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Hotel drug bust leads to two arrests

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Two individuals were arrested early on Monday in a drug bust at a Raleigh County hotel. According to reports from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:00am Monday morning, Cpl. B.J. Adkins responded to suspicious activity in the parking lot of the Microtel at 2130 Harper Road in Beckley.
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Public responds to Appalachian Power’s proposed rate increase

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – The second of four public meetings across the state regarding a proposed state-wide rate increase for energy bills was held in Princeton Monday night. The proposed increase would raise energy costs by about $13 a month or $156 per year for the average West Virginian, more or less depending on how […]
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Robert Hall Jr., 53; service July 1

Robert “Paipai” Lee Hall Jr., 53, of Raleigh, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at his home. His graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 1st, at Amariah Garner Cemetery in Newport. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through Robert’s obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. The service will remain on the Funeral Home website for 90 days.

Hinton man arrested in relation to theft allegation

Hinton WV (Hinton News) - Local police recently arrested Stanley Chris Walls Jr., 37, of Hinton, who allegedly stole a four-wheeler from a Summers County home. According to the criminal complaint, Walls was supposed to be working on the victim's farm at the time of the alleged theft. The criminal complaint states the victim contacted police about a missing yellow four-wheeler. According to the complaint, Walls was supposed to stay overnight on the victim's farm on June 24 but was not on the property when the victim went in search of him. At that point, the victim began to search for...

Raleigh General combats nursing crisis through collaborative initiative

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Raleigh General Hospital announced Monday plans to combat the ongoing nursing crisis through a collaborative initiative with West Virginia Junior College for the establishment of the WVJC School of Nursing at Raleigh General. The partnership will see the strategic alignment of resources and working knowledge...

2 arrested in Beckley after Meth, Fentanyl recovery

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Two people were arrested yesterday in Beckley, after a mass amount drugs were discovered by Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputies. On June 27, 2022, at 3 AM Cpl. B. J. Adkins noticed suspicious activity in the parking-lot of Microtel on Harper Road. Before investigating, he called for backup, and two deputies arrived […]

Local fireworks tent helps owner with school expenses

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – We’re now just a week away from independence day and fireworks tents are popping up all across the region. Kaleb Mills is getting his first taste of running a business in his first year managing a fireworks tent.He and his co-worker Jasmine decided to open a tent on Harper Road in […]

Lake Stephens hours adjusted for holiday fireworks display

SURVEYOR, WV (LOOTPRESS) – As Independence Day approaches, many businesses, venues, and organizations are opting to celebrate during the weekend leading up to the popular holiday. Lake Stephens is no exception, as this year the popular swimming and activity destination has announced that a celebratory fireworks display will be...

70s, 80s themed Car Show hits Beckley for 4th of July

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – The city of Beckley has big plans coming up for this 4th of July weekend. Join Beckley Events on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at Word Park on Neville Street, to reminisce about the groovy 70s and the awesome 80s during a special 70s and 80s Evening. The action kicks off Friday […]

Defendants plead not guilty to murder of 13-year-old

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - Isis Wallace and Nichole Brooks both pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on Monday, for the murder of 13-year-old Maryze Unique Tatum in Bluefield, W.Va. on March 24, 2022. The pair’s pretrial date is set for Aug. 19, and their trial is set to begin Sept....
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Manchin: Veterans Affairs AIR Commission will not move forward

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he and colleagues in the U.S. Senate will use a procedural move to stop a commission from recommending a cut in medical services at Veterans Affairs facilities in West Virginia. Manchin made an announcement Monday on the state Capitol Complex...

Expert tells local police that schools need PRO officers

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The best course of action to protect a local school is to place a school resource officer on site, the founder of a law enforcement training program said Monday, June 27, 2022. Rick Arrington, CEO of Crime Prevention Center for Training and Services, trained local police at Beckley Police Department on […]

Hospice of Southern West Virginia Recognized as a Five Star Hospice

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Hospice of Southern West Virginia (HSWV) has been named a five-star hospice, an achievement that places HSWV among the top hospices in the country. HSWV is one of 195 hospices in the United States that obtained this rating, of the 2,026 hospices scored through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Hospice Survey (CAHPS).

Two more guilty pleas in Beckley-Philadelphia gun trafficking

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Two more pleas have been made following the federal indictment against 13 people allegedly involved in trafficking guns from Southern WV to Philadelphia. A federal indictment consisting of 19 charges against 13 different people was made in March. The case involved the conspiracy to traffic more than 130 guns from Southern […]