The Punch Jones Diamond: West Virginia Diamond is One of Largest Found in North AmericaAppalachian ThymesNewsBreak Contributor
Roy “Glenn” Mahan, 52, Missing Since 1:00 am, February 11, 2020, in West VirginiaAda E.NewsBreak Contributor
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BREAKING: Shots fired at Brushfork Armory during high school basketball game
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) – Shots were fired in the parking lot of the Brushfork Armory at a local high school basketball game on Friday, February 23, 2024. Mercer County dispatch confirmed there was an altercation in the parking lot at the conclusion of the Summers County vs. Bluefield boy’s basketball game. Once the shots were […]
Dozens evacuated from nursing home due to structure fire
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Several units responded to Beckley Healthcare Center Nursing Home on Saturday following reports of an active fire. The Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department confirmed reports of the incident, offering the following: “On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 09:51, the Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department (BPVFD) was dispatched to an activated fire alarm […]
Building owned by National Park Service destroyed in fire
SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A building owned by the National Park Service was destroyed in a fire Thursday night. On Thursday night, the Summers County Volunteer Fire Department with the assistance of the Jumping Branch-Nimitz Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on New River Road in New River National Park & Preserve. […]
Man sentenced to 30 years for murder of disabled inmate at Southern Regional Jail
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Raleigh County man involved in the death of a fellow inmate at Southern Regional Jail pled guilty on Thursday in Raleigh County Circuit Court. According to Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney, Ben Hatfield, Wagner was convicted of second-degree murder in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Thursday and was sentenced to 30 […]
Summers County Courthouse News 2-21-24
Marriages Leanne Marie Adkins to Angela Lynn Fish; Robert Ray Ayers II to Genetta Carol Davis; Jared Keith Meadows to Jennifer Leigh Adkins. Fiduciaries Virginia R. Fitzwater, Administrator of the Russell Ray Fitzwater estate; Heather Bennett, Administrator of the Robert Eugene Bennett Jr. estate; Rhonda Renee Gilbert, Administrator of the Vivian Yvonne Plumley estate; Violet A. Burdette, Administrator of the Franklin Dwayne Ruff estate; Rachel D. McPherson and John McPherson, Administrators of the Dolores J. Keaton estate. Land Transfers Juanita F. Williams to Long bridge Financial LLC, 1.07 acres more or less, Forest Hill District; Billy J. Keaton and Tonya K. Keaton to Connie J. Tanner and Evelyn A. Rose, 0.77 acres...
Crusts Above the Rest: Beckley's Top 3 Must-Try Pizzas
In this article, we explore three exceptional pizzerias in Beckley. Have you sampled any of their delightful offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Savor the Flavors: Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Beckley
In this article, we explore three exquisite Mexican restaurants in Beckley. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Summers County Sheriff’s Office Implements Upgrades for Staff and Equipment
HINTON, W.Va. (Hinton News) - Earlier this month, the Summers County Sheriff's Office announced several improvements made to better serve the community and enhance the well-being of its deputies. Those improvements include: Equipping all deputies with body-worn cameras: Under the leadership of Chief Deputy T.S. Adkins, the department implemented a body-worn camera program after an extensive planning process. This move aims to increase transparency and accountability while offering additional evidence for investigations. According to the initial announcement, Adkins began the project last year. Boosting patrol equipment: Sheriff J.L. Faris collaborated with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office to secure a donation of 11 X26 Tasers for deputies. Additionally, Adkins and Faris facilitated...
W.Va. jail's nurse offered to give inmate insulin overdose to cover up death, lawsuit says
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WCHS) — Alarming new allegations have been raised in a lawsuit focused on the death of a Southern Regional Jail inmate who was beaten by guards while restrained and died while in custody. Kiera Cooper, the daughter of Quantez Burks, filed a federal lawsuit against the company...
Park officials seeking information regarding historic barn fire in Summers County
GLEN JEAN, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Officials with New River Gorge National Park & Preserve (NRGNPP) are seeking information on a fire that destroyed a historic barn at the Richmond-Hamilton farm site along River Road between Hinton and Sandstone Falls. Information can be reported by calling NPS dispatch at 304-547-3590, or emailing the park at New River Gorge […]
Southern Regional Jail guards indicted in death are still employees, suspended without pay
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Four of eight Southern Regional Jail guards charged in the beating death of 37-year-old Quantez Burks at the jail on March 1, 2022, are still employees of the jail, according to records released Friday, February 24, 2024, by West Virginia State Auditor’s Office under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Burks […]
The LOOTPRESS Pet of the Week is Zyla!
WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – The LOOTPRESS Pet of the Week is Zyla! This Pomsky weighs in at right around 40 pounds and is full of love for everyone and everything! We would like to thank everyone who made submissions this week, and are excited to congratulate Zyla, the LOOTPRESS Pet of the Week in association […]
New Beckley Salvation Army Community Center to soon open its doors
BECKLEY, W.Va. — After holding a groundbreaking ceremony for Beckley’s new Salvation Army Corps and Community Center back in 2022 when it was just an empty plot of land, it’s now shaping up to be a several thousand square foot, state-of-the-art facility that’s set to open up by early April.
Summers County Commission Special Session meeting announced to address budget
HINTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Summers County Commission has announced an upcoming Special Session meeting set to take place next month. Scheduled to take place at 9:30am on March 6, 2024, the Special Session will address budget proposals to be heard from Elected Officials and Department Supervisors for FY25 County Budget, according to a planned […]
Arizona man convicted by federal jury of child exploitation crimes in West Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - An Arizona man was convicted by a federal jury on Friday, February 23, of multiple child exploitation crimes following a two-day trial in Beckley, West Virginia. Alan J. Disomma Jr., 60, of Payson, Arizona, faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in...
Local market leader says real estate is a good investment
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Financial experts say mortgage rates have fallen slightly, prompting some folks to start looking for a new home. A local market leader said on Friday, February 24, 2024, that mortgage rates over the past 20 years have been low, from a historic perspective, but he said mortgage rates should not be […]
Code Red: Why is there an uptick in shelter animals?
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – An all too familiar Facebook post was sent out from the Mercer County Animal shelter on February 20th. The shelter has reached code red status again, after just escaping code red status a few months ago. If animals are not adopted out immediately, the shelter will be forced to euthanize. At […]
Pipestem Resort State Park hosts escape conference
PIPESTEM, WV (WVNS) — This week, Pipestem Resort State Park hosted the Escape Conference. This conference brought together ambulance providers, rescue squads and medical personnel to share ideas and hold competitions. Mark Brooks with the Princeton Rescue Squad said conferences like these are great. We can walk away with a little bit of comradery and […]
Scenic trout stream lies hidden along I-77 / I-64 West Virginia Turnpike
PAX, W.Va. — Few motorists traveling the West Virginia Turnpike between Beckley and Charleston may know that one of the state's most beautiful trout streams lies hidden in the mountain forests along the way. But now scenic Paint Creek, named for ancient trees once painted blood-red by Native American...
6th Annual Black History celebration at Hilltop Baptist Center
HILLTOP, WV (WVNS) – Hilltop Baptist Center is celebrating their annual Black History Celebration. This is the 6th annual Black History Celebration for Hilltop Baptist Center. Those in attendance are enjoying soul food, a fashion show, and words from guest speaker Matthew Watts. Phillip Copney Sr. and Brian Copney describe the importance of Black History […]