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

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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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>>

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.Police say a man walked in the front door and told the employee he had a weapon. An unknown amount of cash was removed from the register and safe and the suspect left out of the back door.The suspect is described as a white man, about five-feet-six inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a green hooded jacket, khaki ... More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville. More>>

Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond. More>>

Beckley's Ice Cream Man shut down Video included

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 Video included

(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 Video included

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 Video included

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

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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Bluefield economy benefits from traffic congestion after tunnel fire Video included

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

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

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Sophia, W. Va. (WVVA) -A teacher is charged with hitting a student multiple times with his vehicle... More>>

Travel tips for detoured motorists Video included

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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>>

Honoring Korean War Veterans Video included

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

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 Video included

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

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

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 (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

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 Video included

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

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 Video included

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>>

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  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
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