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

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

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

    Kitten believed to have been thrown from car is recovering

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

    GHS Graduate's Final Wish Fulfilled

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Life long friends full filled a classmate's wish on Sunday.Nearly a dozen of Carla Lewis's friends, loved ones, and former classmates from Graham High School's graduating class of 1974 spread her ashes over East River Mountain. Lloyd Bowers, one of Carla's friends says, "It was a chance for all of us to be together. We are full filling her one last wish to be here among her classmates and friends. And for all of us to bid farewell to her and for her to come home"Carla died a...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Life long friends full filled a classmate's wish on Sunday.Nearly a dozen of Carla Lewis's friends, loved ones, and former classmates from Graham High School's graduating class of 1974 spread her ashes over East River Mountain. Lloyd Bowers, one of Carla's friends says, "It was a chance for all of us to be together. We are full filling her one last wish to be here among her classmates and friends. And for all of us to bid farewell to her and for her to come home"Carla died a...More >>
  • Businesses see a boost from GHS 100 year celebration

    Businesses see a boost from GHS 100 year celebration

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

    Man dies after shooting at party in Beckley

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

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

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

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

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  • UPDATE: Two arrested after Beckley shooting

    UPDATE: Two arrested after Beckley shooting

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

    Kids learn firearm safety for free

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

    Shelley Moore, Former WV First Lady, Dies

    (WVVA)- Former First Lady Shelley Riley Moore died on Saturday. She was 88-years-old.Shelley was the wife of three time West Virginia Governor Arch Moore and the mother of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.A number of WV officials sent their condolences to the family after Moore's passing.Governor Earl Ray Tomblin released this statement saying, "Former First Lady Shelley Moore represented West Virginia with grace and class throughout her life. Joanne and I extend our sincere sympathies to her family...More >>
    (WVVA)- Former First Lady Shelley Riley Moore died on Saturday. She was 88-years-old.Shelley was the wife of three time West Virginia Governor Arch Moore and the mother of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.A number of WV officials sent their condolences to the family after Moore's passing.Governor Earl Ray Tomblin released this statement saying, "Former First Lady Shelley Moore represented West Virginia with grace and class throughout her life. Joanne and I extend our sincere sympathies to her family...More >>
  • Celebrating 50 years of CASE WV

    Celebrating 50 years of CASE WV

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

    Fundraisers for Greenbrier County Special Olympics

    At Walmart on Saturday morning, you could find the Greenbrier County Special Olympics team selling delicious baked goods and barbeque treats. The athletes are raising money for a trip to Charleston next weekend to compete in a regional bowling tournament.More >>
    At Walmart on Saturday morning, you could find the Greenbrier County Special Olympics team selling delicious baked goods and barbeque treats. The athletes are raising money for a trip to Charleston next weekend to compete in a regional bowling tournament.More >>
  • More than 70 indicted in Raleigh County

    More than 70 indicted in Raleigh County

    (WVVA) More than 70 people are indicted by the Grand Jury in Raleigh County. The listed was released today by the Prosecutor's Office. Charges include child neglect, drug offenses, fraud, first-degree murder, malicious wounding, and possession of child pornography...More >>
    (WVVA) More than 70 people are indicted by the Grand Jury in Raleigh County. The listed was released today by the Prosecutor's Office. Charges include child neglect, drug offenses, fraud, first-degree murder, malicious wounding, and possession of child pornography...More >>
  • Intoxicated woman arrested at a high school football game was carrying a gun

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

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

    Officials draft new zoning ordinance for parts of Tazewell County

    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA)- The Tazewell County Board of Supervisors is working on a zoning ordinance for part of Tazewell County.A first draft of the new zoning ordinance is currently in the planning stages and it will affect the eastern district of Tazewell County outside of the town of Bluefield.Charlie Stacy, chairman of the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors, tells WVVA that the district will be broken down into three zones: residential; rural residential; and multi-use, which encompasses ...More >>
    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA)- The Tazewell County Board of Supervisors is working on a zoning ordinance for part of Tazewell County.A first draft of the new zoning ordinance is currently in the planning stages and it will affect the eastern district of Tazewell County outside of the town of Bluefield.Charlie Stacy, chairman of the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors, tells WVVA that the district will be broken down into three zones: residential; rural residential; and multi-use, which encompasses ...More >>
  • WV lawmaker fights for VA Nursing Home in Beckley

    WV lawmaker fights for VA Nursing Home in Beckley

    A Raleigh County state legislator is fighting for a new veterans' nursing home in Beckley. Sen. Mike Green, D-Raleigh County, is trying to allocated funds for a 120-bed facility located behind the Jackie Withrow Hospital on Eisenhower Drive.More >>
    A Raleigh County state legislator is fighting for a new veterans' nursing home in Beckley. Sen. Mike Green, D-Raleigh County, is trying to allocated funds for a 120-bed facility located behind the Jackie Withrow Hospital on Eisenhower Drive.More >>
  • Guardrail removed in front of playground

    Guardrail removed in front of playground

    Concerns are being raised after a guardrail is removed near a park. Some worry it exposes a playground to fast moving traffic."I just can't imagine what it would be like for a car to come off this highway at 55 mph, careen into this park where children are playing. And that little playground area behind me is only 26 yards from the highway," Fred Kellerman tells WVVA.More >>
    Concerns are being raised after a guardrail is removed near a park. Some worry it exposes a playground to fast moving traffic."I just can't imagine what it would be like for a car to come off this highway at 55 mph, careen into this park where children are playing. And that little playground area behind me is only 26 yards from the highway," Fred Kellerman tells WVVA.More >>
  • Raleigh Commission on Aging hosts conference on senior abuse

    Raleigh Commission on Aging hosts conference on senior abuse

    It is a hidden and often highly sensitive issue that can rip apart families. Senior abuse is one of the most underreported crimes in the country, affecting thousands of seniors each year.More often than not, we never hear about these crimes because many seniors never come forward.More >>
    It is a hidden and often highly sensitive issue that can rip apart families. Senior abuse is one of the most underreported crimes in the country, affecting thousands of seniors each year.More often than not, we never hear about these crimes because many seniors never come forward.More >>
  • Car show helps local DARE program

    Car show helps local DARE program

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) -If you've got a hot rod, you may want to head out to Lewisburg Saturday.It's the seventh annual Dare to Cruz car show.Anyone can come out to show their classic car, hot rod, motorcycle, or truck.And all the proceeds go to the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program which is taught to fifth graders and junior high students in the area.Lewisburg Police Chief Tim Stover says "We just think it's important with the drug issues that we have in our world today to c...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) -If you've got a hot rod, you may want to head out to Lewisburg Saturday.It's the seventh annual Dare to Cruz car show.Anyone can come out to show their classic car, hot rod, motorcycle, or truck.And all the proceeds go to the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program which is taught to fifth graders and junior high students in the area.Lewisburg Police Chief Tim Stover says "We just think it's important with the drug issues that we have in our world today to c...More >>
  • Free youth gun safety and shooting lessons

    Free youth gun safety and shooting lessons

    CALDWELL, WV (WVVA) -Parents looking to educate their kids on gun safety will have an opportunity to do so for free on Saturday.The NRA is sponsoring a youth day at the LS Pistol Range in Caldwell, WV near Lewisburg.It's open to ages seven to 17 and it's all for free.The kids will learn gun safety and individual based instruction on how to shoot.Co-Owner of the range, Lisa Hudnall, says "It's an opportunity to get some educational time and safety information on fire arms. Kind of take the nov...More >>
    CALDWELL, WV (WVVA) -Parents looking to educate their kids on gun safety will have an opportunity to do so for free on Saturday.The NRA is sponsoring a youth day at the LS Pistol Range in Caldwell, WV near Lewisburg.It's open to ages seven to 17 and it's all for free.The kids will learn gun safety and individual based instruction on how to shoot.Co-Owner of the range, Lisa Hudnall, says "It's an opportunity to get some educational time and safety information on fire arms. Kind of take the nov...More >>
  • Case dropped in incident during W.Va. tunnel blaze

    Case dropped in incident during W.Va. tunnel blaze

    PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) -- The case against two out-of-state firefighters for an incident during a blaze in a tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border has been dismissed. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the obstruction charges against 30-year-old Virginia Price of Maine and 30-year-old Colin Dunn of Maryland were dropped Thursday. The pair was facing charges for taking an emergency vehicle and entering East River Mountain Tunnel during the July tractor-trailer blaze. In a lett...More >>
    PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) -- The case against two out-of-state firefighters for an incident during a blaze in a tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border has been dismissed. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the obstruction charges against 30-year-old Virginia Price of Maine and 30-year-old Colin Dunn of Maryland were dropped Thursday. The pair was facing charges for taking an emergency vehicle and entering East River Mountain Tunnel during the July tractor-trailer blaze. In a lett...More >>
  • Tazewell County couple sues W.Va. lawyer

    Tazewell County couple sues W.Va. lawyer

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A southwest Virginia couple is suing a Charleston attorney and former state senator, contending he failed to file a lawsuit on their behalf despite assurances he had. Ira Calvary and Mavis Horne of Tazewell County now say they can't recover damages to their home caused by Hurricane Michelle in 2011. The couple's attorney says Jim Humphreys and others with his law firm assured the couple they were pursuing claims for them, but it was a "sham." Humphreys was hired in 2...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A southwest Virginia couple is suing a Charleston attorney and former state senator, contending he failed to file a lawsuit on their behalf despite assurances he had. Ira Calvary and Mavis Horne of Tazewell County now say they can't recover damages to their home caused by Hurricane Michelle in 2011. The couple's attorney says Jim Humphreys and others with his law firm assured the couple they were pursuing claims for them, but it was a "sham." Humphreys was hired in 2...More >>
  • Mercer County teacher to receive West Virginia House of Delegates Legislative Citation

    Mercer County teacher to receive West Virginia House of Delegates Legislative Citation

    Susan FrenchSusan French
    Susan French, Mercer County Schools Teacher of the Year and 6th grade teacher at Montcalm Elementary, is scheduled to receive a Legislative Citation from Mr. Cliff Moore, State Delegate for the House of Representatives, on Friday, October 19 at Montcalm Elementary School.More >>
    Susan French, Mercer County Schools Teacher of the Year and 6th grade teacher at Montcalm Elementary, is scheduled to receive a Legislative Citation from Mr. Cliff Moore, State Delegate for the House of Representatives, on Friday, October 19 at Montcalm Elementary School.More >>
  • Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks. The hedge fund notes the chain's official policy is to bring out one breadstick per customer at a time, plus an extra for the table.But Starboard says servers bring out more than that, leading to waste - and cold breadsticks. Starbo...More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks. The hedge fund notes the chain's official policy is to bring out one breadstick per customer at a time, plus an extra for the table.But Starboard says servers bring out more than that, leading to waste - and cold breadsticks. Starbo...More >>
  • W.Va. school board debates county-level changes

    W.Va. school board debates county-level changes

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's public education system is working toward a tighter focus on student academic achievement.The state Board of Education on Thursday discussed the possibility of merging some management responsibilities in county school districts, in part to help smaller counties that have limited cash and resources.According to media outlets, state school board President Gayle Manchin says eight Regional Education Service Agencies could assume responsibilities such as p...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's public education system is working toward a tighter focus on student academic achievement.The state Board of Education on Thursday discussed the possibility of merging some management responsibilities in county school districts, in part to help smaller counties that have limited cash and resources.According to media outlets, state school board President Gayle Manchin says eight Regional Education Service Agencies could assume responsibilities such as p...More >>
  • Greenbrier Co. man is found guilty of selling drugs near an elementary school

    Greenbrier Co. man is found guilty of selling drugs near an elementary school

    George RyderGeorge Ryder
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) A man convicted of selling oxycodone near an elementary school is now looking at a life sentence.On Thursday, a jury found George Ryder, 48, guilty of selling the drug within 1000 feet...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) A man convicted of selling oxycodone near an elementary school is now looking at a life sentence.On Thursday, a jury found George Ryder, 48, guilty of selling the drug within 1000 feet...More >>
  • West Virginia to Test National Alert System Next Week

    West Virginia to Test National Alert System Next Week

    (WVVA) FEMA TEST OF THE PUBLIC ALERT AND WARNING SYSTEM IN WEST VIRGINIAAs part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) mission to strengthen preparedness and resiliency, FEMA is coordinating with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...More >>
    (WVVA) FEMA TEST OF THE PUBLIC ALERT AND WARNING SYSTEM IN WEST VIRGINIAAs part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) mission to strengthen preparedness and resiliency, FEMA is coordinating with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...More >>
  • FootGolf come to West Virginia

    FootGolf come to West Virginia

    There's original football or soccer and then there's golf. Now, there's FootGolf, a combination of soccer and golf. Pipestem Resort State Park is the only place you can play it in West Virginia.More >>
    There's original football or soccer and then there's golf. Now, there's FootGolf, a combination of soccer and golf. Pipestem Resort State Park is the only place you can play it in West Virginia.More >>
  • Beckley's Parade of Honor pays tribute to first responders

    Beckley's Parade of Honor pays tribute to first responders

    It was a sea of red, white and blue in Beckley Thursday night.The Parade of Honor pays tribute to first responders who died on 9/11.It started on Robert C. Byrd Drive and passed by the World Trade Center Memorial on Neville Street, and finally ending at the Linda K. Epling Stadium on Ragland Road.More >>
    It was a sea of red, white and blue in Beckley Thursday night.The Parade of Honor pays tribute to first responders who died on 9/11.It started on Robert C. Byrd Drive and passed by the World Trade Center Memorial on Neville Street, and finally ending at the Linda K. Epling Stadium on Ragland Road.More >>
  • Puppies found in pillowcase on NC parkway

    Puppies found in pillowcase on NC parkway

    (Photo courtesy Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation)(Photo courtesy Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation)
    Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The puppies appeared to be 2 days old when they were found Sept. 5.More >>
    Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The puppies appeared to be 2 days old when they were found Sept. 5.More >>
  • How will a veterans nursing home in Raleigh County be paid for?

    How will a veterans nursing home in Raleigh County be paid for?

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance secretary says the state needs to chip in about $25 million to build a 120-bed veterans nursing home in Raleigh County.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance secretary says the state needs to chip in about $25 million to build a 120-bed veterans nursing home in Raleigh County.More >>
  • Students from McDowell, Summers and Wyoming Counties headed to Charleston

    Students from McDowell, Summers and Wyoming Counties headed to Charleston

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Constitution Day is bringing 100 students from three West Virginia counties to the capital city. More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Constitution Day is bringing 100 students from three West Virginia counties to the capital city. More >>
  • CDC tracking people's long-term health after the West Virginia Chemical Spill

    CDC tracking people's long-term health after the West Virginia Chemical Spill

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal health officials are in Charleston this week discussing options for medical monitoring after a January chemical spill contaminated water supplies to 300,000 people. More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal health officials are in Charleston this week discussing options for medical monitoring after a January chemical spill contaminated water supplies to 300,000 people. More >>
  • Bluefield city officials hold ceremony to reflect on 9/11

    Bluefield city officials hold ceremony to reflect on 9/11

    (WVVA)- The City of Bluefield held a remembrance ceremony Thursday afternoon to honor the victims of 9/11 and their families.It was standing room only at the Bluefield Arts Center where the ceremony was held as military service personnel, first responders, city officials, and members of the community gathered together to reflect upon the events of 13 years ago.The ceremony featured speakers who served in our nation's military and included the presentation of colors from the Bluefield High Sch...More >>
    (WVVA)- The City of Bluefield held a remembrance ceremony Thursday afternoon to honor the victims of 9/11 and their families.It was standing room only at the Bluefield Arts Center where the ceremony was held as military service personnel, first responders, city officials, and members of the community gathered together to reflect upon the events of 13 years ago.The ceremony featured speakers who served in our nation's military and included the presentation of colors from the Bluefield High Sch...More >>
  • Investigators Take Closer Look at Decades-Old Cold Case

    Investigators Take Closer Look at Decades-Old Cold Case

    Beaver (WVVA) It's a case that has haunted a small town for almost four decades.In 1977, the disappearance of Margaret Dodd shattered a sense of security for everyone living in Beaver, WV. She was abducted outside an abandoned gas station...More >>
    Beaver (WVVA) It's a case that has haunted a small town for almost four decades.In 1977, the disappearance of Margaret Dodd shattered a sense of security for everyone living in Beaver, WV. She was abducted outside an abandoned gas station...More >>
  • Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

    Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month...More >>
    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month...More >>
  • Two accidents involving school buses in Raleigh Co., one injured

    Two accidents involving school buses in Raleigh Co., one injured

    Photo by Rachel ColePhoto by Rachel Cole
     RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) Two accidents involving school buses happened Thursday in Raleigh County...More >>
     RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) Two accidents involving school buses happened Thursday in Raleigh County...More >>
  • 75 people indicted by the Tazewell Co. Grand Jury

    75 people indicted by the Tazewell Co. Grand Jury

    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Seventy-five people have been indicted by the latest Grand Jury in Tazewell County on a total of 240 charges. The charges include assault, burglary, drug offenses, larceny, and worthless checks...More >>
    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Seventy-five people have been indicted by the latest Grand Jury in Tazewell County on a total of 240 charges. The charges include assault, burglary, drug offenses, larceny, and worthless checks...More >>
  • Localities seeing increasing Hand, Foot and Mouth illnesses, VDH officials say

    Localities seeing increasing Hand, Foot and Mouth illnesses, VDH officials say

    Some area health care practices report seeing more children with a viral infection called hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). This is a common, typically mild, but contagious childhood disease.More >>
    Some area health care practices report seeing more children with a viral infection called hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). This is a common, typically mild, but contagious childhood disease.More >>
  • Mount Olive offers inmates a chance at a college degree

    Mount Olive offers inmates a chance at a college degree

    MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. -- West Virginia inmates can now pursue a four-year college degree through a program launched this week at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex. The new Moral Rehabilitation program aims to provide just that...More >>
    MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. -- West Virginia inmates can now pursue a four-year college degree through a program launched this week at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex. The new Moral Rehabilitation program aims to provide just that...More >>
  • Third Annual Celebration of Arts set for Oct. 3

    Third Annual Celebration of Arts set for Oct. 3

    NEWS RELEASE: Tazewell County Tourism, along with Between Friends Gift Boutique, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Celebration of the Arts. The Celebration of the Arts is a two day artisan festival, featuring local and regional artists...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE: Tazewell County Tourism, along with Between Friends Gift Boutique, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Celebration of the Arts. The Celebration of the Arts is a two day artisan festival, featuring local and regional artists...More >>
  • Remembering 9/11 in New York

    Remembering 9/11 in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) -- With the toll of a bell and a solemn moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack. Stephen Albert, whose father Jon died during the attacks, kicked off reading the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed...More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) -- With the toll of a bell and a solemn moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack. Stephen Albert, whose father Jon died during the attacks, kicked off reading the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed...More >>
  • Nationally recognized harpist to perform in Tazewell on Sat., Sept. 20

    Nationally recognized harpist to perform in Tazewell on Sat., Sept. 20

    The Tazewell Music Club starts their Music Series with the nationally recognized harpist Colleen Potter Thorburn, Saturday, September 20, 2:00p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 315 East Main Street, Tazewell, Virginia.  Colleen Potter Thorburn has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral harpist with ensembles across the United States.More >>
    The Tazewell Music Club starts their Music Series with the nationally recognized harpist Colleen Potter Thorburn, Saturday, September 20, 2:00p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 315 East Main Street, Tazewell, Virginia.  Colleen Potter Thorburn has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral harpist with ensembles across the United States.More >>
  • A house catches on fire near Beckley

    A house catches on fire near Beckley

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A house catches fire near Beckley Thursday morning.  More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A house catches fire near Beckley Thursday morning.  More >>
  • UPDATE: Pilot identified in crash near Interstate 77 in VA

    UPDATE: Pilot identified in crash near Interstate 77 in VA

    CARROLL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) The Virginia State Police respond to a report of an emergency landing by a single-engine aircraft near Interstate 77. More >>
    CARROLL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) The Virginia State Police respond to a report of an emergency landing by a single-engine aircraft near Interstate 77. More >>
  • Scientists: 'Extreme' solar storm heading to Earth

    Scientists: 'Extreme' solar storm heading to Earth

    An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.It's been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size...More >>
    An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.It's been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size...More >>
  • Woman Allegedly Abusing Prescription Pills is Behind Bars After Hitting Two Cars

    Woman Allegedly Abusing Prescription Pills is Behind Bars After Hitting Two Cars

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Elizabeth Justice, 43 is charged with DUI, her second offense and two counts of fleeing the scene of an accident.According to Patrolman M.T. Hatfield with the Bluefield, WV Police department Justice was driving west bound on high way 460 when she hit a Lexus SUV, sped off and then hit another vehicle.A tow truck driver saw the incidents happen and blocked the road until police could come arrest her. Patrolman Hatfield says Justice was under the influence of several prescript...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Elizabeth Justice, 43 is charged with DUI, her second offense and two counts of fleeing the scene of an accident.According to Patrolman M.T. Hatfield with the Bluefield, WV Police department Justice was driving west bound on high way 460 when she hit a Lexus SUV, sped off and then hit another vehicle.A tow truck driver saw the incidents happen and blocked the road until police could come arrest her. Patrolman Hatfield says Justice was under the influence of several prescript...More >>
  • Military Surplus Items Benefiting Local Law Enforcement

    Military Surplus Items Benefiting Local Law Enforcement

    TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Thousands of pieces of military surplus equipment have been distributed all across West Virginia and Virginia.In Virginia, deputies with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office have received dozens of items to help protect the public.Chief Mike Shawver said, "We have everything from duffle bags, cots, sleeping bags, and we've received some weapon-mounted lights that will go on our side arms."They've also received enough equipment to fully-equip a fitness room. The surplus items ...More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Thousands of pieces of military surplus equipment have been distributed all across West Virginia and Virginia.In Virginia, deputies with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office have received dozens of items to help protect the public.Chief Mike Shawver said, "We have everything from duffle bags, cots, sleeping bags, and we've received some weapon-mounted lights that will go on our side arms."They've also received enough equipment to fully-equip a fitness room. The surplus items ...More >>
  • The WV Supreme Court to hear appeal from Bluefield woman whose pit bull was ordered destroyed in 2013

    The WV Supreme Court to hear appeal from Bluefield woman whose pit bull was ordered destroyed in 2013

    Estella Robinson in Aug. 2013Estella Robinson in Aug. 2013
    HUNTINGTON, WV (WVVA) The case involving a Bluefield woman whose pit bull was ordered destroyed after it bit an animal control officer will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Estella Robinson v. City of Bluefield is one of four that Justices...More >>
    HUNTINGTON, WV (WVVA) The case involving a Bluefield woman whose pit bull was ordered destroyed after it bit an animal control officer will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Estella Robinson v. City of Bluefield is one of four that Justices...More >>
  • Beckley area man enters plea on drug charges

    Beckley area man enters plea on drug charges

    Steven BenkoSteven Benko
    BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven D. Benko, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley to distribution of oxycodone...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven D. Benko, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley to distribution of oxycodone...More >>
  • Mercer Co. Kindergarten Aide Named State Service Personnel Employee of the Year

    Mercer Co. Kindergarten Aide Named State Service Personnel Employee of the Year

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gail Shrewsbury, a kindergarten instructional aide for Mercer County Schools, was honored Wednesday by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) as the 2014 WVBE School Service Personnel Employee of the Year." More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gail Shrewsbury, a kindergarten instructional aide for Mercer County Schools, was honored Wednesday by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) as the 2014 WVBE School Service Personnel Employee of the Year." More >>
  • Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Raymond Edmonds, 43, of Beckley, West Virginia pled guilty in federal court in Beckley...More >>
    BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Raymond Edmonds, 43, of Beckley, West Virginia pled guilty in federal court in Beckley...More >>
  • Robbery suspect wanted in McDowell County

    Robbery suspect wanted in McDowell County

    IAEGER, WV (WVVA) The West Virginia State Police is investigating an armed robbery in Iaeger.It happened early Monday morning around 2 a.m. at the 3-Way Super Stop...More >>
    IAEGER, WV (WVVA) The West Virginia State Police is investigating an armed robbery in Iaeger.It happened early Monday morning around 2 a.m. at the 3-Way Super Stop...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Full Harvest Moon

    SLIDESHOW: Full Harvest Moon

    Skies cleared enough Tuesday night for view of the full 'Harvest' moon. The Harvest moon isn't always in September, but sometimes in October. It is so named for it's close arrival...More >>
    Skies cleared enough Tuesday night for view of the full 'Harvest' moon. The Harvest moon isn't always in September, but sometimes in October. It is so named for it's close arrival...More >>
  • Fight between two juveniles recorded on cell phone

    Fight between two juveniles recorded on cell phone

    OAK HILL (WVVA) The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fight between two juvenile boys that is circulating on social media. It happened around 6 p.m. on Monday at the Oak Hill City Park...More >>
    OAK HILL (WVVA) The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fight between two juvenile boys that is circulating on social media. It happened around 6 p.m. on Monday at the Oak Hill City Park...More >>
  • Special movie screening "This is Where I Leave You" , limited free tickets

    Special movie screening "This is Where I Leave You" , limited free tickets

    BLUEFIELD, WV (CW) The CW Network has chosen Bluefield, WV to be the site of a free screening of the new movie "This is Where I Leave You." The movie stars Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (CW) The CW Network has chosen Bluefield, WV to be the site of a free screening of the new movie "This is Where I Leave You." The movie stars Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda...More >>
  • Nicholas County man arrested for wife's murder on Halloween

    Nicholas County man arrested for wife's murder on Halloween

    Paul SpinksPaul Spinks
    NICHOLAS COUNTY (WVVA) The Grand Jury in Nicholas County has indicted a man for the murder of his wife on Halloween in 2007. Paul Spinks, 43, is charged...More >>
    NICHOLAS COUNTY (WVVA) The Grand Jury in Nicholas County has indicted a man for the murder of his wife on Halloween in 2007. Paul Spinks, 43, is charged...More >>
  • Walmart remains W.Va.'s largest private employer

    Walmart remains W.Va.'s largest private employer

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Walmart continues to be the largest private employer in West Virginia.Based on the available records provided by WorkForce West Virginia, Walmart has been the state's top private sector employer since...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Walmart continues to be the largest private employer in West Virginia.Based on the available records provided by WorkForce West Virginia, Walmart has been the state's top private sector employer since...More >>
  • West Virginia and Virginia team up for Pipeline Project

    West Virginia and Virginia team up for Pipeline Project

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Citing grave concerns, 22 conservation and environmental groups in Virginia and West Virginia are teaming up following the announcement of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline. More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Citing grave concerns, 22 conservation and environmental groups in Virginia and West Virginia are teaming up following the announcement of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline. More >>
  • Potential layoffs announced at Patriot Coal mine

    Potential layoffs announced at Patriot Coal mine

    CHARLESTON, WV (WVVA) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issues a statement after Patriot Coal notifies employees of potential layoffs at its Corridor G complex in Boone County...More >>
    CHARLESTON, WV (WVVA) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issues a statement after Patriot Coal notifies employees of potential layoffs at its Corridor G complex in Boone County...More >>
  • Tourism is up in Virginia

    Tourism is up in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia is celebrating a record high for tourism across the state. More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia is celebrating a record high for tourism across the state. More >>
  • Crews respond to a fire in Shady Spring Wednesday

    Crews respond to a fire in Shady Spring Wednesday

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A structure catches fire early Wednesday morning in Shady Spring.  More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A structure catches fire early Wednesday morning in Shady Spring.  More >>
  • 20 officers canvass area looking for missing man William Daniel

    20 officers canvass area looking for missing man William Daniel

     UPDATE: Police in Beckley conduct an extensive search on Wednesday  looking for clues in the disappearance of  William "Nick" Daniel.More >>
     UPDATE: Police in Beckley conduct an extensive search on Wednesday  looking for clues in the disappearance of  William "Nick" Daniel.More >>
  • Former Mass. US Sen. Scott Brown defeats 9 opponents in NH's Republican Senate primary

    Former Mass. US Sen. Scott Brown defeats 9 opponents in NH's Republican Senate primary

    AP Photo/Jim ColeAP Photo/Jim Cole
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state. He'll face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November.More >>
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state. He'll face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November.More >>
  • 5 SC children found dead in Alabama; father detained

    5 SC children found dead in Alabama; father detained

    Timothy Ray Jones Jr., Courtesy: Smith County, MS Sheriff's DepartmentTimothy Ray Jones Jr., Courtesy: Smith County, MS Sheriff's Department
    South Carolina authorities say the father of five children whose bodies were found in Alabama will be charged with child neglect and that are other charges are pending against him.The Lexington, South Carolina, Sheriff's Department said in a news release Tuesday night that charges are pending against 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr of Lexington in connection with the disappearance of his five children, ages 1 to 8.More >>
    South Carolina authorities say the father of five children whose bodies were found in Alabama will be charged with child neglect and that are other charges are pending against him.The Lexington, South Carolina, Sheriff's Department said in a news release Tuesday night that charges are pending against 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr of Lexington in connection with the disappearance of his five children, ages 1 to 8.More >>
  • Greenbrier commissioners fight back against charge

    Greenbrier commissioners fight back against charge

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Former Greenbrier County Commission President Betty Crookshanks and current president, Karen Lobban, try to have misappropriation charge dropped.More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Former Greenbrier County Commission President Betty Crookshanks and current president, Karen Lobban, try to have misappropriation charge dropped.More >>
  • Minden residents react to Oak Hill planned annexation

    Minden residents react to Oak Hill planned annexation

    Minden residents turned out in force Monday night to protest Oak Hill's proposed annexation of Minden. The proposal would allow ACE Adventure Resort access to water and sewage services through the city's...More >>
    Minden residents turned out in force Monday night to protest Oak Hill's proposed annexation of Minden. The proposal would allow ACE Adventure Resort access to water and sewage services through the city's...More >>
  • Historic building approved for demolition in Lewisburg

    Historic building approved for demolition in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A historic building is approved for demolition in Greenbrier County.It has been nearly a year since Julian's Restaurant served its last meal in downtown Lewisburg.Since then, the approximately 80-year-old building was sold at auction.Last night, the Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission approved the request to demolish the old restaurant.Mayor John Manchester says that is rare for this historic district."That's what makes Lewisburg special," he explains. "But the issue of...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A historic building is approved for demolition in Greenbrier County.It has been nearly a year since Julian's Restaurant served its last meal in downtown Lewisburg.Since then, the approximately 80-year-old building was sold at auction.Last night, the Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission approved the request to demolish the old restaurant.Mayor John Manchester says that is rare for this historic district."That's what makes Lewisburg special," he explains. "But the issue of...More >>
  • Hundreds of W.Va. mine workers warned of layoffs

    Hundreds of W.Va. mine workers warned of layoffs

    Patriot Coal Corp. is warning hundreds of miners at its southern West Virginia operations they could be laid off...More >>
    Patriot Coal Corp. is warning hundreds of miners at its southern West Virginia operations they could be laid off...More >>
  • Raleigh County Teacher Takes Home Top Honors

    Raleigh County Teacher Takes Home Top Honors

    Bradley (WVVA) A Raleigh County teacher is taking home top honors for her work in the classroom.Bradley Elementary teacher Terry Gunter was named RESA 1 Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.The award goes to a teacher who has demonstrated exemplary excellence in the classroom.This year, the RESA chose Gunter for her creativity and commmitment to excellence in the classroom.But when WVVA caught up with Gunter on her big award, she had only her co-workers to credit. " We all kind of work together. Th...More >>
    Bradley (WVVA) A Raleigh County teacher is taking home top honors for her work in the classroom.Bradley Elementary teacher Terry Gunter was named RESA 1 Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.The award goes to a teacher who has demonstrated exemplary excellence in the classroom.This year, the RESA chose Gunter for her creativity and commmitment to excellence in the classroom.But when WVVA caught up with Gunter on her big award, she had only her co-workers to credit. " We all kind of work together. Th...More >>
  • PSC receives grant to increase inspections on commercial vehicles

    PSC receives grant to increase inspections on commercial vehicles

    NEWS RELEASE:The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has received a $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to increase inspections of commercial motor vehicles...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE:The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has received a $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to increase inspections of commercial motor vehicles...More >>
  • Concord University ranked among Best Regional Colleges in the South

    Concord University ranked among Best Regional Colleges in the South

    Concord University has been named among the Best Regional Colleges South in the 2015 edition of U.S. News World Report's Best Colleges. According to the report, Concord ranks as the number one public institution in West Virginia among Regional Colleges South and places fifth in the top five public schools in that category.More >>
    Concord University has been named among the Best Regional Colleges South in the 2015 edition of U.S. News World Report's Best Colleges. According to the report, Concord ranks as the number one public institution in West Virginia among Regional Colleges South and places fifth in the top five public schools in that category.More >>
  • APPLE LIVE: New iPhones, wearable device expected

    APPLE LIVE: New iPhones, wearable device expected

    CUPERTINO, Calif.(AP) - Apple's larger iPhones won't just have bigger screens. They'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display.The iPhone 6 will have a screen measuring 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches...More >>
    CUPERTINO, Calif.(AP) - Apple's larger iPhones won't just have bigger screens. They'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display.The iPhone 6 will have a screen measuring 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches...More >>
  • Princeton officer charged with domestic violence

    Princeton officer charged with domestic violence

     PRINCETON (WVVA) An officer with the Princeton Police Department has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. According to the West Virginia State Police, Officer Charles Mullins...
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     PRINCETON (WVVA) An officer with the Princeton Police Department has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. According to the West Virginia State Police, Officer Charles Mullins...

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  • Beckley man accused of murder is back in WV

    Beckley man accused of murder is back in WV

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) A man accused of murder is back in West Virginia. Desean Farley, 27, of Beckley was extradited from Appleton, Wisconsin...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) A man accused of murder is back in West Virginia. Desean Farley, 27, of Beckley was extradited from Appleton, Wisconsin...More >>
  • Lewisburg celebrates National Assisted Living Week

    Lewisburg celebrates National Assisted Living Week

    This week, our most experienced citizens are being recognized.This is National Assisted Living Week and this year's theme is 'the Magic Of Music.'Monday, Representative Nick Rahall along with representatives for other law makers paid a visit to The Seasons assisted living facility in Lewisburg.More >>
    This week, our most experienced citizens are being recognized.This is National Assisted Living Week and this year's theme is 'the Magic Of Music.'Monday, Representative Nick Rahall along with representatives for other law makers paid a visit to The Seasons assisted living facility in Lewisburg.More >>
  • Battle of Carnifex Ferry re-enactment slated for Sept. 13-14

    Battle of Carnifex Ferry re-enactment slated for Sept. 13-14

    The Battle of Carnifex Ferry will be re-enacted Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. upon the same ground as the original conflict of Sept. 10, 1861.More >>
    The Battle of Carnifex Ferry will be re-enacted Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. upon the same ground as the original conflict of Sept. 10, 1861.More >>
  • French women bid topless sunbathing 'adieu'

    French women bid topless sunbathing 'adieu'

    PARIS (AP) - France's summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman.As few as 2 percent of French women under 35 now say they want to bare their breasts...More >>
    PARIS (AP) - France's summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman.As few as 2 percent of French women under 35 now say they want to bare their breasts...More >>
  • Remains of abducted nursing student found 3 years later

    Remains of abducted nursing student found 3 years later

    Authorities in Tennessee have confirmed the death of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011.  The disappearance of 20-year-old Holly Bobo has baffled investigators.More >>
    Authorities in Tennessee have confirmed the death of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011.  The disappearance of 20-year-old Holly Bobo has baffled investigators.
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  • WV State Police find extremely good quality marijuana grow

    WV State Police find extremely good quality marijuana grow

    MEADOW BRIDGE (WVVA) The West Virginia State Police seize 26 marijuana plants from a man in Meadow Bridge, Fayette County. Officers say the marijuana is of extremely good quality...More >>
    MEADOW BRIDGE (WVVA) The West Virginia State Police seize 26 marijuana plants from a man in Meadow Bridge, Fayette County. Officers say the marijuana is of extremely good quality...More >>
  • Firefighters Battle Wyoming County Blaze

    Firefighters Battle Wyoming County Blaze

    Bud (WVVA) Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in Wyoming County on Monday night.It happened on Bud Mountain around 7:45p.m. in the evening.No word yet on injuries or what started the blaze.Station 200 and 400 were dispatched. Stay with WVVA for the latest on this developing story.More >>
    Bud (WVVA) Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in Wyoming County on Monday night.It happened on Bud Mountain around 7:45p.m. in the evening.No word yet on injuries or what started the blaze.Station 200 and 400 were dispatched. Stay with WVVA for the latest on this developing story.More >>
  • Corn Maze honors Native American heritage

    Corn Maze honors Native American heritage

    Tazewell, VA—Crab Orchard Corn Maze Pisgah Pumpkin Patch will open Friday, September 12th with a tribute to Native American heritage, based on the presence of a 500 year-old village on the site across from Crab Orchard Museum. “We chose one of the Paintlick Mountain prehistoric paintings to incorporate into the design,” says Charlotte Whitted, Executive Director of the museum. ”Corn was vital to the Native American village and early pioneer settlers, sustaining both cultures then as it sust...More >>
    Tazewell, VA—Crab Orchard Corn Maze Pisgah Pumpkin Patch will open Friday, September 12th with a tribute to Native American heritage, based on the presence of a 500 year-old village on the site across from Crab Orchard Museum. “We chose one of the Paintlick Mountain prehistoric paintings to incorporate into the design,” says Charlotte Whitted, Executive Director of the museum. ”Corn was vital to the Native American village and early pioneer settlers, sustaining both cultures then as it sust...More >>
  • Osteopathic School getting a makeover

    Osteopathic School getting a makeover

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - If you've recently driven past the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, you've more than likely noticed the construction...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - If you've recently driven past the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, you've more than likely noticed the construction...More >>
  • UPDATE: Business reopens after heavy rain causes roof leak

    UPDATE: Business reopens after heavy rain causes roof leak

    MULLENS (WVVA) A Wyoming County retail store is open for business after heavy rain caused damage to the roof and electrical system...More >>
    MULLENS (WVVA) A Wyoming County retail store is open for business after heavy rain caused damage to the roof and electrical system...More >>
  • FootGolf at Pipestem Resort State Park is first in West Virginia

    FootGolf at Pipestem Resort State Park is first in West Virginia

    FootGolf is the newest outdoor recreation activity available at Pipestem Resort State Park. It is played like golf except that players kick a soccer ball instead of hitting a golf ball with clubs.FootGolf is the newest outdoor recreation activity available at Pipestem Resort State Park. It is played like golf except that players kick a soccer ball instead of hitting a golf ball with clubs.
    There is American football, there is golf, and there is the original football, which Americans call soccer. Now there is FootGolf – a combination of soccer and golf. The only place to play it in West Virginia is at Pipestem Resort State Park.“It's another fun outdoor activity at the park,” said Kim Hawkins, Pipestem's activities coordinator.More >>
    There is American football, there is golf, and there is the original football, which Americans call soccer. Now there is FootGolf – a combination of soccer and golf. The only place to play it in West Virginia is at Pipestem Resort State Park.“It's another fun outdoor activity at the park,” said Kim Hawkins, Pipestem's activities coordinator.More >>
  • When complacency kills: Police training to keep officers on guard

    When complacency kills: Police training to keep officers on guard

     The life of a police officer may be defined by hours of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror. To many, it's an unavoidable aspect of the job which experts say can lead to complacency, and possibly deadly consequences. More >>
     The life of a police officer may be defined by hours of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror. To many, it's an unavoidable aspect of the job which experts say can lead to complacency, and possibly deadly consequences. More >>
  • Mercer man get life in prison for 2011 murder

    Mercer man get life in prison for 2011 murder

    Chad HyltonChad Hylton
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) One of four people charged in a 2011 murder in Mercer County is sentenced to life in prison with mercy.Chad Hylton, 38, also received...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) One of four people charged in a 2011 murder in Mercer County is sentenced to life in prison with mercy.Chad Hylton, 38, also received...More >>
  • Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold...More >>
    CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold...More >>
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant Princeton Middle School

    Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant Princeton Middle School

    This week, The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Princeton Middle School in Princeton a youth literacy grant in the amount of $4000 to support their Survive Civ 5 Program.More >>
    This week, The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Princeton Middle School in Princeton a youth literacy grant in the amount of $4000 to support their Survive Civ 5 Program.More >>
  • Which scarecrow is your favorite?

    Which scarecrow is your favorite?

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its countdown to Autumnfest by encouraging local businesses to build scarecrows -- and help a local charity in the process...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its countdown to Autumnfest by encouraging local businesses to build scarecrows -- and help a local charity in the process...More >>
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    ATLANTA (AP) - S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early...More >>
    ATLANTA (AP) - S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early...More >>
  • Police Respond to Raleigh County Armed Robbery

    Police Respond to Raleigh County Armed Robbery

    Bradley (WVVA) Police were called to the scene of an armed robbery on Sunday night.It happened in Bradley around 10:45p.m., when deputies say a suspect came into the Days Inn on Ontario Drive and demanded money.Right now, police have yet to make an arrest.Stay with WVVA on-air and online for the latest on this developing story.More >>
    Bradley (WVVA) Police were called to the scene of an armed robbery on Sunday night.It happened in Bradley around 10:45p.m., when deputies say a suspect came into the Days Inn on Ontario Drive and demanded money.Right now, police have yet to make an arrest.Stay with WVVA on-air and online for the latest on this developing story.More >>
  • January trial set for Pulaski mom in baby's death

    January trial set for Pulaski mom in baby's death

    A trial date has been set for a Pulaski County woman charged with child neglect in the death of her 5-month-old son.More >>
    A trial date has been set for a Pulaski County woman charged with child neglect in the death of her 5-month-old son.More >>
  • West Virginia Attorney General Warns About New Scams

    West Virginia Attorney General Warns About New Scams

    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA)- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning people about IRS scammers.Morrisey says the scam began a few months ago. They took a break and started back again. The callers use scare tactics to get people to give them money.Morrisey says, "People should know that the IRS is not going to pick up the phone and call you. They'll send a certified letter your way and explain what your rights and responsibilities are under the law."If you have any questions or con...More >>
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA)- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning people about IRS scammers.Morrisey says the scam began a few months ago. They took a break and started back again. The callers use scare tactics to get people to give them money.Morrisey says, "People should know that the IRS is not going to pick up the phone and call you. They'll send a certified letter your way and explain what your rights and responsibilities are under the law."If you have any questions or con...More >>
  • Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

    Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 04:45:56 GMT
    A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.More >>
    A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.More >>
  • Man is arrested for his 3rd DUI offense

    Man is arrested for his 3rd DUI offense

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- West Virginia State Police arrested Raymond Dunn, 44 after he ran from a trooper. According to Trooper J.R. Tupper with WV State Police, Princeton he attempted to pull Dunn over for speeding.More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- West Virginia State Police arrested Raymond Dunn, 44 after he ran from a trooper. According to Trooper J.R. Tupper with WV State Police, Princeton he attempted to pull Dunn over for speeding.More >>
  • Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting several people

    Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting several people

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Patricia Shrader, 42 is facing several charges after police say she assaulted three people, including an officer.According to the criminal complaint, Princeton Police were called to an apartment on Key Street late Friday night. The caller told police that Shrader began banging on his door to get him to turn down his music. When he opened the door she grabbed his throat, then ran to another apartment.The criminal complaint goes on to state that at the second apartment Patrici...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Patricia Shrader, 42 is facing several charges after police say she assaulted three people, including an officer.According to the criminal complaint, Princeton Police were called to an apartment on Key Street late Friday night. The caller told police that Shrader began banging on his door to get him to turn down his music. When he opened the door she grabbed his throat, then ran to another apartment.The criminal complaint goes on to state that at the second apartment Patrici...More >>
  • First responders honored

    First responders honored

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - A ceremony today is paying tribute to 9/11 and our own local first responders.This is the 13th annual First Responders Dinner at the Bluefield Elks Lodge.They say they started it because of 9/11 and our military men and women.But they also wanted to make sure to include our local first responders who also put their lives on the line every day.This year the excellence of duty award goes to the mercer county 911 operators for their work on the Matoaka fire and the tunnel ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - A ceremony today is paying tribute to 9/11 and our own local first responders.This is the 13th annual First Responders Dinner at the Bluefield Elks Lodge.They say they started it because of 9/11 and our military men and women.But they also wanted to make sure to include our local first responders who also put their lives on the line every day.This year the excellence of duty award goes to the mercer county 911 operators for their work on the Matoaka fire and the tunnel ...More >>
  • No charges in fatal shooting of Va. 4-year-old

    No charges in fatal shooting of Va. 4-year-old

    Richmond police say no charges will be filed in the death of a 4-year-old girl who was shot by a pellet gun.More >>
    Richmond police say no charges will be filed in the death of a 4-year-old girl who was shot by a pellet gun.More >>
  • Actress with recurring role on NBC's 'Chicago Fire' dies after being struck by falling tree during thunderstorms

    Actress with recurring role on NBC's 'Chicago Fire' dies after being struck by falling tree during thunderstorms

    Actress Molly Glynn had a recurring role as an ER doctor on the hit NBC series "Chicago Fire."Actress Molly Glynn had a recurring role as an ER doctor on the hit NBC series "Chicago Fire."
    Two people are dead and nearly 400,000 people in southeast Michigan were without power Saturday, after violent thunderstorms swept through the area on Friday, toppling trees and twisting power lines.More >>
    Two people are dead and nearly 400,000 people in southeast Michigan were without power Saturday, after violent thunderstorms swept through the area on Friday, toppling trees and twisting power lines.More >>
  • 2014 Heritage Festival is Underway

    2014 Heritage Festival is Underway

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- If you are a history buff or enjoy learning about the Civil War then the Mercer County Heritage Festival is the event for you.The festival is held each year at the 4-H Camp in Glenwood Park. Various storytellers, living history characters, craftsmen and demonstrations take place throughout the common area of the fair grounds.The event lasts from September 5, 2014 until September 7, 2014. On the final day, the camp is open from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- If you are a history buff or enjoy learning about the Civil War then the Mercer County Heritage Festival is the event for you.The festival is held each year at the 4-H Camp in Glenwood Park. Various storytellers, living history characters, craftsmen and demonstrations take place throughout the common area of the fair grounds.The event lasts from September 5, 2014 until September 7, 2014. On the final day, the camp is open from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.More >>
  • Purple Heart Monument Unveiled

    Purple Heart Monument Unveiled

    SUMMERSVILLE (WVVA)-Medal of Honor Recipient, Marine Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.) Hershel "Woody"Williams, dedicated the Purple Heart Monument on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the Summersville Armory and Convention Center.The monument is one of more than 450 nationwide that make up the Purple Heart Trail.One Gold Star Mother, Janie Richardson attended the ceremony. Richardson says, "To lose a child is horrible, but when you can see them honored and remembered and know that their looked at as a ...More >>
    SUMMERSVILLE (WVVA)-Medal of Honor Recipient, Marine Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.) Hershel "Woody"Williams, dedicated the Purple Heart Monument on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the Summersville Armory and Convention Center.The monument is one of more than 450 nationwide that make up the Purple Heart Trail.One Gold Star Mother, Janie Richardson attended the ceremony. Richardson says, "To lose a child is horrible, but when you can see them honored and remembered and know that their looked at as a ...More >>
  • Walk raises money for surgery to help boy to walk

    Walk raises money for surgery to help boy to walk

    RONCEVERTE, WV (WVVA) -A Greenbrier County event is raising money for a boy to be able to walk on his own.Ladriane Soto, 7, suffers from hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.His mom, Olimpia, says she was told he would never walk, see, hear, or talk.This miracle boy can now see, hear, and say a few words.His mom is determined to raise money to get a special surgery that would help him to walk unassisted for the first time ever.Saturday she held a walk to help pay the bill."That would be God's gre...More >>
    RONCEVERTE, WV (WVVA) -A Greenbrier County event is raising money for a boy to be able to walk on his own.Ladriane Soto, 7, suffers from hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.His mom, Olimpia, says she was told he would never walk, see, hear, or talk.This miracle boy can now see, hear, and say a few words.His mom is determined to raise money to get a special surgery that would help him to walk unassisted for the first time ever.Saturday she held a walk to help pay the bill."That would be God's gre...More >>
  • Suicide prevention walk draws big crowd

    Suicide prevention walk draws big crowd

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Saturday's scattered storms aren't stopping one group from raising awareness about suicide prevention.It was the fifth annual "Out of the Darkness" walk at Bluefield City Park.Dozens of people showed up, including our own WVVA team, to give their support.While the start was delayed due to rain, the skies opened up to let the walk commence.Pastor and keynote speaker at the walk, Doug McDaniel, says that's a perfect analogy for this walk -- the skies won't stay dark forever."...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Saturday's scattered storms aren't stopping one group from raising awareness about suicide prevention.It was the fifth annual "Out of the Darkness" walk at Bluefield City Park.Dozens of people showed up, including our own WVVA team, to give their support.While the start was delayed due to rain, the skies opened up to let the walk commence.Pastor and keynote speaker at the walk, Doug McDaniel, says that's a perfect analogy for this walk -- the skies won't stay dark forever."...More >>
  • Kroger hiring nearly 1,600 in region that includes WV & VA

    Kroger hiring nearly 1,600 in region that includes WV & VA

    Kroger's Mid-Atlantic Region is hiring to fill an estimated 1,600 permanent jobs.The region consists of 118 stores, 113 pharmacies and 75 fuel centers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.More >>
    Kroger's Mid-Atlantic Region is hiring to fill an estimated 1,600 permanent jobs.The region consists of 118 stores, 113 pharmacies and 75 fuel centers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.More >>
  • North Tazewell man is sentenced to 5 years in prison for exposing himself to shoppers

    North Tazewell man is sentenced to 5 years in prison for exposing himself to shoppers

    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Lancaster Johnson, 48, of North Tazewell, VA is sentenced to five years in prison for exposing himself in a retail store...More >>
    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Lancaster Johnson, 48, of North Tazewell, VA is sentenced to five years in prison for exposing himself in a retail store...More >>
  • Two men are arrested for sexually assaulting a woman in a motel room

    Two men are arrested for sexually assaulting a woman in a motel room

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) Two Georgia men are arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Union motel room...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) Two Georgia men are arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Union motel room...More >>
  • Search continues for missing Greenbrier Co. woman

    Search continues for missing Greenbrier Co. woman

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    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) -On March 5, 2014 Dee Ann Keene of the Frankford/ Renick area of Greenbrier County was reported missing.Six months later, WV State Police still don't have a suspect or know whether she is dead or alive.Her mom, Anna Keene, says the unknown is what is tearing her up the most. "Just not knowing where she is, whether she's in the bottom of the ocean or in a cave or cut up somewhere. I don't know it's just about got me down."She says she has no closure and has had to come...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) -On March 5, 2014 Dee Ann Keene of the Frankford/ Renick area of Greenbrier County was reported missing.Six months later, WV State Police still don't have a suspect or know whether she is dead or alive.Her mom, Anna Keene, says the unknown is what is tearing her up the most. "Just not knowing where she is, whether she's in the bottom of the ocean or in a cave or cut up somewhere. I don't know it's just about got me down."She says she has no closure and has had to come...More >>
  • Officials are introducing a drug paraphernalia ordinance

    Officials are introducing a drug paraphernalia ordinance

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Princeton Police Chief, John Howell is working to implement a drug paraphernalia ordinance in the city.Chief Howell told WVVA on Friday that the ordinance would ban the sale of equipment and items used to smoke, inject or ingest drugs."If they have a marijuana smoking pipe, unless it has drugs in it there's nothing really we can do with that, but with this ordinance that will be against the law then. And we can make an arrest," says Chief Howell.Princeton Officials will disc...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Princeton Police Chief, John Howell is working to implement a drug paraphernalia ordinance in the city.Chief Howell told WVVA on Friday that the ordinance would ban the sale of equipment and items used to smoke, inject or ingest drugs."If they have a marijuana smoking pipe, unless it has drugs in it there's nothing really we can do with that, but with this ordinance that will be against the law then. And we can make an arrest," says Chief Howell.Princeton Officials will disc...More >>
  • Human remains found in Raleigh County

    Human remains found in Raleigh County

    A ginseng hunter makes a grisly discovery in Harper Heights. Police say human remains were found on Tuesday afternoon between Dry Hill Road and Harper Heights. According to Sheriff Steve Tanner, the remains are believed to be several years old.More >>
    A ginseng hunter makes a grisly discovery in Harper Heights. Police say human remains were found on Tuesday afternoon between Dry Hill Road and Harper Heights. According to Sheriff Steve Tanner, the remains are believed to be several years old.More >>
  • Stanaford man is sentenced to life in prison for murder

    Stanaford man is sentenced to life in prison for murder

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) A man accused of killing his step-father and attempting to kill his mother is sentenced in Raleigh County...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) A man accused of killing his step-father and attempting to kill his mother is sentenced in Raleigh County...More >>
  • Tractor trailer fire causes backup on Interstate 64

    Tractor trailer fire causes backup on Interstate 64

    SHADY SPRING (WVVA) A tractor trailer catches fire causing a traffic jam on Interstate 64. It happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning in the westbound lanes by Exit 129...More >>
    SHADY SPRING (WVVA) A tractor trailer catches fire causing a traffic jam on Interstate 64. It happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning in the westbound lanes by Exit 129...More >>
  • SCAM ALERT: caller claims to represent Workforce West Virginia

    SCAM ALERT: caller claims to represent Workforce West Virginia

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia -- WorkForce West Virginia is alerting employers in West Virginia to a potential scam from individuals purporting to be from the agency and asking for financial data...More >>
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia -- WorkForce West Virginia is alerting employers in West Virginia to a potential scam from individuals purporting to be from the agency and asking for financial data...More >>
  • WV First Lady in Princeton & Bluefield, campaigning for infant sleep safety awareness

    WV First Lady in Princeton & Bluefield, campaigning for infant sleep safety awareness

    West Virginia First Lady Joanne Tomblin stopped by Princeton and Bluefield Friday to promote infant sleep safety awareness.This comes after Governor Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed the month of September as Infant Safe Sleep Month in the State of West Virginia.More >>
    West Virginia First Lady Joanne Tomblin stopped by Princeton and Bluefield Friday to promote infant sleep safety awareness.This comes after Governor Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed the month of September as Infant Safe Sleep Month in the State of West Virginia.More >>
  • 100 miners win legal battle with Jim Justice owned mine

    100 miners win legal battle with Jim Justice owned mine

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A federal judge is siding with about 100 miners who say they were fired without first receiving a federally required 60 day warning...More >>
    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A federal judge is siding with about 100 miners who say they were fired without first receiving a federally required 60 day warning...More >>
  • Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

    Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth

    A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.At closest approach Sunday, the 60-foot rock will pass a safe 25,000 miles over New Zealand. That's about one-tenth the distance between here and the moon...More >>
    A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.At closest approach Sunday, the 60-foot rock will pass a safe 25,000 miles over New Zealand. That's about one-tenth the distance between here and the moon...More >>
  • Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

    Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

    Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest in a doctor's office following a routine procedure. The New York state health department is investi...More >>
    Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest in a doctor's office following a routine procedure. The New York state health department is investi...More >>
  • 11th annual Culturefest kicks off in Pipestem

    11th annual Culturefest kicks off in Pipestem

    PIPESTEM (WVVA)- The 11th annual Culturefest music and arts festival kicked off in Pipestem on Thursday.Event organizers call the festival a creative oasis, mixing music from around the world with artistic expression.Various artisans will also be at the festival, along with food vendors, and the entire event will have fun activities for the whole family.Culturefest is a four day event and continues through September 7th.More >>
    PIPESTEM (WVVA)- The 11th annual Culturefest music and arts festival kicked off in Pipestem on Thursday.Event organizers call the festival a creative oasis, mixing music from around the world with artistic expression.Various artisans will also be at the festival, along with food vendors, and the entire event will have fun activities for the whole family.Culturefest is a four day event and continues through September 7th.More >>
  • Former VA Governor found guilty of corruption, bribery, and fraud

    Former VA Governor found guilty of corruption, bribery, and fraud

    (WVVA) The jury has reached a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell . McDonnell and his wife Maureen are found guilty of corruption, bribery, and fraud...More >>
    (WVVA) The jury has reached a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell . McDonnell and his wife Maureen are found guilty of corruption, bribery, and fraud...More >>
  • University of Charleston starts nursing program in Beckley

    University of Charleston starts nursing program in Beckley

    BECKLEY (WVVA) The University of Charleston is starting a new nursing program at its campus in Beckley . Classes for the newly created Associate Degree in Nursing begin on Friday..More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) The University of Charleston is starting a new nursing program at its campus in Beckley . Classes for the newly created Associate Degree in Nursing begin on Friday..More >>
  • NY health investigators eye Joan Rivers' case

    NY health investigators eye Joan Rivers' case

    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure...More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure...More >>
  • New tennis center to be added to Greenbrier Resort

    New tennis center to be added to Greenbrier Resort

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) A big announcement out of the Greenbrier Resort. Owner Jim Justice says construction on a new state-of-the-art tennis center will begin this month...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) A big announcement out of the Greenbrier Resort. Owner Jim Justice says construction on a new state-of-the-art tennis center will begin this month...More >>
  • Shining a Light on Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

    Shining a Light on Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

    Beckley (WVVA) -- As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, experts are shining a light on a rising number of sexual assaults on college campuses. According to Leslie Mateer , a sexual assault expert with the Women's Resource Center, one in four women and men will become a victim of sexual assault before graduation. Mateer says before heading off to school, it is important for students to understanding the meaning of consent and to be clear about boundaries with their partner. More o...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, experts are shining a light on a rising number of sexual assaults on college campuses. According to Leslie Mateer , a sexual assault expert with the Women's Resource Center, one in four women and men will become a victim of sexual assault before graduation. Mateer says before heading off to school, it is important for students to understanding the meaning of consent and to be clear about boundaries with their partner. More o...More >>
  • Bluefield Middle releases students early

    Bluefield Middle releases students early

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) Students at Bluefield Middle School will be released early...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) Students at Bluefield Middle School will be released early...More >>
  • West Virginia joins Mississippi with highest adult obesity rates

    West Virginia joins Mississippi with highest adult obesity rates

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found adult rates at 35.1 percent in both states. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent. The study showed an alarming 20 states topped 30 percent obesity in 2013, up from 12 states in 2010. Nine of the 10 states with ...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found adult rates at 35.1 percent in both states. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent. The study showed an alarming 20 states topped 30 percent obesity in 2013, up from 12 states in 2010. Nine of the 10 states with ...More >>
  • Airline is offering cheap flights from Charleston, WV to Orlando

    Airline is offering cheap flights from Charleston, WV to Orlando

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - PEOPLExpress is planning to offer low-fare flights from Charleston's Yeager Airport to Orlando starting next month...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - PEOPLExpress is planning to offer low-fare flights from Charleston's Yeager Airport to Orlando starting next month...More >>
  • 5 arrested in Va. in protest against coal operator

    5 arrested in Va. in protest against coal operator

    Police arrested five people after they hung a large banner in downtown Roanoke to protest West Virginia coal billionaire Jim Justice's mining operations.More >>
    Police arrested five people after they hung a large banner in downtown Roanoke to protest West Virginia coal billionaire Jim Justice's mining operations.More >>
  • Beckley looks to expand residency requirement for first responders

    Beckley looks to expand residency requirement for first responders

    Beckley (WVVA) -- A proposal under consideration in Beckley would expand the residency requirement for first responders. On Tuesday, the Beckley Common Council held a workshop to discuss extending the requirement to 35 miles outside city limits. Right now, recruits have to reside in Raleigh County. But with struggling recruitment numbers this year, Councilwoman Ann Worley said their hope is to expand the talent pool for aspiring officers. Worley said the council is expected to vote on the mat...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- A proposal under consideration in Beckley would expand the residency requirement for first responders. On Tuesday, the Beckley Common Council held a workshop to discuss extending the requirement to 35 miles outside city limits. Right now, recruits have to reside in Raleigh County. But with struggling recruitment numbers this year, Councilwoman Ann Worley said their hope is to expand the talent pool for aspiring officers. Worley said the council is expected to vote on the mat...More >>
  • New owners for General Lewis Inn

    New owners for General Lewis Inn

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - The Historical General Lewis Inn has been with the same family for the past 85 years. But now, ownership is shifting to a new family.The Inn has just been sold to local business owners who have found great success working in downtown Lewisburg for the past ten years.Sparrow Huffman is co-owner of the delectable Stardust Cafe with her mom, Destiny. "We're in our tenth year at the Stardust and we've had a very successful business. We were the first farm-to-table restaurant in...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - The Historical General Lewis Inn has been with the same family for the past 85 years. But now, ownership is shifting to a new family.The Inn has just been sold to local business owners who have found great success working in downtown Lewisburg for the past ten years.Sparrow Huffman is co-owner of the delectable Stardust Cafe with her mom, Destiny. "We're in our tenth year at the Stardust and we've had a very successful business. We were the first farm-to-table restaurant in...More >>
  • Is action-packed TV making you fat?

    Is action-packed TV making you fat?

    CHICAGO (AP) - Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show...More >>
    CHICAGO (AP) - Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show...More >>
  • Jury returning to work in former VA governor trial

    Jury returning to work in former VA governor trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jurors have deliberated about 13 hours over five days without reaching a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife...More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jurors have deliberated about 13 hours over five days without reaching a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife...More >>
  • WV Attorney General wants federal court to speed up EPA lawsuit

    WV Attorney General wants federal court to speed up EPA lawsuit

    (WVVA) West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a motion on Wednesday to speed up a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency over carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants...More >>
    (WVVA) West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a motion on Wednesday to speed up a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency over carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants...More >>
  • Fayette County man is acquitted of sex crimes against his son

    Fayette County man is acquitted of sex crimes against his son

    Fayetteville (WVVA) A verdict is reached in the trial of a Fayette County man accused of sex crimes against his son.  Mark Critchley was found not guilty...More >>
    Fayetteville (WVVA) A verdict is reached in the trial of a Fayette County man accused of sex crimes against his son.  Mark Critchley was found not guilty...More >>
  • School Board officials address air conditioning issues at several Mercer County schools

    School Board officials address air conditioning issues at several Mercer County schools

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Air conditioning is restored at one Mercer County school while two others continue classes without it. Mercer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Akers tells WVVA...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Air conditioning is restored at one Mercer County school while two others continue classes without it. Mercer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Akers tells WVVA...More >>
  • Bear that attacked Va. man in W.Va. still at large

    Bear that attacked Va. man in W.Va. still at large

    A West Virginia wildlife official says a bear that attacked a Virginia man might never be captured.More >>
    A West Virginia wildlife official says a bear that attacked a Virginia man might never be captured.More >>
  • CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco early

    CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco early

     CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said...More >>
     CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said...More >>
  • Three injured in school bus accident

    Three injured in school bus accident

    SHADY SPRING (WVVA) Three people are taken to the hospital after an crash involving a school bus. It happened around 6:45 a.m...More >>
    SHADY SPRING (WVVA) Three people are taken to the hospital after an crash involving a school bus. It happened around 6:45 a.m...More >>
  • Beheading of second U.S. journalist

    Beheading of second U.S. journalist

    (NBC NEWS) According to the Site Intelligence Group, ISIS is planning to release a video purportedly showing Sotloff's beheading...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) According to the Site Intelligence Group, ISIS is planning to release a video purportedly showing Sotloff's beheading...More >>
  • Appeal denied: Man will serve life in prison for torching police vehicles in Greenbrier County

    Appeal denied: Man will serve life in prison for torching police vehicles in Greenbrier County

    (WVVA) A Greenbrier County man will spend life in prison for his role in torching eight cars at the West Virginia Police barracks in Rainelle, including two police vehicles. David Clayton White, 50, is now serving time...More >>
    (WVVA) A Greenbrier County man will spend life in prison for his role in torching eight cars at the West Virginia Police barracks in Rainelle, including two police vehicles. David Clayton White, 50, is now serving time...More >>
  • Pulaski to sell ballpark to Shelor Motor Mile

    Pulaski to sell ballpark to Shelor Motor Mile

    Pulaski plans to sell its historic baseball park to a Christiansburg-based car dealership.More >>
    Pulaski plans to sell its historic baseball park to a Christiansburg-based car dealership.More >>
  • 10 people are killed on Virginia highways over Labor Day Weekend

    10 people are killed on Virginia highways over Labor Day Weekend

    RICHMOND – A twelve-year old female is one of ten individuals killed on Virginia's roads this holiday weekend. The Labor Day Holiday saw a slight increase in the number of fatalities...More >>
    RICHMOND – A twelve-year old female is one of ten individuals killed on Virginia's roads this holiday weekend. The Labor Day Holiday saw a slight increase in the number of fatalities...
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  • Consolidation in Bland County

    Consolidation in Bland County

    BLAND COUNTY (WVVA)- September 2, 2014 was the first day of school for students in Bland County.It was also the first year that the four schools were consolidated into two. Students started class at Bland County Elementary School and Bland County High School.Superintendent, Dr. Chris Stacy says, "It was a phenomenal undertaking. I mean it really was. We couldn't have done it without community support. We've had volunteer workers, town workers, and our teachers have come in. It's been long day...More >>
    BLAND COUNTY (WVVA)- September 2, 2014 was the first day of school for students in Bland County.It was also the first year that the four schools were consolidated into two. Students started class at Bland County Elementary School and Bland County High School.Superintendent, Dr. Chris Stacy says, "It was a phenomenal undertaking. I mean it really was. We couldn't have done it without community support. We've had volunteer workers, town workers, and our teachers have come in. It's been long day...More >>
  • Bradley-Prosperity VFD to add substation

    Bradley-Prosperity VFD to add substation

    BRADLEY (WVVA) The Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department plans to add a substation on North Sand Branch Road. The Raleigh County Commission voted unanimously...More >>
    BRADLEY (WVVA) The Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department plans to add a substation on North Sand Branch Road. The Raleigh County Commission voted unanimously...More >>
  • Wyoming County Councilman Seeks Statewide Drug Paraphernalia Ban

    Wyoming County Councilman Seeks Statewide Drug Paraphernalia Ban

    Oceana (WVVA) Last year, the town of Oceana was launched into the national headlines after a documentary film emphasized a high rate of prescription drug abuse. It moved some to take action and town Councilman Jim Cook hopes to put Oceana at the front of the battle, starting a new statewide drug paraphernalia ban. In June, Cook helped pass a new town ordinance that would make it illegal to have any equipment, product, or material used to make or conceal drugs in Oceana. Now, he wants to take ...More >>
    Oceana (WVVA) Last year, the town of Oceana was launched into the national headlines after a documentary film emphasized a high rate of prescription drug abuse. It moved some to take action and town Councilman Jim Cook hopes to put Oceana at the front of the battle, starting a new statewide drug paraphernalia ban. In June, Cook helped pass a new town ordinance that would make it illegal to have any equipment, product, or material used to make or conceal drugs in Oceana. Now, he wants to take ...More >>
  • Bluefield man gets 9 years in prison for child porn

    Bluefield man gets 9 years in prison for child porn

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A Bluefield, WV man is sentenced to nine years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. David Punturi, 54...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A Bluefield, WV man is sentenced to nine years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. David Punturi, 54...More >>
  • Deadly accident on Interstate 77

    Deadly accident on Interstate 77

    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WVVA) I-77 in Kanawha County is back open after a deadly accident. The interstate was shutdown for nearly four hours Tuesday morning...More >>
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WVVA) I-77 in Kanawha County is back open after a deadly accident. The interstate was shutdown for nearly four hours Tuesday morning...More >>
  • Two people are dead following a fatal car crash in McDowell County

    Two people are dead following a fatal car crash in McDowell County

    MAYBEURY (WVVA)- According to Trooper J.C. Mann with the WV State Police, Welch Detachment two people died in a car accident around 4:00 A.M.on Sunday.It happened in Maybeury, McDowell Co.Trooper Mann says three people were in a 2009 Cadillac CTS driving on Powerhouse Road off of Route 52. The driver, Raheem Bons and one passenger, Lauren Perdue were both found dead on the scene. A second passenger, Markese London sustained minor injuries. He was taken to BRMC and has since been released. Tro...More >>
    MAYBEURY (WVVA)- According to Trooper J.C. Mann with the WV State Police, Welch Detachment two people died in a car accident around 4:00 A.M.on Sunday.It happened in Maybeury, McDowell Co.Trooper Mann says three people were in a 2009 Cadillac CTS driving on Powerhouse Road off of Route 52. The driver, Raheem Bons and one passenger, Lauren Perdue were both found dead on the scene. A second passenger, Markese London sustained minor injuries. He was taken to BRMC and has since been released. Tro...More >>
  • Nine officers added to Raleigh County Sheriff's Office

    Nine officers added to Raleigh County Sheriff's Office

    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Nine new deputies are sworn-in by the Raleigh County Commission. The ceremony took place Tuesday morning...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Nine new deputies are sworn-in by the Raleigh County Commission. The ceremony took place Tuesday morning...More >>
  • Pedestrian tunnel planned at WV state fair

    Pedestrian tunnel planned at WV state fair

    FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) - The state plans to build a pedestrian tunnel to improve access to the State Fair of West Virginia's fairgrounds...More >>
    FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) - The state plans to build a pedestrian tunnel to improve access to the State Fair of West Virginia's fairgrounds...More >>
  • Shining a Light on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Shining a Light on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Beckley (WVVA) The death of a child can shatter a parent's world, especially when it comes out of nowhere. As part of Infant Sleep Safety Awareness Month, WVVA is shining a light on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It happens when a healthy baby dies in his or her sleep, suddenly and without medical explanation, but nurses say it is preventable. According to nurse Paula Hickok, co-sleeping is a leading cause of the syndrome and one of the biggest mistakes a new parent can make. "Probably putting...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) The death of a child can shatter a parent's world, especially when it comes out of nowhere. As part of Infant Sleep Safety Awareness Month, WVVA is shining a light on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It happens when a healthy baby dies in his or her sleep, suddenly and without medical explanation, but nurses say it is preventable. According to nurse Paula Hickok, co-sleeping is a leading cause of the syndrome and one of the biggest mistakes a new parent can make. "Probably putting...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police Release New Details After Ral. County Murder

    UPDATE: Police Release New Details After Ral. County Murder

    Glen White (WVVA) -- A Raleigh County man is facing a felony 1st Degree Murder charge after deputies say he shot and killed a man. Joe Collins, 67, was arraigned Sunday evening after police said he shot and killed Larry Totten at his home in Glen White. According to Cpl. Jason Redden with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept., it was the suspect, Joe Collins, who called 911. "Mr. Collins provided us with a statement and the weapon and he was charged with 1st Degree Murder." But while police are ...More >>
    Glen White (WVVA) -- A Raleigh County man is facing a felony 1st Degree Murder charge after deputies say he shot and killed a man. Joe Collins, 67, was arraigned Sunday evening after police said he shot and killed Larry Totten at his home in Glen White. According to Cpl. Jason Redden with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept., it was the suspect, Joe Collins, who called 911. "Mr. Collins provided us with a statement and the weapon and he was charged with 1st Degree Murder." But while police are ...More >>
  • Richlands man busted growing $350,000 worth of pot

    Richlands man busted growing $350,000 worth of pot

    Tazewell County deputies spent part of their Labor Day holiday arresting a Richlands man on marijuana charges. Officers found 115 Marijuana plants, over a pound of harvested Marijuana, and three firearms inside the home of Roger Lee Sparks Jr., 38, of Richlands.More >>
    Tazewell County deputies spent part of their Labor Day holiday arresting a Richlands man on marijuana charges. Officers found 115 Marijuana plants, over a pound of harvested Marijuana, and three firearms inside the home of Roger Lee Sparks Jr., 38, of Richlands.More >>
  • Greenbrier Co. collision injures one person

    Greenbrier Co. collision injures one person

    CHARMCO (WVVA)- Two cars collided on Route 60 in Charmco on Monday, September 1, 2014. According to Trooper Christopher Teubert with WV State Police, the accident happened a little after 3:00P.M. Teubert says a woman was pulling out of the post office when an SUV came around the corner and t-boned her.She was conscious when first responders arrived on scene. The woman was transported to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. The driver of the SUV didn't sustain any injuries.More >>
    CHARMCO (WVVA)- Two cars collided on Route 60 in Charmco on Monday, September 1, 2014. According to Trooper Christopher Teubert with WV State Police, the accident happened a little after 3:00P.M. Teubert says a woman was pulling out of the post office when an SUV came around the corner and t-boned her.She was conscious when first responders arrived on scene. The woman was transported to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. The driver of the SUV didn't sustain any injuries.More >>
  • Mercer County Fire Fee

    Mercer County Fire Fee

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Volunteer firefighters throughout Mercer County are asking for the public's help during their time of need.Fire chiefs throughout the county say they are in a financial bind. According to Matoaka Fire Chief, Steven Sommers the fire fee, also the department's budget money, hasn't been increased in nearly 23 years. He goes on to say while that number has stayed the same, "our cost of operating increases every day. We don't have the money to meet those costs."In order to he...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Volunteer firefighters throughout Mercer County are asking for the public's help during their time of need.Fire chiefs throughout the county say they are in a financial bind. According to Matoaka Fire Chief, Steven Sommers the fire fee, also the department's budget money, hasn't been increased in nearly 23 years. He goes on to say while that number has stayed the same, "our cost of operating increases every day. We don't have the money to meet those costs."In order to he...More >>
  • TV ads to ramp up in West Virginia

    TV ads to ramp up in West Virginia

    For West Virginians already sick of political slam ads, TV will be even tougher to stomach after their Labor Day barbecues...More >>
    For West Virginians already sick of political slam ads, TV will be even tougher to stomach after their Labor Day barbecues...More >>
  • Glen White man charged with First Degree Murder

    Glen White man charged with First Degree Murder

    Joe Collins, 67 of Glen White, WV is facing a felony murder charge after Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies say he shot and killed a man. According to the criminal complaint it happened early on Sunday morning.The victim is Larry Totten.More >>
    Joe Collins, 67 of Glen White, WV is facing a felony murder charge after Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies say he shot and killed a man. According to the criminal complaint it happened early on Sunday morning.The victim is Larry Totten.More >>
  • UPDATE: Three missing Fayette County teens located

    UPDATE: Three missing Fayette County teens located

    The search is over for three missing teens in Fayette County.  Fayette County Sheriff's deputies along with state police and multiple other agencies were searching the area for three young people, who were said to of went missing Sunday.More >>
    The search is over for three missing teens in Fayette County.  Fayette County Sheriff's deputies along with state police and multiple other agencies were searching the area for three young people, who were said to of went missing Sunday.More >>
  • Highway dedicated to fallen soldier

    Highway dedicated to fallen soldier

    HINTON, WV (WVVA) -On October 23, 1983 more than 200 American soldiers lost their lives in a bombing in Beirut, Lebanon."A terrorist drove a truck laden with 20,000 pounds of propane gas which killed 220 marines, 18 sailors, and 3 army soldiers...More >>
    HINTON, WV (WVVA) -On October 23, 1983 more than 200 American soldiers lost their lives in a bombing in Beirut, Lebanon."A terrorist drove a truck laden with 20,000 pounds of propane gas which killed 220 marines, 18 sailors, and 3 army soldiers...More >>
  • Deputies looking for two men for crimes in two counties

    Deputies looking for two men for crimes in two counties

    (WVVA) - Robert Goff, 30, of Meadow Bridge is accused of multiple crimes including stealing a truck, breaking and entering and fleeing law enforcement within Greenbrier and Summers Counties.Deputies say he had help. They're looking for Alexander Riley, 20, and Phillip Riley, 27 -- they say the men started a crime spree early this morning...And were caught on camera at J-Rods auto repair shop in Hilldale, WV.We got an image of a person walking to the store, they seen the camera, turned and wal...More >>
    (WVVA) - Robert Goff, 30, of Meadow Bridge is accused of multiple crimes including stealing a truck, breaking and entering and fleeing law enforcement within Greenbrier and Summers Counties.Deputies say he had help. They're looking for Alexander Riley, 20, and Phillip Riley, 27 -- they say the men started a crime spree early this morning...And were caught on camera at J-Rods auto repair shop in Hilldale, WV.We got an image of a person walking to the store, they seen the camera, turned and wal...More >>
  • UPDATE: Virginia State Police have located missing senior

    UPDATE: Virginia State Police have located missing senior

    FREDERICK CO. (WVVA)- The Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert on behalf of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.According to a press release, Frederick Sheriff's Deputies are searching for Sandra Lee Starr, 72. Starr was last seen on August 29, 2014 at Hilltop House Assisted Living Center in Frederick County. She is said to be 5'4", weighing 100 lbs, with blue eyes and gray hair.The press release states, "The missing senior suffers from a cognitive impairment and the disappearan...More >>
    FREDERICK CO. (WVVA)- The Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert on behalf of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.According to a press release, Frederick Sheriff's Deputies are searching for Sandra Lee Starr, 72. Starr was last seen on August 29, 2014 at Hilltop House Assisted Living Center in Frederick County. She is said to be 5'4", weighing 100 lbs, with blue eyes and gray hair.The press release states, "The missing senior suffers from a cognitive impairment and the disappearan...More >>
  • Organizers say the Lemonade Festival has been successful

    Organizers say the Lemonade Festival has been successful

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The Lemonade Festival wrapped up on Saturday, August 30th. The two day event offered an array of options for entertainment. From live music, to a parade, shopping and much more there was something for everyone. Organizers say this year's event was more successful than last.Lemonade Festival Chair Person, Kelly Knowles says, "It's amazing, a night and day difference between the way the street looks this year and what it looked like last year. So, I think it's important to get...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The Lemonade Festival wrapped up on Saturday, August 30th. The two day event offered an array of options for entertainment. From live music, to a parade, shopping and much more there was something for everyone. Organizers say this year's event was more successful than last.Lemonade Festival Chair Person, Kelly Knowles says, "It's amazing, a night and day difference between the way the street looks this year and what it looked like last year. So, I think it's important to get...More >>
  • Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary take the 'ice bucket challenge'

    Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary take the 'ice bucket challenge'

    NORTH TAZEWELL (WVVA) Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary School decided to take the 'ice bucket challenge. More than 20 teachers and staff took part in the challenge Friday...More >>
    NORTH TAZEWELL (WVVA) Teachers at North Tazewell Elementary School decided to take the 'ice bucket challenge. More than 20 teachers and staff took part in the challenge Friday...More >>
  • Firefighter injured in Greenbrier Co. now recovering

    Firefighter injured in Greenbrier Co. now recovering

    A firefighter is recovering at home after being life flighted out on Monday.  The Smoot Volunteer Fire Department in Greenbrier County says one of its men went out to fuel up the truck Monday evening...More >>
    A firefighter is recovering at home after being life flighted out on Monday.  The Smoot Volunteer Fire Department in Greenbrier County says one of its men went out to fuel up the truck Monday evening...More >>
  • WV educational leaders address business summit

    WV educational leaders address business summit

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -Common Core, technology, and dropouts were some of the most controversial topics educators discussed Friday at The Greenbrier Resort.The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual summit, but not before those attending heard from the state's educational leaders.The education symposium consisted of a panel of experts in education within the state, from the Board of Education President, Gayle Manchin, to the new superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano and...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -Common Core, technology, and dropouts were some of the most controversial topics educators discussed Friday at The Greenbrier Resort.The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual summit, but not before those attending heard from the state's educational leaders.The education symposium consisted of a panel of experts in education within the state, from the Board of Education President, Gayle Manchin, to the new superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano and...More >>
  • 'The Pride of West Virginia' performs for students in Princeton

    'The Pride of West Virginia' performs for students in Princeton

    PRINCETON (WVVA) The West Virginia University Marching Band performed in front of thousands of schoolchildren in Mercer County.The 400 member band, also known...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) The West Virginia University Marching Band performed in front of thousands of schoolchildren in Mercer County.The 400 member band, also known...More >>
  • Man is arrested for growing pot in his home

    Man is arrested for growing pot in his home

    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) A man is arrested for growing marijuana in his home.Herbert Wayne Bowyer, 62, of Lavista is charged with one count of Cultivation of Marijuana...More >>
    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) A man is arrested for growing marijuana in his home.Herbert Wayne Bowyer, 62, of Lavista is charged with one count of Cultivation of Marijuana...More >>
  • Beckley Police Officer Remembered

    Beckley Police Officer Remembered

    Beckley (WVVA) -- Officers in Beckley reflected on the life of a police officer lost in the line of duty. Friday marked the 8th anniversary of the death of Cpl. Chuck Smith. He was killed during an undercover narcotics purchase on South Fayette Street in 2006. During the purchase, one of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Smith. "He was someone who was very eager to learn. He was always very interested in drug work. He took a lot of pride in that. He felt he could make a difference in...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- Officers in Beckley reflected on the life of a police officer lost in the line of duty. Friday marked the 8th anniversary of the death of Cpl. Chuck Smith. He was killed during an undercover narcotics purchase on South Fayette Street in 2006. During the purchase, one of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Smith. "He was someone who was very eager to learn. He was always very interested in drug work. He took a lot of pride in that. He felt he could make a difference in...More >>
  • Man Accused of Robbing Kroger Enters Plea

    Man Accused of Robbing Kroger Enters Plea

    Beckley (WVVA) -- A Parkersburg, West Virginia man accused of robbing the Kroger on Harper Road entered a plea in Beckley on Friday. Jonathan James Rager pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Robbery. Police said he went into the store last March and pulled a gun on the cashier. Authorities were able to track Rager down at a Days Inn in Bradley two days later. He faces up to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced in November.More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- A Parkersburg, West Virginia man accused of robbing the Kroger on Harper Road entered a plea in Beckley on Friday. Jonathan James Rager pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Robbery. Police said he went into the store last March and pulled a gun on the cashier. Authorities were able to track Rager down at a Days Inn in Bradley two days later. He faces up to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced in November.More >>
  • Man Accused of Murder and Arson Asks For Mental Health Evaluation

    Man Accused of Murder and Arson Asks For Mental Health Evaluation

    Beckley (WVVA) -- A man accused of murder and arson is asking for a mental health evaluation. Carl Cox was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Beckley on Friday, but asked for more time for the evaluation. Cox is accused of pouring an accelerant on the front porch of David Davis in Soap Creek on August 18th, and lighting it on fire with a match. Davis died in the blaze. The fire eventually spread to a residence in front of the mobile home owned by James and Melissa Jarrell. Cox is bein...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- A man accused of murder and arson is asking for a mental health evaluation. Carl Cox was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Beckley on Friday, but asked for more time for the evaluation. Cox is accused of pouring an accelerant on the front porch of David Davis in Soap Creek on August 18th, and lighting it on fire with a match. Davis died in the blaze. The fire eventually spread to a residence in front of the mobile home owned by James and Melissa Jarrell. Cox is bein...More >>
  • Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    By PAUL NEWBERRYAP Sports WriterHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death...More >>
    By PAUL NEWBERRYAP Sports WriterHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death...More >>
  • Beckley man enters plea to first-degree murder

    Beckley man enters plea to first-degree murder

    Deveron PattersonDeveron Patterson
    CHARLESTON, WV (WVVA) A man accused of beating a Kanawha County man to death before dumping the body in Raleigh County has entered a plea...More >>
    CHARLESTON, WV (WVVA) A man accused of beating a Kanawha County man to death before dumping the body in Raleigh County has entered a plea...More >>
  • Military pilot killed in VA crash identified

    Military pilot killed in VA crash identified

    Westfield, Mass. -- Following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday.More >>
    Westfield, Mass. -- Following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday.More >>
  • Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Persons of Interest Sought in Triple Shooting

    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) -- Police now say they have persons of interest after a triple shooting in Beckley...More >>
  • Mercer County Commission to hold public meetings on proposed fire fee increase

    Mercer County Commission to hold public meetings on proposed fire fee increase

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The Mercer County Commission plans to hold seven public hearings to discuss a proposal to increase fire fee...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The Mercer County Commission plans to hold seven public hearings to discuss a proposal to increase fire fee...More >>
  • A vehicle fire is being treated as suspicious in Fayette County

    A vehicle fire is being treated as suspicious in Fayette County

    FAYETTE (WVVA) – A vehicle fire is being treated as suspicious in the Oak Hill area.  More >>
    FAYETTE (WVVA) – A vehicle fire is being treated as suspicious in the Oak Hill area.  More >>
  • Police search for missing man in Virginia

    Police search for missing man in Virginia

    Virginia State Police is looking for your help in locating a missing man. They report that 42-year-old Michael Stacy was last seen on August 23rd of this year.Stacy is from Swords Creek, Virginia in Russell County. If you've seen this man or have information, contact Virginia State Police at 276-964-2322More >>
    Virginia State Police is looking for your help in locating a missing man. They report that 42-year-old Michael Stacy was last seen on August 23rd of this year.Stacy is from Swords Creek, Virginia in Russell County. If you've seen this man or have information, contact Virginia State Police at 276-964-2322More >>
  • Princeton named best up-and-coming town in West Virginia

    Princeton named best up-and-coming town in West Virginia

    The city of Princeton has been recognized by West Virginia Living Magazine as the best up-and-coming town in the state of West Virginia for 2014.This comes as the downtown area continues to see improvements thanks to the Princeton Renaissance Project.More >>
    The city of Princeton has been recognized by West Virginia Living Magazine as the best up-and-coming town in the state of West Virginia for 2014.This comes as the downtown area continues to see improvements thanks to the Princeton Renaissance Project.More >>
  • Two men accused of assaulting officers in Greenbrier County

    Two men accused of assaulting officers in Greenbrier County

    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) Two men are charged with assaulting officers in two separate incidents in Lewisburg. According to Police, David Trent, 30, was confronted by police...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) Two men are charged with assaulting officers in two separate incidents in Lewisburg. According to Police, David Trent, 30, was confronted by police...More >>
  • Police need help locating a missing Iaeger woman

    Police need help locating a missing Iaeger woman

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Police need your help finding a woman who went missing nearly two weeks ago. Darlene Hatfield, 55...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Police need your help finding a woman who went missing nearly two weeks ago. Darlene Hatfield, 55...More >>
  • U.S. Senate candidates square off at WV Chamber of Commerce Meeting

    U.S. Senate candidates square off at WV Chamber of Commerce Meeting

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) Hundreds of business leaders, lawmakers, community leaders in West Virginia gather at the Greenbrier Resort for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 78th Annual Meeting and Business Summit...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) Hundreds of business leaders, lawmakers, community leaders in West Virginia gather at the Greenbrier Resort for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 78th Annual Meeting and Business Summit...More >>
  • UPDATE: Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    UPDATE: Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud takes a new twist almost 140 years after it started. On August 18, WVVA aired a story about Mark Hatfield, the great great grandson of Devil Anse Hatfield, and the star of the hit History Channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lightning.' Hatfield claimed that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret recipes, including their famous brand of moonshine, Drink of the Devil. He also claimed t...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud takes a new twist almost 140 years after it started. On August 18, WVVA aired a story about Mark Hatfield, the great great grandson of Devil Anse Hatfield, and the star of the hit History Channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lightning.' Hatfield claimed that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret recipes, including their famous brand of moonshine, Drink of the Devil. He also claimed t...More >>
  • Husband, wife, and daughter arrested in domestic beating

    Husband, wife, and daughter arrested in domestic beating

    UPDATE: Three members of the same family are arrested in a domestic beating in Mount Hope. It happened after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night at a residence on Broad Street.
    More >>
    UPDATE: Three members of the same family are arrested in a domestic beating in Mount Hope.It happened after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night at a residence on Broad Street.
    More >>
  • Verdict Reached for Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Daughter

    Verdict Reached for Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Daughter

    Fayetteville (WVVA) A verdict is reached in the trial of a man accused of sexually abusing his daughter. Gaylord Lane was found guilty...More >>
    Fayetteville (WVVA) A verdict is reached in the trial of a man accused of sexually abusing his daughter. Gaylord Lane was found guilty...More >>
  • Two men armed with a knife arrested in Oceana for robbing man

    Two men armed with a knife arrested in Oceana for robbing man

    OCEANA, WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) Two men were arrested and charged with armed robbery Tuesday. Oceana Police Chief Barlow says Joshua Sprouse, 30, and Jesse Sprouse, 49...More >>
    OCEANA, WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) Two men were arrested and charged with armed robbery Tuesday. Oceana Police Chief Barlow says Joshua Sprouse, 30, and Jesse Sprouse, 49...More >>
  • Labor Day water safety reminder from the Corps of Engineers

    Labor Day water safety reminder from the Corps of Engineers

    It's almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you'll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips.More >>
    It's almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you'll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips.More >>
  • UPDATE: Shooting victim released from hospital, two still in critical condition

    UPDATE: Shooting victim released from hospital, two still in critical condition

    UPDATE: One of three people shot on a basketball court in Beckley, WV has been released from the hospital....More >>
    UPDATE: One of three people shot on a basketball court in Beckley, WV has been released from the hospital....More >>
  • Former mail carrier sentenced for buying Suboxone on the job

    Former mail carrier sentenced for buying Suboxone on the job

    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) A former mail carrier is sentenced to four months home confinement, three years probation, and 150 hours of community service for using a telephone...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) A former mail carrier is sentenced to four months home confinement, three years probation, and 150 hours of community service for using a telephone...More >>
  • Two arrested after former Wyoming County Commissioner spots thieves leaving his home

    Two arrested after former Wyoming County Commissioner spots thieves leaving his home

    WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) Two men are arrested after breaking into the home of a former Wyoming County Commissioner...More >>
    WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) Two men are arrested after breaking into the home of a former Wyoming County Commissioner...More >>
  • Bluefield College officially begins another academic year

    Bluefield College officially begins another academic year

    BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) Bluefield College holds its formal kick off to the 2014-2015 academic year...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) Bluefield College holds its formal kick off to the 2014-2015 academic year...More >>
  • Bluefield man who claims to be a 'Warlock' to sexually abuse children is back in court

    Bluefield man who claims to be a 'Warlock' to sexually abuse children is back in court

    James IrvinJames Irvin
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The man accused of claiming to be a 'warlock' to sexually abuse children was back in court Tuesday. Police say James Irvin, 57, is charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse and 5 counts...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The man accused of claiming to be a 'warlock' to sexually abuse children was back in court Tuesday. Police say James Irvin, 57, is charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse and 5 counts...More >>
  • Home destroyed in Shady Spring fire

    Home destroyed in Shady Spring fire

    A structure fire in Raleigh County leaves a family homeless Dispatchers say a home on Livingston Road in Shady Spring...More >>
    A structure fire in Raleigh County leaves a family homeless Dispatchers say a home on Livingston Road in Shady Spring...More >>
  • Three people injured after being hit by vehicle in Wyoming County

    Three people injured after being hit by vehicle in Wyoming County

    WYOMING (WVVA) – Four people are hit by a vehicle Tuesday night in Oceana.  More >>
    WYOMING (WVVA) – Four people are hit by a vehicle Tuesday night in Oceana.  More >>
  • Second Street re-opens following an accident in Beckley

    Second Street re-opens following an accident in Beckley

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – Second Street in Beckley has re-opened following an accident near Woodlawn Avenue.  More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – Second Street in Beckley has re-opened following an accident near Woodlawn Avenue.  More >>
  • September 6th through September 13th proclaimed as Suicide Prevention Week in Bluefield, WV

    September 6th through September 13th proclaimed as Suicide Prevention Week in Bluefield, WV

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 the Bluefield West Virginia Board of Directors signed a proclamation declaring August 6th -August 13th Suicide Prevention Week.The idea was brought to Mayor Tom Cole's attention by Marie Blackwell. Mayor Cole says, "I think that it's a multifaceted approach and certainly awareness is a big thing. Anything that we as the city can do to help, we certainly want to participate in."Marie is a member of "Out of the Darkness" an organization focused on r...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 the Bluefield West Virginia Board of Directors signed a proclamation declaring August 6th -August 13th Suicide Prevention Week.The idea was brought to Mayor Tom Cole's attention by Marie Blackwell. Mayor Cole says, "I think that it's a multifaceted approach and certainly awareness is a big thing. Anything that we as the city can do to help, we certainly want to participate in."Marie is a member of "Out of the Darkness" an organization focused on r...More >>
  • Man arrested on sex charges in Wyoming County

    Man arrested on sex charges in Wyoming County

    A Wyoming County man is arrested on sex charges .Jeremy Keith Vance, 25, was picked up Tuesday...More >>
    A Wyoming County man is arrested on sex charges .Jeremy Keith Vance, 25, was picked up Tuesday...More >>
  • Renovation plans in the works at Concord U. dormitory

    Renovation plans in the works at Concord U. dormitory

    ATHENS, WV (WVVA) Tuesday was Media Appreciation Day at Concord University .Members representing local print, radio, and television stations gathered at University Point to listen and meet...More >>
    ATHENS, WV (WVVA) Tuesday was Media Appreciation Day at Concord University .Members representing local print, radio, and television stations gathered at University Point to listen and meet...More >>
  • WV Poison Center warns about caffeine use for children and teens

    WV Poison Center warns about caffeine use for children and teens

    Does your teen take caffeine supplements to stay up late studying for a test? Do your children consume energy drinks before a sports game or other after school activities? Although moderate caffeine use is generally safe for adults, it is best for children and teens to avoid large amounts of caffeine.More >>
    Does your teen take caffeine supplements to stay up late studying for a test? Do your children consume energy drinks before a sports game or other after school activities? Although moderate caffeine use is generally safe for adults, it is best for children and teens to avoid large amounts of caffeine.More >>
  • Rahall announces funding for Raleigh County law enforcement

    Rahall announces funding for Raleigh County law enforcement

    US Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.)US Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.)
    U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Tuesday announced $58,000 in Department of Justice funding for law enforcement in Raleigh County.  The funding is being made available through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) program.More >>
    U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Tuesday announced $58,000 in Department of Justice funding for law enforcement in Raleigh County.  The funding is being made available through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) program.More >>
  • DMME to provide more safety training opportunities to Virginia miners

    DMME to provide more safety training opportunities to Virginia miners

    The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is working with mineral and coal miners across the Commonwealth to better prepare them for the jobs they must perform, and to provide them with the proper knowledge to avoid accidents and injuries.More >>
    The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is working with mineral and coal miners across the Commonwealth to better prepare them for the jobs they must perform, and to provide them with the proper knowledge to avoid accidents and injuries.More >>
  • Copely arrested for Princeton robberies

    Copely arrested for Princeton robberies

    Terry L. CopleyTerry L. Copley
    Authorities make an arrest after a Princeton bank robbery. Terry Copley was arrested Tuesday morning at 2:30.An unknown source tipped off police. Police then obtained a search warrant for Terry Copley's home.More >>
    Authorities make an arrest after a Princeton bank robbery. Terry Copley was arrested Tuesday morning at 2:30.An unknown source tipped off police. Police then obtained a search warrant for Terry Copley's home.More >>
  • Winners announced for Taste of Appalachia

    Winners announced for Taste of Appalachia

    Taste of Appalachia (submitted photo)Taste of Appalachia (submitted photo)
    The Appalachian Festival's Taste of Appalachia was held last weekend, on Saturday, August 23 in uptown Beckley. The block party featured several food vendors, other vendors, and lots of children's activities.Jill Moorefield with Beckley Events shared a complete list of winners.More >>
    The Appalachian Festival's Taste of Appalachia was held last weekend, on Saturday, August 23 in uptown Beckley. The block party featured several food vendors, other vendors, and lots of children's activities.Jill Moorefield with Beckley Events shared a complete list of winners.More >>
  • Tazewell County Shelter moves closer to "no kill" goal

    Tazewell County Shelter moves closer to "no kill" goal

    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The Tazewell County Animal Shelter Board has unanimously approved a new mission statement...More >>
    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The Tazewell County Animal Shelter Board has unanimously approved a new mission statement...More >>
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