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Pikeview High School uses boxes to remind others to count their blessings Video included

With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, students at Pikeview High School reminded us of our blessings by using old boxes to re-create old Hooverville towns from the great depression. The idea is to raise funds and awareness for people in the community who don't have the luxuries of houses or heat in the winter, students used old boxes to make houses and packed them with blankets to stay warm. The students received funds from various sponsors and are putting the money towards ... More>>

Former WV State Police forensic analyst guilty of possessing child porn

:Charleston, WV – A 48-year old Kanawha County man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty today to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. Jeffrey... More>>

Naked man arrested at Boston airport after falling though bathroom ceiling

BOSTON (AP) - A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding... More>>

Pinnacle Rock State Park featured on ornament

BRAMWELL, WV (AP) - Pinnacle Rock State Park is featured on the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce's annual Historical Christmas Ornament. Park ranger Brett Harshbarger says in a news release... More>>

Service is restored to WVVA

Electrical service was restored to WVVA  studios shortly after 4 a.m. on Monday. More>>

Lewisburg's holiday open house continues Sunday

Saturday was Lewisburg's tree lighting ceremony. It's a part of their holiday open house, which will be Sunday 12-5 p.m.Downtown will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with caroling and story telling.More than 50 shops will be open.You can bid on holiday decorations through a silent auction event at the visitors center.You can even take carriage rides through town.But that's not all... Click here for all the event details. More>>

Lewisburg's Irish Pub celebrates birthday

The Irish Pub in Lewisburg is celebrating its eighth birthday.The party is filled with live music, deals on food and opportunities for free drinks.The traditional gift for an eighth anniversary is bronze.So if you brought the pub a bronze gift that they can hang on the wall, you got a free drink.And there is more than 120 beers to choose from. More>>

Bluefield, WV turns 125 years old Video included

We want to wish Bluefield, WV a very happy birthday.The town celebrated their 125th year with a party on Saturday. There was cake, music, drinks and more.Many kids from the Wade Center even drew happy birthday cards.Bluefield was established in 1889 and from there it grew and grew.And in the 1940's and 50's with the abundance of coal, it was even known as little New York."It was so populated that trains came through night and day," explained Sue Jackson, one of the party organizers. "The coal... More>>

Home destroyed by fire overnight in Raleigh County Video included

A Raleigh County home is destroyed early Saturday morning because of a fire.Dispatchers say the call came in just before 1 a.m. for the home, which is off Tommy Creek Rd. in Rhodell, WV.Crews had a difficult time of fighting the fire due to other houses in front.And they had to string the fire hoses several blocks away because there was no roadway.No one was in or around at the time of fire. The cause is still being investigated. More>>

Crews battle house fire in Matoaka Video included

Firefighters battled a fire in Mercer County Saturday evening.... More>>

Vehicle goes over embankment on I-77 Video included

(WVVA)- A man miraculously walks away unharmed after flying over an embankment off the interstate today. According to West Virginia State Police, the driver was on I-77 north, on his way home from work, when he fell asleep at the wheel. Just before he reached exit-five toward Ingleside, he crossed the median and flew over the embankment going over the tree line. The vehicle landed in a ditch and the driver miraculously walked away with no injuries. State troopers say neither drugs nor alcohol... More>>

A local group makes a labyrinth to help hungry families Video included

A local group walked to raise food donations for hungry families in Mercer County. The group met at Goodwyn's chapel where they made a labyrinth out of food and canned goods. The idea was to help local families in need while walking to get away from the distractions of the daily hustle and bustle. Coordinator Kaleb Falyn says, "Gods a giver and were trying to give back in the spirit of God, he gave us so much he gave of us our lives and stuff so were just trying to follow his suit."The group ... More>>

WISE Fashion Show Video included

The 6th annual Wise fashion show took place this weekend.It stands for Women In Search of Empowerment music. Beautiful women walked down the runway dressed with fashion for success. Women in attendance donate items for women who are homeless or victims of domestic violence so that they have something to wear on job interviews. Coordinator Gray Peretti says, "just very much promoting awareness, success and helping her to have the confidence to get back in the work force or even start her own b... More>>

Abuse complaints pile up at West Virginia school

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) - An Associated Press review of state records shows a former boarding school in Salem was named in more than a dozen complaints of abuse and mistreatment over the past five years... More>>

Tazewell County introduces two new judges Video included

Two judges are formally installed during a ceremony today at the Tazewell County District Courthouse. The Honorable Richard Patterson was elevated to a position on the Tazewell County Circuit Court bench, and George Brittain, II was installed as a judge on the bench of the Tazewell County District Court. The Tazewell County Bar Association introduced the guests and then both judges received their robes. The judges both say they're excited about their new roles.with the new additions, Honorabl... More>>

Alpha, Patriot Coal lay off 190 in Ky., W.Va.

Two coal companies have announced the layoffs of 190 workers in West Virginia and Kentucky... More>>

20 Days of Giving pushes into final week

20 Days of Giving campaign moves into final week. 20 Days of Giving campaign moves into final week.

(WVVA) The 20 Days of Giving campaign continues to benefit local food banks. Customers at Grants Supermarkets on Main Street in Princeton make a second donation- 118 bags were given to Catholic Charities... More>>

Upcoming entrepreneurs competition where you can be a judge Video included

Small business owners from Southern West Virginia will be going head-to-head at the Valley Ventures Entrepreneur's Cafe.It's a competition where the entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and needs to community members in hopes to win money to help fund those needs."It's a great way to encourage economic development," explains explains program director Katie Ickes. "We really depend on entrepreneurs in this state and small businesses and yet we have the lowest entrepreneur participation in the natio... More>>

Halfway through the fire levy: Your tax dollars at work

Raleigh County (WVVA) Two and a half years after voters approve a fire levy in Raleigh County, new tankers, stations, and hydrants are starting to pop up across the area.According to Fire Levy Administrator, Kevin Price, the levy provide $4 million a year. For the first two years, $2 million is split euqally among fire departments and the EOC. Then, the remaining $2 million is divided among departments based on the value of the property in their area.This year, Price said money that would hav... More>>

Alderson man killed in crash

ALDERSON, WV (WVVA) An Alderson man in killed in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday. According to Trooper J.W. Gilkeson with the West Virginia State Police, it happened around 4:20 p.m... More>>

UPDATE: Second victim identified in Washington Co. fire

 WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA. – The investigation continues into a fatal residential fire that occurred Thursday (Nov. 20, 2014) in Washington County, Va. Two bodies were recovered from inside the residential structure...

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Alpha Natural Resources to lay off 60 in WV and Kentucky

Alpha Natural Resources has announced 60 layoffs at mining operations in Kentucky and West Virginia.In West Virginia, the company says it will close part of a Wayne County mine and lay off 25 workers. It will also close part of the Ruby Energy mine in Mingo County and lay off 22 miners. More>>

A man is in custody after a standoff with law enforcement on Thursday Video included

William Ray Smith has been charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment, and kidnapping. West Virginia State Police in Oak Hill.... More>>

5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality... More>>

One person taken to the hospital after a three-car crash in Beckley

BECKLEY (WVVA)Three-car crash on Robert C Byrd Drive in Beckley around 9:30 on Friday. Beckley City Fire Department, Beckley Police... More>>

Tazewell County releases Grand Jury indictment list

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The November Grand Jury in Tazewell County hands down 104 indictments against 99 people for a total of 364 charges.Court officials say 26 indictments are sealed pending arrest... More>>

Man tapped to lead probe into UVA's response to rape allegations is withdrawn

RICHMOND, VA (AP) - The University of Virginia's first choice as independent counsel to investigate how the school responds to rape allegations has been scuttled. Attorney General Mark Herring said Friday... More>>

Princeton e-cigarette shop working with city to re-word drug ordinance Video included

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) A local e-cigarette store is working with the city of Princeton to re-word a drug ordinance. The drug ordinance had its first reading a little over a week ago and owners of the Sly Fox Shoppe... More>>

Deer gun-season starts next week in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) - Deer hunters are getting ready to fan out across West Virginia for the start of the two-week gun season.The Division of Natural Resources says the season... More>>

UPDATE: 3 arrested for stealing coats from Bluefield store Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Three men have been arrested for stealing coats from Tractor Supply on Cumberland Road in Bluefield... More>>

Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow

Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more... More>>

Man is arrested in Fayette County for threatening to kill his lover and police Video included

FAYETTE COUNTY -A Fayette County man is in custody following a violent domestic incident in the Carlisle area early this afternoon. Sheriff Steve Kessler released the following information concerning this incident:Just after noon
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2 killed in house fire in Washington County

Authorities are continuing to investigate a house fire that killed two people in Washington County... More>>

Day 11 of no water for parts of Gary, WV

GARY, WV (WVVA) It has been 11 days of no water for residents of the Elbert and Filbert... More>>

Hard Knocks and Hidden Risks: The Silent Danger in Youth Football Video included

(WVVA) Rough hits, hard knocks, and traumatic brain injury. It's a debate going on around kitchen tables across America and the two Virginias: youth football and the high-risk some say is inherent in the sport... More>>

Greenbrier Humane Society taking action after disease plagued cat population Video included

At the end of last month, more than 60 cats and kittens had to be put down at the Greenbrier Humane Society after a disease plagued the population.Now the shelter is in the process of disinfecting and changing procedures.Employees tell WVVA this took quite the emotional toll, but they are incredibly grateful for the communities overwhelming support."This was the most difficult thing I have ever been through in my entire life,"said office manager Sarah Javier. "There were tears for two weeks s... More>>

Congressman-elect Evan Jenkins selected for influential committee

HUNTINGTON, WV– Congressman-elect Evan Jenkins was approved Thursday by the House Republican Steering Committee for a seat on the influential Appropriations Committee, which is chaired... More>>

Man charged in downtown fire in Matoaka enters plea to lesser charge

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The man accused of starting a fire in downtown Matoaka, WV has entered a plea to lesser charge. Brandon Coomes, 29, says he accidentally started the August 8 fire... More>>

Rabies Suspected in Mercer County

Rabies suspected in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) Mercer County Health Department and Animal Control officials say a dog suspected of having rabies was put down, and that they're searching for another dog that may be rabid in the Rock area of Mercer County... More>>

UPDATE: Ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship pleads 'Not Guilty' in Beckley federal court Video included

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship seemed relaxed in court Monday afternoon, as he pled "not guilty" to a four-count indictment relating to the deadly Upper Big Branch mine disaster that claimed 29 lives. More>>

Crews battle early morning fire in Mercer County Video included

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A mobile home catches fire Thursday morning in Mercer County.The call came in to the 911 center at 6:37 a.m... More>>

Teen is hit by car while waiting for a school bus

Teen hit by truck while waiting on school bus in Hilltop, WV. Teen hit by truck while waiting on school bus in Hilltop, WV.

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) A driver in Fayette County faces multiple charges after deputies say he struck a teenager at a school bus stop. According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the teenager... More>>

Three shot at Florida State University before gunman killed by police Video included

(CNN)-- Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three.Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare... More>>

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  • Keystone pipeline fails to get vote in Senate

    Keystone pipeline fails to get vote in Senate

    WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) The U.S. Senate rejects the Keystone pipeline project by a vote of 59-41. The proposed pipeline would run nearly 1200 miles from the oil rich tar sands of Canada to the Gulf Coast refineries...More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WVVA) The U.S. Senate rejects the Keystone pipeline project by a vote of 59-41. The proposed pipeline would run nearly 1200 miles from the oil rich tar sands of Canada to the Gulf Coast refineries...More >>
  • Vehicle goes over embankment on I-77

    Vehicle goes over embankment on I-77

    (WVVA)- A man miraculously walks away unharmed after flying over an embankment off the interstate today. According to West Virginia State Police, the driver was on I-77 north, on his way home from work, when he fell asleep at the wheel. Just before he reached exit-five toward Ingleside, he crossed the median and flew over the embankment going over the tree line. The vehicle landed in a ditch and the driver miraculously walked away with no injuries. State troopers say neither drugs nor alcohol...More >>
    (WVVA)- A man miraculously walks away unharmed after flying over an embankment off the interstate today. According to West Virginia State Police, the driver was on I-77 north, on his way home from work, when he fell asleep at the wheel. Just before he reached exit-five toward Ingleside, he crossed the median and flew over the embankment going over the tree line. The vehicle landed in a ditch and the driver miraculously walked away with no injuries. State troopers say neither drugs nor alcohol...More >>
  • A local group makes a labyrinth to help hungry families

    A local group makes a labyrinth to help hungry families

    A local group walked to raise food donations for hungry families in Mercer County. The group met at Goodwyn's chapel where they made a labyrinth out of food and canned goods. The idea was to help local families in need while walking to get away from the distractions of the daily hustle and bustle. Coordinator Kaleb Falyn says, "Gods a giver and were trying to give back in the spirit of God, he gave us so much he gave of us our lives and stuff so were just trying to follow his suit."The group ...More >>
    A local group walked to raise food donations for hungry families in Mercer County. The group met at Goodwyn's chapel where they made a labyrinth out of food and canned goods. The idea was to help local families in need while walking to get away from the distractions of the daily hustle and bustle. Coordinator Kaleb Falyn says, "Gods a giver and were trying to give back in the spirit of God, he gave us so much he gave of us our lives and stuff so were just trying to follow his suit."The group ...More >>
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