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...
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Larry Arthur King, 39, of Arkansas, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the West Virginia State Police conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Route 119 in South Charleston on May 19, 2022. King was in the front passenger seat of the stopped vehicle. King later admitted to possessing approximately 690 grams of methamphetamine found in a backpack located in the vehicle, and further admitted that he intended to distribute that methamphetamine to other people. On the same date, officers executed a search warrant of a Charleston hotel room rented by King and found over 400 additional grams of methamphetamine, over 150 grams of fentanyl, a quantity of cocaine, and two pistols.
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.
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 […]
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Madison Ellis said he is a regular at some of the businesses around the 200 block of Leon Sullivan Way. “The only thing you have here you look, you see is the post office, the Clay Center, the bank and a couple of businesses and they’re not rowdy or anything. They’re pretty peaceful,” he said Friday. “It’s a real quiet area here no heavy traffic, no drugs, no violence none of that.”
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.
CHARLESTON ,W.Va. — Sternwheel Regatta Commissioner Brian Hughes said he turned to Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin Thursday night and said “we did it.”. Hughes and Goodwin came away from the opening night of the return of Regatta pleased with the crowd that showed up for the activities and for the concert by the Everclear.
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 […]
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS/CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDBJ) - A West Virginia man was arrested Thursday for making terroristic threats against the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs and the Edgewood Summit Retirement Home in Charleston West Virginia, according to West Virginia State Police. Police say 62-year-old Joseph Toler, of Danville, West Virginia,...
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Melissa Waller, 45, of St. Albans, pleaded guilty to theft of Social Security benefits. According to court documents and statements made in court, Waller received Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits on behalf of a deceased relative. Waller admitted that she knew that she was not entitled to receive these SSA benefits once her relative passed away in April 2012. Between June 2012 and April 2020, Waller received $84,509 in federal benefits that she was not entitled to receive and converted those SSA benefits to her own use.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) - A five percent pay increase for all W.Va. state employees took effect on Friday, July 1, 2022. The increase was passed by lawmakers earlier in the year in the 2022 session. In an interview with WVVA News on Friday, Raleigh County Republican Del. Brandon Steele credited...
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Kanawha County man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 15, 2021, Ricky Lee Clark, Jr., 42, of St. Albans, was carrying a loaded Davis Industries, model P380, .380-caliber pistol in his waistband when law enforcement officers encountered him on a residential street in St. Albans.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WTRF) — On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Summers County 911 center received a call from an unknown male subject who reported that bombs had been placed at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, and at the Edgewood Summit Retirement Home in Charleston, WV. The […]
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The Regatta is in full swing in the City of Charleston. Several activities are happening on Kanawha Boulevard as the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta makes its return in a big way. There are events going on all over town, not just on Kanawha Boulevard. Friday afternoon at Slack Plaza, there was a […]
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Gov. Jim Justice announced the memorial arrangements for Hershel “Woody” Williams, America’s last World War II Medal of Honor recipient. The memorial services will take place this weekend, July 2-3. On Saturday, July 2, a procession will depart from Beard Mortuary in Huntington...
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 […]
(WOWK) — UPDATE: Storms did fire Friday afternoon and subsided just in time for most of the main area events. We anticipate a similar situation on Saturday as seen in the newest forecast video. The main change to the forecast was the much smaller chance of rain on the 4th of July with lots of […]
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Deputies are investigating a shooting late Wednesday night in the Tornado area, Metro 911 dispatchers say. The incident was reported around 10 p.m. from the 3800 block of Smith Creek Road. Deputies on the scene say they don’t believe the shooting happened at that location.
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 […]