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Police chase ends in shootout near Beckley

UPDATE (July 6, 2022, 1:57 p.m.) — According to 59News’s crews on the scene, all roads are opened and the scene is now cleared. UPDATE (July 6, 2022, 12 p.m.) — Following a street closure between Crossroads mall and Route 19 in Bradley a chase began in Raleigh County, proceeded to Fayette County, and finally […]
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Police: Gun-wielding man shot by officers dies; investigation ongoing

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) - State Police said the armed man shot by police on a busy highway in Bradley late Wednesday morning died from his injuries. There were initial calls of an armed suspect fleeing a crash scene off Dry Hill Road in Raleigh County a little before 10 a.m., according to the agency. The suspect then reportedly stole a truck.
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Reports: Law enforcement officers shoot man on West Virginia highway

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Several law enforcement authorities shot a man on a federal highway in West Virginia, news outlets reported Wednesday, and video of the shooting was circulating on social media.Authorities did not release details or respond to requests for more information.In the video, the man walks onto the four-lane freeway near the city of Beckley while holding what appears to be a handgun. At least a half-dozen law enforcement officers are in pursuit with their guns drawn. The man alternately points the object in his hand at his head and raises it in the air several times while facing the officers and then turning his back and walking away.An officer shoots the man, who falls to the ground. Then authorities fire several more times, even as he lies unresponsive.The West Virginia State Police, Raleigh County Sheriff's Department and the Fayette County Sheriff's Department did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment Wednesday.

Videos of police shooting a man near West Virginia Mall go viral

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. – Videos taken by the public of an officer-involved shooting near Crossroads Mall in Bradley, West Virginia have gone viral via multiple social media platforms. The graphic videos were taken by members of the public, many of which were in vehicles while they were stopped along...

State Police: Person shot by police in Raleigh County

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia State Police said a person has been shot by police in Raleigh County. The incident occurred in the Beckley area near Route 19 and the Crossroads Mall, State Police said Wednesday. The condition of the person who was shot was not immediately...

Rainelle man jailed for soliciting a minor

A Rainelle man is lodged in Southern Regional Jail after attempting to solicit a minor. Adam Cole Wynes, 36, was arrested on June 22 for distribution and display of obscene material to a minor, soliciting a minor via computer, and soliciting a minor and traveling to engage the minor in sexual activity. According to the […] The post Rainelle man jailed for soliciting a minor appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Winding Gulf mines worked hundreds of miners

Its length is about 15 miles and very winding. Some say that’s how it got its name: Winding Gulf. The stream begins at Mitchell’s Ridge and a few miles later it butts up against Guyandotte Mountain near Hotcoal and then flows on to the mouth of Mill Branch, where it empties into the Guyandotte River at Stonecoal Junction. It drains an area of about 33 miles.

Nicholas Co. woman indicted for giving gun to shooter

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A grand jury indicted a woman on Wednesday for supplying an AR-15 rifle to Richie Holcomb, who shot and killed a Nicholas County deputy in June. 41-year-old Melanie Clodfelter of Summersville is charged with making a false statement by unlawfully selling a firearm to a convicted felon, according to the indictment.
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Nicholas County woman indicted after buying gun for man involved in June shooting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal grand jury indicted a Nicholas County woman on Wednesday for her actions preceding a June 3 fatal shooting. Authorities arrested 41-year-old Melaine Clodfelter of Summersville following the shooting in the Birch River area, in which a Nicholas County sheriff’s deputy died and a second deputy was injured. A third person also died in the altercation.

Rainelle man arrested for solicitation of a minor

RAINELLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Rainelle man faces charges in relation to a June incident in which attempts at solicitation were made to what was believed to be a minor. According to reports from Chief Stevens of the Rainelle Police Department, Adam Wynes solicited what he believed to be a 15 year old girl on June 18, 2022.

Man walking up the road with only a bra and panties on arrested for obstructing and battery

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Fayette County man is facing more charges after refusing to comply with the police. According to deputies, on June 22, 2022, they responded to Cannelton in regards to a 911 hang-up call. An officer with the Montogomery Police Department was on duty and went to the area. A neighbor called 911 to tell them that their neighbor’s address had been broken into and the person had blood on them. The officer then observed Tyler Schoolcraft walking up the road with only a bra and panties on. Schoolcraft starts fighting with the officer and wouldn’t obey the officer’s commands. Schoolcraft was resisting arrest.

Salvation Army continues building new headquarters

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The construction of a new building in Beckley continues its progress. The Salvation Army is getting a new Headquarters located on Robert C. Byrd Dr. in Beckley and the progress is continuous. The ground is currently being leveled to start the foundation and footers are being installed so the masonry work […]