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Bluefield College to offer more masters degree programs next year Video included

(WVVA) Bluefield College will present four masters degrees this spring for the first time in the schools 93 year history. Beginning in January 2016, the school will expand its masters degree program... More>>

Nepal quake: At least 1,500 dead, Everest shaken

Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,500 across the region, collapsing modern houses and... More>>

A domestic argument ends with one shot

Domestic argument leaves one shot Domestic argument leaves one shot

A domestic call in Fayette County leaves a person wounded. More>>

Boy Scouts help plant 40,000 trees at Summit Bechtel Reserve Video included

Scouts planting trees on Saturday Scouts planting trees on Saturday

Volunteers are planting thousands of trees for a brighter future this weekend at the home of Boy Scouts in Fayette County. More>>

Arrest made in Beckley drive-by shootings

Talbert Pannell Jr. Talbert Pannell Jr.

A Beckley man is behind bars for his involvement in the recent drive by shootings.  Talbert Pannell Jr, 32, is accused of 9 counts of wanted and endangerment, 10 counts of malicious wounding, 11 counts of unlawful possession of a deadly weapon and destruction of property. More>>

UPDATE: Investigators find body in Fayette County house fire Video included

An early morning house fire leaves one person dead. Crews are still investigating and believe the victim to be an elderly woman who lives inside. More>>

New Alderson filled with new businesses Video included

Green Grocer is now open Green Grocer is now open

About 100 years ago, Alderson was a booming small town thanks to the train industry. But when that left, so did a lot of the businesses.  On Friday, the town celebrated the grand opening of "New Alderson," the town's attempt at breathing in new life. More>>

5 arrested in Mercer county home invasion

MERCER (WVVA) According to Mercer County Sheriff Deputies, around noon Friday they responded to a home invasion at Dara Heights Apartments on Glenwood Park Rd. in Princeton. More>>

1 killed in tractor trailer crash in Mercer County Video included

 MERCER (WVVA) A tractor-trailer driver is killed  in a crash in Mercer County. It happened around 1 p.m. on Friday...


City leaders work to take back street after brutal bus stop beating

Beckley (WVVA) City leaders are working to take back their street after a brutal bus stop beating in Beckley.Last week, two men were caught on camera attacking a man at a Third Avenue bus stop. Since then, city leaders, nearby business owners, One Voice, and the Raleigh County Community Action Group have taken steps to clean up the street.According to Councilwoman Ann Worley, the city has removed the bus stop enclosure that had become a haven for illegal activity on the street. On Friday, Wor... More>>

Jenkins to introduce new legislation to help babies born addicted

Charleston (WVVA) Rep. Evan Jenkins, (R) West Virginia, is set to introduce new legislation to help babies born addicted.On Thursday, WVVA shared startling new statistics on the number of infants born addicted to prescription pill in Southern West Virginia. Staff at Raleigh General reported an estimate close to 1 in 3 babies born addicted at the hospital. On Friday, Jenkins said he intended to introduce new legislation to help these children. Jenkins serves on the board of Lily's Place in Hun... More>>

Fayette County Sheriff's Office welcomes "Bane" and "Pappy"

(NEWS RELEASE)The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that we have acquired two new additions to our K-9 Unit.  More>>

Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee is not seeking re-election

TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) After 16 years in office, Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee has decided not to seek re-election. More>>

2 women are charged with robbing Alderson store Video included

GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) Two women in Greenbrier County have been arrested in connection with the robbery of the Dollar Store in Alderson. More>>

Plenty to do at the 2015 Better Living Show Video included

BRUSHFORK, WV (WVVA) The 36th Annual Better Living Show is underway at the Brushfork Armory. The trade show features more than 100 exhibitors from around the region... More>>

Southern W.Va reports staggering statistics on babies born addicted Video included

(WVVA) They're the youngest victims in the prescription pill epidemic. Babies born addicted to the same pain medication taken by their mothers when then the women are pregnant. More>>

Firefighter injured fighting an early morning structure fire Video included

A firefighter was injured fighting an early morning structure fire in Raleigh County. More>>

Pursuit leads to a head on crash in Tazewell County

BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A car chase Thursday night ends with one family looking for a new car and one suspect in the hospital. More>>

W.Va. war dead in Iraq, Afghanistan to be honored with trees

A Fairmont farm will plant 38 trees Saturday representing the West Virginians who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. More>>

Hatfield and McCoy traveling exhibit on display at Concord University

ATHENS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Humanities Council's new traveling exhibit, The Hatfields McCoys: American Blood Feud, will be on display in the Marsh Library on the campus of Concord University in Athens through May 11.The exhibit is free and open to the public during the library's normal operating hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 12 noon – 4 p.m.; and, Sunday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.Using text, photographs, maps, illustrations, and quotes,... More>>

Judge: Clerk who penned article is off Blankenship case

The judge overseeing Don Blankenship's criminal proceedings says a law clerk who wrote an article about the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster isn't working on the case... More>>

High school students see dangers of drunk driving on prom night Video included

Students watch mock accident demonstration Students watch mock accident demonstration

High school students are preparing for one of the biggest days of their school career - prom.  But did you know that kids who drink alcohol are seven times more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash?  Or that half of tenth graders nationwide drink alcohol?  Those startling statistics is why one local high school is fighting to keep kids alive on prom night. More>>

Man on probation in Mercer County leaves courthouse minutes before criminal hearing

(APB EXTRA) A man in Mercer County leaves the courthouse minutes before he is scheduled to appear on a probation violation charge. More>>

Shady Spring man gets 1-15 years for home invasion Video included

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BECKLEY (WVVA) A man is Beckley is sentenced to 1-15 years is prison for burglary and was fined $500 for impersonating a police office. More>>

Summers County Sheriff's Office receives funding for new K-9

(NEWS RELEASE) REACHH Family Resource Center has accepted a grant from the "Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at the Giving Back Fund" on behalf of the Summers County Sheriff's Department. More>>

Report: Southern W.Va. national parks help local economy

A new report says southern West Virginia's national parks contributed more than $60,000 in economic benefits to the local economy in 2014... More>>

Tazewell 911 director honored by public safety association

(TAZEWELL COUNTY) Tazewell County 911 director receives top honor from public safety association in Virginia More>>

Electric transmission line installation to cause traffic delays on I-77 in VA

 WYTHE COUNTY-Drivers on I-77 in Virginia can expect traffic delays next week while workers install new overhead electric transmission lines. Full VDOT weekly traffic report included...


Sen. Manchin is troubled over reports of misconduct at Beckley VA Video included

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the misconduct reported at the Beckley VA. More>>

Beckley police release description of vehicle involved in shots fired investigation Video included

UPDATE: Police in Beckley have released a description of a vehicle believed to have been involved in numerous shots fired on Smoot Avenue.


Tick risk increasing with warmer weather Video included

(WVVA) Now that spring is here, insects and bugs are coming to life. With people are spending more time outdoors, tick bites once again becomes a concern.Ticks can be found everywhere, in tall grass, in bushes and in the woods. More>>


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