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SCAM ALERT: Postcard states you have unclaimed property

SCAM ALERT (WVVA) – Officials warn residents in West Virginia not to call a telephone number on a post card that claims you have unclaimed property. More>>

Man and women begging for gas money are arrested for being in stolen car

MULLENS (WVVA) –Police recover a stolen car from two people trying to solicit gas money outside a supermarket... More>>

Picnic with the Saints sold out

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort.  More>>

Honoring Korean War Veterans Video included

ATHENS (WVVA)- On Friday, July 25, 2014 Concord University Officials held an Observance of Korean War Veterans Recognition Day.To kick start the event the Color Guard presented the flags. Organizers then introduced James Kahle of Bluefield, VA. He was the guest speaker. During the Korean War Kahle fought in the Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation. In his speech he touched on his life during the war and after. He was surrounded by fellow veterans and those who came to share their thanks for all wh... More>>

Officials Break Ground on New Water Treatment Facility

CLAYPOOL HILL (WVVA)- Construction is underway on a brand new waste-water treatment facility in Claypool Hill.The current facility was built back in the 1980s, and officials with the Tazewell County Public Service Authority tell us it has become outdated.The cost of the new plant is expected to be just over eight million dollars, and it will be able to handle twice the amount of water per day than the current plant.Construction of the new water treatment plant is expected to be complete by De... More>>

Tazewell Officials Plan to Restore Local Train Depot Video included

TAZEWELL (WVVA)- Planning is underway to re-purpose and restore the Tazewell Train Station.The Tazewell Town Council took on the project after Norfolk and Southern Railway donated the depot to the town in 2007.The restoration project is expected to cost over $300,000 and town officials say they hope the finished product will bring tourism and businesses back to North Tazewell.For more information on the project, you can visit the town of Tazewell’s website by clicking here. More>>

Teacher arrested for hitting student with car

Coal City (WVVA) -- A teacher is arrested after hitting a student with his car.It happened on Friday at Independence High School. That's when police say Joseph Keller struck a student with his vehicle.Keller was charged with three counts of battery and is being held in Southern Regional Jail.Right now, the Sophia Police Dept. is handling the investigation. More>>

Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman... More>>

W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine suspended the license of Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr. at a disciplinary hearing on Friday.Patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen who had an injection between the clinic's 2010 opening and Nov. 1, 2013, were advised Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections after a patie... More>>

Saying goodbye to WVVA's Kristen Conner Video included

Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- About two years ago, WVVA's Kristen Conner took a leap of faith, accepting a job as our Greenbrier County reporter. More>>

Hundreds of mining citations issued by MSHA in June

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia are being used as examples after the Mine Safety and Health Administration finds dozens of violations.MSHA says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June alone.According to a report from the Associated Press, eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal.Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Company LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virg... More>>

Storm Causes Road Closures and Power Outages Video included

RAINELLE (WVVA)- Crews worked all night Wednesday and all day Thursday to clean up debris on Route 60 and through the town of Rainelle.A heavy storm left fallen trees and broken power lines. Mayor Andrea Pendleton describes the storm, "It started thundering and lightening you could see it and feel it, and then all at once a big gust of wind with hail following it. It was black as the ace of spade out there except. With the lightening it was like a light show."Homes and businesses throughout t... More>>

The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in the Car Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- Mercer County Animal Control Officers have been called out on numerous occasions this summer, where people have left their pets in the car in parking lots. Animal Control Officer Aaron Burnopp says, "Even if they do leave water in the car, it still doesn't matter because it's still going to be the temperature of the dog that goes up. And if it reaches 110 for the dogs then it is fatal for them." Burnopp continues to say that on a cloudy day, temperatures in a car can rise 20... More>>

Volunteers are Working to Make a Difference Video included

(WVVA)- A faith-based community service program has teamed up with Bluefield College in order to help serve local communities.The program is called "Workcamps", and volunteers, many of them teenagers, were busy working on a variety of improvement projects in Bluefield and Pocahontas.Much of the work focused on home improvement for families who are in need, as well as improvements for community facilities.Improvements varied from roofing and porch reconstruction to painting and overall beautif... More>>

Suspects charged after double prison beating

PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- The man accused of beating another prisoner from Southern Regional Jail waives his preliminary hearing.Mercer County deputies say 41-year-old Bradford Spencer, along with another inmate named Shannon Comer, beat 56-year-old James Irvin with their handcuffs while they were in a cell together. Spencer waived his preliminary hearing Thursday.Spencer and Comer are each charged with unlawful wounding and conspiracy.If you recall, Irvin faces multiple child sex charges aft... More>>

Man wanted in fraud investigation at Wal-Mart store

FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) – Police need your help identifying a “person of interest” in a fraud investigation at a Wal-Mart store... More>>

Three arrested in police chase in stolen vehicle Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) –Three men are busted fleeing from police in a stolen car. The chase started last night after a report of a hit and run that occurred in Bluefield, W. Va. More>>

Court news: Couple accused of stealing car with child in rear seat

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RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - The case against man and woman accused of stealing a car while a nine year old child was in the back seat will head to the Grand Jury.Keith Hatfield of Pineville and Sabrina Rowe of Bartley are charged with Grand Larceny, Conspiracy, and Assault during the Commission of a Felony.The theft happened on July 15 outside the Little General store in Crab Orchard. Police say the nine-year-old girl in the back was able to jump from the vehicle before Hatfield and Rowe took off... More>>

Man arrested after allegedly torching car with paper towel Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A man has been charged in connection with a 2011 fire that destroyed a car in Princeton.Gary Howell, 50, has been arrested and charged with third-degree arson... More>>

Breaking and entering suspects caught in their underwear

Mount Hope, W. Va. (WVVA) - Two juveniles are caught breaking into two businesses and police say they were found nearby wearing only their underwear... More>>

Lawsuit filed after run in Charleston canceled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A lawsuit has been filed against the producers of a run that was canceled in Charleston in which participants were told they wouldn't be issued... More>>

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  • Princeton man sues GM over wife's crash death

    Princeton man sues GM over wife's crash death

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife...More >>
  • Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

    Makeshift bomb explodes near convenience store

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    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA)-One man is in custody after a makeshift bomb explodes inside a convenience store.According to police, it happened Tuesday evening at the Little General in Rock Creek, Raleigh County...More >>
  • Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    Non-Profit Organization Hosts Advanced Defensive Driving Course

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A non-profit organization is providing a unique learning opportunity for drivers, both new and experienced.Instructors with "Team Safety Driving School" conducted an advanced defensive driving course at Bluefield City Park today.The training employed in this driver's course is the same training that emergency personnel from law enforcement to EMS must master to do their jobs, and it's open to the public.There are still slots available for tomorrow's course if you would like ...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A non-profit organization is providing a unique learning opportunity for drivers, both new and experienced.Instructors with "Team Safety Driving School" conducted an advanced defensive driving course at Bluefield City Park today.The training employed in this driver's course is the same training that emergency personnel from law enforcement to EMS must master to do their jobs, and it's open to the public.There are still slots available for tomorrow's course if you would like ...More >>
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  • 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 >>
  • The WVVA News App is here!

    The WVVA News App is here!

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Soon you will be able to access the latest news, weather, video and sports from across the Two Virginias easier than before on your mobile device with the new WVVA News App!More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Soon you will be able to access the latest news, weather, video and sports from across the Two Virginias easier than before on your mobile device with the new WVVA News App!More >>
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    UPDATE: Southbound lane reopens, northbound side of tunnel could be closed for days

    UPDATE: Southbound lane reopens, northbound side of tunnel could be closed for days

    UPDATE: BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The northbound side of East River Mountain Tunnel could be closed for 'days' after a truck fire inside caused heat and smoke damage.More >>
    UPDATE: BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The northbound side of East River Mountain Tunnel could be closed for 'days' after a truck fire inside caused heat and smoke damage.More >>
  • Picnic with the Saints sold out

    Picnic with the Saints sold out

    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>
    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>
  • Travel tips for detoured motorists

    Travel tips for detoured motorists

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    Information for motorists detoured off Interstate 77 due to the closure of East River Mountain Tunnel.Southbound motorists:Mandatory detour off I-77 at Exit 9 (Princeton)....More >>
    Information for motorists detoured off Interstate 77 due to the closure of East River Mountain Tunnel.Southbound motorists:Mandatory detour off I-77 at Exit 9 (Princeton)....More >>
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  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:33:36 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...More >>
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.More >>
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:35:42 GMT
    A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."More >>
    A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...More >>
  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:32:57 GMT
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion...More >>
    Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>

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