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Beckley Man Sentenced to Prison for Fentanyl Crime

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Eric Dale Mills, 45, of Beckley, was sentenced to five years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl. According to court documents and statements...
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Havens, Jr., Gene Gordon

Gene Gordon Havens Jr, 62 of Pearisburg, VA departed this life June 30, 2022 to be with his Heavenly Father. Born in Giles County on February 12, 1960, he was a son of Peggy Frazier Havens and the late Gene Gordon Havens. Gene loved working on vehicles. He was an...
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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 […]

Steele, Elizabeth Hackney

Ora Elizabeth “Liz” Hackney Steele, 70 of Narrows, VA went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 1, 2022, at her home. Liz was born on June 9, 1952, in Elgood, WV and was a daughter of the late Gladys Pauline Long Hackney and Montana Hackney. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James Hackney and Beacher Hackney.

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 […]

Mother charged with child neglect out of Mercer County

PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A mother is facing child neglect charges after refusing to get her child medical attention which puts the child at risk of severe bodily injury or death. According to detectives, a Princeton officer responded to Princeton Community Hospital Emergency Room, where an ER physician advised...

Sophia Junior League wins District 4 title

The Sophia Junior League team defeated Central Greenbrier 13-3 Friday night to earn a berth in the state tournament. Tied 2-2 after an inning, Sophia plated six runs in the top of the second, never looking back. Ethan Hontz led the way for Sophia with a 4-for-5 showing at the...

Hinton Hometown Christmas raises money with Touch-A-Truck event

HINTON, WV (WVNS)–Residents in Hinton got an opportunity to look at the trucks emergency personnel drive. Parents and children came out to the Historic Freight Depot in Downtown Hinton to touch a truck.As many as 18 trucks joined the Hinton Fire Department and the Summers County Sheriff’s Department to help curious kids explore the vehicles […]

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 […]

Ridge Runners rip State Liners, 22-2

BRISTOL, Va. – Haydn McGeary of the Bluefield Ridge Runners hammered a prodigious 408-feet home run in the first inning of Saturday night’s Appalachian League game against the Bristol State Liners. That turned out to be just the beginning of a miserable evening for the home team at...

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 […]

Bluefield State finally becomes a University

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — One Historically Black College is upgrading its status. After a week-long celebration to commemorate the new transition at B-State, it’s finally happened. July 1, 2022, marks the first day of Bluefield State as a University. A faculty and staff luncheon was held at the Student Center to wrap up all of […]