Emmett, WV

Boone County traffic stop leads to arrests

UNEEDA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Sunday traffic stop conducted during road patrols of the Uneeda area of Boone County resulted in the arrest of two individuals on a number of charges. Reports from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department indicated that a vehicle was stopped Sunday, June 26, 2022 for...
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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.
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Man arrested for terroristic threats at The Greenbrier Resort

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVNS) — An arrest was made after a bomb threat was called on The Greenbrier Resort on Saturday, June 25, 2022. According to WV State Police, on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at approximately 12:30 P.M., the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male who told them bombs […]

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 […]

Ghost Hunting at the Old Hospital on College Hill

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WBOY) — Built in 1928, the Old Hospital on College Hill overlooks the town of Williamson, West Virginia. The hospital was built to replace the original hospital downtown that burned down in 1926. Named Williamson Memorial Hospital at the time, the hospital remained in use until 1988 when the current modern hospital was […]
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Photo gallery: Logan hosts 7-on-7 football event

LOGAN, W.Va. — Photo gallery from Logan’s 7-on-7 football event Wednesday, which featured the Wildcats, Man, Chapmanville, Tug Valley, Mingo Central, Scott, Westside, and St. Albans. (Photo gallery courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography)

Semi blocking traffic along Route 3

GLEN DANIEL. WV (LOOTPRESS) – Highway traffic through the Glen Daniel area along Route 3 is experiencing disruption due to what appears to be a semi truck stretched across both travel lanes. A significant area has been sectioned off by local authorities, and the striking flashes of fire engine...

Tug Valley, Mingo Central football meet in 'friendly'

NAUGATUCK – It's still a little more than a year away until the Tug Valley and Mingo Central high school football teams play for real. On Monday night at Tug Valley's Bob Brewer Stadium, the Miners and Panthers met in a 'friendly,” a seven-on-seven scrimmage, akin to two-hand touch football of the backyard variety.

Obituaries 7-1-22

Michael Allen Estep, of Ragland, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He was born in Logan, Aug. 29, 1986. Michael was a 2005 graduate of Burch High School. He was a member of the Williamson Area Church of Christ. He worked for Mayne Framing Company in Huntington and he loved his job.

Soaring inflation rate threatens to deflate local economy in 2022

While local officials say their tourism-dependent economies have not yet been heavily impacted by rising costs and inflation, they are preparing for that probability. Tug Valley Area CVB Vice President and City of Williamson Events Coordinator Tonya Webb, for example, said she hasn’t yet seen a significant drop off in the number of trail riders coming to the downtown area, either in frequency or in the amount of money they spend while there.

Mullens Municipal election results certified following recount

MULLENS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Mullens has finally named its picks for Certified Mayor-Elect and Certified Council-Elect following a lengthy Wednesday evening recount. The recount, which ran for several hours and was broadcast via livestream, was subject to a number of restrictions regarding public attendance and conduct...

Man Arrested Following Shooting

A man out of Southwestern Virginia was arrested on Saturday in Freeburn after officials say he shot a woman. 32-year-old James Lester, of Hurley, is now facing charges for first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. According to police, Lester is said to have gotten a ride from Cleatus Blankenship and...