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Train Accident sends at least one person to the hospital

MCDOWELL (WVVA) – At least one person is taken to the hospital following a train accident in near Roderfield.   More>>

Hydrocodone reclassified as Schedule II controlled substance

(WVVA) The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has moved the prescription drug hydrocodone from Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance... More>>

A house catches on fire late Thursday night in Raleigh County

RALEIGH (WVVA) – A home catches on fire in Glen White Thursday night.   More>>

A house goes up in flames in McDowell County Friday morning

MCDOWELL (WVVA) – A home catches on fire early Friday morning in Raysal.   More>>

UPDATE: Dozens of scam victims come forward

Billy Jo Gwinn Billy Jo Gwinn

RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - Rainelle police say more than 60 people have come forward saying they were victims of a scam by Billy Jo Gwinn.Officers say she gives a sob story to people about needing money for a sick family member or family members that are stranded in another state.She's currently in Southern Regional Jail on two counts of fraudulent schemes and parole violation.Officer Chris Bishop is one of the investigating officers. He says since her arrest, recent victims say someone that looks... More>>

Security scam spreads into four counties Video included

Jerry Lewallen Jerry Lewallen

RAINELLE, WV (WVVA) - West Virginia State Police say Jerry Lewallen gets people to pay him hundreds of dollars for a security system that he never comes back to install. They believe there are more victims out there, but they have yet to come forward."We don't know who they are, we just know that based on the investigation, on evidence obtained, that there are other victims that haven't come forward yet," said Sgt. D.A. Evans.After we originally aired the story, victims from four counties hav... More>>

W.Va. agency gets $560K in mine safety funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is receiving more than $560,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. More>>

WV Education Service Personnel Employee of the Year

A. Gail Shewsbury A. Gail Shewsbury

NEWS RELEASE (MERCER COUNTY) Mercer County Schools' is elated to announce that Ms. A. Gail Shrewsbury, Instructional Aide at Spanishburg Elementary School... More>>

Beckley man admits to getting girlfriend to steal pain pills

Daniel Koehler Daniel Koehler

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man pleads guilty in federal court to obtaining oxycodone by fraud. Prosecutors say Daniel Koehler, 30... More>>

More than $12 million awarded to WV justice and community service programs

CHARLESTON (WVVA) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announces a total of $12,769,410 in grant funding to go towards 157 justice and community service programs in West Virginia. View list of organizations awarded funding in our area. More>>

First week on the job for Bluefield, WV City Manager

Dane Rideout Dane Rideout

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Bluefield's new City Manager says he is ready to make a difference. Dane Rideout has been on the job less than a week... More>>

Rahall takes tour of Brush Creek Watershed Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Rep. Nick Rahall takes a tour of the Brush Creek Watershed in the Glenwood area of Mercer County... More>>

Beckley man admits to dealing heroin

Michael Dow Michael Dow

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man admits to dealing heroin. Michael Dow, 44, pled guilty on Wednesday in federal court... More>>

Crab Orchard man sentenced on drug charges

Gene "Butch" James Gene "Butch" James

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Crab Orchard man gets 6 months in federal prison for dealing oxycodone.Gene “Butch” James, 44... More>>

Five People arrested after reports of shots fired in Princeton Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) – Five males are arrested after officers receive reports of shots fired near Courthouse Road in Princeton late Wednesday night.   More>>

Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes Video included

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By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by... More>>

Va. students improve, beat national average on ACT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. The Virginia Department of Education reports that Virginia students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year. That tops last year's score of 22.4 and is well above the national average of 21. Virginia students improved and beat the national average in math, reading and science. Virginia's English score remained at 22 but also was above the national average. A... More>>

Miner dies in Buchanan County mine

A coal miner has died in an accident in Buchanan County. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the CONSOL Buchanan Mine No.1. NBC affiliate WCYB reports that Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy spokesperson Tarah Kesterson confirmed that 41-year-old Michael Junior Justice was killed, possibly by electrocution. Justice was a maintenance supervisor and electrician. Justice was pronounced dead at Clinch Valley Medical Center at 12:30 p.m. The actual cause of death will be determi... More>>

Murder suspect captured in Wisconsin

Desean Farley Desean Farley

BECKLEY (WVVA) A man suspected of murder is captured in Wisconsin. Desean Farley, 23, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Service... More>>

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  • Man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

    Man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

    Beckley, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Greenbrier County man pled guilty to a federal drug charge in Beckley Thursday. Seth Allen Carr, 24, of Alderson, admitted that on April 9, 2014, he used a telephone to facilitate a drug transaction. When he used the telephone he was in Lewisburg. Following the telephone conversation, Carr sold heroin to a confidential informant. Carr faces up to 4 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States District Judge Irene Ber...More >>
    Beckley, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Greenbrier County man pled guilty to a federal drug charge in Beckley Thursday. Seth Allen Carr, 24, of Alderson, admitted that on April 9, 2014, he used a telephone to facilitate a drug transaction. When he used the telephone he was in Lewisburg. Following the telephone conversation, Carr sold heroin to a confidential informant. Carr faces up to 4 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States District Judge Irene Ber...More >>
  • Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    Hatfields & McCoys Feud Over Trademark

    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud is making headlines once again. Except this time, they're not battling each other -- they're fighting for their trademark. Mark Hatfield, who is the great great grandson of Devil Annse Hatfield, was a star of the hit history channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lighting,' where he and his family produce a famous brand of moonshine. He claims that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) The Hatfields McCoys Feud is making headlines once again. Except this time, they're not battling each other -- they're fighting for their trademark. Mark Hatfield, who is the great great grandson of Devil Annse Hatfield, was a star of the hit history channel show 'Hatfields McCoys: White Lighting,' where he and his family produce a famous brand of moonshine. He claims that during production, a partner company called the Legendary Hatfields McCoys took several of their secret...More >>
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  • Coal Industry News

    Coal Industry News

    Coal Industry News

    © View stories that directly impact the coal industry and voice your concerns on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants.© View stories that directly impact the coal industry and voice your concerns on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants.
    View stories that directly impact the coal industry and voice your concerns on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants.More >>
    View stories that directly impact the coal industry and voice your concerns on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants.More >>
  • Online petition to EPA to help protect coal jobs

    Online petition to EPA to help protect coal jobs

    (WVVA) Voice your support for the coal industry. Fill out an online petition to the EPA.More >>
    (WVVA) Voice your support for the coal industry. Fill out an online petition to the EPA.More >>
  • 2014 Drives of the Week

    2014 Drives of the Week

    WVVA and Ramey Auto Group are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to promote the need for blood donations in our region with the 'Drive of the Week.'More >>
    WVVA and Ramey Auto Group are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to promote the need for blood donations in our region with the 'Drive of the Week.'More >>
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