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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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WV Coal Association to hold "Action From Rhetoric" event in Beckley

NEWS RELEASE:Beckley, WV (October 27, 2014) – Coal is the dominant issue in the 2014 election in West Virginia and the coal industry wants to set the record straight: what the real issues are and who truly represents... More>>

Man is arrested for robbing Arrowhead Deli in Mercer County

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PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) A Mercer County man is arrested for the armed robbery of the Arrowhead Deli on Route 52 in Brushfork. On Thursday, troopers with the West Virginia State Police... More>>

ESCAPEE: Inmate at Beckley Correctional Center

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Police are on the lookout for an escaped inmate from the West Virginia Division of Corrections Beckley Correctional Center. Jeremy White, 29... More>>

Missing man reported 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>>

Remains positively identified as missing UVA student

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.Graham disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found about 12 miles from campus.The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham.The remains were discovered roughly 6 miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington wa... More>>

Wyoming Co. man is caught with a trash bag full of stolen goods

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) A Wyoming County man is charged with breaking into multiple homes and vehicles. Kamrance Stewart, 26, of Ravencliff, WV... More>>

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

DETROIT (AP) - Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle... More>>

13th Annual Women's Expo is underway at the Brushfork Armory Video included

2014 Women's Expo is underway Friday and Saturday at the Brushfork Armory 2014 Women's Expo is underway Friday and Saturday at the Brushfork Armory

(WVVA) Representatives from nearly 100 local businesses and organization are showing off their wares and services at the 13th Annual Women's Expo at the Brushfork Armory in Mercer County... 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>>

Cole Chevy Four Seasons Teacher of Year Announced

Teaching can be a very difficult and thankless job. The rewards and recognition can also be rare to come by. That's why Cole Chevrolet once again hosted a Business After Hours and reception honoring the finalists for the 2014 Cole Chevy Four Seasons Teacher of the Year. WVVA's Courtney Clark joined Bill Archer of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph as emcees. Six finalists are chosen from schools in Bland, Tazewell, Mercer and McDowell counties. The winner is given a car of their choice to use for ... More>>

W.Va. coalfields Senate panel meeting set

A state Senate panel studying how to revitalize West Virginia's struggling southern coalfields has scheduled its first meeting... More>>

Keystone residents go four days without running water Video included

KEYSTONE W. Va. (WVVA)- Residents of Keystone in McDowell County have gone four days without running water.Carmilla Henderson, a Keystone resident, told WVVA that she was using her kitchen sink late Sunday evening when her water suddenly stopped running.She told us that life has already been difficult for her since she, at 76-years-old, has trouble moving around and is diabetic.She also says that the city of Keystone, which supplies running water to residents, has yet to send out any notices ... More>>

UPDATE: escapee turns himself in

UPDATE: As of 6:15 p.m. Thursday, inmate Warren Timbers turned himself into... More>>

Bluewell boiler issues Video included

A bad motor in the school's boiler has forced Bluewell Elementary School, to use some alternative heat sources. The school has thirteen classrooms but they don't all run on the boilers heat. Principal Sarah Grose says, "five of the classrooms have electric heat regardless whether the boiling system is working or not, they use that regardless, and then eight right now are currently using the alternative electric heat."Educators noticed the issue on Sunday, while the exact temperatures of the h... More>>

Sexual assault, ATV theft arrests made in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY: :As a result of multiple ongoing criminal investigations, numerous individuals were arrested in Fayette County today. Sheriff Steve Kessler released the following information concerning these investigations... More>>

VH1 AMPS UP MUSIC PROGRAM AT BECKLEY SCHOOL

Beckley (WVVA) The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is amping up the excitement at a Raleigh County School. On Thursday, the foundation awarded Park Middle School with all new musical equipment. The school is the fourth in Raleigh County to receive the award. "As soon as you walk into the room, you can feel the energy," said Save The Music Foundation's Executive Dir., Paul Cothran. He said instead of giving the money directly to schools or school districts, the foundation puts the money directly... More>>

"No Way Out' mine safety video wins national award

Big Stone Gap, VA – The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy took top honors at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy Training Material Competition with the Division of Mines' newest mine safety video, “No Way Out”... More>>

4 people are sentenced on drug charges in Beckley federal court

Beckley, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that four defendants were sentenced in federal court in Beckley on heroin charges. Douglas Edward Morris, 43, of Beckley... More>>

WVU expels 3 students for post-game misconduct

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University says it has expelled three students for misconduct following the Mountaineers' win over Baylor.. 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>>

Man charged with robbing Dollar General store in Harper Heights

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) Deputies have made an arrest in the robbery of the Dollar General store in Harper Heights, Raleigh County. According to the criminal complaint, a confidential informant tipped off investigators... More>>

Forum Highlights Employment Opportunities For Disabled

Beckley (WVVA) A forum in Beckley is highlighting employment opportunities for the disabled. The annual Disability Employment Awareness Forum was held at Tamarack on Thursday. The Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WVU, JanCare, Hospice, and the Women's Resource Center were among the dozens of vendors participating. Organizer Mark Kodack said the goal is to educate people on how those with disabilities can be employed and utilize resources available to them in the community. "They want ... More>>

Regional Jails will soon offer a Financial Education Course for Inmates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's regional jails will soon offer a financial education course to help inmates avoid becoming repeat offenders. More>>

Lewisburg ranks 3rd on 2014 Favorite Towns list

New York, NY – Beaufort, North Carolina is ranked the Top Town Overall, and Ogunquit, Maine and Lewisburg, West Virginia round out the top three, respectively, on the Travel + Leisure America's Favorite Towns 2014 list based on data collected from the Travel + Leisure America's Favorite Places survey. Travel + Leisure asked people to rate towns across the U.S. in several categories, including friendly locals, barbecue, art scene, affordability, and romance. This list reveals the towns with po... More>>

Rescue squad closes at Tazewell County Fire Rescue Video included

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The rescue squad at Tazewell County Fire Rescue shuts down amid financial difficulties. Tazewell County Southern District Supervisor Mike Hymes says... More>>

Manchin hosts tour of WV Energy facilities

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) hosted Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in West Virginia to continue their ongoing discussions about finding meaningful solutions to balancing our nation's energy needs with our environmental concerns. Senator Manchin emphasized the importance of developing new fossil fuel technology to continue producing affordable and reliable electricity, while steadily reducing carbon emissions and addressing the adverse effects of climate chan... More>>

Ta-Ta Extroidinah Halloween Benefit Planned to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Preparations are underway for the third annual Ta-Ta Extroidinah Halloween Benefit in Mercer County... More>>

New pre-engineering program for Mercer County students Video included

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) The Mercer County Technical Education Center has partnered with Bluefield State College to provide a new accelerated program for high school students. The program is a new pre-engineering program called Project Lead the Way. More>>

Weekend Halloween fun in Greenbrier Co.

The end of October is the spookiest time of year filled with frightfully scary events. Especially this weekend in Greenbrier county.On Friday and Saturday night, you can get a haunted house experience in Williamsburg.Also on those nights, you can get haunted ghost tours of Lewisburg, which is filled with history and supposed spirits.And if you're interested in the stories behind some of the people buried in the area, stop by the Greenbrier Historical Society.At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, there is a... More>>

McDowell County indictments released

MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The October Grand Jury in McDowell County releases indictments against 49 individuals.Crimes include solicitation of felony murder, breaking and entering, burglaries, drug offences and grand larceny... 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>>

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  • UPDATE: Abundant Fall Color in the Two Virginias!

    UPDATE: Abundant Fall Color in the Two Virginias!

    West Virginia state forestry officials say leaf peepers won't have to look far for colorful fall foliage this weekend. In fact, it will be hard to avoid. With the exception of the highest elevations and the lowest river valleys...More >>
    West Virginia state forestry officials say leaf peepers won't have to look far for colorful fall foliage this weekend. In fact, it will be hard to avoid. With the exception of the highest elevations and the lowest river valleys...More >>
  • Keystone residents go four days without running water

    Keystone residents go four days without running water

    KEYSTONE W. Va. (WVVA)- Residents of Keystone in McDowell County have gone four days without running water.Carmilla Henderson, a Keystone resident, told WVVA that she was using her kitchen sink late Sunday evening when her water suddenly stopped running.She told us that life has already been difficult for her since she, at 76-years-old, has trouble moving around and is diabetic.She also says that the city of Keystone, which supplies running water to residents, has yet to send out any notices ...More >>
    KEYSTONE W. Va. (WVVA)- Residents of Keystone in McDowell County have gone four days without running water.Carmilla Henderson, a Keystone resident, told WVVA that she was using her kitchen sink late Sunday evening when her water suddenly stopped running.She told us that life has already been difficult for her since she, at 76-years-old, has trouble moving around and is diabetic.She also says that the city of Keystone, which supplies running water to residents, has yet to send out any notices ...More >>
  • UPDATE: escapee turns himself in

    UPDATE: escapee turns himself in

    UPDATE: As of 6:15 p.m. Thursday, inmate Warren Timbers turned himself into...More >>
    UPDATE: As of 6:15 p.m. Thursday, inmate Warren Timbers turned himself into...More >>
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