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Scarbro man charged with Grand Larceny

PAGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Scarbro man faces felony charges related to a stolen vehicle complaint in Fayette County. According to reports from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, a June 14, 2022 stolen vehicle complaint saw deputies dispatched to the town of Page. Upon speaking with the owner...
SCARBRO, WV
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Michigan Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Michigan man was sentenced to three years and one month in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of heroin. According to court documents, on February 13, 2020, William Pope, also known as “Shorty,” 47, of Detroit, sold a...
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Celebrating America’s birthday in Alderson

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS)–The famed Alderson Independence Day Celebration is back. And it’s one of the largest celebrations of the entire year in the Mountain State. Folks come from all across West Virginia and beyond to celebrate America’s birthday. Briton Kirby, who’s on the committee for this event, has been creating memories for families for half […]
ALDERSON, WV
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Fayette County man charged for allegedly stealing car

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS)–A Fayette County man is in police custody after he was arrested for Grand Larceny. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley reported that Nicholas Plum of Scarbro was taken into custody Saturday, July 2, 2022, as the result of a 3-week long investigation for a stolen car. The car was first reported stolen in […]
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV
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Pickaway Emergency Crews Battle Rough Terrain to Save Homeless Person

Pickaway – Pickaway county battled rough terrain after a call for help came of a person overdosing in the woods. On Thursday, June 30th the 911 came in of a man that was overdosing and not breathing in the area of the Scioto River and US-23. The area is a known homeless encampment. One of the main issues with the encampment is that there are no access roads and getting to someone who needs immediate help is difficult.
PICKAWAY, WV

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...
BECKLEY, WV
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Fayette County man arrested on drug charges

PAGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Page man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. In the late-night hours of June 30, 2022, deputies performed a traffic stop on Legends Highway for a minor traffic infraction. During the stop, a small quantity of heroin and fentanyl was found. Further investigation into where the narcotics came from gave deputies enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for a residence on Logan Rd in Page. Deputies executed the search warrant where large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, and marijuana were found, all packaged for sale. There were also multiple firearms in the residence where the owner is a convicted felon.
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV

WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly making bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a posh resort, state police said on Friday, July 1, 2022. Joseph Toler, 62, of Danville, was arrested Thursday, June 30, 2022 on three counts each of terroristic threats and false reporting of an […] The post WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
CHARLESTON, WV

Staying safe while grilling or lighting fireworks

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS)–If you’re lighting fireworks or grilling out this weekend, make sure you’re staying safe. An estimated 11,500 Americans were hospitalized with fireworks-related injuries in 2021. Children should never be around lit fireworks without the supervision of a parent or guardian. And for those who like to grill out, make sure you’re using an […]
ALDERSON, WV
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Man arrested after making bomb threats at The Greenbrier Resort

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm, the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male subject who reported, bombs had been placed at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, and at the Edgewood Summit Retirement Home in Charleston, WV. The caller advised the bombs would detonate at 4:00 pm. Members of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, K9 units and members of the WVSP Explosive Ordinance Team responded to both locations to assisted with evacuations and searches. No explosive devices were located.

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 […]
BECKLEY, WV

Lamp post banner policy subject of special Lewisburg meeting

Lewisburg City Council will meet in special session on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West. The meeting is also available via teleconference. For information on how to participate on Zoom contact Lewisburg City Hall at 304-645-2080 by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. On the agenda: discuss […] The post Lamp post banner policy subject of special Lewisburg meeting appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
LEWISBURG, WV

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...
SOPHIA, WV

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 […]
HINTON, WV
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State Fair of W.Va. announces winner of 2022 art contest

FAIRLEA, W.Va. (WVVA) -Ashley Wheeler, from Shady Springs, WV, has been announced as the winner of the First Annual State Fair of West Virginia Official Art Contest. Her artwork titled “Lucky Duck” will be featured as the official print of the State Fair and will be available for purchase at the State Fair merchandise booth at the 97th Annual Event, August 11-20, 2022.
FAIRLEA, WV

Alderson prepares for biggest 4th of July celebration in WV

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) – Friday in Alderson, people are setting up tents, unpacking their instruments, and getting ready for the biggest fourth of July bash anywhere in the state of West Virginia. Karen Lobban, a lifelong Alderson resident and 4th of July committee member says the celebration has come a long way since she participated […]
ALDERSON, WV

Meadow River is a sleeper for anglers

The Meadow River currently is being touted among tourists as a feisty little stream that offers a medley of opportunities for both anglers and kayakers. The Meadow’s shaded summer pools keep fishermen coming back year after year, and its lower reaches attract a growing number of kayakers in spring when the stream kicks up its whitewater heels.
FAYETTEVILLE, WV
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