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The Maybeury Post Office is temporarily closed after catching on fire Video included

MAYBEURY (WVVA)- The Maybeury Post Office in Mcdowell County is temporarily closed after catching on fire, late Friday night. More>>

UPDATE: residents, businesses in Greenbrier Co. asked to conserve water Video included

(LEWISBURG) Ronceverte is the last part of Greenbrier County to have their water restored.  The hope is for the water crisis to be over on Monday when Ronceverte's boil water advisory is lifted.

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Class action lawsuits filed after Greenbrier Co. water crisis Video included

Class action lawsuits filed after Greenbrier County water crisis Class action lawsuits filed after Greenbrier County water crisis

Several local businesses and individuals are going after Woodford Transportation, the company that owns the tanker truck that wrecked and spilled 4,000 gallons of fuel into the Greenbrier River last Friday.  At least two class action lawsuits were filed... More>>

A teenager is killed following an early morning car crash in Oak Hill Video included

:OAK HILL-A teenager is dead following a motor vehicle accident in Oak Hill earlier this[Saturday] morning. Sheriff Steve Kessler released the following information  More>>

EXCLUSIVE: Family of Kayla Neel speaks out Video included

A month has passed since the night of December 16th, when Laura and Allen Christian's 20-year-old daughter Kayla Neel was shot in the face.  "We just thought they would separate and everything would be okay. We never thought he would be capable of this," says Christian.  Kayla's mother, Laura Christian, says they knew Kayla and Michael had been fighting but they never expected their son-in-law would be so violent. More>>

Carpentry and cabinet class students build new shelves for the Tazewell County Visitors Center Video included

BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) The Tazewell County Visitors Center replaced their 12 year old shelves, thanks to some local students. Though they served their purpose well, the visitor center says the old shelves were low to the ground, making it difficult for senior citizens to grab brochures. The visitors center reached out to students in a carpentry and cabinet class from the Tazewell County Career and Technical Center to have new shelves made. Tourism Coordinator David Woodard says the new shelves ... More>>

Virginia coal company to idle coal mines in 2 W.Va. counties

Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources Inc. says it has notified workers at coal mines in two West Virginia counties that the company plans to idle their operations... More>>

West Virginians warned about tax refund email scam

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia taxpayers to be aware of an email scam claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service... More>>

UPDATE: Hearing rescheduled for accused Lewisburg cop shooter Video included

GRANVILLE COUNTY, NC (WVVA) Two men accused in a police shooting in Lewisburg are indicted on charges of first degree murder in North Carolina.On Monday... More>>

Beckley man is arrested for Wyoming Co. car theft

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MULLENS, WV (WVVA) A Beckley man is accused of stealing a car and going on a shoplifting spree. Nicholas Brehm was arrested on Friday by deputies in Raleigh County. He is charged with grand larceny... More>>

McDowell County man enters guilty plea in 1981 shooting death of his father Video included

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A man serving time for incest and 2nd degree sexual assault enters a guilty plea in the 1981 shooting death of his father. David Miller, 54... More>>

Honey bee numbers decline Video included

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says that between October 2013 and April 2014, 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died... More>>

Beckley police officers fight crime with coffee Video included

Beckley (WVVA) When hundreds of protesters descended on downtown Nashville following the Ferguson Grand Jury decision, the police chief did not take to the streets and arrest the unruly. Instead, he did something out of the ordinary -- he bought them coffee. It was a small gesture that spread. This year, Beckley police officers are taking it one step further, hosting 'Coffee with a Cop,' a rare opportunity for the public to meet with cops in a non-threatening environment."We've had a lot of p... More>>

Super Bowl Zone this Saturday on WVVA

(WVVA) Get a head start on the NFL's biggest game of the season. 'Super Bowl Zone' is a half-hour show by NBC Sports offered on the Eve of the big game. Watch it on WVVA at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,... More>>

Fire destroys home in Greenbrier County Video included

A home on Greenbrier Avenue in Ronceverte is destroyed by fire on Friday. A home on Greenbrier Avenue in Ronceverte is destroyed by fire on Friday.

RONCEVERTE, WV (WVVA) A Greenbrier County home is destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. The fire started around 1:15 p.m. at a residence on Greenbrier Avenue in Ronceverte... More>>

McDowell County residents mourn loss of murdered Georgia couple Video included

MCDOWELL CO, WV (WVVA) It seems unlikely that an elderly couple from Georgia would have any ties to southern West Virginia. But for the last fifteen years Bud and June Runion have traveled to McDowell County. More>>

SunCoke idling mines in Buchanan County Video included

BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA (WVVA) SunCoke Energy idles one mine in Buchanan County, has plans to idle two more in February. According to a company news release, the Dominion 30 mine... More>>

Missing Virginia teen found in Arkansas

UPDATE: Missing teen Aysia Lewis and Donald Quesenberry have been found in the state of Arkansas. More>>

Sanctuary in the mountains Video included

Nigeria is a country plagued with poverty. According to UNICEF, only 54% of children in Nigeria attend secondary school."Getting a quality education, it probably would have been really difficult for me." Ike Ndule, originally from Nigeria now attends Mountain Mission School. More>>

A call about an illegal burn leads deputies to an alleged copper theft

LILLY GROVE (WVVA)- Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's office responded to a call regarding an illegal burn on Spring Grove Avenue Extension in Lilly Grove More>>

W.Va. GOP wants election changes in possible Manchin gov bid

As U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin considers a 2016 return bid for governor, Republicans hope to block him from handpicking his Senate successor for two years... More>>

Ghent explosion: 8 years later

Ghent (WVVA) Eight years after an explosion rocked a Raleigh County community, friends and firefighters are honoring fallen heroes... More>>

U.S. Senate approves Keystone pipeline project

WASHINGTON D.C (WVVA) The U.S. Senate has approved legislation for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project. The 1,179-mile pipeline would carry an estimated 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day... More>>

UPDATE: Named released in fatal crash in Greenbrier County

 LEWISBURG (WVVA) We now know the identity of the driver killed in a fatal crash on Interstate 64 in Greenbrier County. Travis Cameron McClung...

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Former Alderson prison worker pleads guilty to sex charge

BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Richard Canterbury, 50, of Lewisburg, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact involving a ward. More>>

1 arrested/ another wanted in armed robbery in Beckley Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) Police in Beckley have arrested a man for an armed robbery that took place at the Hager Street Apartments on January 26. Richard Lacy, 20, of Beckley... More>>

GEAR UP, college prep program is being offered in Mercer County Video included

Gaining early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs, that's what students at Princeton Middle School are doing.Gear up is a program offered to 10 different counties in West Virginia to stimulate more college graduates. Princeton Middle School is taking advantage of those programs. More>>

UPDATE: Water to start pumping to Ronceverte on Friday Video included

GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) According to a news release issued by Paula Brown with the Greenbrier County Homeland Security, the boil water advisory... More>>

Beckley man admits to dealing illegal pain pills

BECKLEY (WVVA) A Beckley man enters a plea in federal court to distribution of oxycodone. According to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Boyd Wendell Clark, 31... More>>

Flu cases increase in Mercer County schools Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) With winter comes the cold. With the cold come runny noses and cases of the flu, especially in local schools. According to registered nurse Sandie Davis... More>>

Wyoming County girl honored for saving a toddler's life

Charleston (WVVA) A Wyoming County girl is honored in Charleston for saving a toddler's life. Piper Cook, 9, was honored by West Virginia Governor, Earl Ray Tomlin, for her heroic efforts... More>>

Police: There is a rash of hit-and-run drivers in Virginia

RICHMOND – In the past two months, five pedestrians and one bicyclist have been struck and killed in eight hit-and-run traffic crashes across the Commonwealth. Due to this alarming rash ...


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UPDATE: Additional charges possible for Beckley music teacher charged in sexual assault Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) A music teacher at the School of Harmony in Daniels, WV is accused of inappropriately touching a child. Keith Janney, 51, of Beckley, WV is charged... More>>

2 arrested for burglarizing Spanishburg home Video included

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) Two men are busted on burglary charges after a 10 year old girl discovers her home had been broken into.The child noticed her Spanishburg home was broken into... More>>

VA House panel kills minimum wage proposal

RICHMOND, VA (AP) - A Republican-led House committee has killed a proposal to raise Virginia's minimum wage. The House Committee on Commerce and Labor voted Tuesday  More>>

Judge: former coal exec in WV can view record from trial Video included

BECKLEY, WV (AP) - A federal judge is letting ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship see the jury selection transcript from a case where another Massey official was convicted. More>>

Bluefield State offers free income tax assistance

(BLUEFIELD)--Free income tax preparation assistance for low income and elderly individuals will be offered again this year by the faculty and students in the Accounting Program at Bluefield State College. More>>

State Treasurer commends President Obama for revising 529 college savings proposal

CHARLESTON – This evening, White House officials confirmed the President decided to drop the 529 provision. Treasurer Perdue responded this evening with the following statement:“I appreciate that President Obama lis... More>>

UPDATE: Boil water advisory issued in Greenbrier Co., restaurants back open Video included

Now, approximately 12,000 residents and local businesses are on a boil water advisory.  Workers at businesses are working hard to get their doors back open despite the notice...

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Battle over Uptown Beckley buildings continues

Beckley (WVVA) A battle is brewing between landowners over the fate of three buildings in Uptown Beckley. On Wednesday, the owner of one of the two buildings, Matthew Bickey, is hosting a walk-through with the Historic Landmark Commission. While some argue the three Neville Street buildings are dilapidated and should be torn down, others say they should stay. Opponents argue the city is at risk of losing its designation on the Historic Register if more buildings are torn downs. When the late ... More>>

Local Heath Departments offer health screening clinics

To help individuals determine their risk factors for heart disease and other illnesses, the Mount Rogers Health District offers screening clinics in February at all local health departments. More>>

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UPDATE: Tazewell Co. school bus driver's BAC was five times the legal limit Video included

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) A woman is arrested Monday afternoon for driving a school bus while intoxicated. Stephanie Lowe, 37, of Bluefield, Virginia is charged with DUI of a commercial vehicle... More>>

Beckley police search for man in armed robbery Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) The Beckley Police are searching for a man who they say forced his way into an apartment and robbed the occupants.The robbery took place around 10 p.m. Monday at Hager Street Apartments... More>>

US funding programs aimed at helping W.Va.'s homeless

West Virginia is receiving $6.7 million in federal funds for projects aimed at helping the homeless... More>>

Bond is reduced for Bluefield man caught posing as teen online Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Bond is reduced for a Bluefield man arrested for trying to solicit sex from a minor by posing as a 16 year-old male online.The bond for Timothy Henderson, 49... More>>

Little General teams up with Raleigh Co. Humane Society

Little General Stores has graciously partnered with the Humane Society of Raleigh County for the first ever “Shelter Pet Sweetheart” campaign to be held the month of February. More>>

Bluefield man accused of killing infant son is expected to plea Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The Bluefield man accused in the death of his eight-week-old son is expected to enter into a plea agreement next week. Cassidy Byrd, 24, was arrested over the summer... More>>

Army denies reports of a desertion charge against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

(CNN)—The U.S. Army is denying reports of a decision to charge Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.He's the soldier who disappeared from a base in Afghanistan... More>>

6 schools close Tuesday in Greenbrier County Video included

GREENBRIER COUNTY-School officials are closing five schools in Greenbrier County on Tuesday due to the diesel spill that forced the shutdown of water systems in the eastern part of the county.
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A new smoking bill could have huge impact on our community Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A newly proposed bill in West Virginia could have a huge impact on county plans to rid smoking in certain public areas. More>>

Court: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell will be free during appeal

A federal court has approved former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions... More>>

Summers County restaurant catches fire Video included

SUMMERS COUNTY (WVVA) A Summers County restaurant catches fire early Monday morning. According to Chief David Adkins of the Summers County VFD, the call came in around... More>>

A West Virginia corrections officer is arrested for stealing copper Video included

(WVVA) A corrections officer is arrested for allegedly stealing from his employer.Sgt. K.E. Tawes with the West Virginia State Police tells WVVA Lyle Lesher Jr., 29, of Lansing, WV... More>>

New amendment to House Bill 2025 aims to protect children Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) There are about 130 sexual offenders just in Mercer County, according to the West Virginia State Police website. Those offenders who have children in school are allowed to be near the schools if they have a purpose."The policy currently states that if someone enters the building that is a sex offender unless their rights, their parental rights have been revoked, they still have the right to come in and pick up their child. However that is all a parent is allowed to do... More>>

Coal company pays more than $1 million in back taxes to McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Mechel Bluestone Inc. ALS has paid-off its 2013 tax bill to McDowell County to the tune of $1.26 million dollars. According to Sheriff Martin West... More>>

Compres Distinguished Lecturer speaking at Concord University

ATHENS, W.Va. – COMPRES Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Przemyslaw Dera will speak at Concord University on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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Energy assistance application period begins in WV

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia reminds low-income utility customers that applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted... More>>

$6.75 million in funding for WV housing programs

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today announced that housing facilities across West Virginia will receive a total of $6,749,574 under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's... More>>

APCO customers in Virginia to get refunds or bill credits

ROANOKE, VA, Jan. 22, 2015 – Appalachian Power will start crediting a refund on the bills of its eligible Virginia customers beginning Jan. 25 and will continue monthly through July 2015... More>>

Curbside recycling celebrates 7 years of success in Bluefield, WV

BLUEFIELD, WV -The City of Bluefield Curbside recycling program finished its seventh full year of operation December 31, 2014 with a flourish! The program passed the 1,204 ton mark... More>>

Oceana Police search for an armed robber Video included

OCEANA (WVVA)- The search is on for a man police say robbed Family Dollar in Oceana. More>>

Man rescued from an old mine in McDowell Co. now facing charges Video included

KEYSTONE, WV (WVVA) New details are being released about the man found in the mine Friday.  More>>

Beckley restaurants gear up for the Big Atlantic Classic Video included

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Dickies and Buffalo Wild Wings in Beckley both say they'll be upping their staff this week to prepare for the Big Atlantic . More>>

LATEST: Water tankers have arrived so residents can fill up their containers Video included

An overturned truck has spilt diesel fuel into the Greenbrier river, according to Lewisburg's mayor, John Manchester.  He says the accident happened last night on a bridge on Route 92, spilling into Anthony Creek... More>>

VA Governor out of the hospital after treatment for African safari injury

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Fresh out of the hospital, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says he's back to his normal schedule.  He joked with medical staff that he had seen enough stethoscopes recently and didn't need to see more. More>>

UPDATE: We now know the identity of the victim in the Friday morning fatal crash Video included

SHADY SPRING (WVVA)- We have news of a fatal and fiery car crash in Raleigh County. The call came in to the Raleigh County Dispatch around 12:10 early Friday morning... More>>

One person injured after an early afternoon shooting Video included

MONTGOMERY (WVVA)- One person is injured after a shooting in Fayette County  More>>

Navigators help people sign up for Affordable Care Act in final weeks Video included

From estimating your 2015 income, to evaluating premiums and deductibles, signing up for health insurance can be very overwhelming.  But for some people, the thought of having coverage for the first time is an amazing feeling.  "Me and my husband, neither one of us have insurance, it's not offered through our jobs," said... More>>

UPDATE: Man who went missing at McDowell Co. abandon mine to be charged

MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The man that went into an abandoned mine at Bluestone Corporation to be charged with breaking and entering...  More>>

Alderson group looks to open non-profit grocery store Video included

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"The Alderson Community Food Hub was started back in 2011 as a weekly market here in Alderson. And our mission is connect local producers and consumers of all kinds," explained Kevin Johnson, the President of the Board of Directors for the food hub.  Now the organization wants to create its own non-profit grocery store... More>>

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