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SLIDESHOW: Spectacular First Sunset of Fall

The sky was lit with beautiful color Tuesday night for the first official sunset of fall. This slideshow is a showcase of viewer photos from around the Two Virginias (and even some WVVA additions)! More>>

James Irvin trial update

Trial for James Irvin began today with opening statements from prosecution and the defense. Prosecution said that James was pagan, and took part in irregular religious practices and using those practices convinced the children he could bring their father back to life. Prosecution emphasized trust when it came to the jurors and the process in making their judgements after the trial ended. He brought up how the children put their trust in Mr. Irvin.The trial was delayed twice as the judge calle... More>>

Weekend Preview: Events Set to Raise Diabetes Awareness in Mercer County

A sweet weekend awaits people in the Two Virginias as several events are set to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes... More>>

Area Ryan's restaurants help feed those in need Video included

Local Ryan's restaurants are reaching out to their customers to help feed the hungry. During the month of October, Ryan's will be accepting canned food donations to distribute to local charities. Among those receiving the food are Tender Mercies of Princeton, the Bluefield Union Mission, and the Beckley Salvation Army. More>>

Snakes at School: Fayette County Officials Deny Problem

Oak Hill (WVVA) Students are reporting multiple snake sightings at a Fayette County school.On Monday, WVVA received video from a student of what appears to be two black snakes at Oak Hill High School. The student said she reported it to her teacher on Monday.When we reached out to officials with the Fayette County Board of Education on Tuesday to learn more, we got nowhere. They insist there has not been a snake at the school since September.Meanwhile, as officials deny the school has a probl... More>>

Patient in U.S. tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) -- Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case...
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VA DMME offers online certification exams for coal miners

The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy in partnership with Mountain Empire Community College is now offering exams for some coal miner certifications online. More>>

Beckley man wanted for impersonating officer, DV charges

Beckley Police identified Brian Keith Sizemore 27yoa of Beckley, and said he was able to get inside the residence by impersonating a police officer at which time he assaulted the victim. Beckley Police identified Brian Keith Sizemore 27yoa of Beckley, and said he was able to get inside the residence by impersonating a police officer at which time he assaulted the victim.

Beckley Police Officers responded to Freeman St. on a report of domestic violence in progress. Upon police arrival the suspect had fled the scene. He was identified as Brian Keith Sizemore 27yoa of Beckley. Sizemore was able to get inside the residence by impersonating a police officer at which time he assaulted the victim. More>>

Hawks Nest State Park completes upgrades

Hawks Nest State Park's lodge and other facilities have reopened following completion of electrical upgrades. More>>

Trial underway in 'Warlock' sex crimes case

Opening statements are expected this afternoon in the trial of the man accused of sexually abusing children because he was "a magical warlock."  57-year-old James Irvin is facing 10 counts of sexual abuse and five counts of sexual assault against three children.
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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore...
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Coyote stuck in bumper after hit by car Video included

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An unusual story out of northern Illinois, near the Wisconsin border, where a young coyote was hit by a vehicle last week, and the driver didn't realize that the coyote was stuck in the vehicle's grill.  More>>

Man accused of murder back in court

A man accused of murder is back in court today.Anthony Ramsey, 53, was expected to enter a plea Monday for the January 2013 murder of 25-year-old Brian Meadows.The two men shared a home in Alta at the time.Instead of pleading, prosecutor Patrick Via said he learned of a witness changing her statement drastically from her original statement to police.He requested time to investigate the matter further before agreeing to a plea agreement.In attendance today was the victim's family. Meadow's mot... More>>

Commissioner Listens to Senior Concerns

Beckley (WVVA) The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services embarks on a listening tour. On Monday, representatives with the bureau stopped by the Raleigh County Commission on Aging to hear from seniors on what's important to them. Danny Wingo, 73, would like to see more money spent on senior centers. He lost his wife five years ago and treks in all the way from Mullens. "It feels like my right arm is gone. It's such a lonesome life." Wingo is one of many seniors who depend on the commission f... More>>

Police report lead from missing UVA student case to another missing woman Video included

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Police say the investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has turned up a lead in the 2009 disappearance and death of another young woman... More>>

McKinley murder conviction, life sentence upheld by WV Supreme Court Video included

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The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has announced its ruling in the case of Marcus McKinley. Writing the opinion was Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis. A Mercer County jury found McKinley guilty without mercy in the 2011 murder of the mother of his young child, giving McKinley a life sentence without parole for the shooting death of 18-year-old Ayana Patton.
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Train derailment on tracks along Fayette Station Road Video included

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV Two railroad cars derailed from the CSX line off of Fayette Station Road on Friday evening, just after 10:00 PM. The location of the derailment is river right, just above the Fayette Station Rapids...
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As families flee coal country, schools struggle

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - When it opened in 1990 amid boom times deep in eastern Kentucky coal country, Shelby Valley High School had nearly 1,000 students, with enough demand that it built an addition the next year...
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Ginseng hunter found safe

A man who was reported missing in Greenbrier County overnight has now made his way back home.The incident happened after three people went out hunting for ginseng at about 5:30 in the evening Sunday. More>>

Coal billionaire Jim Justice sells most of Ky. farm

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) - West Virginia coal billionaire Jim Justice has sold most of a farm he purchased in central Kentucky... More>>

Deer goes through windshield on interstate

A gruesome accident this morning leaves a family covered in deer guts.A family was driving down I-64 near the Lewisburg exit, when they hit the deer, half actually ended up in the car and the other half cannot be located.One west-bound lane had to be closed during cleanup, it is now reopen.The family had to ride with EMS so they could shower.None of the people in the car were injured. More>>

A new business is officially open in Oak Hill Video included

OAK HILL (WVVA)- New River Ultrasonics held their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sunday in Oak Hill.The business offers diagnostic health testing, screenings, gender determinations and 4-D ultrasounds. They also offer mobile service for customers.New River Ultrasonics owner, Shelli Saver Says, "We can reach out to the rural areas. Some people in our area drive an hour to even get to either a clinic or a hospital, so we can bring that service to them."To learn more about the business you can head ... More>>

Beckley Police are investigating an armed robbery at an apartment complex

BECKLEY (WVVA)- According to Raleigh County 911 Beckley Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Willbrian Apartment Complex.Dispatchers say the call came in a little after 9:00 P.M.We will continue to bring you the latest details as they become available. More>>

A house fire causes a propane tank to explode Video included

CRAB ORCHARD (WVVA)- Raleigh Co. 911 received multiple calls Saturday night after an explosion occurred on Glenview Road in Crab Orchard.Dispatchers say a vacant home caught on fire. The fire spread and caused a propane tank to explode. No one was injured.The fire rekindled several times on Sunday. More>>

New cupcake and ice cream shop hits Lewisburg Video included

A new business is scooping up tasty treats for the whole family.Cakes and Cones Ice Cream and Bakery is now located in the historic downtown Lewisburg.It was started by Tiffany Musak,a mother of five who started baking at home and realized there was a need for a little ice cream parlor in the area.And her kids definitely don't mind being her taste testers.But these tasty treats aren't the only things this mom is serving up."We do do birthday parties. We have a room in the back. We do themed p... More>>

Men bike 197 miles for good cause Video included

An amazing feat finished by two men Saturday night -- biking 197 miles in 17 hours.Greenbrier county residents, Travis McClintic and Drew Cochran, are participating in Muscles for Miracles.It's a fundraiser to benefit the Greenbrier East athletic director Jerry Bradley and Bradley's family.He is currently in the hospital receiving treatment for a number of illnesses.The men followed Route 219, starting about 5 a.m. Saturday morning from the border of Maryland all the way to Rich Creek in Monr... More>>

Monroe Co. fall festival sees record weekend Video included

Monroe County's Autumn Harvest Festival believes they saw record numbers this year thanks to the beautiful weather.The organizers say it's basically a county fair, only theirs is agriculturally based.On Sunday, they enjoyed gospel singing and a delicious dinner provided by a local methodist church.Treasurer Ward Lefler says he believes this year has been their best yet. "This year was great. The weather was the best we've had, I think ever. Our activities were great. Our attendance was probab... More>>

Tips to reduce the odds of a deer collision

One of our top stories is about a deer-vehicle collision on Interstate 64 near the Lewisburg exit. It is not uncommon for the Mountain State to be in the Top 5 or even lead all states in the number of deer strikes by vehicles. There are some things that you can do to reduce the chances that you will impact a deer while driving. More>>

Record Numbers at the Princeton Autumn Festival Video included

PRINCETON (WVVA)- The Princeton Autumn Festival wrapped up on Saturday with more than 120 vendors and nearly 6,000 attendees packing Mercer St.Robert Farley, the President and CEO of The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce says, "The more activities that we have downtown then the more the people can see well, maybe they're going to try and change this, especially when they see all these new murals."This year's festival was an easy way for city officials to show off Mercer St. and the ... More>>

One person is dead after a motorcycle accident in Fayette Co. Video included

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA)- A motorcycle crashed on I-77 just past the Mossy Exit in Fayette Co.It happened a little after 8:00 Saturday night. According to West Virginia State Police a deer ran out in front of the motorcycle.A husband and wife were riding together. Police say the man was dead upon arrival. His wife was life flighted out, she's said to be in critical condition.Their identity is not being released at this time. More>>

Drug bust in Greenbrier Co.

A joint effort by multiple law enforcement agencies puts two people behind bars for heroin distribution. More>>

Woman Dies in ATV Accident Video included

MONTCALM (WVVA)- A woman vacationing in West Virginia with her friends and family is now dead after an ATV accident.According to Deputy H.L. Walters with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office the accident happened around 8:00p.m. Friday. She says the woman was driving on the Hatfield McCoy Trail and missed a curve.She fell more than 150 feet. Multiple emergency personnel responded. Deputy Walters says the woman, a North Carolina resident died on the way to the hospital. More>>

Walk to end Alzheimer's in Lewisburg Video included

As baby boomers age, the number of Americans battling Alzheimer's will more than triple by 2050 to 15 million.But one organization is hoping to change that.In Lewisburg Saturday, dozens of people showed up to walk for a cure.The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event that raises money for care, support, and research.In attendance were people who lost a loved one to the disease, people caring for someone with the disease, even people currently battling alzheimer's.The goal for th... More>>

Local woman turns 100

A local woman is now one century old and Saturday night she spent it celebrating with family.Mary Foster actually turns 100-years-young on Monday, but family from far and wide came in to celebrate with her tonight.This McDowell County native is a mother of two, grandmother of eight, and a great grandmother of four.Foster's two children now help to care for her in Princeton, but this centenarian is still very young at heart."It's very exciting, she's very feisty, explains her daughter Elizabet... More>>

UPDATE: Phone lines have been fixed

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA)- Phone lines are out for Verizon customers whose phone numbers start with (988.)The cause of the outage is unknown at this time. Derrick Ruble, the Director of Tazewell County 911 urges customers to contact a neighbor and have them call 911 if you have an emergency.Stay with WVVA for the latest information. We will continue to keep you posted on the details as they become available. More>>

Man with implanted horns: I'll see you all in hell

A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011 A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011

A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011."I'll see you all in hell," Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, yelled at the jury that convicted him after deliberating over six days. More>>

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse...
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WVVA's 2014 Warm Morning Coat Drive

WVVA's Warm Morning Coat Drive kicks off September 39th. WVVA, along with City National Bank, Grants Supermarkets, and Grand Home Furnishings, will be collecting gently used More>>

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  • Sears at the Mercer Mall to close

    Sears at the Mercer Mall to close

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) The Sears store and Sears Auto Center in Bluefield will close down in early December. Employees tell us they were notified on Wednesday the store will close on December 7...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) The Sears store and Sears Auto Center in Bluefield will close down in early December. Employees tell us they were notified on Wednesday the store will close on December 7...More >>
  • Beckley Police are investigating an armed robbery at an apartment complex

    Beckley Police are investigating an armed robbery at an apartment complex

    BECKLEY (WVVA)- According to Raleigh County 911 Beckley Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Willbrian Apartment Complex.Dispatchers say the call came in a little after 9:00 P.M.We will continue to bring you the latest details as they become available.More >>
    BECKLEY (WVVA)- According to Raleigh County 911 Beckley Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Willbrian Apartment Complex.Dispatchers say the call came in a little after 9:00 P.M.We will continue to bring you the latest details as they become available.More >>
  • New cupcake and ice cream shop hits Lewisburg

    New cupcake and ice cream shop hits Lewisburg

    A new business is scooping up tasty treats for the whole family.Cakes and Cones Ice Cream and Bakery is now located in the historic downtown Lewisburg.It was started by Tiffany Musak,a mother of five who started baking at home and realized there was a need for a little ice cream parlor in the area.And her kids definitely don't mind being her taste testers.But these tasty treats aren't the only things this mom is serving up."We do do birthday parties. We have a room in the back. We do themed p...More >>
    A new business is scooping up tasty treats for the whole family.Cakes and Cones Ice Cream and Bakery is now located in the historic downtown Lewisburg.It was started by Tiffany Musak,a mother of five who started baking at home and realized there was a need for a little ice cream parlor in the area.And her kids definitely don't mind being her taste testers.But these tasty treats aren't the only things this mom is serving up."We do do birthday parties. We have a room in the back. We do themed p...More >>
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