a Beckley woman on an online dating website and attempting to assault her daughter...More >>
  • Back to School Bash planned for Summers County

    Back to School Bash planned for Summers County

    Hinton, WV – The REACHH-Family Resource Center, Children’s Home Society and Youth Opportunities are teaming up to sponsor the First Annual “Back to School BASH”. On Thursday, August 7, students in grades 6-12 are invited to the Memorial Building in Hinton from 6:00-8:00 pm for an evening of music (live DJ), food and snacks, a juice bar, door prizes and giveaways, a photo booth for candids of you and your friends and more. The first 100 students will receive book bags chocked full of school su...More >>
    Hinton, WV – The REACHH-Family Resource Center, Children’s Home Society and Youth Opportunities are teaming up to sponsor the First Annual “Back to School BASH”. On Thursday, August 7, students in grades 6-12 are invited to the Memorial Building in Hinton from 6:00-8:00 pm for an evening of music (live DJ), food and snacks, a juice bar, door prizes and giveaways, a photo booth for candids of you and your friends and more. The first 100 students will receive book bags chocked full of school su...More >>
  • Theatre WV hosts "Pay What You Wish Wednesdays"

    Theatre WV hosts "Pay What You Wish Wednesdays"

    Don’t miss naming your own price to see Theatre West Virginia’s much-loved “Hatfields and McCoys” at one of three Pay What You Wish Wednesdays over the month of July. Proceeds for each Pay What You Wish Wednesday will be shared with area charities. “This is a new concept this year,” said General Manager Scott Hill. “We don’t want finances to stand in the way or impede anyone in our area from seeing theater, and this is a way the theater can give back to the community, which has given so much...More >>
    Don’t miss naming your own price to see Theatre West Virginia’s much-loved “Hatfields and McCoys” at one of three Pay What You Wish Wednesdays over the month of July. Proceeds for each Pay What You Wish Wednesday will be shared with area charities. “This is a new concept this year,” said General Manager Scott Hill. “We don’t want finances to stand in the way or impede anyone in our area from seeing theater, and this is a way the theater can give back to the community, which has given so much...More >>
  • TCPS to host Kindergarten Kamp for students

    TCPS to host Kindergarten Kamp for students

    Kindergarten students will be introduced to school and learning in a relaxed, fun-filled way the week of August 11-15, 2014. For those students registered to attend Tazewell County Public Schools in the fall, Kindergarten Kamp will allow them to make new friends and get accustomed to their surroundings and teachers.Kindergarten Kamp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., this is a free program for upcoming Kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year. Transportation on main bus rout...More >>
    Kindergarten students will be introduced to school and learning in a relaxed, fun-filled way the week of August 11-15, 2014. For those students registered to attend Tazewell County Public Schools in the fall, Kindergarten Kamp will allow them to make new friends and get accustomed to their surroundings and teachers.Kindergarten Kamp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., this is a free program for upcoming Kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year. Transportation on main bus rout...More >>
  • Riverside Jam Session coming to Alderson

    Riverside Jam Session coming to Alderson

    From the town of Alderson, WVa.: What do a Fiddler of old time music, a Banjo player of country and blue grass, and a Guitarist of rock and folk have in common? Come to Alderson and find out. Alderson Main Street continues it's Riverside Summer series with a Jam Session Saturday, July 19,6:30-8:30pm at the Alumni Park Gazebo. Charlie Sizemore, Lou Couch, and Lieselotte Heil will be getting together for an evening of music, fun, food and friends. Charlie is a WV native and has played guitar ..More >>
    From the town of Alderson, WVa.: What do a Fiddler of old time music, a Banjo player of country and blue grass, and a Guitarist of rock and folk have in common? Come to Alderson and find out. Alderson Main Street continues it's Riverside Summer series with a Jam Session Saturday, July 19,6:30-8:30pm at the Alumni Park Gazebo. Charlie Sizemore, Lou Couch, and Lieselotte Heil will be getting together for an evening of music, fun, food and friends. Charlie is a WV native and has played guitar ..More >>
  • Greenbrier man jailed on meth-making charges

    Greenbrier man jailed on meth-making charges

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A man accused of making meth is in jail this morning.William Burns, 29, of Lewisburg has been sent to Southern Regional Jail.Information given to Greenbrier County sheriff's...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A man accused of making meth is in jail this morning.William Burns, 29, of Lewisburg has been sent to Southern Regional Jail.Information given to Greenbrier County sheriff's...More >>
  • Head on collision blocks White Sulphur Springs traffic over an hour

    Head on collision blocks White Sulphur Springs traffic over an hour

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WVVA) - A car accident in White Sulphur Springs holds up traffic for an hour this morning. Dispatchers say the first call came in about 8 a.m...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WVVA) - A car accident in White Sulphur Springs holds up traffic for an hour this morning. Dispatchers say the first call came in about 8 a.m...More >>
  • Upcoming teen center repeatedly vandalized

    Upcoming teen center repeatedly vandalized

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A youth pastor is trying to turn an old high school into a teen community center. There's just one problem... every time they make progress, vandals come in and set them back....More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A youth pastor is trying to turn an old high school into a teen community center. There's just one problem... every time they make progress, vandals come in and set them back....More >>
  • W.Va. woman celebrates her one-century birthday

    W.Va. woman celebrates her one-century birthday

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- For one woman, Thursday was a day many people would be fortunate to reach. Felicia Jones Caldwell celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family during a special luncheon at The Char restaurant in Raleigh County on Sunday.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- For one woman, Thursday was a day many people would be fortunate to reach. Felicia Jones Caldwell celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family during a special luncheon at The Char restaurant in Raleigh County on Sunday.More >>
  • Theater to honor local business man

    Theater to honor local business man

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A theater company giving back to honor a man who gave much to his community. Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, there will be special performances of "The Miss Firecracker Contest" at the Raleigh Playhouse.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A theater company giving back to honor a man who gave much to his community. Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, there will be special performances of "The Miss Firecracker Contest" at the Raleigh Playhouse.
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  • Second arrest made in Beckley doctor attack

    Second arrest made in Beckley doctor attack

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Another arrest is made in the case of an attack on a Beckley doctor. Kimberly Dawn Adkins of Shady Spring was charged was malicious assault on a healthcare worker and providing false information to authorities.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Another arrest is made in the case of an attack on a Beckley doctor. Kimberly Dawn Adkins of Shady Spring was charged was malicious assault on a healthcare worker and providing false information to authorities.
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  • Man accused of "stomping" on girlfriend

    Man accused of "stomping" on girlfriend

    MINES, BERNARD WILLIAMMINES, BERNARD WILLIAM
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Bernard Mines, 42, has been charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Corporal Dave McMillan with the West Virginia State Police says just after 10 p.m. Saturday night, he was driving down Route 60 in White Sulphur Springs when someone flagged him to pull over. McMillan tells WVVA that the witness saw mines throw down a woman and "stomp" on her. He says he found Mines' live-in girlfriend scared and shaken with r...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Bernard Mines, 42, has been charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Corporal Dave McMillan with the West Virginia State Police says just after 10 p.m. Saturday night, he was driving down Route 60 in White Sulphur Springs when someone flagged him to pull over. McMillan tells WVVA that the witness saw mines throw down a woman and "stomp" on her. He says he found Mines' live-in girlfriend scared and shaken with r...More >>
  • W.Va. attorney general warms of E-ZPass scam

    W.Va. attorney general warms of E-ZPass scam

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a scam targeting E-ZPass customers.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a scam targeting E-ZPass customers.More >>
  • Two Bluefields renew their vows as young couple weds

    Two Bluefields renew their vows as young couple weds

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -- Saturday was a special wedding anniversary, but not for two people -- for two communities.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -- Saturday was a special wedding anniversary, but not for two people -- for two communities.More >>
  • Woman killed in bizarre campground accident

    Woman killed in bizarre campground accident

    Dickenson County, V a. (WVVA)-One woman is killed and another is hospitalized with life threatening injuries following a bizarre motor vehicle accident at a Virginia campground. According to Corinne Geller with the Virginia State Police, the accident happened Thursday night at the Pound River Campground on Ramey Flats Road.More >>
    Dickenson County, V a. (WVVA)-One woman is killed and another is hospitalized with life threatening injuries following a bizarre motor vehicle accident at a Virginia campground. According to Corinne Geller with the Virginia State Police, the accident happened Thursday night at the Pound River Campground on Ramey Flats Road.More >>
  • Survivors and supporters celebrate Relay for Life in Raleigh County

    Survivors and supporters celebrate Relay for Life in Raleigh County

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Approximately 1,000 people gathered at Crossroads Mall to join in the fight against cancer. The 2014 Raleigh County Relay for Life kicked off Friday at 6 p.m.According to statistics, around 40-percent of Americans will be plagued with cancer at some point in their lives. That number is typically higher in West Virginia. Plus, cancer also affects family members.The Raleigh County Relay for Life is typically one of the larger relays in the two Virginias. It has been part of th...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Approximately 1,000 people gathered at Crossroads Mall to join in the fight against cancer. The 2014 Raleigh County Relay for Life kicked off Friday at 6 p.m.According to statistics, around 40-percent of Americans will be plagued with cancer at some point in their lives. That number is typically higher in West Virginia. Plus, cancer also affects family members.The Raleigh County Relay for Life is typically one of the larger relays in the two Virginias. It has been part of th...More >>
  • Celebrating the History of John Henry

    Celebrating the History of John Henry

    TALCOTT (WVVA)- The 17th Annual John Henry Days weekend event is coming up in Talcott.The event is July 11th-July 13th 2014. The legend of John Henry states that he worked as a "steel-driver" in Talcott. His job was to lay railroad tracks and dig a train tunnel. One day he was tasked to race against a steam powered hammer, which he won, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand and heart giving out from stress. To honor the legend Talcott residents host the annual event. The event is...More >>
    TALCOTT (WVVA)- The 17th Annual John Henry Days weekend event is coming up in Talcott.The event is July 11th-July 13th 2014. The legend of John Henry states that he worked as a "steel-driver" in Talcott. His job was to lay railroad tracks and dig a train tunnel. One day he was tasked to race against a steam powered hammer, which he won, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand and heart giving out from stress. To honor the legend Talcott residents host the annual event. The event is...More >>
  • First Draft of WV Dangerous Wild Animals List Released

    First Draft of WV Dangerous Wild Animals List Released

    (WVVA)- West Virginia government officials have released the first draft of a list which labels many animals as "dangerous", and this hasn't been sitting well with some pet owners and pet store owners.This list comes in lieu of the West Virginia Dangerous Wild Animals Act which Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law earlier this year.The law mandated the creation of the Dangerous Wild Animal Board, which has recently labeled many species of animals, including all species of turtles, rabbit...More >>
    (WVVA)- West Virginia government officials have released the first draft of a list which labels many animals as "dangerous", and this hasn't been sitting well with some pet owners and pet store owners.This list comes in lieu of the West Virginia Dangerous Wild Animals Act which Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law earlier this year.The law mandated the creation of the Dangerous Wild Animal Board, which has recently labeled many species of animals, including all species of turtles, rabbit...More >>
  • State Police and Rainelle PD Make Meth Arrest

    State Police and Rainelle PD Make Meth Arrest

    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Jerry Rogers of Hines, WV is in Southern Regional Jail for meth related charges. According to West Virginia State Police they found meth making materials in his home. He was already on home confinement for previous meth charges. He is now charged with operating a meth lab and possession of meth making materials.More >>
    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Jerry Rogers of Hines, WV is in Southern Regional Jail for meth related charges. According to West Virginia State Police they found meth making materials in his home. He was already on home confinement for previous meth charges. He is now charged with operating a meth lab and possession of meth making materials.More >>
  • Air Force One practices over Raleigh County Airport

    Air Force One practices over Raleigh County Airport

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A plane spotted circling Raleigh County Airport Friday turned out to be practice involving Air Force One.Tom Cochrane with the airport says the president's plane practices at the airport often. Cochrane says the airport typically gets 30 minutes notice before the exercises take place.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A plane spotted circling Raleigh County Airport Friday turned out to be practice involving Air Force One.Tom Cochrane with the airport says the president's plane practices at the airport often. Cochrane says the airport typically gets 30 minutes notice before the exercises take place.More >>
  • Arrest made in Glen Daniel Dollar General robbery

    Arrest made in Glen Daniel Dollar General robbery

    GLEN DANIEL - A Glen Daniel man has been charged in connection with a pair of robberies at Dollar General. Melvin William Powers, 30, of Fairdale, has been charged with two counts of...More >>
    GLEN DANIEL - A Glen Daniel man has been charged in connection with a pair of robberies at Dollar General. Melvin William Powers, 30, of Fairdale, has been charged with two counts of...More >>
  • 12th Annual Tazewell Co. Fiddlers' Convention underway

    12th Annual Tazewell Co. Fiddlers' Convention underway

    The 12th Annual Tazewell County Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention will be held July 11-13 at Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell, Va. Several contests for different categories will be held with cash prizes available....More >>
    The 12th Annual Tazewell County Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention will be held July 11-13 at Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell, Va. Several contests for different categories will be held with cash prizes available....More >>
  • McDowell DUI suspect faces multiple charges after fleeing police

    McDowell DUI suspect faces multiple charges after fleeing police

    Bobby Ray RobertsBobby Ray Roberts
    IAEGER (WVVA) - A McDowell County man is facing several charges -- including DUI -- after leading police on a pursuit Thursday.Bobby Ray Roberts, 46, of the Avondale area was pulled over on Route 80 near Iaeger...More >>
    IAEGER (WVVA) - A McDowell County man is facing several charges -- including DUI -- after leading police on a pursuit Thursday.Bobby Ray Roberts, 46, of the Avondale area was pulled over on Route 80 near Iaeger...More >>
  • Two plead guilty to federal drug charges out of Greenbrier County

    Two plead guilty to federal drug charges out of Greenbrier County

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that two defendants pleaded guilty to drug charges before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that two defendants pleaded guilty to drug charges before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger...More >>
  • Have a voice on EPA's proposed carbon emissions rule

    Have a voice on EPA's proposed carbon emissions rule

    (WVVA)- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is encouraging people to submit their concerns to the Federal Register regarding the new Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that limits carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plantsMore >>
    (WVVA)- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is encouraging people to submit their concerns to the Federal Register regarding the new Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that limits carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plantsMore >>
  • Vigil held for teen killed in police shooting

    Vigil held for teen killed in police shooting

    Kegley, W. Va. (WVVA) It’s been four weeks since a Mercer County teen died in an officer involved shooting. Thursday evening, dozens gathered to remember Timmy Hill, 18, and celebrate his life. Friends and family of the young man held a candle light vigil near the area where he died.-about five hundred feet from his homeMore >>
    Kegley, W. Va. (WVVA) It’s been four weeks since a Mercer County teen died in an officer involved shooting. Thursday evening, dozens gathered to remember Timmy Hill, 18, and celebrate his life. Friends and family of the young man held a candle light vigil near the area where he died.-about five hundred feet from his homeMore >>
  • A Team Safety Driving School in WV

    A Team Safety Driving School in WV

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Omar Albouhosn is teaming up with a family member, Norman Hamden and State Farm Agent Wes Winkle to put on a "Team Safety Driving School."Judge Albouhosn says, "It's a defensive driving course. It teaches young drivers, teenagers and even adults how to avoid hazards on the road. You know, how to come out of a skid, how to control yourself if there's a road hazard in the middle of the road and how to do the maximum breaking or proper breaking...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Omar Albouhosn is teaming up with a family member, Norman Hamden and State Farm Agent Wes Winkle to put on a "Team Safety Driving School."Judge Albouhosn says, "It's a defensive driving course. It teaches young drivers, teenagers and even adults how to avoid hazards on the road. You know, how to come out of a skid, how to control yourself if there's a road hazard in the middle of the road and how to do the maximum breaking or proper breaking...More >>
  • Officials with the Two Bluefields Celebrate 90 Years of Marriage

    Officials with the Two Bluefields Celebrate 90 Years of Marriage

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Saturday, July 12th, marks the 90th anniversary of the marriage of the two Bluefields. Graham, Virginia's change to Bluefield, Virginia in 1924 was marked by the marriage of a Virginia man to a West Virginia woman near the state line.Officials with the two Bluefields, including the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau, plan to duplicate this ceremony on Saturday with the marriage of 23-year-old Cody Woodall of Virginia to 20-year-old Stephanie Muncy of West Virginia....More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Saturday, July 12th, marks the 90th anniversary of the marriage of the two Bluefields. Graham, Virginia's change to Bluefield, Virginia in 1924 was marked by the marriage of a Virginia man to a West Virginia woman near the state line.Officials with the two Bluefields, including the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau, plan to duplicate this ceremony on Saturday with the marriage of 23-year-old Cody Woodall of Virginia to 20-year-old Stephanie Muncy of West Virginia....More >>
  • Raleigh County murder suspect in court

    Raleigh County murder suspect in court

    Photo by Annie MoorePhoto by Annie Moore
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Probable cause is found against a suspect accused of murdering a man inside the victim's business.Don Dicken of Pax had a preliminary hearing today in Raleigh County. He's charged in the beating death...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Probable cause is found against a suspect accused of murdering a man inside the victim's business.Don Dicken of Pax had a preliminary hearing today in Raleigh County. He's charged in the beating death...More >>
  • Man Arrested for String of Break-ins Will Face a Grand Jury

    Man Arrested for String of Break-ins Will Face a Grand Jury

    Zachary HarmanZachary Harman
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Police have made an arrest in a string of Mercer County break-ins.Zachary A. Harmon, 19, faces multiple charges in connection with break-ins in the Quail Valley and Shenandoah Estates communities of Princeton.Police say they were able to track down Harmon through a gift card he used that was stolen from a vehicle in Shenandoah Estates.Items found in Harmon's apartment -- including jewelry and guns -- also tie him to break-ins in Quail Valley.Harmon faces four felony charges...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Police have made an arrest in a string of Mercer County break-ins.Zachary A. Harmon, 19, faces multiple charges in connection with break-ins in the Quail Valley and Shenandoah Estates communities of Princeton.Police say they were able to track down Harmon through a gift card he used that was stolen from a vehicle in Shenandoah Estates.Items found in Harmon's apartment -- including jewelry and guns -- also tie him to break-ins in Quail Valley.Harmon faces four felony charges...More >>
  • Tazewell County releases July 2014 indictments

    Tazewell County releases July 2014 indictments

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Tazewell County has released indictments from the July sitting of the grand jury.There were 150 indictments presented for a total of 533 counts....More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Tazewell County has released indictments from the July sitting of the grand jury.There were 150 indictments presented for a total of 533 counts....More >>
  • UPDATE: Watch surveillance video of Princeton bank robbery

    UPDATE: Watch surveillance video of Princeton bank robbery

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Authorities have released security camera footage that shows Tuesday's bank robbery as it unfolded in Princeton. The fully masked suspect can be seen in the video entering City National Bank on Greasy Ridge Road in Princeton, armed with a handgun.More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Authorities have released security camera footage that shows Tuesday's bank robbery as it unfolded in Princeton. The fully masked suspect can be seen in the video entering City National Bank on Greasy Ridge Road in Princeton, armed with a handgun.More >>
  • Bluefield woman sentenced for role in Nigerian wire fraud scheme

    Bluefield woman sentenced for role in Nigerian wire fraud scheme

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme.U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield...More >>
    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme.U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield...More >>
  • An accident sends one person to the hospital in Mercer County

    An accident sends one person to the hospital in Mercer County

    MERCER (WVVA) – At least one person is taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center following an accident on Browning Lambert Mountain Road.More >>
    MERCER (WVVA) – At least one person is taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center following an accident on Browning Lambert Mountain Road.More >>
  • Multiple Crews battle a structure fire in a local subdivision

    Multiple Crews battle a structure fire in a local subdivision

    FAYETTE (WVVA) – Crews work all morning fighting a structure fire in a subdivision.  More >>
    FAYETTE (WVVA) – Crews work all morning fighting a structure fire in a subdivision.  More >>
  • Arbogast pleads guilty to heroin charges

    Arbogast pleads guilty to heroin charges

    Tiffany Arbogast, 24, of Lewisburg, West Virginia appeared in federal court in Beckley Wednesday to plead guilty to distributing heroin to an informant in December of 2012. Arbogast also admitted that she had distributed between five and ten grams of heroin over a period of time. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 when she is sentenced in October.More >>
    Tiffany Arbogast, 24, of Lewisburg, West Virginia appeared in federal court in Beckley Wednesday to plead guilty to distributing heroin to an informant in December of 2012. Arbogast also admitted that she had distributed between five and ten grams of heroin over a period of time. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 when she is sentenced in October.More >>
  • Harshaw sentenced on drug charges

    Harshaw sentenced on drug charges

    Michael Harshaw, 38, of Hinton, West Virginia appeared before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger on drug charges in federal court in Beckley.Harshaw was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting up a transaction to distribute five oxycodone pills to a police informant in October of 2012. He also admitted that he was in possession of a quantity of xanax pills. Both offenses occurred in Hinton. Harshaw received an additional two years in prison for violating the...More >>
    Michael Harshaw, 38, of Hinton, West Virginia appeared before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger on drug charges in federal court in Beckley.Harshaw was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting up a transaction to distribute five oxycodone pills to a police informant in October of 2012. He also admitted that he was in possession of a quantity of xanax pills. Both offenses occurred in Hinton. Harshaw received an additional two years in prison for violating the...More >>
  • Truck goes over embankment in Bluefield

    Truck goes over embankment in Bluefield

    A driver was injured after his truck plunged 25 yards down an embankment. It happened on Stoney Ridge Road in Bluefield, West Virginia Wednesday night. The truck was flipped on its top. EMS, firefighters and police had to break a window to get the driver out of the vehicle. He suffered injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. The driver was transported to a local hospital.More >>
    A driver was injured after his truck plunged 25 yards down an embankment. It happened on Stoney Ridge Road in Bluefield, West Virginia Wednesday night. The truck was flipped on its top. EMS, firefighters and police had to break a window to get the driver out of the vehicle. He suffered injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. The driver was transported to a local hospital.More >>
  • Vote for WVSP in "Best Looking Cruiser" contest

    Vote for WVSP in "Best Looking Cruiser" contest

    (WVVA)-The West Virginia State Police is entered into the American Association of State Troopers "Best Looking Cruiser" contest. The winner of this free contest will have their cruiser profiled on the next national newsletter from the AAST.More >>
    (WVVA)-The West Virginia State Police is entered into the American Association of State Troopers "Best Looking Cruiser" contest. The winner of this free contest will have their cruiser profiled on the next national newsletter from the AAST.More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: After the Storms

    SLIDESHOW: After the Storms

    One of the best parts of summer thunderstorms are the skies afterwards. Here are some photos taken by viewers around the Two Virginias after passing storms on July 8th!More >>
    One of the best parts of summer thunderstorms are the skies afterwards. Here are some photos taken by viewers around the Two Virginias after passing storms on July 8th!More >>
  • WV teams up with 8 other states to battle proposed clean power regulations

    WV teams up with 8 other states to battle proposed clean power regulations

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- West Virginia officials are firing back at the Environmental Protection Agency after last month's proposed clean power regulations. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office, along with 8 other states including Kentucky and Ohio, has filed a bi-partisan "friend of the court" brief that urges the US Court of Appeals to rule the proposal "illegal."Under the EPA's plan, carbon emissions would be cut by 30% by the year 2030 using state-by-state emission targets. ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- West Virginia officials are firing back at the Environmental Protection Agency after last month's proposed clean power regulations. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office, along with 8 other states including Kentucky and Ohio, has filed a bi-partisan "friend of the court" brief that urges the US Court of Appeals to rule the proposal "illegal."Under the EPA's plan, carbon emissions would be cut by 30% by the year 2030 using state-by-state emission targets. ...More >>
  • Food pantry expected to serve record meals this summer

    Food pantry expected to serve record meals this summer

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A food pantry that serves more meals in two hours than some restaurants do all day is expected to hit an all-time high this summer.Located on Prince Street in Beckley, Carpenter's Corner is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a warm and free lunch to anyone who stops by, no questions asked.A typical day for them used to be 100 meals served. Now staff members tell WVVA they average between 150 and 180 meals a day. They think they w...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A food pantry that serves more meals in two hours than some restaurants do all day is expected to hit an all-time high this summer.Located on Prince Street in Beckley, Carpenter's Corner is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a warm and free lunch to anyone who stops by, no questions asked.A typical day for them used to be 100 meals served. Now staff members tell WVVA they average between 150 and 180 meals a day. They think they w...More >>
  • Town of Richlands presented with new flags to refresh town's look

    Town of Richlands presented with new flags to refresh town's look

    At the Richlands Town Council meeting on July 8, several American flags and Richlands flags were presented to refresh the town's display of flags.Karen Patton, President of the Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce made the flag presentation at the Richlands Town Council. The Chamber donated ten American flags and 14 Town of Richlands Flags to jumpstart the town's upcoming campaign to raise money to buy flags to replace the worn out flags around the town.People will have the opportunity to buy A...More >>
    At the Richlands Town Council meeting on July 8, several American flags and Richlands flags were presented to refresh the town's display of flags.Karen Patton, President of the Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce made the flag presentation at the Richlands Town Council. The Chamber donated ten American flags and 14 Town of Richlands Flags to jumpstart the town's upcoming campaign to raise money to buy flags to replace the worn out flags around the town.People will have the opportunity to buy A...More >>
  • UPDATE: Man pleads guilty to Lewisburg vandalism

    UPDATE: Man pleads guilty to Lewisburg vandalism

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A Greenbrier County family wants answers after they say three of their businesses were vandalized over the holiday weekend.Tammy Perilli, the manager of Stella's in downtown Lewisburg...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A Greenbrier County family wants answers after they say three of their businesses were vandalized over the holiday weekend.Tammy Perilli, the manager of Stella's in downtown Lewisburg...More >>
  • Man dies after police-involved shooting in Virginia

    Man dies after police-involved shooting

    Man dies after police-involved shooting

    One person is dead after a police-involved shooting in Virginia. According to Virginia State Police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a call that an armed man had barricaded himself inside a residence on Rocky Hill Road. That person was Dennis Morrell, 55.More >>
    One person is dead after a police-involved shooting in Virginia. According to Virginia State Police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a call that an armed man had barricaded himself inside a residence on Rocky Hill Road. That person was Dennis Morrell, 55.More >>
  • Tazewell County Sheriff's Office warns of IRS scam

    Tazewell County Sheriff's Office warns of IRS scam

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Authorities in Tazewell County are warning residents about a phone scam that attempts to convince potential victims they owe money to the IRS.The caller -- in a heavy accent -- claims to be with the IRS and tells potential victims...More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Authorities in Tazewell County are warning residents about a phone scam that attempts to convince potential victims they owe money to the IRS.The caller -- in a heavy accent -- claims to be with the IRS and tells potential victims...More >>
  • Bridge to close temporarily at R.D. Bailey Lake

    Bridge to close temporarily at R.D. Bailey Lake

    HUNTINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Coal Mountain Bridge at R.D. Bailey Lake near Justice, will be closed temporarily starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 18....More >>
    HUNTINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Coal Mountain Bridge at R.D. Bailey Lake near Justice, will be closed temporarily starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 18....More >>
  • Shoplifting investigation leads to meth lab arrest

    Shoplifting investigation leads to meth lab arrest

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Lewisburg Police responding to a shoplifting complaint arrested a Fayette County man on narcotics charges Tuesday night. John Dillon Syner, 21, of Winona is charged with one felony count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Lewisburg Police responding to a shoplifting complaint arrested a Fayette County man on narcotics charges Tuesday night. John Dillon Syner, 21, of Winona is charged with one felony count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab...More >>
  • New school superintendent sworn-in

    New school superintendent sworn-in

    Raleigh Co. (WVVA) There is new leadership in the Raleigh County school system. David Price was sworn in at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. More >>
    Raleigh Co. (WVVA) There is new leadership in the Raleigh County school system. David Price was sworn in at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. More >>
  • UPDATE: Man robs Raleigh County store at knifepoint

    UPDATE: Man robs Raleigh County store at knifepoint

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A suspect robs a convenience store armed with a knife.  More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A suspect robs a convenience store armed with a knife.  More >>
  • McDowell inmate sentenced for possessing homemade knife

    McDowell inmate sentenced for possessing homemade knife

    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE)– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a federal inmate was sentenced to fifteen additional months in federal prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated. Billy Williams...More >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE)– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a federal inmate was sentenced to fifteen additional months in federal prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated. Billy Williams...More >>
  • Bluewell man gets 8 years for child porn

    Bluewell man gets 8 years for child porn

    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – Johnny Richard Rowe, of Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, was sentenced today to eight years and a month in prison for a federal child pornography offense...More >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – Johnny Richard Rowe, of Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, was sentenced today to eight years and a month in prison for a federal child pornography offense...More >>
  • UPDATE: Mining company releases statement on Wyoming Co. violations

    UPDATE: Mining company releases statement on Wyoming Co. violations

    WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) - The mining company that owns a Wyoming County mine cited for dozens of  violations has released a statement saying that measures have been taken at the company's Eagle Mine 3 to correct the issues.More >>
    WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) - The mining company that owns a Wyoming County mine cited for dozens of  violations has released a statement saying that measures have been taken at the company's Eagle Mine 3 to correct the issues.More >>
  • Man steals cigarettes from store, found asleep in stranger's home

    Man steals cigarettes from store, found asleep in stranger's home

    A Bluefield resident woke to find an uninvited guest in his house early this morning. Michael Waddell of Bluefield was arrested early this morning and arraigned before Magistrate Dorsey for charges of nighttime burglary. Police say he smashed the window of a Cargo convenience store on Princeton Avenue...More >>
    A Bluefield resident woke to find an uninvited guest in his house early this morning. Michael Waddell of Bluefield was arrested early this morning and arraigned before Magistrate Dorsey for charges of nighttime burglary. Police say he smashed the window of a Cargo convenience store on Princeton Avenue...More >>
  • National Guard, part of security efforts at Greenbrier Classic

    National Guard, part of security efforts at Greenbrier Classic

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -- The National Guard did their part in ensuring guests, staff and participants at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic. WVVA caught up with Airman James Hotaling from the Air Guard as he manned the entrance to the chairman's box.Others worked security for the tournament, manned the first tee and checked spectator passes.Hotaling says his favorite part about the tournament is meeting the civilians he serves. "What I've liked the most is when people come up to me and shake ...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -- The National Guard did their part in ensuring guests, staff and participants at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic. WVVA caught up with Airman James Hotaling from the Air Guard as he manned the entrance to the chairman's box.Others worked security for the tournament, manned the first tee and checked spectator passes.Hotaling says his favorite part about the tournament is meeting the civilians he serves. "What I've liked the most is when people come up to me and shake ...More >>
  • Man arrested for crime in a motel room

    Man arrested for crime in a motel room

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man forced his way into a motel room and is arrested.Rick Glass, 27, of Beckley has been accused of nighttime burglary and battery.The incident happened at the Green Bank Motel. According to a criminal complaint, Glass forced his way into a room with two adults and two small children. Once inside, he allegedly punched a female. Glass was asked to leave the room several times, but he refused.Beckley Police arrived, and Glass was taken into custody. He was arraigned by Magis...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man forced his way into a motel room and is arrested.Rick Glass, 27, of Beckley has been accused of nighttime burglary and battery.The incident happened at the Green Bank Motel. According to a criminal complaint, Glass forced his way into a room with two adults and two small children. Once inside, he allegedly punched a female. Glass was asked to leave the room several times, but he refused.Beckley Police arrived, and Glass was taken into custody. He was arraigned by Magis...More >>
  • Stabbing investigation underway in Raleigh County

    Stabbing investigation underway in Raleigh County

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) -- West Virginia State Police are investigating a stabbing that happened around noon Sunday.The incident occurred in the Damron area of the county. An altercation led to a man being stabbed in the abdomen.Very few details have been given at this time, but WVVA has learned the victim was taken to Raleigh General Hospital. West Virginia State Police are investigating.More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) -- West Virginia State Police are investigating a stabbing that happened around noon Sunday.The incident occurred in the Damron area of the county. An altercation led to a man being stabbed in the abdomen.Very few details have been given at this time, but WVVA has learned the victim was taken to Raleigh General Hospital. West Virginia State Police are investigating.More >>
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Shares his Story at the Greenbrier Classic

    Medal of Honor Recipient Shares his Story at the Greenbrier Classic

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA)- Retired United States Marine, Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.Woody is now 90-years-old. He is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from that battle. "When I wear this medal, I don't wear it for what I did. I wear it in their honor. It belongs to them," says Williams. During the battle, Williams says the Japanese soldiers were hiding in bunkers while American Sol...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA)- Retired United States Marine, Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.Woody is now 90-years-old. He is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from that battle. "When I wear this medal, I don't wear it for what I did. I wear it in their honor. It belongs to them," says Williams. During the battle, Williams says the Japanese soldiers were hiding in bunkers while American Sol...More >>
  • Community remembers businessman, Dan Bickey

    Community remembers businessman, Dan Bickey

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Hundreds gathered to honor a life that won't soon be forgotten in the Beckley area.  Funeral services were held Saturday for Dan Bickey. Bickey died at age 68, after a long struggle with pulmonary hypertension.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Hundreds gathered to honor a life that won't soon be forgotten in the Beckley area.  Funeral services were held Saturday for Dan Bickey. Bickey died at age 68, after a long struggle with pulmonary hypertension.More >>
  • Man life-flighted after falling from a tree

    Man life-flighted after falling from a tree

    PROSPERITY (WVVA) -- A man is life-flighted after authorities say he fell from a tree. He fell Saturday morning on Ogden Street in Prosperity. According to authorities, the gentleman was cutting off limbs of a tree when he lost his balance and fell about 40 feet.Healthnet took him to CAMC General. He's listed in critical, but stable condition.More >>
    PROSPERITY (WVVA) -- A man is life-flighted after authorities say he fell from a tree. He fell Saturday morning on Ogden Street in Prosperity. According to authorities, the gentleman was cutting off limbs of a tree when he lost his balance and fell about 40 feet.Healthnet took him to CAMC General. He's listed in critical, but stable condition.More >>
  • Man recovering from gunshot wounds

    Man recovering from gunshot wounds

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A shooting, said to be in a bar, leaves law enforcement with unanswered questions.  Dennis Brown, 20, of Beckley was taken to Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after his friend told police he was shot in the arm at Drifter's Bar in Glen Jean, Fayette County.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A shooting, said to be in a bar, leaves law enforcement with unanswered questions.  Dennis Brown, 20, of Beckley was taken to Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after his friend told police he was shot in the arm at Drifter's Bar in Glen Jean, Fayette County.More >>
  • Man charged in Tazewell County armed robbery

    Man charged in Tazewell County armed robbery

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    RICHLANDS (WVVA) - A Tazewell County man has been arrested, hours after an early morning robbery in Richlands.Terry Anthony Robinett, 29, from the Doran area confessed to robbing the Three Way Fast Break Exxon...More >>
    RICHLANDS (WVVA) - A Tazewell County man has been arrested, hours after an early morning robbery in Richlands.Terry Anthony Robinett, 29, from the Doran area confessed to robbing the Three Way Fast Break Exxon...More >>
  • UPDATE: Search Continues For Missing Fayette County Man

    UPDATE: Search Continues For Missing Fayette County Man

    OAK HILL (WVVA) - Authorities have more questions than answers as the search for a missing Fayette County man enters the seventh day. William Bruebaker, also known as 'Reuben,' was last seen leaving his Oak Hill home off Gatewood Avenue on June 24th.
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    OAK HILL (WVVA) - Authorities have more questions than answers as the search for a missing Fayette County man enters the seventh day. William Bruebaker, also known as 'Reuben,' was last seen leaving his Oak Hill home off Gatewood Avenue on June 24th.

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  • Man arrested after high-speed pursuit on I-77

    Man arrested after high-speed pursuit on I-77

    BLAND (WVVA) - A high-speed chase on I-77 ends with a man crashing into a cruiser.According to Sgt. Reece with Virginia State Police, the pursuit started near mile marker 49 on 77 North in Virginia...More >>
    BLAND (WVVA) - A high-speed chase on I-77 ends with a man crashing into a cruiser.According to Sgt. Reece with Virginia State Police, the pursuit started near mile marker 49 on 77 North in Virginia...More >>
  • Appalachian Power seeking rate increase in W.Va.

    Appalachian Power seeking rate increase in W.Va.

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Appalachian Power is seeking a rate increase in West Virginia that would raise customer rate by approximately 17 percent.The increase is being sought to cover growing operating costs...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Appalachian Power is seeking a rate increase in West Virginia that would raise customer rate by approximately 17 percent.The increase is being sought to cover growing operating costs...More >>
  • Oak Hill man missing

    Oak Hill man missing

    OAK HILL (WVVA) - The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing Oak Hill man.William Claude Bruebaker, 60, left his home in the Gatewood Road area of Oak Hill at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24....More >>
    OAK HILL (WVVA) - The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing Oak Hill man.William Claude Bruebaker, 60, left his home in the Gatewood Road area of Oak Hill at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24....More >>
  • Appalachian Shakespeare Project to hold performance at Concord University

    Appalachian Shakespeare Project to hold performance at Concord University

    ATHENS, W.Va. (News Release) – The Appalachian Shakespeare Project at Concord University will be performing William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on the Concord University campus in front of the Alexander Fine Arts Center July 25 and 26 at 6 p.m. and 27 at 3 p.m.Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic lunches to the outdoor performance. Limited shelter and seating will also be provided.“The Tempest” tells the story of a wizard trapped on a deserted island wit...More >>
    ATHENS, W.Va. (News Release) – The Appalachian Shakespeare Project at Concord University will be performing William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on the Concord University campus in front of the Alexander Fine Arts Center July 25 and 26 at 6 p.m. and 27 at 3 p.m.Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic lunches to the outdoor performance. Limited shelter and seating will also be provided.“The Tempest” tells the story of a wizard trapped on a deserted island wit...More >>
  • McDowell County releases June 2014 indictments

    McDowell County releases June 2014 indictments

    WELCH (WVVA) - A total of 89 indictments have been returned by the June sitting of the McDowell County Grand Jury. Among those indicted is Magistrate Steve Cox, who faces two counts of...More >>
    WELCH (WVVA) - A total of 89 indictments have been returned by the June sitting of the McDowell County Grand Jury. Among those indicted is Magistrate Steve Cox, who faces two counts of...More >>
  • Princeton pair charged with wedding day theft

    Princeton pair charged with wedding day theft

    HIGH POINT, N.C. (WVVA) - Two Princeton residents have been accused of stealing from newlyweds at a wedding in North Carolina.Elvis Allen Boswell, 24, and Eden Brianna Boswell, 22 -- both of Buckeye Hollow...More >>
    HIGH POINT, N.C. (WVVA) - Two Princeton residents have been accused of stealing from newlyweds at a wedding in North Carolina.Elvis Allen Boswell, 24, and Eden Brianna Boswell, 22 -- both of Buckeye Hollow...More >>
  • Trooper struck by vehicle on I-77 near Athens

    Trooper struck by vehicle on I-77 near Athens

    ATHENS (WVVA) - A trooper is recovering Thursday after being hit by a vehicle while parked along the Interstate. According to West Virginia State Police the incident happened near the Athens exit in Mercer County.
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    ATHENS (WVVA) - A trooper is recovering Thursday after being hit by a vehicle while parked along the Interstate. According to West Virginia State Police the incident happened near the Athens exit in Mercer County.

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  • UPDATE: Missing Princeton Police K9 found

    UPDATE: Missing Princeton Police K9 found

    UPDATE: Princeton Police tell us Hax has been found by safely by members of the Bluefield Police Department.More >>
    UPDATE: Princeton Police tell us Hax has been found by safely by members of the Bluefield Police Department.More >>
  • Bluefield murder suspect in court, case bound to grand jury

    Bluefield murder suspect in court, case bound to grand jury

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The murder case against a Bluefield man accused of shooting his neighbor will be bound to the grand jury.Magistrate James Dent found probable cause Wednesday against Trayvon Strange...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The murder case against a Bluefield man accused of shooting his neighbor will be bound to the grand jury.Magistrate James Dent found probable cause Wednesday against Trayvon Strange...More >>
  • Hymes is Democratic nominee for 38th Senate vacancy

    Hymes is Democratic nominee for 38th Senate vacancy

    TAZEWELL (NEWS RELEASE) - Tazewell Count Supervisor Mike Hymes will be the Democratic nominee for the 38th Senate District after no on else filed by 5:00pm today. The caucus that is scheduled for tomorrow night in Tazewell County has been cancelled....More >>
    TAZEWELL (NEWS RELEASE) - Tazewell Count Supervisor Mike Hymes will be the Democratic nominee for the 38th Senate District after no on else filed by 5:00pm today. The caucus that is scheduled for tomorrow night in Tazewell County has been cancelled....More >>
  • Help sought in identifying break-in suspect

    Help sought in identifying break-in suspect

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect sought in connection with a string of break-ins in one Mercer County community.Dep. W.E. Rose with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office says...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect sought in connection with a string of break-ins in one Mercer County community.Dep. W.E. Rose with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office says...More >>
  • Third ex-Concord player pleads guilty to conspiracy

    Third ex-Concord player pleads guilty to conspiracy

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A third former Concord University football player has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in connection with an alleged drug deal gone bad last year.Maricco Sanders entered the plea in Mercer County Circuit Court Tuesday....More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A third former Concord University football player has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in connection with an alleged drug deal gone bad last year.Maricco Sanders entered the plea in Mercer County Circuit Court Tuesday....More >>
  • Death after altercation under investigation in Raleigh County

    Death after altercation under investigation in Raleigh County

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - Police are investigating the death of a man following an altercation.According to the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office, Jeffrey Bair of Burn Bowyer Road suffered severe injuries during or after an altercation...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - Police are investigating the death of a man following an altercation.According to the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office, Jeffrey Bair of Burn Bowyer Road suffered severe injuries during or after an altercation...More >>
  • 'Warlock' accused of sexual abuse in court for bond status hearing

    'Warlock' accused of sexual abuse in court for bond status hearing

    James Irvin; photo by Kristen ConnerJames Irvin; photo by Kristen Conner
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man accused of sexually abusing children under the guise of "magical powers" was back in court Thursday.James Irvin requested a bond reduction before...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man accused of sexually abusing children under the guise of "magical powers" was back in court Thursday.James Irvin requested a bond reduction before...More >>
  • Warrant issued for Bluefield man charged with baby's death

    Warrant issued for Bluefield man charged with baby's death

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Bluefield man who they say is responsible for the death of his newborn son.Det. K.L. Adams with the Bluefield P.D. says 7-week-old Ethan Byrd died as a result of a blow to the head delivered by his father, Cassidy...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Bluefield man who they say is responsible for the death of his newborn son.Det. K.L. Adams with the Bluefield P.D. says 7-week-old Ethan Byrd died as a result of a blow to the head delivered by his father, Cassidy...More >>
  • Wyoming Co. man wanted for sexual abuse arrested

    Wyoming Co. man wanted for sexual abuse arrested

    BLACK EAGLE (WVVA) - A man wanted for the sexual abuse of a minor has been arrested after an unrelated traffic stop in Wyoming County.An ATV driven by 47-year-old Freeman Junior McKinney of Stephenson...More >>
    BLACK EAGLE (WVVA) - A man wanted for the sexual abuse of a minor has been arrested after an unrelated traffic stop in Wyoming County.An ATV driven by 47-year-old Freeman Junior McKinney of Stephenson...More >>
  • School secretary accused of sending explicit messages to student

    School secretary accused of sending explicit messages to student

    NEW RICHMOND (WVVA) - A school secretary at a Wyoming County high school has been charged after allegedly sending explicit messages to a student via social media.Lenore Ann McKinney, 41, was charged last Thursday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor...More >>
    NEW RICHMOND (WVVA) - A school secretary at a Wyoming County high school has been charged after allegedly sending explicit messages to a student via social media.Lenore Ann McKinney, 41, was charged last Thursday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor...More >>
  • UPDATE: Flood recovery underway in McDowell County

    UPDATE: Flood recovery underway in McDowell County

    PANTHER (WVVA) - Houses were destroyed and roads torn up in McDowell County after a strong storm brought pre-dawn flooding early Thursday morning. The Bull Creek area of Panther was the worst hit....More >>
    PANTHER (WVVA) - Houses were destroyed and roads torn up in McDowell County after a strong storm brought pre-dawn flooding early Thursday morning. The Bull Creek area of Panther was the worst hit....More >>
  • UPDATE: Three killed in I-81 crash

    UPDATE: Three killed in I-81 crash

    Photo from Aaron WolfePhoto from Aaron Wolfe
    WASHINGTON COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) - At 6:22 p.m. Tuesday (June 3, 2014), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper R.W. Addison was called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the 34 mile marker in Washington County, Va....More >>
    WASHINGTON COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) - At 6:22 p.m. Tuesday (June 3, 2014), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper R.W. Addison was called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the 34 mile marker in Washington County, Va....More >>
  • Man charged after teen dragged behind vehicle in Tazewell County

    Man charged after teen dragged behind vehicle in Tazewell County

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A teenager is in the hospital after police say he was dragged behind a vehicle.Major Harold Heatley with the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department says the incident occurred around 10 p.m. Monday, near the...More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A teenager is in the hospital after police say he was dragged behind a vehicle.Major Harold Heatley with the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department says the incident occurred around 10 p.m. Monday, near the...More >>
  • Woman injured by debris after truck clips overpass on I-81

    Woman injured by debris after truck clips overpass on I-81

    PULASKI COUNTY (WVVA) - A woman was seriously injured on Interstate 81 Monday after a truck a hauling a military vehicle struck an overpass, sending debris into the vehicle traveling behind it.The incident occurred at 1:16 p.m. in Pulaski County...More >>
    PULASKI COUNTY (WVVA) - A woman was seriously injured on Interstate 81 Monday after a truck a hauling a military vehicle struck an overpass, sending debris into the vehicle traveling behind it.The incident occurred at 1:16 p.m. in Pulaski County...More >>
  • Coming June 16: WVVA News at 10 PM!

    Coming June 16: WVVA News at 10 PM!

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) – Beginning June 16, you'll be able to see the latest headlines from the Two Virginias' news leader an hour earlier!More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) – Beginning June 16, you'll be able to see the latest headlines from the Two Virginias' news leader an hour earlier!More >>
  • Beckley man pleads guilty to dealing heroin

    Beckley man pleads guilty to dealing heroin

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Timothy Peck, 41, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley to distributing heroin. Peck admitted that in January of 2014, he sold heroin to...More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Timothy Peck, 41, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley to distributing heroin. Peck admitted that in January of 2014, he sold heroin to...More >>
  • Minor injuries after car flips on I-77

    Minor injuries after car flips on I-77

    MOSSY (WVVA) - Minor injuries were reported after a rollover accident on Interstate 77 in Fayette County.The accident occurred around 9 a.m. at mile marker 59, near the Mossy exit...More >>
    MOSSY (WVVA) - Minor injuries were reported after a rollover accident on Interstate 77 in Fayette County.The accident occurred around 9 a.m. at mile marker 59, near the Mossy exit...More >>
  • UPDATE: Tractor-trailer crash causes major delays on I-77

    UPDATE: Tractor-trailer crash causes major delays on I-77

    BLAND (WVVA) - One southbound lane of Interstate 77 has been reopened in Wythe County following a tractor-trailer rollover. No injuries were reported in the accident, which occurred around 7:45 a.m. Friday near Big Walker Mountain Tunnel.More >>
    BLAND (WVVA) - One southbound lane of Interstate 77 has been reopened in Wythe County following a tractor-trailer rollover. No injuries were reported in the accident, which occurred around 7:45 a.m. Friday near Big Walker Mountain Tunnel.More >>
  • UPDATE: Escapee from Beckley Correctional Center captured

    UPDATE: Escapee from Beckley Correctional Center captured

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Inmate Eric Lee Mason has been captured, nearly a week after disappearing from the Beckley Correctional Center.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Inmate Eric Lee Mason has been captured, nearly a week after disappearing from the Beckley Correctional Center.More >>
  • Grant to help fund drug treatment facility in Mercer County

    Grant to help fund drug treatment facility in Mercer County

    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced a significant step toward reducing prison overcrowding and drug abuse with the awarding of $1,266,811 in grants for community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services as part of his Justice Reinvestment initiative...More >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced a significant step toward reducing prison overcrowding and drug abuse with the awarding of $1,266,811 in grants for community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services as part of his Justice Reinvestment initiative...More >>
  • Police need your help locating missing person

    Police need your help locating missing person

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Beckley Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing man.Travis Summers, 44, was last seen in the area of the One Stop on Eisenhower Drive, near the Freedom Skate Park, during the week of May 7...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Beckley Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing man.Travis Summers, 44, was last seen in the area of the One Stop on Eisenhower Drive, near the Freedom Skate Park, during the week of May 7...More >>
  • Fayette County releases May 2014 indictments

    Fayette County releases May 2014 indictments

    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - The following indictments have been returned by the May 2014 sitting of the Fayette County Grand Jury.Of the 101 individuals indicted, 71 were drug-related....More >>
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - The following indictments have been returned by the May 2014 sitting of the Fayette County Grand Jury.Of the 101 individuals indicted, 71 were drug-related....More >>
  • Raleigh County releases May 2014 indictments

    Raleigh County releases May 2014 indictments

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - The following indictments were returned by the May 2014 sitting of the Raleigh County Grand Jury...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - The following indictments were returned by the May 2014 sitting of the Raleigh County Grand Jury...More >>
  • Woman with knife robs convenience store

    Woman with knife robs convenience store

    BEAVER (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a woman wanted in the armed robbery of a Beaver convenience store.Shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday a suspect described as a heavy-set white female entered...More >>
    BEAVER (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a woman wanted in the armed robbery of a Beaver convenience store.Shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday a suspect described as a heavy-set white female entered...More >>
  • Man arrested after threatening diner patrons

    Man arrested after threatening diner patrons

    MATOAKA (WVVA) - A man was arrested at a Mercer County diner Thursday after allegedly threatening patrons with a pair of knives.Jonathon McKnight, 39, was apparently intoxicated at Ann's Diner in...More >>
    MATOAKA (WVVA) - A man was arrested at a Mercer County diner Thursday after allegedly threatening patrons with a pair of knives.Jonathon McKnight, 39, was apparently intoxicated at Ann's Diner in...More >>
  • UPDATE: Matoaka house fire appears intentional

    UPDATE: Matoaka house fire appears intentional

    MATOAKA (WVVA) - Firefighters in Matoaka say a blaze that destroyed an abandoned home Tuesday evening may have been intentionally set. Assistant Fire Chief John Sommers tells WVVA News that traces of an accelerant were found on the property. More >>
    MATOAKA (WVVA) - Firefighters in Matoaka say a blaze that destroyed an abandoned home Tuesday evening may have been intentionally set. Assistant Fire Chief John Sommers tells WVVA News that traces of an accelerant were found on the property. More >>
  • Rascal Flatts CD winners are...

    Rascal Flatts CD winners are...

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following individuals have won a copy of Rascal Flatts' new album "Rewind."
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    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following individuals have won a copy of Rascal Flatts' new album "Rewind."

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  • WV Primary: Tennant, Capito cruise to November showdown

    WV Primary: Tennant, Capito cruise to November showdown

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - November ballots took shape in West Virginia Tuesday as voters headed to the polls to choose candidates to represent their party of choice. Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito scored easy victories...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - November ballots took shape in West Virginia Tuesday as voters headed to the polls to choose candidates to represent their party of choice. Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito scored easy victories...More >>
  • Two Bluefield men sentenced for dealing drugs

    Two Bluefield men sentenced for dealing drugs

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that two Bluefield men were sentenced in federal court for distribution of prescription drugs. Leonard Graves III, 31, of Bluefield...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that two Bluefield men were sentenced in federal court for distribution of prescription drugs. Leonard Graves III, 31, of Bluefield...More >>
  • Beckley man arrested in meth lab bust

    Beckley man arrested in meth lab bust

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Raleigh County man has been arrested after police find the makings of a meth lab in a basement.Officers responded to a home at 112 Clyde Street in Beckley Sunday night after receiving a complaint from a woman who stated that Charles Fortner...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Raleigh County man has been arrested after police find the makings of a meth lab in a basement.Officers responded to a home at 112 Clyde Street in Beckley Sunday night after receiving a complaint from a woman who stated that Charles Fortner...More >>
  • WEB EXTRA: Hatcher reacts to reading of verdict

    WEB EXTRA: Hatcher reacts to reading of verdict

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