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Boone County traffic stop leads to arrests

UNEEDA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Sunday traffic stop conducted during road patrols of the Uneeda area of Boone County resulted in the arrest of two individuals on a number of charges. Reports from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department indicated that a vehicle was stopped Sunday, June 26, 2022 for...
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Michigan man sentenced to prison for drug crime

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Michigan man was sentenced to three years and one month in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of heroin today, July 1, 2022. According to court documents, on February 13, 2020, William ‘Shorty’ Pope, 47, Detroit, sold an undercover cop heroin at a trailer where Pope […]
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Beckley man sentenced to prison for possession and intent to sell fentanyl

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Beckley man is sentenced to prison for possession with intent to distribute a substance containing fentanyl, according to courts documents. Today, July 1, 2022, Eric Dale Mills, 45, of Beckley, was sentenced to five years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute […]

City of Welch celebrate Independence Day with weekend Beach Bash

WELCH, WV (WVNS) — The City of Welch is extending an invitation to celebrate Independence Day with them this Saturday, July 2, 2022, at their Coal Town Beach Bash! The Beach Bash will be held at the Martha H. Moore Park and festivities start at 6 pm Food vendors, live music, fireworks, bounce houses and […]
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Photo gallery: Logan hosts 7-on-7 football event

LOGAN, W.Va. — Photo gallery from Logan’s 7-on-7 football event Wednesday, which featured the Wildcats, Man, Chapmanville, Tug Valley, Mingo Central, Scott, Westside, and St. Albans. (Photo gallery courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography)

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...

Tug Valley, Mingo Central football meet in 'friendly'

NAUGATUCK – It's still a little more than a year away until the Tug Valley and Mingo Central high school football teams play for real. On Monday night at Tug Valley's Bob Brewer Stadium, the Miners and Panthers met in a 'friendly,” a seven-on-seven scrimmage, akin to two-hand touch football of the backyard variety.

Retro festival set for July 2 in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– Beckley Events is offering a car show and evening with music, contests and prizes, Beckley Events Director Jill Moorefield said Friday, July 1, 2022. Moorefield said the show is at Jim Word Memorial Park on Saturday, July 2, 2022. A music group will perform, and prizes will be awarded to cars from […]

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 […]

Obituaries 7-1-22

Michael Allen Estep, of Ragland, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He was born in Logan, Aug. 29, 1986. Michael was a 2005 graduate of Burch High School. He was a member of the Williamson Area Church of Christ. He worked for Mayne Framing Company in Huntington and he loved his job.

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 […]

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...

Man Arrested Following Shooting

A man out of Southwestern Virginia was arrested on Saturday in Freeburn after officials say he shot a woman. 32-year-old James Lester, of Hurley, is now facing charges for first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. According to police, Lester is said to have gotten a ride from Cleatus Blankenship and...

Winter Garden woman dies in helicopter crash

A 73-year-old woman was among the six victims of a helicopter crash Wednesday, June 22, in West Virginia,. According to West Virginia's chief medical examiner, Carolyn O'Connor, of Winter Garden, died when the Bell UH-1B helicopter in which she was a passenger crashed. The other victims were John Nagle, 53,...

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.