Wyoming County, WVMetro News

Wyoming County woman charged with arson and attempted murder

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Wyoming County woman is charged with arson and attempted murder for a fire last month in the community of Kopperston. Bridget Avonelle Cozort, 30, of Kopperston, was already in jail when the new charges were leveled by the State Fire Marshal. Investigators side Cozort was living...
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Mercer County, WVwoay.com

Mercer County Sheriff’s Department investigating two shootings

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two separate shootings that took place Sunday morning. Dispatchers received a call around 12:30 a.m. for a shooting in the Glenwood area of Mercer County. The second shooting occurred at 2:23 a.m. at the intersection of Route 460...
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Mercer County, WVMetro News

MetroNews This Morning 6-14-21

Calls are growing for the state Democratic Party Chair to step down. Two shootings from the weekend in Mercer County are under investigation. Deliberations in the penalty phase of Morgantown murder trial today. Weather creates a lot of headaches for West Virginia this weekend and the National Guard is celebrating milestones as only the guard can. Students seeking the Promise Scholarship are afforded more time and in sports, high school baseball and softball play move to the regionals. Those stories and more in today’s MetroNews This Morning podcast.
Virginia StateBluefield Daily Telegraph

Virginia offering return to work bonus, but with a catch

RICHMOND, Va. — The state of Virginia is now offering a $1,000 bonus for employees to return to work, but there is a catch. Companies must pay the returning workers $15 per hour to qualify. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the state's new Return to Earn Grant Program Friday, which...
Bluefield, WVBluefield Daily Telegraph

Grandeur of the Granada: Project revitalizes city’s historic gem

Walking through the door and up a ramp I get a view of Bluefield’s former grandeur. No black-and-white photos or words from newspaper archives are needed to imagine what it was like during the city’s heyday. The scene before me is elegant, lavish and timeless. For a moment I forget...
Tazewell County, VABluefield Daily Telegraph

Manchin, Trump, the cartel, more

A selection of comments from our Facebook page last week. On a story regarding a large, cartel-related drug bust in Tazewell County:. • Great job Tazewell County police officers — Linda B. • This is great guys! Keep on keeping on! Fight the good fight my friends – James U.
Princeton, WVBluefield Daily Telegraph

Police identify men involved in fatal Princeton shooting

PRINCETON – Investigations into two separate Sunday morning shootings which left one person dead and two others in critical condition were underway Monday at the Mercer County Sheriff's Department. Deputies were dispatched about 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a shooting was reported in the Glenwood area. Harold Ray, no age available,...
Wyoming County, WVMetro News

Jenkins makes interim appointment to judgeship in Wyoming County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins entered an administrative order Monday appointing senior status judge Jim Rowe to replace Wyoming County Circuit Judge Warren McGraw on the bench until Gov. Jim Justice names McGraw’s replacement. McGraw announced his retirement last month. He said he suffers from...
Welch, WVlootpress.com

Welch man facing sexual abuse and assault charges

WELCH, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Welch man is charged after allegedly touching an underage girl inappropriately. According to State Troopers, on June 3, 2021, a sexual assault complaint was received in McDowell County. The eleven-year-old female victim said that David Rudolph touched her inappropriately several times while staying at a friend’s house.