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Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states

President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that - if successful - would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity. More>>

Patriot Coal issues layoff notices to workers

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (AP) - Patriot Coal Corp. has issued layoff notices to an unspecified number of workers. More>>

Hauler truck crashes into parked car, homes in McDowell County Video included

NORTHFORK, WV (WVVA) A hauler truck crashes into a car and homes in McDowell county... More>>

WANTED: New deputies in Mercer County Video included

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) The job of an officer of the law takes a special type of person... More>>

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes - a potential government shutdown that could echo into... More>>

Climbing number of homes for sale drives down prices in Raleigh County

Beckley (WVVA) Raleigh County's once red-hot housing market is quickly turning to a fizzle for potential sellers. Real estate broker Tim Berry said a rising number of properties for sale are driving down prices across the region. "Anytime you have the supply up that high, it tends to drive the prices down and the buyers, they enjoy nice savings."According to Loan Officer Brian Meadows, a buyer's market may mean big savings for prospective home buyers who play the... More>>

W.Va. Democrat says he'll vote to end Planned Parenthood aid

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West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood... More>>

Weekend of events planned to raise funds for diabetes research

Plans are in the works for one of the sweetest weekends in the Two Virginias... More>>

Electric vehicle charging station installed at Hinton center Video included

Development officials say downtown Hinton is expected to benefit from a new electric vehicle charging station at the Hinton Technology Center... More>>

Alpha Natural Resources files Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Video included

(WVVA) Alpha Natural Resources has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to help cut its reported $3 billion dollar debt load. More>>

WV: $1 million unclaimed property returned in July

CHARLESTON – State Treasurer John Perdue’s unclaimed property division returned $1 million to rightful owners in the month of July,  More>>

WATCH: 9 things you didn't know about Lester Holt

Get to know NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt by watching this 'short' from his office in New York.  More>>

Driver identified in fatal ATV crash in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) A man driving a ATV is killed after colliding head-on with an SUV. More>>

Motorcycle driver killed after crashing on Route 20 in Summers County Video included

SUMMERS COUNTY – On Saturday, August 1, 2015 at approximately 7:30pm, Troopers from the Hinton State Police Detachment responded to a single vehicle crash along WV Route 20 in Pipestem, WV. More>>

Fire at abandoned building in Beckley

Fire in Beckley on Sunday Fire in Beckley on Sunday

Fire crews are called to an abandoned structure fire in Beckley on Sunday afternoon.Dispatchers say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Adamos Street.Beckley Fire Department put out the blaze and Jan Care ambulance also responded for the firefighters' safety, but no one was transported. More>>

UPDATE: Missing McDowell County woman found OK Video included

On Sunday, Welch State Police found April Overbee near Welch. More>>

Suspect arrested in connection to string of Fayette County burglaries

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVVA) The seventh suspect wanted in connection with the series of burglaries in Fayette County is now behind bars... More>>

Princeton man arrested for attempting to sabotage a police cruiser

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) A Mercer County Sheriff's deputy says that while he was out looking for speeders last night on route 460, a Princeton man snuck up on his cruiser, let out their air in his tire and opened his gas tank... More>>

School of Life in Gary, WV gets new computer lab donated

GARY, WV (WVVA) Technology is all around us... More>>

Concord stuffs bus with school supplies for needy kids Video included

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A local university is trying to make sure needy children in the area have school supplies for the new school year.  It's Concord's third annual Stuff the Bus campaign. More>>

Rep. Jenkins hosts picnic for locals in Beckley, talks coal benefits Video included

Rep. Jenkins talks with law enforcement Rep. Jenkins talks with law enforcement

As families enjoyed a beautiful Saturday at the New River Park in Beckley, a local congressmen is joining in on the fun.Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) took the day to grill out at talk with the locals about any of their concerns. More>>

17th annual street fair is successful in downtown Bluefield Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) The Downtown Bluefield Merchant's Association held their 17th annual street fair yesterday and today in the downtown area... More>>

Fmr. VA Gov. Bob McDonnell could lose pension

A legal opinion by Attorney General Mark Herring says former Gov. Bob McDonnell's pension benefits can be taken away based on a law he signed while governor. More>>

Prosecutors want UBB evidence used against Don Blankenship Video included

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Prosecutors say in court documents that evidence about the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster is a necessary part of the government's criminal case against former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. More>>

Thousands of McDowell County residents turn out for annual "Love in Action" event Video included

WELCH, WV (WVVA) Pastor Gerald Mayhan says he grew up in Northfork, West Virginia when the coal industry was thriving... More>>

Beckley police working to bridge the gap between officers and the public Video included

More communication and better relations. That's what Beckley City Police officers want, and they're using public meet and greets to get there. More>>

Greenbrier Valley Children's Home opens in Rupert Video included

The Lewisburg Children's Shelter has been around since 1992, and has become too small for the needs of the community. After having to turn an average of 10 children away a week, the Children's Home Society of West Virginia decided to open a new, larger home for the children of Greenbrier Valley. More>>

WV legislator takes new approach to tackling road concerns

GLEN DANIEL (WVVA) A West Virginia legislator is taking a new approach to tackling road concerns. This week, Sen. Daniel Hall, D-West Virginia, is unveiling a new site called 'Fix the Roads WV.' He said the new site is designed to fast-track constituent complaints. "This is a way for me to document all of these concerns and keep them together. And then I can follow up with highways as we go to see when and where they're going to fix the problems," said H... More>>

Storm drain repair forces closure of US 60 at Charmco, WV Video included

US 60 in Greenbier County has been closed by the West Virginia Department of Highways since noon Friday, at Charmco, which is near WV 20. More>>

8 states probe slain man's possible serial killer ties

Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia... More>>

Sheetz to keep W.Va. pepperoni rolls an in-state product

A public outcry has prompted convenience store chain Sheetz to reverse a decision to use an out-of-state supplier of pepperoni rolls at its West Virginia stores... More>>

Judge sets trial date for accused murderer Michael Neel Video included

A trial date is set for Michael Neel, the man accused of killing his wife and injuring her friend. More>>

Pineville veteran going to Iraq with independent group to fight ISIS Video included

Two local veterans are part of a small nationwide group that wants to voluntarily go back to Iraq to help eradicate ISIS.  It's call Veterans Against ISIS (VAI) and the men are preparing to leave within the next month.  More>>

UPDATE: Springville armed robbery suspect arrested in West Virginia

An armed robbery suspect is in custody thanks to the work of several law enforcement agencies in the Two Virginias... More>>

Two men wanted in connection with stolen credit card in Princeton

West Virginia State Police are asking for your help identifying two men wanted in connection with a stolen credit card... More>>

Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch

This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe... More>>

Saints bring fans and business to Greenbrier County Video included

The New Orleans Saints have fans from all over the country marching in for training camp here at The Greenbrier. On July 30 the Saints had its first training camp practice at The Greenbrier’s performance center. Fans from West Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana and even as far as Texas took the sidelines to support their favorite NFL team. More>>

Four Season Recovery men volunteer to clean up Mitchell Stadium Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Twenty men are on the road to recovery at the Four Seasons Recovery Center in Bluefield, WV... More>>

WV couple arrested after video shows girl hit 21 times

CHARLESTON, WV -Derek martin and his wife Leigah Martin behind bars now after someone tipped off the West Virginia State Police.  More>>

8 states probe slain man's possible serial killer ties Video included

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia. More>>

Changes ahead for Fayette County students

Fayette County (WVVA) As Fayette County students prepare to head back to school, many will be returning with more pressing questions than just who their next teacher will be. While some will stay in the same school as last year, others will be walking into a new one. Just a month into his term as Superintendent, Terry George said he is working toward a long-term plan for Fayette County schools."It would be premature at this point to tell you I have a plan...I don't. ... More>>

Ohio man arrested for soliciting a Buchanan County minor

Buchanan County, VA (WVVA)  An Ohio man is arrested at his home by authorities from Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office based on an investigation by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office for solicitation of a minor under the age of 15.  More>>

Prescription drug take back initiative set for Sept. 26

Another prescription drug collection effort will be held in September... More>>

UPDATE: Price hike approved for Raleigh County school lunches

UPDATE: The Raleigh County Board of Education has approved a 40 cent price hike on school lunches. For the 2015-2016 academic year, students will pay $1.75 for lunch and $1.25 for breakfast. Students qualifying for a reduced rate will pay 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast. According to Dave Traube with Raleigh County Schools, this is the first increase in six years. He said the raise was necessary due to the rising cost of purchasing the food. -----... More>>

Elementary school is vandalized in Raleigh County Video included

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) Deputies in Raleigh County are looking form a group of juveniles responsible for vandalizing a local elementary school. More>>

Families devastated after finding loved one's grave sites damaged and disheveled Video included

Matheny (WVVA) Several families are devastated after finding their loved one's grave sites damaged and disheveled at a Wyoming County cemetery. More>>

Hometown Hero, Shelly Sampson Video included

HOMETOWN HERO (WVVA)-If you know someone in your community that's making a difference...nominate them for our Hometown Hero segment.
    All you have to do is email hometownhero@wvva.com.
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Greenbrier County commissioners write policy manual for ACO Video included

Back in April, Greenbrier County Animal Control Officer, Robert McClung, shot a dog six times, resulting in its death and launching an investigation.  That investigation found the shots to be lawful, but many community members weren't pleased with that answer. At a Greenbrier County commission meeting on July 28, Commissioner Hanna released a policy and procedures manual draft for the animal control officer position.  Commissioners say that because there was no manual in... More>>

Vehicle crashes into Heartland of Rainelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

A vehicle crashed through a wall of Heartland of Rainelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Wednesday... More>>

Princeton man with Autism receives surprise from Michigan-based truck company Video included

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) For 21-year-old Dakota Cox trucking has always been a part of his life... More>>

Sen. Capito discusses bill to combat eating disorders Video included

According to American Journal of Psychiatry, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.  Sen. Capito says after seeing some young women in her own life suffer from an eating disorder, she wanted to see something done.  "I have a daughter and I'... More>>

SCAM ALERT: Phone scammers claim to work for Microsoft

CHARLESTON, WV - Officials are warning residents of a phone scam where callers claim to work for Microsoft. They tell people their computer has a virus and must be fixed immediately. More>>

Saints arrive at The Greenbrier, brings tourism Video included

When the New Orleans Saints had training camp at The Greenbrier last year, local shops saw an increase in customers.. More>>

Rail emergency training held in Bluefield Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) First responders are learning how to properly handle rail emergencies. More>>

Guilty plea hearing rescheduled for top exec in W.Va. spill

A guilty plea hearing has been rescheduled for the top executive charged in a chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply... More>>

UPDATE: 3 arrested/ 4 wanted in Fayette County burglaries

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV- Deputies release the photos of three men wanted in connection with a string of burglaries in Fayette County. A fourth suspect has made arrangements to turn himself in. More>>

Buffalo snow in July Video included

(WGRZ) Eight months after a November blizzard hit Buffalo, New York, piles of snow remain. More>>

Town of Bluefield makes changes to its barking dog ordinance Video included

BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) The Town of Bluefield made some changes to its dog barking ordinance Tuesday night at the town council meeting. More>>

For overcrowded animal shelters, fostering may be a viable solution Video included

Overcrowded is an understatement. With an influx of animals that they simply can't keep up with, the Raleigh County Humane Society is encouraging people to consider an alternative to adoption...fostering. More>>

City of Bluefield approves new body cameras for police department Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) Body cameras are nothing new for the City of Bluefield Police Department... More>>

Nigel Clark named provost at WVU Tech, WVU Beckley

Nigel Clark has been named provost at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and WVU Beckley... More>>

Man killed in Russell County crash

RUSSELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) A woman is killed in a single vehicle crash on Route 58A in Russell County. More>>

Pedestrian dies in Greenbrier County

GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA)  A man dies after being stuck by a truck in Greenbrier County over the weekend.  More>>

2 troopers injured during crash on I-81

PULASKI COUNTY, VA (WVVA) Two troopers with the Virginia State Police are injured after a driver crashes his truck into a parked cruiser. More>>

3 taken to hospital after accident at alloy plant in Alloy, West Virginia. Video included

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ALLOY,WV (WVVA) - A company representative tells WVVA's Annie Moore, workers were injured by "arch flash" after accidentally cutting cords in the facility. Three people were taken to the hospital after an accident at the West Virginia alloy plant, in Alloy, West Virginia. Right now, plant representatives tell us no fatalities have been reported. More>>

2 Oklahoma kids suffer severe sunburns at daycare Video included

VINTA, OK (NBC Newschannel)  An Oklahoma daycare is no longer in business as state officials investigate an incident involving two boys who suffered severe sunburns. More>>

Man dies from snake bite at church service in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky sheriff's office says a man has died from a snake bite suffered during a church service. More>>

Bluefield man charged with North Carolina murder Video included

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WVVA)  A Bluefield, WV man is charged with murdering a store clerk in Davidson County, North Carolina.  More>>

Kroger recalls four seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination Video included

(WVVA) The Kroger Company has issued a recall on four seasonings due to a possible contamination from salmonella. The recall comes after a sample of Kroger Garlic Powder... More>>

Price hike expected on Raleigh County school lunches

Beckley (WVVA) Some Raleigh County parents are getting a break on school lunches this coming year. The Board of Education has announced they are raising the threshold for free and reduced meals. But not everyone stands to benefit. On Tuesday, board members are expected to vote on a price hike for those who pay full price. That means a family with two children, for example, will be paying more if their household income is $29,709 or more. "It's really tough alrea... More>>

Planned power outage will affect some residents in Monroe County

MONROE COUNTY (WVVA)- A planned power outage is schedule for 8:00AM until 4:00PM on Tuesday, July 28 2015 in Monroe County.The outage will affect residents in the Union and Wayside areas.   More>>

Fallen tree causes power outage in Raleigh County

Raleigh County (WVVA)  Work crews were called out to clear a fallen tree that caused electricity issues in Raleigh County.The tree fell down on Harper Road in Harper Heights blocking the roadway and taking down power lines.  Power was lost for customers in that immediate area.American Electric Power was called to the site the work with the Division of Highways to safely remove the tree.It's unclear when power will be fully restored. More>>

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