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Raleigh County Man Pleads Guilty to Witness Retaliation

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – – A Raleigh County man pleaded guilty today to retaliation against a government witness. According to court documents and statements made in court, from July 2021 through August 11, 2021, David Stanley, 46, of Bolt, admitted to sending multiple intimidating and threatening messages through Facebook Messenger to a witness in a federal criminal case against Stanley’s brother.
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WVa Man Admits Threatening Witness in Brother's Case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to retaliating against a government witness in a criminal case involving the man's brother. David Stanley admitted Monday in federal court that he sent several intimidating and threatening messages through social media to a witness in a case against Stanley’s brother, Charles Stanley, court records showed.
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Plane crashes at Airport in Beaver; minor injury reported

BEAVER, WV (WVNS)– A small plane crashed at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport on Saturday, May 21, 2022. According to Raleigh County Dispatch, the call came in around 11:20 am. Beaver Volunteer Fire Department and Jan Care Ambulance responded. According to the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, one person was involved in the crash. They were […]
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Fire danger level for Sunday, May 22

The upper area of the county between the Greenbrier County and Raleigh County borders is at the moderate fire danger level. The remaining part of the county is in the low level. Continue to observe all burning laws. Direct any questions regarding the fire danger level or burning laws to your local fire department or the West Virginia Division of Forestry. The post Fire danger level for Sunday, May 22 appeared first on The Hinton News.
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Misnomers and incongruities come in all sizes

We received a witty letter the other day from one of our readers in North Carolina. The former Raleigh County woman says she reads LOOTPRESS.com on the Internet and enjoys the humor of our staff. She sent me a list of actual Bona fide newspaper classified ads—not from our newspaper,...
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Residents came out to celebrate General Beckley on Founder’s Day

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)–A founder’s day celebration took place in Beckley to remember General Beckley and the mark he left on the city. The event was thanks to Beckley Parks and Recreation and the Raleigh County Historical Society. Activities featured Beckley family reenactors and horse-drawn carriage rides. Becky Leach, with the Historical Society, says she thinks […]
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Medical Marijuana changes former coal miners life

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — Opioids impact people all across the country, that used to be the face for a former Raleigh County coal miner, until he was introduced to medical marijuana. For 10 years, Kevin Lacy dedicated his life to the coal mines; but working underground comes with risks and in 2013 Kevin was in […]
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Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Drug Crime

HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Detroit man pleaded guilty to the distribution of a quantity of fentanyl. According to court documents and statements made in court, Kyle L. Thomas, also known as “Trip,” 22, admitted to selling a quantity of fentanyl to a confidential informant in Amigo, Raleigh County, on October 18, 2021.
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Raleigh County man pleaded guilty to DUI causing death

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – A Raleigh County man recieves three to fifteen years in prison for the death of Kenneth Isaiah Brown. Thirty-six-year-old Nicholas Farthing of Cool Ridge pleaded guilty in January of 2022 to DUI causing death. On Friday, May 20, 2022, Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge Darl Poling issued the maximum sentence after […]
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WVDOT hiring Raleigh County employees

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – The West Virginia Department of Transportation is actively hiring equipment operators and mechanics in Raleigh County next week. The hiring will take place at a special hiring event scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the WVDOT Raleigh County headquarters, 349 Market Road, Beckley. New hiring […]
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Ford found liable in lawsuit in woman's death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury in West Virginia has awarded $7 million in a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. to the family of a woman who died when her Mustang was involved in a fiery crash.A Kanawha County jury made the award this week to the Raleigh County family of Breanna Bumgarner. The jury found Ford was 99% at fault for Bumgarner's death, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.Ford spokesman Ian Thibodeau said the company will review its options for appealing the verdict.According to the lawsuit filed by the administrator of Bumgarner's estate, Bumgarner's 2014 Ford Mustang was hit by a pickup truck that had crossed the center line along U.S. Route 33 near Spencer in March 2016. The Mustang caught fire and Bumgarner was trapped in the vehicle. The lawsuit also named the driver of the other vehicle and her parents.The plaintiff's attorneys had argued that the Mustang's brake fluid reservoir was not sufficiently protected from the crash and it led to the fire. The jury found the reservoir's design was not safe enough in preventing leakage in the accident.
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Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce partners with local community entities for the 27th annual Business Show

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The 27th annual Business Show kicked off Thursday evening at the Tamarack Conference Center. It’s the first year the event has ever been held at Tamarack. Hosted by the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, the event brings businesses from all over the area to come out and network with one another and the community.
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