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Rescue underway for people floating down stream

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — The Fayetteville Fire Department is rescuing people floating down a stream on Fayette Station Road in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. According to dispatch, the call came in around 7:45 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022. Dispatchers told 59News while there is an unknown amount of people needing […]
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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...
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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....

Blueberry Hill announces summer schedule

FLAT TOP, WV (LOOTPRESS) – If you’ve ever wanted to do your own berry picking, Blueberry Hill is one stop you’ll want to make over the summer. The Flat Top farm announced Saturday that it would be opening on its regular schedule until further notice beginning Tuesday, June 28.

Town of Fayetteville gears up for annual 4th of July Heritage Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The community is invited to take part in four whole days of festivities this year for the Town of Fayetteville’s annual Heritage Festival. Including a parade, food and craft vendors, live music, fireworks, and more, the town provides activities for the whole family to do to celebrate the 4th of July.

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...

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 […]

ALIVE Animal Services Group, Inc looking for foster families

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — A local animal resource group attends a dog park opening in Mercer County. ALIVE Animal Services Group, Inc is based in Princeton but they service Mercer County, Southern McDowell County and sometimes Monroe. They were in attendance at the Wild Things Bark Park opening on Saturday, June 26, 2022, to show […]

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 […]

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 […]
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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...

Social Security Column: Social Security is here when you're ready for retirement

When you think you’re ready to retire, we’re here to help you make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits. You should decide based on your individual and family circumstances. Would it be better for you to start getting benefits early with a smaller monthly amount over a longer period? Or perhaps wait for a larger monthly payment over less time? The answer is personal and depends on several factors, such as your current and anticipated cash needs, health, and your family history on longevity. Most importantly, you should study your future financial...

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 […]