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  • Raising Awareness for Victims of Sexual Assault

    Raising Awareness for Victims of Sexual Assault

    ATHENS (WVVA)- Students at Concord University are working to prevent sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.More >>
    ATHENS (WVVA)- Students at Concord University are working to prevent sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
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  • Local martial arts instructors make a difference in the Princeton community

    Local martial arts instructors make a difference in the Princeton community

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- A group of local martial arts instructors are making a difference in the Princeton community.These instructors and their business partners opened Advantage Martial Arts earlier this month.Instructors teach a variety of classes which include everything from Karate and Tae Kwon Do to wrestling and Jui Jitsu.Students of all ages are able to attend these classes, and instructors tell us they hope to teach their younger students to root out bullying.Classes are held at Advantage ...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- A group of local martial arts instructors are making a difference in the Princeton community.These instructors and their business partners opened Advantage Martial Arts earlier this month.Instructors teach a variety of classes which include everything from Karate and Tae Kwon Do to wrestling and Jui Jitsu.Students of all ages are able to attend these classes, and instructors tell us they hope to teach their younger students to root out bullying.Classes are held at Advantage ...More >>
  • UPDATE: Expect intermittent delays at site of Bolt rockslide

    UPDATE: Expect intermittent delays at site of Bolt rockslide

    Photo courtesy Adam DavisPhoto courtesy Adam Davis
    BOLT (WVVA) - Department of Highways officials advised motorists to expect intermittent closures on Route 99 near the Raleigh-Wyoming county line as crews work to clear the remains of a rockslide that occurred earlier in the week.More >>
    BOLT (WVVA) - Department of Highways officials advised motorists to expect intermittent closures on Route 99 near the Raleigh-Wyoming county line as crews work to clear the remains of a rockslide that occurred earlier in the week.More >>
  • Lawmakers comment on coal dust ruling

    Lawmakers comment on coal dust ruling

    WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) - West Virginia lawmakers have commented on Wednesday's ruling by the Obama Administration to cut the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease...More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) - West Virginia lawmakers have commented on Wednesday's ruling by the Obama Administration to cut the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease...More >>
  • Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time

    Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time

    RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house and then shot him in the leg. Mr. Harlow was treated and released from Summersville Hospital.On Apr...More >>
    RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house and then shot him in the leg. Mr. Harlow was treated and released from Summersville Hospital.On Apr...More >>
  • Mercer County announces Reading Bee winners

    Mercer County announces Reading Bee winners

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following schools were the winners at the annual Mercer County Reading Bee, held on the campus of Bluefield State College.The students from Sun Valley Elementary were the overall winners for 2014...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following schools were the winners at the annual Mercer County Reading Bee, held on the campus of Bluefield State College.The students from Sun Valley Elementary were the overall winners for 2014...More >>
  • UPDATE: New River Gorge fire nearly contained

    UPDATE: New River Gorge fire nearly contained

    Inside the Gorge, photo by Caroline BachInside the Gorge, photo by Caroline Bach
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Park Service officials say the wildfire burning in the New River Gorge since Sunday night may be fully contained by this evening. Crews had made significant progress on containment of the fire...More >>
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Park Service officials say the wildfire burning in the New River Gorge since Sunday night may be fully contained by this evening. Crews had made significant progress on containment of the fire...More >>
  • Boone Co. man admits role in heroin conspiracy

    Boone Co. man admits role in heroin conspiracy

    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, W.Va., announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin...More >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, W.Va., announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin...More >>
  • 'Chickabiddy' wins inaugural Tazewell County Elementary Spelling Bee

    'Chickabiddy' wins inaugural Tazewell County Elementary Spelling Bee

    TAZEWELL COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) - Chickabiddy, a noun that is defined as a term of endearment especially for a child. This was the winning spelling bee word for Hannah Carter from Springville Elementary...More >>
    TAZEWELL COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) - Chickabiddy, a noun that is defined as a term of endearment especially for a child. This was the winning spelling bee word for Hannah Carter from Springville Elementary...More >>
  • Bible verse removed from W.Va. school gym, team website

    Bible verse removed from W.Va. school gym, team website

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website...More >>
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website...More >>
  • Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines

    Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.St. Louis-based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60-day layoff notices to workers at its...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.St. Louis-based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60-day layoff notices to workers at its...More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
  • 1 critical, 1 arrested after shooting at Bluefield apartment

    1 critical, 1 arrested after shooting at Bluefield apartment

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A Bluefield man was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the head at a Lewis Street apartment complex.20-year-old Trayvon Strange is currently charged with malicious wounding...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A Bluefield man was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the head at a Lewis Street apartment complex.20-year-old Trayvon Strange is currently charged with malicious wounding...More >>
  • Ex-Concord officer sentenced for sex abuse

    Ex-Concord officer sentenced for sex abuse

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A former Concord University police officer who has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor has been sentenced.Randy Cordle faces 10-20 years in a penitentiary and an additional 20...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A former Concord University police officer who has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor has been sentenced.Randy Cordle faces 10-20 years in a penitentiary and an additional 20...More >>
  • UPDATE: McDowell families displaced after apartment building crumbles

    UPDATE: McDowell families displaced after apartment building crumbles

    MCDOWELL (WVVA) – Multiple families were left homeless after their McDowell County apartment building began crumbling late Monday night. Dispatchers say the residents of the building on Route 52 in Northfork were evacuated around 10 p.m. after bricks began falling...More >>
    MCDOWELL (WVVA) – Multiple families were left homeless after their McDowell County apartment building began crumbling late Monday night. Dispatchers say the residents of the building on Route 52 in Northfork were evacuated around 10 p.m. after bricks began falling... More >>
  • Man pleads guilty to attempting to run over officer

    Man pleads guilty to attempting to run over officer

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man accused of attempting to run over a police officer during a chase last year has pleaded guilty.Richard Anthony Hart pleaded guilty to attempt to commit first-degree murder in connection with...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man accused of attempting to run over a police officer during a chase last year has pleaded guilty.Richard Anthony Hart pleaded guilty to attempt to commit first-degree murder in connection with...More >>
  • 2 wounded after knife used during domestic dispute

    2 wounded after knife used during domestic dispute

    AVIS (WVVA) - Two people were transported to the hospital following a double stabbing in the Avis area near Hinton.Authorities say the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Monday..More >>
    AVIS (WVVA) - Two people were transported to the hospital following a double stabbing in the Avis area near Hinton.Authorities say the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Monday..More >>
  • Rahall discussing region's drug problem at Atlanta summit

    Rahall discussing region's drug problem at Atlanta summit

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says he has arranged a roundtable discussion with federal and West Virginia officials on the state's prescription drug abuse and trafficking problems.The event is being held Tuesday in Atlanta in conjunction with a national drug abuse summit.Rahall is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. He has called for a review of the federal response to the prescription drug abuse problem in West Virginia.Michael Motticelli, acting d...More >>
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says he has arranged a roundtable discussion with federal and West Virginia officials on the state's prescription drug abuse and trafficking problems.The event is being held Tuesday in Atlanta in conjunction with a national drug abuse summit.Rahall is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. He has called for a review of the federal response to the prescription drug abuse problem in West Virginia.Michael Motticelli, acting d...More >>
  • More W.Va. seniors eligible for Medicaid home care

    More W.Va. seniors eligible for Medicaid home care

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- More than 100 West Virginia seniors have become eligible for in-home nursing care through the Medicaid program.The expansion is due to an increase in state funding for the Medicaid Aged and Disabled waiver program.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- More than 100 West Virginia seniors have become eligible for in-home nursing care through the Medicaid program.The expansion is due to an increase in state funding for the Medicaid Aged and Disabled waiver program.More >>
  • Oakvale School celebrates new look

    Oakvale School celebrates new look

    OAKVALE (WVVA) - The much-anticipated opening of Oakvale School has finally arrived.On Monday, students, guests and community members gathered to see the grand opening of the newly-built and renovated building.Tuesday was also move-in day for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.The construction has been underway for two years.More >>
    OAKVALE (WVVA) - The much-anticipated opening of Oakvale School has finally arrived.On Monday, students, guests and community members gathered to see the grand opening of the newly-built and renovated building.Tuesday was also move-in day for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.The construction has been underway for two years.More >>
  • Mercer County man pleads guilty to drug distribution

    Mercer County man pleads guilty to drug distribution

    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jimmy Dale Wright, 56, of Rock, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield to distributing hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Wright admitted that in August of 2013, he sold pills to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Pocosin Fork Road in Lashmeet, Mercer County, West Virginia.Wright faces up to 20 years i...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jimmy Dale Wright, 56, of Rock, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield to distributing hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Wright admitted that in August of 2013, he sold pills to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Pocosin Fork Road in Lashmeet, Mercer County, West Virginia.Wright faces up to 20 years i...More >>
  • Mercer County man pleads guilty to child porn charges

    Mercer County man pleads guilty to child porn charges

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – A 29-year old Mercer County man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday, April 21, 2014, to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. Eric A. Hitt, of Princeton, West Virginia entered a guilty plea before Senior United States District Court Judge David A. Faber in Bluefield. Hitt admitted that on July 16, 2013, he possessed pictures of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts. The images were located on his personal co...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – A 29-year old Mercer County man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday, April 21, 2014, to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. Eric A. Hitt, of Princeton, West Virginia entered a guilty plea before Senior United States District Court Judge David A. Faber in Bluefield. Hitt admitted that on July 16, 2013, he possessed pictures of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts. The images were located on his personal co...More >>
  • UPDATE: More details in discovery of body in Greenbrier County

    UPDATE: More details in discovery of body in Greenbrier County

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Police have released more details into the discovery of a body in Greenbrier County. Lead investigator Sgt. Kevin L. Sawyers with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office says...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Police have released more details into the discovery of a body in Greenbrier County. Lead investigator Sgt. Kevin L. Sawyers with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office says...More >>
  • Four arrested in Alderson drug crackdown

    Four arrested in Alderson drug crackdown

    ALDERSON (WVVA) - Four individuals have been arrested following a drug crackdown in Alderson.Officers with the Alderson Police Department used citizen complaints to target specific areas in the city-wide roundup. In a two-hour period on Thursday April 17, officers made three felony arrests and one misdemeanor arrest.Those arrested were:Jeremy Lewis - Delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana) and conspiracy to commit a ...More >>
    ALDERSON (WVVA) - Four individuals have been arrested following a drug crackdown in Alderson.Officers with the Alderson Police Department used citizen complaints to target specific areas in the city-wide roundup. In a two-hour period on Thursday April 17, officers made three felony arrests and one misdemeanor arrest.Those arrested were:Jeremy Lewis - Delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana) and conspiracy to commit a ...More >>
  • Demolitions could affect Beckley historic district

    Demolitions could affect Beckley historic district

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- State historians say a proposed demolition project could threaten uptown Beckley's historic district.Dan Bickey has proposed demolishing three buildings that he owns and developing the space for metered parking...More >>
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- State historians say a proposed demolition project could threaten uptown Beckley's historic district.Dan Bickey has proposed demolishing three buildings that he owns and developing the space for metered parking...More >>
  • How spring cleaning can help a local charity

    How spring cleaning can help a local charity

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- While attacking your closet during spring cleaning, instead of throwing away unwanted clothes, you may want to give them to charity.The Women's Resource Center is asking for your help in donating unwanted personal items for all sizes, kids to adults.This is to help sexual assault victims who come into the hospital. When a victim comes into the emergency room, sometimes the only thing they have to wear out of the ER is a gown. From the personal items donated in this campaign,...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- While attacking your closet during spring cleaning, instead of throwing away unwanted clothes, you may want to give them to charity.The Women's Resource Center is asking for your help in donating unwanted personal items for all sizes, kids to adults.This is to help sexual assault victims who come into the hospital. When a victim comes into the emergency room, sometimes the only thing they have to wear out of the ER is a gown. From the personal items donated in this campaign,...More >>
  • UPDATE: Man caught in door-to-door scam

    UPDATE: Man caught in door-to-door scam

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) -- Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a man wanted for scams.  Timothy Dillow of North Tazewell is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, a felony charge, after allegedly door-to-door scamming elderly citizens in Tazewell County.More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) -- Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a man wanted for scams.  Timothy Dillow of North Tazewell is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, a felony charge, after allegedly door-to-door scamming elderly citizens in Tazewell County.More >>
  • Man accused of crime in Walmart parking lot, caught

    Man accused of crime in Walmart parking lot, caught

    PRINCETON (WVVA) -- West Virginia State Police catch a man wanted for stealing in the Princeton Walmart parking lot. More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) -- West Virginia State Police catch a man wanted for stealing in the Princeton Walmart parking lot. More >>
  • Mercer county woman pronounced dead in Florida car accident

    Mercer county woman pronounced dead in Florida car accident

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL (WVVA) -- A woman from Mercer County died in a car accident early Saturday morning.More >>
    JACKSONVILLE, FL (WVVA) -- A woman from Mercer County died in a car accident early Saturday morning.More >>
  • Old White celebrates 100th anniversary

    Old White celebrates 100th anniversary

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -- The Greenbrier Old White Golf Course is making history this Easter weekend.More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) -- The Greenbrier Old White Golf Course is making history this Easter weekend.More >>
  • Structure fire is under investigation in Fayette County

    Structure fire is under investigation in Fayette County

    PAX (WVVA) -- A Saturday evening fire was visible from miles away on the turnpike.  The blaze started just after 6 p.m. on Paint Creek Road in Pax, Fayette County. More >>
    PAX (WVVA) -- A Saturday evening fire was visible from miles away on the turnpike.  The blaze started just after 6 p.m. on Paint Creek Road in Pax, Fayette County. More >>
  • One injured in ATV accident

    One injured in ATV accident

    WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) -- An ATV accident sends one person to the hospital.More >>
    WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) -- An ATV accident sends one person to the hospital.More >>
  • Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms

    Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia, some Democrats jumped ship and are running as Republicans against former colleagues.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia, some Democrats jumped ship and are running as Republicans against former colleagues.More >>
  • Fire tears through Raleigh County home

    Fire tears through Raleigh County home

    COOL RIDGE (WVVA) -- A family is left homeless after their house was destroyed by fire.More >>
    COOL RIDGE (WVVA) -- A family is left homeless after their house was destroyed by fire.More >>
  • Bar shooting sends one to hospital, one to jail

    Bar shooting sends one to hospital, one to jail

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man has been released from the hospital after a shooting at a local bar. The shooter is in custody.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man has been released from the hospital after a shooting at a local bar. The shooter is in custody.More >>
  • Healthy living challenge revives rivalry between Wyoming East and Westside

    Healthy living challenge revives rivalry between Wyoming East and Westside

    MULLENS (WVVA) -- The battle of Wyoming County was back in action this week. Students at Westside and Wyoming East high schools competed in a fitness and healthy living challenge...More >>
    MULLENS (WVVA) -- The battle of Wyoming County was back in action this week. Students at Westside and Wyoming East high schools competed in a fitness and healthy living challenge...More >>
  • Students compete in BSC's Engineering and Technology Olympics

    Students compete in BSC's Engineering and Technology Olympics

    BRUSHFORK, W. Va (WVVA)-- For a group of college students, today was all about robots, slingshots, and hoops. Students at the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Bluefield State College held Engineering Olympic games at the Brushfork armory. Through events like a bridge build, a robot competition, and field math, they practiced skills that rely their knowledge of physics with a fun and competitive twist. "[We're] teaching them a little bit about the laws of physics and ...More >>
    BRUSHFORK, W. Va (WVVA)-- For a group of college students, today was all about robots, slingshots, and hoops. Students at the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Bluefield State College held Engineering Olympic games at the Brushfork armory. Through events like a bridge build, a robot competition, and field math, they practiced skills that rely their knowledge of physics with a fun and competitive twist. "[We're] teaching them a little bit about the laws of physics and ...More >>
  • Beckley officer, K9 partner receive honor

    Beckley officer, K9 partner receive honor

    Cpl. Blume and Ciro; courtesy FacebookCpl. Blume and Ciro; courtesy Facebook
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Beckley Police officer and his four-legged partner have been named Officer and K-9 of the Year by the West Virginia Police Canine Association.Corporal Jamie Blume and Ciro...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Beckley Police officer and his four-legged partner have been named Officer and K-9 of the Year by the West Virginia Police Canine Association.Corporal Jamie Blume and Ciro...More >>
  • Drug addiction center may soon locate in Mercer Co.

    Drug addiction center may soon locate in Mercer Co.

    Proposed drug treatment centerProposed drug treatment center
    Bluefield, W.Va. (WVVA)-A long-term drug addiction center could soon be coming to Mercer County .Scott Adkins, Executive Director of The Healing Place in Huntington, tells WVVA they are awaiting approval...More >>
    Bluefield, W.Va. (WVVA)-A long-term drug addiction center could soon be coming to Mercer County .Scott Adkins, Executive Director of The Healing Place in Huntington, tells WVVA they are awaiting approval...More >>
  • Group brings new shoes to McDowell County children

    Group brings new shoes to McDowell County children

    BRADSHAW (WVVA) - Hundreds of pairs of shoes were delivered to elementary students in McDowell County Thursday.The shoes were delivered by ‘Save The Children’ and were donated by Toms...More >>
    BRADSHAW (WVVA) - Hundreds of pairs of shoes were delivered to elementary students in McDowell County Thursday.The shoes were delivered by ‘Save The Children’ and were donated by Toms...More >>
  • UPDATE: Crews respond to tractor-trailer fires on I-77 South

    UPDATE: Crews respond to tractor-trailer fires on I-77 South

    Photo by Matt IrvinPhoto by Matt Irvin
    ATHENS (WVVA) - One southbound lane of Interstate 77 South near the Athens exit was closed Thursday as crews responded to at least one tractor-trailer fire...More >>
    ATHENS (WVVA) - One southbound lane of Interstate 77 South near the Athens exit was closed Thursday as crews responded to at least one tractor-trailer fire...More >>
  • Student Issues Day at James Monroe High School

    Student Issues Day at James Monroe High School

    MONROE COUNTY (WVVA)- For the past two years students at James Monroe High School have participated in Student Issues Day. During the once yearly event multiple speakers come and teach ninth through twelfth graders every day lessons.There are more than a dozen demonstrations.For this year's event local emergency workers put on a mock DUI demonstration. Officials say they want to make sure students get the full experience.There is less than a month until prom or graduation. Officials hope this...More >>
    MONROE COUNTY (WVVA)- For the past two years students at James Monroe High School have participated in Student Issues Day. During the once yearly event multiple speakers come and teach ninth through twelfth graders every day lessons.There are more than a dozen demonstrations.For this year's event local emergency workers put on a mock DUI demonstration. Officials say they want to make sure students get the full experience.There is less than a month until prom or graduation. Officials hope this...More >>
  • Police use current case to shine a light on marital rape

    Police use current case to shine a light on marital rape

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- You may be aware April is designated as "Sexual Assault Awareness Month," but you may not be familiar with the full definition of "sexual assault" under West Virginia law.Spousal, or marital rape, is a form of sexual assault that police say is under-reported. A recent case making its way through Mercer County court addresses alleged marital sexual assault .Athens police say Ahmed, or "Ed", Salau is charged with first degree sexual assault after allegedly raping his w...More >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- You may be aware April is designated as "Sexual Assault Awareness Month," but you may not be familiar with the full definition of "sexual assault" under West Virginia law.Spousal, or marital rape, is a form of sexual assault that police say is under-reported. A recent case making its way through Mercer County court addresses alleged marital sexual assault .Athens police say Ahmed, or "Ed", Salau is charged with first degree sexual assault after allegedly raping his w...More >>
  • Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler to headline Friends of Coal Auto Fair

    Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler to headline Friends of Coal Auto Fair

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    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Country music stars Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler will be the featured performers at this year's Friends of Coal Auto Fair in Beckley.The popular artists will take the stage on July 19 at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Country music stars Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler will be the featured performers at this year's Friends of Coal Auto Fair in Beckley.The popular artists will take the stage on July 19 at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley...More >>
  • Former doctor's office employee sentence for drug fraud

    Former doctor's office employee sentence for drug fraud

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – Tina Marie Richmond, age 41, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for obtaining oxycodone by fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin...More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – Tina Marie Richmond, age 41, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for obtaining oxycodone by fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin...More >>
  • Beckley man gets 2 years for defrauding business

    Beckley man gets 2 years for defrauding business

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Mark Randall Trump, 44, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to serve two years in federal prison for defrauding Walker Machinery...More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Mark Randall Trump, 44, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to serve two years in federal prison for defrauding Walker Machinery...More >>
  • UPDATE: One lane of Route 20 re-opened near Hinton

    UPDATE: One lane of Route 20 re-opened near Hinton

    HINTON (WVVA) - One lane of Route 20 has been reopened as crews continue to work at the site of a rockslide. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area at the intersection of Routes 20 and 3, near the Veterans Memorial Bridge...More >>
    HINTON (WVVA) - One lane of Route 20 has been reopened as crews continue to work at the site of a rockslide. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area at the intersection of Routes 20 and 3, near the Veterans Memorial Bridge...More >>
  • New River Gorge eagle hit by train, vehicle dies

    New River Gorge eagle hit by train, vehicle dies

    CHARLESTON (AP) -- A female bald eagle that nested in the New River Gorge has died from injuries suffered last month when she was hit by a train and later by a vehicle. Three Rivers Avian Center executive director Wendy Perrone says the eagle, named Streaky, was euthanized Monday after she failed to regain the use of her legs and her liver shut down. Perrone tells the Charleston Gazette that Streaky couldn't eat, drink or respond favorably to injections of fluids in recent days. The eagle col...More >>
    CHARLESTON (AP) -- A female bald eagle that nested in the New River Gorge has died from injuries suffered last month when she was hit by a train and later by a vehicle. Three Rivers Avian Center executive director Wendy Perrone says the eagle, named Streaky, was euthanized Monday after she failed to regain the use of her legs and her liver shut down. Perrone tells the Charleston Gazette that Streaky couldn't eat, drink or respond favorably to injections of fluids in recent days. The eagle col...More >>
  • Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>
    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>
  • Suspect in state trooper threats ordered to psychiatric treatment

    Suspect in state trooper threats ordered to psychiatric treatment

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Court proceedings for a man accused of threatening a state trooper are continued while the suspect spends time in a psychiatric hospital.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Court proceedings for a man accused of threatening a state trooper are continued while the suspect spends time in a psychiatric hospital.More >>
  • Hinton Little League bouncing back after missing money causes problems

    Hinton Little League bouncing back after missing money causes problems

    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police have confirmed they are investigating the Hinton Little League's finances, after money apparently went missing over the summer.This was initially upsetting for its leaders and many parents whose children play, but the Little League is working on bouncing back.Cris Meadows, Vice President of the Hinton Little League's Board of Directors, said several thousand dollars are unaccounted for. He said this came to leaders' attention when a check for new uniforms bounced...More >>
    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police have confirmed they are investigating the Hinton Little League's finances, after money apparently went missing over the summer.This was initially upsetting for its leaders and many parents whose children play, but the Little League is working on bouncing back.Cris Meadows, Vice President of the Hinton Little League's Board of Directors, said several thousand dollars are unaccounted for. He said this came to leaders' attention when a check for new uniforms bounced...More >>
  • Gracie's Wish, granting stuffed animals to sick children

    Gracie's Wish, granting stuffed animals to sick children

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A young girl's compassion will soon touch the lives of more than 80 sick children in southern West Virginia.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A young girl's compassion will soon touch the lives of more than 80 sick children in southern West Virginia.More >>
  • Congressman Morgan Griffith visits "Experience Works" agency

    Congressman Morgan Griffith visits "Experience Works" agency

    RICHLANDS Va. (WVVA)- Congressman Morgan Griffith met with officials at "Experience Works" today in Richlands.The Congressman wished to know more about the federal program, which is geared towards helping low income seniors get back into the workforce."Experience Works" accomplishes this through setting seniors up with a non-profit organization which teaches essential jobs skill while paying them minimum wage.The program is headquartered in Tazewell and Richlands and serves seniors across Sou...More >>
    RICHLANDS Va. (WVVA)- Congressman Morgan Griffith met with officials at "Experience Works" today in Richlands.The Congressman wished to know more about the federal program, which is geared towards helping low income seniors get back into the workforce."Experience Works" accomplishes this through setting seniors up with a non-profit organization which teaches essential jobs skill while paying them minimum wage.The program is headquartered in Tazewell and Richlands and serves seniors across Sou...More >>
  • Legal issues settled, rescue squad announces new leadership

    Legal issues settled, rescue squad announces new leadership

    SALTVILLE Va. (WVVA) - New leadership for a Southwest Virginia rescue squad says it is focused on serving the community after allegations of health care fraud are settled.A news release from the Saltville Rescue Squad Inc. says all legal matters stemming from a charge of Medicare fraud against the squad have now been settled. In 2012, the squad and its president were indicted on fraud charges. The president was convicted and sentenced to prison. While the squad was found not guilty, the gover...More >>
    SALTVILLE Va. (WVVA) - New leadership for a Southwest Virginia rescue squad says it is focused on serving the community after allegations of health care fraud are settled.A news release from the Saltville Rescue Squad Inc. says all legal matters stemming from a charge of Medicare fraud against the squad have now been settled. In 2012, the squad and its president were indicted on fraud charges. The president was convicted and sentenced to prison. While the squad was found not guilty, the gover...More >>
  • Bluefield woman gets 15 months for distributing hydromorphone

    Bluefield woman gets 15 months for distributing hydromorphone

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    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Rachelle Bryant, 24, of Bluefield, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston today to fifteen months in prison for distributing hydromorphone, dangerous and addictive prescription drugs.Bryant previously pled guilty in December of 2013, admitting that in May of 2013, she distributed two hydromorphone pills to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. The drug deal took place in Bluefield. T...More >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Rachelle Bryant, 24, of Bluefield, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston today to fifteen months in prison for distributing hydromorphone, dangerous and addictive prescription drugs.Bryant previously pled guilty in December of 2013, admitting that in May of 2013, she distributed two hydromorphone pills to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. The drug deal took place in Bluefield. T...More >>
  • Tazewell County names four 'Teacher of the Year' winners

    Tazewell County names four 'Teacher of the Year' winners

    TAZEWELL (NEWS RELEASE) -- Tazewell County Public Schools has announced their 2014 Teachers of the Year to four deserving teachers within the county. This year the honors went to Martha Jessee, Ann Keene, Debra Hatfield and Mike Howington each were honored at the April School Board Meeting.Every year teachers in the county name a Teacher of the Year for each school, then their names are taken to the Central Office level where a committee of Central Office Supervisors vote by secret ballot for...More >>
    TAZEWELL (NEWS RELEASE) -- Tazewell County Public Schools has announced their 2014 Teachers of the Year to four deserving teachers within the county. This year the honors went to Martha Jessee, Ann Keene, Debra Hatfield and Mike Howington each were honored at the April School Board Meeting.Every year teachers in the county name a Teacher of the Year for each school, then their names are taken to the Central Office level where a committee of Central Office Supervisors vote by secret ballot for...More >>
  • Man pleads guilty in Christiansburg mall shooting

    Man pleads guilty in Christiansburg mall shooting

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in a felony. Sentencing is set for July 10 in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Police have said the women were in the lobby when a gunman enter...More >>
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in a felony. Sentencing is set for July 10 in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Police have said the women were in the lobby when a gunman enter...More >>
  • Orange and Maroon Caravan rolls into town April 30th

    Orange and Maroon Caravan rolls into town April 30th

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The annual Orange and Maroon Caravan will be rolling into town on April 30th at Fincastle on the Mountain.The event is presented by the Bluefield and Tazewell Hokie Clubs.Tickets are 25 dollars for adults and 15 dollars for children.Dinner will start 6:30 P.M. and will feature special guest Head Coach Frank Beamer.Dinner will be provided by Chef Rick.For tickets and information, you can call Lisa Clark at 304-922-8544.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The annual Orange and Maroon Caravan will be rolling into town on April 30th at Fincastle on the Mountain.The event is presented by the Bluefield and Tazewell Hokie Clubs.Tickets are 25 dollars for adults and 15 dollars for children.Dinner will start 6:30 P.M. and will feature special guest Head Coach Frank Beamer.Dinner will be provided by Chef Rick.For tickets and information, you can call Lisa Clark at 304-922-8544.More >>
  • Work Force West Virginia holds veterans job fair

    Work Force West Virginia holds veterans job fair

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Work Force West Virginia held a job fair for veterans today in Bluefield.

    More than 40 venders packed into the Youth Center on Stadium Drive representing various employers from across the state and even the federal level.
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    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Work Force West Virginia held a job fair for veterans today in Bluefield.

    More than 40 venders packed into the Youth Center on Stadium Drive representing various employers from across the state and even the federal level.

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  • UPDATE: Driver found guilty of most charges in parking lot incident

    UPDATE: Driver found guilty of most charges in parking lot incident

    PRINCETON (WVVA) -The trial of the woman accused of intentionally running over a Bluefield store employee after an alleged chainsaw theft is expected to conclude Wednesday. Dustie Gene Beller is charged with attempted murder, petit larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding after the incident...
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    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A Mercer County jury has found a woman not guilty of attempted murder -- but guilty on all other charges stemming from an incident in which she ran over a Bluefield store employee following a chainsaw theft.
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  • UPDATE: Roosters seized from cockfighting home

    UPDATE: Roosters seized from cockfighting home

    OAKVALE (WVVA) - One rooster is fighting for its life and Animal Control is in the process of seizing more than 100 other roosters from the cockfighting investigation out of Mercer County.While the owners of the roosters were only cited with a misdemeanor, they are getting all of their 128 roosters taken away.Animal Control officer Tracy Monninger tells WVVA that most residences will only have one to two roosters. This many throws up a red flag.More than half of the birds are being taken from...More >>
    OAKVALE (WVVA) - One rooster is fighting for its life and Animal Control is in the process of seizing more than 100 other roosters from the cockfighting investigation out of Mercer County.While the owners of the roosters were only cited with a misdemeanor, they are getting all of their 128 roosters taken away.Animal Control officer Tracy Monninger tells WVVA that most residences will only have one to two roosters. This many throws up a red flag.More than half of the birds are being taken from...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: 'Blood Moon' over the Two Virginias

    SLIDESHOW: 'Blood Moon' over the Two Virginias

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The photos in the this slideshow were contributed by WVVA viewers during the 'blood moon' on April 15, 2014.If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to connect@wvva.com, or share it on Facebook at WVVA News.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The photos in the this slideshow were contributed by WVVA viewers during the 'blood moon' on April 15, 2014.If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to connect@wvva.com, or share it on Facebook at WVVA News.More >>
  • Bluefield a Tree City

    Bluefield a Tree City

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The City of Bluefield has once again been designated as a 'Tree City USA' by the Arbor Day Foundation.Bluefield joins more than 3,400 other cities recognized by the program by meeting the four requirements...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The City of Bluefield has once again been designated as a 'Tree City USA' by the Arbor Day Foundation.Bluefield joins more than 3,400 other cities recognized by the program by meeting the four requirements...More >>
  • Where you can find Tax Day freebies

    Where you can find Tax Day freebies

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following restaurant chains are offering freebies on Tax Day, April 15:Great American Cookie Company (locations in Mercer Mall and Crossroads Road) is giving away ....More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following restaurant chains are offering freebies on Tax Day, April 15:Great American Cookie Company (locations in Mercer Mall and Crossroads Road) is giving away ....More >>
  • LATEST: Officials Release the Name of the Victim in Sunday Night's Shooting

    LATEST: Officials Release the Name of the Victim in Sunday Night's Shooting

    HINTON (WVVA) -- Police are looking for two male suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting Sunday evening.More >>
    HINTON (WVVA) -- Police are looking for two male suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting Sunday evening.More >>
  • A Car Hits A Pedestrian, Sending Him to the Hospital

    A Car Hits A Pedestrian, Sending Him to the Hospital

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- According to the Mercer County Sheriff's department, a man was walking down the road when a car swerved, hitting him. The call came in a little before 6:30 p.m. on Monday. TheMore >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- According to the Mercer County Sheriff's department, a man was walking down the road when a car swerved, hitting him. The call came in a little before 6:30 p.m. on Monday. TheMore >>
  • Human remains found in shallow grave

    Human remains found in shallow grave

    WYOMING CO. (WVVA) - Human remains are found on the property of a Wyoming County man who is already in custody for another murder.
    On Thursday, authorities used a search warrant at the home of Oscar Combs Senior, where skeletal remains were discovered in a shallow makeshift grave.
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    WYOMING CO. (WVVA) - Human remains are found on the property of a Wyoming County man who is already in custody for another murder.
    On Thursday, authorities used a search warrant at the home of Oscar Combs Senior, where skeletal remains were discovered in a shallow makeshift grave.
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  • Snow in the Forecast for Tuesday

    Snow in the Forecast for Tuesday

    WVVA (Bluefield, WV) – Yes, snow is back in the forecast. Yes, we know it’s April.

    A strong cold front will bring periods of rain to the Two Virginias through Tuesday morning. Rain may be heavy at times and accompanied by thunder and occasional gusty winds. Many will see rain totals of a
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    WVVA (Bluefield, WV) – Yes, snow is back in the forecast. Yes, we know it’s April.

    A strong cold front will bring periods of rain to the Two Virginias through Tuesday morning. Rain may be heavy at times and accompanied by thunder and occasional gusty winds. Many will see rain totals of a
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  • The First of 4 Lunar Eclipses for the US

    The First of 4 Lunar Eclipses for the US

    WVVA (Bluefield, WV) -- The morning of Tuesday, April 15th, the US will be in position to see a full lunar eclipse. This will be the first in a consecutive series of 4 total lunar eclipses (called a tetrad) all about 6 months from each other. The second eclipse in this group will be October 8, 2014, the third:More >>
    WVVA (Bluefield, WV) -- The morning of Tuesday, April 15th, the US will be in position to see a full lunar eclipse. This will be the first in a consecutive series of 4 total lunar eclipses (called a tetrad) all about 6 months from each other. The second eclipse in this group will be October 8, 2014, the third:More >>
  • State police bust cockfighting operation

    State police bust cockfighting operation

    Princeton, West Virginia - West Virginia State Troopers cited two Mercer County residents for hosting an illegal venture in connection to reports of cockfighting. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, troopers joined the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and responded to 451 Browns Cemetery Road, near Oakvale, West Virginia after receiving information concerning cock fighting. Upon arrival, officers say it was evident that a cock fighting event had recently occurred. Two roosters were found to be sev...More >>
    Princeton, West Virginia - West Virginia State Troopers cited two Mercer County residents for hosting an illegal venture in connection to reports of cockfighting. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, troopers joined the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and responded to 451 Browns Cemetery Road, near Oakvale, West Virginia after receiving information concerning cock fighting. Upon arrival, officers say it was evident that a cock fighting event had recently occurred. Two roosters were found to be sev...More >>
  • The Greenbrier Announces Pete Sampras as Tennis Pro Emeritus

    The Greenbrier Announces Pete Sampras as Tennis Pro Emeritus

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA)- Pete Sampras will be the new tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier Resort. Resort staff sent out a press release announcing Sampras on Monday. He is the resort's firstMore >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA)- Pete Sampras will be the new tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier Resort. Resort staff sent out a press release announcing Sampras on Monday. He is the resort's firstMore >>
  • 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. schools to get free computer system upgrades

    W.Va. schools to get free computer system upgrades

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.The Charleston Daily Mail reports that schools will enter the agreement with Microsoft on July 1. Under the agreement, schools can upgrade their computers' operating systems without cost if the hardware can handle the upgrade. Many school computers still use the 12-year-old Windows XP system. Microsoft ended support for Windows XP last w...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.The Charleston Daily Mail reports that schools will enter the agreement with Microsoft on July 1. Under the agreement, schools can upgrade their computers' operating systems without cost if the hardware can handle the upgrade. Many school computers still use the 12-year-old Windows XP system. Microsoft ended support for Windows XP last w...More >>
  • Va. trial set for coal companies' legal battle

    Va. trial set for coal companies' legal battle

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A long-running legal battle between two coal companies is headed for trial in Virginia. The Charleston Gazette says an April 21 trial is set in Grundy, Va., for a lawsuit filed by Hugh Caperton against Massey Energy. Caperton claims his companies, Harman Mining Corp. and Sovereign Coal Sales, were financially damaged when Massey slashed the amount of coal it had agreed to buy from them. Caperton originally sued Massey in 1998 in Boone County, W.Va. A jury awarded $5...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A long-running legal battle between two coal companies is headed for trial in Virginia. The Charleston Gazette says an April 21 trial is set in Grundy, Va., for a lawsuit filed by Hugh Caperton against Massey Energy. Caperton claims his companies, Harman Mining Corp. and Sovereign Coal Sales, were financially damaged when Massey slashed the amount of coal it had agreed to buy from them. Caperton originally sued Massey in 1998 in Boone County, W.Va. A jury awarded $5...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 >>
  • Capito comments on request for support in equal pay

    Capito comments on request for support in equal pay

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- With the Paycheck Fairness Act in the news, a West Virginia republican is getting phone calls from politicians across the aisle.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- With the Paycheck Fairness Act in the news, a West Virginia republican is getting phone calls from politicians across the aisle.More >>
  • Church community celebrates milestone

    Church community celebrates milestone

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Sunday marks one century of praise and worship at Ada United Methodist Church.PMore >>
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Sunday marks one century of praise and worship at Ada United Methodist Church.PMore >>
  • "Eggstravaganza" takes over Bluefield

    "Eggstravaganza" takes over Bluefield

    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- Thousands of children and their families made their way to Graham Recreation Park for the fourth annual Eggstravaganza.More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- Thousands of children and their families made their way to Graham Recreation Park for the fourth annual Eggstravaganza.More >>
  • Bluefield College continues Appalachian tradition

    Bluefield College continues Appalachian tradition

    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- The sights, sounds and tastes of Appalachia were out for all to see at a local college.More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- The sights, sounds and tastes of Appalachia were out for all to see at a local college.More >>
  • Theatre West Virginia auctions tangible memories

    Theatre West Virginia auctions tangible memories

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Theatre West Virginia held an auction Saturday, selling different props that have been featured in productions over the years.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Theatre West Virginia held an auction Saturday, selling different props that have been featured in productions over the years.More >>
  • House fire threatens nearby wooded area

    House fire threatens nearby wooded area

    RALEIGH (WVVA) -- Fire destroyed a mobile home Saturday afternoon.  According to dispatchers, the home was on Winterset Lane off of Raleigh Ridge Road, just outside Beckley. More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) -- Fire destroyed a mobile home Saturday afternoon.  According to dispatchers, the home was on Winterset Lane off of Raleigh Ridge Road, just outside Beckley. More >>
  • Argument escalates into stabbing in Raleigh County

    Argument escalates into stabbing in Raleigh County

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- One person is injured after a late night argument.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- One person is injured after a late night argument.More >>
  • UPDATE: Officials identify victims in W.Va. plane crash

    UPDATE: Officials identify victims in W.Va. plane crash

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Officials say a married couple from Ohio died after their plane crashed in Kanawha County.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Officials say a married couple from Ohio died after their plane crashed in Kanawha County.More >>
  • Lewisburg Chocolate Festival has Record Ticket Sales

    Lewisburg Chocolate Festival has Record Ticket Sales

    LEWISBURG (WVVA)- Thousands of people headed to the eighth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival in Greenbrier County.There were 35 vendors set up for patrons to get chocolate treats from. First timers such as Tyler Harclerode say, "A lot of people who have been here before said, it's one of their favorite events. I had to come."He noted that the chocolate martinis from Del Sol and frozen yogurts from Sweet Frog were his suggestions for any other new comers. In order to get a tasting of any tre...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA)- Thousands of people headed to the eighth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival in Greenbrier County.There were 35 vendors set up for patrons to get chocolate treats from. First timers such as Tyler Harclerode say, "A lot of people who have been here before said, it's one of their favorite events. I had to come."He noted that the chocolate martinis from Del Sol and frozen yogurts from Sweet Frog were his suggestions for any other new comers. In order to get a tasting of any tre...More >>
  • Mercer County Schools Hosts its Annual Military Ball

    Mercer County Schools Hosts its Annual Military Ball

    BRUSHFORK (WVVA)- JROTC students from Mercer County Schools attended the annual military ball. The ball was held at the Brush Fork Armory. Cadets from Pikeview High School kick started the event withMore >>
    BRUSHFORK (WVVA)- JROTC students from Mercer County Schools attended the annual military ball. The ball was held at the Brush Fork Armory. Cadets from Pikeview High School kick started the event withMore >>
  • Students need your help to get to international competition

    Students need your help to get to international competition

    MONTCALM, WV (WVVA) - A team of problem-solving students are trying to solve a whole new kind of problem... how to get enough funding to compete in a world finals competition.Five students from Montcalm High School qualify for the Odyssey of the Mind world finals May 28-31 at Iowa State University.The 7th and 8th grade boys won in their division at the state competition last month.They will compete amongst thousands of teams from about 25 other countries.The competition is all about problem s...More >>
    MONTCALM, WV (WVVA) - A team of problem-solving students are trying to solve a whole new kind of problem... how to get enough funding to compete in a world finals competition.Five students from Montcalm High School qualify for the Odyssey of the Mind world finals May 28-31 at Iowa State University.The 7th and 8th grade boys won in their division at the state competition last month.They will compete amongst thousands of teams from about 25 other countries.The competition is all about problem s...More >>
  • Three-car crash sends woman to hospital

    Three-car crash sends woman to hospital

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - It was apparently a slip of the foot that caused a 3-car crash that sent one woman to the hospital.Authorities say an elderly woman accidentally hit her gas pedal instead of the break, sending her crashing into a yellow cobalt and then into that cement wall and knocking over a street light.Bluefield, WV Fire Department says that woman is O.K. and refused any treatment.However, the impact to the cobalt sent the car spinning over into a third car.The collision was so seve...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - It was apparently a slip of the foot that caused a 3-car crash that sent one woman to the hospital.Authorities say an elderly woman accidentally hit her gas pedal instead of the break, sending her crashing into a yellow cobalt and then into that cement wall and knocking over a street light.Bluefield, WV Fire Department says that woman is O.K. and refused any treatment.However, the impact to the cobalt sent the car spinning over into a third car.The collision was so seve...More >>
  • Attempted Bank Robber on the Run

    Attempted Bank Robber on the Run

    An attempted robber is on the run in Bluefield, WV.  Police tell WVVA News a black female entered First Century Bank on College Avenue around 11:40 a.m. Friday, demanding money.More >>
    An attempted robber is on the run in Bluefield, WV.  Police tell WVVA News a black female entered First Century Bank on College Avenue around 11:40 a.m. Friday, demanding money.More >>
  • Wytheville author shares unique love story in new book

    Wytheville author shares unique love story in new book

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- Zach Cooley has written the latest installment of his narrative about his life, and unique love, with his wife Emily Cooley.He and his wife have lots of news to share about their family this time around, including a baby on the way. He uses the book to share their heartbreak and gratitude involved with their life experiences of coping with his cerebral palsy and the people who have saved them in times of need. The book also chronicles their travel adventure to Texas....More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- Zach Cooley has written the latest installment of his narrative about his life, and unique love, with his wife Emily Cooley.He and his wife have lots of news to share about their family this time around, including a baby on the way. He uses the book to share their heartbreak and gratitude involved with their life experiences of coping with his cerebral palsy and the people who have saved them in times of need. The book also chronicles their travel adventure to Texas....More >>
  • Fire damages home in Beckley

    Fire damages home in Beckley

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    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A family was able to escape without injury after their home caught fire in Beckley Friday morning.It happened a little before 10 a.m. at a house on Johnston Street, just off Robert C. Byrd drive...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A family was able to escape without injury after their home caught fire in Beckley Friday morning.It happened a little before 10 a.m. at a house on Johnston Street, just off Robert C. Byrd drive...More >>
  • Tazewell Co. home destroyed by fire

    Tazewell Co. home destroyed by fire

    BISHOP, Va (WVVA)-- A house is destroyed overnight in Tazewell County Dispatchers say a fire broke out on Church House Hollow Road in Bishop just after 11:30 PM Thursday. Neighbors say the owner was not home when the fire started, and that the house is a total loss. Bishop and Baptist Valley Fire departments were on-scene as well as Jeffersonville Rescue.More >>
    BISHOP, Va (WVVA)-- A house is destroyed overnight in Tazewell County Dispatchers say a fire broke out on Church House Hollow Road in Bishop just after 11:30 PM Thursday. Neighbors say the owner was not home when the fire started, and that the house is a total loss. Bishop and Baptist Valley Fire departments were on-scene as well as Jeffersonville Rescue.More >>
  • Raleigh Co. mobile home goes up in flames

    Raleigh Co. mobile home goes up in flames

    SOPHIA, W. Va (WVVA)-- A mobile home caught fire Friday morning in Raleigh County.Dispatchers said the fire started just before 4 AM in the Mount Williams Mobile Home Park located in the Sophia area. No injuries are being reported.Sophia and Coal City fire departments were on the scene.More >>
    SOPHIA, W. Va (WVVA)-- A mobile home caught fire Friday morning in Raleigh County.Dispatchers said the fire started just before 4 AM in the Mount Williams Mobile Home Park located in the Sophia area. No injuries are being reported.Sophia and Coal City fire departments were on the scene.More >>
  • Gary police recover gun they say was stolen almost 50 years ago

    Gary police recover gun they say was stolen almost 50 years ago

    GARY, W. Va (WVVA)-- In a news release, Gary Police told WVVA they recovered a handgun stolen 47 years ago.The original crime happened in New York City on April 22, 1967, ...More >>
    GARY, W. Va (WVVA)-- In a news release, Gary Police told WVVA they recovered a handgun stolen 47 years ago.The original crime happened in New York City on April 22, 1967, ...More >>
  • Firefighters in Greenbrier County Receive Airport Training

    Firefighters in Greenbrier County Receive Airport Training

    MAXWELTON (WVVA)- Instructors from West Virginia University's Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Training (ARF) held a certification class at Greenbrier Valley Airport. Airport firefighters a long withMore >>
    MAXWELTON (WVVA)- Instructors from West Virginia University's Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Training (ARF) held a certification class at Greenbrier Valley Airport. Airport firefighters a long withMore >>
  • Mercer County names Teacher of the Year

    Mercer County names Teacher of the Year

    Susan French - Mercer Co. Teacher of the YearSusan French - Mercer Co. Teacher of the Year
    Susan French, a 6th grade teacher at Montcalm Elementary School, has been named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for Mercer County.She learned of the honor during a banquet Thursday evening at Princeton Church of God.Susan French has taught for 36 years in county -- all 36 in same classroom.French co-teaches with Michelle Martin and credits Michelle and former co-teacher Millie Hedrick (now retired) with her success.She runs her classroom as French, Martin and Company: they are the employers...More >>
    Susan French, a 6th grade teacher at Montcalm Elementary School, has been named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for Mercer County.She learned of the honor during a banquet Thursday evening at Princeton Church of God.Susan French has taught for 36 years in county -- all 36 in same classroom.French co-teaches with Michelle Martin and credits Michelle and former co-teacher Millie Hedrick (now retired) with her success.She runs her classroom as French, Martin and Company: they are the employers...More >>
  • Summer vacation savings tips

    Summer vacation savings tips

    BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) - If you've got spring fever, you're not alone. Many Americans are planning their summer vacations.But travelers beware: the cost of springtime vacations are at a six-year high according to the trade organization Airlines for America.But WVVA found out there are tricks to traveling on a budget. And while costs do vary depending on location, luxury and length of stay, there are ways you can save."Flights -- book in advance,” warned Sandy Schwengruber, a travel representati...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) - If you've got spring fever, you're not alone. Many Americans are planning their summer vacations.But travelers beware: the cost of springtime vacations are at a six-year high according to the trade organization Airlines for America.But WVVA found out there are tricks to traveling on a budget. And while costs do vary depending on location, luxury and length of stay, there are ways you can save."Flights -- book in advance,” warned Sandy Schwengruber, a travel representati...More >>
  • Students organize Holocaust remembrance service

    Students organize Holocaust remembrance service

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Some local students want to honor Holocaust victims in a very special way.Teens from Princeton Senior High School are planning a remembrance service for the end of the month.They are partnering with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and will have guest speakers and artifacts.The students feel like it’s their job to educate the public, and especially younger generations, about the Holocaust so that it doesn’t happen again."In a lot of ways it's really unfathomable ...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Some local students want to honor Holocaust victims in a very special way.Teens from Princeton Senior High School are planning a remembrance service for the end of the month.They are partnering with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and will have guest speakers and artifacts.The students feel like it’s their job to educate the public, and especially younger generations, about the Holocaust so that it doesn’t happen again."In a lot of ways it's really unfathomable ...More >>
  • Spring fire season already off to blazing start

    Spring fire season already off to blazing start

    TAZEWELL, Va (WVVA)-- It's still fire season across the Two Virginias, and foresters in Virginia tell us this spring has been particularly brutal.Tazewell County alone has had 400-500 acres burn during 11 brush fires. The headwaters region, which also includes Russell, Bland, and Buchanan counties, has seen more than 40 fires. That's already more than the total last year, said area forester Zach Addington, and this could mean citizens need to re-familiarize themselves with burn bans. Accordin...More >>
    TAZEWELL, Va (WVVA)-- It's still fire season across the Two Virginias, and foresters in Virginia tell us this spring has been particularly brutal.Tazewell County alone has had 400-500 acres burn during 11 brush fires. The headwaters region, which also includes Russell, Bland, and Buchanan counties, has seen more than 40 fires. That's already more than the total last year, said area forester Zach Addington, and this could mean citizens need to re-familiarize themselves with burn bans. Accordin...More >>
  • Mining deaths up in 2013, injuries down

    Mining deaths up in 2013, injuries down

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year.The preliminary numbers were released Thursday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. It reports that the 20 coal mining deaths last year were unchanged from 2012, but deaths at other mining operations were up by six, to 22.The 2013 deaths were driven by 15 mining fatalities in the fourth quarter of the year. The overall injury rate dipped...More >>
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year.The preliminary numbers were released Thursday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. It reports that the 20 coal mining deaths last year were unchanged from 2012, but deaths at other mining operations were up by six, to 22.The 2013 deaths were driven by 15 mining fatalities in the fourth quarter of the year. The overall injury rate dipped...More >>
  • UPDATE: Road reopens in McDowell County after rock slide

    UPDATE: Road reopens in McDowell County after rock slide

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    IAEGER (WVVA) - Contractors were expected to begin work Tuesday on a rock slide that has blocked a highway in McDowell County. An emergency purchasing request was approved to allow...More >>
    IAEGER (WVVA) - Contractors were expected to begin work Tuesday on a rock slide that has blocked a highway in McDowell County. An emergency purchasing request was approved to allow...More >>
  • Why you might want to change your online passwords

    Why you might want to change your online passwords

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- You know how you buy stuff or do other business on the Internet, feeling that if the Web site you use says it's secure, it's cool? A new report indicates your online dealings may not have been as cool as you might have thought...More >>
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- You know how you buy stuff or do other business on the Internet, feeling that if the Web site you use says it's secure, it's cool? A new report indicates your online dealings may not have been as cool as you might have thought...More >>
  • Bears go dumpster diving

    Bears go dumpster diving

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Viewers are reporting many bear sightings across the Two Virginias. Officials tell us that is to be expected."The bears start coming out of their dens in mid-March," said Colin Carpenter, a representative from the Department of Natural Resources. "And this time of year natural food abundance is at its lowest. So this is when bears become an issue."One resident in Bluefield, VA tells us that her neighborhood bear has a bit of a sweet tooth."It was quite big in size right out...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Viewers are reporting many bear sightings across the Two Virginias. Officials tell us that is to be expected."The bears start coming out of their dens in mid-March," said Colin Carpenter, a representative from the Department of Natural Resources. "And this time of year natural food abundance is at its lowest. So this is when bears become an issue."One resident in Bluefield, VA tells us that her neighborhood bear has a bit of a sweet tooth."It was quite big in size right out...More >>
  • BRMC unveils new Critical Care Unit

    BRMC unveils new Critical Care Unit

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va(WVVA)-- Bluefield Regional Medical Center has unveiled its latest upgrades. Wednesday,representatives cut the ribbon on its new, 5.1 million dollar critical care unit. The unit has 17 beds and marries the former cardiac care and intensive care departments. The new space was dedicated to Dr. J Bookins Taylor, a long-time fixture in the Bluefield health care community. His son David Taylor spoke to WVVA about his father's gratitude and appreciation for the honor. "You can see ho...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va(WVVA)-- Bluefield Regional Medical Center has unveiled its latest upgrades. Wednesday,representatives cut the ribbon on its new, 5.1 million dollar critical care unit. The unit has 17 beds and marries the former cardiac care and intensive care departments. The new space was dedicated to Dr. J Bookins Taylor, a long-time fixture in the Bluefield health care community. His son David Taylor spoke to WVVA about his father's gratitude and appreciation for the honor. "You can see ho...More >>
  • BSC students create food pantry for area senior citizens

    BSC students create food pantry for area senior citizens

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- Many seniors have mobility problems or fixed incomes that prevent them from buying food regularly. Knowing this, some area students decided to make a way for residents at a Bluefield apartment building to keep from going hungry.Stephanie Atkins and Martha Aldridge, both seniors at Bluefield State College, opened a food pantry for West Virginia manor residents today.The "Hand In Hand Food Pantry" offers canned and boxed food to the nearly 150 Manor residents who may n...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- Many seniors have mobility problems or fixed incomes that prevent them from buying food regularly. Knowing this, some area students decided to make a way for residents at a Bluefield apartment building to keep from going hungry.Stephanie Atkins and Martha Aldridge, both seniors at Bluefield State College, opened a food pantry for West Virginia manor residents today.The "Hand In Hand Food Pantry" offers canned and boxed food to the nearly 150 Manor residents who may n...More >>
  • 4th Annual Eggstravaganza Set for Saturday

    4th Annual Eggstravaganza Set for Saturday

    BLUEFIELD, VA -- Eggs will once again drop from the sky above Graham Recreational Park in Bluefield, VA.Preparations are well underway for this weekend's 4th annual Crosspointe Helicopter Easter Eggstravaganza.Thousands come out each year to the event, which offers something for all ages.More than 60,000 plastic eggs will be up for grabs, along with live music, puppets, a zip line, games and inflatables.Egg Drop Coordinator Charity Cook says they'll be giving away tons of prizes. "You just ha...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, VA -- Eggs will once again drop from the sky above Graham Recreational Park in Bluefield, VA.Preparations are well underway for this weekend's 4th annual Crosspointe Helicopter Easter Eggstravaganza.Thousands come out each year to the event, which offers something for all ages.More than 60,000 plastic eggs will be up for grabs, along with live music, puppets, a zip line, games and inflatables.Egg Drop Coordinator Charity Cook says they'll be giving away tons of prizes. "You just ha...More >>
  • Pocahontas County teacher charged with sexual assault

    Pocahontas County teacher charged with sexual assault

    MARLINTON (WVVA) - A teacher at Pocahontas High School has been charged with sexual assault after a former student says he engaged in sexual relations with her while enrolled at the school....More >>
    MARLINTON (WVVA) - A teacher at Pocahontas High School has been charged with sexual assault after a former student says he engaged in sexual relations with her while enrolled at the school....More >>
  • UPDATE: Temporary fix made to Panther Creek Road

    UPDATE: Temporary fix made to Panther Creek Road

    MCDOWELL (WVVA) - A pipeline burst is causing road delays in Panther Creek Wednesday morning.  More >>
    MCDOWELL (WVVA) - A pipeline burst is causing road delays in Panther Creek Wednesday morning.  More >>
  • Wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior dies days after Hall of Fame induction

    Wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior dies days after Hall of Fame induction

    (WVVA and NBC NEWS) -- Professional wrestling legend the Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54, just days after being inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame."WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic...More >>
    (WVVA and NBC NEWS) -- Professional wrestling legend the Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54, just days after being inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame."WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic...More >>
  • A house catches on fire in Mercer County early Wednesday morning

    A house catches on fire in Mercer County early Wednesday morning

    MERCER (WVVA) - A house catches on fire early Wednesday morning on Lambert Lane in the Spanishburg area.Dispatchers say the fire started just before 1:30 a.m.The family was home at the time. However, everyone made it out safely.Bluestone Valley and East River Fire Departments battled the blaze.More >>
    MERCER (WVVA) - A house catches on fire early Wednesday morning on Lambert Lane in the Spanishburg area.Dispatchers say the fire started just before 1:30 a.m.The family was home at the time. However, everyone made it out safely.Bluestone Valley and East River Fire Departments battled the blaze.More >>
  • A Vehicle catches on fire in Raleigh County late Tuesday night

    A Vehicle catches on fire in Raleigh County late Tuesday night

    RALEIGH (WVVA) - A vehicle catches on fire along I-77 late Tuesday night.More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) - A vehicle catches on fire along I-77 late Tuesday night.More >>
  • A Step Forward: Don't Let Drugs Control Your Life

    A Step Forward: Don't Let Drugs Control Your Life

    HINTON (WVVA)- Tiffany Eis, a recovering drug addict and now motivational speaker is spending time in Southern West Virginia. Eis was 30-years-old when she says, "I literally died."She was addicted to methamphetamines. Eis had taken drugs before getting in the shower to get ready for her 30th birthday celebration. Days later, she woke up in a hospital bed. Her legs were amputated from the knees down. She had a heart valve replacement and two strokes. "It's not that I overdosed. It was that my...More >>
    HINTON (WVVA)- Tiffany Eis, a recovering drug addict and now motivational speaker is spending time in Southern West Virginia. Eis was 30-years-old when she says, "I literally died."She was addicted to methamphetamines. Eis had taken drugs before getting in the shower to get ready for her 30th birthday celebration. Days later, she woke up in a hospital bed. Her legs were amputated from the knees down. She had a heart valve replacement and two strokes. "It's not that I overdosed. It was that my...More >>
  • Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

    Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year- in color.

    Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western
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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year- in color.

    Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western

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  • Bluefield residents outraged by dog park proposal

    Bluefield residents outraged by dog park proposal

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- An area city explores the possibility of opening a dog park. The proposed plan outlines a space for a dog park at the current Fairview Park, located between Rockbridge and Shenandoah streets in Bluefield.While some believe a dog park would be an asset to the community, others fear it could be a danger to citizens. Parks and Recreation director Dwight Godwin led the city's public comment session Tuesday. He said his department would run the park, and it would be patpa...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- An area city explores the possibility of opening a dog park. The proposed plan outlines a space for a dog park at the current Fairview Park, located between Rockbridge and Shenandoah streets in Bluefield.While some believe a dog park would be an asset to the community, others fear it could be a danger to citizens. Parks and Recreation director Dwight Godwin led the city's public comment session Tuesday. He said his department would run the park, and it would be patpa...More >>
  • 1 week left to file income taxes

    1 week left to file income taxes

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- The deadline is fast approaching to file income taxes. April 15th is a week away.While many rushed out to file well in advance, some may have been left in the dust. Tax experts said Tuesday, there's still hope. If you're not prepared to file, you can request an extension."The consequences far outweigh the costs of filing late," said Liberty Tax Services owner Sam Baker. "You can extend for 6 months... There's one simple piece of paper, we fill it out, we get the auto...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- The deadline is fast approaching to file income taxes. April 15th is a week away.While many rushed out to file well in advance, some may have been left in the dust. Tax experts said Tuesday, there's still hope. If you're not prepared to file, you can request an extension."The consequences far outweigh the costs of filing late," said Liberty Tax Services owner Sam Baker. "You can extend for 6 months... There's one simple piece of paper, we fill it out, we get the auto...More >>
  • Students get inside look at city government

    Students get inside look at city government

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Area students are getting a taste of what it takes to run a city.Today is Student Government Day in Bluefield, West Virginia.This morning, students shadowed city leaders, getting an in-depth look at the job..More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Area students are getting a taste of what it takes to run a city.Today is Student Government Day in Bluefield, West Virginia.This morning, students shadowed city leaders, getting an in-depth look at the job..More >>
  • Commission passes resolution honoring State Champion Beavers

    Commission passes resolution honoring State Champion Beavers

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - The Bluefield Beavers championship basketball team has been officially recognized by Mercer County. Beaver fans are still riding high off the second straight AA championship...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - The Bluefield Beavers championship basketball team has been officially recognized by Mercer County.
    Beaver fans are still riding high off the second straight AA championship...
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  • NASA explains 'Martian Flash'

    NASA explains 'Martian Flash'

    (NBC NEWS) -- A leader of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover team has offered a couple of explanations for an anomalous bright spot that showed up on pictures from the Red Planet — but they're not the conventional explanations.More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- A leader of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover team has offered a couple of explanations for an anomalous bright spot that showed up on pictures from the Red Planet — but they're not the conventional explanations.More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspect in hotel robbery arrested

    UPDATE: Suspect in hotel robbery arrested

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man wanted in connection with a robbery at a Harper Road hotel has been arrested. Ronald Mayo Jr., 31, was taken into custody Tuesday by authorities in Beckley.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man wanted in connection with a robbery at a Harper Road hotel has been arrested. Ronald Mayo Jr., 31, was taken into custody Tuesday by authorities in Beckley.More >>
  • Crews contain fire at Princeton residence

    Crews contain fire at Princeton residence

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Crews responded to a house fire in Princeton early Tuesday morning.Dispatchers say the fire on North Wickham Avenue started just after 2 a.m. It was unknown if the home was occupied at the time of the fire.More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - Crews responded to a house fire in Princeton early Tuesday morning.Dispatchers say the fire on North Wickham Avenue started just after 2 a.m. It was unknown if the home was occupied at the time of the fire.More >>
  • TCPS dedicates music rooms to honor Jones and Leist

    TCPS dedicates music rooms to honor Jones and Leist

    On Monday the Tazewell County School Board honored two past educators by dedicating music rooms at Graham High School and Tazewell High School.Tazewell High School’s music room was named after Bea Leist, who founded Green T’s and arranged the Tazewell High Alma Mater. Leist’s two sons Robert McGraw, a current teacher at THS and Alan McGraw were on hand for the tribute Monday.Leist received her Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Arts degree from Northeast Missouri State now Truman Uni...More >>
    On Monday the Tazewell County School Board honored two past educators by dedicating music rooms at Graham High School and Tazewell High School.Tazewell High School’s music room was named after Bea Leist, who founded Green T’s and arranged the Tazewell High Alma Mater. Leist’s two sons Robert McGraw, a current teacher at THS and Alan McGraw were on hand for the tribute Monday.Leist received her Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Arts degree from Northeast Missouri State now Truman Uni...More >>
  • Landslide buries part of a McDowell Co. family's home

    Landslide buries part of a McDowell Co. family's home

    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- A family begins the clean-up process after a water main break causes a landslide into their long-time Welch home.Jack Watson, the homeowner, tells us it happened last Friday morning, completely filling his family's back yard with water and buckling the walls of their home. When WVVA checked in with them Monday morning, they (along with family friends) were salvaging what they could of their belongings. "Mostly what's ruined is memories of that room," Watson said of the l...More >>
    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- A family begins the clean-up process after a water main break causes a landslide into their long-time Welch home.Jack Watson, the homeowner, tells us it happened last Friday morning, completely filling his family's back yard with water and buckling the walls of their home. When WVVA checked in with them Monday morning, they (along with family friends) were salvaging what they could of their belongings. "Mostly what's ruined is memories of that room," Watson said of the l...More >>
  • Clinic encourages miners to apply for Black Lung benefits

    Clinic encourages miners to apply for Black Lung benefits

    PRINCETON (WVVA) -A local Black Lung clinic is encouraging miners to apply for Black Lung benefits. Tug River Health Association in Gary held an outreach event Monday in Princeton. The Department of Labor and Black Lung counselors are meeting with miners to see if they qualify for those benefits. This comes despite budget cuts to Black Lung clinics across the nation. Miners and counselors say the cuts shouldn't hinder affected people from applying even if they've been turned down before. Blac...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) -A local Black Lung clinic is encouraging miners to apply for Black Lung benefits. Tug River Health Association in Gary held an outreach event Monday in Princeton. The Department of Labor and Black Lung counselors are meeting with miners to see if they qualify for those benefits. This comes despite budget cuts to Black Lung clinics across the nation. Miners and counselors say the cuts shouldn't hinder affected people from applying even if they've been turned down before. Blac...More >>
  • New businesses coming to Bluefield, WV

    New businesses coming to Bluefield, WV

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - Bluefield is no longer the major city it used to be. But new businesses may give the area the boost it needs."As a city we're not happy with where we are right now,” Mayor Tom Cole told WVVA. “We're looking for more economic growth and certainly there are some businesses we desperately want to see located in Bluefield."A national chain is looking to turn a vacant building on Cumberland road into a busy shopping destination -- Dollar General is moving in. The manager of ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - Bluefield is no longer the major city it used to be. But new businesses may give the area the boost it needs."As a city we're not happy with where we are right now,” Mayor Tom Cole told WVVA. “We're looking for more economic growth and certainly there are some businesses we desperately want to see located in Bluefield."A national chain is looking to turn a vacant building on Cumberland road into a busy shopping destination -- Dollar General is moving in. The manager of ...More >>
  • College students provide unique learning experience for one local elementary school

    College students provide unique learning experience for one local elementary school

    DANIELS W. Va. (WVVA)- A pair of Concord University teachers-in-training provided a unique educational opportunity for students at Daniels Elementary School.They used a life-sized replica of one the biggest mammals on the planet to teach a variety of subjects.The students were able to explore inside the whale while learning about topics in biology, math, and social studies.The students we spoke with at Daniels Elementary say they had a lot of fun while learning new things.The Concord student ...More >>
    DANIELS W. Va. (WVVA)- A pair of Concord University teachers-in-training provided a unique educational opportunity for students at Daniels Elementary School.They used a life-sized replica of one the biggest mammals on the planet to teach a variety of subjects.The students were able to explore inside the whale while learning about topics in biology, math, and social studies.The students we spoke with at Daniels Elementary say they had a lot of fun while learning new things.The Concord student ...More >>
  • Home confinement officer gets prison for having sex with inmate

    Home confinement officer gets prison for having sex with inmate

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    Mercer County, W.Va. (WVVA)--A former home confinement officer gets prison time for having sex with an inmate. Blaine Franklin, 25, of Princeton is scheduled to begin his one to five year prison term on April 11. Prosecutors say Franklin was working as a home confinement officer in Mercer County when he started a sexual relationship with a 24-year old female inmate. The relationship took place between July and August 2012. Special Judge Rudolph Murensky of McDowell County Circuit Court presi...More >>
    Mercer County, W.Va. (WVVA)--A former home confinement officer gets prison time for having sex with an inmate. Blaine Franklin, 25, of Princeton is scheduled to begin his one to five year prison term on April 11. Prosecutors say Franklin was working as a home confinement officer in Mercer County when he started a sexual relationship with a 24-year old female inmate. The relationship took place between July and August 2012. Special Judge Rudolph Murensky of McDowell County Circuit Court presi...More >>
  • Students spend spring break giving back

    Students spend spring break giving back

    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) -- A group of young people from out of state are spending the week helping West Virginians in need.More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) -- A group of young people from out of state are spending the week helping West Virginians in need.More >>
  • UPDATE: Escaped Raleigh County inmate found

    UPDATE: Escaped Raleigh County inmate found

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The wanted escapee in Raleigh County was captured.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The wanted escapee in Raleigh County was captured.More >>
  • Two local girls clinch 'Little Miss West Virginia' titles

    Two local girls clinch 'Little Miss West Virginia' titles

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Two West Virginia pageant winners call Raleigh County home. More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Two West Virginia pageant winners call Raleigh County home. More >>
  • Southern West Virginians join in the fight against child abuse

    Southern West Virginians join in the fight against child abuse

    PRINCETON (WVVA) -- Dozens of people in southern West Virginia are joining people all across the country, marching to end child abuse. More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) -- Dozens of people in southern West Virginia are joining people all across the country, marching to end child abuse. More >>
  • Fire tears through Fayette County home

    Fire tears through Fayette County home

    KINCAID (WVVA) -- Multiple crews respond to a Fayette County house fire late Saturday night.More >>
    KINCAID (WVVA) -- Multiple crews respond to a Fayette County house fire late Saturday night.More >>
  • Tournament raises thousands of dollars to support autism

    Tournament raises thousands of dollars to support autism

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The beginning of April means autism awareness. For people affected by the disorder, it's more than just raising awareness, but also helping individuals cope.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The beginning of April means autism awareness. For people affected by the disorder, it's more than just raising awareness, but also helping individuals cope.More >>
  • A super day for Beckley's "Souper Saturday"

    A super day for Beckley's "Souper Saturday"

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The fourth annual Souper Saturday was held uptown Saturday evening.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The fourth annual Souper Saturday was held uptown Saturday evening.More >>
  • Car Collides with Tractor Trailer in Mercer County

    Car Collides with Tractor Trailer in Mercer County

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- One person was taken to the hospital after a collision with a tractor trailer. The accident happened around 9:30 Friday night. According to WV State Police, a car going West on 460 collided with a tractor trailer going East.The driver of the car was transported to Princeton Community Hospital. No injuries were reported for the truck driver. Multiple departments responded. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- One person was taken to the hospital after a collision with a tractor trailer. The accident happened around 9:30 Friday night. According to WV State Police, a car going West on 460 collided with a tractor trailer going East.The driver of the car was transported to Princeton Community Hospital. No injuries were reported for the truck driver. Multiple departments responded. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.More >>
  • March-Gradness Checks are Presented to Project Graduation Leaders

    March-Gradness Checks are Presented to Project Graduation Leaders

    WVVA- Grant's Supermarket co-owner, Ron Martin hand delivered checks to the top three schools in the company's March Grad-ness Campaign.The campaign raised money for project graduation at 18 area high schools. Pikeview High School won first place, raising around $1,500. Princeton Senior High School came in second with $800. Richlands High School was third, raising around $600.The remaining fifteen schools will receive their checks by mail. The event raised more than $4,000.More >>
    WVVA- Grant's Supermarket co-owner, Ron Martin hand delivered checks to the top three schools in the company's March Grad-ness Campaign.The campaign raised money for project graduation at 18 area high schools. Pikeview High School won first place, raising around $1,500. Princeton Senior High School came in second with $800. Richlands High School was third, raising around $600.The remaining fifteen schools will receive their checks by mail. The event raised more than $4,000.More >>
  • UPDATE: Man found guilty of lesser offense in Fayette murder trial

    UPDATE: Man found guilty of lesser offense in Fayette murder trial

    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - A jury has found Matthew Gravley of Oak Hill guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2013 shooting death of Gary Smith. Gravley, who had initially been charged with murder, admitted to the shooting...More >>
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - A jury has found Matthew Gravley of Oak Hill guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2013 shooting death of Gary Smith. Gravley, who had initially been charged with murder, admitted to the shooting...More >>
  • WVVA EXCLUSIVE: Summers Co. deputies buy new Kevlar vests with aid from community

    WVVA EXCLUSIVE: Summers Co. deputies buy new Kevlar vests with aid from community

    HINTON, W. Va (WWVVA)- Deputies in Summers County say they're safer on the job, thanks to members of their community. Friday, Sheriff Garry Wheeler handed out new Kevlar vests to the officers. He said the department was able to buy them without using dipping into their budget of taxpayer money.Summers County sheriffs deputies had been working hard to raise money for these vests. They had even sold some old weapons to make some extra cash, but still, they were coming up short.Sgt. TJ Cochran s...More >>
    HINTON, W. Va (WWVVA)- Deputies in Summers County say they're safer on the job, thanks to members of their community. Friday, Sheriff Garry Wheeler handed out new Kevlar vests to the officers. He said the department was able to buy them without using dipping into their budget of taxpayer money.Summers County sheriffs deputies had been working hard to raise money for these vests. They had even sold some old weapons to make some extra cash, but still, they were coming up short.Sgt. TJ Cochran s...More >>
  • Tazewell Co. deputies arrest Fayette Co. man for alleged burglary

    Tazewell Co. deputies arrest Fayette Co. man for alleged burglary

    CLAYPOOL HILL, Va (WVVA)-- Police in Tazewell County have arrested a man for burglary at an area business. According to Major Harold Heatley with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Shawn Bailes of Fayette County broke into three change machines at Broadway Cinemas, which is located in the Claypool Hill Mall. Deputies, along with Virginia State Police and K9 units, searched the surrounding woods. Heatley said 8 units responded and set up a perimeter.Bailes turned himself in during the manhu...More >>
    CLAYPOOL HILL, Va (WVVA)-- Police in Tazewell County have arrested a man for burglary at an area business. According to Major Harold Heatley with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Shawn Bailes of Fayette County broke into three change machines at Broadway Cinemas, which is located in the Claypool Hill Mall. Deputies, along with Virginia State Police and K9 units, searched the surrounding woods. Heatley said 8 units responded and set up a perimeter.Bailes turned himself in during the manhu...More >>
  • Men sentenced on drug charges

    Men sentenced on drug charges

    OAK HILL (WVVA) - A Detroit man has been sentenced on drug charges in Fayette County.Robert Johnson has been sentence on charges of felony possession of roxycodone and conspiracy to commit a felony. Johnson was arrested last July in the Oak Hill area as part of a "huge operation" of selling controlled substances.Johnson received 1-5 years and a $3,000 fine on the conspiracy charge and 1-15 years and a $3,000 fine for possession.The terms will run consecutively for a total of up to 20 years be...More >>
    OAK HILL (WVVA) - A Detroit man has been sentenced on drug charges in Fayette County.Robert Johnson has been sentence on charges of felony possession of roxycodone and conspiracy to commit a felony. Johnson was arrested last July in the Oak Hill area as part of a "huge operation" of selling controlled substances.Johnson received 1-5 years and a $3,000 fine on the conspiracy charge and 1-15 years and a $3,000 fine for possession.The terms will run consecutively for a total of up to 20 years be...More >>
  • Read Manchin's letter to film company

    Read Manchin's letter to film company

    Following is the letter sent by Sen. Joe Manchin to Adroit Films regarding his inclusion in the film 'Upper Big Branch - Never Again.More >>
    Following is the letter sent by Sen. Joe Manchin to Adroit Films regarding his inclusion in the film 'Upper Big Branch - Never Again.More >>
  • Minimum wage raised in WV could cost some employers thousands

    Minimum wage raised in WV could cost some employers thousands

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill raising minimum wages in West Virginia.The bill will raise the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage to $8 on Jan. 1, 2015, and again to $8.75 the following year.While this may help those people struggling to pay bills on the current rate, financial experts are concerned about an overtime provision that is unaccounted for in the new law as it stands right now. Critics question the hidden costs of the new law, saying the bill pre...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill raising minimum wages in West Virginia.The bill will raise the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage to $8 on Jan. 1, 2015, and again to $8.75 the following year.While this may help those people struggling to pay bills on the current rate, financial experts are concerned about an overtime provision that is unaccounted for in the new law as it stands right now. Critics question the hidden costs of the new law, saying the bill pre...More >>
  • Black Lung clinics bracing for huge budget cuts

    Black Lung clinics bracing for huge budget cuts

    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) - Coal miners suffering from Black Lung disease may soon find it hard to get treatment. That's because of major budget cuts in West Virginia.WVVA paid a visit to a local black lung clinic to find out what kind of impact the cuts may have on our miners.Over half a million dollars -- that's how much funding is being cut to Black Lung clinics in the mountain state. And we’re being told that may mean cuts to staff and care.Staff at Bluestone Health Center in Princeton are pre...More >>
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) - Coal miners suffering from Black Lung disease may soon find it hard to get treatment. That's because of major budget cuts in West Virginia.WVVA paid a visit to a local black lung clinic to find out what kind of impact the cuts may have on our miners.Over half a million dollars -- that's how much funding is being cut to Black Lung clinics in the mountain state. And we’re being told that may mean cuts to staff and care.Staff at Bluestone Health Center in Princeton are pre...More >>
  • Listen, donate and win for sick children

    Listen, donate and win for sick children

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Non-stop "radio-ing" is the name of the game to raise money for sick children.  99.5 WJLS is teaming up with area sponsors to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Non-stop "radio-ing" is the name of the game to raise money for sick children.  99.5 WJLS is teaming up with area sponsors to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.More >>
  • Job seekers, the New River could be calling your name

    Job seekers, the New River could be calling your name

    OAK HILL (WVVA) -- With rafting season underway, companies are in need of river guides. River guests are responsible for safely leading guests to the river, then navigating and entertaining them for about seven hours on their whitewater trip.More >>
    OAK HILL (WVVA) -- With rafting season underway, companies are in need of river guides. River guests are responsible for safely leading guests to the river, then navigating and entertaining them for about seven hours on their whitewater trip.More >>
  • Rock slide reported on Bolt Mountain

    Rock slide reported on Bolt Mountain

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - A rock slide has closed one lane on Bolt Mountain in Raleigh County, dispatchers tell WVVA News.There's no timeframe on when the slide will be cleared. WVVA will provide more details as they become available.More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - A rock slide has closed one lane on Bolt Mountain in Raleigh County, dispatchers tell WVVA News.There's no timeframe on when the slide will be cleared. WVVA will provide more details as they become available.More >>
  • Former Mercer magistrate publicly admonished

    Former Mercer magistrate publicly admonished

    PRINCETON (WVVA) -More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) -More >>
  • UPDATE: Name released in I-64 crash in Greenbrier County

    UPDATE: Name released in I-64 crash in Greenbrier County

    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) -- One person is flown to the hospital with serious injuries on I-64.It happened around 8 p.m. on the west bound side. More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) -- One person is flown to the hospital with serious injuries on I-64.It happened around 8 p.m. on the west bound side. More >>
  • Victims identified after multi-vehicle crash on I-81

    Victims identified after multi-vehicle crash on I-81

    FALLING WATERS, W.Va. (AP) -- Three people are dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in the Falling Waters area of Berkeley County. A Berkeley County Central Dispatch supervisor says the wreck involved seven vehicles, including a tractor-trailer.More >>
    FALLING WATERS, W.Va. (AP) -- Three people are dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in the Falling Waters area of Berkeley County. A Berkeley County Central Dispatch supervisor says the wreck involved seven vehicles, including a tractor-trailer.More >>
  • Two injured in ATV accident

    Two injured in ATV accident

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) -- Two people are sent to the hospital after an ATV wreck in Raleigh County Thursday night.More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) -- Two people are sent to the hospital after an ATV wreck in Raleigh County Thursday night.More >>
  • Fire destroys McDowell County church

    Fire destroys McDowell County church

    IAEGER (WVVA) - Members of a McDowell County church are left to pick up the pieces after a fire consumed their sanctuary Thursday morning.More >>
    IAEGER (WVVA) - Members of a McDowell County church are left to pick up the pieces after a fire consumed their sanctuary Thursday morning.More >>
  • Attempted murder suspect apprehended

    Attempted murder suspect apprehended

    Rashad MorrisRashad Morris
    HUNTINGTON (WVVA) - Rashad Morris, a man wanted for attempted murder, is now behind bars.Police say Morris was arrested by the US Marshals Task Force Wednesday night in Huntington.Morris was formerly charged with attempted murder, malicious wounding and robbery in the shooting of Christopher Henry at the Beckley Woods Housing Authority in November 2013.Morris is currently being held in Western Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.More >>
    HUNTINGTON (WVVA) - Rashad Morris, a man wanted for attempted murder, is now behind bars.Police say Morris was arrested by the US Marshals Task Force Wednesday night in Huntington.Morris was formerly charged with attempted murder, malicious wounding and robbery in the shooting of Christopher Henry at the Beckley Woods Housing Authority in November 2013.Morris is currently being held in Western Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.More >>
  • Beckley women sentenced for selling oxycodone

    Beckley women sentenced for selling oxycodone

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Three women have been sentenced for separate instances of selling oxycodone in the Beckley area.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Three women have been sentenced for separate instances of selling oxycodone in the Beckley area.More >>
  • Bluefield High celebrates championship win

    Bluefield High celebrates championship win

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Bluefield High School's student body gathered community leaders Thursday to celebrate the schools second-straight AA boys basketball championship...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Bluefield High School's student body gathered community leaders Thursday to celebrate the schools second-straight AA boys basketball championship...More >>
  • Robbery suspect caught in wooded area

    Robbery suspect caught in wooded area

    Kenneth AliffKenneth Aliff
    Wyoming County, W.Va. (WVVA)--A robbery suspect is caught hiding in the woods. Kenneth Aliff, 41, is accused of robbing the DB Quick Stop in Glen Fork, Wyoming County. Deputies say Aliff walked into the store around noon Wednesday and demanded money from the clerk. There was no sign of a weapon. He was caught four hours later hiding in a wooded area in Glen Fork. The stolen money has not been recovered.Allif is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail on $25,000 bond.More >>
    Wyoming County, W.Va. (WVVA)--A robbery suspect is caught hiding in the woods. Kenneth Aliff, 41, is accused of robbing the DB Quick Stop in Glen Fork, Wyoming County. Deputies say Aliff walked into the store around noon Wednesday and demanded money from the clerk. There was no sign of a weapon. He was caught four hours later hiding in a wooded area in Glen Fork. The stolen money has not been recovered.Allif is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail on $25,000 bond.More >>
  • W.Va gov signs gun bill

    W.Va gov signs gun bill

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill that lets people with concealed-carry permits bring guns to city-owned recreational facilities, including swimming pools and after-school centers.More >>
    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill that lets people with concealed-carry permits bring guns to city-owned recreational facilities, including swimming pools and after-school centers.More >>
  • County Health Rankings report: Southern WV unhealthiest in state

    County Health Rankings report: Southern WV unhealthiest in state

    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- An annual report finds that once again, McDowell County is last in the Mountain State in overall health.The recently released county health rankings report evaluates counties on a variety of factors, from income to drug use, education, and diet and exercise. McDowell County ranks 55 out of 55 counties in the state for the fifth time.The 10 counties at the bottom of the list remain unchanged from last year. All are in the southern part of the state.People we spoke with th...More >>
    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- An annual report finds that once again, McDowell County is last in the Mountain State in overall health.The recently released county health rankings report evaluates counties on a variety of factors, from income to drug use, education, and diet and exercise. McDowell County ranks 55 out of 55 counties in the state for the fifth time.The 10 counties at the bottom of the list remain unchanged from last year. All are in the southern part of the state.People we spoke with th...More >>
  • Doctors warn about spring allergy season

    Doctors warn about spring allergy season

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Even though the weather is still chilly, the calendar says spring. That means allergy season is right around the corner. Doctors say this allergy season could be especially rough.Since 2013-2014 has been such a cold winter, the trees will probably bloom all at once, meaning if you suffer from tree pollen, you'll want to watch out.The good news is the season should not be so bad that you cannot control your allergies with medication.Dr. Paine at Mountain State ENT in Beckley ...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Even though the weather is still chilly, the calendar says spring. That means allergy season is right around the corner. Doctors say this allergy season could be especially rough.Since 2013-2014 has been such a cold winter, the trees will probably bloom all at once, meaning if you suffer from tree pollen, you'll want to watch out.The good news is the season should not be so bad that you cannot control your allergies with medication.Dr. Paine at Mountain State ENT in Beckley ...More >>
  • Crews Battle the Cold as well as a Fire Overnight in Raleigh County

    Crews Battle the Cold as well as a Fire Overnight in Raleigh County

    STANAFORD (WVVA)- Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire over night on Lynnwood Drive, Stanaford in Raleigh County. Firefighters say the call came in around 3:00 a.m.The freezing temperatures caused freezing in their hoses as well as icy conditions on the road.When they arrived the home was already engulfed in flames.Departments battled the blaze until 5:30 a.m. They returned hours later. The fire rekindled around 10:00 a.m.No injuries were reported. The cause is s...More >>
    STANAFORD (WVVA)- Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire over night on Lynnwood Drive, Stanaford in Raleigh County. Firefighters say the call came in around 3:00 a.m.The freezing temperatures caused freezing in their hoses as well as icy conditions on the road.When they arrived the home was already engulfed in flames.Departments battled the blaze until 5:30 a.m. They returned hours later. The fire rekindled around 10:00 a.m.No injuries were reported. The cause is s...More >>
  • Wesleyan says its students didn't provoke fight

    Wesleyan says its students didn't provoke fight

    BUCKHANNON (AP) -- West Virginia Wesleyan College says its students didn't provoke an altercation with Alderson Broaddus University students that involved about 20 people.The private school in Buckhannon says in a statement to media outlets that its students acted in self-defense.The fight occurred early Sunday morning outside the Kappa Alpha Order house adjacent to Wesleyan's campus. WeBuckhannon police chief Matthew Gregory has said about a half dozen students were injured. No arrests have ...More >>
    BUCKHANNON (AP) -- West Virginia Wesleyan College says its students didn't provoke an altercation with Alderson Broaddus University students that involved about 20 people.The private school in Buckhannon says in a statement to media outlets that its students acted in self-defense.The fight occurred early Sunday morning outside the Kappa Alpha Order house adjacent to Wesleyan's campus. WeBuckhannon police chief Matthew Gregory has said about a half dozen students were injured. No arrests have ...More >>
  • Best of the Two Virginias: Road to the Horse

    Best of the Two Virginias: Road to the Horse

    Bobby Knight, a local horseman, has become the first person in West Virginia to receive a bid to compete in one of the world's most prestigious horsemanship competitions. The Road to the Horse is an international competition which takes place annually in Lexington, Kentucky.More >>
    Bobby Knight, a local horseman, has become the first person in West Virginia to receive a bid to compete in one of the world's most prestigious horsemanship competitions. The Road to the Horse is an international competition which takes place annually in Lexington, Kentucky.
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  • Abandoned African American graveyard is sinking

    Abandoned African American graveyard is sinking

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) - What once was a place of remembrance now looks more like an overgrown hillside than a graveyard. A local resident took WVVA through the rough terrain so that we could get a first hand look. It’s now a graveyard lost in time, slowing being eaten up by the mountainside. The graves are now divots in the land, literally sinking into the ground. And some areas have become actual sink holes. One local resident believes abandoned coal mines to be the cause. “There's probably...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) - What once was a place of remembrance now looks more like an overgrown hillside than a graveyard. A local resident took WVVA through the rough terrain so that we could get a first hand look. It’s now a graveyard lost in time, slowing being eaten up by the mountainside. The graves are now divots in the land, literally sinking into the ground. And some areas have become actual sink holes. One local resident believes abandoned coal mines to be the cause. “There's probably...More >>
  • Concord University football players back in court

    Concord University football players back in court

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Three Concord University football players are back in court Tuesday.Russell Bailey, Maricco Sanders, and Riyahd Richardson appeared before Judge Derek Swope for pretrial motions.Each faces multiple charges after police say they went to an apartment for an apparent drug purchase and got into a fight with another person there.Tuesday, prosecutors asked for permission to bring the victim, Brett Summers, to the stand to testify about what happened. Attorneys debated whet...More >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Three Concord University football players are back in court Tuesday.Russell Bailey, Maricco Sanders, and Riyahd Richardson appeared before Judge Derek Swope for pretrial motions.Each faces multiple charges after police say they went to an apartment for an apparent drug purchase and got into a fight with another person there.Tuesday, prosecutors asked for permission to bring the victim, Brett Summers, to the stand to testify about what happened. Attorneys debated whet...More >>
  • Fire destroys Crab Orchard home

    Fire destroys Crab Orchard home

    CRAB ORCHARD (WVVA) - Crews responded to the scene of a fire that completely destroyed a Crab Orchard home Tuesday.Firefighters from three departments responded to the call around noon on Stover Fork Road. More >>
    CRAB ORCHARD (WVVA) - Crews responded to the scene of a fire that completely destroyed a Crab Orchard home Tuesday.Firefighters from three departments responded to the call around noon on Stover Fork Road. More >>
  • One arrested in Greenbrier County stabbing

    One arrested in Greenbrier County stabbing

    Jerome FinneyJerome Finney
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - A man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing another during an altercation at a Church Street home.The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Monday when police say 39-year-old Jerome Anthony Finney entered the home More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - A man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing another during an altercation at a Church Street home.The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Monday when police say 39-year-old Jerome Anthony Finney entered the home More >>
  • Warrant issued after Smith fails to show for sentencing

    Warrant issued after Smith fails to show for sentencing

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man found guilty of manslaughter after he failed to show for his sentencing hearing. Antonio Smith was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning in Greenbrier County for sentencing in the manslaughter death of Ira Harris. More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man found guilty of manslaughter after he failed to show for his sentencing hearing. Antonio Smith was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning in Greenbrier County for sentencing in the manslaughter death of Ira Harris. More >>
  • Suspect in Kroger robbery waives prelim

    Suspect in Kroger robbery waives prelim

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -A Parkersburg man who is accused of robbing a local business made an appearance in court Tuesday, waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.Johnathan Rager is accused of robbing the Kroger store on Harper Road on March 13. Rager allegedlywalked into the store and produced a note demanding money. The note indicated he had a weapon.He was arrested days later at a Bradley area hotel.Rager is also wanted fugitive in the Parkersburg area for two other robberies.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -A Parkersburg man who is accused of robbing a local business made an appearance in court Tuesday, waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.Johnathan Rager is accused of robbing the Kroger store on Harper Road on March 13. Rager allegedlywalked into the store and produced a note demanding money. The note indicated he had a weapon.He was arrested days later at a Bradley area hotel.Rager is also wanted fugitive in the Parkersburg area for two other robberies.More >>
  • UPDATE: Names of victims, description of 'persons of interest' released in Fayette fire investigation

    UPDATE: Names of victims, description of 'persons of interest' released in Fayette fire investigation

    FAYETTE COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) -- Two women have been hospitalized following a fire early this morning in the Gatewood Road area of Fayette County.  Sheriff Steve Kessler released the following informationMore >>
    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - One of two women severely burned in a weekend house fire has died, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. The woman's body will be sent to the state medical examinerMore >>
  • Tomblin pleads guilty to drug charge

    Tomblin pleads guilty to drug charge

    CHARLESTON (WVVA) - The brother of West Virginia's governor has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. Carl Tomblin, 50, of Chapmanville, sold oxymorphone to an informant in exchange for cash on fiveMore >>
    CHARLESTON (WVVA) - The brother of West Virginia's governor has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. Carl Tomblin, 50, of Chapmanville, sold oxymorphone to an informant in exchange for cash on fiveMore >>
  • Puppy populations bloom in shelters in the spring

    Puppy populations bloom in shelters in the spring

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - Spring is time when flowers bloom, temperatures rise, and puppies take over animal shelters. About this time of year, shelters report seeing an influx of litters.  Mercer CountyMore >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - Spring is time when flowers bloom, temperatures rise, and puppies take over animal shelters. About this time of year, shelters report seeing an influx of litters.  Mercer CountyMore >>
  • Man accused of child porn possession back in court before next week's trial

    Man accused of child porn possession back in court before next week's trial

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- John Spaulding, accused of child porn possession in Mercer County, appeared in court Monday to discuss evidence to be used in his upcoming trial. You may recall that Spaulding'sMore >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- John Spaulding, accused of child porn possession in Mercer County, appeared in court Monday to discuss evidence to be used in his upcoming trial. You may recall that Spaulding'sMore >>
  • Beckley Planning Commission Approves Comprehensive Plan

    Beckley Planning Commission Approves Comprehensive Plan

    BECKLEY (WVVA)- The Beckley Planning Commission voted to submit the ten-year comprehensive plan. Council members will have two weeks to look over the more than 200 page report. The deadline for the planMore >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA)- The Beckley Planning Commission voted to submit the ten-year comprehensive plan. Council members will have two weeks to look over the more than 200 page report. The deadline for the planMore >>
  • Tunnel closed due to 'unsafe conditions'

    Tunnel closed due to 'unsafe conditions'

    GLEN JEAN (NEWS RELEASE) – The National Park Service will be closing the Carnifex Tunnel, which is part of the rail grade along the Meadow River, a tributary of the Gauley River. This area of the railMore >>
    GLEN JEAN (NEWS RELEASE) – The National Park Service will be closing the Carnifex Tunnel, which is part of the rail grade along the Meadow River, a tributary of the Gauley River. This area of the railMore >>
  • Four drug defendants sentenced in Federal Court

    Four drug defendants sentenced in Federal Court

    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that four defendants convicted of drug offenses were sentenced by Senior United States District Judge David A.Faber in federalMore >>
    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that four defendants convicted of drug offenses were sentenced by Senior United States District Judge David A.Faber in federalMore >>
  • West Virginians warned about Social Security and jury duty scams

    West Virginians warned about Social Security and jury duty scams

    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) - There is a new scam we have to warn you about that affects some of the most vulnerable among us: senior citizens. Scammers are impersonating Social Security employees, telling victimsMore >>
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) - There is a new scam we have to warn you about that affects some of the most vulnerable among us: senior citizens. Scammers are impersonating Social Security employees, telling victimsMore >>
  • Fire Destroys a Building in Ury, Raleigh County

    Fire Destroys a Building in Ury, Raleigh County

    URY (WVVA)- Firefighters responded to a structure fire around 3:00 am on Monday in Ury, Raleigh County. Multiple crews responded. They fought the blaze until around 7:00 am. The fire rekindled around 10:00More >>
    URY (WVVA)- Firefighters responded to a structure fire around 3:00 am on Monday in Ury, Raleigh County. Multiple crews responded. They fought the blaze until around 7:00 am. The fire rekindled around 10:00More >>
  • Man accused of threatening Manchin arrested

    Man accused of threatening Manchin arrested

    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven Anthony Major, 49, of Barboursville, W.Va. was arrested on Friday, March 21, 2014 on a federal criminal complaintMore >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven Anthony Major, 49, of Barboursville, W.Va. was arrested on Friday, March 21, 2014 on a federal criminal complaintMore >>
  • Two people charged for operating meth lab near a church

    Two people charged for operating meth lab near a church

    GLEN JEAN (NEWS RELEASE) -- Two individuals from Raleigh County have been arrested in connection with possessing a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory near a church in the Glen Jean area of FayetteMore >>
    GLEN JEAN (NEWS RELEASE) -- Two individuals from Raleigh County have been arrested in connection with possessing a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory near a church in the Glen Jean area of FayetteMore >>
  • Fire destroys a Spanishburg home

    Fire destroys a Spanishburg home

    SPANISHBURG (WVVA) -- Dispatchers confirm a Sunday evening fire at a mobile home in Spanishburg. The homeowner called it in around 7:30 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrived it had already spreadMore >>
    SPANISHBURG (WVVA) -- Dispatchers confirm a Sunday evening fire at a mobile home in Spanishburg. The homeowner called it in around 7:30 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrived it had already spreadMore >>
  • Vote Lewisburg for Greatest Southern Town

    Vote Lewisburg for Greatest Southern Town

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) -- One of the "coolest small towns" in southern West Virginia needs your votes to become the Greatest Southern Town. Lewisburg is facing off against Roanoke for the title in Garden andMore >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) -- One of the "coolest small towns" in southern West Virginia needs your votes to become the Greatest Southern Town. Lewisburg is facing off against Roanoke for the title in Garden andMore >>
  • Winterplace announces end of season

    Winterplace announces end of season

    GHENT (WVVA) -- Skiers and snowboarders have until the end of the week to hold on to the last dose of winter. Winterplace is closing their 2013-2014 season Saturday, March 29. The resort opened the seasonMore >>
    GHENT (WVVA) -- Skiers and snowboarders have until the end of the week to hold on to the last dose of winter. Winterplace is closing their 2013-2014 season Saturday, March 29. The resort opened the seasonMore >>
  • W.Va. agency seeks data on chemical spill patients

    W.Va. agency seeks data on chemical spill patients

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State health officials are seeking patient data from physicians who might have treated people affected by the Jan. 9 chemical spill. The Charleston spill contaminated 300,000More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State health officials are seeking patient data from physicians who might have treated people affected by the Jan. 9 chemical spill. The Charleston spill contaminated 300,000More >>
  • Traffic stop reveals drugs and large sum of money

    Traffic stop reveals drugs and large sum of money

    MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- A routine traffic stop lead police to find $27,000 and drugs. Annie Hawkins, 36, and Shannon Carte, 42, of Hico were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, in this caseMore >>
    MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- A routine traffic stop lead police to find $27,000 and drugs. Annie Hawkins, 36, and Shannon Carte, 42, of Hico were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, in this caseMore >>
  • House fire claims Raleigh County home

    House fire claims Raleigh County home

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) -- Firefighters were called to battle a fire at a mobile home in the very early morning hours of Saturday. Officials say the fire started around 1:30 a.m. on Coal River Road.   NoMore >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) -- Firefighters were called to battle a fire at a mobile home in the very early morning hours of Saturday. Officials say the fire started around 1:30 a.m. on Coal River Road.   NoMore >>
  • Whitewater rafting season begins

    Whitewater rafting season begins

    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) -- While it's only a couple of days into spring, outdoor adventurers are already thinking about their trips down the river. Saturday marks the first day of rafting season.  There wereMore >>
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) -- While it's only a couple of days into spring, outdoor adventurers are already thinking about their trips down the river. Saturday marks the first day of rafting season.  There wereMore >>
  • "Stand Up with Nick Rahall" held in Beckley

    "Stand Up with Nick Rahall" held in Beckley

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- While outside agencies are spending their money to vote out Nick Rahall, he, along with other West Virginians are speaking up. Saturday in Beckley the Congressman held a support rallyMore >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- While outside agencies are spending their money to vote out Nick Rahall, he, along with other West Virginians are speaking up. Saturday in Beckley the Congressman held a support rallyMore >>
  • W.Va. House Dems at tipping point this election

    W.Va. House Dems at tipping point this election

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- By tying state Democrats to President Obama and Washington, West Virginia Republicans hope to claim congressional wins and end Democrats' 83-year-rule in the state House of Delegates. DemocratsMore >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- By tying state Democrats to President Obama and Washington, West Virginia Republicans hope to claim congressional wins and end Democrats' 83-year-rule in the state House of Delegates. DemocratsMore >>
  • W.Va. county tracking potential water threats

    W.Va. county tracking potential water threats

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Kanawha County officials are creating a computer program to catalog hazardous materials storage sites that could threaten the county's waterways. C.W. Sigman is the county'sMore >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Kanawha County officials are creating a computer program to catalog hazardous materials storage sites that could threaten the county's waterways. C.W. Sigman is the county'sMore >>
  • Pedestrian's car runs over her leg

    Pedestrian's car runs over her leg

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A woman is hit by her own car.  It happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday morning on the corner of 8th Street and Sheridan Avenue.  The woman ran out of gas as she was approaching the topMore >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A woman is hit by her own car.  It happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday morning on the corner of 8th Street and Sheridan Avenue.  The woman ran out of gas as she was approaching the topMore >>
  • A New Water/Sewer Treatment Plant is Coming to Fayette County

    A New Water/Sewer Treatment Plant is Coming to Fayette County

    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA)- A decade old project to bring cleaner water to residents in the Fayette County area is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Friday, Congressman Nick Rahall announced that federalMore >>
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA)- A decade old project to bring cleaner water to residents in the Fayette County area is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Friday, Congressman Nick Rahall announced that federalMore >>
  • Beckley Police are Asking for Help to Catch a Suspect

    Beckley Police are Asking for Help to Catch a Suspect

    BECKLEY (WVVA)- Officers with the Beckley Police Department say a man attempted to break into The Beckley Gun and Pawn Shop, late Wednesday night, but was unsuccessful. No other details are known at thisMore >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA)- Officers with the Beckley Police Department say a man attempted to break into The Beckley Gun and Pawn Shop, late Wednesday night, but was unsuccessful. No other details are known at thisMore >>
  • Helping Families Recover After Losing a Child

    Helping Families Recover After Losing a Child

    OAKHILL (WVVA)- Hospice of Southern West Virginia has teamed up with employees from New River Maternal Infant Health Outreach to help families who have experienced infant loss, still birth or miscarriage. "ManyMore >>
    OAKHILL (WVVA)- Hospice of Southern West Virginia has teamed up with employees from New River Maternal Infant Health Outreach to help families who have experienced infant loss, still birth or miscarriage. "ManyMore >>
  • UPDATE: Woman dies after being struck by vehicle

    UPDATE: Woman dies after being struck by vehicle

    DANIELS (WVVA) – One person is taken to a local hospital after being hit by a vehicle, Thursday night. Dispatchers say the person was hit on Ritter Drive in Raleigh County around 9:45. Dispatchers couldMore >>
    DANIELS (WVVA) - A Summers County woman died after being struck by a vehicle in Raleigh County. It happened Thursday night around 9:45 on Ritter Drive in the Daniels area. Deputies say 64-year-old DorothyMore >>
  • UPDATE: Son charged in mother's stabbing

    UPDATE: Son charged in mother's stabbing

    ABBS VALLEY (WVVA) - One person is in custody after a stabbing at a home in the Abbs Valley area of Tazewell County Friday morning. The incident occurred at the eastern end of Bowman Road toward PocahontasMore >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A Tazewell County man has been charged with malicious wounding after allegedly attacking his mother at an Abbs Valley home. Ryan Thomas Fox, 30, is accused of stabbing his mother,More >>
  • UPDATE: Father held without bond following Amber Alert

    UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled, boy found safe

    LEBANON (WVVA) - An Amber Alert has been issued in Russell County for an abducted 11-year-old boy possibly headed to West Virginia or Ohio. The following information is from the website of the NationalMore >>
    (WVVA) - An Amber Alert for a missing 11-year-old in Southwest Virginia has been canceled. Following is from the Virginia State Police: The search for Lucas Guinn and his abductor, Jimmy D. Guinn, endedMore >>
  • FOLLOW UP: UC-Beckley student-athlete died of natural causes

    FOLLOW UP: UC-Beckley student-athlete died of natural causes

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Autopsy results are in for a young woman found dead in her UC-Beckley dorm room in January. Police say Sheila "Coko" Hopkins died of an existing cardiac condition. When investigatorsMore >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Autopsy results are in for a young woman found dead in her UC-Beckley dorm room in January. Police say Sheila "Coko" Hopkins died of an existing cardiac condition. When investigatorsMore >>
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  • Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
  • Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
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