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Victims of Virginia's forced sterilization project will receive compensation Video included

VIRGINIA (WVVA)- It's taken years, but now, the living victims of Virginia's forced sterilization project will receive compensation. More>>

WV lawmakers approve scale-back of prevailing wage Video included

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Lawmakers have approved a scale-back of the state's prevailing wage for public construction projects. More>>

Winter Weather Advisories for most areas Video included

(WVVA) Winter Weather Advisories for light snow and ice have been posted for all counties in the WVVA viewing area except for McDowell, Wyoming and Buchanan. More>>

Southern WV Women's Expo boosts local businesses

Women's Expo took place Feb. 27-28 Women's Expo took place Feb. 27-28

From videography, to fencing, to jewelry and more, more than 100 venders filled the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center on Friday and Saturday for the Southern West Virginia Women's Expo. More>>

Raleigh Relay for Life raises money through vendors

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Several hundred dollars raised on Saturday will be added to Raleigh County Relay for Life's donation total.  From churches selling baked goods, to jewelry, more than two dozen vendors set up tables at the Family Worship Center In Beckley. 
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One year anniversary of missing Greenbrier Co. woman

Missing poster for Dee Ann Keene Missing poster for Dee Ann Keene

February 28, 2014 was the last time a Greenbrier County mother went missing.  Dee Ann Keene was last seen by family members in Renick at the home of one Ron McMillion, a cast member on the History Channel show "Appalachian Outlaws."  While he remains a person of interest, there are no suspects in her disappearance. More>>

Family of Dakota Walls asks community for help to make home handicap accessible Video included

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) Miranda Walls brother, Dakota, went from a weight lifter, putting on pound after pound of muscle to a quadriplegic. More>>

West Virginia state Senate passes Senate Bill 109, bill awaits review from the House of Delagates Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) On Wednesday, the West Virginia state Senate passed Senate Bill-109, which allows for veteran organizations, active duty and military organizations to be exempt from indoor smoking bans. More>>

Greenbrier Co. VA clinic reopens

VA clinic in Maxwelton reopens VA clinic in Maxwelton reopens

The Veterans Affairs Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic reopened after it closed due to workers reported feeling dizzy and nauseous.
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Museum features African American history in Greenbrier Co.

One of the exhibits discusses entertainers One of the exhibits discusses entertainers

Despite Black History Month coming to an end, one community is keeping their history on display for months to come.The Greenbrier County Historical Society's North House Museum now has on display a photographic exhibit called "Invisible Roots and Legends: a Photographic View of African American History in the Greenbrier Valley." It mostly features late 1800's, early 1900's.It shows sports history, discusses Jim Crow Laws, religion, and education.It even tells the story of many African America... More>>

Cleaning up snow and ice in Bluefield, WV Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Snow's been hampering the two Virginias now for nearly two weeks.In Bluefield, West Virginia, the streets are proof, and residents are fed up."They don't come through here with scrapers. When they come through here with scrapers that means they've got tremendous calls from us complaining about the streets," says Bluefield resident, James House.House lives on Union Street and says in the last two weeks, city employees haven't even touched the road in front of his home."I'm... More>>

Manchin urges Navy to name ship after decorated W.Va. vet

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is urging the Navy to name a ship after Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams... More>>

Rep. Jenkins questions EPA head on why she refuses to meet with coal miners

WASHINGTON – At a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing yesterday, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) repeatedly asked EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy... More>>

120 arrested, 21 wanted on drug charges in Tazewell County

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee held a news conference on Friday in Tazewell concerning recent indictments on drug charges.The Special Grand Jury indicted more than 140 individuals. So far, 120 have been arrested.  More>>

WV Senate passes bill on handling asbestos claims

CHARLESTON, WV– The West Virginia Senate today by a unanimous vote passed Senate Bill 411, which creates the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and the Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act. More>>

4 convicted on federal drug charges in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV – Two men from Bluefield and two men from Princeton enter pleas to federal drug charges involving heroin and illegal pain pills.  More>>

McDowell County man is convicted on cocaine charges

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A McDowell County man admits to selling crack cocaine in Welch.? William Sykes, 29, of Welch entered a plea on Friday in federal court... More>>

WV Senate OKs bill to not require concealed handgun permits

CHARLESTON, WV(AP) - Senators have approved a push to make West Virginia the fifth state not to require concealed handgun permits. The Senate's 32-2 vote Monday... More>>

Famous "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. More>>

UPDATE: Man killed by VDOT salt truck identified Video included

 WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WVVA)  A Virginia man is killed Thursday night after being hit by a VDOT salt truck. It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 11...

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Kanawha County student accepted to National Youth Orchestra

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -- The National Youth Orchestra has accepted its first West Virginian. More>>

Attorney General warns against IRS scams

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) - The Attorney General's office is warning West Virginians to beware of callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. More>>

Sheriff Brian Hieatt announces he's running for re-election Video included

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA)- Tazewell County Sheriff, Brian Hieatt announced his bid for re-election. More>>

Slippery travel possible Thursday night and Friday morning

(WVVA) Areas of black ice and light snow could cause slippery travel Thursday night and Friday morning.Temperatures warmed enough on Thursday to melt snow on area roads, leaving behind puddles and wet surfaces. Untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots will refreeze overnight as temperatures drop into the teens by Friday morning.Scattered snow showers are possible as the cold air builds in Thursday night. Light accumulations are expected, with a coating up to 1 inch expected along western f... More>>

Train tracks are restored and reopened at Fayette Co. derailment site Video included

MONTGOMERY, WV — Teams with the West Virginia Train Derailment Response Unified Command restored the tracks and reopened the railway for commerce Thursday afternoon. More>>

Judges OK $11.3M settlement with ex-Mountain State students Video included

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A three-judge panel says former students of Mountain State University are entitled to an $11.3 million payout. Media reports state that the so-called mass litigation panel met in Charleston on Thursday to approve the proposed settlement. More>>

Virginia ABC seize moonshine stills near Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE  – After receiving information from a local law enforcement task force, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) special agents seize stills, guns and moonshine.


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Defense: Gag order not needed if ex-Massey CEO's trial moved

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's lawyers say a gag order in his criminal case would be unnecessary if his trial is moved... More>>

US mining regulators cite Va. coal mine after Jan. visit

Federal mine inspectors say they issued 176 citations during a January inspection of mines, including 31 at a Virginia coal mine... More>>

UPDATE: Deputies say infant died in apparent drowning near Oak Hill Video included

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) Investigators continue to look into the reported drowning death of a 16 month old child in the Oak Hill area of Fayette County. More>>

School bus catches fire in Fayette County Video included

OAK HILL, WV (WVVA) Firefighters respond to a school bus Wednesday night in Fayette County. More>>

Fatal house fire in Raleigh County

STANAFORD, WV. - One person is dead after a fire in Raleigh County Thursday morning. More>>

6 vehicles including Mercer County deputy crash into logs on I-77

RALEIGH, WV(WVVA)  Six vehicles crash into logs on Interstate 77 Wednesday morning minutes after a tractor trailer loses its load. It happened around 5:30 a.m. near mile... More>>

Another round of snow on the way

A winter storm will pass to our south tonight through Thursday morning, bringing light to moderate snow to the Two Virginias. A few inches are possible, which could cause hazardous travel conditions...
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APCO customers set record during Arctic blast

CHARLESTON, WV-Appalachian Power customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee set an unofficial all-time peak demand on Friday More>>

Raleigh County residents without water

ARNETT, WV (WVVA) "I'm not angry like every body else I'm a little frustrated but these guys are working really hard to get everything taken care of and as long as we can take care of the people that's all that matters," says Arnett resident and Coal River safety officer Joanne Pettri.Pettri has been without water for almost five days."It's been rough but the water has been donated and it's helping out a whole lot for people who don't have it,” says Pettri. “So I know everyone is very gratefu... More>>

Family blames icy streets for death of Raleigh County teen Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) Family and friends are angry at the city of Beckley for its response to the winter storms in Raleigh County. Ashlei Fox, 17, died on Monday... More>>

6 indicted on murder charges in McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WVVA) More than 40 people are indicted by the Grand Jury in McDowell County.The indictment list includes six people charged with murder More>>

Two Beckley heroin dealers are sentenced to federal prison

BECKLEY, WV--Two men from the Beckley area are sentenced in federal court on separate cases involving the distribution of heroin. More>>

West Virginia University mascot gets to serve another year

West Virginia University's Mountaineer mascot will get to serve another year... More>>

Daniels man sentenced for tampering with water samples

?BECKLEY, WV (AP) - A Raleigh County man has been sentenced for tampering with water samples from coal mining operations. Online court records show John W. Shelton, 47... More>>

Beckley man, woman enter pleas on separate drug crimes

BECKLEY, WV – A woman in Beckley admits to dealing heroin. Meanwhile, a Beckley man is convicted of using a phone to arrange the sale of illegal pain pills. More>>

City of Bluefield still working to remove snow Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) City employees of Bluefield, West Virginia have been working around the clock to clear roads. More>>

Winter weather causes problems for local business

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) For Casablanca and D.C Designs, the winter weather makes it difficult to function business as usual. More>>

Parents and kids struggle with excess snow days Video included

Closings wearing on parents and kids Closings wearing on parents and kids

A Youtube video has recently gone viral showing a mom very frustrated after three snow days. Many parents in the Two Virginias know that struggle all too well after a week and a half of kids out of the classroom. More>>

Veterans Affairs to reopen outpatient clinic in Maxwelton

A veterans outpatient clinic in southern West Virginia that's been closed since last fall is set to reopen Friday... More>>

Griffith Statement on President’s Veto of Keystone XL

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) says President Obama's decision to veto the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act was based politics More>>

Charges upgraded against Wyoming County man in fatal stabbing Video included

WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) A Wyoming County man is charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Wyoming County. Michael Hoosier, 22, was originally charged with malicious assault... More>>

Concord University to hold career fair on Thursday

ATHENS, WV– Concord University will be hosting a career fair this Thursday at the university's ballroom. More>>

Wytheville man gets a 70 month sentence for robbing drug dealers

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CHARLESTON, WV – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Brandon Davis, 24, from Wytheville, Virginia, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison. More>>

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. More>>

Man found guilty of threatening Sen. Manchin

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 CHARLESTON, WV (WVVA) A West Virginia man admits to making threats to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. Steven Anthony Major, 50... More>>

Virginia trooper is injured in crash in Prince William County

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA--A Virginia State Police trooper is recovering this morning [Tuesday] after his vehicle was slammed into by an out-of-control SUV in Prince William County. More>>

Fayette County deputies mourn loss of K-9 officer

FAYETTE COUNTY-It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of our faithful K-9 partners. Niko, a Belgian Malinois, joined the Fayette County Sheriff's Office in 2001. He was a multi-purpose K-9... More>>

Firefighters struggle to fight Frankford fire in frigid temperatures

LEWISBURG, WV (WVVA) Firefighters from five different units respond to an early morning house fire in Greenbrier County. The call came in around 4 a.m. at a residence... More>>

Cody Wickline discusses his traditional country style in 2013 Video included

Back in 2013, Jim Nelson, Media Relations at Bluefield State College, wrote an article about a student who was pursuing a degree in nursing while also working to become a professional singer. That student is Cody Wickline.  More>>

Founders Day Celebration slated for Wednesday at Concord University

ATHENS, WV– Concord University will hold a Founders Day Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall in University Point. More>>

Help local boy Brayden Matthews win special needs bike Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) In the first five years of a child's life parents have lots of things to look forward to. A child's first steps, their first words, and the first time they ride a bike. For the parents of Brayden Matthews reaching these milestones have been a little more difficult"He suffered some severe brain damage,” says mother Amber Thomas. “Before we came home we knew that he would have some neurological complications, and so we knew pretty much right away."Brayden was born 16 weeks ... More>>

Beckley's own Cody Wickline turns four chairs on The Voice premiere Video included

Beckley's own Cody Wickline turns four chairs on The Voice premiere Beckley's own Cody Wickline turns four chairs on The Voice premiere

Night One of the Blind Auditions on NBC's The Voice put Cody Wickline, of Beckley, on Team Blake. As the eighth season of The Voice kicked off Monday night, Wickline sang “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” a song made famous more than 30 years ago by country music star George Jones. More>>

LIFE HACK: how to make your own $2 speaker Video included

WVVA tests out homemade speakers WVVA tests out homemade speakers

Speakers for your phone can get pricey. However, a youtube video shows us how to make your own for just $2. More>>

Hicks enters "not guilty" plea for Mercer County sex crimes Video included

35 year-old Anthony Michael Hicks is accused of first degree sexual assault, incest, displaying obscene material to a minor, and using obscene material to seduce a minor, as well as the attempted rape of an adult family member. More>>

Raleigh County man enters "not guilty" plea to murder charge Video included

A Raleigh County man who was indicted for the murder of his wife appears in court Monday.  Johnnie Ray Farley pled not guilty in the first degree murder of his wife, Lynette Denise Farley. More>>

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