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Police on the lookout for robbery suspect in Raleigh County

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) Deputies are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store. According to police, on October 18, at around 4 a.m... 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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W.Va. coal mine company lays off 130 workers

 After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers... More>>

UPDATE: Two arrested, victims identified in McDowell County double murder Video included

UPDATE: Welch, WV (WVVA) According to Sergeant Christian of the Welch State Police Detachment, Troy Justice and Donald Bailey confessed to the homicide after their arrest.


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Virginia Department of Health launches Ebola Hotline

(WVVA) The Virginia Department of Health has opened an Ebola Hotline to help answer "questions from the public and provide the most up-to-date information to Virginians."The hotline... More>>

Residents Raise Objection to Proposed Annexation

Beckley (WVVA) Raleigh County residents turn out in force to protest Beckley's proposed annexation of several of the city's outlying areas.Rural Acres, Sprague, Skelton, and parts of Cranberry, Prosperity, and Stanaford Acres are all under consideration to be incorporated by the city. On Tuesday, Raleigh County residents packed the halls of the county commission office to oppose the move."We're not going to be steamrolled. We're going to be vigilant. And we're going to stay on top of this," s... More>>

Rep. Morgan 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 officials to release health insurance rates for 2015 until after the November midterm elections:“At a May Subcommittee... More>>

WV officials urge moms-to-be to get a flu shot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia health officials are urging pregnant women to get the flu shot. Bureau for Public Health commissioner Dr. Letitia Tierney is set... More>>

RECALL LIST: Vehicle owners with defective airbags urged to take immediate action

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. More>>

Greenbrier River group to hold pipeline meetings

A watershed group is holding public meetings on the impact of two proposed natural gas pipelines in West Virginia...
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Princeton Renaissance Project is restoring downtown Princeton

Mayor Tim Ealy and city manager Elke Doom are collecting funds in a bucket to go towards the Princeton Renaissance Project, Mayor Ealy took a break from collecting the money to say, "it's a focal point to our downtown area, a revitalization., it's one of the cornerstones of downtown". They're almost done with the interior demolition, the problem is they weren't planning to do all of that interior demolition. A leaky roof set their plans back.Project volunteer Jennifer Farmer and others have b... More>>

Most coal mines meeting new standard on coal dust

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -- Federal officials say almost every mine sample taken since August would meet tougher limits on coal dust. A U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration news release Monday... More>>

Raleigh County School Officials Fumble Homecoming Game Video included

Beckley (WVVA) A day of celebration turned to disappointment for students at a Raleigh County high school on Friday.Woodrow Wilson High School's Homecoming game against Capitol High School had to be cancelled due to a scheduling error."We had the biggest student section we've ever had. It was a heartbreaking night," said the school's principal, Ronald Cantley.At 6:50 p.m., Cantley was informed in front of a packed house at Van Meter stadium that no referees were scheduled to work. "As far as ... More>>

UPDATE: Trooper says 90 year old driver suffers from medical condition in deadly accident on U.S. Rt. 460 Video included

Two killed in crash on U.S. 460 in Giles County Two killed in crash on U.S. 460 in Giles County

UPDATE: A medical condition may be the cause of a deadly accident on U.S. Route 460. According to Sgt. Mike Honaker with the Virginia State Police... More>>

More than 500 WV miners lost their mining certifications for failing drug tests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- In the last two years, more than 550 West Virginia coal miners have temporarily lost their mining certifications because they failed a drug test... More>>

Suspect in Hannah Graham case charged with 2005 sexual attack Video included

FAIRFAX, VA (WVVA) The man charged in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is charged with the sexual assault of a woman in Fairfax, Virginia. According to prosecutors, Jesse Matthew Jr.. More>>

UPS raises 22,000 for United Way in Lewisburg

Lewisburg, WV (October 16, 2014) – UPS in Caldwell was first company in the area to kick off the 2014 campaign for United Way of the Greenbrier Valley. This year, area employees raised nearly... More>>

Greenbrier River Watershed Association to hold first meeting this week

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A watershed group is holding public meetings on the impact of two proposed natural gas pipelines in West Virginia.  More>>

Riots erupt in Morgantown after WVU-Baylor game

City is recovering after a riot erupts after a college football game on Saturday night.Morgantown authorities are busy assessing the damage following West Virginia's big win over Baylor.Police Chief Ed Preston said crowds pushed over street lights and threw rocks, beer bottles and other items at public safety personnel.And he said numerous fires were set in the student-dominated Sunnyside area of the city.Police say they had to use pepper spray and chemical munitions to disperse the crowd.Sev... More>>

Bluefield Arts Center hosts sauce competition

The Bluefield Arts Center held its first ever "Boss of the Sauce" event.Four organizations have worked tirelessly to try and tickle the most taste buds.From a farmers market sauce filled with local ingredients to a cabbage style sauce.The funds will help put on programs for kids and adults and help pay for the historic building's upkeep.The organizers say this may be the first time the fundraiser's artwork has been eaten.While the judges did have a tough task ahead of them, only one could win... More>>

WV lawmaker arrested for DUI

A West Virginia state lawmaker gets caught driving under the influence.Delegate Doug Skaff from South Charleston was arrested Saturday morning in Monongalia County.He is also a candidate for state senate.In an emailed statement, Skaff says he had a couple of drinks and should have had a designated driver.He says he is responsible for his actions and will need to rebuild the trust that people have had in him. More>>

Man arrested on multiple charges in Raleigh Co.

A man is arrested this weekend on numerous charges out of Raleigh County.Jessie Bragg, 24, is charged with destruction of property, driving an unsafe vehicle on the highway, driving on suspended license, reckless driving, transporting stolen property, grand larceny and tampering with a vehicle.This all started on Friday when the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department pulled up to an accident on Robert C. Byrd Dr. involving an ATV and a Jeep.After running the VIN number of the ATV, it came back s... More>>

Kids compete in mock "American Ninja Warrior"

Local kids are getting a taste of what it's like to be on the hit NBC show "American Ninja Warrior."Sunday in Ronceverte, WV, 85 mini athletes turned out to compete in a Little Ninja Warrior contest.The event was to raise money for the Southern Elite Gymnastics and Cheer team.And the little ninjas had to complete a course created based of the show.Using the gymnastics equipment, the kids had to leap from mat to mat, jump over hurdles, and even scale the infamous wall.The event raised about $1... More>>

Walmart plans to raise minimum

(WVVA) - The biggest employer in West Virginia is working towards paying all of their employees more than minimum wage. Minimum wage is currently at $7.25. Walmart's CEO says in the future, they have no intention of paying the minimum. According to market watch dot com the average hourly worker makes $11.34, which is a dollar more than the presidents proposed minimum wage increase. More>>

Fall Foliage

The changing leaves brings in tourism, which means thousands of people driving and flying in to get a firsthand look before the trees become bare. Reda Woods says of the leaves, "its just the colors the reds, the yellows, and especially with the sun today its just incredible". They came in from Detroit to admire the scenery. They and thousands of other people are taking the popular new river train excursion, perfect for the leaf-peepers. Chuck Kurtis sot-they seem to gain more and more popul... More>>

Battle of the Clinch

The Tazewell county fairgrounds hosted an air soft military takeover simulation. Battle of the Clinch is an air soft gun battle, simulating a military takeover met by local resistance. They used fireworks and music to make the battle seem real. Even Tazewell County Sheriffs Department gave the event vehicles to enhance their experience.Event Coordinator Drennon Laney says they plan to resist the takeover, "the hometown people are unhappy with what's going on in southwest virginia. So the gove... More>>

Tazewell County Sheriffs offer free weapons course

The Tazewell County Sheriffs office, handed their nine millimeter Smith Wesson's over to the community today Tazewell County Sheriff Brian L. Hieatt explains why the course is beneficial, "today we started our first gun safety class that's being taught by the Tazewell county sheriffs office and this gun safety class meets requirements for a person to apply for their concealed weapons permit. A classroom portion was held from eight until noon, then the deputies transitioned everyone to the... More>>

Railroad Days begins in Hinton

Thousands of people are turning out to celebrate a historic small town. Saturday was the first of Hinton Railroad Days.There's live music, a wide array of vendors, delicious food and so much more.One of the most popular attractions is the Railroad Museum. And the best part? Admission is free.The festival continues to grow each year and more and more people coming from out of state.Another huge attraction is the New River Train Excursion, which is great for viewing the fall foliage.Railroad Da... More>>

Human remains found could be missing UVA student Hannah Graham Video included

UVA student Hannah Graham went missing Sept. 13 UVA student Hannah Graham went missing Sept. 13

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said... More>>

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition 1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Friday that Nina Pham's condition is stable and she is resting comfortably at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He said she is "in good spirits." More>>

35th annual Bridge Day held at the New River Gorge Bridge Video included

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) Thousand of visitors flock to the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County to watch adrenaline seekers plunge 876 feet off one of the world's most recognized steel arch bridge... More>>

Frontier to restore service in Odd lost during tornado on Oct. 8

Frontier to restore service to Odd on Saturday following tornado on Oct. 8 Frontier to restore service to Odd on Saturday following tornado on Oct. 8

:BECKLEY, W.Va., Oct. 17, 2014 – Some Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) customers in the Odd area of Raleigh County who lost service during an Oct. 8 tornado will start seeing their service restored on Saturday... More>>

SLIDESHOW: Fall Foliage in the Two Virginias!

In Appalachia, fall foliage season is underway and many beautiful photos are flooding into our station. Here are some of the wonderful colors we are seeing so far... many more to come! More>>

October indictments handed down in Greenbrier County

GREENBRIER COUNTY, (WVVA) The Grand Jury in Greenbrier County has returned indictments on 42 individuals . Charges include arson, breaking and entering, child neglect, drug offenses, embezzlement, larceny, and sexual assault... More>>

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  • Most coal mines meeting new standard on coal dust

    Most coal mines meeting new standard on coal dust

    CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -- Federal officials say almost every mine sample taken since August would meet tougher limits on coal dust. A U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration news release Monday...More >>
    CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -- Federal officials say almost every mine sample taken since August would meet tougher limits on coal dust. A U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration news release Monday...More >>
  • Raleigh County School Officials Fumble Homecoming Game

    Raleigh County School Officials Fumble Homecoming Game

    Beckley (WVVA) A day of celebration turned to disappointment for students at a Raleigh County high school on Friday.Woodrow Wilson High School's Homecoming game against Capitol High School had to be cancelled due to a scheduling error."We had the biggest student section we've ever had. It was a heartbreaking night," said the school's principal, Ronald Cantley.At 6:50 p.m., Cantley was informed in front of a packed house at Van Meter stadium that no referees were scheduled to work. "As far as ...More >>
    Beckley (WVVA) A day of celebration turned to disappointment for students at a Raleigh County high school on Friday.Woodrow Wilson High School's Homecoming game against Capitol High School had to be cancelled due to a scheduling error."We had the biggest student section we've ever had. It was a heartbreaking night," said the school's principal, Ronald Cantley.At 6:50 p.m., Cantley was informed in front of a packed house at Van Meter stadium that no referees were scheduled to work. "As far as ...More >>
  • UPDATE: Trooper says 90 year old driver suffers from medical condition in deadly accident on U.S. Rt. 460

    UPDATE: Trooper says 90 year old driver suffers from medical condition in deadly accident on U.S. Rt. 460

    Two killed in crash on U.S. 460 in Giles CountyTwo killed in crash on U.S. 460 in Giles County
    UPDATE: A medical condition may be the cause of a deadly accident on U.S. Route 460. According to Sgt. Mike Honaker with the Virginia State Police...More >>
    UPDATE: A medical condition may be the cause of a deadly accident on U.S. Route 460. According to Sgt. Mike Honaker with the Virginia State Police...More >>
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