‘Tweaking’ woman arrested after stealing medical equipment from clinic, graffitiing identifying information on exam room cabinet
MULLENS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman faces charges for her involvement in the theft of medical equipment and defacing of facility property at Family Healthcare in Mullens, WV. According reports from the Mullens Police Department, law enforcement was contacted on Friday, November 17, 2023, regarding a Destruction of Property complaint at Family Healthcare. At around […]
Cities In West Virginia 2023: Unsafe Places Of The Mountain State
Here are five unsafe cities in West Virginia in 2023 to look out for when visiting the Mountain State!. SOURCE– Beckley is first on the list of unsafe cities in West Virginia. Beckley has the 4th highest rate of violent crime. Last year, Beckley reported a total of 1,045 crimes, including 2 murders, 116 aggravated assaults, and 8 sexual assaults. The chances of you becoming a victim of any type of crime in Beckley are 1 in 18. 81% of cities in West Virginia are safer than Beckley.
Community Rallies to Aid and Heal Gunshot-Wounded Dog in McDowell County
Join the McDowell County community in their mission to help Samson, a brave dog who survived a gunshot to the head. Learn how you can contribute to his medical bills and ongoing care, and help bring the perpetrator to justice.
Woman arrested following high-speed chase
A Delbarton woman was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase earlier this week. According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 26, an officer was on routine patrol on U.S. 119 near Borderland when he spotted a vehicle in the southbound lanes traveling at a high rate of speed.
Road in Raleigh County Closed For Canopy Cutting
Snowflake sightings this week and some happy ski resorts
After a mild weekend in the 60s temperatures returned to more seasonal levels on this Monday in the wake of a cold front. This one is moving out this evening but another "clipper" system in the Dakotas will zip east by Tuesday and send another cold front and even chillier air our way.
Oceana Christmas Parade rescheduled
OCEANA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Town of Oceana’s annual Christmas Parade has been rescheduled following uncooperative weather conditions the evening the event was initially scheduled. The festivities were originally set to occur over the weekend, but anticipated heavy rainfall led to the cancellation and subsequent rescheduling of the event. Announced on the morning of the […]
Afternoon bus cancellations reported for Raleigh County
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Multiple buses in Raleigh County did not run this morning, and will not run this afternoon. According to the West Virginia Department of Education, the following bus changes are in effect for Raleigh County for Monday, December 4, 2023: Woodrow, Beckley Stratton and Stanaford Elem. Area: All runs for bus 278 […]
WVDOH awards contract for Corridor G paving project
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A project to repave a nearly seven-mile stretch of four-lane Corridor G (US 119) in Mingo County is among 19 paving projects and several bridge projects awarded by the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) on Friday, December 1, 2023. The awards are from a bid letting conducted by the West […]
Communities of Healing Winter Gathering hosted at Fruits of Labor Cafe
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Fruits of Labor Cafe in downtown Beckley hosted a winter gathering on Monday, December 4, 2023, with Drema Hill of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine as the guest speaker. Communities of Healing, a recovery-to-work program, encourages and supports businesses which employ those recovering from addiction. A growing number of workers […]
W.VA. MAN STEALS HUNTINGTON POLICE CRUISER, LEADS COPS ON 90 MILE CHASE TO KENTUCKY
PURSUED BY COPS OVER 90 MILES IN THREE STATES, WHILE DRIVING A STOLEN POLICE CRUISER. ENOUGH SAID: RODNEY SEARS, 36, OF MAN, WEST VIRGINIA. A Logan County, West Virginia man faces numerous charges after Kentucky State Police reports he stole a police cruiser from the Huntington Police Department in Huntington, W.VA. and led law enforcement from several different agencies on a three state pursuit.
New business “The Fortress” provides chaotic fun for all in Welch, WV
WELCH, W. Va. (WVVA) -A new business held its grand opening in Welch, West Virginia, today on Saturday. But, this is no store or restaurant, however. This veteran-owned business specializes in slightly destructive fun. The Fortress: Rumble, Rage, and Recreation sells people the ability to let loose with ax throwing, rage rooms, airsoft or nerf wars, and more. The owner, Shannon Pace, says she was inspired to open this business after noticing there wasn’t much in the area for her two sons. Through feedback from kids and adults at Young Life and Welch Elementary, she created the Fortress with the goal of being an affordable way to have safe fun for all ages, without needing to drive an hour to get there.
Area towns host Christmas activities
Kermit, Delbarton and Gilbert all hosted their Christmas parades over the weekend. Each town had a successful event and featured a meet and greet with Santa following the parade. Each town also had multiple activities over the weekend including pancake breakfasts with Santa, as well as the return of the Great White Way to Delbarton and Christmas in Kermit Park. Gilbert operated its North Pole experience following its parade Saturday, which is officially sold out for the season.
Mingo School Board recognizes students, sets Board Goals
WILLIAMSON — Two groups of Mingo County High School children were given special recognition at the Mingo County School Board meeting on Nov 28. One group of children led by Josh Endicott, the Law and Public Safety instructor, were given special recognition for attending an event at the FBI Academy. Here students were able to get an insight on some of the inner workings and processes completed by the FBI. This year 100 spots were open for students, and 18 of those spots were filled by Mingo County students.
Raleigh County hunter finally wins the cat and mouse game with his big buck
COOLRIDGE, W.Va. — Austin Weis of Coolridge, West Virginia recently acquired a piece of property to hunt in Raleigh County. Soon after the purchase, he put out several game cameras in the summer. He couldn’t help but feel like he had purchased a little corner of deer hunter’s heaven when he saw the results.
Santa Paws is Coming to Town with Free In-Store Pet Photos at PetSmart
(LOOTPRESS) – Santa Claus is making an extra-special stop at PetSmart stores nationwide to pose for a photo with every pet on the “nice” list. On Dec. 16-17, pet parents can cherish the season and capture a photo of their pet with Santa at the Paws & Claus photo event. Reservations are required and are now […]
The LOOTPRESS Pet of the Week is Indy!
WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – The LOOTPRESS Pet of the Week is Indigo Blue! Indigo, also known as Indy, is a five-month-old pup who has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of her very first Christmas! We would like to thank everyone who made submissions this week, and are excited to congratulate Indy, the LOOTPRESS Pet of […]
Unveiling the Shadows: Explore the Enchanting 'Southern Gothic' Exhibition at Tamarack Marketplace Gallery
🎨🌙 Get ready to be spooked and mystified at the upcoming 'Southern Gothic' exhibition at the Tamarack Marketplace gallery in Beckley, WV! 🏰🌳. Step into the dark corners of the American South as the art gallery transforms into a haunting and captivating space. 🕷️🌑 This gothic-inspired exhibition will showcase the creepy and unnatural, showcasing the best of the Southern Gothic genre.
Sopher launches “Light Up Beckley” to rid city of dark street lamps
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Ward 1 Beckley Common Councilman Tom Sopher is a guy nobody should meet on a dark street in Beckley. Sopher is on a mission to rid city streets of burnt-out streetlights, he said on Monday, December 4, 2023. He recently launched the “Light Up Beckley” campaign on his Facebook page, in […]
Goats and grinches make appearances at Beckley Christmas Parade
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The first Saturday in December is festive in downtown Beckley, with music, dancing and candy! Each year, the annual Christmas parade draws families out to see their favorite characters. Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus, made an appearance on Saturday, December 2, 2023. That infamous green-eyed Christmas creeper, the Grinch, also showed […]