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  • A fire leaves a family homeless in Shady Spring

    A fire leaves a family homeless in Shady Spring

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A family is left homeless after their home catches on fire late Tuesday evening. More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A family is left homeless after their home catches on fire late Tuesday evening. More >>
  • Second Street re-opens following an accident in Beckley

    Second Street re-opens following an accident in Beckley

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – Second Street in Beckley has re-opened following an accident near Woodlawn Avenue.  More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – Second Street in Beckley has re-opened following an accident near Woodlawn Avenue.  More >>
  • A missing teen returns home

    A missing teen returns home

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A teen returns home safely after being reported missing late Tuesday night.  More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A teen returns home safely after being reported missing late Tuesday night.  More >>
  • UPDATE: 3 Men Critically Injured in Beckley Shooting

    UPDATE: 3 Men Critically Injured in Beckley Shooting

    Three people are in critical condition after being shot in Raleigh County...More >>
    Three people are in critical condition after being shot in Raleigh County...More >>
  • September 6th through September 13th proclaimed as Suicide Prevention Week in Bluefield, WV

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

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

    UPDATE: Video released in Beckley pharmacy robbery

    BECKLEY (WVVA)- The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at the Beckley Pharmacy on Stanaford Rd.Dispatchers say it happened...More >>
    UPDATE: Police have released the security footage of an armed robbery of a local pharmacy.More >>
  • Man arrested on sex charges in Wyoming County

    Man arrested on sex charges in Wyoming County

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

    Renovation plans in the works at Concord U. dormitory

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

    WV Poison Center warns about caffeine use for children and teens

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

    Rahall announces funding for Raleigh County law enforcement

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

    DMME to provide more safety training opportunities to Virginia miners

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

    Kroger pharmacies recognized for patient care

    Kroger's family of pharmacies has won the 2014 Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmacists Association.The award reflects Kroger's contributions to patient care and outcomes.More >>
    Kroger's family of pharmacies has won the 2014 Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmacists Association.The award reflects Kroger's contributions to patient care and outcomes.More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Beautiful Clouds in the Two Virginias

    SLIDESHOW: Beautiful Clouds in the Two Virginias

    Many viewers in the Two Virginias grabbed their cameras Monday evening to capture a shot of beautiful clouds draped across the sky. Alto cumulus, or mid-level cumulus clouds are a common sight here in our area, however they have multiple shapes and looks to them...More >>
    Many viewers in the Two Virginias grabbed their cameras Monday evening to capture a shot of beautiful clouds draped across the sky. Alto cumulus, or mid-level cumulus clouds are a common sight here in our area, however they have multiple shapes and looks to them...More >>
  • Manchin plans tour to discuss W.Va. economy

    Manchin plans tour to discuss W.Va. economy

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will discuss the future of West Virginia's economy during a six-county tour. Manchin's office says the tour includes stops in Barbour, Greenbrier, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker and Upshur counties. Manchin will kick off the tour on Monday with an informal town hall discussion in Buckhannon. He also plans to visit Philippi and meet with students at Tucker County High School. On Tuesday, Manchin will visit Pendleton County High School in Franklin...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will discuss the future of West Virginia's economy during a six-county tour. Manchin's office says the tour includes stops in Barbour, Greenbrier, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker and Upshur counties. Manchin will kick off the tour on Monday with an informal town hall discussion in Buckhannon. He also plans to visit Philippi and meet with students at Tucker County High School. On Tuesday, Manchin will visit Pendleton County High School in Franklin...More >>
  • Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies Answer the Princeton Raider's Challenge

    Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies Answer the Princeton Raider's Challenge

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- On Sunday, the Princeton Raiders Little League Team and their coaching staff participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Several of the many people they nominated to participate were a few gentlemen from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- On Sunday, the Princeton Raiders Little League Team and their coaching staff participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Several of the many people they nominated to participate were a few gentlemen from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • Students harvest fruits and vegetables at school garden

    Students harvest fruits and vegetables at school garden

    SPANISHBURG (WVVA) Spanishburg Elementary students were out in their garden today harvesting fruits and vegetable they planted back in the Spring...More >>
    SPANISHBURG (WVVA) Spanishburg Elementary students were out in their garden today harvesting fruits and vegetable they planted back in the Spring...More >>
  • Mercer County man is sentenced for selling pain pills

    Mercer County man is sentenced for selling pain pills

    Jimmy Dale WrightJimmy Dale Wright
    (WVVA) A man in Mercer County is sentenced to a year in federal prison for selling hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Jimmy Wright, 57...More >>
    (WVVA) A man in Mercer County is sentenced to a year in federal prison for selling hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Jimmy Wright, 57...More >>
  • Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms at Princeton's Bluestone Health Center

    Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms at Princeton's Bluestone Health Center

    Bonnie's Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Mercer and Monroe counties offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.  Bonnie's Bus will be at Bluestone Health Center in Princeton from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept 4. For an appointment, call 304-431-5499.More >>
    Bonnie's Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Mercer and Monroe counties offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.  Bonnie's Bus will be at Bluestone Health Center in Princeton from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept 4. For an appointment, call 304-431-5499.More >>
  • WV man killed in police shooting

    WV man killed in police shooting

    DINGESS, WV (WVVA) A West Virginia man is killed during a police shooting . Police say around 5:35 p.m. there was a 911 complaint of a single vehicle crash on Moses Fork Road near Williamson, Mingo County...More >>
    DINGESS, WV (WVVA) A West Virginia man is killed during a police shooting . Police say around 5:35 p.m. there was a 911 complaint of a single vehicle crash on Moses Fork Road near Williamson, Mingo County...More >>
  • UPDATE: Repairs complete, Cedar Bluff Elementary will be open Tuesday

    UPDATE: Repairs complete, Cedar Bluff Elementary will be open Tuesday

    UPDATE: Cedar Bluff Elementary School will be open on Tuesday. Also, find out why the emergency notification did not go out.

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    UPDATE: Cedar Bluff Elementary School will be open on Tuesday. Also, find out why the emergency notification did not go out.


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  • UPDATE: Woman injured in Roderfield train accident has died

    UPDATE: Woman injured in Roderfield train accident has died

    UPDATE: WVVA has learned that Ruth Mullins, 24, who was being treated at Charleston Area Medical Center after falling 60 feet off the Roderfield Bridge, has died. More >>
    UPDATE: WVVA has learned that Ruth Mullins, 24, who was being treated at Charleston Area Medical Center after falling 60 feet off the Roderfield Bridge, has died. More >>
  • VDOF Tree Nurseries seek public’s help with acorn & seed collection

    VDOF Tree Nurseries seek public’s help with acorn & seed collection

    Virginians can help preserve tree species by collecting acorns and seeds from 12 species and delivering them to the nearest office of the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). Acorns and seeds must be received by October 10.More >>
    Virginians can help preserve tree species by collecting acorns and seeds from 12 species and delivering them to the nearest office of the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). Acorns and seeds must be received by October 10.More >>
  • A house catches on fire in Mercer County early Monday morning

    A house catches on fire in Mercer County early Monday morning

    MERCER (WVVA) – A house goes up in flames early Monday morning.  More >>
    MERCER (WVVA) – A house goes up in flames early Monday morning.  More >>
  • Women accused of trying to hire hitman

    Women accused of trying to hire hitman

    The wife of a man accused of molesting three children, tried to have him killed according to the West Virginia State Police. Sarah Swaggerty of Layland, WV and her live-in friend Tammy Bair are in Southern Regional Jail on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation to commit murder...More >>
    The wife of a man accused of molesting three children, tried to have him killed according to the West Virginia State Police. Sarah Swaggerty of Layland, WV and her live-in friend Tammy Bair are in Southern Regional Jail on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation to commit murder...More >>
  • Greenbrier County man accused of domestic violence

    Greenbrier County man accused of domestic violence

    Joshua HowardJoshua Howard
    GREENBRIER CO. (WVVA) - A man is arrested last night for allegedly beating up his wife so bad he sent her to the hospital.Joshua Howard, 29, of Neola, WV is charged with domestic battery and malicious wounding.Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department interviewed the victim who says on August 21, their verbal altercation turned violent.She told deputies that Howard head-butted her and smashed a beer bottle over her head. Then she says she blacked out.A witness to the altercation tells deputies H...More >>
    GREENBRIER CO. (WVVA) - A man is arrested last night for allegedly beating up his wife so bad he sent her to the hospital.Joshua Howard, 29, of Neola, WV is charged with domestic battery and malicious wounding.Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department interviewed the victim who says on August 21, their verbal altercation turned violent.She told deputies that Howard head-butted her and smashed a beer bottle over her head. Then she says she blacked out.A witness to the altercation tells deputies H...More >>
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses...More >>
    The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses...More >>
  • UPDATE: More Details in Wyoming Co. Altercation

    UPDATE: More Details in Wyoming Co. Altercation

    ITMANN (WVVA)- A man is fighting for his life after a stabbing in Wyoming County on Saturday.According to law enforcement, it happened in Itman in the afternoon hours. We're told Paul 'Cub' Vance has been arrested and charged in connection with the stabbing.Right now, WVVA is working to bring you additional details.The JesseDetachmentt of State Police are investigating.Stay with WVVA on-air and online for the latest.More >>
    ITMANN (WVVA)- A man is fighting for his life after a stabbing in Wyoming County on Saturday.According to law enforcement, it happened in Itman in the afternoon hours. We're told Paul 'Cub' Vance has been arrested and charged in connection with the stabbing.Right now, WVVA is working to bring you additional details.The JesseDetachmentt of State Police are investigating.Stay with WVVA on-air and online for the latest.More >>
  • New health food store in Ronceverte

    New health food store in Ronceverte

    RONCEVERTE, WV (WVVA) - A new business is laying down roots in the Greenbrier Valley. "Home Grown" is a new addition to downtown Ronceverte, WV.It's a store that focuses on healthy and locally grown foods. They even have products like all natural dish soap and body wash.They try to get everything with the least amount of chemicals, certified organic, and they try to avoid things like GMO's.The health food store partners with local farmers to sell their products and there's room for more.So if...More >>
    RONCEVERTE, WV (WVVA) - A new business is laying down roots in the Greenbrier Valley. "Home Grown" is a new addition to downtown Ronceverte, WV.It's a store that focuses on healthy and locally grown foods. They even have products like all natural dish soap and body wash.They try to get everything with the least amount of chemicals, certified organic, and they try to avoid things like GMO's.The health food store partners with local farmers to sell their products and there's room for more.So if...More >>
  • WVSOM's new students get white coats

    WVSOM's new students get white coats

    The white coat ceremony happens at the beginning of the first year for medical students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.On Saturday morning, nearly 200 students left wearing the new garb."It kind of marks our induction into this school and into this career path," says newly coated student Chad Brady. "It's a very special day for us."The students are allowed to pick the person that coats them. It could be a relative or professor. Brady chose his mentor, family friend and O-...More >>
    The white coat ceremony happens at the beginning of the first year for medical students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.On Saturday morning, nearly 200 students left wearing the new garb."It kind of marks our induction into this school and into this career path," says newly coated student Chad Brady. "It's a very special day for us."The students are allowed to pick the person that coats them. It could be a relative or professor. Brady chose his mentor, family friend and O-...More >>
  • Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud is making headlines once again. Except this time, they're not battling each other -- they're fighting for their trademark. Mark Hatfield, who is the great great grandson of Devil Annse Hatfield, was a star of the hit history channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lighting,' where he and his family produce a famous brand of moonshine. He claims that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud is making headlines once again. Except this time, they're not battling each other -- they're fighting for their trademark. Mark Hatfield, who is the great great grandson of Devil Annse Hatfield, was a star of the hit history channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lighting,' where he and his family produce a famous brand of moonshine. He claims that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret...More >>
  • Returned Package: Military Mom Speaks Out

    Returned Package: Military Mom Speaks Out

    Beckley (WVVA) There are plenty of challenges when it comes to serving in the military -- long days and nights away from home, the risk of enemy fire, and those tasty Made-Ready-to-Eat meals. But one servicemember, native to Oceana, was faced with a rather unusual challenge -- simply getting a package from home. According to his mother, Sue Bratton, it all started last December when she asked her son what he wanted for Christmas. "He said mom, I don't need anything, but my service dogs here, ...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) There are plenty of challenges when it comes to serving in the military -- long days and nights away from home, the risk of enemy fire, and those tasty Made-Ready-to-Eat meals. But one servicemember, native to Oceana, was faced with a rather unusual challenge -- simply getting a package from home. According to his mother, Sue Bratton, it all started last December when she asked her son what he wanted for Christmas. "He said mom, I don't need anything, but my service dogs here, ...More >>
  • A man pleads guilty to incest with his daughter

    A man pleads guilty to incest with his daughter

    Duane KesslerDuane Kessler
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) On Tuesday, 62-year-old Duane Kessler accepted a plea deal to drop 3 counts of sexual abuse i...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) On Tuesday, 62-year-old Duane Kessler accepted a plea deal to drop 3 counts of sexual abuse i...More >>
  • Teen Critically Injured in ATV Accident Speaks Out For First Time

    Teen Critically Injured in ATV Accident Speaks Out For First Time

    Brenton (WVVA) A Wyoming County teenager critically injured in an ATV accident is speaking out for the first time. On May 22nd, Zach Mitchell was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center to receive treatment for life threatening injuries. At the time, his mother, Tereasa West, was told that his condition was grave and that he was not going to make it. Several brain surgeries later, Mitchell survived, and on Friday, he expressed his appreciation for all of the community's support. "I just appre...More >>
    Brenton (WVVA) A Wyoming County teenager critically injured in an ATV accident is speaking out for the first time. On May 22nd, Zach Mitchell was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center to receive treatment for life threatening injuries. At the time, his mother, Tereasa West, was told that his condition was grave and that he was not going to make it. Several brain surgeries later, Mitchell survived, and on Friday, he expressed his appreciation for all of the community's support. "I just appre...More >>
  • Greenbrier Valley Medical Center releases statement after data breach

    Greenbrier Valley Medical Center releases statement after data breach

    Ronceverte, WV- Limited personal identification data belonging to some patients who were seen at physician practices and clinics affiliated with Greenbrier Valley Medical Center More >>
    Ronceverte, WV- Limited personal identification data belonging to some patients who were seen at physician practices and clinics affiliated with Greenbrier Valley Medical Center More >>
  • UPDATE: Scammers are targeting people affected by Community Health Systems data breach

    UPDATE: Scammers are targeting people affected by Community Health Systems data breach

     NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Police have issued a scam warning to people affected by the data breech with hospitals owned by Community Health Systems.More >>
     NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Police have issued a scam warning to people affected by the data breach with hospitals owned by Community Health Systems.
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  • Driver is injured on escape ramp on Interstate 64

    Driver is injured on escape ramp on Interstate 64

    INTERSTATE 64 (WVVA) A driver is injured after he lost control and used an emergency escape ramp...More >>
    INTERSTATE 64 (WVVA) A driver is injured after he lost control and used an emergency escape ramp...More >>
  • Rainelle Medical Center poised to take on TOYS FOR TOTS-Greenbrier Co.

    Rainelle Medical Center poised to take on TOYS FOR TOTS-Greenbrier Co.

    Five years ago Rainelle mayor, Andrea Pendleton, approached officials at the Rainelle Medical Center about a new program being started at The Greenbrier -” Create a Dream “. They agreed to partner and hold a Christmas party for less fortunate children of Rainelle.More >>
    Five years ago Rainelle mayor, Andrea Pendleton, approached officials at the Rainelle Medical Center about a new program being started at The Greenbrier -” Create a Dream “. They agreed to partner and hold a Christmas party for less fortunate children of Rainelle.More >>
  • Copper thieves target Rainelle municipal building

    Copper thieves target Rainelle municipal building

    RAINELLE (WVVA) Police in Rainelle are looking for those responsible for stealing copper all over town...More >>
    RAINELLE (WVVA) Police in Rainelle are looking for those responsible for stealing copper all over town...More >>
  • A house catches on fire late Thursday night in Raleigh County

    A house catches on fire late Thursday night in Raleigh County

    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A home catches on fire in Glen White Thursday night.  More >>
    RALEIGH (WVVA) – A home catches on fire in Glen White Thursday night.  More >>
  • A house goes up in flames in McDowell County Friday morning

    A house goes up in flames in McDowell County Friday morning

    MCDOWELL (WVVA) – A home catches on fire early Friday morning in Raysal.  More >>
    MCDOWELL (WVVA) – A home catches on fire early Friday morning in Raysal.  More >>
  • UPDATE: Dozens of scam victims come forward

    UPDATE: Dozens of scam victims come forward

    Billy Jo GwinnBilly Jo Gwinn
    RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - Rainelle police say more than 60 people have come forward saying they were victims of a scam by Billy Jo Gwinn.Officers say she gives a sob story to people about needing money for a sick family member or family members that are stranded in another state.She's currently in Southern Regional Jail on two counts of fraudulent schemes and parole violation.Officer Chris Bishop is one of the investigating officers. He says since her arrest, recent victims say someone that looks...More >>
    RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - Rainelle police say more than 60 people have come forward saying they were victims of a scam by Billy Jo Gwinn.Officers say she gives a sob story to people about needing money for a sick family member or family members that are stranded in another state.She's currently in Southern Regional Jail on two counts of fraudulent schemes and parole violation.Officer Chris Bishop is one of the investigating officers. He says since her arrest, recent victims say someone that looks...More >>
  • Security scam spreads into four counties

    Security scam spreads into four counties

    Jerry LewallenJerry Lewallen
    RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - West Virginia State Police say Jerry Lewallen gets people to pay him hundreds of dollars for a security system that he never comes back to install. They believe there are more victims out there, but they have yet to come forward."We don't know who they are, we just know that based on the investigation, on evidence obtained, that there are other victims that haven't come forward yet," said Sgt. D.A. Evans.After we originally aired the story, victims from four counties hav...More >>
    RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - West Virginia State Police say Jerry Lewallen gets people to pay him hundreds of dollars for a security system that he never comes back to install. They believe there are more victims out there, but they have yet to come forward."We don't know who they are, we just know that based on the investigation, on evidence obtained, that there are other victims that haven't come forward yet," said Sgt. D.A. Evans.After we originally aired the story, victims from four counties hav...More >>
  • W.Va. agency gets $560K in mine safety funding

    W.Va. agency gets $560K in mine safety funding

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is receiving more than $560,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is receiving more than $560,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. More >>
  • WV Education Service Personnel Employee of the Year

    WV Education Service Personnel Employee of the Year

    A. Gail ShewsburyA. Gail Shewsbury
    NEWS RELEASE (MERCER COUNTY) Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE (MERCER COUNTY) Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School...More >>
  • Beckley man admits to getting girlfriend to steal pain pills

    Beckley man admits to getting girlfriend to steal pain pills

    Daniel KoehlerDaniel Koehler
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man pleads guilty in federal court to obtaining oxycodone by fraud. Prosecutors say Daniel Koehler, 30...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man pleads guilty in federal court to obtaining oxycodone by fraud. Prosecutors say Daniel Koehler, 30...More >>
  • More than $12 million awarded to WV justice and community service programs

    More than $12 million awarded to WV justice and community service programs

    CHARLESTON (WVVA) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announces a total of $12,769,410 in grant funding to go towards 157 justice and community service programs in West Virginia. View list of organizations awarded funding in our area.More >>
    CHARLESTON (WVVA) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announces a total of $12,769,410 in grant funding to go towards 157 justice and community service programs in West Virginia. View list of organizations awarded funding in our area.More >>
  • First week on the job for Bluefield, WV City Manager

    First week on the job for Bluefield, WV City Manager

    Dane RideoutDane Rideout
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Bluefield's new City Manager says he is ready to make a difference. Dane Rideout has been on the job less than a week...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Bluefield's new City Manager says he is ready to make a difference. Dane Rideout has been on the job less than a week...More >>
  • Beckley man admits to dealing heroin

    Beckley man admits to dealing heroin

    Michael DowMichael Dow
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man admits to dealing heroin. Michael Dow, 44, pled guilty on Wednesday in federal court...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man admits to dealing heroin. Michael Dow, 44, pled guilty on Wednesday in federal court...More >>
  • Crab Orchard man sentenced on drug charges

    Crab Orchard man sentenced on drug charges

    Gene "Butch" JamesGene "Butch" James
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Crab Orchard man gets 6 months in federal prison for dealing oxycodone.Gene “Butch” James, 44...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Crab Orchard man gets 6 months in federal prison for dealing oxycodone.Gene “Butch” James, 44...More >>
  • Manchin applauds DEA’s reclassification of hydrocodone

    Manchin applauds DEA’s reclassification of hydrocodone

    U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
    U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officially announced the final rule to reschedule hydrocodone-combination drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance.More >>
    U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officially announced the final rule to reschedule hydrocodone-combination drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance.More >>
  • Va. students improve, beat national average on ACT

    Va. students improve, beat national average on ACT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. The Virginia Department of Education reports that Virginia students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year. That tops last year's score of 22.4 and is well above the national average of 21. Virginia students improved and beat the national average in math, reading and science. Virginia's English score remained at 22 but also was above the national average. A...More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. The Virginia Department of Education reports that Virginia students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year. That tops last year's score of 22.4 and is well above the national average of 21. Virginia students improved and beat the national average in math, reading and science. Virginia's English score remained at 22 but also was above the national average. A...More >>
  • Capito, Tennant to compete in chamber Senate forum

    Capito, Tennant to compete in chamber Senate forum

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U.S. Senate candidate forum next week.State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts says they'll participate in the Aug. 28 event as part of the chamber's annual meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.In the 2nd Congressional District, Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney will participate in a chamber forum Aug 29. The same day, Democrat Glen Gainer and Republican Con...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U.S. Senate candidate forum next week.State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts says they'll participate in the Aug. 28 event as part of the chamber's annual meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.In the 2nd Congressional District, Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney will participate in a chamber forum Aug 29. The same day, Democrat Glen Gainer and Republican Con...More >>
  • Miner dies in Buchanan County mine

    Miner dies in Buchanan County mine

    A coal miner has died in an accident in Buchanan County. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the CONSOL Buchanan Mine No.1. NBC affiliate WCYB reports that Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy spokesperson Tarah Kesterson confirmed that 41-year-old Michael Junior Justice was killed, possibly by electrocution. Justice was a maintenance supervisor and electrician. Justice was pronounced dead at Clinch Valley Medical Center at 12:30 p.m. The actual cause of death will be determi...More >>
    A coal miner has died in an accident in Buchanan County. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the CONSOL Buchanan Mine No.1. NBC affiliate WCYB reports that Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy spokesperson Tarah Kesterson confirmed that 41-year-old Michael Junior Justice was killed, possibly by electrocution. Justice was a maintenance supervisor and electrician. Justice was pronounced dead at Clinch Valley Medical Center at 12:30 p.m. The actual cause of death will be determi...More >>
  • New movie theater coming to Lewisburg

    New movie theater coming to Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Many people in the Greenbrier County area will have to travel to Beckley and beyond if they want to see the latest and biggest movies. But that's not for long.Construction has begun on the highly anticipated Cinema 8 Lewisburg."It will be 8 modern digital screens, digital surround, stadium seating and total capacity will be 1,000," said Wes Sheridan, one of the partners in the cinema.Mayor John Manchester says he hopes this proves to be a real asset to all the other wonderf...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Many people in the Greenbrier County area will have to travel to Beckley and beyond if they want to see the latest and biggest movies. But that's not for long.Construction has begun on the highly anticipated Cinema 8 Lewisburg."It will be 8 modern digital screens, digital surround, stadium seating and total capacity will be 1,000," said Wes Sheridan, one of the partners in the cinema.Mayor John Manchester says he hopes this proves to be a real asset to all the other wonderf...More >>
  • Ex-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial

    Ex-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial

    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Former Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Former Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his public corruption trial.McDonnell began his much-anticipated testimony in his own defense Wednesday. The onetime rising national Republican star and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment.More >>
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his public corruption trial.McDonnell began his much-anticipated testimony in his own defense Wednesday. The onetime rising national Republican star and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment.More >>
  • Deputy needs help to buy a protective vest for his K-9

    Deputy needs help to buy a protective vest for his K-9

    PRINCETON (WVVA) Funding is needed to buy a special protective vest for a local K-9.Senior Deputy D.A. Furches tells WVVA...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) Funding is needed to buy a special protective vest for a local K-9.Senior Deputy D.A. Furches tells WVVA...More >>
  • Logan County man sentenced on Federal fraud charge

    Logan County man sentenced on Federal fraud charge

    United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Joseph Hurley, 28, of Man, West Virginia was sentenced today to five years' probation, with five months to be served in community confinement for the federal offense of Access Device Fraud.More >>
    United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Joseph Hurley, 28, of Man, West Virginia was sentenced today to five years' probation, with five months to be served in community confinement for the federal offense of Access Device Fraud.More >>
  • President Obama holds news conference after journalist is beheaded

    President Obama holds news conference after journalist is beheaded

     MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA (WVVA) President Barack Obama held a news conference Wednesday afternoon after a video is released Tuesday showing U.S. journalist James Foley being beheaded by militants in Iraq.More >>
     MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA (WVVA) President Barack Obama held a news conference Wednesday afternoon after a video is released Tuesday showing U.S. journalist James Foley being beheaded by militants in Iraq.More >>
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.More >>
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.More >>
  • WVBE names Shrewsbury 2014 Service Personnel Employee of the Year

    WVBE names Shrewsbury 2014 Service Personnel Employee of the Year

    Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary SchoolMs. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School
    Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School, was recently named the 2014 Service Personnel Employee of the Year. She will be recognized at the September meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education.More >>
    Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School, was recently named the 2014 Service Personnel Employee of the Year. She will be recognized at the September meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education.More >>
  • Hearing held for man accused of sex crimes with adopted daughter

    Hearing held for man accused of sex crimes with adopted daughter

    Kenneth EnoxKenneth Enox
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) The case against the man accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter will head to the Grand Jury.The preliminary hearing for Kenneth Enox, of Renick...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) The case against the man accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter will head to the Grand Jury.The preliminary hearing for Kenneth Enox, of Renick...More >>
  • Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks

    Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks

    Pipestem State ParkPipestem State Park
    Restaurants at West Virginia's state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants, according to David Pruitt, assistant superintendent at Cacapon State Park. Cacapon and North Bend state parks and Chief Logan Lodge currently post special theme nights and Sunday buffet information Thursdays or Fridays on Facebook.More >>
    Restaurants at West Virginia's state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants, according to David Pruitt, assistant superintendent at Cacapon State Park. Cacapon and North Bend state parks and Chief Logan Lodge currently post special theme nights and Sunday buffet information Thursdays or Fridays on Facebook.More >>
  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Jeremy BuffordJeremy Bufford
    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) A man is arrested on drug charges during a routine traffic stop. Jeremy Bufford, 34, of Smithers is charged...More >>
    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) A man is arrested on drug charges during a routine traffic stop. Jeremy Bufford, 34, of Smithers is charged...More >>
  • Bank to consolidate 4 branches in Va., W.Va.

    Bank to consolidate 4 branches in Va., W.Va.

    HONAKER, Va. (AP) -- New Peoples Bank, Inc. plans to consolidate four branches in Virginia and West Virginia into other branches. Honaker, Virginia-based New Peoples Bank says in a news release...More >>
    HONAKER, Va. (AP) -- New Peoples Bank, Inc. plans to consolidate four branches in Virginia and West Virginia into other branches. Honaker, Virginia-based New Peoples Bank says in a news release...More >>
  • Deputies in McDowell County bust indoor marijuana grow

    Deputies in McDowell County bust indoor marijuana grow

    RAYSAL HOLLOW (WVVA) An anonymous tip leads deputies in McDowell County to an indoor marijuana grow...More >>
    RAYSAL HOLLOW (WVVA) An anonymous tip leads deputies in McDowell County to an indoor marijuana grow...More >>
  • A vehicle goes off the road and into a creek early Wednesday morning

    A vehicle goes off the road and into a creek early Wednesday morning

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) – At least two people are injured when their vehicle goes off the road and into a creek early Wednesday morning.  More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) – At least two people are injured when their vehicle goes off the road and into a creek early Wednesday morning.  More >>
  • Justice to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

    Justice to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The agreement between Justice and the state's Department for Natural Resources is a reduction from the $4.5 million in outstanding penalties he owed for the violations. Kentucky officials said the violations stemmed from the lack of post-mining restoration work required by law at Jus...More >>
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The agreement between Justice and the state's Department for Natural Resources is a reduction from the $4.5 million in outstanding penalties he owed for the violations. Kentucky officials said the violations stemmed from the lack of post-mining restoration work required by law at Jus...More >>
  • UPDATE: US officials: Video shows American's execution

    UPDATE: US officials: Video shows American's execution

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing nearly two years ago in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Pres...More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing nearly two years ago in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Pres...More >>
  • $1 million Powerball ticket sold in WV goes unclaimed

    $1 million Powerball ticket sold in WV goes unclaimed

    According to West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside, no one stepped forward to claim the prize from the Feb.11 drawing.  Ticketholders have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes.More >>
    According to West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside, no one stepped forward to claim the prize from the Feb.11 drawing.  Ticketholders have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes. More >>
  • Update: People wanted for string of car break-ins

    Update: People wanted for string of car break-ins

    PRINCETON (WVVA) Detectives are asking for your help to catch some people wanted for a string of burglaries in the Princeton...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) Detectives are asking for your help to catch some people wanted for a string of burglaries in the Princeton...More >>
  • A portion of Coon Branch Rd. is crumbling--causing concern for residents

    A portion of Coon Branch Rd. is crumbling--causing concern for residents

    IAEGAR (WVVA)- In December of 2013, the only road leading to and from a number of homes on Coon Branch Road began to crumble.Now, eight months later residents say it's getting worse. Crystal Hicks says McDowell County School buses aren't even allowed to cross it. She adds, "He's having to make six trips up here and our kids are having to be late for school."West Virginia Department of Highways officials have surveyed the area. Tommy Camden, the district manager for WVDOH says, "Just like the ...More >>
    IAEGAR (WVVA)- In December of 2013, the only road leading to and from a number of homes on Coon Branch Road began to crumble.Now, eight months later residents say it's getting worse. Crystal Hicks says McDowell County School buses aren't even allowed to cross it. She adds, "He's having to make six trips up here and our kids are having to be late for school."West Virginia Department of Highways officials have surveyed the area. Tommy Camden, the district manager for WVDOH says, "Just like the ...More >>
  • Mitt Romney in Beckley

    Mitt Romney in Beckley

    BECKLEY (WVVA) Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Presidential nominee Mitt Romney visits West Virginia to rally behind GOP candidates...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Presidential nominee Mitt Romney visits West Virginia to rally behind GOP candidates...More >>
  • Man killed in police shooting near Ferguson

    Man killed in police shooting near Ferguson

    According to nbcnews.com., two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man that allegedly came after them with a knife. It happened on Tuesday, just a few miles from the suburb of Ferguson...More >>
    According to nbcnews.com., two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man that allegedly came after them with a knife. It happened on Tuesday, just a few miles from the suburb of Ferguson...More >>
  • Sophia man pleads guilty to child porn

    Sophia man pleads guilty to child porn

    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Raleigh County man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography.David Hunt, 32, of Sophia...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) A Raleigh County man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography.David Hunt, 32, of Sophia...More >>
  • Online petition to EPA to help protect coal jobs

    Online petition to EPA to help protect coal jobs

    (WVVA) The Friends of Coal have made it easier for you to voice your concerns to the Environmental Protection Agency over its proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.More >>
    (WVVA) The Friends of Coal have made it easier for you to voice your concerns to the Environmental Protection Agency over its proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.More >>
  • Man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    HUNTINGTON -- A Detroit man is sentenced in federal court in Huntington on heroin charges.Alton Tribble, 37, of Michigan, was sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison.He pleaded guilty back in April to possession with the intent to distribute the drug. Police seized heroin, a semi-automatic pistol and a set of digital scales from his home in 2013.The case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort to combat the illicit sale and misuse of heroin and prescription drugs.More >>
    HUNTINGTON -- A Detroit man is sentenced in federal court in Huntington on heroin charges.Alton Tribble, 37, of Michigan, was sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison.He pleaded guilty back in April to possession with the intent to distribute the drug. Police seized heroin, a semi-automatic pistol and a set of digital scales from his home in 2013.The case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort to combat the illicit sale and misuse of heroin and prescription drugs.More >>
  • UMWA elects Roberts to lead for 5 more years

    UMWA elects Roberts to lead for 5 more years

    United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts has been re-elected to a new five-year term. The Triangle, Virginia-based union said Monday that Roberts' re-election was certified last week. He has served as the union's international president since 1995. Robert says he's humbled to receive the continued confidence of the union membership. Secretary-treasurer Daniel J. Kane also received a new five-year term. Nine others were elected as international at-large and district vice presidents.Th...More >>
    United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts has been re-elected to a new five-year term. The Triangle, Virginia-based union said Monday that Roberts' re-election was certified last week. He has served as the union's international president since 1995. Robert says he's humbled to receive the continued confidence of the union membership. Secretary-treasurer Daniel J. Kane also received a new five-year term. Nine others were elected as international at-large and district vice presidents.Th...More >>
  • Deputies find more illegal pot plants

    Deputies find more illegal pot plants

    MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Deputies in McDowell County find another illegal marijuana grow. On Monday, deputies discovered 20...More >>
    MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Deputies in McDowell County find another illegal marijuana grow. On Monday, deputies discovered 20...More >>
  • Detectives take a closer look at facebook threats

    Detectives take a closer look at facebook threats

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- According to Det. Cpl. S.A. Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, threatening images of a "Purge" are surfacing on Facebook.He says the images popped up on Monday, August 18, 2014. They state that a "Purge" will occur on August 30th. The purge is based on a Hollywood film where for one night all crimes are legal.Sommers says he thinks the whole thing is a hoax. He adds, "The problem is it's not the large group that we worry about. It's the small group of people th...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- According to Det. Cpl. S.A. Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, threatening images of a "Purge" are surfacing on Facebook.He says the images popped up on Monday, August 18, 2014. They state that a "Purge" will occur on August 30th. The purge is based on a Hollywood film where for one night all crimes are legal.Sommers says he thinks the whole thing is a hoax. He adds, "The problem is it's not the large group that we worry about. It's the small group of people th...More >>
  • Mitt Romney to attend GOP rally in Beckley

    Mitt Romney to attend GOP rally in Beckley

    Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to attend a GOP rally in Beckley, More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to attend a GOP rally in Beckley, More >>
  • Police are investigating a string of break-ins in Fayette County

    Police are investigating a string of break-ins in Fayette County

    FAYETTE (WVVA) – The Fayette County Sheriff's Office needs help from the public investigating a string of break-ins in the Danese Area.  More >>
    FAYETTE (WVVA) – The Fayette County Sheriff's Office needs help from the public investigating a string of break-ins in the Danese Area.  More >>
  • Gun sales in Va. down following 3 years' growth

    Gun sales in Va. down following 3 years' growth

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gun sales in Virginia are down following three years of growth.The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1t7QA4t ) says Virginia State Police logged background checks for 219,491...More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gun sales in Virginia are down following three years of growth.The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1t7QA4t ) says Virginia State Police logged background checks for 219,491...More >>
  • Study: Changes needed in W.Va. to reduce smoking

    Study: Changes needed in W.Va. to reduce smoking

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A new study says West Virginia's adult smoking rate hasn't declined significantly in nearly two decades. The study says drastic changes in policy and community engagement are needed to reduce the state's smoking rates. The study was published in the July-August issue of the West Virginia Medical Journal. It says...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A new study says West Virginia's adult smoking rate hasn't declined significantly in nearly two decades. The study says drastic changes in policy and community engagement are needed to reduce the state's smoking rates. The study was published in the July-August issue of the West Virginia Medical Journal. It says...
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  • Theft hits multiple cars and buildings in Fayette Co. neighborhood

    Theft hits multiple cars and buildings in Fayette Co. neighborhood

    FAYETTE COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts in the Danese area. Sheriff Steve Kessler released the following information concerning this ongoing investigation: At approximately 8:00 am this morning the Fayette County 911 Center began receiving calls of vehicles and buildings that...More >>
    FAYETTE COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts in the Danese area. Sheriff Steve Kessler released the following information concerning this ongoing investigation: At approximately 8:00 am this morning the Fayette County 911 Center began receiving calls of vehicles and buildings that...
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  • Man accused of stealing fuel from mine site

    Man accused of stealing fuel from mine site

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man is caught stealing from a surface mine site by the night-time guardsman. James Johnson of Amigo is accused of grand larceny at Southern Coal, at the Tams Surface mine in Raleigh County...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A man is caught stealing from a surface mine site by the night-time guardsman. James Johnson of Amigo is accused of grand larceny at Southern Coal, at the Tams Surface mine in Raleigh County...More >>
  • Day of Hope serves thousands

    Day of Hope serves thousands

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Thousands of people took part in the second annual Beckley Day of Hope Saturday.The Convoy of Hope made its way to the Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex and had a huge...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Thousands of people took part in the second annual Beckley Day of Hope Saturday.The Convoy of Hope made its way to the Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex and had a huge...
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  • Regulators to decide depth of W.Va. spill probe

    Regulators to decide depth of W.Va. spill probe

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State utility regulators are deciding how deeply they'll probe a water company's response to a January chemical spill.The Public Service Commission will decide Monday if it will require West Virginia American...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State utility regulators are deciding how deeply they'll probe a water company's response to a January chemical spill.The Public Service Commission will decide Monday if it will require West Virginia American...
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  • Fire damages Fayette County homes

    Fire damages Fayette County homes

    OAK HILL (WVVA) -- A fire rips through two buildings in Oak Hill Saturday night.It started around 6:00 p.m. in the 200-block of Virginia Street, outside of downtown.When fire...More >>
    OAK HILL (WVVA) -- A fire rips through two buildings in Oak Hill Saturday night.It started around 6:00 p.m. in the 200-block of Virginia Street, outside of downtown.When fire...
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  • Final day at State Fair of WV

    Final day at State Fair of WV

    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) -The last day at the State Fair of West Virginia is a gorgeous one. The fair is hoping these last few sunny days will make up for their damp beginning."Today is the perfect, absolutely perfect fair day," a jovial fair CEO Marlene Jolliffe tells WVVA. "We have just had a booming last three or four days."But the fair didn't start off that way."Monday we were joking," Jolliffe explained, "our carnival said 'Well we broke a record. We had our worst day ever.' However, we turned...More >>
    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) -The last day at the State Fair of West Virginia is a gorgeous one. The fair is hoping these last few sunny days will make up for their damp beginning."Today is the perfect, absolutely perfect fair day," a jovial fair CEO Marlene Jolliffe tells WVVA. "We have just had a booming last three or four days."But the fair didn't start off that way."Monday we were joking," Jolliffe explained, "our carnival said 'Well we broke a record. We had our worst day ever.' However, we turned...More >>
  • WVVA team tries freaky foods at State Fair of WV

    WVVA team tries freaky foods at State Fair of WV

    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) - The State Fair of West Virginia is known for its fun rides, animals and most importantly its food. Some of the WVVA crew had a little too much fun tasting some of the interesting items on the menu.While many food vendors stick to the classics, some get a little out there. One vendor is actually selling alligator on a stick.Chief Meteorologist and part-time food taster Janna Brown gave it a go. "Tastes like chicken." Multimedia journalist and vegetarian Lindsay Oliver, who...More >>
    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) - The State Fair of West Virginia is known for its fun rides, animals and most importantly its food. Some of the WVVA crew had a little too much fun tasting some of the interesting items on the menu.While many food vendors stick to the classics, some get a little out there. One vendor is actually selling alligator on a stick.Chief Meteorologist and part-time food taster Janna Brown gave it a go. "Tastes like chicken." Multimedia journalist and vegetarian Lindsay Oliver, who...More >>
  • Kanawha County Prosecutor has hearing in Mercer County for domestic abuse case

    Kanawha County Prosecutor has hearing in Mercer County for domestic abuse case

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants was in a Mercer County Magistrate Court for a domestic abuse case involvoing him and his ex-wife...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants was in a Mercer County Magistrate Court for a domestic abuse case involvoing him and his ex-wife...More >>
  • UPDATE: Snake sightings reported at Fayette County school

    UPDATE: Snake sightings reported at Fayette County school

    Oak Hill (WVVA) -- The principal of Oak Hill High School has confirmed multiple snake sightings at the school...More >>
    Oak Hill (WVVA) -- The principal of Oak Hill High School has confirmed multiple snake sightings at the school...More >>
  • A driver is charged after a load of guardrails crashes into a building

    A driver is charged after a load of guardrails crashes into a building

    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) A driver is charged with defective equipment after his load breaks loose and crashes into a building...More >>
    TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) A driver is charged with defective equipment after his load breaks loose and crashes into a building...More >>
  • Man is arrested for stealing $35,000 in lottery tickets

    Man is arrested for stealing $35,000 in lottery tickets

    Cody ArbuckleCody Arbuckle
    FAIRLEA (WVVA) A man is charged with stealing a trash can full of lottery tickets.Cody Arbuckle, 20, is charged with...More >>
    FAIRLEA (WVVA) A man is charged with stealing a trash can full of lottery tickets.Cody Arbuckle, 20, is charged with...More >>
  • "Mustache Mugshots" big hit at the State Fair

    "Mustache Mugshots" big hit at the State Fair

    A "Stache Some Cash" photo booth was a big hit with fairgoers. People enjoyed getting their mustache mugshots taken, while learning about the importance of saving for college.More >>
    A "Stache Some Cash" photo booth was a big hit with fairgoers. People enjoyed getting their mustache mugshots taken, while learning about the importance of saving for college.More >>
  • Lots to do at the Bluefield Lemonade Festival

    Lots to do at the Bluefield Lemonade Festival

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -The Lemonade Festival kicks off Friday night in downtown Bluefield, WV. Click on this story to view a list of events.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -The Lemonade Festival kicks off Friday night in downtown Bluefield, WV. Click on this story to view a list of events.More >>
  • Greenbrier East High School choir to sing with Foreigner

    Greenbrier East High School choir to sing with Foreigner

    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) -Most high school choirs don't ever get the opportunity to sing with a world-renowned band.But Thursday night, Greenbrier East High School is getting to do just that Thursday with Foreigner who is performing at the State Fair of West Virginia.When the group tours, they don't travel with a choir to sing their hit song, "I Want to Know What Love Is." They actually like to have local choirs come join them on stage.So the State Fair picked their neighbor, the Spartans, for the ...More >>
    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) -Most high school choirs don't ever get the opportunity to sing with a world-renowned band.But Thursday night, Greenbrier East High School is getting to do just that Thursday with Foreigner who is performing at the State Fair of West Virginia.When the group tours, they don't travel with a choir to sing their hit song, "I Want to Know What Love Is." They actually like to have local choirs come join them on stage.So the State Fair picked their neighbor, the Spartans, for the ...More >>
  • 'Target Red' continues through weekend

    'Target Red' continues through weekend

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The end of a campaign that monitors traffic violations at troubled intersections is approaching, but that's not stopping police from cracking down. Target Red is an effort to catch...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The end of a campaign that monitors traffic violations at troubled intersections is approaching, but that's not stopping police from cracking down. Target Red is an effort to catch...
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  • State gives Fayette County Schools more control

    State gives Fayette County Schools more control

    NEWS RELEASE -Fayette County Schools move a step closer to gaining control of its education system. During its monthly board meeting, the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) voted unanimously to return partial control to the county related to school policies...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE -Fayette County Schools move a step closer to gaining control of its education system. During its monthly board meeting, the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) voted unanimously to return partial control to the county related to school policies...More >>
  • Mobile phone app to simplify WIC shopping, WV DHHR says

    Mobile phone app to simplify WIC shopping, WV DHHR says

    (News Release) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Nutrition Services today announced a new app to make shopping easier...More >>
    (News Release) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Nutrition Services today announced a new app to make shopping easier...More >>
  • Thursday is Governor's Day at State Fair of WV

    Thursday is Governor's Day at State Fair of WV

    Each day is unique at the State Fair of West Virginia, and Thursday was no different. It was Governor's Day in Fairlea, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was busy making his rounds.More >>
    Each day is unique at the State Fair of West Virginia, and Thursday was no different. It was Governor's Day in Fairlea, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was busy making his rounds.More >>
  • news alert

    BREAKING: Dunn is found guilty of murder without mercy

    BREAKING: Dunn is found guilty of murder without mercy

    BREAKING (WVVA) A verdict has been reached in the murder trial against Donald Dunn.More >>
    BREAKING (WVVA) A verdict has been reached in the murder trial against Donald Dunn.More >>
  • Police say bullet came close to infant

    Police say bullet came close to infant

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A man is arrested for firing shots at a home. Police say one bullet came close to an infant.More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A man is arrested for firing shots at a home. Police say one bullet came close to an infant.More >>
  • Registration open for Diabetes Walk in Princeton

    Registration open for Diabetes Walk in Princeton

    The third annual Sweet Feet Walk to Cure Diabetes is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Princeton Track and Soccer Complex.More >>
    The third annual Sweet Feet Walk to Cure Diabetes is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Princeton Track and Soccer Complex.More >>
  • Coal company expects 280 layoffs

    Coal company expects 280 layoffs

    Coal River Mining and Coal River Processing filed a 60-day layoff notice Tuesday for five mines.More >>
    Coal River Mining and Coal River Processing filed a 60-day layoff notice Tuesday for five mines. More >>
  • Two men in Greenbrier County admit to federal drug charges

    Two men in Greenbrier County admit to federal drug charges

    Roger DeemRoger Deem
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) –Two Greenbrier County men pled guilty to federal drug charges.Roger Lee Deem, 60, of Ronceverte and David E. Williams, 54, of Lewisburg...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) –Two Greenbrier County men pled guilty to federal drug charges.Roger Lee Deem, 60, of Ronceverte and David E. Williams, 54, of Lewisburg...More >>
  • Stanaford man arrested for beating child

    Stanaford man arrested for beating child

    Tommy VanceTommy Vance
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) – A man is arrested for severely beating a three year old child.Tommy Vance, 36, of Stanaford...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) – A man is arrested for severely beating a three year old child.Tommy Vance, 36, of Stanaford...More >>
  • Woman finds burglar in her Mount Hope home

    Woman finds burglar in her Mount Hope home

    Michael HudsonMichael Hudson
    MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) –A Mount Hope woman returns home to find a burglar inside...More >>
    MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) –A Mount Hope woman returns home to find a burglar inside...More >>
  • Actor Robin Williams dead at 63

    Actor Robin Williams dead at 63

    Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff's Office says Williams was pronounced dead...More >>
    Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff's Office says Williams was pronounced dead...More >>
  • Rebuilding Matoaka After the Fire

    Rebuilding Matoaka After the Fire

    MATOAKA (WVVA)- A fire tore through downtown Matoaka on Friday destroying businesses, homes and historic landmarks.Residents such as Ronnie Oakley say,"It's like you try to step forward and it knocks you back two steps backwards." For months now Oakley has been working to create jobs and opportunities in the area.He adds, "Our plan is to step up and help this town as much as we can and build it up to what it was."Mayor Todd Colonna says it's been refreshing to see the community come together ...More >>
    MATOAKA (WVVA)- A fire tore through downtown Matoaka on Friday destroying businesses, homes and historic landmarks.Residents such as Ronnie Oakley say,"It's like you try to step forward and it knocks you back two steps backwards." For months now Oakley has been working to create jobs and opportunities in the area.He adds, "Our plan is to step up and help this town as much as we can and build it up to what it was."Mayor Todd Colonna says it's been refreshing to see the community come together ...More >>
  • Princeton Police and Fayette County Sheriff's Department gets funding

    Princeton Police and Fayette County Sheriff's Department gets funding

    (WVVA) -The Princeton Police will receive $12,000 in funding to buy equipment and pay for training and development of an elite police team...More >>
    (WVVA) -The Princeton Police will receive $12,000 in funding to buy equipment and pay for training and development of an elite police team...More >>
  • Man charged with Bluefield K-Mart pharmacy robbery

    Man charged with Bluefield K-Mart pharmacy robbery

    BLLUEFIELD (WVVA) – A Bluefield man is charged with the robbery of a K-Mart pharmacy. Kevin Hoops is accused of taking nearly 300 oxycodone pills from the K-Mart on Cumberland Road back on July 3...More >>
    BLLUEFIELD (WVVA) – A Bluefield man is charged with the robbery of a K-Mart pharmacy. Kevin Hoops is accused of taking nearly 300 oxycodone pills from the K-Mart on Cumberland Road back on July 3...More >>
  • A vehicle flips sending one person to the hospital early Monday morning

    A vehicle flips sending one person to the hospital early Monday morning

    MERCER (WVVA) – A vehicle flips on its top sending the driver to the hospital early Monday morning.More >>
    MERCER (WVVA) – A vehicle flips on its top sending the driver to the hospital early Monday morning.More >>
  • New student loan bill aims to help graduates

    New student loan bill aims to help graduates

    (WVVA) - The average student graduates $30,000 in the hole. And some students, especially those seeking higher education, like med student Ryan Stradleigh, are seeing debt in the six figures."I've estimated between $400,000 to $500,000," he tells WVVA.While he hopes to earn a higher salary practicing medicine, he says there is a heavy burden on graduates."They can get a higher income level, which puts them into a higher tax bracket. So they're paying more taxes. They're going to be in a situa...More >>
    (WVVA) - The average student graduates $30,000 in the hole. And some students, especially those seeking higher education, like med student Ryan Stradleigh, are seeing debt in the six figures."I've estimated between $400,000 to $500,000," he tells WVVA.While he hopes to earn a higher salary practicing medicine, he says there is a heavy burden on graduates."They can get a higher income level, which puts them into a higher tax bracket. So they're paying more taxes. They're going to be in a situa...More >>
  • Officials work to lure more businesses to Virginia

    Officials work to lure more businesses to Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia officials say they've got their gloves off to compete with other states and countries to lure more businesses and jobs to the state.  As Virginia seeks to diversify its economy to be less dependent on federal government-related jobs...More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia officials say they've got their gloves off to compete with other states and countries to lure more businesses and jobs to the state.  As Virginia seeks to diversify its economy to be less dependent on federal government-related jobs...More >>
  • Claims growing against fizzled W. Va. spill company

    Claims growing against fizzled W. Va. spill company

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) -- Thousands of agencies, businesses and people are trying to squeeze millions of dollars out of the bankrupt company behind West Virginia's chemical spill in January. Case claims agent James Lane...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) -- Thousands of agencies, businesses and people are trying to squeeze millions of dollars out of the bankrupt company behind West Virginia's chemical spill in January. Case claims agent James Lane...
    More >>
  • 'Ice Cream Man' involved in apparent jail altercation

    'Ice Cream Man' involved in apparent jail altercation

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The man known as the Ice Cream Man around Beckley is under investigation again; this time by the jailauthority. Accordingg to authorities, Alvin Jessup, 63, was in a fight with several other inmates at the Southern Regional Jail....More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The man known as the Ice Cream Man around Beckley is under investigation again; this time by the jailauthority. Accordingg to authorities, Alvin Jessup, 63, was in a fight with several other inmates at the Southern Regional Jail....
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  • Couple arrested for drugs and child neglect

    Couple arrested for drugs and child neglect

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A couple is busted for narcotics while children were in their home.  Billy Green and Lisa Fletcher of Cool Ridge are charged with possession of a controlled substance and child neglect. Authorities say neighbors had been complaining....More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A couple is busted for narcotics while children were in their home.  Billy Green and Lisa Fletcher of Cool Ridge are charged with possession of a controlled substance and child neglect. Authorities say neighbors had been complaining....
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  • UPDATE: Man charged with Matoaka fire gets a million dollar bond

    UPDATE: Man charged with Matoaka fire gets a million dollar bond

    UPDATE:-The man charged in connection with the massive fire in Matoaka gets a million dollar bond.More >>
    UPDATE:-The man charged in connection with the massive fire in Matoaka gets a million dollar bond.More >>
  • Woman shoots boyfriend in the leg in McDowell County

    Woman shoots boyfriend in the leg in McDowell County

    MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) - A woman is arrested in a domestic shooting in McDowell County. According to Sheriff Martin West, the shooting happened Friday...More >>
    MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) - A woman is arrested in a domestic shooting in McDowell County. According to Sheriff Martin West, the shooting happened Friday...More >>
  • New Cliffs CEO reverses decision to idle Pinnacle Mine

    New Cliffs CEO reverses decision to idle Pinnacle Mine

    There's been a changing of the guard at the top of Cliffs Natural Resources and he's already bringing good news for local coal miners. Thursday, Cliffs board of directors named Lourenco Goncalves as Chairman, President and C-E-O effective immediately. This comes on the heels of a major shake-up in management after Cliffs was taken over by Casablanca Capital, a hedge fund from New York. Then, in a separate filing on Thursday, the company reversed a decision by its previous management team to i...More >>
    There's been a changing of the guard at the top of Cliffs Natural Resources and he's already bringing good news for local coal miners. Thursday, Cliffs board of directors named Lourenco Goncalves as Chairman, President and C-E-O effective immediately. This comes on the heels of a major shake-up in management after Cliffs was taken over by Casablanca Capital, a hedge fund from New York. Then, in a separate filing on Thursday, the company reversed a decision by its previous management team to i...More >>
  • Tractor-trailer crashes on Interstate 77

    Tractor-trailer crashes on Interstate 77

    A tractor-trailer crashes on Interstate 77, disappearing over the median. It happened just after 3 p.m. Friday on I-77 southbound, near the fifth mile marker.More >>
    A tractor-trailer crashes on Interstate 77, disappearing over the median. It happened just after 3 p.m. Friday on I-77 southbound, near the fifth mile marker.
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  • First day at State Fair of WV

    First day at State Fair of WV

    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) - Families all across the region are making the trip in for the 90th State Fair Of West Virginia."Mom and dad brought me here ever since I was little and now I bring my kids," fair goer Damon Harris explains. "Family tradition."More than fifty rides are up and running, vendors are selling all sorts of food including the infamous cinnamon rolls, and so much more.Unfortunately, the weather forecast isn't the best for opening weekend. But with a nine decade history, officials ...More >>
    FAIRLEA, WV (WVVA) - Families all across the region are making the trip in for the 90th State Fair Of West Virginia."Mom and dad brought me here ever since I was little and now I bring my kids," fair goer Damon Harris explains. "Family tradition."More than fifty rides are up and running, vendors are selling all sorts of food including the infamous cinnamon rolls, and so much more.Unfortunately, the weather forecast isn't the best for opening weekend. But with a nine decade history, officials ...More >>
  • Beckley native honored with Purple Heart

    Beckley native honored with Purple Heart

     BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Thursday was a special patriotic observation day, Purple Heart Day.  The Purple Heart is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States military.  Thursday evening, a marine from Beckley was recognized with the medal....More >>
     BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Thursday was a special patriotic observation day, Purple Heart Day.  The Purple Heart is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States military.  Thursday evening, a marine from Beckley was recognized with the medal....
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  • Rainelle man arrested for running home security scam

    Rainelle man arrested for running home security scam

    RAINELLE (WVVA) – A man is arrested for duping people out of money for a security system that he never installed. Jerry Lewallen, 60...More >>
    RAINELLE (WVVA) – A man is arrested for duping people out of money for a security system that he never installed. Jerry Lewallen, 60...More >>
  • UPDATE: Prosecution examines witnesses in Raleigh Co. murder trial

    UPDATE: Prosecution examines witnesses in Raleigh Co. murder trial

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The trial continues for a man accused of first degree murder of his stepfather, Mark McDermott, and attempted first degree murder of his mother, Johanna McDermott.  Friday was day two of West Virginia v. Donald...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The trial continues for a man accused of first degree murder of his stepfather, Mark McDermott, and attempted first degree murder of his mother, Johanna McDermott.  Friday was day two of West Virginia v. Donald...More >>
  • UPDATE: Three arrested at massive fire in Matoaka

    UPDATE: Three arrested at massive fire in Matoaka

    UPDATE: (WVVA) Two people are arrested on felony charges for obstructing firefighters battling a massive fire in Matoaka. Meanwhile, another man was arrested on drug charges at the scene.More >>
    UPDATE: (WVVA) Two people are arrested on felony charges for obstructing firefighters battling a massive fire in Matoaka. Meanwhile, another man was arrested on drug charges at the scene.More >>
  • U.S. launches airstrikes in Iraq

    U.S. launches airstrikes in Iraq

    UPDATE WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq have begun -- a day after President Barack Obama authorized those strikes, and humanitarian aid in that country's north.More >>
    UPDATE WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq have begun -- a day after President Barack Obama authorized those strikes, and humanitarian aid in that country's north.More >>
  • First day of school photos!

    First day of school photos!

    (WVVA) The first day back to school is a big deal to parents, students, and educators. So share this special occasion with us...More >>
    (WVVA) The first day back to school is a big deal to parents, students, and educators. So share this special occasion with us...More >>
  • Apartment fire across the street from fire station

    Apartment fire across the street from fire station

    BECKLEY (WVA) A portion of Third Avenue in Beckley was closed Thursday after fire erupted in an apartment building . Firefighters received the call just after 3:30 p.m. More >>
    BECKLEY (WVA) A portion of Third Avenue in Beckley was closed Thursday after fire erupted in an apartment building . Firefighters received the call just after 3:30 p.m. More >>
  • First Day of School in Mercer County

    First Day of School in Mercer County

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Students in Mercer County packed up their back packs on Thursday and headed into school for the first day...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Students in Mercer County packed up their back packs on Thursday and headed into school for the first day...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police investigate bomb threat at Mercer Co. Courthouse.

    UPDATE: Police investigate bomb threat at Mercer Co. Courthouse.

    PRINCETON (WVVA) -911 officials urge people not to go near the Mercer County Courthouse until further notice...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) -911 officials urge people not to go near the Mercer County Courthouse until further notice...More >>
  • Update: Names released in Wyoming County Shooting

    Update: Names released in Wyoming County Shooting

    Update: Names released in Wyoming County Shooting

    Wyoming County 911 has confirmed a shooting has occurred in the small community of McGraws...More >>
    Wyoming County 911 has confirmed a shooting has occurred in the small community of McGraws...More >>
  • Sheriff Hieatt named top D.A.R.E. administrator

    Sheriff Hieatt named top D.A.R.E. administrator

    Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt has been named the top D.A.R.E. administrator in Virginia for 2014. He received the Gary B. Payne D.A.R.E. award for demonstrating a high degree of commitment...More >>
    Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt has been named the top D.A.R.E. administrator in Virginia for 2014. He received the Gary B. Payne D.A.R.E. award for demonstrating a high degree of commitment...More >>
  • A tractor trailer drops a load of glass of I-77

    A tractor trailer drops a load of glass of I-77

    MERCER (WVVA) – A Tractor Trailer drops a load of glass on I-77 early Thursday morning.  More >>
    MERCER (WVVA) – A Tractor Trailer drops a load of glass on I-77 early Thursday morning.  More >>
  • Back to School in Mercer County

    Back to School in Mercer County

    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Students in Mercer County will be heading back to school first thing Thursday morning. This year's start date is a week earlier than last year's.Jenny Stultz has a daughter starting second grade. She says,"It's been kind of crazy trying to get everything together. And beat the crowds while penciling vacations in there somewhere." For teachers and staff at Whitethorn Elementary it's been just as hectic. "Teachers have been in intensive amounts of training and then coming ...More >>
    MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Students in Mercer County will be heading back to school first thing Thursday morning. This year's start date is a week earlier than last year's.Jenny Stultz has a daughter starting second grade. She says,"It's been kind of crazy trying to get everything together. And beat the crowds while penciling vacations in there somewhere." For teachers and staff at Whitethorn Elementary it's been just as hectic. "Teachers have been in intensive amounts of training and then coming ...More >>
  • UPDATE: 'Ice cream man' arrested on child porn charges

    UPDATE: 'Ice cream man' arrested on child porn charges

    BECKLEY (WVVA)- A well known ice cream vendor in Beckley has been arrested on child porn charges. Alvin Lee Jessup is charged...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA)- A well known ice cream vendor in Beckley has been arrested on child porn charges. Alvin Lee Jessup is charged...More >>
  • Planned 'Renaissance Village' in McDowell Co. moving forward

    Planned 'Renaissance Village' in McDowell Co. moving forward

    NEWS RELEASE Welch, W.Va.—The Reconnecting McDowell board of directors voted today to demolish the long-abandoned Best Furniture and Katzen buildings and build an apartment..More >>
    NEWS RELEASE Welch, W.Va.—The Reconnecting McDowell board of directors voted today to demolish the long-abandoned Best Furniture and Katzen buildings and build an apartment..More >>
  • Hinton man is arrested on multiple charges

    Hinton man is arrested on multiple charges

    Judson YoppJudson Yopp
    HINTON, WV (WVVA) –A Summers County man is arrested on a number of charges. Judson Yopp, 29, of Hinton ...More >>
    HINTON, WV (WVVA) –A Summers County man is arrested on a number of charges. Judson Yopp, 29, of Hinton ...More >>
  • Coming June 16: WVVA News at 10 PM!

    Coming June 16: WVVA News at 10 PM!

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) – Beginning June 16, you'll be able to see the latest headlines from the Two Virginias' news leader an hour earlier!More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) – Beginning June 16, you'll be able to see the latest headlines from the Two Virginias' news leader an hour earlier!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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