Bluefield Man Sentenced for Federal Fraud Crime
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Matthew Huffman, 37, of Bluefield, was sentenced today to three years of federal probation, including 90 days on home detention with location monitoring, and ordered to pay $45,258.51 in restitution for theft or embezzlement in connection to healthcare services. Huffman admitted to stealing from the Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center […]
One Princeton Man Pleads Guilty, Another Sentenced to Prison in Federal Drug Case
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Today, Dailen Isaiah Defoe, 20, of Princeton, pleaded guilty to distribution of fentanyl and Malachi Damonte Cooper, 22, of Princeton, was sentenced to eight years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 50 grams […]
iLuminate set to perform at the Chuck Mathena Center
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Las Vegas’ famous iLuminate group will perform at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton. Tuesday’s show will be the only performance held by the group in West Virginia for their 2024 tour. The group’s lighting effects are created by custom LED suits that the dancers wear that […]
Bluefield Man Sentenced to Prison for Third Offense Domestic Battery
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Dustin B. Hackett, age 29, of Bluefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to 1-5 years in prison for Third-Offense Domestic Battery. Hackett was arrested by Bluefield Police in February, 2023. According to Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Brian K. Cochran, Hackett was indicted for a single count of Third-Offense Domestic Battery by the […]
This day in history: McDowell County Deputy shot and killed by mayor of Welch
WELCH, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Thursday, March 3, 1921, a tragic event occurred in Welch, West Virginia. Deputy William Tabor lost his life while trying to arrest the mayor of Welch. The mayor was facing accusations involving two girls, and the city council was discussing whether to remove him from office. When the mayor found […]
Princeton Man Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Commit a Felony
PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – According to Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Brian K. Cochran, William Jones, Jr., age 28, of Princeton, West Virginia, was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for Attempting to Solicit a Minor via a Computer. Princeton Police arrested Jones in April, 2023. Jones, Jr. was indicted by the June 2023 Mercer County Grand […]
Grammy award winner Jason Crabb to perform at the Chuck Mathena Center
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Kentucky native and two-time Grammy award winner Jason Crabb will perform at the Chuck Mathena Center in May 2024. Crabb’s performance will be at 7:00 p.m. on May 4, 2024, and tickets are available now online and in the Box Office. Throughout Crabb’s career, he has received two Grammy awards and […]
Kam’Ron Gore: Athlete of the Week
WOAY’s Athlete of the Week sponsored by Sheets Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram goes to Bluefield’s own Kam’Ron Gore. Bluefield won the Class AA Region 3 Section 1 with a win against Wyoming East Tuesday night. Bluefield knocked off Summers County in the semi-finals behind Gore’s 32 points. He then followed that up with 21 points in the championship game.
Score Big in Princeton: 5 Sports Bars That Deserve Your Attention
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A Peek into Summers County’s Past: Early photographs
SUMMERS COUNTY W.Va. (Hinton News) - I recently acquired several original early 1900s photographs taken by an early Summers County photographer, Oscar Hutchison. Hutchinson had a photography studio in Hinton around 1900, but it is unknown where it was located. Making a living as a photographer in these parts during that time was difficult. For that reason, he ended up owning the Dodge Brothers car dealership in Ronceverte. He passed away at 49 years old from a sudden stroke. His family inherited his vast archives of historical photography from this area. Both of the photographs in this article came from his grandson,...
Responders on scene of I-77 18 wheeler rollover
PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Responders are currently on the scene of an accident involving an 18 wheeler just outside of Princeton. The East River Volunteer Fire Department reports that on the morning of Wednesday, February 28, 2024, was called to the scene of an 18 wheeler-involved traffic accident near mile marker 8 on I-77. Medical […]
City of Bluefield announces winners of First Annual City-Wide Black History Month Contest
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Bluefield held its First Annual City-Wide Black History Month Contest this month, with the winners having been announced on Wednesday. Winners were chosen in a number of categories including the Intermediate School Level, Middel School Level, and High School Level. “We are excited to recognize the exceptional efforts […]
Build WV in Mercer County
Six months ago, the cities of Princeton and Bluefield applied for the Build West Virginia Tax Credit Program, and just recently, they were approved. “Build West Virginia is a housing tax incentive program, it’s intended to address some of the constraints that developers are seeing across West Virginia, and to really help lower the cost of building out housing for the middle market,” Meghan Smith, Manager of business development with the WV Department of Economic Development said.
Appalachian Power upgrades could lead to rate increases
WEST VIRGINIA (WCHS) — At a public meeting on Thursday, the Public Service Commission offered virtual and digital options for questions, comments and concerns about the latest power rate hike proposal. Appalachian Power Company says it needs $37.4 million for environment upgrades to power plants, leading to a 1.68%...
🌳 Canopy Clearing Operations Enhance Road Visibility Along WV 3 and WV 10
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. To improve the visibility and enhance sight distances for drivers, canopy clearing activities are currently under way in two counties within West Virginia. This maintenance work involves either hand or machine cutting of overhead tree canopies and is part of the efforts to promote road safety and visibility. The West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) District 10 is overseeing these activities along WV 3 in Raleigh County and along WV 10 in Mercer County. Through these efforts, travelers in these areas can expect improved driving conditions and reduced potential hazards associated with obstructed sightlines. #SeeingResults.
Spring Fire Season begins, burning laws back in effect
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – Inside or outside, fires can be deadly. That’s why this spring fire season, local fire officials are warning of the dangers. This also means the return of fire burning restrictions. Burning will be prohibited from 7 in the morning until 5 in the evening. You may only burn natural vegetation such […]
WV Junior Nursing Academy 2024 at Bluefield State University Now Accepting Applications
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Mercer, McDowell, and Monroe Counties eighth-grade students with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in actual hospital environments during the three-day West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy at Bluefield State University and WVU Medicine/Princeton Community Hospital, June 25-27. Students in the […]
Studio K Beauty Lounge opens in new location
PRINCETON (WVNS) — A Mercer County business officially opened its doors in a brand new location on Friday, March 1, 2024. Studio K Beauty Lounge located on Stafford drive in Princeton held their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. “we’re bringing in so many new services. We have an estetician now, nail techs, hair stylists […]
$50,000 Powerball Prizes Awarded in Three West Virginia Towns
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – While the $563 million Mega Millions jackpot remains unclaimed, three lucky Powerball players in West Virginia are celebrating $50,000 wins from the latest drawing. The winning tickets…
Several WV counties warned to expect torrential rainfall, potential flooding – advised to seek shelter indoors
WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – Several counties throughout West Virginia have been advised of strong thunderstorms approaching which could lead to localized flooding and winds capable of bringing down tree limbs. According to Mingo County Emergency Management Services, as of 10:35am on Wednesday, doppler radar tracking has indicated a cluster of strong thunderstorms moving east at […]