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  • John Sommers speaks at Matoaka town hall meeting

    John Sommers speaks at Matoaka town hall meeting

    MATOAKA, WV (WVVA) The Matoaka town council met today to allow people to voice their opinions about the firing of police chief John Sommers.Residents of Matoaka and the surrounding area came out in full force to support former police chief John Sommers."There was a huge turn out for the meeting,” says Mayor Todd Colonna. “People were able to speak their minds and let us know what they thought of the whole situation and now the council and i the mayor will have to reconvene and discuss it........More >>
    MATOAKA, WV (WVVA) The Matoaka town council met today to allow people to voice their opinions about the firing of police chief John Sommers.Residents of Matoaka and the surrounding area came out in full force to support former police chief John Sommers."There was a huge turn out for the meeting,” says Mayor Todd Colonna. “People were able to speak their minds and let us know what they thought of the whole situation and now the council and i the mayor will have to reconvene and discuss it........More >>
  • Mercer County Sheriff's Department's Chaplain Mike Forbes is remembered

    Mercer County Sheriff's Department's Chaplain Mike Forbes is remembered

    PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) Friends and co-workers say Michael Forbes was a Steward of faith. Chief Deputy D.B. Bailey remembers forbes as a man who wasn't afraid to step in during tough situations. Bailey says, "he would help us with our death notifications speaking with the family which is always a burden for police officers anyways, to do death notifications and having him there as a christian man and to be able to talk with those families was a huge help."Help...for deputies who see a lot of tro...More >>
    PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) Friends and co-workers say Michael Forbes was a Steward of faith. Chief Deputy D.B. Bailey remembers forbes as a man who wasn't afraid to step in during tough situations. Bailey says, "he would help us with our death notifications speaking with the family which is always a burden for police officers anyways, to do death notifications and having him there as a christian man and to be able to talk with those families was a huge help."Help...for deputies who see a lot of tro...More >>
  • Former WV Governor's home goes up in flames

    Former WV Governor's home goes up in flames

    A former governor's home goes up in flames in Wyoming County. Firefighters nearly had the blaze under control until they ran out of water. Michael Foye said his family was at a gathering in Glen Rogers when they heard a knock on the door.More >>
    A former governor's home goes up in flames in Wyoming County. Firefighters nearly had the blaze under control until they ran out of water. Michael Foye said his family was at a gathering in Glen Rogers when they heard a knock on the door.More >>
  • W.Va. Fire Commission appoints new state fire marshal

    W.Va. Fire Commission appoints new state fire marshal

    The West Virginia Fire Commission has appointed a Charleston firefighter as state fire marshal...More >>
    The West Virginia Fire Commission has appointed a Charleston firefighter as state fire marshal...More >>
  • Matoaka town meeting underway

    Matoaka town meeting underway

    Family, friends and supporters of fired former Matoaka police Chief John Sommers show up for a special called meeting in Matoaka.They are there to confront Matoaka Mayor Todd Colonna about his decision to fire Police Chief John Sommers last Wednesday.More >>
    Family, friends and supporters of fired former Matoaka police Chief John Sommers show up for a special called meeting in Matoaka.They are there to confront Matoaka Mayor Todd Colonna about his decision to fire Police Chief John Sommers last Wednesday.More >>
  • Thief strikes Fayette County Gino's Restaurant, Sheriff's office investigating

    Thief strikes Fayette County Gino's Restaurant, Sheriff's office investigating

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft that occurred early this morning in the Ansted area of Fayette County. More >>
    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft that occurred early this morning in the Ansted area of Fayette County. More >>
  • BSC to offer in-state tuition to qualifying military veterans, beginning July 2015

    BSC to offer in-state tuition to qualifying military veterans, beginning July 2015

    Bluefield State College will offer in-state tuition rates for qualifying military veterans attending BSC, beginning in July, 2015. Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law earlier this year the Veterans Access, Choice And Accountability Act of 2014.More >>
    Bluefield State College will offer in-state tuition rates for qualifying military veterans attending BSC, beginning in July, 2015. Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law earlier this year the Veterans Access, Choice And Accountability Act of 2014.More >>
  • Frustrated robber takes cash register from Bluefield convenience store

    Frustrated robber takes cash register from Bluefield convenience store

    Cargo convenience store on Princeton Avenue in Bluefield was robbed Sunday night.  Two store employees say a white man wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans came into the store. He was wearing some type of white cloth covering his face.More >>
    Cargo convenience store on Princeton Avenue in Bluefield was robbed Sunday night.  Two store employees say a white man wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans came into the store. He was wearing some type of white cloth covering his face.
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