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Pro-coal rally held in Pittsburgh in wake of EPA hearings Video included

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are rallying in Pittsburgh to oppose new proposed pollution regulations... More>>

UPDATE: Security footage released of robbery Video included

GREENBRIER CO. (WVVA) –Security footage has been released of a robbery at a video lottery parlor. The suspect made off with about $8000 in cash, taken from the register and safe at Abies in Fairlea on the night of July 27... More>>

Back to School Bash planned for Hinton

Hinton, WV – The REACHH-Family Resource Center, Children’s Home Society and Youth Opportunities are teaming up to sponsor the First Annual “Back to School BASH”. On Thursday, August 7, students in grades 6-12 are invited to the Memorial Building in Hinton from 6:00-8:00 pm for an evening of music (live DJ), food and snacks, a juice bar, door prizes and giveaways, a photo booth for candids of you and your friends and more. The first 100 students will receive book bags chocked full of school su... More>>

Virginia sales tax holiday approaching

Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday. During the three-day holiday, shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to pay sales tax on notebooks, pens, calculators, binders and other school supplies priced up to $20. Shoes and most clothing items priced up to $100 also will be exempt from the sales tax. The Department of Taxation has posted ... More>>

Single-vehicle accident backs up I-77 traffic for miles

GHENT, W.Va. -- Traffic came to a halt on Interstate 77 Wednesday evening, just past the tollbooth.Emergency dispatchers tell WVVA a vehicle crashed near mile marker 35 around 6:30 p.m. Traffic was backed up for miles.There's no word on any injuries. Ghent Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance services responded.The scene was cleared a little before 8 p.m. More>>

DHHR workers picket outside agency Video included

Fayette Co. (WVVA) -Department of Health and Human Resource workers picket outside the agency’s office in Fayette County... More>>

Additional Lane Closure Expected in East River Mountain Tunnel

(WVVA)- Motorists traveling northbound through the East River Mountain Tunnel can expect some delays as more cleaning and repairs are made... More>>

Two Raleigh Co. communities to get new fire hydrants

Raleigh Co. (WVVA) –Two communities in Raleigh County are getting new fire hydrants... More>>

UPDATE: Nighttime lane closure expected for repairs on tunnel

UPDATE: The West Virginia Division of Highways says motorists can still expect periodic lane closures over the next several weeks as work continues inside East River Mountain Tunnel. More>>

Deadline approaches for claims against Freedom Industries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Time is running out for residents and businesses affected by a January chemical spill in Charleston to file claims in federal bankruptcy court.Claims must be filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston by Friday. Forms can be obtained and filed on the court's website.Business losses must be accompanied by documentation, while residents don't need such documentation for personal damage.The Jan. 9 spill at Freedom Industries' plant along the Elk River caused a tap-w... More>>

Another tornado confirmed in West Virginia

JOHNSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Another tornado has been confirmed in West Virginia.The National Weather Service says a twister touched down Sunday night near the southeastern Harrison County community of Johnstown... More>>

Dealership donates car to help out hospice group

BECKELY (WVVA) One local car dealership is donating a vehicle to a nonprofit organization to help raise money.Mountaineer Automotive of Beckley is giving away a Volkswagen to the Living Water Baptist Church.Over the next couple of weeks, the car will be on display throughout the community. There will be a silent auction in which all proceeds will go to Hospice of Southern West Virginia."It takes lot of work to organize events and to raise money. But if you have other organizations willing to ... More>>

Two Confirmed Tornadoes in West Virginia from July 27th Storms

 The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV confirmed two tornado touchdowns in West Virginia on Sunday, July 27th.Between 7:15pm and 7:30pm, a tornado touched down one mile south of Maxwell, WV in Pleasants and Ritchie counties... More>>

SLIDESHOW: Hummingbirds in the Two Virginias

Hummingbirds are always a common sight in Four Seasons County this time of year. Here's a look at some beautiful pictures taken by WVVA viewers! More>>

Man and woman wanted in recent thefts

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Police need your help identifying a man and woman wanted for questioning in regards to some recent thefts at a big-box store... More>>

Cause of tunnel fire may never be known Video included

(WVVA)-The cause of the tractor trailer fire that closed down the East River Mountain Tunnel may never be known... More>>

Two arrested for making meth while children present Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA) – Two people are busted for making and using meth while children were in the home. Joseph Mahalick, 26, and Lois Wamsley, 24, of Princeton were arrested... More>>

Probable cause found in beating case

Manuel Williams Manuel Williams

RALEIGH COUNTY- (WVVA) One of two man accused of attacking a man inside his own home was in court for his preliminary hearing. Manuel Williams, 39, appeared in magistrate court in Raleigh County... More>>

UPDATE: Couple stops robbery suspect in his tracks

Beckley, W Va (WVVA) - A husband and wife are able to stop a robbery suspect in his tracks... More>>

Weekend tornado confirmed in West Virginia

MAXWELL, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend.The weather service says the EF1... More>>

Businesses in Bluefield West Virginia Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A couple of fast food chains in Bluefield,West Virginia are no longer on Cumberland Ave. Wendy's closed for financial reasonsand according to Mark Meachum, President of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, "Arby's as you're aware, the franchisee claimed bankruptcy in a number of Arbys."Not all businesses in Bluefield are having a hard time.Ahmed Anu the owner of Portobella's says, "Just right now I think to myself, business is good. We did good."His Italian restaurant has been... More>>

Police look for missing man

William "NIck" Daniel William "NIck" Daniel

RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley are looking for a man who went missing last week.William “Nick” Daniel, 26, was last seen July 24... More>>

Police search for robbery suspect

Fairlea (WVVA) – Police are on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing a video lottery parlor.The robbery happened Sunday night at Abbies around 11:30 p.m. in Fairlea... More>>

Burglary suspect enters plea

Raleigh County (WVVA) –A man charged with burglarizing a home pleads guilty in court. Jason Pittman faces up to 15 years in prison. More>>

Water company to give educational plant tours

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding a public tour next week.West Virginia American Water Co. will conduct the free "WaterFest" event Aug. 9.Spokeswoman Laura Jordan tells the Charleston Daily Mail it's the first time the company will hold such an event in Charleston.It will include plant tours, educational demonstrations and recreational activities for children. The event is designed to info... More>>

First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

(WVVA) -Two firefighters, injured battling a vehicle fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel, have been released from the hospital. According the Chief Dave Thompson with the Green Valley-Glenwood VFD, the two men were released last night after being treated for smoke inhalation at BRMC... More>>

Two charged with taking emergency vehicle during tunnel fire

 BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A pair of  Maryland residents are charged with hindering government process after they allegedly stole an emergency services vehicle on Friday, during the fire at East River Mountain Tunnel... More>>

Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond. More>>

"Operation Back Pack" hits Bluefield, W. Va. K-Mart

Bluefield W. Va. (WVVA) -- No donation is too small for volunteers collecting school supplies for children in need.Operation Back Pack was camped outside the Bluefield K-Mart Saturday.
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UPDATE: All lanes of I-77 reopened at tunnel, day after fire Video included

UPDATE: Both northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel are now open to traffic, a little more than 24 hours after a truck fire shut the entire tunnel down.

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Bluefield economy benefits from traffic congestion after tunnel fire Video included

Bluefield, W. Va. (WVVA) -- Friday night's I-77 tunnel fire in the East River Mountain proved to be a struggle for both emergency crews and travelers, but many businesses in both Bluefields benefited. More>>

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  • Probable cause found in beating case

    Probable cause found in beating case

    Manuel WilliamsManuel Williams
    RALEIGH COUNTY- (WVVA) One of two man accused of attacking a man inside his own home was in court for his preliminary hearing. Manuel Williams, 39, appeared in magistrate court in Raleigh County...More >>
    RALEIGH COUNTY- (WVVA) One of two man accused of attacking a man inside his own home was in court for his preliminary hearing. Manuel Williams, 39, appeared in magistrate court in Raleigh County...More >>
  • Businesses in Bluefield West Virginia

    Businesses in Bluefield West Virginia

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A couple of fast food chains in Bluefield,West Virginia are no longer on Cumberland Ave. Wendy's closed for financial reasonsand according to Mark Meachum, President of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, "Arby's as you're aware, the franchisee claimed bankruptcy in a number of Arbys."Not all businesses in Bluefield are having a hard time.Ahmed Anu the owner of Portobella's says, "Just right now I think to myself, business is good. We did good."His Italian restaurant has been...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A couple of fast food chains in Bluefield,West Virginia are no longer on Cumberland Ave. Wendy's closed for financial reasonsand according to Mark Meachum, President of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, "Arby's as you're aware, the franchisee claimed bankruptcy in a number of Arbys."Not all businesses in Bluefield are having a hard time.Ahmed Anu the owner of Portobella's says, "Just right now I think to myself, business is good. We did good."His Italian restaurant has been...More >>
  • Police look for missing man

    Police look for missing man

    William "NIck" DanielWilliam "NIck" Daniel
    RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley are looking for a man who went missing last week.William “Nick” Daniel, 26, was last seen July 24...More >>
    RALEIGH CO. (WVVA) – Police in Beckley are looking for a man who went missing last week.William “Nick” Daniel, 26, was last seen July 24...More >>
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