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Semi blocking traffic along Route 3

GLEN DANIEL. WV (LOOTPRESS) – Highway traffic through the Glen Daniel area along Route 3 is experiencing disruption due to what appears to be a semi truck stretched across both travel lanes. A significant area has been sectioned off by local authorities, and the striking flashes of fire engine...
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West Virginia Miners boast bigger and better fireworks display

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– One local baseball team is getting into the Fourth of July spirit! The West Virginia Miners will be hosting a huge fireworks display on Saturday, July 2, 2022. It is set to happen following the game on Saturday against the Johnstown Mill Rats out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Organizers say there is still […]

Shady Spring couple charged with child abuse

SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) — A Shady Spring father and his wife are accused of locking a little girl in a laundry room and abusing her with a cattle prod. Bobby Joe Richmond and Rebecca Richmond of Irish Mountain Road are charged with child neglect creating a risk of injury and conspiracy to commit a […]

Rainelle Town Council approves first reading of ATV ordinance

The Rainelle Town Council met in a regular session on Monday, June 27. The meeting began with announcements, including welcoming a new police officer and reopening the town pool following some necessary repairs. Additionally, Mayor Robin Williams reminded the town that fireworks fall under the town’s noise ordinance and are not to be set off […] The post Rainelle Town Council approves first reading of ATV ordinance appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Vehicle crashes into porch in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A vehicle crashed into a porch at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday in Leewood. Metro 911 officials say this happened in the 11,000 block of Cabin Creek Road. They say there are no injuries. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and the Cabin Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Beckley Babe Ruth hosts tournament

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)–The Beckley Babe Ruth Baseball team is gearing up to host the state tournament. July 8th through 10th, the champions of Beckley Babe Ruth Baseball will host the state tournament for their 14 and 15-U teams. They welcome back their athletes after a three-year hiatus. President Doug Leeber said he can’t wait to […]

Elite Roofing & Construction opens its doors to the Beckley area

CRAB ORCHARD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Members of the Raleigh County community, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, and Elite Roofing & Construction team gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon in presentation of Elite Roofing LLC’s brand new Crab Orchard location. The sun beamed down on those assembled as...
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Further delays in case of man charged in Nicholas deputy death

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Nicholas County prosecutors and defense attorneys for accused murderer Brent Tyler Kelly agreed to postpone Kelly’s preliminary hearing until August in a meeting in Summersville Tuesday afternoon. Kelly, of Birch River, is charged in the June 3 shooting death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker....

Lease not yet signed for former Zen’s

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– The City of Beckley has not yet signed a lease with the Rainelle company that is poised to move into the former Zen’s building, city treasurer Billie Trump said Wednesday. The city bought the building last July for just over a million dollars after Beckley Common Council approved the purchase. The city […]

Meadow River is a sleeper for anglers

The Meadow River currently is being touted among tourists as a feisty little stream that offers a medley of opportunities for both anglers and kayakers. The Meadow’s shaded summer pools keep fishermen coming back year after year, and its lower reaches attract a growing number of kayakers in spring when the stream kicks up its whitewater heels.

Judge denies bond reduction for man charged with child abuse

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Dimlich on Thursday, June 30, 2022, denied a Shady Spring father’s request that the court reduce his bond and let him await trial on child abuse charges at home. Bobby Joe Richmond and his wife, Rebecca Mae Richmond, are...

Terry “Chicken” Blaine McManaway, 69

Terry “Chicken” Blaine McManaway, 69, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on February 24, 1953, in Middlesboro, KY, to the late WT and Flortiena McManaway. Terry “Chicken” worked for many years as a coal miner.

Fayette County man arrested on drug charges

PAGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Page man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. In the late-night hours of June 30, 2022, deputies performed a traffic stop on Legends Highway for a minor traffic infraction. During the stop, a small quantity of heroin and fentanyl was found. Further investigation into where the narcotics came from gave deputies enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for a residence on Logan Rd in Page. Deputies executed the search warrant where large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, and marijuana were found, all packaged for sale. There were also multiple firearms in the residence where the owner is a convicted felon.

WV woman facing prison for Nigerian fraud scheme

HUNTINGTON, WV (WVNS) — Today, a woman was sentenced to three months in prison for a fraud scheme involving Nigerian accounts. Patricia Dudding, 70, an elderly individual herself, was ordered by the court to pay a restitution fine of $1,788,589.24. Dudding admitted in court that she used different aliases to receive and wire fraudulent funds […]