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Juvenile killed in collision between ATV and motorcycle in McDowell Co. Video included

MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) At least one person is dead after an ATV collides with a motorcycle in McDowell County. More>>

Tazewell athletic complex receives funding for completion

TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) A new athletic facility in Tazewell has received funding for completion.The James C. Ramey Sr. Bulldog Athletic Training Center and Complex needed around $77,000 for completion. Earlier this week, the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors agreed to provide the final funds to finish the complex.Its a multi-use building, More>>

Ham radio still relevant during emergencies

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) For Stephen Rector of Bluefield, ham radio is a hobby with a practical use. He and his wife, Susan, are licensed ham radio operators.We use ham radio to communicate between the car and the house. One of us is stuck in traffic and we can call the house using ham radio. We even have one in our offices, said Rector. More>>

VSP investigating fatal I-77 wreck that also sent woman to Wythe Community Hospital

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash on I-77 in the Austinville area Friday morning, around eight o'clock. Senior Trooper D.A. Phipps responded to the scene in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77. More>>

UPDATE: Name released in officer involved shooting

WVVA News is working to gather information about an officer involved shooting near the Summers/Greenbrier County line on Fisher Creek Road. West Virginia State Police has confirmed that one person is dead after a domestic dispute escalated into a hostage situation. More>>

W.Va. attorney general settles with Nationwide for $5.75M

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has reached a $5.75 million settlement with Nationwide Insurance regarding a discount on certain insurance products for West Virginia Farm Bureau members... More>>

Head Start programs in West Virginia get $17M

Seven Head Start or Early Head Start programs across West Virginia are sharing more than $17 million in federal funding... More>>

Ford gives four cars to golf fans at The Greenbrier Classic

Ford is giving away four cars in four days to lucky golf fans at The Greenbrier Classic.The first car, a 2015 Ford Escape, will be given away tonight as soon as the players are finished golfing for the day. More>>

The Greenbrier pays tribute to military veterans before concert Video included

Veteran Brian Thacker visited The Greenbrier today for his first time. Thacker is a Medal of Honor recipient, and he's in town to present Woody Williams at The Greenbrier's concert tomorrow night. More>>

How far is too far when you discipline a child? Video included

(WVVA)When a child is misbehaving, many parents may choose physical punishment, such as spanking to make a point... More>>

Equipment stolen from mining company in McDowell

MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) A commercial trailer-mounted pressure washer was stolen from a business in McDowell County. More>>

Fireworks can cause stress for combat veterans

Beckley (WVVA) As fireworks light up the sky on July 4th, veterans advocates are reminding the public to be be mindful of those who may have a difficult time with the celebrations. Experts say veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are at an increased risk during this time because loud noises and flashing lights can sometimes trigger an attack.Dave Ray served in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. He recently returned from a trek across the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness about... More>>

Wyoming County native plays Greenbrier Classic Pro Am Video included

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) Colin Bowles stole the show during Wednesday's Greenbrier Classic Pro Am.  The amateur started rough, but finished under par... More>>

Security photos released in Raleigh County armed robbery Video included

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) Deputies in Raleigh County are looking for a person of interest in an armed robbery case at a local video lottery parlor. More>>

Ballerinas raise the bar on physical fitness in Beckley

Beckley (WVVA) Some Beckley ballerinas are raising the bar on physical fitness in the Mountain State this summer.The Beckley Dance Theatre just wrapped up a three-day intensive Ballerina Bootcamp at their location on Raleigh Avenue.Faculty from New York, Kentucky, and Cleveland taught dancers coming from across the east coast, practicing up to eight hours a day.This week, Artistic Dir. Jerry Rose is continuing classes with a summer intensive ahead of Fall audtions.Its very much like Cr... More>>

UPDATE: Woman wanted in Claypool Hill purse theft arrested Video included

UPDATE The woman wanted in connection with a purse theft in Claypool HIll has turned herself in. More>>

Number of homeless people on the rise in Raleigh County

Beckley (WVVA) A Raleigh County shelter is reporting a rise in the number of homeless people this summer.Pine Haven in Beckley said an increase in June and July is common at this time, but they are seeing a higher number than average.Beckley is at a crossroads between the interstate and Route 19. People coming through, many of them stay here. We also get a lot of transients at this time of year also, said Mike Milam, a case manager at the shelter.Right now, the shelter has 111 people s... More>>

Fans enjoy The Greenbrier Classic's concert, The Band Perry and Keith Urban perform Video included

Keith Urban and The Band Perry took the stage at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds in Fairlea.Country music fans came out for this years first Greenbrier Classic concert.Now that the road over the underpass is open for car traffic, there seemed to be less traffic build up.Fans arrived at the concert venue early in the afternoon, but gates didnt open until 4 p.m. One fan, 11-year-old Kaitlyn Bussiut, said when she found out she had tickets to her favorite band she couldnt believe it.... More>>

Shaquille O'Neal visits The Greenbrier for Pro-Am Video included

Shaquille O'Neal and Jim Justice Shaquille O'Neal and Jim Justice

It was day three of The Greenbrier Classic. The Pro-Am tournament brought out some celebrity faces, like Shaquille ONeal. The retired NBA star hit The Greenbrier course to play golf with Jim Justice, Jay Justice and professional golfer, Keegan Bradley.  More>>

Plane crash in Hillsville, VA sends two to hospital Video included

Plane crash at Twin County Airport Plane crash at Twin County Airport

HILLSVILLE, VA (WVVA) - Investigators are looking into a plane crash Wednesday evening that sends two people to the hospital. More>>

New organic cafe opens in Princeton

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) Coffee lovers in the Mercer County area now have a new local outlet for all their cafe needs. More>>

Dispatchers ask please do not call 911 emergency lines for fireworks

TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) For most people Independence Day is filled with barbecues, summer fun and of course fireworks... More>>

Princeton mom is charged with child abuse after Facebook video post Video included

WELCH, WV (WVVA) A Mercer County mom is arrested on a child abuse charge after a cell phone video is posted on Facebook showing her mistreating her son. More>>

3 men sentenced on drug charges in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV-Three men from Mercer County are sentenced in federal court drug charges. More>>

W.Va. gets federal funds to hire storm cleanup workers

WorkForce West Virginia is getting federal money to hire about 200 temporary workers for recovery and cleanup efforts after recent severe storms and flooding... More>>

Mom accused of contaminating son's IV gets 6 years in prison

A West Virginia woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV at a Cincinnati hospital has pleaded guilty to a charge of child endangering and has been sentenced to six years in prison... More>>

Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to... More>>

Brother drops lawsuit against Sen. Joe Manchin

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's brother has dropped a lawsuit against the West Virginia Democrat and another brother. More>>

Celebrate the Fourth of July: list of local fireworks displays

(WVVA) Here at WVVA we love Independence Day! There are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July, but our favorite custom to commemorate the national holiday is to observe a fantastic fireworks display with family and friends. More>>

How one company feeds thousands at the Greenbrier Classic Video included

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA)A big Classic crowd means there are a lot of mouths to feed. Prom Management Catering works hard to have that covered. More>>

West Virginia joins 8 states to challenge EPA water rule

West Virginia and eight other states are suing over new water regulations criticized as overly burdensome on farmers and landowners... More>>

Kids learn from the pros at The Greenbrier Classic Video included

Today was all about the kids at The Greenbrier Classic. Many of the golfers found their passion for golf as a child, and they hope to share their love of the game with future golfers. More>>

Friends of Barbara Hawkins reflect on her life Video included

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) For more than 30 years Barbara Hawkins served southern West Virginia by reporting on local and statewide political news... More>>

Former Arch Coal employee is sentenced for role in kickback scheme

CHARLESTON, WV- A former Arch Coal employee is sentenced to six months in federal prison for his role in a major kickback scheme.  More>>

Organizations fill up plates and hearts for kids in need

Beckley (WVVA) With school out for the summer, most students are enjoying a break from the classroom, but many parents are worried about where their next child's meal will come from.On Tuesday, WVVA caught up with organizations that are stepping up to the challenge, filling up plates and hearts in Beckley.The hot summer months bring a fresh challenge for the Carpenter's Corner in Beckley. In years past, a busy day would be to serve a hundred adults with their children. Last month, they served... More>>

Statue of Confederacy's Lee vandalized in Virginia

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has been vandalized in Charlottesville... More>>

MISSING: Teenager from the Pax area

John M. Zink III, 13, has been missing for several days. He is from the Pax area of Fayette County. John M. Zink III, 13, has been missing for several days. He is from the Pax area of Fayette County.

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) Deputies in Fayette County are looking for a teenager reported missing for several days. More>>

4 charged with B&E in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) Four people are arrested for a string of burglaries in Mercer County. According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office... More>>

WVVA Capitol Beat reporter Barbara Hawkins passed away Video included

We have some sad news to report... We lost a member of the WVVA News family.Our Capitol Beat reporter, Barbara Hawkins, passed away Sunday night. More>>

Staying hydrated at the Greenbrier Classic Video included

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) Warm temperatures and sunshine make for an enjoyable tournament. But it can also make the risk for dehydration and heat exhaustion skyrocket. More>>

President Obama to expand overtime to 5 million workers Video included

(NBC) President Obama is proposing changes to rules determining which workers get overtime pay. More>>

Sentencing is delayed for woman involved in sexual assault case with 'magical warlock' Video included

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) For the second time, sentencing is delayed for the mother charged in connection with the sexual abuse of her own children. More>>

Virginia bans use of deer urine attractants in hunting

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia has banned hunters using natural deer urine attractants to lure the animals. More>>

Volunteers return each year to help out with The Greenbrier Classic Video included

The Greenbrier Classic has over one thousand volunteers helping with the tournament throughout the week. Many of the volunteers say they enjoy the experience because they get to meet the professional golfers, but they also say it is like a reunion to see all the volunteers year after year. More>>

Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina waters, and the two most recent victims had to be flown to a hospital in Virginia for treatment. That's more than North Carolina has recorded in any single year dating to 2000. But it's all a matter of perspective, said George Burgess, director of the Florida P... More>>

700 rooms booked at The Greenbrier, rooms will open after cuts Friday Video included

The 700 rooms at The Greenbrier Resort are completely booked .President of The Greenbrier, Jeff Kmiec says that the week of The Greenbrier Classic is sold out until 2021...

Leak causes empty tanks, boil water advisory for Pocahontas Virginia Water Co.

Boil water advisory for Pocahontas Virginia Water Co. Boil water advisory for Pocahontas Virginia Water Co.

Pocahontas, VA is alerting its residents that anyone getting water from Pocahontas Virginia Water Company is on a boil water advisory. More>>

'Letting it soak in:' the design behind new parking lots in Beckley

Beckley (WVVA) 'Letting it soak in' is the design behind a new parking lot at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging in Beckley.The senior center is taking part in a new initiative by Beckley Sanitary Board to reduce storm water runoff throughout the city. They're installing a new permeable parking lot beside their facility."It's coarser. It doesn't have all of the fine sands. It allows the water to filtrate. As it's moving through, it can either go into the ground, trying to mimic nature as ... More>>

WV's members of Congress reacts to SCOTUS ruling overturning EPA's Mercury Rule

U.S. Senators and Congressmen from West Virginia are sharing their reaction to the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision to overturn the EPA's Mercury Rule. More>>

WV Coal Association applauds SCOTUS ruling overturning mercury rule

The West Virginia Coal Association says, "The ruling affirms what we have argued from the beginning – the EPA's actions under this rule and others was made without regard to economic consequences and were specifically designed to remove coal from the nation's energy mix." More>>


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