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Emergency alerts system set to launch

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Beginning in June 2012 a new type of emergency alert system is scheduled to launch across the country.  The federal government and wireless phone service providers have built a system that will send a text-like message to your phone.  These messages will be sent directly to phones that are in an area impacted by a threat and to phones that enter into an impacted area. More>>

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  • WEA versus WVVA Text Alerts

    WEA versus WVVA Text Alerts

    Though the WEA/CMAS alert may look somewhat like a text (SMS) message, they are not technically a text message. There are unique features of each message type. WEA/CMAS can be sent very quickly to aMore >>
    Though the WEA/CMAS alert may look somewhat like a text (SMS) message, they are not technically a text message. There are unique features of each message type. WEA/CMAS can be sent very quickly to aMore >>
  • WEA/CMAS compatible phones

    WEA/CMAS compatible phones

    Most major carriers in the U.S. are participating in the program. But participation is voluntary. Contact your cell phone provider to ask if they are participating in the WEA/CMAS program. Please noteMore >>
    Most major carriers in the U.S. are participating in the program. But participation is voluntary. Contact your cell phone provider to ask if they are participating in the WEA/CMAS program. Please noteMore >>
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  • McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

    McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

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

    New Housing in Bluefield WV

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

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

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