Competency evaluation ordered in UVa-Wise gun hoax - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Competency evaluation ordered in UVa-Wise gun hoax

ABINDGON, Va. (AP) -- A University of Virginia-Wise student accused of falsely reporting a gunman on campus will undergo a competency evaluation.
Bryant Alexander Hairston's arraignment had been scheduled for Thursday.
The Bristol Herald-Courier reports that the arraignment is being postponed until after the evaluation.
U.S. District Judge Pamela Meade Sargent approved a defense request for the evaluation last week.
The 20-year-old Martinsville resident is accused of calling 911 on Jan. 23 and reporting that he had seen a gunman on campus. The call prompted university officials to place the school on lockdown.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • UPDATE: Second suspect in home invasion robberies captured in Mercer County

    UPDATE: Second suspect in home invasion robberies captured in Mercer County

    The second suspect wanted in a string of home invasion robberies targeting elderly people in at least three states has been captured.

    More >>

    The second suspect wanted in a string of home invasion robberies targeting elderly people in at least three states has been captured.

    More >>
  • Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:26:27 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:17:12 GMT
    (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...(Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
  • Help name the newly merged Princeton-Bluefield Chamber of Commerce!

    Help name the newly merged Princeton-Bluefield Chamber of Commerce!

    The Bluefield and Princeton Chambers of Commerce voted to merge back in February. Today, for the first time, the board of directors and their families came together for a meet and greet.  What better way to bond than over BBQ? The food was provided by the Bluefield Regional Hospital and the Princeton Community Hospital. The only thing missing from the gathering was a new name for the merged chamber. Here's how you can get involved: Rebekah Ritter, Chairman ...More >>
    The Bluefield and Princeton Chambers of Commerce voted to merge back in February. Today, for the first time, the board of directors and their families came together for a meet and greet.  What better way to bond than over BBQ? The food was provided by the Bluefield Regional Hospital and the Princeton Community Hospital. The only thing missing from the gathering was a new name for the merged chamber. Here's how you can get involved: Rebekah Ritter, Chairman ...More >>
  • Free program boosts kids reading levels during summer

    A program called Energy Express in Greenbrier County says students can fall behind in academics and risk nutritional deficiencies. To combat the issue Energy Express aims to give kids two meals per day and plenty of reading practice. 

    More >>

    A program called Energy Express in Greenbrier County says students can fall behind in academics and risk nutritional deficiencies. To combat the issue Energy Express aims to give kids two meals per day and plenty of reading practice. 

    More >>
  • Rescue group works to change the pit bull stigma

    Rescue group works to change the pit bull stigma

    Pit Bull Second Chance Rescue is working to change people's opinions about pit bulls.

    More >>

    Pit Bull Second Chance Rescue is working to change people's opinions about pit bulls.

    More >>
  • Bluefield Yarn Company holding Christmas in July ornament knitting class

    Bluefield Yarn Company holding Christmas in July ornament knitting class

    The Bluefield Yarn Company is getting in the Christmas spirit this Saturday. Owner Karen Rideout is holding a Christmas ornament knitting class from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Company store on Federal Street in Bluefield, West Virginia. The class is geared toward intermediate knitters, who will be creating round ornaments by knitting around styrofoam balls. Rideout says that knitting is a great stress-relieving social activity, and if you're interested in making your own Christmas ornament...

    More >>

    The Bluefield Yarn Company is getting in the Christmas spirit this Saturday. Owner Karen Rideout is holding a Christmas ornament knitting class from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Company store on Federal Street in Bluefield, West Virginia. The class is geared toward intermediate knitters, who will be creating round ornaments by knitting around styrofoam balls. Rideout says that knitting is a great stress-relieving social activity, and if you're interested in making your own Christmas ornament...

    More >>
  • Raleigh County: 3 charged with trafficking heroin, fentanyl

    Raleigh County: 3 charged with trafficking heroin, fentanyl

    Law enforcement in Raleigh County arrested three people on drug charges after searching a home in Stanaford.

    More >>

    Law enforcement in Raleigh County arrested three people on drug charges after searching a home in Stanaford.

    More >>
  • A new chapter begins in Beckley

    A new chapter begins in Beckley

    In 1929 Ernest Chilson opened the exclusive Black Knight country club. Leslie Baker, Director of Parks and Rec said, "Colonel Ernest Chilson was the brainchild behind the club. He was the general manager of Raleigh Coal and Coke, and he was very progressive and he really fought, and he was unusual for his time. He was kind of anti-union. He wanted to make sure everything was really good for the coal company and the people that work there... He built it as a place for a...More >>
    In 1929 Ernest Chilson opened the exclusive Black Knight country club. Leslie Baker, Director of Parks and Rec said, "Colonel Ernest Chilson was the brainchild behind the club. He was the general manager of Raleigh Coal and Coke, and he was very progressive and he really fought, and he was unusual for his time. He was kind of anti-union. He wanted to make sure everything was really good for the coal company and the people that work there... He built it as a place for a...More >>
Powered by Frankly