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State park's hiking trails close following bear attack

State park's hiking trails close following bear attack

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MILLBORO, Va. (AP) - A black bear has attacked a woman at a state park in Virginia, prompting officials to close the park's hiking trails.      Virginia State Parks spokesman Jim Meisner says the woman was hiking with two dogs in Douthat State Park in Millboro when she was attacked from behind by the bear Sunday around 1 p.m.      News outlets report the woman's legs were wounded, but she was able to walk to find help. The woman is expected to make a full...

Man buys toddler stuffed dinosaurs in heartbreaking viral Facebook post

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A heartbreaking viral Facebook post describes the interaction between a little boy and a man who lost his grandson days earlier.

Stolen cat found dead, mutilated in dumpster

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SHORELINE, WA (WCMH) – Police in Washington are investigating after a cat that was stolen from an animal shelter was found dead and mutilated in a dumpster. According to a Facebook post, Quixote the cat’s enclosure at Whisker City Animal Shelter was forced open sometime Tuesday. The shelter originally said they believed he was taken because someone thought he was a valuable Savannah breed. Less than two hours later, a follow-up post was made, describing ho...

Low Staff Pay and Overcrowding Trouble West Virginia Jail

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More prisoners were being brought into the South Central Regional Jail Wednesday, but this and other corrections facilities in West Virginia are at the breaking point. Right now the Mountain State has 500 vacant corrections officer positions. And despite a one- dollar an hour pay raise this year, salaries here are way lower than in the surrounding states: Del. Rodney Miller, (D) Boone "We are losing, a high-turnover rate. Once we get correctional officers and jail officials that...

Dianna Graves appointed to West Virginia House of Delegates

Gov. Jim Justice has named Republican Dianna Graves to fill a vacant seat in the House of Delegates.

Toxic Chemical found in Fayetteville

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A recent study done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that a lot in Fayetteville is contaminated with PCB'S also known as Polychlorinated Biphenyls. 

West Virginia group accused of drug, gun trafficking

Federal authorities have accused a dozen people in West Virginia of bartering stolen guns for drugs and 17 others with distributing methamphetamines over the past two years.

Early voting takes place this weekend for the prosperity road bond

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 Early voting for the roads prosperity bond will take place this weekend. Voters in Raleigh County can head to the courthouse from 9-5PM at the courthouse on Saturday, September 23rd. If approved this bond would give more than $132-million dollars to Raleigh County to complete 25 roadway projects. Raleigh County Clerk Danny Moore says this bond is really something Raleigh County could use. 

Police: Woman shot trooper in the arm after high-speed chase

Police in Virginia have identified a woman accused of shooting and wounding a trooper after a high-speed chase.

Burn regulations will go into effect soon

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We are approaching one of two burn seasons throughout the year beginning October 1st. With that time coming near there are rules and regulations people should be aware of. During this time people living in Raleigh County can only burn grass clippings, leaves, or brush. You can burn after 5PM and the fire must be put out before 7AM the next morning. The fire must be attended at all times and you must have a means of putting it out such as water or a rake. 

Morgantown Uber Driver Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge

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A West Virginia Uber driver was arrested on sexual assault charges.

Mayor's Sudden Death Leaves Gary Speechless

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One McDowell County town is still trying to cope with the loss of one of their beloved members of the community. Thomas Vineyard III, died at Beckley V.A. Medical Center the week of September 11, 2017, as he was into his tenth month as the town's mayor.  Vineyard III was instrumental in the trunk-or-treat program for Halloween, Gary's Christmas parade, renovations for the community room, and with the kids in sports.  His sudden absence is still leaving many speechless....

Child Advocate Wins Governors Service Award

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A Southern West Virginian, child advocate has won the 2017 Governors Service Award. Becky Arthur's is the Just For Kids, board president. Her mission is to help children, and for that, she's being recognized. "Becky really stands out because she has a full time job, she has worked weekends and nights, she has elderly family members who she takes care of ,she has grand kids and she still makes time for the community." Executive Director of Just For Kids, Scott Mill...

Kroger announced hunger fight by ending grocery waste

The Kroger Co., which donated nearly 1.3 million meals through West Virginia food banks last year, says its new national effort is aimed at helping end hunger and eliminating waste across the grocery company by 2025.

Iaeger Mayoral Election Restarts Over Casting Mistake

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Back in June 2017, the town of Iaeger had its showdown for mayor. The final results were 64-47: a victory for the incumbent Joe Ford.  But looking back at the books, challenger Kelsey Cline saw something went wrong, and that is when she challenged that as well. "Once we found out that, I had to call for the recount," Cline said. "But it wasn't a problem with the counting of the votes, it was more of the casting." It turns out that only 6 of ne...

School of Harmony Leases Spaces to New Business Owners

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If you're in the market to start your own business - you're in luck. The School of Harmony in Raleigh County - is looking for you! They want to lease rooms in their building in order to raise money.  

Lumberjack and Bluegrass jamboree comes to Twin Falls

Twin Falls Resort State Park will host the 35th Annual Lumberjack Jamboree Twin Falls Resort State Park will host the 35th Annual Lumberjack Jamboree
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Twin Falls Resort State Park is hosting the 35th Annual Lumberjackin' Bluegrassin' Jamboree. Teams from West Virginia University, University of Tennessee, and Ohio State University will compete to see who is the best lumberjack of them all. According to Park Superintendent, Scott Durham, the competition features iconic lumberjack activities. "They come and compete on various kinds of lumberjack activities, chopping trees, splitting firewood, throwing the axe, throwing...

Police Say Man Killed Kitten With TV Remote, Shot Another

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A Connecticut man has been charged with killing a kitten with a TV remote and shooting another with a BB gun.   

VA Attorney Says County Cannot Remove Confederate Flag

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Officials in a Virginia county told residents that they cannot force a private property owner to remove a huge Confederate flag that flies on a 90-foot (27-meter) flagpole.  

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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By DANICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 stor...

Ohio Increases Fine to $2.3M Against Pipeline Developer

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Ohio's environmental agency has more than doubled the fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan.      

Florida Suspends License of Nursing Home Over Irma Deaths

Brushfork couple gives back to victims of Hurricane Irma Brushfork couple gives back to victims of Hurricane Irma
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Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.    

Trump Says GOP Health Care Law Has 'Good Chance'

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President Donald Trump is offering strong support for the last-ditch GOP effort to repeal "Obamacare."

Baby Born During Irma Found Dead in Mother's Car

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 Authorities say a baby born premature in Florida during Hurricane Irma was later found dead in its mother's car.  

Talcott Fire Department is Officially Up and Running

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The Talcott Fire Department is now up and running. On September 8th, The Talcott Fire Department passed all of their inspections and was certified. Now, they are officially ready to serve the community. The Talcott Fire Department is doing some fund raising, and are asking for the community to help out. Right now, four households have pledged $1,000 each. The Hendricks are one of those donors and they believe it's vital to the community.  "These gentleman have do...

Coalfields Expressway Authority supports Governor's road program

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Communities and organizations across southern West Virginia are meeting to discuss the upcoming election to approve Governor Jim Justice's (R-WV) "Roads to Prosperity Program." 

Army Research Grant Could Employ Physics Theory to Control Epidemics, Understand Brain

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Two Virginia Tech College of Science researchers are spearheading a $1.6 million U.S. Army Research grant with the idea that critical dynamics theory - that is, the effort to find order and control in the most chaotic and noisy patterns - can help stem the spread of disease during a potential epidemic or help doctors better understand the brain. 

Virginia Tech Institute Launches Effort to Help Government Embrace Big Data

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Leaders in law enforcement, education, transportation,and emergency services were in attendance for the DSPG symposium, where students presented the results of their initial data analysis - studies that Keller's lab will pursue in greater depth throughout the coming year.

Mexico had two major earthquakes this month. Here's why

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(CNN) For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake struck Mexico, toppling buildings, cracking highways and killing hundreds of people. 

29-year-old man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex

James Kenneth Fruia, Jr. is accused of soliciting a minor for sex. James Kenneth Fruia, Jr. is accused of soliciting a minor for sex.
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Deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for trying to hook up with a teenager.  James Kenneth Fruia, Jr., 29, of Beckley was taken into custody on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Man arrested for allegedly hitting 4-year-old with excessive force

Man arrested for allegedly hitting 4-year-old with excessive force

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MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- West Virginia State Troopers arrested a man after troopers say he hit a 4-year-old in the face with excessive force. Troopers said the incident happened around 4 Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of MedExpress in Princeton. Trooper Reed said he happened to be in the parking lot when he saw Jonathon Russel Hale hit a child in the face with excessive force. Trooper Reed said he believes the father was trying to discipline the child but went too far. ...

Thousands of dollars worth of porch, lawn decorations stolen from Beckley neighborhood

Thousands of dollars worth of porch, lawn decorations stolen from Beckley neighborhood

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BECKLEY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Raleigh County Deputies are investigating several reports of stolen decorations from front porches and lawns in one Beckley neighborhood. According to Raleigh County Deputies, most of the stolen items were primitive decorations and mailbox covers from homes along Old Eccles Road and Red Bud Drive. Deputies said right now they know of at least 8-10 victims but add there could be more. Deputies are still working to determine how much the stolen items are...

Police: Ohio man arrested in slaying of grandson's father

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 61-year-old man has been arrested in Ohio after fatally shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the father held the child.

Crews responding to tractor-trailer vs. car accident on I-77

Crews responding to tractor-trailer vs. car accident on I-77

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MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Crews are on the scene of an accident involving a tractor-trailer. Dispatchers say the two-vehicle accident happened on I-77 near mm 5 around 7:30 Wednesday morning. The accident involved a tractor-trailer and car. At this time, there is no word if any roads are shutdown or if any injuries have been reported. Mercer County Deputies and EMS are on scene investigating. Keep clicking WeAreWVProud.com for the latest information.

CNN: The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away

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(CNN)-It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade. 

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City.

National Parks Offer Look into Hidden History

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The National Parks Service is giving people a chance to experience Appalachian History in a special way. The Hidden History Weekend starts September 212, 2017 at national parks across the West Virginia including Hinton, Pipestem, Princeton, Bramwell, Sandstone and Talcott. Officials said the tours and events give people a chance to reach past stories and paper, and puts them in the middle of history. "There are so many history stories here. We see them in the photos and in the ...

More charges filed against man accused of setting Beckley woman on fire Video included

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After a day long manhunt, the suspect accused of lighting a woman on fire is in custody. 

Safety tips for kids on the bus

Tips for kids that will make the trip to and from school a little safer while on the bus.

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

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Police say a man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape.

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  • School of Harmony Leases Spaces to New Business Owners

    School of Harmony Leases Spaces to New Business Owners

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:45:33 GMT

    If you're in the market to start your own business - you're in luck. The School of Harmony in Raleigh County - is looking for you! They want to lease rooms in their building in order to raise money.  

    If you're in the market to start your own business - you're in luck. The School of Harmony in Raleigh County - is looking for you! They want to lease rooms in their building in order to raise money.  

  • Coalfields Expressway Authority supports Governor's road program

    Coalfields Expressway Authority supports Governor's road program

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:44:49 GMT

    Communities and organizations across southern West Virginia are meeting to discuss the upcoming election to approve Governor Jim Justice's (R-WV) "Roads to Prosperity Program." 

    Communities and organizations across southern West Virginia are meeting to discuss the upcoming election to approve Governor Jim Justice's (R-WV) "Roads to Prosperity Program." 

  • 29-year-old man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex

    29-year-old man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:25:43 GMT
    James Kenneth Fruia, Jr. is accused of soliciting a minor for sex.James Kenneth Fruia, Jr. is accused of soliciting a minor for sex.

    Deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for trying to hook up with a teenager.  James Kenneth Fruia, Jr., 29, of Beckley was taken into custody on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

    Deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for trying to hook up with a teenager.  James Kenneth Fruia, Jr., 29, of Beckley was taken into custody on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

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  • Safety Driving Tips in Lieu of Fatal Accidents

    Safety Driving Tips in Lieu of Fatal Accidents

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-09-14 01:54:05 GMT
    With the cause of the deadly I-77 crash still under investigation, it still leaves chills for some people, who were on their daily commute on the interstate at the time. "I travel this thing every day, 5 days a week. And there's a lot of people that swerve in and out, and they're not conscious at all," said driver David Price. "We aren't very far from the accident, so we may have missed it by a couple minutes," said semi-truck driver John Reynolds. "The main...
    With the cause of the deadly I-77 crash still under investigation, it still leaves chills for some people, who were on their daily commute on the interstate at the time. "I travel this thing every day, 5 days a week. And there's a lot of people that swerve in and out, and they're not conscious at all," said driver David Price. "We aren't very far from the accident, so we may have missed it by a couple minutes," said semi-truck driver John Reynolds. "The main...
  • Crews responding to tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 77

    UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in fiery tractor-trailer crash on I-77; name released

    UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in fiery tractor-trailer crash on I-77; name released

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-09-13 20:11:02 GMT

     Emergency crews are heading to the scene of a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 77. Dispatchers said the wreck is in the Southbound lane near mile marker 18 between the Athens and Camp Creek exits. 

     Emergency crews are heading to the scene of a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 77. Dispatchers said the wreck is in the Southbound lane near mile marker 18 between the Athens and Camp Creek exits. 

  • Board Proposals Could Lower WV Teacher Entry Standards

    Board Proposals Could Lower WV Teacher Entry Standards

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:58:10 GMT
    On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, the West Virginia State Board of Education proposed some changes to the requirements necessary to become a public schoolteacher here in the Mountain State, but it has drawn major controversy.  With major teacher shortages across the state, the state board wants to expand their pool of options with these changes. One of them completely scrapping the minimum G.P.A. required for graduates with a bachelor’s degree to pass a basic knowledge test...
    On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, the West Virginia State Board of Education proposed some changes to the requirements necessary to become a public schoolteacher here in the Mountain State, but it has drawn major controversy.  With major teacher shortages across the state, the state board wants to expand their pool of options with these changes. One of them completely scrapping the minimum G.P.A. required for graduates with a bachelor’s degree to pass a basic knowledge test...
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  • Greenbrier Valley Airport Accepts Bid for New Airline

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:40:07 GMT

    The Greenbrier Valley airport received bids for new air services that they discussed and voted on at their Airport Authority meeting Monday. The current airline at the airport - VIA air has been under the spotlight after accusations that they have provided poor service like extremely delayed and canceled flights among other issues.

    The Greenbrier Valley airport received bids for new air services that they discussed and voted on at their Airport Authority meeting Monday. The current airline at the airport - VIA air has been under the spotlight after accusations that they have provided poor service like extremely delayed and canceled flights among other issues.

  • No reports of damage after quake in Virginia, West Virginia

    No reports of damage after quake in Virginia, West Virginia

    The largest earthquake to strike parts of Virginia and West Virginia in nearly 50 years appears to have left little to no damage.

    An earthquake that struck parts of Virginia and West Virginia appears to have left little to no damage.

  • Kathy Mattea to Perform at Carnegie Hall

    Kathy Mattea to Perform at Carnegie Hall

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:45:06 GMT

    Carnegie Hall will be holding two events this Friday with Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea. Carnegie Hall recently opened their West Virginia Hall of Fame museum where one of Mattea's dresses and music is on display.  Mattea will be performing her music alongside Bill Cooley.  

    Carnegie Hall will be holding two events this Friday with Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea. Carnegie Hall recently opened their West Virginia Hall of Fame museum where one of Mattea's dresses and music is on display.  Mattea will be performing her music alongside Bill Cooley.  

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  • Deputies looking for suspect who stole car, guns and medication from cancer patient

    UPDATE: Deputies looking for suspect who stole car, guns and medication from cancer patient

    UPDATE: Deputies looking for suspect who stole car, guns and medication from cancer patient

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:52:56 GMT

    FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fayette County Deputies are looking for a suspect after a homeowner says someone broke into their home and stole several items including their car.  The alleged theft happened at a home on Savannah Lane in Maham sometime Sunday or Monday.  The homeowner, Patricia Vandall, tells 59News she went out of town Sunday afternoon and came home Monday evening to her home ransacked.   Vandall said the thief stole guns, jewelry, money and medica...

    FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fayette County Deputies are looking for a suspect after a homeowner says someone broke into their home and stole several items including their car.  The alleged theft happened at a home on Savannah Lane in Maham sometime Sunday or Monday.  The homeowner, Patricia Vandall, tells 59News she went out of town Sunday afternoon and came home Monday evening to her home ransacked.   Vandall said the thief stole guns, jewelry, money and medica...

  • Robert Kovack's Family speak Out

    Robert Kovack's Family speak Out

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:21:29 GMT

    The family of a missing Virginia Tech student is speaking out after remains that were found under the New River Gorge Bridge proved to be those of Robert Kovack. In a telephone interview the father of the victim said they are happy to have closure and can now move on. Kovack was reported missing back in 1998. Rangers at the National Park Service assisted  with the initial search efforts and the recovery of the body that was found in March of last year. spokeswoman...

    The family of a missing Virginia Tech student is speaking out after remains that were found under the New River Gorge Bridge proved to be those of Robert Kovack. In a telephone interview the father of the victim said they are happy to have closure and can now move on. Kovack was reported missing back in 1998. Rangers at the National Park Service assisted  with the initial search efforts and the recovery of the body that was found in March of last year. spokeswoman...

  • UPDATE: CrimeStoppers increases reward for information on cold case

    UPDATE: CrimeStoppers increases reward for information on cold case

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 5:44 PM EST2017-01-10 22:44:04 GMT

    A person searching for arrowhead in the Kanawha Falls area of West Virginia received a surprise when they found a human skull.  The bones were found during the afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.  

    A person searching for arrowhead in the Kanawha Falls area of West Virginia received a surprise when they found a human skull.  The bones were found during the afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.  

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  • Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Monday, October 3 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-10-03 20:14:20 GMT
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
  • SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    Monday, August 15 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-08-15 22:26:16 GMT
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
  • SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    Friday, July 8 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-07-08 21:27:14 GMT
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.

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  • Man arrested for allegedly hitting 4-year-old with excessive force

    Man arrested for allegedly hitting 4-year-old with excessive force

    Man arrested for allegedly hitting 4-year-old with excessive force

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:08:37 GMT

    MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- West Virginia State Troopers arrested a man after troopers say he hit a 4-year-old in the face with excessive force. Troopers said the incident happened around 4 Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of MedExpress in Princeton. Trooper Reed said he happened to be in the parking lot when he saw Jonathon Russel Hale hit a child in the face with excessive force. Trooper Reed said he believes the father was trying to discipline the child but went too far. ...

    MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- West Virginia State Troopers arrested a man after troopers say he hit a 4-year-old in the face with excessive force. Troopers said the incident happened around 4 Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of MedExpress in Princeton. Trooper Reed said he happened to be in the parking lot when he saw Jonathon Russel Hale hit a child in the face with excessive force. Trooper Reed said he believes the father was trying to discipline the child but went too far. ...

  • Toxic Chemical found in Fayetteville

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:44:29 GMT

    A recent study done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that a lot in Fayetteville is contaminated with PCB'S also known as Polychlorinated Biphenyls. 

    A recent study done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that a lot in Fayetteville is contaminated with PCB'S also known as Polychlorinated Biphenyls. 

  • 29-year-old man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex

    29-year-old man arrested for soliciting a minor for sex

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:25:43 GMT
    James Kenneth Fruia, Jr. is accused of soliciting a minor for sex.James Kenneth Fruia, Jr. is accused of soliciting a minor for sex.

    Deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for trying to hook up with a teenager.  James Kenneth Fruia, Jr., 29, of Beckley was taken into custody on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

    Deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for trying to hook up with a teenager.  James Kenneth Fruia, Jr., 29, of Beckley was taken into custody on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

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