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Public comment sought about new Glen Jean campground

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Park Service is seeking public comment on proposed fees for a new campground in West Virginia. The Meadow Creek Campground is expected to open along the banks of More>>

UPDATE: Charges to be filed in Nicholas Co. human remains case

SUMMERSVILLE (AP and WVVA) -- A prosecutor says a West Virginia woman will be charged with two counts of illegally disposing of a dead body after human remains were found in a Summersville storage unit. More>>

Stunt show amazes at State Fair of WV Video included

FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- Do not try this at home, although it's definitely fun to watch. Three high-flying, gravity-defying men make up the stunt team at the All-Americanstunt show at the fair. They climb More>>

Fair-goers fuel up with delicious fair food

FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- There's always something good to eat at the State Fair of West Virginia. More than 70 vendors are serving up crowd favorites this year, from turkey legs, to chocolate-covered fruit More>>

The Hypnotist Comes to the State Fair of WV

LEWISBURG (WVVA)- Today with a group of others at the State Fair of West Virginia I attempted to be hypnotized. While I couldn't calm my mind enough for it to work I watched it work for others as they More>>

BMX Riders Rise Above the Fair

LEWISBURG (WVVA)- The State Fair of West Virginia has some great entertainers. The Rise Above Bike Swing is just one of the many.Rise Above features BMX riders who are flipping, turning and twisting through More>>

Pigs race around track for snacks at State Fair of WV Video included

FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- Kevin Bacon, Lindsey Loham, Brad Pig, Justin Boarber, and Swifty were at the fairgrounds on Monday. No, they're not people-- they were all a part of the fair's pig races.   Each More>>

Cow gives birth at State Fair of WV Video included

The 89th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is underway in Fairlea. Monday morning a new calf was born on the fairgrounds. It was born in the dairy birthing center where they have all mother cows and More>>

Plenty of fun at State Fair of WV, rain or shine Video included

FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- With the State Fair of West Virginia underway but some stormy skies overhead, you don't have to let it rain on your parade. The fair's manager Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe tells us More>>

State Fair of WV ready to begin

FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- The State Fair of West Virginia opens its doors Friday, and there are some new attractions there that are sure to please. The fair's theme this year is "Feel the Magic." Leaders More>>

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  • Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

    Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia are being used as examples after the Mine Safety and Health Administration finds dozens of violations.MSHA says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June alone.According to a report from the Associated Press, eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal.Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Company LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virg...More >>
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia are being used as examples after the Mine Safety and Health Administration finds dozens of violations.MSHA says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June alone.According to a report from the Associated Press, eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal.Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Company LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virg...More >>
  • Storm Causes Road Closures and Power Outages

    Storm Causes Road Closures and Power Outages

    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Crews worked all night Wednesday and all day Thursday to clean up debris on Route 60 and through the town of Rainelle.A heavy storm left fallen trees and broken power lines. Mayor Andrea Pendleton describes the storm, "It started thundering and lightening you could see it and feel it, and then all at once a big gust of wind with hail following it. It was black as the ace of spade out there except. With the lightening it was like a light show."Homes and businesses throughout t...More >>
    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Crews worked all night Wednesday and all day Thursday to clean up debris on Route 60 and through the town of Rainelle.A heavy storm left fallen trees and broken power lines. Mayor Andrea Pendleton describes the storm, "It started thundering and lightening you could see it and feel it, and then all at once a big gust of wind with hail following it. It was black as the ace of spade out there except. With the lightening it was like a light show."Homes and businesses throughout t...More >>
  • The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

    The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Mercer County Animal Control Officers have been called out on numerous occasions this summer, where people have left their pets in the car in parking lots. Animal Control Officer Aaron Burnopp says, "Even if they do leave water in the car, it still doesn't matter because it's still going to be the temperature of the dog that goes up. And if it reaches 110 for the dogs then it is fatal for them." Burnopp continues to say that on a cloudy day, temperatures in a car can rise 20...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Mercer County Animal Control Officers have been called out on numerous occasions this summer, where people have left their pets in the car in parking lots. Animal Control Officer Aaron Burnopp says, "Even if they do leave water in the car, it still doesn't matter because it's still going to be the temperature of the dog that goes up. And if it reaches 110 for the dogs then it is fatal for them." Burnopp continues to say that on a cloudy day, temperatures in a car can rise 20...More >>

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  • UPDATE: Right lane of I-77 Northbound is now open

    UPDATE: Right lane of I-77 Northbound is now open

    UPDATE: The right lane of Interstate 77 Northbound has reopened through the East River Mountain Tunnel..More >>
    UPDATE: The right lane of Interstate 77 Northbound has reopened through the East River Mountain Tunnel..More >>
  • First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

    First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

    (WVVA) -Two firefighters, injured battling a vehicle fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel, have been released from the hospital. According the Chief Dave Thompson with the Green Valley-Glenwood VFD, the two men were released last night after being treated for smoke inhalation at BRMC...More >>
    (WVVA) -Two firefighters, injured battling a vehicle fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel, have been released from the hospital. According the Chief Dave Thompson with the Green Valley-Glenwood VFD, the two men were released last night after being treated for smoke inhalation at BRMC...More >>
  • Picnic with the Saints sold out

    Picnic with the Saints sold out

    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>
    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>
  • Teacher charged with hitting student with truck

    Teacher charged with hitting student with truck

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    Sophia, W. Va. (WVVA) -A teacher is charged with hitting a student multiple times with his vehicle...More >>
    Sophia, W. Va. (WVVA) -A teacher is charged with hitting a student multiple times with his vehicle...More >>
  • Travel tips for detoured motorists

    Travel tips for detoured motorists

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    Information for motorists detoured off Interstate 77 due to the closure of East River Mountain Tunnel.Southbound motorists:Mandatory detour off I-77 at Exit 9 (Princeton)....More >>
    Information for motorists detoured off Interstate 77 due to the closure of East River Mountain Tunnel.Southbound motorists:Mandatory detour off I-77 at Exit 9 (Princeton)....More >>
  • Honoring Korean War Veterans

    Honoring Korean War Veterans

    ATHENS (WVVA)- On Friday, July 25, 2014 Concord University Officials held an Observance of Korean War Veterans Recognition Day.To kick start the event the Color Guard presented the flags. Organizers then introduced James Kahle of Bluefield, VA. He was the guest speaker. During the Korean War Kahle fought in the Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation. In his speech he touched on his life during the war and after. He was surrounded by fellow veterans and those who came to share their thanks for all wh...More >>
    ATHENS (WVVA)- On Friday, July 25, 2014 Concord University Officials held an Observance of Korean War Veterans Recognition Day.To kick start the event the Color Guard presented the flags. Organizers then introduced James Kahle of Bluefield, VA. He was the guest speaker. During the Korean War Kahle fought in the Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation. In his speech he touched on his life during the war and after. He was surrounded by fellow veterans and those who came to share their thanks for all wh...More >>
  • Officials Break Ground on New Water Treatment Facility

    Officials Break Ground on New Water Treatment Facility

    CLAYPOOL HILL (WVVA)- Construction is underway on a brand new waste-water treatment facility in Claypool Hill.The current facility was built back in the 1980s, and officials with the Tazewell County Public Service Authority tell us it has become outdated.The cost of the new plant is expected to be just over eight million dollars, and it will be able to handle twice the amount of water per day than the current plant.Construction of the new water treatment plant is expected to be complete by De...More >>
    CLAYPOOL HILL (WVVA)- Construction is underway on a brand new waste-water treatment facility in Claypool Hill.The current facility was built back in the 1980s, and officials with the Tazewell County Public Service Authority tell us it has become outdated.The cost of the new plant is expected to be just over eight million dollars, and it will be able to handle twice the amount of water per day than the current plant.Construction of the new water treatment plant is expected to be complete by De...More >>
  • Tazewell Officials Plan to Restore Local Train Depot

    Tazewell Officials Plan to Restore Local Train Depot

    TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Planning is underway to re-purpose and restore the Tazewell Train Station.The Tazewell Town Council took on the project after Norfolk and Southern Railway donated the depot to the town in 2007.The restoration project is expected to cost over $300,000 and town officials say they hope the finished product will bring tourism and businesses back to North Tazewell.For more information on the project, you can visit the town of Tazewell’s website by clicking here.More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Planning is underway to re-purpose and restore the Tazewell Train Station.The Tazewell Town Council took on the project after Norfolk and Southern Railway donated the depot to the town in 2007.The restoration project is expected to cost over $300,000 and town officials say they hope the finished product will bring tourism and businesses back to North Tazewell.For more information on the project, you can visit the town of Tazewell’s website by clicking here.More >>
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