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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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  • Man arrested in ax attack

    Man arrested in ax attack

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

    UPDATE: Suspect caught in early morning robbery

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

    W. Va barn demolition reveals 19th century school

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