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    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 >>

WEATHER
The widely predicted thunderstorms that traveled over Appalachian Power territory last night and  this morning caused only minor power outages.

However, today additional unexpected storm cells developed over Ohio and moved across Appalachian Power territory this afternoon, causing widespread power outages. High winds were associated with these storms, with 68-70 mile an hour wind gusts recorded in the Roanoke area. The system is now moving out of Appalachian Power territory. Weather is expected to dry out and cool off for the next several days, which will aid in service restoration.

OUTAGES
As of 5 p.m., almost 125,000 Appalachian Power customers are without electric service, with 106,000 of those customers in Virginia and an additional 18,000 customers in West Virginia without power as a result of the storm.  

RESOURCES
More than 600 contract line workers have been requested to assist Appalachian Power crews and local contractors. More than 200 of these were previously secured and are moving into the hardest hit areas tonight and tomorrow morning. The remaining crews will set out tomorrow. In addition, as power is restored in West Virginia, our crews will move into Virginia to assist in restoration.

RESTORATION
Until assessors can provide a clearer picture of the amount of damage caused by the storm, we are unable to provide detailed restoration estimates with any degree of accuracy.

We will continue to provide information to you as the storm passes through our area and the restoration effort moves forward.

A "snapshot" view of current outages is available anytime at AppalachianPower.com. Go to the Outages and Problems section of the site and click "View Outage Map."

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