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Bill Clinton targets rural, energy issues in West Virginia

Former President Bill Clinton said struggling rural regions like coal-dependent southern West Virginia should be the focus of new energy investments and infrastructure improvement. More>>

Tastes and smells of Italy are in Bluefield Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) If you closed your eyes and smelled the air in Bluefield Saturday, you may have thought you were in Italy. More>>

United Way of Southwest Virginia looks to feed more local children Video included

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) According to the national center for children in poverty, nearly a fourth of kids live in poor conditions. More>>

Raleigh General Hospital honors babies gone too soon and their families Video included

To lose a baby during pregnancy or soon after birth is an emotional tragedy that is more common than many people may realize.And despite these lives gone too soon, they are not forgotten. With October being National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Raleigh General Hospital is honoring them and their families. More>>

Ribbon cutting ceremony welcomes community to WVU Beckley campus Video included

WVU Tech and WVU hosted a Beckley campus kickoff Saturday to introduce the Beckley campus to the community and to celebrate a new donation to the school.A ribbon cutting ceremony was Saturday afternoon to celebrate Congressman Nick Rahall's donation of his congressional papers to WVU. More>>

Rocket Boys Festival rolls on despite rain Video included

Rain didn't stop the Rocket Boys Festival from going strong Saturday in Beckley.The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine was full of people stopping in from all over the country to meet the "Rocket Boys." More>>

UPDATE: Flash Flood watches canceled across the area Video included

We lucked out in the Two Virginias as the heaviest rain remained south through the Carolinas, but soggy weather continues today... More>>

Final Scores: Week #6 Football Friday Video included

(WVVA) Here you will find the final scores for Week #6 of high school football in the Two Virginias. The scores are compiled by the Associated Press. More>>

Tazewell County man enters plea to burglary and theft two days into trial

TAZEWELL COUNTY- A man on trial for burglary and theft charges decides to take a plea deal.  More>>

Tips for staying safe while driving on rainy roads Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) Sheriff's Deputies from the Mercer County Sheriff's Department say that it is very important to take roads slower when it rains... More>>

Two arrested in connection to Monroe County stabbing death Video included

A Monroe County murder investigation from August is finally solved and two people are arrested.  Multiple leads led troopers to 30-year-old Gary Lee Byrd, II, of Rich Creek, Virginia and 34-year-old Rebecca Page of Bozoo, West Virginia. More>>

Rocket Boys tell kids to reach for the sky

BECKLEY (WVVA) Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys return home for the Rocket Boys Festival on Friday. The group kicked off the weekend with a trip to the Children's Museum and Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley. "If boys from Coalwood, West Virginia can have a great life and we always have, so can they. That's our message. We figured out what we wanted to do in life. We got out there and we studied. We made it happen and they can too," said Hickam. The son of a coal... More>>

Hearings set on proposed rule on machine mine sensors

Public hearings are set this month on a proposed federal rule to require coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with sensors intended to curb fatalities and injuries in underground mines... More>>

Jesse Matthew Jr: 3 life prison terms for 2005 sex assault Video included

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Jesse Matthew Jr., charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, has been sentenced to three life prison terms for a sexual assault on a woman a decade ago in northern Virginia... More>>

Abingdon fire victim identified

Virginia State Police have identified the victim of a fatal fire Wednesday in Abingdon.  VSP says the body of Carol A. Deusebio, 65, was discovered.  Foul play is not suspected, at this point. More>>

Virginia executes 1st inmate in nearly 3 years

A convicted serial killer who faced the death penalty in two states became the first inmate to be executed in nearly three years in Virginia. More>>

The latest on mine explosion trial: Jury selection resumes Video included

Don Blankenship Don Blankenship

Potential jurors are back in the courtroom for the second day of jury selection in the federal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship... More>>

Public meetings held in Bluefield and Beckley on state's transportation improvement program

The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) will hold eleven planning-level informational public workshops on the development of a Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program... More>>

Schools in Two Virginias releasing students early Friday

(WVVA) Due to the possibility of heavy rains and localized flooding, several school districts have elected to release students early on Friday. More>>

McDowell County man arrested on drug charges

A McDowell County man is facing numerous charges after being found in possession of a large amount of money and drugs... More>>

LATEST: Father of gunman says he's shocked by the mass shooting Video included

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities are responding to a report of an active shooter at a community college in southwestern Oregon. More>>

Monroe County mother loses battle to mesothelioma, family raising awareness Video included

Michelle Zierer on her wedding day Michelle Zierer on her wedding day

Almost a year ago we brought you the story of a Monroe County mother fighting for her life with a rare type of cancer.  The family notified us that Michelle Zierer lost her battle on Friday.  Now they're trying to raise awareness in hopes of preventing other families from going through the same tragedy. More>>

New businesses open in Rainelle Video included

When the Meadow River Lumber Company closed, the town of Rainelle suffered a huge loss. To this day, residents are still working to build their town back to what it used to be.  More>>

Residents of Elkhorn Towers complain of bed bug infestation Video included

WELCH, WV (WVVA) "When I moved-in, in may, I heard Danielle down there talking to somebody about bed bugs... More>>

Historic figures come to life in Lewisburg cemeteries Video included

Several ghosts will come to life for Lewisburg's Historic Graveyard Townsfolk Tours. More>>

Emergency responders prepare for the the possibility of heavy rain

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) With the forecast calling for heavy rain over the weekend, emergency responders are taking additional steps to get ready. Staff at Raleigh County's Emergency Services said they are monitoring the weather around the clock and testing generators in case of an emergency. "Right now, we're just on stand by mode here in Raleigh County to see which path this storm will take before we actually put some plans into motion," said their Director John Zili... More>>

DEA agents whose experience inspired Netflix series "NARCOS" coming to Bluefield

Bluefield - More than 16 years before Stephen Murphy played a key role in bringing down the most notorious drug lord of the 20th century, he was a member of the Bluefield, WV Police Department.  More>>

UC School of Pharmacy and CU sign agreement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Concord University signed an affiliation agreement Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.This affiliated agreement is The “3 + 4” Charleston Dual Degree Program in Pharmacy. The program will be a pre-pharmacy program that will give the students the opportunity to complete their degree in two phases: Phase I consists of three years of undergraduate education at Concord University, and Phase II consists of fo... More>>

A look at deadliest shootings on or near US college campuses

A look at some of the worst shootings on or near college campuses in recent years: More>>

Va., West Virginia each getting mine-safety funding grants

Virginia and West Virginia mining departments are getting a share of $8.4 million in federal grant funding to reduce mining accidents and injuries and for training programs... More>>

West Virginia debuts online voter registration

West Virginians can now register to vote through the Secretary of State's website... More>>

Bluefield pastor Rev. Susan Rector dies

Rev. Susan Dawn Rector, 57, currently the Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church and Bland Street United Methodist Church in Bluefield, passed away at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. More>>

Clinch Valley Health hosts health insurance info session for CONSOL Energy retirees

Clinch Valley Health, along with insurance agents from Tazewell and Richlands, will be hosting an informational session to assist CONSOL Energy retirees in choosing a replacement medical insurance plan on Oct. 5th and 6th at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Richlands, Virginia. More>>

The latest on mine explosion trial: Relatives in attendance

The latest developments in the federal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. All times are local: More>>

4 charged for shooting up a Bluefield home Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Detectives in Bluefield are looking for a man accused of shooting up a home on Washington Street. Meanwhile three others have been charged in the incident.  More>>

Ex-coal baron readies for trial in deadly mine explosion Video included

Don Blankenship Don Blankenship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has never shied from a fight and his toughest one is just beginning, as he goes on trial in the worst U.S. mine disaster in 45 years. More>>

Blood drive held at Montcalm High School Video included

The JROTC at Montcalm High School hosted an blood drive on Wednesday in the school gymnasium. The JROTC at Montcalm High School hosted an blood drive on Wednesday in the school gymnasium.

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Students at Montcalm High School learn a valuable lesson by helping others. More>>

Outdoor burning restrictions effective October 1

West Virginia Division of Forestry officials remind residents that the state’s fall forest fire season starts Oct. 1, 2015, and runs through Dec. 31, 2015... More>>

Heavy rain possible this weekend Video included

(WVVA) Hurricane Camille made landfall along the Gulf Coast in 1969. More than 1000 miles away in Virginia, up to 30 inches of rain fell and communities were wiped off the map in Nelson County. More>>

Tips for helping children with bullying Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) For four days, Bluefield residents were searching for 13-year-old Alycia Wagner after she ran away from home... More>>

New walking trail set to open in Pocahontas VA Video included

(WVVA)A walking trail that has been under construction for 10 years in Pocahontas Virginia is expected to open in October.According to Vice Mayor Jerry Gravely, four hundred thousand dollars was earmarked for the project within the Federal Transportation Act of 2005... More>>

Beckley soup kitchen helps catch hundreds falling through the cracks

BECKLEY (WVVA) The Carpenter's Corner in Beckley serves dozens of meals to people in need and volunteers there say the number of patrons continues to rise. From the jobless to the homeless, to those who work but simply can't afford to make ends meet, the soup kitchen has become a hub for people fighting a losing battle trying to get a head. "These are people who cannot get into the shelter because they are full. They are looking for any place to stay. Not all of the peop... More>>

Secretary Tennant unveils online voter registration application

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant wraps up National Voter Registration Month with an announcement that West Virginians can now register to vote electronically through the Secretary of State’s website. The announcement was made to the junior and senior class of Nitro High School, who were some of the first to use the new online voter registration application in West Virginia. “Online voter registration is a matter of... More>>

Fans cheer for New Orleans Pelicans Video included

Inside The Greenbrier's Tennis and Recreation Center, two basketball courts were installed for the New Orleans Pelicans.Fans filled the bleachers and got an up close look at the world of professional basketball. More>>

VSP warns of man impersonating officer in SWVA Video included

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. – The Virginia State Police is advising motorists traveling through Washington County to be on alert for a suspected police impersonator. Since Monday (Sept. 28), the Virginia State Police Bristol Area Office has received three phone calls concerning encounters with a man driving an unmarked, black Ford Crown Victoria in Washington County, Va.Those reporting the incidents have encountered this vehicle along Interstate 81 near Exits 7 and 17, as well as Rhea... More>>

Town of Union receives $1M to improve water system

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that the town of Union has received a $1 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for its Union Water System Improvements project. More>>

Mother of slain Virginia Tech student wants plea for accused man

Jesse Matthew Jesse Matthew

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The mother of a slain Virginia college student says she wants the man accused of killing her daughter to take a plea deal in part to help his own family suffer less. More>>

Raleigh County singer's star rises after performance on 'The Voice' Video included

COAL CITY (WVVA) A Raleigh County musician turned all four chairs on The Voice on Tuesday night.  More>>

VA Dept. of Environmental Quality holding meeting on EPA plan

BIG STONE GAP, VA (WVVA)  The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is holding a listening session Thursday on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. More>>

W.Va. officials to reveal new prevailing wage Wednesday

West Virginia workforce officials say they are releasing the state's new prevailing wage, which relied on a survey that received high participation marks from contractors... More>>

South Dakota high school principal shot, wounded; students safe

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) -- The principal of a South Dakota high school has been wounded in a shooting at the school.  More>>

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Concord University to sign agreement

Charleston, W.Va. – The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Concord University will sign an affiliation agreement on Thursday. More>>

Officer shot in South Carolina mall dies Video included

FOREST ACRES, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on a report of an officer-involved shooting at a South Carolina mall.  More>>

Happy Kids Network helps Greenbrier County students Video included

Community members are joining together to give students what they need to succeed in school and at their activities. More>>

Learn more about GA woman murdered by suspect shot dead by police on I-77 Video included

ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA(WXIA)-A loving wife and mother...57 year old Pamela Harmon was found face down, shot and killed just steps from this Goodwill Donation Center she was about to open Tuesday morning. More>>

Man killed by police, suspect in Georgia murder of co-worker Video included

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RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A section of Interstate 77 northbound in Raleigh County is shutdown following an officer-involved shooting.  More>>

City of Bluefield holds town hall to educate residents on local government Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA)  It was "City Government 101" at the town hall meeting at First Baptist Church in Bluefield. More>>

Caudill sworn in to Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Board Video included

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) A familiar face from Tazewell County is now a member of the executive board of Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries... More>>

Authorities search for inmate who escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center

(WVVA)- Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center on Wednesday morning.  More>>

Truck crashes on I-77 in Mercer County; Driver unscathed Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- A truck was torn to shreds after a crash on Interstate 77, Tuesday night. More>>

Burned as baby, woman finally meets nurse who cared for her

For 38 years, a few black-and-white photographs of a nurse cradling a baby provided comfort to a woman who suffered terrible burns and endured years of playground taunts and painful surgeries thereafter. For all that time,... More>>

McDowell County man arrested for robbing Mercer County animal hospital Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A local animal clinic is robbed this afternoon in Mercer County... More>>

Raleigh County transit keeps residents on the go Video included

The Raleigh County Community Action Association has been providing public transportation for forty years.But earlier this year, that was at risk when funding rules changed and money was only available for organizations involved with a city government. So in June, the association worked out a partnership with New River Transit to keep residents on the road. More>>

New River CTC hosts meeting to discuss workforce improvements

Local organizations in Raleigh County are working to improve the workforce.Sector strategies is an initiative within West Virginia's Bridging The Gap Consortium, funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant.The group consists of nine community and technical colleges, including New River Community and Technical College.  More>>

Rain leaves water on roads, Greenbrier River rising Video included

A rainy day like Tuesday creates some difficulties when driving around Greenbrier County. More>>

Homeless inhabit Uptown Beckley buildings Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) The three Uptown Beckley buildings that once stood at the center of controversy with the Historic Landmark Commission are back in the spotlight again. This time, Councilman at Large Time Berry and some small business owners are expressing a growing concern over homeless people staying on Neville Street. "If you were a parent, would you feel safe knowing you have people sleeping in those buildings? Alcoholics walking the streets? People disposing of themsel... More>>

Greenbrier West students dress up during homecoming week Video included

Greenbrier West High School students are dressing up each day of their homecoming week. On Tuesday, senior students dressed as senior citizens. More>>

Warner, Kaine, Manchin introduce sweeping reforms on Black Lung benefits

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) proposed sweeping reforms to the federal program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease.  Federal law requires that coal companies compensate miners with disabilities who contract black lung, which is caused by inhaling coal dust over an extended period of time, but coal companies routinely deploy an array of unfair tactics to avoid paying miners the ben... More>>

Kessler to represent West Virginia at White House briefing

Charleston, WV -  West Virginia Senate Minority Leader and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Kessler is heading to the White House this week for a state legislator briefing with the President and senior White House officials.“I am honored to be asked to meet with President Obama and senior White House officials about issues important to West Virginia,” said Kessler. “I spoke briefly last week to administration officials about the need to invest in clean coa... More>>

2 arrested for hotel robbery in Beckley Video included

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Two hotel robbery suspects are caught during a traffic stop in Beckley. More>>

Taste of Our Towns returns to Lewisburg for its 31st edition

Lewisburg, WV - The 31st annual Taste of Our Towns (T.O.O.T) festival takes place on October 10th from 11am-3pm in downtown Lewisburg, WV. The event draws thousands of residents and visitors to the Greenbrier Valley for the best food festival in the state. From cupcakes to crab cakes, T.O.O.T has something that is sure to please the palate.As always, there will be entertainment for all ages at the 2015 festival. From musical and theatrical performances to kid friendly fo... More>>

UPDATE: 2 questioned in connection with shots fired in Bluefield Video included

Police in Bluefield have questioned two people described as suspects possibly linked to the shots fired incident on Bland Street. More>>

August US mine impact inspections result in 193 citations

Federal inspectors issued 193 citations and 13 orders at U.S. mine operations in August... More>>

WATCH: Keurig soda, National Coffee Day, and de-funk your clothes Video included

Would you use a product that guarantees to keep your clothes from smelling funky? Kathlynn and Katherine bring us stories that will have you talking.  More>>

Man wanted on burglary, grand larceny charges arrested

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) A man wanted in Raleigh County on multiple charges including burglary, grand larceny, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and felony destruction of property has been arrested. More>>

Two local soccer teams team up in gold to fight childhood cancer Video included

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) Monday's middle school soccer match between the Glenwood Wildcats and Princeton Tigers featured two families and teams with one common goal, to knock cancer out. More>>

Beckley Fire Department gives residents a firsthand look at fighting fires Video included

A crash course in fighting fires, and the public is front and center ready to take the heat with a goal in mind.This is the Beckley Fire Department's first Citizen's Fire Academy.  More>>

Program provides free theater performance for fourth graders

Grandview, WV - Nearly 1100 fourth graders from Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Summers Counties will see a live performance of Theatre West Virginia this Wednesday as part of a push to get kids to enjoy the outdoors.The "Every Kid in a Park" program is part of the National Park Service's centennial celebration in 2016. The free show will take place at Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview.The field trip is made possible through a National Park Foundation transpor... More>>

W.Va. students participating in kids in parks campaign

Hundreds of students in southern West Virginia will see a performance at Theatre West Virginia as part of a federal government campaign to get children to enjoy the outdoors... More>>

BREAKING NEWS: 13-year-old Alycia Wagner is found safe Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A family is asking for the public's help in finding a teen who's been missing for a week. More>>

Commission addresses EMS distance, financial issues Video included

White Sulphur Springs EMS took over for Northern Greenbrier County EMS in April.They initially covered 110 square miles, but now they cover 322 square miles.  More>>

Tazewell County Sheriff's Office honors employee's dedication for 45 years Video included

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) Most people today work a job for two to three years... More>>

Beckley police crackdown on Maxwell Hill traffic

BECKLEY (WVVA) City leaders in Beckley continue their push to crackdown on traffic in the Maxwell Hill area. Police patrols were out in full force on Monday, pulling over vehicles and trucks exceeding the 25 mph limit. "When larger vehicles come through here, it's a lot easier to turn than to go down Holliday Drive," said Councilman at Large Tim Berry, pointing out an easier route off of Pikeview Drive. The asphalt had barely cooled when Berry, a Beckley Police... More>>

Veterans Upward Bound - Preparing veterans for college at NRCTC

BEAVER, W.VA. - Free classes and counseling are available at New River Community and Technical College through Veterans Upward Bound.Beginning computer classes for veterans will be offered from Oct. 19 through Dec. 16. If there is enough interest, English and math classes also will be available.Veterans Upward Bound Counselor Curtis Pauley is at New River CTC’s Nicholas County Campus on Mondays, Greenbrier Valley Campus on Tuesdays, Mercer County Campus on Wednesdays, and Ra... More>>

Man arraigned for arson, murder in Raleigh County Video included

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A Raleigh County man charged with first degree murder and two counts of first degree arson is arraigned in Beckley. More>>

Strong evidence Mars has steams of salt water in summertime Video included

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime. More>>

Grand opening of new senior facility in Mullens

The Council on Aging hosted a grand opening for a new senior facility in Mullens today, replacing a decades-old structure in Itmann that the council had used as its home base. More>>

Sept. 2015: Raleigh County indictments

RALEIGH COUNTY-  More than 100 people have been indicted by the Grand Jury in Raleigh County. Charges range from burglary, child neglect, drug offenses, embezzlement, fraud, grand larceny, malicious wounding, and first degree murder. More>>

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  • Monroe County mother loses battle to mesothelioma, family raising awareness

    Monroe County mother loses battle to mesothelioma, family raising awareness

    Michelle Zierer on her wedding dayMichelle Zierer on her wedding day
    Almost a year ago we brought you the story of a Monroe County mother fighting for her life with a rare type of cancer.  The family notified us that Michelle Zierer lost her battle on Friday.  Now they're trying to raise awareness in hopes of preventing other families from going through the same tragedy.More >>
    Almost a year ago we brought you the story of a Monroe County mother fighting for her life with a rare type of cancer.  The family notified us that Michelle Zierer lost her battle on Friday.  Now they're trying to raise awareness in hopes of preventing other families from going through the same tragedy.More >>
  • New businesses open in Rainelle

    New businesses open in Rainelle

    When the Meadow River Lumber Company closed, the town of Rainelle suffered a huge loss. To this day, residents are still working to build their town back to what it used to be. More >>
    When the Meadow River Lumber Company closed, the town of Rainelle suffered a huge loss. To this day, residents are still working to build their town back to what it used to be. More >>
  • Residents of Elkhorn Towers complain of bed bug infestation

    Residents of Elkhorn Towers complain of bed bug infestation

    WELCH, WV (WVVA) "When I moved-in, in may, I heard Danielle down there talking to somebody about bed bugs...More >>
    WELCH, WV (WVVA) "When I moved-in, in may, I heard Danielle down there talking to somebody about bed bugs...More >>

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