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Police chase ends in shootout near Beckley

UPDATE (July 6, 2022, 1:57 p.m.) — According to 59News’s crews on the scene, all roads are opened and the scene is now cleared. UPDATE (July 6, 2022, 12 p.m.) — Following a street closure between Crossroads mall and Route 19 in Bradley a chase began in Raleigh County, proceeded to Fayette County, and finally […]
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Police shoot apparent gun-wielding man on Raleigh County highway

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) - Police shot a man carrying what appeared to be a handgun on a highway in Bradley on Wednesday. Witness video shows members of law enforcement closing in on the unidentified man on Robert C. Byrd Drive as he waved the apparent firearm around before the authorities opened fire on him. Multiple shots were fired at the man.
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Reports: Law enforcement officers shoot man on West Virginia highway

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Several law enforcement authorities shot a man on a federal highway in West Virginia, news outlets reported Wednesday, and video of the shooting was circulating on social media.Authorities did not release details or respond to requests for more information.In the video, the man walks onto the four-lane freeway near the city of Beckley while holding what appears to be a handgun. At least a half-dozen law enforcement officers are in pursuit with their guns drawn. The man alternately points the object in his hand at his head and raises it in the air several times while facing the officers and then turning his back and walking away.An officer shoots the man, who falls to the ground. Then authorities fire several more times, even as he lies unresponsive.The West Virginia State Police, Raleigh County Sheriff's Department and the Fayette County Sheriff's Department did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment Wednesday.

Videos of police shooting a man near West Virginia Mall go viral

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. – Videos taken by the public of an officer-involved shooting near Crossroads Mall in Bradley, West Virginia have gone viral via multiple social media platforms. The graphic videos were taken by members of the public, many of which were in vehicles while they were stopped along...

State Police: Person shot by police in Raleigh County

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia State Police said a person has been shot by police in Raleigh County. The incident occurred in the Beckley area near Route 19 and the Crossroads Mall, State Police said Wednesday. The condition of the person who was shot was not immediately...

Winding Gulf mines worked hundreds of miners

Its length is about 15 miles and very winding. Some say that’s how it got its name: Winding Gulf. The stream begins at Mitchell’s Ridge and a few miles later it butts up against Guyandotte Mountain near Hotcoal and then flows on to the mouth of Mill Branch, where it empties into the Guyandotte River at Stonecoal Junction. It drains an area of about 33 miles.

Man walking up the road with only a bra and panties on arrested for obstructing and battery

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Fayette County man is facing more charges after refusing to comply with the police. According to deputies, on June 22, 2022, they responded to Cannelton in regards to a 911 hang-up call. An officer with the Montogomery Police Department was on duty and went to the area. A neighbor called 911 to tell them that their neighbor’s address had been broken into and the person had blood on them. The officer then observed Tyler Schoolcraft walking up the road with only a bra and panties on. Schoolcraft starts fighting with the officer and wouldn’t obey the officer’s commands. Schoolcraft was resisting arrest.

Salvation Army continues building new headquarters

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The construction of a new building in Beckley continues its progress. The Salvation Army is getting a new Headquarters located on Robert C. Byrd Dr. in Beckley and the progress is continuous. The ground is currently being leveled to start the foundation and footers are being installed so the masonry work […]

Police dog celebrates retirement after 7 years of service

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — The Fayetteville Police Department wants to congratulate K9 Arras on his retirement after dedicating almost 7 years of service to the department and the community of Fayette County. This pooch’s career began in November of 2015 with his then partner Sargent Nick Mooney. He got his certification from the West Virginia […]

Oceana Heritage Festival set for Saturday

OCEANA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Town of Oceana will be holding its Heritage Festival on Saturday. The weekend event, organized by the Oceana Chamber of Commerce, will take place at Gilliland Park on July 9, 2022. The event will feature several forms of musical entertainment, with performances from the...