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Sophia woman arrested after trying to attack neighbors with butcher knife

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Sophia Police arrested April McKinney for chasing multiple people with a 9 inch butcher knife and trying to cause them harm. More>>

One person is taken to the hospital after a truck flips in Fayette County

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A tractor trailer carrying soy beans flipped over Thursday night in Fayette County.Dispatchers say they got a call just before 10 p.m. saying a truck was on it's side on Route 60 near Rainelle.One person was taken to Greenbrier Valley Hospital. Crews were still on scene as of 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. More>>

Armed Robbery at Mignon in Daniels

Mignon in Daniels, Raleigh County robbed at gunpoint Mignon in Daniels, Raleigh County robbed at gunpoint
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Their was an armed robbery Thursday morning in Raleigh County. Dispatchers received a call just before 1 a.m. saying that Mignon, on Ritter Drive in Daniels, was robbed at gun point. More>>

Teacher's Aide Disciplined in Fayette County Video included

Mt Hope Elementary School Mt Hope Elementary School
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A pre-school teacher's aid is named in a criminal complaint. More>>

UPDATED WITH STATEMENT: Murray Energy to cut off benefits for 1,200 Consol retirees Video included

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St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy has confirmed it will terminate health benefits of nearly 1,200 Consol Energy retirees who worked in mines Murray purchased one year ago. More>>

UPDATE: Jim Brown issues statement regarding resignation Video included

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A special meeting of the Raleigh County Board of Education was held on Tuesday, March 18 at 8:30 a.m. More>>

West Virginia State Police To Develop Sex Offender Mapping Program

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There are hundreds of crimes against children in West Virginia every year and only 18 troopers to deal with the cases. "It's nowhere near enough. Our troopers are overwhelmed. The ones that are assigned More>>

Flooding Threat Not Over

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FLOOD THREAT: Our next round of winter weather will move in to the area late this afternoon with possible heavy rain.Tuesday will start off dry with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures topping out More>>

OSHA Investigating Fatal Cell Tower Collapse in Harrison County

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Two men were killed and two men were injured as they were making structural repairs to the tower when it fell.
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Middle School Track star putting up High School stats

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Kelshawn Grant is a middle school track star that is putting up stats comparable to high school scores. More>>

Head Start's Small Fry Showdown

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Children in the Head Start program throughout the area came to have some fun and celebrate the end of their school year at the YMCA Sports Complex for the Head Start small fry show down.
 

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  • Early Morning Armed Robbery in White Sulphur Springs

    Early Morning Armed Robbery in White Sulphur Springs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:33:55 GMT
    Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputies confirmed that an armed robbery took place at Lewee's in White Sulphur Springs.
    Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputies confirmed that an armed robbery took place at Lewee's in White Sulphur Springs.
  • Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies Searching for Man Impersonating a Police Officer

    Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies Searching for Man Impersonating a Police Officer

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:14:17 GMT
    Man Impersonating Police OfficerMan Impersonating Police Officer
    Police in Mercer County need your help finding a man impersonating a police officer.The Mercer County Sheriff's Department said in a press release on Saturday that a man conducted a traffic stop on a woman late Friday night, and tried to get her to enter the back of his unmarked car.It happened around 11:15 p.m. On Route 20 toward Athens.Police said the woman told the man that her husband works with the rescue squad, and she was going to contact him first. After he heard that, deputies said t...
    Police in Mercer County need your help finding a man impersonating a police officer.The Mercer County Sheriff's Department said in a press release on Saturday that a man conducted a traffic stop on a woman late Friday night, and tried to get her to enter the back of his unmarked car.It happened around 11:15 p.m. On Route 20 toward Athens.Police said the woman told the man that her husband works with the rescue squad, and she was going to contact him first. After he heard that, deputies said t...
  • Two Boone County Firefighters charged with forging training certificates

    Two Boone County Firefighters charged with forging training certificates

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:36:06 GMT
    The West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office filed criminal complaints against a fire chief and and an officer of the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, July 21, 2014.
    The West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office filed criminal complaints against a fire chief and and an officer of the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, July 21, 2014.
  • SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: Deputies search for suspect in Boissevain convenience store robbery

    SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: Deputies search for suspect in Boissevain convenience store robbery

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:28:16 GMT
    According to Sheriff Brian Hieatt, a person went into Crazy Horse Two in Boissevain at around 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. The clerk had apparently stepped outside just before the suspect went into the store.
    According to Sheriff Brian Hieatt, a person went into Crazy Horse Two in Boissevain at around 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. The clerk had apparently stepped outside just before the suspect went into the store.
  • UPDATE: Chad Cook captured nearly 2 months after reported missing from Beckley Correctional Center

    UPDATE: Chad Cook captured nearly 2 months after reported missing from Beckley Correctional Center

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:27:18 GMT
    Chad Edward CookChad Edward Cook
    Officials with the Beckley Correctional Center announced on Monday, July 21, 2014 that an inmate who escaped from the facility in May was back in custody.  Chad Edward Cook had signed out on a job pass on May, 23 but did not return.
    Officials with the Beckley Correctional Center announced on Monday, July 21, 2014 that an inmate who escaped from the facility in May was back in custody.  Chad Edward Cook had signed out on a job pass on May, 23 but did not return.
  • WV Governor's Office: No immigrants at the Summit

    WV Governor's Office: No immigrants at the Summit

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:58:35 GMT
    According to Lawrence Messina with the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, any children the residents have seen being taken onto the facility near Mount Hope are Boy Scouts or Campers participating in programs at the high adventure camp.  The Governor's Office said that they do not anticipate any immigrants being brought into West Virginia.
    According to Lawrence Messina with the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, any children the residents have seen being taken onto the facility near Mount Hope are Boy Scouts or Campers participating in programs at the high adventure camp.  The Governor's Office said that they do not anticipate any immigrants being brought into West Virginia.
  • UPDATE: Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies release description of police impersonator

    UPDATE: Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies release description of police impersonator

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:07:58 GMT
    The Mercer County Sheriff's Department is warning all drivers of a police impersonator in the area.
    The Mercer County Sheriff's Department is warning all drivers of a police impersonator in the area.
  • Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:22:55 GMT
    Fire at Glade SpringsFire at Glade Springs
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.
  • Ronceverte Police Arrest 3 people on drug charges

    Ronceverte Police Arrest 3 people on drug charges

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:10:34 GMT
    Three people arrested by Ronceverte Police on drug chargesThree people arrested by Ronceverte Police on drug charges
    The Ronceverte Police Department made three arrests related to drug charges.They received a tip saying a certain home in the Ronceverte area was selling drugs. This then led to a search warrant where they found multiple quantities of narcotic pills and cash.
    The Ronceverte Police Department made three arrests related to drug charges.They received a tip saying a certain home in the Ronceverte area was selling drugs. This then led to a search warrant where they found multiple quantities of narcotic pills and cash.
  • Crews fight fire in Fayette County overnight

    Crews fight fire in Fayette County overnight

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:20:06 GMT
    Crews spent several hours fighting a structure fire overnight Saturday.
    Crews spent several hours fighting a structure fire overnight Saturday.
  • UPDATE: State Police find missing teen in McDowell County

    UPDATE: State Police find missing teen in McDowell County

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:18:29 GMT
    Christina Leann RoseChristina Leann Rose
    On Saturday a McDowell County missing teen girl was found safely by state police.Few details are being released at this time. Emergency dispatchers confirmed 14-year-old Christina Leann Rose was found by troopers Saturday afternoon.
    On Saturday a McDowell County missing teen girl was found safely by state police.Few details are being released at this time. Emergency dispatchers confirmed 14-year-old Christina Leann Rose was found by troopers Saturday afternoon.
  • Early Morning House Fire in Minden

    Early Morning House Fire in Minden

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:23:41 GMT
    House Fire in Fayette CountyHouse Fire in Fayette County
    In Fayette county crews responded to a house fire just after 4 a.m. Saturday morning in Minden.Emergency dispatchers said it happened on Thomas Morst Road.Oak Hill, Fayetteville and Mt. Hope Fire Departments were on scene.Jan Care was there on stand by,but no injuries were reported.The cause of the fire is unknown.
    In Fayette county crews responded to a house fire just after 4 a.m. Saturday morning in Minden.Emergency dispatchers said it happened on Thomas Morst Road.Oak Hill, Fayetteville and Mt. Hope Fire Departments were on scene.Jan Care was there on stand by,but no injuries were reported.The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • Three Car Accident in Fayette County Sends Six to the Hospital

    Three Car Accident in Fayette County Sends Six to the Hospital

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:19:44 GMT
    Six People Sent to Hospital After Three Car Pile UpSix People Sent to Hospital After Three Car Pile Up
    A three car accident in Fayette County sends six people to the hospital Saturday afternoon.Emergency dispatchers said it happened just after 2 p.m. in Oak Hill on Route 19 just before Appalachian Drive.Oak Hill Police Department is investigating the accident.Jan Care and General EMS were on scene and transported the six people to Plateau Medical Center.The extent of injuries is unknown.
    A three car accident in Fayette County sends six people to the hospital Saturday afternoon.Emergency dispatchers said it happened just after 2 p.m. in Oak Hill on Route 19 just before Appalachian Drive.Oak Hill Police Department is investigating the accident.Jan Care and General EMS were on scene and transported the six people to Plateau Medical Center.The extent of injuries is unknown.
  • Woman Sent to the Hospital after Tractor Trailer T-Bones her Minivan

    Woman Sent to the Hospital after Tractor Trailer T-Bones her Minivan

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:08:23 GMT
    Mini Van T-Boned by Tractor TrailerMini Van T-Boned by Tractor Trailer
    A woman was sent to the hospital Saturday morning after her mini van was t-boned by a tractor trailer. It happened on the corner of College Avenue and Golf Street in Bluefield, Mercer County around 4 a.m. on Saturday.The mini van pulled out from Golf Street onto College Avenue in front of the tractor trailer. The driver of the mini van was sent to Bluefield Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt. Bluefield, West Virginia Fire...
    A woman was sent to the hospital Saturday morning after her mini van was t-boned by a tractor trailer. It happened on the corner of College Avenue and Golf Street in Bluefield, Mercer County around 4 a.m. on Saturday.The mini van pulled out from Golf Street onto College Avenue in front of the tractor trailer. The driver of the mini van was sent to Bluefield Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt. Bluefield, West Virginia Fire...
  • Tazewell County Deputies Arrest Suspected Kidnapper

    Tazewell County Deputies Arrest Suspected Kidnapper

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:42:01 GMT
    Thomas BowmanThomas Bowman
    An "armed and dangerous" man wanted on strangulation and kidnapping charges is now in police custody. After a manhunt, Thomas Paul Bowman was arrested Friday night by Sgt. Tony Stillwell with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office. The details behind the charges are limited, but they are connected to a domestic disturbance that happened in Raven on Tuesday, July 15. Bowman is being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.
    An "armed and dangerous" man wanted on strangulation and kidnapping charges is now in police custody. After a manhunt, Thomas Paul Bowman was arrested Friday night by Sgt. Tony Stillwell with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office. The details behind the charges are limited, but they are connected to a domestic disturbance that happened in Raven on Tuesday, July 15. Bowman is being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.
  • Man arrested after shooting in Fayette County

    Man arrested after shooting in Fayette County

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:20:50 GMT
    Shooting Investigation in Fayette CountyShooting Investigation in Fayette County
    Fayette County Deputies have arrested a man after a shooting incident in the Russelville area Friday night (7/18). Sheriff Steve Kessler says neighbors Robert Yeary, Jr. and Christopher Deans were arguing over a debt around 7:00 pm. Deans then fired a shot from a hunting rifle, shooting the driver's side mirror of Yeary's vehicle.Deans, of Rainelle, was then taken into custody and charged with felony wanton endangerment and a misdemeanor offense of being a prohibited person in possession of a...
    Fayette County Deputies have arrested a man after a shooting incident in the Russelville area Friday night (7/18). Sheriff Steve Kessler says neighbors Robert Yeary, Jr. and Christopher Deans were arguing over a debt around 7:00 pm. Deans then fired a shot from a hunting rifle, shooting the driver's side mirror of Yeary's vehicle.Deans, of Rainelle, was then taken into custody and charged with felony wanton endangerment and a misdemeanor offense of being a prohibited person in possession of a...
  • Alleged gunfire involving local reporter now investigated as backfire

    Alleged gunfire involving local reporter now investigated as backfire

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:11:06 GMT
    A story that made national headlines concerning a local reporter who thought she was shot at while following a murder investigation is now being investigated as a truck backfire. During a news conference on Friday, July 18, 2014, Detective Morgan Bragg with the Beckley Police Department addressed a case involving reporter Annie Moore.
    A story that made national headlines concerning a local reporter who thought she was shot at while following a murder investigation is now being investigated as a truck backfire. During a news conference on Friday, July 18, 2014, Detective Morgan Bragg with the Beckley Police Department addressed a case involving reporter Annie Moore.
  • Three Men Arrested after Prostitution Sting in Princeton

    Three Men Arrested after Prostitution Sting in Princeton

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:59:17 GMT
    Three Princeton Men Arrested in Prostitution StingThree Princeton Men Arrested in Prostitution Sting
    Three men were arrested Thursday after a prostitution sting in Princeton.Detective Grimm with the Princeton Police Department said Jerry Isom, Gary Wills and Tommy Lilly were all arrested when they tried to pick up the woman pretending to be a prostitute.The sting took place on Mercer and Thorn Streets.The men were released on $2,000 bail.
    Three men were arrested Thursday after a prostitution sting in Princeton.Detective Grimm with the Princeton Police Department said Jerry Isom, Gary Wills and Tommy Lilly were all arrested when they tried to pick up the woman pretending to be a prostitute.The sting took place on Mercer and Thorn Streets.The men were released on $2,000 bail.
  • Accident Closes Portion of Route 99

    Accident Closes Portion of Route 99

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:20:58 GMT
    Drivers should find alternative route to Boone and Wyoming CountiesDrivers should find alternative route to Boone and Wyoming Counties
    Route 99 on Bolt Road is closed at this time due to an accident and downed power lines.
    Route 99 on Bolt Road is closed at this time due to an accident and downed power lines.
  • Books-A-Million coming to Beckley

    Books-A-Million coming to Beckley

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:11:57 GMT
    A new bookstore is set to open in Beckley next month.Books-A-Million is planning to open its doors on August 14th in the Cranberry Creek Shopping Plaza.It'll be in the same location where Hibbet's Sports used to be right beside Pet Supplies Plus.People in Beckley said they're excited for the store to open since Beckley has been without a book store since Walden Books in Crossroads mall closed.Right now crews are finishing up construction inside and as soon as that's complete they can begin st...
    A new bookstore is set to open in Beckley next month.Books-A-Million is planning to open its doors on August 14th in the Cranberry Creek Shopping Plaza.It'll be in the same location where Hibbet's Sports used to be right beside Pet Supplies Plus.People in Beckley said they're excited for the store to open since Beckley has been without a book store since Walden Books in Crossroads mall closed.Right now crews are finishing up construction inside and as soon as that's complete they can begin st...
  • Man with one leg steals tailgate in broad daylight

    Man with one leg steals tailgate in broad daylight

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:09:24 GMT
    A Raleigh County man found out while he's working that someone stole the tailgate off his truck in broad daylight.Dairy Queen's surveillance cameras captured video of the theft around 8 p.m. Monday.The owner of the Chevy Colorado, 20-year-old Nicholas Clay said he was working in the kitchen when a customer said they witnessed a man stealing the tailgate from his truck parked out back.By the time anyone made it outside, the suspects were gone.According to the time lapsed on the video, it took ...
    A Raleigh County man found out while he's working that someone stole the tailgate off his truck in broad daylight.Dairy Queen's surveillance cameras captured video of the theft around 8 p.m. Monday.The owner of the Chevy Colorado, 20-year-old Nicholas Clay said he was working in the kitchen when a customer said they witnessed a man stealing the tailgate from his truck parked out back.By the time anyone made it outside, the suspects were gone.According to the time lapsed on the video, it took ...
  • Beckley Pill Initiative helps to send three drug dealers to jail

    Beckley Pill Initiative helps to send three drug dealers to jail

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:46:15 GMT
    Left to Right: Melvin Brooks, Ronnie Tolliver, Joseph UnderwoodLeft to Right: Melvin Brooks, Ronnie Tolliver, Joseph Underwood
    U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced on Thursday, July 17 that three men who were involved in dealing drugs around the Beckley area will be headed to prison. The cases were heard by District Court Judge Irene Berger.
    U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced on Thursday, July 17 that three men who were involved in dealing drugs around the Beckley area will be headed to prison. The cases were heard by District Court Judge Irene Berger.
  • Crab Orchard man admits to dealing prescription drugs

    Crab Orchard man admits to dealing prescription drugs

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:14:28 GMT
    A guilty plea involving the illegal sale of prescription drugs was entered in a Beckley, WV federal courtroom on Thursday, July 17. Tyrone Amar, 37, of Crab Orchard pleaded guilty to charges of distributing Oxycodone.
    A guilty plea involving the illegal sale of prescription drugs was entered in a Beckley, WV federal courtroom on Thursday, July 17. Tyrone Amar, 37, of Crab Orchard pleaded guilty to charges of distributing Oxycodone.
  • Abandoned building burns to ground in Saulsville, WV

    Abandoned building burns to ground in Saulsville, WV

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:31:07 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Scott SizemorePhoto Courtesy: Scott Sizemore
    Firefighters from three stations in Wyoming County were called to put out a fire in Saulsville on Wednesday, July 16.
    Firefighters from three stations in Wyoming County were called to put out a fire in Saulsville on Wednesday, July 16.
  • Accident on WV Turnpike in Ghent sends 1 person to hospital

    Accident on WV Turnpike in Ghent sends 1 person to hospital

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:10:28 GMT
    One person was taken to the hospital on Thursday, July 17 after an accident on Interstate-77 in the northbound lanes. It happened just before 8 a.m. at Mile Marker 27 near the Ghent exit.
    One person was taken to the hospital on Thursday, July 17 after an accident on Interstate-77 in the northbound lanes. It happened just before 8 a.m. at Mile Marker 27 near the Ghent exit.
  • House Fire in Fayette County

    House Fire in Fayette County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-07-17 08:07:09 GMT
    Officials say the blaze is containedOfficials say the blaze is contained
    A house in Fayette County caught fire early Thursday morning.The home is located on Collins Hill Road in Glen Jean.
    A house in Fayette County caught fire early Thursday morning.The home is located on Collins Hill Road in Glen Jean.
  • Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Mercer County

    Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Mercer County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-07-17 05:14:33 GMT
    A fire engulfs a home in Mercer CountyA fire engulfs a home in Mercer County
    Emergency crews responded to a mobile home fire in Mercer County around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
    Emergency crews responded to a mobile home fire in Mercer County around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
  • Evacuation issued after propane leak in Wyoming County

    Evacuation issued after propane leak in Wyoming County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:19:23 GMT
    Residents in Wyoming County were evacuated after a propane leak on Wednesday night. An emergency shelter has been put in place at Cook Memorial Church...
    Residents in Wyoming County were evacuated after a propane leak on Wednesday night. An emergency shelter has been put in place at Cook Memorial Church...
  • 9 year-old girl saves her own life from carjackers in Raleigh County

    9 year-old girl saves her own life from carjackers in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:58:40 GMT
    A little girl manages to jump out of a vehicle just in time as two carjackers jump in and speed away. State Police told 59News Keith Hatfield has outstanding warrants for Robbery 2nd Degree and Felony Escape out of Wyoming County and on Tuesday morning, missed his trial for Burglary out of McDowell County.
    A little girl manages to jump out of a vehicle just in time as two carjackers jump in and speed away. State Police told 59News Keith Hatfield has outstanding warrants for Robbery 2nd Degree and Felony Escape out of Wyoming County and on Tuesday morning, missed his trial for Burglary out of McDowell County.
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex appears in court

    UPDATE: Man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex appears in court

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:58:18 GMT
    An arrest was made by Beckley Police in a disturbing case where a man was trying to hook up to have sex with a 5-year-old girl. Johnnie Ray Champ, 44, of Princeton was arrested and charged with Soliciting a Minor on a Computer and Attempt to Commit a Felony.
    An arrest was made by Beckley Police in a disturbing case where a man was trying to hook up to have sex with a 5-year-old girl. Johnnie Ray Champ, 44, of Princeton was arrested and charged with Soliciting a Minor on a Computer and Attempt to Commit a Felony.
  • Hinton holds a meeting at City Council to discuss increase in cancer rates

    Hinton holds a meeting at City Council to discuss increase in cancer rates

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:57:41 GMT
    The town of Hinton held a meeting Wednesday to discuss the increase in cancer rates.Three children in Hinton were diagnosed with leukemia within the past two years.According to experts with WVU's Cancer research center, The state of West Virginia, as a whole, only sees one-hundred cases of pediatric cancer each year.
    The town of Hinton held a meeting Wednesday to discuss the increase in cancer rates.Three children in Hinton were diagnosed with leukemia within the past two years.According to experts with WVU's Cancer research center, The state of West Virginia, as a whole, only sees one-hundred cases of pediatric cancer each year.
  • YMCA of Southern West Virginia to hold Cross Country workshop

    YMCA of Southern West Virginia to hold Cross Country workshop

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:43:46 GMT
    The YMCA of Southern West Virginia is offering a brand new workshop for runners this summer.
    The YMCA of Southern West Virginia is offering a brand new workshop for runners this summer.
  • McDowell County reaches settlement from 1.2 million dollars in back taxes

    McDowell County reaches settlement from 1.2 million dollars in back taxes

    McDowell County reaches settlement from 1.2 million dollars in back taxes

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:29:49 GMT
    Mechel Bluestone Coal Company has created a financial dilemma for McDowell County.A settlement is reached between a coal company and the sheriff's department.Mechel Bluestone Coal company owed one point two million dollars in back taxes, which it's paying in installments."They were delinquent on their taxes, it put us in a bind, it put the county in a bind because it was close to 1.2 million dollars," Sgt. Muncy said.McDowell County Sheriff, Martin West, announces a settlement to get the mone...
    Mechel Bluestone Coal Company has created a financial dilemma for McDowell County.A settlement is reached between a coal company and the sheriff's department.Mechel Bluestone Coal company owed one point two million dollars in back taxes, which it's paying in installments."They were delinquent on their taxes, it put us in a bind, it put the county in a bind because it was close to 1.2 million dollars," Sgt. Muncy said.McDowell County Sheriff, Martin West, announces a settlement to get the mone...
  • NASA Aerospace Lab sponsors robotics boot camp, asks for volunteers for new program

    NASA Aerospace Lab sponsors robotics boot camp, asks for volunteers for new program

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:09:38 GMT
    The NASA Aerospace Lab is sponsoring a robotics boot camp in our area, with hopes of gathering volunteers for a new program they're trying to grow. The First LEGO League program is hoping to expand in Southern West Virginia. 
    The NASA Aerospace Lab is sponsoring a robotics boot camp in our area, with hopes of gathering volunteers for a new program they're trying to grow. The First LEGO League program is hoping to expand in Southern West Virginia. 
  • Armed and Dangerous: Tazewell County Deputies search for suspected kidnapper

    Armed and Dangerous: Tazewell County Deputies search for suspected kidnapper

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:58:24 GMT
    Thomas Paul BowmanThomas Paul Bowman
    Thomas Paul Bowman, 29, is the subject of a manhunt in Tazewell County. Bowman is wanted on charges of felony strangulation and kidnapping.
    Thomas Paul Bowman, 29, is the subject of a manhunt in Tazewell County. Bowman is wanted on charges of felony strangulation and kidnapping.
  • Two arrested in connection with carjacking in Crab Orchard

    Two arrested in connection with carjacking in Crab Orchard

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:10:39 GMT
    Left: Keith Hatfield; Right: Sebrina RoweLeft: Keith Hatfield; Right: Sebrina Rowe
    A nine-year-old girl narrowly escapes from a vehicle after two people jump in and take off to Wyoming County.
    A nine-year-old girl narrowly escapes from a vehicle after two people jump in and take off to Wyoming County.
  • Crews Respond to House Fire in Beckley

    Crews Respond to House Fire in Beckley

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:09:20 GMT
    Emergency crews are responding to a house fire in Beckley this morning.
    Emergency crews are responding to a house fire in Beckley this morning.
  • Man crushed by tree in Cotton Hill, WV

    Man crushed by tree in Cotton Hill, WV

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:41:07 GMT
     Dispatchers in Fayette County have confirmed that a railroad employee had to be airlifted to the hospital after an accident on Wednesday, July 16. 
     Dispatchers in Fayette County have confirmed that a railroad employee had to be airlifted to the hospital after an accident on Wednesday, July 16. 
  • Bluefield, WV Police arrest man in connection with arson case

    Bluefield, WV Police arrest man in connection with arson case

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:13:12 GMT
    A fire that happened at the Tiffany Manor on Tuesday night turned into an arson investigation. Officers with the Bluefield, WV Police department arrested Caleb Jordan Merritt, 18, of North Tazewell,VA.
    A fire that happened at the Tiffany Manor on Tuesday night turned into an arson investigation. Officers with the Bluefield, WV Police department arrested Caleb Jordan Merritt, 18, of North Tazewell,VA.
  • Deputies arrest two for allegedly breaking into a home in Neola

    Deputies arrest two for allegedly breaking into a home in Neola

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:32:52 GMT
    Left: Kayla Kenneda, Right: Jim DamronLeft: Kayla Kenneda, Right: Jim Damron
    Residents of a home on Third Avenue in Neola returned home early Tuesday morning to find the house broken into and their electronics stolen.
    Residents of a home on Third Avenue in Neola returned home early Tuesday morning to find the house broken into and their electronics stolen.
  • State Fair of West Virginia offers new ticket package

    State Fair of West Virginia offers new ticket package

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:41:29 GMT
    The State Fair of West Virginia is right around the corner.It's time to start thinking about getting your tickets for the week long event.
    The State Fair of West Virginia is right around the corner.It's time to start thinking about getting your tickets for the week long event.
  • Will the ongoing Lilly Bridge construction cause road closures and delays?

    Will the ongoing Lilly Bridge construction cause road closures and delays?

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:55:14 GMT
    In Summers County, an almost 4-year project to replace the Lilly Bridge over Bluestone Lake in Hinton is about half way completed. But will ongoing construction now cause road closures and delays?
    In Summers County, an almost 4-year project to replace the Lilly Bridge over Bluestone Lake in Hinton is about half way completed. But will ongoing construction now cause road closures and delays?
  • After a recent attack, the pit bull ordinance in Bluefield, WV will be reviewed

    After a recent attack, the pit bull ordinance in Bluefield, WV will be reviewed

    After a recent attack, the pit bull ordinance in Bluefield, WV will be reviewed

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:32:07 GMT
    The Town of Bluefield, West Virginia, like some other towns, has an ordinance in place prohibiting pit bulls.The only legal pit bulls are those that were registered 10 days after the ordinance went into effect. Bluefield's Mayor, Thomas Cole, says he had nothing to do with the ordinance."This was an ordinance passed by the previous board and there had been a number of issues in the city with pit bulls," Mayor Cole said.The popular dog breed has been extremely controversial in recent yearsand ...
    The Town of Bluefield, West Virginia, like some other towns, has an ordinance in place prohibiting pit bulls.The only legal pit bulls are those that were registered 10 days after the ordinance went into effect. Bluefield's Mayor, Thomas Cole, says he had nothing to do with the ordinance."This was an ordinance passed by the previous board and there had been a number of issues in the city with pit bulls," Mayor Cole said.The popular dog breed has been extremely controversial in recent yearsand ...
  • Norfolk Southern train derails in Wytheville, VA area

    Norfolk Southern train derails in Wytheville, VA area

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:48:11 GMT
    Crews with Norfolk Southern are working to get a railroad line through Wytheville, VA back open after a derailment on Monday night. According to Robin Chapman with Norfolk Southern, a 33 car train with three locomotives derailed at round 6:15 p.m. on Monday, July 14.
    Crews with Norfolk Southern are working to get a railroad line through Wytheville, VA back open after a derailment on Monday night. According to Robin Chapman with Norfolk Southern, a 33 car train with three locomotives derailed at round 6:15 p.m. on Monday, July 14.
  • State Police make pot bust in Forest Hill, WV

    State Police make pot bust in Forest Hill, WV

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:06:13 GMT
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    An investigation into a dispute between a husband and wife in Summers County leads to an arrest on drug charges. Christopher Cody, 37, was arrested on Sunday, July 13 and charged with Domestic Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Cultivation of Marijuana.State Troopers were called to Cody's home in Forest Hill at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. According to investigators, Cody's wife said that he was threatening her. She then took troopers to where marijuana plants were being grown in the backyard. Tr...
    An investigation into a dispute between a husband and wife in Summers County leads to an arrest on drug charges. Christopher Cody, 37, was arrested on Sunday, July 13 and charged with Domestic Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Cultivation of Marijuana.State Troopers were called to Cody's home in Forest Hill at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. According to investigators, Cody's wife said that he was threatening her. She then took troopers to where marijuana plants were being grown in the backyard. Tr...