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Major nuisance house in Dunbar to be demolished

DUNBAR, WV (WOWK)—A major nuisance in a Dunbar neighborhood will be demolished on Monday. Dunbar Police Chief Brian Oxley says that a house on the 100 block of 7th St. has had more than 50 police calls in the last couple months, and close to 20 arrests for trespassing, drugs, and stolen property have been […]
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West Virginia is ready for new rollout 988 number July 16th

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — First Choice Services out of Charleston says it is ahead of the game when it comes to a new national emergency mental health hotline number that is being rolled out across the U.S. July 16th. Many county officials throughout the U.S. say they’re not ready for the new number to take […]

Man accused of sexual abuse pleads guilty

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—A man pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual abuse on Monday. According to Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles T. Miller, 28-year-old Luke Aaron Cline pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was accused of sexually abusing the victim in 2019. Cline is being held in the South Central […]

Boats arrive for the start of Charleston Sternwheel Regatta this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 20 boats lined the Kanawha River at Haddad Riverfront Park Monday, with more on the way, ahead of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta later this week. The event runs Thursday through the 4th of July holiday. Bryan Hughes, member of the Sternwheel Regatta Commission, said...

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Sen. Manchin of West Virginia declares VA AIR Commission 'dead'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced the Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission will not move forward because it is officially opposed by 12 bipartisan senators, signifying the end of the AIR Commission. Without the Senate’s approval of the commission and its nominees,...
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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...

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 […]

Best Virginia announces change to pre-TBT exhibition game

James Long will be a winner no matter what happens on July 16. Either his Best Virginia squad will win its pre-TBT tune-up game. Or, his college team, West Virginia Tech, will prove to its head coach that it can beat a collection of former D-I collegiate standouts. Best Virginia...