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Couple faces malicious wounding, kidnapping charges

GILBERT — A local man and woman are facing malicious wounding and kidnapping charges, according to criminal complaints filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court. According to the complaints, a trooper responded to a kidnapping complaint July 10 in Gilbert. Once on the scene, the officer was told that a victim had been transported to Logan Regional Medical Center.
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McDowell County woman arrested for second degree murder

PANTHER, WV (WVNS) – A woman from McDowell County was arrested for second degree murder after another woman was shot at a home in the Panther area of McDowell County. According to the criminal complaint, on Monday, August 8, 2022, Angelia Dotson, of Panther, was sitting in a car in the driveway of the home. […]
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Raleigh County authorities investigating fatal wreck

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. — The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal wreck that happened Monday in the community of Bolt. According to authorities, Randall Z. Bower was driving a utility terrain vehicle when he stopped at the intersection of state Route 99 and Bolt Road. As Bower was turning left onto state Route 99, an oncoming Nissan Rogue struck the UTV. Bower was ejected from the vehicle; he was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

McDowell County woman facing charges for second degree murder and wanton endangerment

Panther, West Virginia (WOAY) – Angelia B. Dotson,53, of Panther, WV, is facing charges of second-degree murder and two counts of wanton endangerment. According to a McDowell County criminal complaint obtained by WOAY, a “crying and distraught” Dotson was sitting in her vehicle in the driveway of a Panther Creek road residence following an incident with her boyfriend, Jeaninine Justice.

Federal lawsuit filed against two McDowell County Deputies

BERWIND, WV (WVNS)–A civil lawsuit is filed in federal court against the McDowell County sheriff’s deputies. In the suit, two deputies are accused of multiple civil rights violations, racial profiling, and harassment among other claims. The claims stem from an incident that reportedly happened on Friday, August 7th, 2020 in the Berwind area of McDowell […]

Fatal UTV crash reported in Raleigh County

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On 8/08/2022, Randall Z. Bower, of Bolt, WV was driving a 2020 CF MOTO CF500 UTV traveling south on Fairview School Road at the intersection WV Route 99 – Bolt Road, Fairdale, WV. A 2013 Nissan Rouge was traveling west on WV Route 99 – Bolt Road.

Beavers looking to bounce back for 2022

BLUEFIELD, VA (WVNS)– The Covid-19 pandemic produced a chaotic time period for high school sports, quarantines, contact tracing and cancellations became as common as penalties. The Bluefield Beavers hope the worst is in the past, as they lost more than a quarter of their season in 2021. “But that messed with us a lot during […]

WWII veteran turns 102

COAL CITY, WV(WVNS)– It could be called “the party of the century,” which is fitting for a man who served his country and who turns 102 years old this month. At a party in Coal City, guests celebrated Cecil Ward. “He’s a patriotic American,” said John Canterbury, who visits the Raleigh Commission on Aging meetings […]

One dead following collision on Bolt Road

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - One is dead after collision on Bolt Road in Fairdale, West Virginia. A car collided with semi-truck near Maple Meadow Mining Road at 2:30 on Tuesday morning. Jan Care Ambulance, Trap Hill volunteer Fire Department and Lester Volunteer Fire Department and Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Concord University features the “Grow Your Own” program to combat teacher shortage

ATHENS, WV (WVNS)–Teachers aren’t making their way into the classroom any time soon. A teacher shortage across the nation is the reason. Andrea Campbell, the Director of Teacher Education at Concord University talked about some numbers that stand out as shocking to her. “The Department of Ed reported last year approximately 1,200 vacancies were filled […]

Rife to lead Richlands after surprise change

RICHLANDS, Va. Richlands basketball is going back to the future. Tom Rife, who was highly successful as the girls and boys basketball coach in the 1980s and ‘90s is back as a girls coach. Rife was appointed at the Monday school board meeting to succeed Aaron Lowe, the head...

Richlands man arrested on several charges including DUI

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WVNS) — Officers with the Richlands Police Department responded to a call at Richlands High School on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 7:22 p.m. One man was asked to leave Ernie Hicks stadium, as staff reportedly said the man was intoxicated. They also noticed he had a gun with him while inside […]

Athens-Concord town social preview

ATHENS, W.Va. (Hinton News) – Event organizers are gearing up for the annual Athens-Concord Town Social, back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. Food vendors, community groups, local businesses, regional artists, Concord University organizations, and Athens High School reunion groups will gather in the front yard of Concord’s campus and in front of the Jerry and Jean Beasley Student Center to celebrate the 34th year of this tradition. “We are all thrilled to finally come back together for this time-honored tradition,” says Dr. Sarah Beasley, chair of the Town...
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Princeton seeks third consecutive playoff appearance for first time in 26 years

PRINCETON, W.Va. — After qualifying for the playoffs in 2020, Princeton jumped out to a 5-0 start last fall. That start included a win over county rival Bluefield in their second game. But injuries caught up with the Tigers in the second half of their schedule and they ended the year on a four-game losing streak. Princeton did qualify for the playoffs however for the second consecutive year.