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Murder suspect returned to W.Va. to face charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man wanted for a murder in downtown Charleston earlier this month is back in West Virginia to face the charges. Meeko Harris, 23, of Beckley was extradited Friday from Florida to West Virginia. He was arraigned Friday evening in Kanawha County on a charge of first degree murder for the June 4th shooting death of James Daugherty.
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Food Truck Frenzy & Festival returns to Princeton

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Summer is here and that means it is time to celebrate and what better way to do that than with food and music! That is exactly how Princeton and the Chuck Mathena Center kicked things off with their Food Truck Frenzy and Festival. Candace Wilson, Executive Director of the Chuck Mathena […]
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Mount Lookout man facing felony drug charges

HICO, WV (WVNS) — A Mount Lookout man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said on the evening of June 23, 2022, deputies were out in a suspected drug area of Miller Ridge and Sunday Roads in Hico. While there, they saw a man known not to have a […]

MLK/I-49 project in Fayetteville might exceed $60M

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) is taking comments on the proposed interchange project to improve traffic flow at Interstate 49 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (U.S. Highway 62) in south Fayetteville. Dave Parker, public information officer for ArDOT, said the project is estimated to cost between $50 million...

Charleston murder suspect captured in Florida arraigned

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The man accused of a Charleston murder in June was arraigned Friday on first-degree murder charges. Meeko Harris, of Beckley, was taken into custody in Florida on June 10. Harris is in the South Central Regional Jail with no bond. His preliminary hearing is set for July 1. At 2:10 a.m., […]

Man arraigned in deadly Charleston shooting

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man arrested earlier this month in connection with a deadly shooting in downtown Charleston was arraigned Friday night on a first-degree murder charge, the Charleston Police Department said. Meeko Harris, 23, of Beckley, West Virginia, was arrested in Osceola County, Florida, six days after...

River Riders survive late Whistlepigs rally for 10th win

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – The first inning home run from Avery Owusu-Asiedu was the spark that ignited a River Riders Friday night win, 9-7 over visiting Princeton. Elizabethton built a 9-2 advantage, but saw it shrink to just two runs, thanks to an RBI groundout and a grand slam from the Whistlepigs’ Jesse Robinson. But, […]

Eagles tribute band heads to Beckley Summer Concert Series

BECKLEY WV (WVNS) – As a part of Theatre West Virginia’s summer concert series, Nashville-based Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges’ will be performing at Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview in America’s newest National Park, The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Beckley, West Virginia. The show will be this weekend on Sunday, June 26th. […]

Humane Society director calls for spay-neuter laws

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A financial discussion between local officials and the Humane Society of Raleigh County raises the question of whether it’s time for local spay-and-neuter laws. The Humane Society of Raleigh County operates the largest no-kill shelter in the state, according to executive director Brett Kees. Kee says that last year, 1,837 came […]

Kenzie’s Kakes going through renovations

BEAVER, WV (WVNS) — Kenzie’s Kakes is remodeling its building from top to bottom. Kenzie’s Kakes, located in Beaver, is remodeling its store and with the new renovations comes the unveiling of their upstairs lobby, which will soon be open for customers. MacKenzie Brogan, the owner of Kenzie’s Kakes, says this is huge for her […]

Generation Next — Zack Statler, 32, United Bank market president (South Market)

A West Virginia native raised in Hurricane, Zack Statler has an entrepreneurial mindset in everything he does. Upon graduating from West Virginia University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business, he launched his banking and finance career in 2015 at United Bank in Dunbar, West Virginia, serving as a commercial loans operations specialist.

Generation Next — Samuel Rich, 32, Land Development Market Leader, The Thrasher Group

A native of Beckley, Samuel Rich grew up loving the outdoor environment and developed a passion for creating ways to beautify and better enjoy these spaces. As a child, that passion was cultivated by playing and working outdoors at home or on the family farm. By the eighth grade, Samuel had decided on a college major — Landscape Architecture — and and he earned that degree from West Virginia University in 2012.

Wyoming County Board of Education to assemble Monday

WYOMING COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – It was announced last week via a letter from Superintendent Deirdre A. Cline that a Wyoming County Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Wyoming County Board...

Herbie Brooks makes history in Mullens

MULLENS, WV (WVNS)– One local city made history after the votes were canvased this week. Herbie Brooks was elected to the Mullens City Commission. Herbie grew up in Mullens and went on to play basketball for WVU and is also the assistant basketball coach at Wyoming East. According to Brooks, he’s the first African American […]

VIDEO: ‘Persons of interest’ in catalytic converter thefts

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Beckley Police Department released video this morning of a person of interest in catalytic converter thefts that have taken place in Beckley recently. According to Beckley PD, the thefts happened on Appalachian Drive in Beckley over the last several weeks. Beckley PD also said...

Crime In The Coalfields episode 10 out now

APPALACHIA, WV, KY, VA (WVNS) – Every other Tuesday at Midnight, we bring you the most notorious, most unknown, and the deepest crime cases that Appalachia has to offer. The tenth episode of Crime In The Coalfields, centered around the tragic unsolved murder of Roy Melvin, is available right now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and […]