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Top 10 stories from 2014 on WVVA.com

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(WVVA) As we look forward to the new year, here is a list of the top ten stories read on WVVA.com in 2014.

  1. UPDATE: All lanes of I-77 reopened at tunnel, day after fire-This follow-up story was posted on July 25, one day after a tractor trailer catches fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel. The tractor trailer was hauling paper boxes and had 200 gallons of fuel onboard when the fire started. Both lanes though the tunnel were closed for several hours and northbound entrance (the location of the fire) did not open for more than 24 hours. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/26115117/2014/07/25/east-river-mountain-tunnel-shutdown-due-to-vehicle-fire
  2. 47 arrested in Tazewell County drug roundup-Nearly five dozen people were arrested in Tazewell County back in mid-August on drug trafficking charges. A total of 150 indictments were presented to the Grand Jury on a total of 533 counts. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/26292795/2014/08/15/47-arrested-in-tazewell-county-drug-roundup
  3. Police seize 190 pounds of illegally harvested ginseng-The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources seized $180, 000 worth of the popular root plus stolen guns, illegal drugs, and $30,000 in cash. The story was originally posted on September 19. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/26563681/2014/09/18/police-seize-190-pounds-of-illegally-harvested-ginseng
  4. 40 individuals arrested in Buchanan County drug roundup-This story was first posted on WVVA.com on April 1. Numerous amounts of narcotics were seized during the operation. The story included a full list of those charged and mugshots of 15 suspected drug offenders. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/25134849/2014/04/01/forty-individuals-arrested-in-buchanan-county-drug-round-up
  5. 21 arrested in McDowell County drug roundup- As you have probably noticed, WVVA.com readers enjoy stories about illegal drug trafficking crimes. This particular story was posted on March 14. It included a list of everyone arrested (mostly in the War, WV area), what charges they face, and pictures of a dozen people charged. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/24979224/2014/03/14/12-arrested-in-mcdowell-county-drug-roundup
  6. UPDATE: Flood recovery underway in McDowell County- Several houses were damaged in the Panther and Bull Creek areas of McDowell County after flooding on June 4. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/25700754/2014/06/05/flooding-reported-in-mcdowell-county
  7. 28 busted in drug roundup in Raleigh County-This story was posted on December 19. It included the full list of those charged and the mugshots of more than 10 suspected drug offenders. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/27669766/2014/12/19/28-busted-in-drug-roundup-in-raleigh-county
  8. A teen reported missing since 2012 is found in Welch, WV-A teenager reported missing from Ohio for more than 2 years is found with a 50 year old man in McDowell County. Dajanae Harmon was 16 when she went missing. She told police what had happened to her after officers responded to a domestic call at a Welch hotel on November 7. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/27327462/2014/11/07/a-teen-reported-missing-since-2012-is-found-in-welch-wv
  9. Three arrested at massive fire in Matoaka- Besides the man charged with starting the massive fire in historic Matoaka back in August, three others were arrested at the scene while crews continued to battle the fire. Two people were arrested on felony charges for obstructing firefighters and a third man was busted on drug charges. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/26233271/2014/08/08/apartment-fire-in-matoaka
  10. One dead, one critical in Mercer County crash-A man is killed and another critically injured after a car crashes into a utility pole and a home on Lorton Lick Road in mid-March. Police say the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Click on the link to read the full story: http://www.wvva.com/story/25000944/2014/03/18/one-dead-one-critical-in-mercer-county-crash


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