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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...
GLEN DANIEL, WV
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Local farm opens for Blueberry picking season

FLAT TOP, WV (WVNS)–Blueberry Hill on Egeria Road in Flat Top opened for pick-your-own blueberries this week. Owners say the berries are ripening at a record pace, offering plenty for anyone looking to make some pies, muffins, or just eat them fresh. The farm is open Tuesdays through Thursdays. Tuesdays and Wednesdays they open from […]
FLAT TOP, WV
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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 […]
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Mullens Municipal election results certified following recount

MULLENS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Mullens has finally named its picks for Certified Mayor-Elect and Certified Council-Elect following a lengthy Wednesday evening recount. The recount, which ran for several hours and was broadcast via livestream, was subject to a number of restrictions regarding public attendance and conduct...
MULLENS, WV

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 […]
SHADY SPRING, WV
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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.
BECKLEY, WV

Wyoming County Board of Education to assemble Friday

WYOMING COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – It was announced last week that a Wyoming County Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Wyoming County Board of Education Central Office at 155 Park Street in Pineville at 10:00am.
WYOMING COUNTY, WV

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.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV
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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 […]
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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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Oceana announces ownership of Kopperston PSD

OCEANA, WV (WVNS) — One town in our area has taken over a nearby Public Service District and is looking to expand in the future. The Town of Oceana now officially owns Kopperston PSD as of June 28, 2022.  Kopperston PSD was paying the Town of Oceana to maintain the water for the PSD in […]
OCEANA, WV

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 […]
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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.
MIDDLESBORO, KY
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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...
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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 […]
BECKLEY, WV
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