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Thank you for donating to our Warm Morning Coat Drive Video included

(WVVA) Just in time for the winter weather that is approaching, the WVVA Warm Morning Coat Drive will come to an end October 31. A big thank you to everyone who donated a cozy winter jacket! More>>

National Weather Service meteorologists are ready for approaching winter weather

(WVVA)- The WVVA precision weather team has been tracking winter weather approaching the Two Virginias, and so have meteorologists with the National Weather Service.Phil Hysell is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the NWS in Blacksburg, and he says that it is not unprecedented to have snowfall accumulation events occur this early in the season.Nevertheless, he says the NWS acted quickly to get the information out to the public given the proximity of this winter event to Halloween fe... More>>

Update: first winter weather of the season for the two Virginias Video included

(WVVA) A strong storm system moving in Friday night and Saturday looks to bring our first round of snow, which may be significant for some. Ahead of the storm, Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for... More>>

Arctic Blast Sends Shivers Across Region on Halloween

Beckley (WVVA) As a cold front sends shivers across the region on Halloween night, shoppers and businesses are stocking up and selling out.On Friday, the parking lot of Lowe's was packed as shoppers hustled into the Beckley store. With the first now of the season set to hit over the weekend, shoppers James Collins is scrambling to get ready."From all of the people I've talked to, it looks like it's going to be a bad one," said Collins."Shovels and ice melt purchases have picked up this mornin... More>>

SLIDESHOW: Halloween photos

(WVVA) Halloween is a fun and exciting time for children as well as adults. Share your memories with us! Send us a picture of yourself or your little ones in costume to photos@wvva.com. More>>

Life Hack: Bug spray for headlight restoration Video included

Time is money, and "life hacks" are those little shortcuts and money savers that can make your life easier if they work.  One popular remedy is using a common camping supply to save both time and money when it comes to breathing new life into an old car or truck. We put it to the test.
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Number of coal mining sites falls to 96 in West Virginia

LOGAN, WV (AP) - The president of the West Virginia Coal Association reports a decrease in the number of coal mining sites in the state.Bill Raney says the state has 96 active mining sites, down from... More>>

UPDATE: Man involved in Tazewell County standoff identified Video included

UPDATE: Man identified in standoff with police in Tazewell County. According to the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, deputies were in the area...
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UMWA holds rally in Raleigh County for West Virginia congressional candidates

(WVVA)- The United Mine Workers of America held a rally today in support of West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and Congressman Nick Rahall... More>>

WV Supreme Court orders convicted sex offender released from prison

(WVVA) A Mercer County man is ordered to be released from prison by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia . Virgil Shrader, 69, was arrested on May 28, 2007... More>>

Heroin dealer sentenced to 8 months in federal prison

BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley man was sentenced in federal court for selling heroin.  Jason Kaylor, 31, was sentenced to... More>>

Greenbrier Humane Society forced to put down 60 cats struck with unknown illness Video included

Last week the Greenbrier Humane Society closed cat intakes and adoptions.Thursday they announced they'd have to be putting down dozens of felines. A respiratory illness spread to nearly the entire population, slowly killing them.President of the board Judith Walz-Harris says they have tried for a month to help the cats get better. "We have had many animals infected by this disease. We have tried many different treatment options and none of it has worked."After consulting with area veterinaria... More>>

U.S. Marine deserter is arrested in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV-A local man wanted for desertion from the U.S. Marine Corps has been apprehended in Fayette County... More>>

Two hurt in motorcycle crash in Bland County

BLAND COUNTY, VA (WVVA) Two people are hurt in a motorcycle crash near Rocky Gap. The crash happened around 2 p.m... More>>

UPDATE: two men arrested for string of robberies Video included

Police are searching for a man in his 20's in connection with an armed robbery early Wednesday morning. More>>

Man is arrested for stealing copper from Mount Hope church

 FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A man is arrested for trying to steal copper from a church near Mount Hope. Dakota Shane Shrader, 20, of Mount Hope... More>>

New airline to service Raleigh County

BEAVER, WV (WVVA) This Fall, a new airline is taking off at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport. Beginning in December of 2014, Via Air... More>>

VA officials to monitor sex offenders on Halloween

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke has announced this year's plans to monitor sex offenders under probation and parole supervision throughout the Commonwealth on Halloween night... More>>

Virginia judge says police can't force defendants to give up cellphone pass code

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (AP) - A judge has ruled that a criminal defendant cannot be forced give authorities the pass code to his cellphone... More>>

Arrest made after an elderly man gets robbed

RALEIGH (WVVA) – One man is arrested Wednesday in connection to a robbery in Coal City.   More>>

Historic Lewisburg has ghostly tales Video included

With many of the buildings in downtown Lewisburg originating in the 1800's, some have quite the story to tell. The General Lewis Inn is one of them, famous for it's ghostly occurrences.Greg Barrett is the front desk clerk. While he himself is a skeptic, guests are sure to tell them any stories on their way out."Our master bedroom, which is room 208," he explains. "We had two guests stay in that room. During the night, the wife woke up and thought her husband was playing with her toes. So she ... More>>

Man sentenced for having sex with nephew

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A man is sentenced in Greenbrier County after admitting that he had sex with his nephew.William Scott, 54, was sentenced on Monday to 1-to-5 years in southern regional jail -- the maximum penalty for sexual assault in the third degree.The 2012 indictment says Scott had sex with his nephew, who did not consent, and was 12 or 13 at the time.He was indicted on a total of nine counts of sexual assault, seven counts of incest, and two counts of sexual abuse.However, in exchange for his guilty plea... More>>

Defendants in McDowell County double murder back in court Video included

The two men charged in connection with the murders and arson of two men near Panther were back in court this afternoon for their preliminary hearing. More>>

2 in Custody After Fayette County Home Invasion

Montgomery (WVVA) Two people are in custody after a home invasion in Fayette County. It happened just after 2:45a.m. on Wednesday morning in Montgomery. That's when the victim, Jack McKnight, said a neighbor shot through his front door. "I heard ruckus outside.The dog was barking and all of a sudden, I heard the door bust." McKnight said it was his neighbor who had broken into his house and was now holding a gun to his head. "He came down and said I'm going to shoot this dog. I said you love ... More>>

Arbor Day Poster Contest open to all WV 4th, 5th-graders

West Virginia Division of Forestry officials and the Urban and Community Forestry Council encourage teachers with fourth- and fifth-grade students to participate in the 2015 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's theme is “Trees Are … Beneficial!” Contest submissions will be accepted through March 2, 2015. More>>

Police have a suspect in custody after a home invasion in Fayette County

FAYETTE (WVVA) – One person is in custody after a home invasion in Montgomery. More>>

Armed Robbery in Ghent early Wednesday morning

RALEIGH (WVVA) – Police are on the scene of an armed robbery at a local hotel in Ghent.  More>>

SLIDESHOW: Fall Foliage in the Two Virginias!

More than 200 fall foliage photos are in this slideshow from late September through October. We only have a short time to enjoy these colors-they will be gone before you know it! More>>

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff... More>>

Man sentenced in Beckley shooting Video included

A man involved in a shooting on October 3rd, 2012, is sentenced in Beckley. Davin Lamar Thornton will spend the next 2 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Malicious Assault. Thornton was charged in connection with a fight that happened at the Hager Street Apartments in Beckley. More>>

Bluewell students celebrate Red Ribbon Week Video included

In October 1988, first lady Nancy Reagan headed the first national celebration of Red Ribbon Week.And the annual tradition continues this week at Bluewell Elementary School. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to bring awareness to the ongoing fight against drug abuse. More>>

Summers County man sentenced on drug charges in Beckley courtroom Video included

A Summers County man pleads guilty to two charges in a Raleigh County courtroom.36-year-old Nyland Lively is charged with one count of forgery and one count of uttering.This all goes back to this summer when lively entered the Walgreen's pharmacy to purchase pseudoephedrine under an alias. More>>

Winterplace Hosts Career Fair

Flat Top (WVVA) An area ski resort is giving kids a taste of life after college. Winterplace hosted a career fair at the location on Flat Top Mountain on Tuesday. According to their Executive Vice President, Tom Wagner, the goal is to get Raleigh County kids excited about job opportunities available to them in the area. "Our youth is our future. So if we don't give them a vision of where they're going, they're going to be lost. So this is very important to us," said Wagner. The career fair co... More>>

Police Search For Thieves After Multiple Armed Robberies

Raleigh County (WVVA) Officers investigate two early morning armed robberies in Raleigh County on Tuesday. Deputies said C.J.'s Hot Spot in Coal City was robbed at 2a.m. Two hours later, a second armed robbery was reported less than a quarter of a mile down the road at a home in Lego. Gary Hughes, a clerk at C.J.'s Hot Spot, said he was asleep in his bed on Tuesday morning when he was awakened with a phone call. It was his coworker calling for help."He came in and ordered a beer and Kevin too... More>>

Law firm recalls water bottles given away at Tailgate Halloween event

At the recent Tailgate Halloween Event Held in Beckley on October 25th, you may have received a water bottle with the Farmer Cline and Campbell name on it. It has come to our attention that the cap stop may fail when pulled hard enough. DO NOT USE THIS WATER BOTTLE. More>>

Two accused Wyoming County burglars caught in the act

Two men are behind bars charged with burglary after being caught in the act. According to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, Virgil Wimmer and Jim Brown were arrested around 6:30 last night. More>>

Leatherwood Project moving forward in Bluefield, VA Video included

There is some good news for the economic development of Bluefield, Virginia. Plans are moving forward to develop property south of Route 460.The Leatherwood Project, as it will be called, has submitted an application to the Virginia Department of Transportation to break limited access at the intersection of 460 and Commerce Drive to open an entrance to the 600 acre farm across 460 from College Plaza. More>>

Can Sex Offenders Participate in Trick-or-Treating? Video included

Halloween is supposed to be full of fun, a time for dressing up, and collecting candy. However, this year, authorities are issuing a stark warning to parents: open the wrong door and their children could be scarred for life. More>>

Web Minute for October 28, 2014 Video included

In this week's web minute, WVVA internet director Paul Hess takes a look politics, pupils, and pink. More>>

Two robberies occur Tuesday morning in Raleigh County

RALEIGH (WVVA) – Police are investigating two robberies that occurred early Tuesday morning.   More>>

Food City awards schools through school for bucks program Video included

Teachers at Bluefield Intermediate tell WVVA, that parents that enter the schools code upon purchasing groceries at Food City, are helping the school because the school receives a percentage of each purchase. Schools from McDowell county to Athens, WV are taking part in the program.For Bluefield Intermediate, those purchases added up. The school received over a thousand dollars and according to the schools principal they will be using those funds on the "One School, One Book", program. The pr... More>>

Mercer County man pleads guilty to child porn possession

A 19-year-old Mercer County man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty today to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. Joshua Dwayne Poff, of Bluefield, West Virginia, entered a guilty plea before Senior United States District Court Judge David A. Faber. More>>

1st Inch of Snow Contest!

It's that time of year again! The arrival of snow will be here before we know it, so before it gets here, let's take a guess on that arrival date!Your guess will be for when the 1st inch of snow will fall at our station here in Bluefield!
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UPDATED: 36-year-old man dead in pre-dawn collision near Mercer Mall Monday Video included

A 36-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car on Route 460 near Mercer Mall, according to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. More>>

UPDATE: Arrest Man in CVS Robbery

Law enforcement needs your help identifying a man accused of robbing a pharmacy on Saturday.The image was captured on security footage from the CVS in Fairlea, WV.WV State Police say about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, the man demanded prescription drugs from the CVS pharmacist. He then began to make threats to harm her if she did not comply.Officers say the alleged robber then let himself into the pharmacy area and demanded the pharmacist open the safe.He got away with $300 worth of oxycodone and h... More>>

Deputies looking for man involved in home invasion in Raleigh Co.

The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department needs your help finding a man accused of breaking into an elderly person's home.Just before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a possible home invasion on Parker Street in Coal City.The 90-year-old victim told officers that a suspect broke into her home brandishing a knife and demanded money. Once the victim complied the suspect fled.He is described as a tall, slender, white male with dark hair.If anyone was around the area at the time and may... More>>

Hinton Rail Road Days

(WVVA) Hinton Rail Road days is celebrating the last weekend of the event, the first train came in shortly after 12:30.Hinton Railroad Days features vendors and tourists celebrating the fall foliage and the historic rail road that brings visitors in from Huntington. Those visitors and vendors tell WVVA that the history of the railroad goes beyond this single event, highlighting the importance of the train within their history, and for the local economy that relies on the train every yearEvent... More>>

Wild Game Cook-Off in White Sulphur Springs Video included

Residents and businesses are battling it out in a cook off with very while dishes.This is the second year for the Wild Game Cook-off in White Sulphur Springs.And this years menu is filled with things like fried frog legs, bear ribs, and squirrel gravy.  More>>

White Sulphur Springs residents turn out for anti-drug rally Video included

In Greenbrier County, a local group is coming together to rally against the drug problem in West Virginia. Saturday in White Sulphur Springs, a group from the Fellowship of Outreach Ministries held an anti-drug rally. They focused on having the community support those who are addicted and giving them another chance. More>>

UPDATE: Missing man now home safe in McDowell County

Ernie Blankenship went missing Thursday night in Thorpe, McDowell County Ernie Blankenship went missing Thursday night in Thorpe, McDowell County

GARY, WV (WVVA) Authorities in McDowell County are searching for a man who went missing Thursday night.Ernie Blannkenship, 52, of Thorpe was last seen around 8 p.m... More>>

Rep. Griffith wants 2015 Obamacare rates released before midterms

NEWS RELEASE: – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement on the failure of Obama Administration... More>>

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