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  • Probable cause found in beating case

    Probable cause found in beating case

    Manuel WilliamsManuel Williams
    RALEIGH COUNTY- (WVVA) One of two man accused of attacking a man inside his own home was in court for his preliminary hearing. Manuel Williams, 39, appeared in magistrate court in Raleigh County...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY- (WVVA) One of two man accused of attacking a man inside his own home was in court for his preliminary hearing. Manuel Williams, 39, appeared in magistrate court in Raleigh County...More >>
  • Expect traffic delays as repairs are made in wake of tunnel fire

    Expect traffic delays as repairs are made in wake of tunnel fire

     (WVVA) – The northbound lanes of I-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will close two nights for repairs
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     (WVVA) – The northbound lanes of I-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will close two nights for repairs

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  • UPDATE: Couple stops robbery suspect in his tracks

    UPDATE: Couple stops robbery suspect in his tracks

    Beckley, W Va (WVVA) - A husband and wife are able to stop a robbery suspect in his tracks...More >>
    Beckley, W Va (WVVA) - A husband and wife are able to stop a robbery suspect in his tracks...More >>
  • Weekend tornado confirmed in West Virginia

    Weekend tornado confirmed in West Virginia

    MAXWELL, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend.The weather service says the EF1...More >>
    MAXWELL, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend.The weather service says the EF1...More >>
  • Businesses in Bluefield West Virginia

    Businesses in Bluefield West Virginia

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A couple of fast food chains in Bluefield,West Virginia are no longer on Cumberland Ave. Wendy's closed for financial reasonsand according to Mark Meachum, President of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, "Arby's as you're aware, the franchisee claimed bankruptcy in a number of Arbys."Not all businesses in Bluefield are having a hard time.Ahmed Anu the owner of Portobella's says, "Just right now I think to myself, business is good. We did good."His Italian restaurant has been...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A couple of fast food chains in Bluefield,West Virginia are no longer on Cumberland Ave. Wendy's closed for financial reasonsand according to Mark Meachum, President of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, "Arby's as you're aware, the franchisee claimed bankruptcy in a number of Arbys."Not all businesses in Bluefield are having a hard time.Ahmed Anu the owner of Portobella's says, "Just right now I think to myself, business is good. We did good."His Italian restaurant has been...More >>
  • Police look for missing man

    Police look for missing man

    William "NIck" DanielWilliam "NIck" Daniel
    RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley are looking for a man who went missing last week.William “Nick” Daniel, 26, was last seen July 24...More >>
    RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley are looking for a man who went missing last week.William “Nick” Daniel, 26, was last seen July 24...More >>
  • Police search for robbery suspect

    Police search for robbery suspect

    Fairlea (WVVA) – Police are on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing a video lottery parlor.The robbery happened Sunday night at Abbies around 11:30 p.m. in Fairlea...More >>
    Fairlea (WVVA) – Police are on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing a video lottery parlor.The robbery happened Sunday night at Abbies around 11:30 p.m. in Fairlea...More >>
  • Burglary suspect enters plea

    Burglary suspect enters plea

    Raleigh County (WVVA) –A man charged with burglarizing a home pleads guilty in court. Jason Pittman faces up to 15 years in prison.More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA) –A man charged with burglarizing a home pleads guilty in court. Jason Pittman faces up to 15 years in prison.More >>
  • Water company to give educational plant tours

    Water company to give educational plant tours

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding a public tour next week.West Virginia American Water Co. will conduct the free "WaterFest" event Aug. 9.Spokeswoman Laura Jordan tells the Charleston Daily Mail it's the first time the company will hold such an event in Charleston.It will include plant tours, educational demonstrations and recreational activities for children. The event is designed to info...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding a public tour next week.West Virginia American Water Co. will conduct the free "WaterFest" event Aug. 9.Spokeswoman Laura Jordan tells the Charleston Daily Mail it's the first time the company will hold such an event in Charleston.It will include plant tours, educational demonstrations and recreational activities for children. The event is designed to info...More >>
  • First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

    First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

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

    Two charged with taking emergency vehicle during tunnel fire

     BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A pair of  Maryland residents are charged with hindering government process after they allegedly stole an emergency services vehicle on Friday, during the fire at East River Mountain Tunnel...More >>
     BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A pair of  Maryland residents are charged with hindering government process after they allegedly stole an emergency services vehicle on Friday, during the fire at East River Mountain Tunnel...More >>
  • Beckley's Ice Cream Man shut down

    Beckley's Ice Cream Man shut down

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A popular ice cream man has been shut down due to unsanitary conditions.New River Park in Beckley is now going to be without Al Jessup, a.k.a. the Ice Cream Man.The West Virginia Department of Health has ordered him to close up shop until he cleans everything up.Part of the reason was for roaches, mold, and mildew.He was also recently evicted from his home due in part to the unsanitary conditions.Investigating Officer James Quesenberry says after Jessup's eviction, there were...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A popular ice cream man has been shut down due to unsanitary conditions.New River Park in Beckley is now going to be without Al Jessup, a.k.a. the Ice Cream Man.The West Virginia Department of Health has ordered him to close up shop until he cleans everything up.Part of the reason was for roaches, mold, and mildew.He was also recently evicted from his home due in part to the unsanitary conditions.Investigating Officer James Quesenberry says after Jessup's eviction, there were...More >>
  • Severe Weather Threatens the Two Virginias

    Severe Weather Threatens the Two Virginias

    (WVVA)- A low pressure system will be passing us to our north on Sunday, bringing with it the potential for dangerous weather.This weather scenario is very complex, and it looks like we could be...More >>
    (WVVA)- A low pressure system will be passing us to our north on Sunday, bringing with it the potential for dangerous weather.This weather scenario is very complex, and it looks like we could be...More >>
  • Fans picnic with Saints

    Fans picnic with Saints

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - To kick off the saints coming to the Greenbrier Resort, the players held a picnic with some fans -- five-thousand of them.The spectators got to watch them practice, get a look at the training facility and even get some autographs.At the end of the day, the players came right out to hang out with the crowd.Fans and players alike seemed to really enjoy the day."It's one of the reasons I joined the Saints is because their fan base is second to none," said Saints li...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - To kick off the saints coming to the Greenbrier Resort, the players held a picnic with some fans -- five-thousand of them.The spectators got to watch them practice, get a look at the training facility and even get some autographs.At the end of the day, the players came right out to hang out with the crowd.Fans and players alike seemed to really enjoy the day."It's one of the reasons I joined the Saints is because their fan base is second to none," said Saints li...More >>
  • Fire destroys family's home and memory

    Fire destroys family's home and memory

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A fire early Saturday puts a family of six out of home and destroys precious memories of a lost loved one.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A fire early Saturday puts a family of six out of home and destroys precious memories of a lost loved one.More >>
  • "Operation Back Pack" hits Bluefield, W. Va. K-Mart

    "Operation Back Pack" hits Bluefield, W. Va. K-Mart

    Bluefield W. Va. (WVVA) -- No donation is too small for volunteers collecting school supplies for children in need.Operation Back Pack was camped outside the Bluefield K-Mart Saturday.More >>
    Bluefield W. Va. (WVVA) -- No donation is too small for volunteers collecting school supplies for children in need.Operation Back Pack was camped outside the Bluefield K-Mart Saturday.
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  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-77 reopened at tunnel, day after fire

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-77 reopened at tunnel, day after fire

    UPDATE: Both northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel are now open to traffic, a little more than 24 hours after a truck fire shut the entire tunnel down.
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    UPDATE: Both northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel are now open to traffic, a little more than 24 hours after a truck fire shut the entire tunnel down.

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  • Bluefield economy benefits from traffic congestion after tunnel fire

    Bluefield economy benefits from traffic congestion after tunnel fire

    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- Friday night's I-77 tunnel fire in the East River Mountain proved to be a struggle for both emergency crews and travelers, but many businesses in both Bluefields benefited.More >>
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- Friday night's I-77 tunnel fire in the East River Mountain proved to be a struggle for both emergency crews and travelers, but many businesses in both Bluefields benefited.More >>
  • Picnic with the Saints sold out

    Picnic with the Saints sold out

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

    Teacher charged with hitting student with truck

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

    Travel tips for detoured motorists

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

    Honoring Korean War Veterans

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

    Officials Break Ground on New Water Treatment Facility

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

    Tazewell Officials Plan to Restore Local Train Depot

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

    Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman...More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman...More >>
  • W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

    W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine suspended the license of Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr. at a disciplinary hearing on Friday.Patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen who had an injection between the clinic's 2010 opening and Nov. 1, 2013, were advised Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections after a patie...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine suspended the license of Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr. at a disciplinary hearing on Friday.Patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen who had an injection between the clinic's 2010 opening and Nov. 1, 2013, were advised Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections after a patie...More >>
  • SCAM ALERT: Postcard states you have unclaimed property

    SCAM ALERT: Postcard states you have unclaimed property

    SCAM ALERT (WVVA) – Officials warn residents in West Virginia not to call a telephone number on a post card that claims you have unclaimed property.More >>
    SCAM ALERT (WVVA) – Officials warn residents in West Virginia not to call a telephone number on a post card that claims you have unclaimed property.More >>
  • Man and women begging for gas money are arrested for being in stolen car

    Man and women begging for gas money are arrested for being in stolen car

    MULLENS (WVVA) –Police recover a stolen car from two people trying to solicit gas money outside a supermarket...More >>
    MULLENS (WVVA) –Police recover a stolen car from two people trying to solicit gas money outside a supermarket...More >>
  • Saying goodbye to WVVA's Kristen Conner

    Saying goodbye to WVVA's Kristen Conner

    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- About two years ago, WVVA's Kristen Conner took a leap of faith, accepting a job as our Greenbrier County reporter.More >>
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- About two years ago, WVVA's Kristen Conner took a leap of faith, accepting a job as our Greenbrier County reporter.More >>
  • Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

    Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

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

    Storm Causes Road Closures and Power Outages

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

    The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car

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

    Volunteers are Working to Make a Difference

    (WVVA)- A faith-based community service program has teamed up with Bluefield College in order to help serve local communities.The program is called "Workcamps", and volunteers, many of them teenagers, were busy working on a variety of improvement projects in Bluefield and Pocahontas.Much of the work focused on home improvement for families who are in need, as well as improvements for community facilities.Improvements varied from roofing and porch reconstruction to painting and overall beautif...More >>
    (WVVA)- A faith-based community service program has teamed up with Bluefield College in order to help serve local communities.The program is called "Workcamps", and volunteers, many of them teenagers, were busy working on a variety of improvement projects in Bluefield and Pocahontas.Much of the work focused on home improvement for families who are in need, as well as improvements for community facilities.Improvements varied from roofing and porch reconstruction to painting and overall beautif...More >>
  • Suspects charged after double prison beating

    Suspects charged after double prison beating

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- The man accused of beating another prisoner from Southern Regional Jail waives his preliminary hearing.Mercer County deputies say 41-year-old Bradford Spencer, along with another inmate named Shannon Comer, beat 56-year-old James Irvin with their handcuffs while they were in a cell together. Spencer waived his preliminary hearing Thursday.Spencer and Comer are each charged with unlawful wounding and conspiracy.If you recall, Irvin faces multiple child sex charges aft...More >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- The man accused of beating another prisoner from Southern Regional Jail waives his preliminary hearing.Mercer County deputies say 41-year-old Bradford Spencer, along with another inmate named Shannon Comer, beat 56-year-old James Irvin with their handcuffs while they were in a cell together. Spencer waived his preliminary hearing Thursday.Spencer and Comer are each charged with unlawful wounding and conspiracy.If you recall, Irvin faces multiple child sex charges aft...More >>
  • Man wanted in fraud investigation at Wal-Mart store

    Man wanted in fraud investigation at Wal-Mart store

    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) – Police need your help identifying a “person of interest” in a fraud investigation at a Wal-Mart store...More >>
    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) – Police need your help identifying a “person of interest” in a fraud investigation at a Wal-Mart store...More >>
  • Three arrested in police chase in stolen vehicle

    Three arrested in police chase in stolen vehicle

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) –Three men are busted fleeing from police in a stolen car. The chase started last night after a report of a hit and run that occurred in Bluefield, W. Va.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) –Three men are busted fleeing from police in a stolen car. The chase started last night after a report of a hit and run that occurred in Bluefield, W. Va.More >>
  • Court news: Couple accused of stealing car with child in rear seat

    Court news: Couple accused of stealing car with child in rear seat

    Keith HatfieldKeith Hatfield
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - The case against man and woman accused of stealing a car while a nine year old child was in the back seat will head to the Grand Jury.Keith Hatfield of Pineville and Sabrina Rowe of Bartley are charged with Grand Larceny, Conspiracy, and Assault during the Commission of a Felony.The theft happened on July 15 outside the Little General store in Crab Orchard. Police say the nine-year-old girl in the back was able to jump from the vehicle before Hatfield and Rowe took off...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - The case against man and woman accused of stealing a car while a nine year old child was in the back seat will head to the Grand Jury.Keith Hatfield of Pineville and Sabrina Rowe of Bartley are charged with Grand Larceny, Conspiracy, and Assault during the Commission of a Felony.The theft happened on July 15 outside the Little General store in Crab Orchard. Police say the nine-year-old girl in the back was able to jump from the vehicle before Hatfield and Rowe took off...More >>
  • Man arrested after allegedly torching car with paper towel

    Man arrested after allegedly torching car with paper towel

    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man has been charged in connection with a 2011 fire that destroyed a car in Princeton.Gary Howell, 50, has been arrested and charged with third-degree arson...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man has been charged in connection with a 2011 fire that destroyed a car in Princeton.Gary Howell, 50, has been arrested and charged with third-degree arson...More >>
  • Breaking and entering suspects caught in their underwear

    Breaking and entering suspects caught in their underwear

    Mount Hope, W. Va. (WVVA) - Two juveniles are caught breaking into two businesses and police say they were found nearby wearing only their underwear...More >>
    Mount Hope, W. Va. (WVVA) - Two juveniles are caught breaking into two businesses and police say they were found nearby wearing only their underwear...More >>
  • Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

    Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

    Bill JarrellBill Jarrell
    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
  • Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A non-profit organization is providing a unique learning opportunity for drivers, both new and experienced.Instructors with "Team Safety Driving School" conducted an advanced defensive driving course at Bluefield City Park today.The training employed in this driver's course is the same training that emergency personnel from law enforcement to EMS must master to do their jobs, and it's open to the public.There are still slots available for tomorrow's course if you would like ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A non-profit organization is providing a unique learning opportunity for drivers, both new and experienced.Instructors with "Team Safety Driving School" conducted an advanced defensive driving course at Bluefield City Park today.The training employed in this driver's course is the same training that emergency personnel from law enforcement to EMS must master to do their jobs, and it's open to the public.There are still slots available for tomorrow's course if you would like ...More >>
  • Bluefield Elks hosts swimming lessons for children

    Bluefield Elks hosts swimming lessons for children

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVVA)- Swimming lessons for children were in full swing this morning over at the Bluefield Elks.Today's class consisted of kids ranging from kindergarten to third grade that attend the Wade Center's summer enrichment program, which enrolls kids all the way up through high school.
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    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVVA)- Swimming lessons for children were in full swing this morning over at the Bluefield Elks.Today's class consisted of kids ranging from kindergarten to third grade that attend the Wade Center's summer enrichment program, which enrolls kids all the way up through high school.

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  • Feds commit to health studies on spilled chemical

    Feds commit to health studies on spilled chemical

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January...More >>
  • Beckley restaurant closes

    Beckley restaurant closes

    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - After more than two years of service, the Boston Beanery in Beckley has closed...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - After more than two years of service, the Boston Beanery in Beckley has closed...More >>
  • Appalachian Teen Challenge gets boost

    Appalachian Teen Challenge gets boost

    Athens, W. Va. (WVVA)-Appalachian Teen Challenge gets a big boost from a recent fundraiser...More >>
    Athens, W. Va. (WVVA)-Appalachian Teen Challenge gets a big boost from a recent fundraiser...More >>
  • Dirty Girl Mud Run in Charleston canceled

    Dirty Girl Mud Run in Charleston canceled

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Organizers of a Charleston running event that was canceled for this weekend says it won't issue refunds.Organizers of the Dirty Girl Mud Run...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Organizers of a Charleston running event that was canceled for this weekend says it won't issue refunds.Organizers of the Dirty Girl Mud Run...More >>
  • "Hollow" documentary showing in Washington D.C.

    "Hollow" documentary showing in Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C. (WVVA)- There was a special showing of the documentary "Hollow" at our nation's Capitol on Tuesday. "Hollow" is a film by Elaine McMillion about the "boom and bust" of McDowell County, W. Va...More >>
    Washington D.C. (WVVA)- There was a special showing of the documentary "Hollow" at our nation's Capitol on Tuesday. "Hollow" is a film by Elaine McMillion about the "boom and bust" of McDowell County, W. Va...More >>
  • Veterans await reopening of Greenbrier VA clinic

    Veterans await reopening of Greenbrier VA clinic

    MAXWELTON, WV (WVVA) - A veterans clinic hopes to reopen it's doors soon after shutting down back in June due to air pollution concerns."I hope they took it very seriously because it's a serious problem," Vietnam veteran Ray Erskine told WVVA. "If it's making the employees sick than it can make other people sick also."Erskine is one of the patients at the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic for veterans. They have been closed since June after employees reported feeling sick while at ...More >>
    MAXWELTON, WV (WVVA) - A veterans clinic hopes to reopen it's doors soon after shutting down back in June due to air pollution concerns."I hope they took it very seriously because it's a serious problem," Vietnam veteran Ray Erskine told WVVA. "If it's making the employees sick than it can make other people sick also."Erskine is one of the patients at the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic for veterans. They have been closed since June after employees reported feeling sick while at ...More >>
  • Greenbrier County crews respond to tanker fire in Pocahontas Co.

    Greenbrier County crews respond to tanker fire in Pocahontas Co.

    Photo courtesy Mike ShislerPhoto courtesy Mike Shisler
    BARTOW (WVVA) - Crews from Greenbrier County were called to assist in containing a tanker truck fire in Pocahontas County Tuesday.The incident occurred near the intersection...More >>
    BARTOW (WVVA) - Crews from Greenbrier County were called to assist in containing a tanker truck fire in Pocahontas County Tuesday.The incident occurred near the intersection...More >>
  • Man crushed to death in accident

    Man crushed to death in accident

    Fayette County (WVVA) - A man is killed after being crushed by a truck he was working on...More >>
    Fayette County (WVVA) - A man is killed after being crushed by a truck he was working on...More >>
  • Seventeen arrested in drug roundup

    Seventeen arrested in drug roundup

    Raleigh County (WVVA) - A drug round up nets 17 individuals in Raleigh County.Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are still looking for nine suspects...More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA) - A drug round up nets 17 individuals in Raleigh County.Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are still looking for nine suspects...More >>
  • New criminals added to APB list

    New criminals added to APB list

    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
  • Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
  • Manchin expresses support for Black Lung benefits

    Manchin expresses support for Black Lung benefits

    Washington, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today submitted a statement at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing in response...More >>
    Washington, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today submitted a statement at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing in response...More >>
  • Rockefeller calls for improvements to Black Lung claims process

    Rockefeller calls for improvements to Black Lung claims process

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following remarks as prepared for the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety’s hearing titled...More >>
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following remarks as prepared for the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety’s hearing titled...More >>
  • Search for armed robbery suspect

    Search for armed robbery suspect

    Greenbrier County, W. Va. (WVVA)-Deputies in Greenbrier County are searching for an armed robbery suspect.It happened Tuesday morning around 12:30 am at Lewee’s on Route 60 near White Sulphur Springs..More >>
    Greenbrier County, W. Va. (WVVA)-Deputies in Greenbrier County are searching for an armed robbery suspect.It happened Tuesday morning around 12:30 am at Lewee’s on Route 60 near White Sulphur Springs..More >>
  • UPDATE: Former PIkeView Coach, Teacher Pleads Guilty to Charges

    UPDATE: Former PIkeView Coach, Teacher Pleads Guilty to Charges

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A former teacher and coach at PikeView High School who resigned earlier this year amid a state police investigation has been arrested. Jonathon Kirk was taken into custody Monday afternoonMore >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A former teacher and coach at PikeView High School who resigned earlier this year amid a state police investigation has been charged with multiple sex crimes. Jonathan Kirk, 34, turnedMore >>
  • W.Va. AG warns job seekers of fake job ad scams

    W.Va. AG warns job seekers of fake job ad scams

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginians about fake job postings and other employment scams online.Morrisey says scammers see places where people are looking...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginians about fake job postings and other employment scams online.Morrisey says scammers see places where people are looking...More >>
  • Arch Coal Idles Complex in Virginia, Kentucky

    Arch Coal Idles Complex in Virginia, Kentucky

    Arch Coal Idles Complex in Virginia, Kentucky

    More than 200 jobs will be lost when Arch Coal idles its mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky.More >>
    More than 200 jobs will be lost when Arch Coal idles its mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky.More >>
  • McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

    McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

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

    New Housing in Bluefield WV

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

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

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

    Greenbrier Co. veterans' clinic looks to reopen

    MAXWELTON (WVVA) - A local veterans clinic may soon be reopening after temporarily closing it's doors because of suspected air pollution.The Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic has been closed since June 6th after employees say they became ill while at work. No veterans reported becoming sick.The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation owns the building. GVEDC Executive Director Stephen Weir says they recently hired an environmental testing company to test the air. ...More >>
    MAXWELTON (WVVA) - A local veterans clinic may soon be reopening after temporarily closing it's doors because of suspected air pollution.The Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic has been closed since June 6th after employees say they became ill while at work. No veterans reported becoming sick.The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation owns the building. GVEDC Executive Director Stephen Weir says they recently hired an environmental testing company to test the air. ...More >>
  • Man flown to Raleigh Co. after ATV accident

    Man flown to Raleigh Co. after ATV accident

    A man is life-flighted this morning after losing control on his ATV and falling down a mountainside.The 32-year -old victim was flown from Frankford to Raleigh County Memorial where West Virginia Senior State Trooper Brett Simmons says he is being treated for back injuries.Simmons says the victim was trying to pass a car on a one-lane road at about 8 a.m. this morning. He was passing on the side near the edge of the cliff and fell about 60-feet down the mountain. "He actually lost control on ...More >>
    A man is life-flighted this morning after losing control on his ATV and falling down a mountainside.The 32-year -old victim was flown from Frankford to Raleigh County Memorial where West Virginia Senior State Trooper Brett Simmons says he is being treated for back injuries.Simmons says the victim was trying to pass a car on a one-lane road at about 8 a.m. this morning. He was passing on the side near the edge of the cliff and fell about 60-feet down the mountain. "He actually lost control on ...More >>
  • Positive drug test delays sentencing for ex-football player

    Positive drug test delays sentencing for ex-football player

    PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) - A former Concord football player's sentencing hearing has been delayed after he tested positive for marijuana. Riyahd Richardson had plead guilty to conspiracy in connection with an alleged drug deal last November. His hearing has been rescheduled for August 25.Another former Concord player, Marrico Sanders, has been sentenced to three years' probation in South Carolina for his part in the alleged drug transaction. He was sentenced with Deferred Adjudication. If he stay...More >>
    PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) - A former Concord football player's sentencing hearing has been delayed after he tested positive for marijuana. Riyahd Richardson had plead guilty to conspiracy in connection with an alleged drug deal last November. His hearing has been rescheduled for August 25.Another former Concord player, Marrico Sanders, has been sentenced to three years' probation in South Carolina for his part in the alleged drug transaction. He was sentenced with Deferred Adjudication. If he stay...More >>
  • Tazewell County business robbed

    Tazewell County business robbed

     TAZEWELL (WVVA)- An investigation is underway after a business is robbed in Tazewell County. According to Sheriff Brian Hieatt with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, a man robbed the Crazy Horse Two late last night in Boissevain....More >>
     TAZEWELL (WVVA)- An investigation is underway after a business is robbed in Tazewell County. According to Sheriff Brian Hieatt with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, a man robbed the Crazy Horse Two late last night in Boissevain....
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  • Dollar General robberies suspect in court

    Dollar General robberies suspect in court

    Beckley (WVVA) A man accused in a pair of robberies at the Dollar General in Glen Daniel has a preliminary hearing in Beckley....More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) A man accused in a pair of robberies at the Dollar General in Glen Daniel has a preliminary hearing in Beckley....More >>
  • Man's body found in New River

    Man's body found in New River

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River.Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall.Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that crosses the river near Bisset Park.Witnesses told police that the man was trying to walk across the river when he went under the water.The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office in RoanokeMore >>
    RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River.Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall.Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that crosses the river near Bisset Park.Witnesses told police that the man was trying to walk across the river when he went under the water.The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office in RoanokeMore >>
  • Raleigh Co. Relay for Life Golf Tournament

    Raleigh Co. Relay for Life Golf Tournament

    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA)- Raleigh County Relay for Life is looking to raise $110,000 by mid August. As of this past week, Raleigh Relay raised $60,000 dollars. To help them meet their goal Walgreens is hosting the first ever Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Briar Patch next weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th.More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA)- Raleigh County Relay for Life is looking to raise $110,000 by mid August. As of this past week, Raleigh Relay raised $60,000 dollars. To help them meet their goal Walgreens is hosting the first ever Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Briar Patch next weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th.More >>
  • Raleigh Co. Brothers Accused of Malicious Attack

    Raleigh Co. Brothers Accused of Malicious Attack

    WHITESVILLE (WVVA)- According to a criminal complaint, Sidney and Manuel Williams are accused of a malicious attack that happened in Whitesville, Raleigh County.West Virginia State Police received a phone call from Raleigh General Hospital stating that a man came into the emergency room with lacerations on his face and the upper part of his body.The man told officers that Sidney and Manuel Williams came into his home and one man hit him in the face while the other kicked him repeatedly. The W...More >>
    WHITESVILLE (WVVA)- According to a criminal complaint, Sidney and Manuel Williams are accused of a malicious attack that happened in Whitesville, Raleigh County.West Virginia State Police received a phone call from Raleigh General Hospital stating that a man came into the emergency room with lacerations on his face and the upper part of his body.The man told officers that Sidney and Manuel Williams came into his home and one man hit him in the face while the other kicked him repeatedly. The W...More >>
  • Deputies Release a Description of The Officer Impersonator

    Deputies Release a Description of The Officer Impersonator

    ATHENS (WV VA) -- A man is wanted for impersonating a police officer in a fake traffic stop.  A woman tells police she was pulled over by an unmarked vehicle with one emergency-style dash light Friday night on Route 20 heading towards Athens.More >>
    ATHENS (WV VA) -- A man is wanted for impersonating a police officer in a fake traffic stop.  A woman tells police she was pulled over by an unmarked vehicle with one emergency-style dash light Friday night on Route 20 heading towards Athens.
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  • Three People Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges

    Three People Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges

    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Wanda and Larry Jennings of Ronceverte and Donna Harmon of Princeton are all in Southern Regional Jail for felony drug charges.According to a press release sent out by Ronceverte Police they received an anonymous tip stating that drug activity was happening inside the Jennings' Ronceverte home.After doing confirming the information police obtained a search warrant for the residence on Chestnut St. When they entered the home they found prescription pills and cash. While insi...More >>
    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Wanda and Larry Jennings of Ronceverte and Donna Harmon of Princeton are all in Southern Regional Jail for felony drug charges.According to a press release sent out by Ronceverte Police they received an anonymous tip stating that drug activity was happening inside the Jennings' Ronceverte home.After doing confirming the information police obtained a search warrant for the residence on Chestnut St. When they entered the home they found prescription pills and cash. While insi...More >>
  • Athletes gather for friendly competition in Ghent

    Athletes gather for friendly competition in Ghent

    GHENT (WVVA) -- The inaugural Beckley Physical Medicine Coalfield War Games took place at Skyline Resort Saturday in Ghent.More >>
    GHENT (WVVA) -- The inaugural Beckley Physical Medicine Coalfield War Games took place at Skyline Resort Saturday in Ghent.More >>
  • Pizza contest between feuding families

    Pizza contest between feuding families

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The historical drama between the feuding Hatfields and McCoys families continued at the Friends of Coal Auto Fair.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The historical drama between the feuding Hatfields and McCoys families continued at the Friends of Coal Auto Fair.More >>
  • Fire destroys building at W.Va. resort

    Fire destroys building at W.Va. resort

    DANIELS (WVVA) -- Fire was reported at Glade Springs resort overnight Friday.  Raleigh County dispatchers were alerted of the call around 1 a.m. from residents, saying flames were coming from the bath house at the pool.More >>
    DANIELS (WVVA) -- Fire was reported at Glade Springs resort overnight Friday.  Raleigh County dispatchers were alerted of the call around 1 a.m. from residents, saying flames were coming from the bath house at the pool.More >>
  • Another fire reported in an area under investigation

    Another fire reported in an area under investigation

    MINDEN (WVVA) -- After a brief break in a string of structure fires, another fire is reported in the Minden area of Fayette County.  This structure was on Thomas Morst Road off of Old Minden Road. Crews arrived a little after four Saturday morning.More >>
    MINDEN (WVVA) -- After a brief break in a string of structure fires, another fire is reported in the Minden area of Fayette County.  This structure was on Thomas Morst Road off of Old Minden Road. Crews arrived a little after four Saturday morning.
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  • UPDATE: Second Arby's restaurant closes its doors

    UPDATE: Second Arby's restaurant closes its doors

    Bluefield,W. Va. (WVVA)-Another blow for the City of Bluefield. On Friday afternoon, Arby's restaurant on Cumberland Road posted three of these signs that read " effective immediately this unit is closed permanently.More >>
    Bluefield,W. Va. (WVVA)-Another blow for the City of Bluefield. On Friday afternoon, Arby's restaurant on Cumberland Road posted three of these signs that read " effective immediately this unit is closed permanently.More >>
  • $2.9M settlement proposed for chemical spill cases

    $2.9M settlement proposed for chemical spill cases

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- At least $2.9 million could fuel studies in a proposed settlement between West Virginia businesses and residents and the company that contaminated their water supply.The deal between lawyers for Freedom Industries and businesses and people who sued Freedom was filed Friday in Charleston federal court. It needs approval in both U.S. district and bankruptcy court.The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost wh...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- At least $2.9 million could fuel studies in a proposed settlement between West Virginia businesses and residents and the company that contaminated their water supply.The deal between lawyers for Freedom Industries and businesses and people who sued Freedom was filed Friday in Charleston federal court. It needs approval in both U.S. district and bankruptcy court.The agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost wh...More >>
  • Update: 'Armed and dangerous' man arrested

    Update: 'Armed and dangerous' man arrested

    Tazewell County (WVVA) -The manhunt is over for a suspect accused of kidnapping and strangulation involving his girlfriend...More >>
    Tazewell County (WVVA) -The manhunt is over for a suspect accused of kidnapping and strangulation involving his girlfriend...More >>
  • Man arrested for shooting neighbor's truck

    Man arrested for shooting neighbor's truck

    Fayette County (WVVA)- man is arrested for shooting a truck during an argument over a debt.More >>
    Fayette County (WVVA)- man is arrested for shooting a truck during an argument over a debt.More >>
  • Summers Co. gets new k9 unit

    Summers Co. gets new k9 unit

    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- After more than five years without one, the Summers County Sheriff's office finally has a K9 unit. Her name is Kayla, and she's a Dutch Shepherd. Sergeant TJ Cochran says it's been a struggle without her. "It's been a nightmare," he said, "[when] you attempt to search a vehicle. Especially the newer vehicles, there are so many little compartments in them." He believes a dog would be better at finding any hidden drugs inside.Deputy TS Adkins is Kayla's handler and partne...More >>
    HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- After more than five years without one, the Summers County Sheriff's office finally has a K9 unit. Her name is Kayla, and she's a Dutch Shepherd. Sergeant TJ Cochran says it's been a struggle without her. "It's been a nightmare," he said, "[when] you attempt to search a vehicle. Especially the newer vehicles, there are so many little compartments in them." He believes a dog would be better at finding any hidden drugs inside.Deputy TS Adkins is Kayla's handler and partne...More >>
  • Commission seeks funding to repair Mercer Co. courthouse roof

    Commission seeks funding to repair Mercer Co. courthouse roof

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- People in Mercer County say the courthouse is in need of repairs. The roof on the west wing of the historical building is old and leaky, according to commissioners. They've received a $46,200 grant from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office to work on it. In some places, water has actually leaked into courtrooms, said commissioner Mike Vinciguerra. commissioners tell us-- so judges have used trash cans to catch the water. "It's also messed up inside th...More >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- People in Mercer County say the courthouse is in need of repairs. The roof on the west wing of the historical building is old and leaky, according to commissioners. They've received a $46,200 grant from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office to work on it. In some places, water has actually leaked into courtrooms, said commissioner Mike Vinciguerra. commissioners tell us-- so judges have used trash cans to catch the water. "It's also messed up inside th...More >>
  • Quilter's paradise on tap this weekend in Bluefield

    Quilter's paradise on tap this weekend in Bluefield

    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- A high school gym is transformed into a quilter's playground this weekend.The third annual Patchwork Quilter's Jamboree is being held at the Graham High School Gymnasium.The event offers everything from opportunities to buy quilts, to quilting materials. You can even take quilting lessons. Admission is completely free.There are additional vendors like local authors and jewelers.The event runs until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for a special ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- A high school gym is transformed into a quilter's playground this weekend.The third annual Patchwork Quilter's Jamboree is being held at the Graham High School Gymnasium.The event offers everything from opportunities to buy quilts, to quilting materials. You can even take quilting lessons. Admission is completely free.There are additional vendors like local authors and jewelers.The event runs until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for a special ...More >>
  • W.Va. orders surface mine to stop work

    W.Va. orders surface mine to stop work

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a new surface coal mining operation near Kanawha State Forest to halt mining.The stop-work order is from the Department of Environmental Protection. Inspectors issued an "imminent harm cessation order" when they found cracks in a barrier intended to contain runoff in a sediment-control ditch.It's also meant to prevent dirt and mud from the site from entering a nearby creek.DEP Secretary Randy Huffman told The Charles...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a new surface coal mining operation near Kanawha State Forest to halt mining.The stop-work order is from the Department of Environmental Protection. Inspectors issued an "imminent harm cessation order" when they found cracks in a barrier intended to contain runoff in a sediment-control ditch.It's also meant to prevent dirt and mud from the site from entering a nearby creek.DEP Secretary Randy Huffman told The Charles...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police say sound on reporter's video may be truck backfiring

    UPDATE: Police say sound on reporter's video may be truck backfiring

    BECKLEY (WVVA) – Police investigating the report of a shot fired at a WVVA reporter now believe the sound captured on video may be that of a truck backfiring.According to the Beckley P.D., the driver of the teal truck ...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) – Police investigating the report of a shot fired at a WVVA reporter now believe the sound captured on video may be that of a truck backfiring.According to the Beckley P.D., the driver of the teal truck ...More >>
  • Drivers urged to avoid portion of Route 99

    Drivers urged to avoid portion of Route 99

    Raleigh County (WVVA) --Two people are in the hospital after an accident along Route 99 on Bolt Road.According to Raleigh County Dispatch, the accident happened at about 12:40 Friday morning,...More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA) --Two people are in the hospital after an accident along Route 99 on Bolt Road.According to Raleigh County Dispatch, the accident happened at about 12:40 Friday morning,...More >>
  • Storage tank registration deadline looms

    Storage tank registration deadline looms

    W. Va. DEP News Release---With just two-and-a-half months to go before the above-ground storage tank registration deadline, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging tank owners with questions about the process to come forward so they can get their registrations submitted in time. DEP employees are on hand to assist tank owners who are subject to the requirements of a newly enacted law intended to help prevent future leaks such as the one on Jan. 9 that contamin...More >>
    W. Va. DEP News Release---With just two-and-a-half months to go before the above-ground storage tank registration deadline, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging tank owners with questions about the process to come forward so they can get their registrations submitted in time. DEP employees are on hand to assist tank owners who are subject to the requirements of a newly enacted law intended to help prevent future leaks such as the one on Jan. 9 that contamin...More >>
  • Cable company worker injured after fall from utility pole

    Cable company worker injured after fall from utility pole

    LASHMEET, W. Va (WVVA)-- A cable company worker is injured after falling from a utility pole Thursday afternoon.Matoaka police chief John Sommers says a man was climbing a utility pole on Cabin Branch Road near Lashmeet when the pole snapped, and he fell nearly 20 feet to the ground.It's not clear why the pole broke.Sommers says power lines also came down around the man. He suffered electrical shocks and suffered broken legs, along with other injuries.He was awake and alert when he was airlif...More >>
    LASHMEET, W. Va (WVVA)-- A cable company worker is injured after falling from a utility pole Thursday afternoon.Matoaka police chief John Sommers says a man was climbing a utility pole on Cabin Branch Road near Lashmeet when the pole snapped, and he fell nearly 20 feet to the ground.It's not clear why the pole broke.Sommers says power lines also came down around the man. He suffered electrical shocks and suffered broken legs, along with other injuries.He was awake and alert when he was airlif...More >>
  • Elkhorn Water Project begins to bring McDowell Co. residents clean water

    Elkhorn Water Project begins to bring McDowell Co. residents clean water

    ELKHORN, W. Va (WVVA)-- The first phase of a project begins to replace water lines in eastern McDowell County.Crews are working beside Route 52 in Elkhorn , digging into rock for the Elkhorn Water Project.Mavis Brewster, the General Manager of the McDowell County Public Service District, tells us the existing water lines date back to the 1930's and 1940's when they were initially installed by coal companies.When it's complete, the project will bring cleaner water from a reliable source to fam...More >>
    ELKHORN, W. Va (WVVA)-- The first phase of a project begins to replace water lines in eastern McDowell County.Crews are working beside Route 52 in Elkhorn , digging into rock for the Elkhorn Water Project.Mavis Brewster, the General Manager of the McDowell County Public Service District, tells us the existing water lines date back to the 1930's and 1940's when they were initially installed by coal companies.When it's complete, the project will bring cleaner water from a reliable source to fam...More >>
  • McDowell Co. commission to discuss rehiring county employees

    McDowell Co. commission to discuss rehiring county employees

    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- 8 McDowell County employees lost their jobs last May, and the heat is on the County Commission to give them back. Last May the commission voted to lay off the assistant county administrator, Clif Moore, along with the county's public relations director, regional jail coordinator, grant contract administrator, two house keepers and two maintenance workers.The commission originally blamed the layoffs on a lack of funding, but more money is coming into the budget after a co...More >>
    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- 8 McDowell County employees lost their jobs last May, and the heat is on the County Commission to give them back. Last May the commission voted to lay off the assistant county administrator, Clif Moore, along with the county's public relations director, regional jail coordinator, grant contract administrator, two house keepers and two maintenance workers.The commission originally blamed the layoffs on a lack of funding, but more money is coming into the budget after a co...More >>
  • Tazewell Co. graduates three from Drug Court

    Tazewell Co. graduates three from Drug Court

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) -- Three people completed a lifesaving program in Tazewell County Thursday afternoon.Graduation was held at the county courthouse for Drug Court. The three honored during the ceremony have spent at least two years in Drug Court.Drug Court is a program select drug offenders can partake in to turn their lives around, instead of going to jail. It helps dig people out of addiction and start on a new, clean path of life."This is a good opportunity," says Mary Cole, executive direct...More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) -- Three people completed a lifesaving program in Tazewell County Thursday afternoon.Graduation was held at the county courthouse for Drug Court. The three honored during the ceremony have spent at least two years in Drug Court.Drug Court is a program select drug offenders can partake in to turn their lives around, instead of going to jail. It helps dig people out of addiction and start on a new, clean path of life."This is a good opportunity," says Mary Cole, executive direct...More >>
  • UPDATE: Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

    UPDATE: Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

    GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane....More >>
    GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane....More >>
  • Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone

    Tyrone Amar, 37, admitted that in October of 2013, he distributed oxycodone to a person cooperating with law enforcement.More >>
    Tyrone Amar, 37, admitted that in October of 2013, he distributed oxycodone to a person cooperating with law enforcement.More >>
  • Beckley man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

    Beckley man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Jason Kaylor, age 31, ...More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Jason Kaylor, age 31, ...More >>
  • Man jailed after altercation with deputies in McDowell County

    Man jailed after altercation with deputies in McDowell County

    NORTHFORK (WVVA) - A man is jailed on multiple charges after an altercation with a McDowell County deputy.Sheriff Martin West says Joseph Braggs of Northfork was arrested after threatening police officers...More >>
    NORTHFORK (WVVA) - A man is jailed on multiple charges after an altercation with a McDowell County deputy.Sheriff Martin West says Joseph Braggs of Northfork was arrested after threatening police officers...More >>
  • Princeton Rays Players Bag Groceries for Charity

    Princeton Rays Players Bag Groceries for Charity

    (WVVA)- Players with the Princeton Rays were out in uniform this morning bagging groceries at the Grant's Supermarket stores in Green Valley and Glenwood.It was in an effort to encourage Grant's customers to donate non-perishable food items to Tender Mercies food pantry.The players tell us that giving back to their fans and the community is something that is very important to them.Rays players will be back tomorrow morning at Grant's locations on Main Street in Princeton and at the Athens Cro...More >>
    (WVVA)- Players with the Princeton Rays were out in uniform this morning bagging groceries at the Grant's Supermarket stores in Green Valley and Glenwood.It was in an effort to encourage Grant's customers to donate non-perishable food items to Tender Mercies food pantry.The players tell us that giving back to their fans and the community is something that is very important to them.Rays players will be back tomorrow morning at Grant's locations on Main Street in Princeton and at the Athens Cro...More >>
  • 3 Beckley-area men sentenced on drug charges

    3 Beckley-area men sentenced on drug charges

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that three Beckley area men were sentenced in federal court in Beckley....More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that three Beckley area men were sentenced in federal court in Beckley....More >>
  • Man pleads guilty to dealing oxycodone in Raleigh County

    Man pleads guilty to dealing oxycodone in Raleigh County

    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley-area man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Tyrone Amar, age 37...More >>
    BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley-area man pled guilty to a drug charge in federal court in Beckley. Tyrone Amar, age 37...More >>
  • Malaysia Airlines releases statement on crash

    Malaysia Airlines releases statement on crash

    Maylaysia Airlines released the following statement concerning Thursday's crash:...More >>
    Maylaysia Airlines released the following statement concerning Thursday's crash:...More >>
  • Obama, Putin speak about downed plane reports

    Obama, Putin speak about downed plane reports

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can't confirm the reports...More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can't confirm the reports...More >>
  • Child escapes after pair steals her mom's vehicle from gas station

    Child escapes after pair steals her mom's vehicle from gas station

    RALEIGH CO, WV - A vehicle was stolen from a gas station on Thursday while the owner was inside paying for gas.A customer of the Little General convenience store in Crab Orchard, WV left her vehicle parked at the gas pump while she paid for gas inside, and left her daughter in the vehicle. While she was inside, Keith Hatfield, 25, from Pineville, WV and Sebrina Rowe, 27, from Bartley, WV, entered and stole her vehicle. The nine year old girl was startled and jumped from the vehicle. Hatfield ...More >>
    RALEIGH CO, WV - A vehicle was stolen from a gas station on Thursday while the owner was inside paying for gas.A customer of the Little General convenience store in Crab Orchard, WV left her vehicle parked at the gas pump while she paid for gas inside, and left her daughter in the vehicle. While she was inside, Keith Hatfield, 25, from Pineville, WV and Sebrina Rowe, 27, from Bartley, WV, entered and stole her vehicle. The nine year old girl was startled and jumped from the vehicle. Hatfield ...More >>
  • Neighbors hear man threaten to burn home down, minutes later house goes up in flames

    Neighbors hear man threaten to burn home down, minutes later house goes up in flames

    Photo by Annie MoorePhoto by Annie Moore
    Glen Jean (WVVA)--Neighbors hear a man leave a Glen Jean home early Thursday morning shouting, "I'm going to burn the house down," and minutes later, they see flames inside the house.That's according to...More >>
    Glen Jean (WVVA)--Neighbors hear a man leave a Glen Jean home early Thursday morning shouting, "I'm going to burn the house down," and minutes later, they see flames inside the house.That's according to...More >>
  • Propane leak causes evacuation

    Propane leak causes evacuation

    (Pineville) WVVA--A propane leak caused a brief evacuation Wednesday night in Wyoming county.According to 9-1-1 dispatchers the leak happened near Pineville paving, in Pineville.Area residents were released to go back into their homes at around midnight.More >>
    (Pineville) WVVA--A propane leak caused a brief evacuation Wednesday night in Wyoming county.According to 9-1-1 dispatchers the leak happened near Pineville paving, in Pineville.Area residents were released to go back into their homes at around midnight.More >>
  • Police say Welch man punches fellow inmate in the face

    Police say Welch man punches fellow inmate in the face

    Police say Welch man punches fellow inmate in the face

    An altercation between two inmates leaves a Welch man facing new charges.More >>
    An altercation between two inmates leaves a Welch man facing new charges.More >>
  • New Business coming to Cumberland Road

    New Business coming to Cumberland Road

    Dollar General coming to Cumberland Rd.Dollar General coming to Cumberland Rd.
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA)-A former nightclub is being transformed into a retail store. Permits have been obtained to renovate the former "Cowboy Up" on Cumberland Road in Bluefield into a Dollar General.More >>
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA)-A former nightclub is being transformed into a retail store. Permits have been obtained to renovate the former "Cowboy Up" on Cumberland Road in Bluefield into a Dollar General.More >>
  • UPDATE: Name released in arson and domestic battery case

    UPDATE: Name released in arson and domestic battery case

    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) A man is arrested for arson following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.More >>
    Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) A man is arrested for arson following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.More >>
  • Tazewell Co. families receive help paying for school supplies

    Tazewell Co. families receive help paying for school supplies

    CEDAR BLUFF, Va (WVVA)-- Now could be the time to think about the new school year.That means pulling out those school supply lists to start shopping, but that can be tough. We spoke with a mom who says even though it's almost time to start school, she couldn't afford her daughter's supplies and clothes. "I don't make enough money to be able to supply everything and I just had no idea how we were going to do it," said Michelle Moore.Tazewell County Schools representatives say the local communi...More >>
    CEDAR BLUFF, Va (WVVA)-- Now could be the time to think about the new school year.That means pulling out those school supply lists to start shopping, but that can be tough. We spoke with a mom who says even though it's almost time to start school, she couldn't afford her daughter's supplies and clothes. "I don't make enough money to be able to supply everything and I just had no idea how we were going to do it," said Michelle Moore.Tazewell County Schools representatives say the local communi...More >>
  • U.S. Senate candidate visits with Bluefield, Va. leaders

    U.S. Senate candidate visits with Bluefield, Va. leaders

    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- General elections may not be until November, but the race for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat is on.  GOP candidate Ed Gillespie visited with community leaders during a lunch at La Fiesta in Bluefield, Va., Wednesday.More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- General elections may not be until November, but the race for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat is on.  GOP candidate Ed Gillespie visited with community leaders during a lunch at La Fiesta in Bluefield, Va., Wednesday.
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  • Bluefield College Hosts Fine Arts Camp

    Bluefield College Hosts Fine Arts Camp

    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA)- The love of learning continues this week at Bluefield College where they are hosting a fine arts camp.The camp is for kids ranging from preschool through 8th grade, and it's geared towards keeping them engaged this summer… all while having some fun.Camp activities include various arts and crafts projects along with drama and music activities.Music and theatre instructor Mindy Bloom says that kids benefit from the camp through the encouragement of creative expression.Blu...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA)- The love of learning continues this week at Bluefield College where they are hosting a fine arts camp.The camp is for kids ranging from preschool through 8th grade, and it's geared towards keeping them engaged this summer… all while having some fun.Camp activities include various arts and crafts projects along with drama and music activities.Music and theatre instructor Mindy Bloom says that kids benefit from the camp through the encouragement of creative expression.Blu...More >>
  • New business coming to Beckley

    New business coming to Beckley

    Construction workers are beginning work on a new bookstore in Beckley...More >>
    Construction workers are beginning work on a new bookstore in Beckley...More >>
  • Manchin releases statement on new Hobby Lobby vote

    Manchin releases statement on new Hobby Lobby vote

    Washington, D.C. (News Release) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014, which overturns the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling to require all for-profit companies to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely-held corporations and individuals have si...More >>
    Washington, D.C. (News Release) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014, which overturns the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling to require all for-profit companies to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely-held corporations and individuals have si...More >>
  • Feds: Holes in tank likely factor in W.Va. leak

    Feds: Holes in tank likely factor in W.Va. leak

    Federal investigators say holes in a storage tank floor likely allowed chemicals to seep out and contaminate West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January.They found a similar hole in the floor of another Freedom Industries tank that held the spilled chemical.The Chemical Safety Board says corrosion from water pooling inside the leaky tank likely caused the holes. Holes in the tank's roof likely let corrosion-inducing water into the tank.The board provided the update on its ongoing...More >>
    Federal investigators say holes in a storage tank floor likely allowed chemicals to seep out and contaminate West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January.They found a similar hole in the floor of another Freedom Industries tank that held the spilled chemical.The Chemical Safety Board says corrosion from water pooling inside the leaky tank likely caused the holes. Holes in the tank's roof likely let corrosion-inducing water into the tank.The board provided the update on its ongoing...More >>
  • Greenbrier County home burglarized

    Greenbrier County home burglarized

    GREENBRIER, WV (WVVA) - Homeowners return from vacation only to find their home was broken into and burglarized.The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department captured 47-year-old Jim Damron, and 26-year-old Kayla Kennedy...More >>
    GREENBRIER, WV (WVVA) - Homeowners return from vacation only to find their home was broken into and burglarized.The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department captured 47-year-old Jim Damron, and 26-year-old Kayla Kennedy...More >>
  • Man airlifted after being crushed by tree

    Man airlifted after being crushed by tree

    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - A man was airlifted Wednesday after being crushed by a tree in Fayette County.According to dispatchers, the accident occurred around 10 a.m. between...More >>
    FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - A man was airlifted Wednesday after being crushed by a tree in Fayette County.According to dispatchers, the accident occurred around 10 a.m. between...More >>
  • Robbery reported on Beckley street

    Robbery reported on Beckley street

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Beckley Police are investigating a robbery.Very little details have been given, but dispatchers say It happened around 10:30 a.m. on South Fayette Street near the...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Beckley Police are investigating a robbery.Very little details have been given, but dispatchers say It happened around 10:30 a.m. on South Fayette Street near the...More >>
  • Greenbrier Humane Society running out of room for animals

    Greenbrier Humane Society running out of room for animals

    If you're looking for a new pet, there's no better time. The Greenbrier Humane Society is so full, they will soon need to start euthanizing to make space.The shelter has had an unheard-of five-month stretch of no euthanizations...More >>
    If you're looking for a new pet, there's no better time. The Greenbrier Humane Society is so full, they will soon need to start euthanizing to make space.The shelter has had an unheard-of five-month stretch of no euthanizations...More >>
  • Z-way construction delayed in congress

    Z-way construction delayed in congress

    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - A main artery through Beckley has hit a road block in congress.Construction is underway on an extension of the Beckley bypass that would connect Stanaford to Robert C. Byrd drive.It's part of the Z-way project to improve traffic flow through the area.But according to Bill Baker, Chairman of the Beckley-Raleigh county transportation authority, funding for the project is tied up in Washington."Surely our congressman, regardless of what party, will understand the importance ...More >>
    BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) - A main artery through Beckley has hit a road block in congress.Construction is underway on an extension of the Beckley bypass that would connect Stanaford to Robert C. Byrd drive.It's part of the Z-way project to improve traffic flow through the area.But according to Bill Baker, Chairman of the Beckley-Raleigh county transportation authority, funding for the project is tied up in Washington."Surely our congressman, regardless of what party, will understand the importance ...More >>
  • Mingo magistrate sues former judge and others

    Mingo magistrate sues former judge and others

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A Mingo County magistrate has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was targeted by other officials for opposing corruption.Media outlets report that Magistrate Deloris "Dee" Sidebottom filed the lawsuit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Defendants include former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury, former prosecutor Michael Sparks and former state police Trooper Brandon Moore.The lawsuit alleges that Thornsbury, Sparks and Moore tried to force her ...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A Mingo County magistrate has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was targeted by other officials for opposing corruption.Media outlets report that Magistrate Deloris "Dee" Sidebottom filed the lawsuit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Defendants include former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury, former prosecutor Michael Sparks and former state police Trooper Brandon Moore.The lawsuit alleges that Thornsbury, Sparks and Moore tried to force her ...More >>
  • Princeton Rays players to collect canned goods for food pantry

    Princeton Rays players to collect canned goods for food pantry

    Three players each from the Princeton Rays professional baseball team will be bagging groceries for the public at four different Grant's Supermarket locations over the period of two days, July 17-18 while also collecting canned goods for a local food pantry.Thursday, July 17 from 10:30 am-12:3 will see P-Rays' players in uniform at the Grant's locations in Green Valley and Glen wood. In addition to bagging groceries, the players will ask shoppers to consider purchasing a couple of extra non-p...More >>
    Three players each from the Princeton Rays professional baseball team will be bagging groceries for the public at four different Grant's Supermarket locations over the period of two days, July 17-18 while also collecting canned goods for a local food pantry.Thursday, July 17 from 10:30 am-12:3 will see P-Rays' players in uniform at the Grant's locations in Green Valley and Glen wood. In addition to bagging groceries, the players will ask shoppers to consider purchasing a couple of extra non-p...More >>
  • Va. Governor appoints Kinser to education board

    Va. Governor appoints Kinser to education board

    (WVVA)-Tazewell County School Superintendent Christine Kinser has been appointed on the Board of Trustees to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.More >>
    (WVVA)-Tazewell County School Superintendent Christine Kinser has been appointed on the Board of Trustees to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.More >>
  • Meth-making items found along lake in Greenbrier County

    Meth-making items found along lake in Greenbrier County

    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) - A park ranger notices suspicious items along a lake, which leads to a meth bust.40-year-old Gary Brooks of Fayette County is being held on a $25,000 bond in Southern Regional Jail...More >>
    GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) - A park ranger notices suspicious items along a lake, which leads to a meth bust.40-year-old Gary Brooks of Fayette County is being held on a $25,000 bond in Southern Regional Jail...More >>
  • Man convicted of 1999 murder back in court

    Man convicted of 1999 murder back in court

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man twice-convicted in the 1999 murder of a Beckley woman is back in court in Raleigh CountyMarvin Mills was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Pamela Cabe at Richmond Cleaners in downtown Beckley...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man twice-convicted in the 1999 murder of a Beckley woman is back in court in Raleigh CountyMarvin Mills was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Pamela Cabe at Richmond Cleaners in downtown Beckley...More >>
  • WVVA reporter shot at while covering murder case

    WVVA reporter shot at while covering murder case

    Covering a homicide story this week further proved that sometimes news reporters can find themselves in harms way...just by doing their jobs. WVVA's Annie Moore was out gathering video of the Beckley apartment complex...More >>
    Covering a homicide story this week further proved that sometimes news reporters can find themselves in harms way...just by doing their jobs. WVVA's Annie Moore was out gathering video of the Beckley apartment complex...More >>
  • Coal company agrees to pay back taxes owed to McDowell County

    Coal company agrees to pay back taxes owed to McDowell County

    WELCH (WVVA) - A coal company that owes McDowell County thousands in back taxes has agreed on a payment plan with the county.Mechel Bluestone, Inc., reached a settlement with the county's tax department to pay approximately...More >>
    WELCH (WVVA) - A coal company that owes McDowell County thousands in back taxes has agreed on a payment plan with the county.Mechel Bluestone, Inc., reached a settlement with the county's tax department to pay approximately...More >>
  • Accident closes road in Beckley

    Accident closes road in Beckley

    WVVA News (Beckley) --A driver hits a power pole, and then leaves the scene early Tuesday morning.Emergency Dispatchers say the incident happened at about 2:20 A.M. in Beckley. The accident forced the closure of a portion of Prosperity Drive, near the Crossroads Mall.Bradley Prosperity Fire Department responded.More >>
    WVVA News (Beckley) --A driver hits a power pole, and then leaves the scene early Tuesday morning.Emergency Dispatchers say the incident happened at about 2:20 A.M. in Beckley. The accident forced the closure of a portion of Prosperity Drive, near the Crossroads Mall.Bradley Prosperity Fire Department responded.More >>
  • Paul Ryan and Shelley Moore Capito hold roundtable

    Paul Ryan and Shelley Moore Capito hold roundtable

    Charleston, W. Va. (WVVA) - Congressman Paul Ryan and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito hosted a roundtable discussion with small business owners on West Virginia’s economy.More >>
    Charleston, W. Va. (WVVA) - Congressman Paul Ryan and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito hosted a roundtable discussion with small business owners on West Virginia’s economy.More >>
  • Two more plea in $2 million dollar kickback scheme

    Two more plea in $2 million dollar kickback scheme

    Charleston, W Va. (WVVA)- A Wyoming County man admits to receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks while working as a maintenance manager for Arch Coal.Gary Griffith, 62, of Oceana entered a guilty plea on Monday in Charleston, W.Va. to lying to federal investigators about his role in a kickback scheme involving Arch Coal employees and outside vendors.More >>
    Charleston, W Va. (WVVA)- A Wyoming County man admits to receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks while working as a maintenance manager for Arch Coal.Gary Griffith, 62, of Oceana entered a guilty plea on Monday in Charleston, W.Va. to lying to federal investigators about his role in a kickback scheme involving Arch Coal employees and outside vendors.More >>
  • Deputies across the Two Virginias practice gun safety

    Deputies across the Two Virginias practice gun safety

    CAMP CREEK, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police across the Two Virginias begin qualifications this week. It's a series of drills to improve accuracy and quick decision-making when it counts the most.We joined Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies for timed re-loading drills and decision shooting scenarios. In these scenarios, police must quickly determine whether to shoot at a possible threat while under pressure. The target can change from a threatening to a non-threatening person, and police must quickly disc...More >>
    CAMP CREEK, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police across the Two Virginias begin qualifications this week. It's a series of drills to improve accuracy and quick decision-making when it counts the most.We joined Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies for timed re-loading drills and decision shooting scenarios. In these scenarios, police must quickly determine whether to shoot at a possible threat while under pressure. The target can change from a threatening to a non-threatening person, and police must quickly disc...More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Princeton artists "paint the town" to spark economic development

    SPECIAL REPORT: Princeton artists "paint the town" to spark economic development

    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Artists like Stefani Burchfield are working to make downtown Prinecton a better place to be."It was very exciting to be part of a community that was improving themselves and improving the place they live in."Stefani came to Mercer County from Alabama, and she says almost immediately the city's talented and welcoming team of Princeton Renaissance artists invited her to join the cause."They inspired me because they were working really hard with all the talents that the...More >>
    PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Artists like Stefani Burchfield are working to make downtown Prinecton a better place to be."It was very exciting to be part of a community that was improving themselves and improving the place they live in."Stefani came to Mercer County from Alabama, and she says almost immediately the city's talented and welcoming team of Princeton Renaissance artists invited her to join the cause."They inspired me because they were working really hard with all the talents that the...More >>
  • Bra drive for sex trafficking victims

    Bra drive for sex trafficking victims

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - The underground world of sex trafficking is now one of the fastest growing criminal trades in the world. The Little Black Box lingerie store in Lewisburg is asking women to look in their drawers, pull out lightly used bras that they never wear any more and donate them. "We're doing to donate them to Free the Girls," explains store owner Ginger Steele. "These women have been rescued from sex slavery. Free the Girls is nonprofit organization. They provide women in third world...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - The underground world of sex trafficking is now one of the fastest growing criminal trades in the world. The Little Black Box lingerie store in Lewisburg is asking women to look in their drawers, pull out lightly used bras that they never wear any more and donate them. "We're doing to donate them to Free the Girls," explains store owner Ginger Steele. "These women have been rescued from sex slavery. Free the Girls is nonprofit organization. They provide women in third world...More >>
  • Report of domestic dispute leads to pot bust in Summers County

    Report of domestic dispute leads to pot bust in Summers County

    HINTON (WVVA) - A domestic dispute leads an unhappy wife to turn her husband in for growing marijuana.Christopher Cody is in Southern Regional Jail, charged with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and cultivation of marijuana...More >>
    HINTON (WVVA) - A domestic dispute leads an unhappy wife to turn her husband in for growing marijuana.Christopher Cody is in Southern Regional Jail, charged with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and cultivation of marijuana...More >>
  • Head on collision blocks White Sulphur Springs traffic over an hour

    Head on collision blocks White Sulphur Springs traffic over an hour

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WVVA) - A car accident in White Sulphur Springs holds up traffic for an hour this morning. Dispatchers say the first call came in about 8 a.m...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WVVA) - A car accident in White Sulphur Springs holds up traffic for an hour this morning. Dispatchers say the first call came in about 8 a.m...More >>
  • Tornado confirmed in West Virginia

    Tornado confirmed in West Virginia

    GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Taylor County last week during a summer storm.The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four-and-a-half miles and carried winds of up to 100 miles per hour.The tornado damaged two homes, destroyed a carport and uprooted or snapped numerous trees. There were no injuries.The weather service says the tornado touched down around 3:55 p.m. last Tuesday about 2 miles north of Grafton. The twist...More >>
    GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Taylor County last week during a summer storm.The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four-and-a-half miles and carried winds of up to 100 miles per hour.The tornado damaged two homes, destroyed a carport and uprooted or snapped numerous trees. There were no injuries.The weather service says the tornado touched down around 3:55 p.m. last Tuesday about 2 miles north of Grafton. The twist...More >>
  • Fenton Art Glass Museum to hold final auction

    Fenton Art Glass Museum to hold final auction

    WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- More than 500 Fenton Art Glass pieces are expected to be sold when the Fenton Art Glass Museum holds its final auction.Collectors from around the world are expected to attend the July 26 auction at the Dexter City Auction Gallery in Dexter City, Ohio. The auction is the last of three to be held.Fenton Art Glass in Williamstown stopped traditional production in 2011 and now produces jewelry beads. The museum closed in December 2013.Fenton historian Jim Measell tells...More >>
    WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- More than 500 Fenton Art Glass pieces are expected to be sold when the Fenton Art Glass Museum holds its final auction.Collectors from around the world are expected to attend the July 26 auction at the Dexter City Auction Gallery in Dexter City, Ohio. The auction is the last of three to be held.Fenton Art Glass in Williamstown stopped traditional production in 2011 and now produces jewelry beads. The museum closed in December 2013.Fenton historian Jim Measell tells...More >>
  • Upcoming teen center repeatedly vandalized

    Upcoming teen center repeatedly vandalized

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A youth pastor is trying to turn an old high school into a teen community center. There's just one problem... every time they make progress, vandals come in and set them back....More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A youth pastor is trying to turn an old high school into a teen community center. There's just one problem... every time they make progress, vandals come in and set them back....More >>
  • W.Va. woman celebrates her one-century birthday

    W.Va. woman celebrates her one-century birthday

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- For one woman, Thursday was a day many people would be fortunate to reach. Felicia Jones Caldwell celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family during a special luncheon at The Char restaurant in Raleigh County on Sunday.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- For one woman, Thursday was a day many people would be fortunate to reach. Felicia Jones Caldwell celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family during a special luncheon at The Char restaurant in Raleigh County on Sunday.More >>
  • Theater to honor local business man

    Theater to honor local business man

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A theater company giving back to honor a man who gave much to his community. Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, there will be special performances of "The Miss Firecracker Contest" at the Raleigh Playhouse.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A theater company giving back to honor a man who gave much to his community. Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, there will be special performances of "The Miss Firecracker Contest" at the Raleigh Playhouse.
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  • Second arrest made in Beckley doctor attack

    Second arrest made in Beckley doctor attack

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Another arrest is made in the case of an attack on a Beckley doctor. Kimberly Dawn Adkins of Shady Spring was charged was malicious assault on a healthcare worker and providing false information to authorities.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Another arrest is made in the case of an attack on a Beckley doctor. Kimberly Dawn Adkins of Shady Spring was charged was malicious assault on a healthcare worker and providing false information to authorities.
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  • Man accused of "stomping" on girlfriend

    Man accused of "stomping" on girlfriend

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    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Bernard Mines, 42, has been charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Corporal Dave McMillan with the West Virginia State Police says just after 10 p.m. Saturday night, he was driving down Route 60 in White Sulphur Springs when someone flagged him to pull over. McMillan tells WVVA that the witness saw mines throw down a woman and "stomp" on her. He says he found Mines' live-in girlfriend scared and shaken with r...More >>
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Bernard Mines, 42, has been charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Corporal Dave McMillan with the West Virginia State Police says just after 10 p.m. Saturday night, he was driving down Route 60 in White Sulphur Springs when someone flagged him to pull over. McMillan tells WVVA that the witness saw mines throw down a woman and "stomp" on her. He says he found Mines' live-in girlfriend scared and shaken with r...More >>
  • Air checks not planned during W.Va. tank removal

    Air checks not planned during W.Va. tank removal

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State and federal environmental officials say they don't have a way to monitor air quality as chemical storage tanks are taken down at the industrial site that fouled public drinking supplies for 300,000 West Virginia water customers.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State and federal environmental officials say they don't have a way to monitor air quality as chemical storage tanks are taken down at the industrial site that fouled public drinking supplies for 300,000 West Virginia water customers.More >>
  • W.Va. attorney general warms of E-ZPass scam

    W.Va. attorney general warms of E-ZPass scam

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a scam targeting E-ZPass customers.More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a scam targeting E-ZPass customers.More >>
  • W.Va. moviegoers flee amid shooting threat

    W.Va. moviegoers flee amid shooting threat

    NITRO, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia authorities say several people fled a Nitro movie theater after one customer threatened to shoot another.More >>
    NITRO, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia authorities say several people fled a Nitro movie theater after one customer threatened to shoot another.
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  • Two Bluefields renew their vows as young couple weds

    Two Bluefields renew their vows as young couple weds

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -- Saturday was a special wedding anniversary, but not for two people -- for two communities.More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -- Saturday was a special wedding anniversary, but not for two people -- for two communities.More >>
  • Woman killed in bizarre campground accident

    Woman killed in bizarre campground accident

    Dickenson County, V a. (WVVA)-One woman is killed and another is hospitalized with life threatening injuries following a bizarre motor vehicle accident at a Virginia campground. According to Corinne Geller with the Virginia State Police, the accident happened Thursday night at the Pound River Campground on Ramey Flats Road.More >>
    Dickenson County, V a. (WVVA)-One woman is killed and another is hospitalized with life threatening injuries following a bizarre motor vehicle accident at a Virginia campground. According to Corinne Geller with the Virginia State Police, the accident happened Thursday night at the Pound River Campground on Ramey Flats Road.More >>
  • Survivors and supporters celebrate Relay for Life in Raleigh County

    Survivors and supporters celebrate Relay for Life in Raleigh County

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Approximately 1,000 people gathered at Crossroads Mall to join in the fight against cancer. The 2014 Raleigh County Relay for Life kicked off Friday at 6 p.m.According to statistics, around 40-percent of Americans will be plagued with cancer at some point in their lives. That number is typically higher in West Virginia. Plus, cancer also affects family members.The Raleigh County Relay for Life is typically one of the larger relays in the two Virginias. It has been part of th...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Approximately 1,000 people gathered at Crossroads Mall to join in the fight against cancer. The 2014 Raleigh County Relay for Life kicked off Friday at 6 p.m.According to statistics, around 40-percent of Americans will be plagued with cancer at some point in their lives. That number is typically higher in West Virginia. Plus, cancer also affects family members.The Raleigh County Relay for Life is typically one of the larger relays in the two Virginias. It has been part of th...More >>
  • Celebrating the History of John Henry

    Celebrating the History of John Henry

    TALCOTT (WVVA)- The 17th Annual John Henry Days weekend event is coming up in Talcott.The event is July 11th-July 13th 2014. The legend of John Henry states that he worked as a "steel-driver" in Talcott. His job was to lay railroad tracks and dig a train tunnel. One day he was tasked to race against a steam powered hammer, which he won, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand and heart giving out from stress. To honor the legend Talcott residents host the annual event. The event is...More >>
    TALCOTT (WVVA)- The 17th Annual John Henry Days weekend event is coming up in Talcott.The event is July 11th-July 13th 2014. The legend of John Henry states that he worked as a "steel-driver" in Talcott. His job was to lay railroad tracks and dig a train tunnel. One day he was tasked to race against a steam powered hammer, which he won, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand and heart giving out from stress. To honor the legend Talcott residents host the annual event. The event is...More >>
  • First Draft of WV Dangerous Wild Animals List Released

    First Draft of WV Dangerous Wild Animals List Released

    (WVVA)- West Virginia government officials have released the first draft of a list which labels many animals as "dangerous", and this hasn't been sitting well with some pet owners and pet store owners.This list comes in lieu of the West Virginia Dangerous Wild Animals Act which Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law earlier this year.The law mandated the creation of the Dangerous Wild Animal Board, which has recently labeled many species of animals, including all species of turtles, rabbit...More >>
    (WVVA)- West Virginia government officials have released the first draft of a list which labels many animals as "dangerous", and this hasn't been sitting well with some pet owners and pet store owners.This list comes in lieu of the West Virginia Dangerous Wild Animals Act which Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law earlier this year.The law mandated the creation of the Dangerous Wild Animal Board, which has recently labeled many species of animals, including all species of turtles, rabbit...More >>
  • State Police and Rainelle PD Make Meth Arrest

    State Police and Rainelle PD Make Meth Arrest

    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Jerry Rogers of Hines, WV is in Southern Regional Jail for meth related charges. According to West Virginia State Police they found meth making materials in his home. He was already on home confinement for previous meth charges. He is now charged with operating a meth lab and possession of meth making materials.More >>
    RAINELLE (WVVA)- Jerry Rogers of Hines, WV is in Southern Regional Jail for meth related charges. According to West Virginia State Police they found meth making materials in his home. He was already on home confinement for previous meth charges. He is now charged with operating a meth lab and possession of meth making materials.More >>
  • Arrest made in Glen Daniel Dollar General robbery

    Arrest made in Glen Daniel Dollar General robbery

    GLEN DANIEL - A Glen Daniel man has been charged in connection with a pair of robberies at Dollar General. Melvin William Powers, 30, of Fairdale, has been charged with two counts of...More >>
    GLEN DANIEL - A Glen Daniel man has been charged in connection with a pair of robberies at Dollar General. Melvin William Powers, 30, of Fairdale, has been charged with two counts of...More >>
  • 12th Annual Tazewell Co. Fiddlers' Convention underway

    12th Annual Tazewell Co. Fiddlers' Convention underway

    The 12th Annual Tazewell County Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention will be held July 11-13 at Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell, Va. Several contests for different categories will be held with cash prizes available....More >>
    The 12th Annual Tazewell County Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention will be held July 11-13 at Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell, Va. Several contests for different categories will be held with cash prizes available....More >>
  • Rahall slams court decision on EPA ruling

    Rahall slams court decision on EPA ruling

    WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) slammed today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that overturns a previous court decision and upholds EPA’s “Enhanced Coordination Process,” ...More >>
    WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) slammed today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that overturns a previous court decision and upholds EPA’s “Enhanced Coordination Process,” ...
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  • Have a voice on EPA's proposed carbon emissions rule

    Have a voice on EPA's proposed carbon emissions rule

    (WVVA)- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is encouraging people to submit their concerns to the Federal Register regarding the new Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that limits carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plantsMore >>
    (WVVA)- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is encouraging people to submit their concerns to the Federal Register regarding the new Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that limits carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plantsMore >>
  • Vigil held for teen killed in police shooting

    Vigil held for teen killed in police shooting

    Kegley, W. Va. (WVVA) It’s been four weeks since a Mercer County teen died in an officer involved shooting. Thursday evening, dozens gathered to remember Timmy Hill, 18, and celebrate his life. Friends and family of the young man held a candle light vigil near the area where he died.-about five hundred feet from his homeMore >>
    Kegley, W. Va. (WVVA) It’s been four weeks since a Mercer County teen died in an officer involved shooting. Thursday evening, dozens gathered to remember Timmy Hill, 18, and celebrate his life. Friends and family of the young man held a candle light vigil near the area where he died.-about five hundred feet from his homeMore >>
  • Theatre WV opens 2014 season Friday

    Theatre WV opens 2014 season Friday

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A time-honored tradition in southern West Virginia was almost completely lost, but thanks to a group of believers, the show will go one this summer.At the end of 2013, Theatre West Virginia closed for about three months. After a lot of hard work from people across the state, the theatre has re-opened and will put on their first show Friday night, July 11 at 8 p.m. at the outdoor theatre in Grandview.This season will be condensed compared to years past -- 17 showings of Hatfi...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A time-honored tradition in southern West Virginia was almost completely lost, but thanks to a group of believers, the show will go one this summer.At the end of 2013, Theatre West Virginia closed for about three months. After a lot of hard work from people across the state, the theatre has re-opened and will put on their first show Friday night, July 11 at 8 p.m. at the outdoor theatre in Grandview.This season will be condensed compared to years past -- 17 showings of Hatfi...More >>
  • A Team Safety Driving School in WV

    A Team Safety Driving School in WV

    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Omar Albouhosn is teaming up with a family member, Norman Hamden and State Farm Agent Wes Winkle to put on a "Team Safety Driving School."Judge Albouhosn says, "It's a defensive driving course. It teaches young drivers, teenagers and even adults how to avoid hazards on the road. You know, how to come out of a skid, how to control yourself if there's a road hazard in the middle of the road and how to do the maximum breaking or proper breaking...More >>
    PRINCETON (WVVA)- Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Omar Albouhosn is teaming up with a family member, Norman Hamden and State Farm Agent Wes Winkle to put on a "Team Safety Driving School."Judge Albouhosn says, "It's a defensive driving course. It teaches young drivers, teenagers and even adults how to avoid hazards on the road. You know, how to come out of a skid, how to control yourself if there's a road hazard in the middle of the road and how to do the maximum breaking or proper breaking...More >>
  • Officials with the Two Bluefields Celebrate 90 Years of Marriage

    Officials with the Two Bluefields Celebrate 90 Years of Marriage

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Saturday, July 12th, marks the 90th anniversary of the marriage of the two Bluefields. Graham, Virginia's change to Bluefield, Virginia in 1924 was marked by the marriage of a Virginia man to a West Virginia woman near the state line.Officials with the two Bluefields, including the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau, plan to duplicate this ceremony on Saturday with the marriage of 23-year-old Cody Woodall of Virginia to 20-year-old Stephanie Muncy of West Virginia....More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Saturday, July 12th, marks the 90th anniversary of the marriage of the two Bluefields. Graham, Virginia's change to Bluefield, Virginia in 1924 was marked by the marriage of a Virginia man to a West Virginia woman near the state line.Officials with the two Bluefields, including the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau, plan to duplicate this ceremony on Saturday with the marriage of 23-year-old Cody Woodall of Virginia to 20-year-old Stephanie Muncy of West Virginia....More >>
  • Raleigh County murder suspect in court

    Raleigh County murder suspect in court

    Photo by Annie MoorePhoto by Annie Moore
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Probable cause is found against a suspect accused of murdering a man inside the victim's business.Don Dicken of Pax had a preliminary hearing today in Raleigh County. He's charged in the beating death...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - Probable cause is found against a suspect accused of murdering a man inside the victim's business.Don Dicken of Pax had a preliminary hearing today in Raleigh County. He's charged in the beating death...More >>
  • Tazewell County releases July 2014 indictments

    Tazewell County releases July 2014 indictments

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Tazewell County has released indictments from the July sitting of the grand jury.There were 150 indictments presented for a total of 533 counts....More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Tazewell County has released indictments from the July sitting of the grand jury.There were 150 indictments presented for a total of 533 counts....More >>
  • 2nd man in Arch Coal kickback case pleads guilty

    2nd man in Arch Coal kickback case pleads guilty

    CHARLESTON (AP) -- A second Logan County man has pleaded guilty in connection to a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine.In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Alvis Porter pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to pay employment taxes. He faces up to five years in prison.The 61-year-old admitted to paying $400,000 in kickbacks to the manager at Arch's Mountain Laurel Mining complex in Logan County.Porter, formerly Logan's circuit clerk, will be sentenced Oct. 16.Three former Arch employees and sev...More >>
    CHARLESTON (AP) -- A second Logan County man has pleaded guilty in connection to a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine.In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Alvis Porter pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to pay employment taxes. He faces up to five years in prison.The 61-year-old admitted to paying $400,000 in kickbacks to the manager at Arch's Mountain Laurel Mining complex in Logan County.Porter, formerly Logan's circuit clerk, will be sentenced Oct. 16.Three former Arch employees and sev...More >>
  • Bluefield woman sentenced for role in Nigerian wire fraud scheme

    Bluefield woman sentenced for role in Nigerian wire fraud scheme

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme.U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield...More >>
    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme.U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield...More >>
  • An accident sends one person to the hospital in Mercer County

    An accident sends one person to the hospital in Mercer County

    MERCER (WVVA) – At least one person is taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center following an accident on Browning Lambert Mountain Road.More >>
    MERCER (WVVA) – At least one person is taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center following an accident on Browning Lambert Mountain Road.More >>
  • Multiple Crews battle a structure fire in a local subdivision

    Multiple Crews battle a structure fire in a local subdivision

    FAYETTE (WVVA) – Crews work all morning fighting a structure fire in a subdivision.  More >>
    FAYETTE (WVVA) – Crews work all morning fighting a structure fire in a subdivision.  More >>
  • Arbogast pleads guilty to heroin charges

    Arbogast pleads guilty to heroin charges

    Tiffany Arbogast, 24, of Lewisburg, West Virginia appeared in federal court in Beckley Wednesday to plead guilty to distributing heroin to an informant in December of 2012. Arbogast also admitted that she had distributed between five and ten grams of heroin over a period of time. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 when she is sentenced in October.More >>
    Tiffany Arbogast, 24, of Lewisburg, West Virginia appeared in federal court in Beckley Wednesday to plead guilty to distributing heroin to an informant in December of 2012. Arbogast also admitted that she had distributed between five and ten grams of heroin over a period of time. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 when she is sentenced in October.More >>
  • Harshaw sentenced on drug charges

    Harshaw sentenced on drug charges

    Michael Harshaw, 38, of Hinton, West Virginia appeared before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger on drug charges in federal court in Beckley.Harshaw was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting up a transaction to distribute five oxycodone pills to a police informant in October of 2012. He also admitted that he was in possession of a quantity of xanax pills. Both offenses occurred in Hinton. Harshaw received an additional two years in prison for violating the...More >>
    Michael Harshaw, 38, of Hinton, West Virginia appeared before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger on drug charges in federal court in Beckley.Harshaw was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting up a transaction to distribute five oxycodone pills to a police informant in October of 2012. He also admitted that he was in possession of a quantity of xanax pills. Both offenses occurred in Hinton. Harshaw received an additional two years in prison for violating the...More >>
  • Wildfire risk assessment website

    Wildfire risk assessment website

    News Release-- Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry have unveiled a new web portal that will help homeowners and communities determine their wildfire risk – and take measures to mitigate potential hazards.More >>
    News Release-- Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry have unveiled a new web portal that will help homeowners and communities determine their wildfire risk – and take measures to mitigate potential hazards.More >>
  • Truck goes over embankment in Bluefield

    Truck goes over embankment in Bluefield

    A driver was injured after his truck plunged 25 yards down an embankment. It happened on Stoney Ridge Road in Bluefield, West Virginia Wednesday night. The truck was flipped on its top. EMS, firefighters and police had to break a window to get the driver out of the vehicle. He suffered injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. The driver was transported to a local hospital.More >>
    A driver was injured after his truck plunged 25 yards down an embankment. It happened on Stoney Ridge Road in Bluefield, West Virginia Wednesday night. The truck was flipped on its top. EMS, firefighters and police had to break a window to get the driver out of the vehicle. He suffered injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. The driver was transported to a local hospital.More >>
  • Vote for WVSP in "Best Looking Cruiser" contest

    Vote for WVSP in "Best Looking Cruiser" contest

    (WVVA)-The West Virginia State Police is entered into the American Association of State Troopers "Best Looking Cruiser" contest. The winner of this free contest will have their cruiser profiled on the next national newsletter from the AAST.More >>
    (WVVA)-The West Virginia State Police is entered into the American Association of State Troopers "Best Looking Cruiser" contest. The winner of this free contest will have their cruiser profiled on the next national newsletter from the AAST.More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: After the Storms

    SLIDESHOW: After the Storms

    One of the best parts of summer thunderstorms are the skies afterwards. Here are some photos taken by viewers around the Two Virginias after passing storms on July 8th!More >>
    One of the best parts of summer thunderstorms are the skies afterwards. Here are some photos taken by viewers around the Two Virginias after passing storms on July 8th!More >>
  • WV teams up with 8 other states to battle proposed clean power regulations

    WV teams up with 8 other states to battle proposed clean power regulations

    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- West Virginia officials are firing back at the Environmental Protection Agency after last month's proposed clean power regulations. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office, along with 8 other states including Kentucky and Ohio, has filed a bi-partisan "friend of the court" brief that urges the US Court of Appeals to rule the proposal "illegal."Under the EPA's plan, carbon emissions would be cut by 30% by the year 2030 using state-by-state emission targets. ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- West Virginia officials are firing back at the Environmental Protection Agency after last month's proposed clean power regulations. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office, along with 8 other states including Kentucky and Ohio, has filed a bi-partisan "friend of the court" brief that urges the US Court of Appeals to rule the proposal "illegal."Under the EPA's plan, carbon emissions would be cut by 30% by the year 2030 using state-by-state emission targets. ...More >>
  • Food pantry expected to serve record meals this summer

    Food pantry expected to serve record meals this summer

    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A food pantry that serves more meals in two hours than some restaurants do all day is expected to hit an all-time high this summer.Located on Prince Street in Beckley, Carpenter's Corner is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a warm and free lunch to anyone who stops by, no questions asked.A typical day for them used to be 100 meals served. Now staff members tell WVVA they average between 150 and 180 meals a day. They think they w...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A food pantry that serves more meals in two hours than some restaurants do all day is expected to hit an all-time high this summer.Located on Prince Street in Beckley, Carpenter's Corner is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a warm and free lunch to anyone who stops by, no questions asked.A typical day for them used to be 100 meals served. Now staff members tell WVVA they average between 150 and 180 meals a day. They think they w...More >>
  • Town of Richlands presented with new flags to refresh town's look

    Town of Richlands presented with new flags to refresh town's look

    At the Richlands Town Council meeting on July 8, several American flags and Richlands flags were presented to refresh the town's display of flags.Karen Patton, President of the Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce made the flag presentation at the Richlands Town Council. The Chamber donated ten American flags and 14 Town of Richlands Flags to jumpstart the town's upcoming campaign to raise money to buy flags to replace the worn out flags around the town.People will have the opportunity to buy A...More >>
    At the Richlands Town Council meeting on July 8, several American flags and Richlands flags were presented to refresh the town's display of flags.Karen Patton, President of the Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce made the flag presentation at the Richlands Town Council. The Chamber donated ten American flags and 14 Town of Richlands Flags to jumpstart the town's upcoming campaign to raise money to buy flags to replace the worn out flags around the town.People will have the opportunity to buy A...More >>
  • Ramey hosting two-day Red Cross blood drive in Princeton

    Ramey hosting two-day Red Cross blood drive in Princeton

    Ramey Chevrolet in Princeton is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. The blood drive lasts during two days, July 9 from noon to 5 pm, and on Thursday, July 10 from 10 am to 3 pm.They hope to meet a goal of 24 pints today. The American Red Cross is low on blood over the summer and they need as much help as possible. Eddie Williams, the general manager at Ramey Auto Group, says that during the summer months the need for blood is higher. People are more active and doing activities like hik...More >>
    Ramey Chevrolet in Princeton is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. The blood drive lasts during two days, July 9 from noon to 5 pm, and on Thursday, July 10 from 10 am to 3 pm.They hope to meet a goal of 24 pints today. The American Red Cross is low on blood over the summer and they need as much help as possible. Eddie Williams, the general manager at Ramey Auto Group, says that during the summer months the need for blood is higher. People are more active and doing activities like hik...More >>
  • Man dies after police-involved shooting in Virginia

    Man dies after police-involved shooting

    Man dies after police-involved shooting

    One person is dead after a police-involved shooting in Virginia. According to Virginia State Police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a call that an armed man had barricaded himself inside a residence on Rocky Hill Road. That person was Dennis Morrell, 55.More >>
    One person is dead after a police-involved shooting in Virginia. According to Virginia State Police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a call that an armed man had barricaded himself inside a residence on Rocky Hill Road. That person was Dennis Morrell, 55.More >>
  • Tazewell County Sheriff's Office warns of IRS scam

    Tazewell County Sheriff's Office warns of IRS scam

    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Authorities in Tazewell County are warning residents about a phone scam that attempts to convince potential victims they owe money to the IRS.The caller -- in a heavy accent -- claims to be with the IRS and tells potential victims...More >>
    TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Authorities in Tazewell County are warning residents about a phone scam that attempts to convince potential victims they owe money to the IRS.The caller -- in a heavy accent -- claims to be with the IRS and tells potential victims...More >>
  • Bridge to close temporarily at R.D. Bailey Lake

    Bridge to close temporarily at R.D. Bailey Lake

    HUNTINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Coal Mountain Bridge at R.D. Bailey Lake near Justice, will be closed temporarily starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 18....More >>
    HUNTINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Coal Mountain Bridge at R.D. Bailey Lake near Justice, will be closed temporarily starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 18....More >>
  • Shoplifting investigation leads to meth lab arrest

    Shoplifting investigation leads to meth lab arrest

    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Lewisburg Police responding to a shoplifting complaint arrested a Fayette County man on narcotics charges Tuesday night. John Dillon Syner, 21, of Winona is charged with one felony count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab...More >>
    LEWISBURG (WVVA) - Lewisburg Police responding to a shoplifting complaint arrested a Fayette County man on narcotics charges Tuesday night. John Dillon Syner, 21, of Winona is charged with one felony count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab...More >>
  • McDowell inmate sentenced for possessing homemade knife

    McDowell inmate sentenced for possessing homemade knife

    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE)– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a federal inmate was sentenced to fifteen additional months in federal prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated. Billy Williams...More >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE)– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a federal inmate was sentenced to fifteen additional months in federal prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated. Billy Williams...More >>
  • Mercer County man sentenced on child porn charges

    Mercer County man sentenced on child porn charges

    Mercer County man sentenced on child porn charges

    Johnny Richard Rowe, 61, of Bluewell, will spend eight years and a month in prison. He pleaded guilty back in January to possessing child porn.More >>
    Johnny Richard Rowe, 61, of Bluewell, will spend eight years and a month in prison. He pleaded guilty back in January to possessing child porn.More >>
  • Bluewell man gets 8 years for child porn

    Bluewell man gets 8 years for child porn

    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – Johnny Richard Rowe, of Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, was sentenced today to eight years and a month in prison for a federal child pornography offense...More >>
    CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – Johnny Richard Rowe, of Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, was sentenced today to eight years and a month in prison for a federal child pornography offense...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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  • Burglary suspect enters plea

    Burglary suspect enters plea

    Raleigh County (WVVA) –A man charged with burglarizing a home pleads guilty in court. Jason Pittman faces up to 15 years in prison.More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA) –A man charged with burglarizing a home pleads guilty in court. Jason Pittman faces up to 15 years in prison.More >>
  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.More >>
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.More >>
  • Beckley's Ice Cream Man shut down

    Beckley's Ice Cream Man shut down

    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A popular ice cream man has been shut down due to unsanitary conditions.New River Park in Beckley is now going to be without Al Jessup, a.k.a. the Ice Cream Man.The West Virginia Department of Health has ordered him to close up shop until he cleans everything up.Part of the reason was for roaches, mold, and mildew.He was also recently evicted from his home due in part to the unsanitary conditions.Investigating Officer James Quesenberry says after Jessup's eviction, there were...More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA) - A popular ice cream man has been shut down due to unsanitary conditions.New River Park in Beckley is now going to be without Al Jessup, a.k.a. the Ice Cream Man.The West Virginia Department of Health has ordered him to close up shop until he cleans everything up.Part of the reason was for roaches, mold, and mildew.He was also recently evicted from his home due in part to the unsanitary conditions.Investigating Officer James Quesenberry says after Jessup's eviction, there were...More >>
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