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UPDATE: New River Gorge fire nearly contained

FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Park Service officials say the wildfire burning in the New River Gorge since Sunday night may be fully contained by this evening. Crews had made significant progress on containment of the fire... More>>

UPDATE: Expect intermittent delays at site of Bolt rockslide

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BOLT (WVVA) - Department of Highways officials advised motorists to expect intermittent closures on Route 99 near the Raleigh-Wyoming county line as crews work to clear the remains of a rockslide that occurred earlier in the week. More>>

Lawmakers comment on coal dust ruling

WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) - West Virginia lawmakers have commented on Wednesday's ruling by the Obama Administration to cut the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease... More>>

Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time

RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house and then shot him in the leg. Mr. Harlow was treated and released from Summersville Hospital.On Apr... More>>

Mercer County announces Reading Bee winners

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The following schools were the winners at the annual Mercer County Reading Bee, held on the campus of Bluefield State College.The students from Sun Valley Elementary were the overall winners for 2014... More>>

Boone Co. man admits role in heroin conspiracy

CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, W.Va., announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin... More>>

'Chickabiddy' wins inaugural Tazewell County Elementary Spelling Bee

TAZEWELL COUNTY (NEWS RELEASE) - Chickabiddy, a noun that is defined as a term of endearment especially for a child. This was the winning spelling bee word for Hannah Carter from Springville Elementary... More>>

UPDATE: Missing McDowell County man found Video included

MAYBEURY (WVVA) - A man reported missing in McDowell County has returned safely, State Police tell WVVA News. Baron Scott Lambert, 27, had been reported missing after... More>>

Bible verse removed from W.Va. school gym, team website Video included

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website... More>>

Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.St. Louis-based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60-day layoff notices to workers at its... More>>

Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

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The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. More>>

Program to allow McDowell students to explore opportunities in D.C., Charleston

CHARLESTON - An AT&T contribution will allow scores of McDowell County, W.V., high school students, who are at risk of dropping out, to explore a world beyond their community through mentors, college campus visits and job shadowing programs in... More>>

Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage... More>>

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  • Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
  • Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
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  • UPDATE: Expect intermittent delays at site of Bolt rockslide

    UPDATE: Expect intermittent delays at site of Bolt rockslide

    Photo courtesy Adam DavisPhoto courtesy Adam Davis
    BOLT (WVVA) - Department of Highways officials advised motorists to expect intermittent closures on Route 99 near the Raleigh-Wyoming county line as crews work to clear the remains of a rockslide that occurred earlier in the week.More >>
    BOLT (WVVA) - Department of Highways officials advised motorists to expect intermittent closures on Route 99 near the Raleigh-Wyoming county line as crews work to clear the remains of a rockslide that occurred earlier in the week.More >>
  • Lawmakers comment on coal dust ruling

    Lawmakers comment on coal dust ruling

    WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) - West Virginia lawmakers have commented on Wednesday's ruling by the Obama Administration to cut the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease...More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) - West Virginia lawmakers have commented on Wednesday's ruling by the Obama Administration to cut the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease...More >>
  • Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time

    Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time

    RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house and then shot him in the leg. Mr. Harlow was treated and released from Summersville Hospital.On Apr...More >>
    RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house and then shot him in the leg. Mr. Harlow was treated and released from Summersville Hospital.On Apr...More >>
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