Fatal Shooting in Mercer County Leaves Two Dead, Two Injured
• Two people, an 11-year-old girl and an adult male, were killed in a shooting incident in Bluefield, West Virginia, with two others injured. • The incident occurred on Ceres Hollow Road, where police responded to reports of a man holding several people at gunpoint.
Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office looking for man
TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about the location of 19-year-old Montes Diaz Efron. According to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, Efron might be in the truck pictured in the western part of Tazewell County. If anyone has any information on Efron’s location, message the Tazewell County Virginia […]
Skill Game Ban Update
Virginia (WCYB) — Gaming machines like can be found all across the commonwealth, but now they're illegal. The problem with this is that skill games machines are unregulated, so they are really operating in the grey area. There is no consumer protection with these unregulated skill games. Smyth county...
West Virginia man pleads guilty to Wythe County drug charges
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Bluefield, West Virginia man pleaded guilty Thursday in Wythe County Circuit Court to one count of Possession With the Intent To Distribute More Than 10 Grams of Methamphetamine and one count of Possession of a Firearm While in Possession With the Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine.
Virginia man sentenced to 25 years for role in large-scale meth conspiracy
A Virginia man who trafficked multiple pounds of methamphetamine into Southwest Virginia was sentenced to 25 years in prison this week for his role in the conspiracy. Brian Cory Hoover, 34, of Marion, pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and one additional count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
This City Has Been Named the Worst City to live in West Virginia
West Virginia is a state with natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture. However, not all places in the state are equally wonderful. Some cities in West Virginia face serious challenges such as poverty, crime, unemployment, and low quality of life. Based on various criteria such as median home value, median income, unemployment rate, poverty rate, and crime rate, one city stands out as the worst city to live in West Virginia: Bluefield.
Town of Tazewell's town manager resigns
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Town of Tazewell’s Town Manager Todd Day announced his resignation Sunday, December 3.
Police chase ends in Bluefield, VA
BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – A high-speed chase ended in Bluefield, Virginia, today. A suspect was running from law enforcement, fleeing eastbound on Route 460. The driver lost control and wrecked near the intersection at Commerce Drive. He tried to get away on foot, but officers from the Bluefield Police Department caught him behind the First Community Bank Corporate Center.
Extraordinary rock "castle" being rediscovered in West Virginia town
PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Looming above the county seat of Wyoming County amid the mountains of southern West Virginia, a "forgotten" pinnacle of sandstone more than 125 feet tall is attracting attention again as tourism grows in the region. Castle Rock, or The Pinnacle, dominates the upper valley of the...
Local attorney pays medical bill for dog shot in the head
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Being generous tends to be common theme around the holiday season‚ but that doesn’t mean just towards humans. A local law firm is extending their helping hand to an animal in need. On Monday in McDowell County, the sheriff’s offices released information on an...
McDowell County community joins together to save dog who was shot in the head
Today, we have some good news to share. Samson’s surgery was a success. His left eye was removed, and the damaged areas on his head were cleaned and repaired. He is still recovering, but the surgery went well, and he is awake and off the pain drip. There is still a concern about his long-term neurological function… And that will be tested tomorrow.
A former prison guard shares his thoughts on Virginia's most expensive agency
On a sunny autumn afternoon, I’m taking a tour in Brian Mitchell’s pickup truck. He lives in a small town called Raven – about sixty miles north of the Tennessee line. It’s one of many small communities southwest Virginia in the Clinch River Valley. “Originally I...
Landfill concerns remain
There has been no recent information published by your newspaper concerning the permit violations by First Piedmont landfill, as cited by DEQ a few months ago. Facts from the meeting of county officials, DEQ and First Piedmont owner, Davenport, have not been shared with your readers, although provided to you.
Accumulating snowfall likely for mountains overnight through Wednesday afternoon
Our Storm Team 11 forecast calls for a cloudy and chilly evening with a 60% chance of cold showers overnight for the immediate Tri-Cities. The low will be 35 degrees. Mountain zones could start to see the transition from rain to snow late. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect now...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Kittens Today in marion, VA
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of marion..
Man crushed to death by septic tank truck
A man is dead after being crushed by a septic tank truck.
Holiday Shifts in Local Garbage Collection Schedule for December 2023
The garbage collection schedule for December 25 and 26, 2023, has been changed due to the holiday. The garbage will now be collected on December 27, 2023. The collection for December 27 and 28, 2023, has been moved to December 28, 2023. Residents should place their garbage curbside by 7:30 a.m. on the new collection dates.Visit here for more details.
News 5 Player of the Year: Honaker's Peyton Musick
HONAKER, Va. — In the first week of the season, Peyton Musick of the year lit up the stat sheet with five touchdowns. "Started week 1, and never stopped, he continued it week, after week, after week," said head coach Todd Tiller. Like a song from his favorite music...
Actor Kevin Sizemore returns home for the holidays ahead of ‘A Christmas Tree Miracle’ screening
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – With the holidays fast approaching, Mountain State residents are reaching for their favorite Christmas movies to celebrate the Christmas season. But the holiday season holds a particularly special place in the heart of actor, producer, and West Virginia native Kevin Sizemore – star of 2013’s A Christmas Tree Miracle. The film, […]
Family charged with capital murder in 2022 death of Mississippi man
A woman and her parents have been charged with capital murder in the 2022 death of a Mississippi man. More details have emerged in the recent arrests of three people in Pennsylvania and Virginia in the 2022 murder of Kirby Carpenter in Tippah County. On Thursday, Nov. 30, U.S. Marshals...