Pocahontas County man pleads guilty to federal drug crime
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Pocahontas County man pleaded guilty to a federal drug crime. 42-year-old Jose Dominguez, of Snowshoe, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court statements and documents, law enforcement officers held a traffic stop of a car on August 29, 2022, in Beckley that was driven by […]
Tygarts Valley Middle and High School to be closed Friday
Students at Tygarts Valley Middle and High School were dismissed early on Thursday and will not be going to school on Friday, Dec. 8.
Weekend Storm Promises Soaking Rain, Wind and Transition to Winter
Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Following a mild end to the week, a storm system will bring the most rain we’ve seen in months. TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY: Temperatures will be warmer on the ridgetops than valleys tonight thanks to a developing inversion (cool air trapped at the low elevations). Look for low 30s near the New River and other valleys while the elevations in excess of 2,000 feet drop into the upper 30s.
Man charged with making terroristic threats in Randolph County
RANDOLPH COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - A man has been charged in Randolph County for allegedly making terroristic threats. Troopers with the West Virginia State Police responded to a threats complaint at a home in Randolph County, according to a criminal complaint. Officials said they received a call from the victim...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of elkins, WV Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near elkins.
Man charged with striking man in the head at restaurant
MARLINTON, W.Va (WDTV) - A Pocahontas County man has been charged after deputies say he struck a man in the head at a restaurant. Deputies responded to Alfredo’s Restaurant in Marlinton on Sunday, Dec. 3 at around 4:40 p.m. for an altercation, according to a criminal complaint. Deputies said...
Tree Lighting Concludes ‘Joyful Night’ Event At Capitol
The State Christmas Tree, a 50 ft Balsam Fir harvested from Randolph County’s Kumbrabow State Forest, was lit on Lincoln Plaza at the state capitol Tuesday night by Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice. The West Virginia Division of Forestry, the General Services Division and the West...
Pinpoint Weather: Mountain snow, cold rain
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of Grayson, Greenbriar, Highland, and Pocahontas Counties through Wednesday afternoon. Snow is expected to fall overnight into the first half of the day on Wednesday. The higher totals will be for the western slopes of Pocahontas and Greenbriar Counties and western Grayson.
Slick travel late tonight, through Wednesday AM commute
Slick travel is expected for the region tonight and into the Wednesday morning commute. Chief Meteorologist Joe Fitzwater has a look at what you can expect in your area in tonight's forecast.
FIRST ALERT: Snow accumulates in mountains through Wednesday
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - A clipper system barreling in from the northwest has caused messy precipitation since late this morning. For many, this precip has been rain or a rain/snow mix. However, our higher elevations have been seeing all snow, and will stay with snow throughout the duration of this event. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for our higher elevations (eastern Tucker Co., eastern/southeastern Randolph Co., eastern Webster Co., northern Pocahontas Co.) until 7pm Wednesday evening, when all snow is expected to be done. In the meantime, accumulations in those areas will range from an inch or two, to as high as 5 inches in the highest elevations (think Canaan Valley and Snowshoe). As temperatures drop tonight in the lowlands, rain will transition to snow, but accumulation will be naught in these areas due to wet & warm grounds and a lack of decent snowfall. After Wednesday, temperatures increase each day, all the way up to the low 60s by Saturday. Rain on Sunday drops temperatures back to the 40s to start next week.
“Alberta Clipper” to bring isolated rain, mountain snow, a cold breeze through mid-week
ROANOKE, Va. – Winter weather alerts are in effect for Grayson County along with the western halves of Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Highland Counties. A quick-hitting storm system is forecast to come through late Tuesday into Wednesday. This “Alberta Clipper” is synonymous with isolated rain showers, mostly mountain snow, an increase in wind and a drop in temperatures.
Randolph County Registered Voter Count Sways From Blue To Red
Randolph County has more registered Republican voters than Democrats, at least as of Wednesday. It’s been a Democratic stronghold since the Great Depression. But officials at the Randolph County Clerk’s office said the registered voter count on Wednesday was 6,242 Republicans, 6,238 Democrats, a difference of four. On Monday, the count was a difference of seven, again favoring the GOP.
Today the gas price is close to $3.39 in Circleville as of 2023-12-05. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Consolidation Brings Pharmacy Deserts To W.Va.
Nationwide, the pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a lot of changes, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic placing strain on services provided, like vaccinations. According to a 2021 study by GoodRx, more than 40 percent of counties in the United States are pharmacy deserts, where most people have to drive more than 15 minutes to reach nearby pharmacies.
Weather Delays and Climate Change: The Growing Impact on Education
Amid the brisk winter forecasts, a local event has unfolded that serves as a microcosm of a much larger and pressing issue. On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, West Virginia's Department of Education announced a two-hour delay for all schools in Barbour, Randolph, and Tucker counties, in response to expected inclement weather conditions. This decision accentuates the priority of student and staff safety against the backdrop of potentially hazardous travel due to anticipated snowfall and wintry conditions. While such delays might disrupt the day's routine, they are necessary precautions in the face of unpredictable weather patterns, which are becoming increasingly common.
Davis Health System joins Vandalia Health
ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) - Davis Health System (DHS) is officially joining CAMC Health System and Mon Health System as part of Vandalia Health. Vandalia Health is a health system that stretches north to south in the Mountain State. The combined health system is the second largest not-for-profit integrated health system...
Post boxes for letters to Santa in north central West Virginia
Clarksburg, Bridgeport and Elkins have all announced that they have set up post boxes specifically for children to send their letters to Santa.
Gov. Youngkin announced $2M in funding for the Northern Alleghany Highlands Radio Project
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) — On Tuesday, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced $2 million in funding from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Northern Alleghany Highlands Radio Project, serving Bath and Highland Counties. The grant will improve coordination of emergency medical care, strengthen preparedness and resilience, and improve...
Elkins Mayor Proclaims the City as “Elfkins” for the Month of December
ELKINS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Mayor of Elkins has proclaimed that during the month of December, downtown Elkins will be the site for “A Merry Mountain Christmas in Elfkins” this holiday season. “There is something magical about living in a small town like Elkins,” states the proclamation. “Our goal is to get as many people […]
Thursday, Dec 7th - Official Menorah Lighting at Veterans Memorial Building
Hanukkah, the festival of lights, begins at sundown on Thursday, December 7th. The community is invited to the official lighting of the menorah, starting at 4:30pm, in front of the Veterans Memorial Building at 900 Main Street . There will be music, chocolate and donuts all free of charge!