Princeton Man Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Commit a Felony
PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – According to Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Brian K. Cochran, William Jones, Jr., age 28, of Princeton, West Virginia, was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for Attempting to Solicit a Minor via a Computer. Princeton Police arrested Jones in April, 2023. Jones, Jr. was indicted by the June 2023 Mercer County Grand […]
Bluefield Man Sentenced to Prison for Third Offense Domestic Battery
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Dustin B. Hackett, age 29, of Bluefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to 1-5 years in prison for Third-Offense Domestic Battery. Hackett was arrested by Bluefield Police in February, 2023. According to Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Brian K. Cochran, Hackett was indicted for a single count of Third-Offense Domestic Battery by the […]
Score Big in Princeton: 5 Sports Bars That Deserve Your Attention
Welcome to this exploration of the top 5 sports bars in Princeton. Are you a regular patron at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Appalachian Power upgrades could lead to rate increases
WEST VIRGINIA (WCHS) — At a public meeting on Thursday, the Public Service Commission offered virtual and digital options for questions, comments and concerns about the latest power rate hike proposal. Appalachian Power Company says it needs $37.4 million for environment upgrades to power plants, leading to a 1.68%...
$50,000 Powerball Prizes Awarded in Three West Virginia Towns
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – While the $563 million Mega Millions jackpot remains unclaimed, three lucky Powerball players in West Virginia are celebrating $50,000 wins from the latest drawing. The winning tickets…
WV Junior Nursing Academy 2024 at Bluefield State University Now Accepting Applications
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Mercer, McDowell, and Monroe Counties eighth-grade students with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in actual hospital environments during the three-day West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy at Bluefield State University and WVU Medicine/Princeton Community Hospital, June 25-27. Students in the […]
Build WV in Mercer County
Six months ago, the cities of Princeton and Bluefield applied for the Build West Virginia Tax Credit Program, and just recently, they were approved. “Build West Virginia is a housing tax incentive program, it’s intended to address some of the constraints that developers are seeing across West Virginia, and to really help lower the cost of building out housing for the middle market,” Meghan Smith, Manager of business development with the WV Department of Economic Development said.
Several WV counties warned to expect torrential rainfall, potential flooding – advised to seek shelter indoors
WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – Several counties throughout West Virginia have been advised of strong thunderstorms approaching which could lead to localized flooding and winds capable of bringing down tree limbs. According to Mingo County Emergency Management Services, as of 10:35am on Wednesday, doppler radar tracking has indicated a cluster of strong thunderstorms moving east at […]
Political giant and coaching legend honored by lawmakers in Thursday’s floor sessions
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State lawmakers took time Thursday to honor two well-known West Virginians who died recently. The state Senate approved a memorial resolution focusing on the life and service of former Senate President and state Supreme Court Justice Warren McGraw. The Wyoming County native died last June at...
The coldest February in Wyoming County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Responders on scene of I-77 18 wheeler rollover
PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Responders are currently on the scene of an accident involving an 18 wheeler just outside of Princeton. The East River Volunteer Fire Department reports that on the morning of Wednesday, February 28, 2024, was called to the scene of an 18 wheeler-involved traffic accident near mile marker 8 on I-77. Medical […]
Winterplace Gears Up for Snowmelt Fest & Announces Bonus Ski & Board Weekend March 8-10
GHENT, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Winterplace is excited to kick off March with two weekends of fun on the slopes. Beginning this weekend, Saturday, March 2 through Sunday March 3 the resort welcomes skiers and boardersof all ages for its Inaugural Snowmelt Fest, which features a Cardboard Classic and return of the popular Pond Skim. Additionally, the […]
Beckley’s homeless shelter sees budget slashed by 75 percent
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Raleigh County Emergency Housing Center has a history of providing shelter to those with no other place to go, from veterans, to families, to the unemployed. Shelter operators told 59News people from as far away as Washington state come to Beckley and end up in situations in which they need […]
Princeton City Building Commission Authorize the Sale of Property at 1001 Mercer Street with Contingencies
PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On February 26th, the Princeton City Council authorized the sale of property located at 1001 Mercer Street to Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center for $1,750,000 with contingencies. This decision reflects a similar authorization by the Princeton Building Commission on February 21st. The contingencies approved are as follows: 1) termination of […]
Wyoming County Career and Technical Center puts together a Donation Trailer
PINEVILLE, WV (WVNS) – Students at the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center were donating essential items to Goodwill on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Every year, students come together to gather clothing, blankets, and furniture for those in need. The Wyoming County Career and Technical Center is receiving help from the community. One trailer is […]
Governor Justice brings good news to Wyoming County
MULLENS, WV (WVNS) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made an appearance in Wyoming County on Thursday, February 29, 2024. He brought with him some good news – more than 15 million dollars to build a new Pre-K through 8th grade school in Mullens. This is part of 111 million dollars being distributed in 19 […]
I-77 southbound shuts down in Princeton due to accident
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — All southbound lanes of I-77 near Princeton (Exit 9) are shut down due to a car accident at mile marker 7.5. According to WV 511, all lanes are shut down due to an accident that happened Wednesday morning, as reported by WV 511 just before 7 AM. According to the East River Fire Department’s Facebook page, a tractor trailer carrying lumber rolled over on its side and spilled lumber into the road.
Man sought in Tazewell County investigation
TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding the location of a person of interest in an investigation. According to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, they are looking for the location of Jeffery Bailey, who is a person of interest in an investigation. They asked that anyone […]
Demolition in Bluefield
Downtown Bluefield is starting a massive demolition project right near the heart of downtown. This demolition started on Monday February 26th and is taking out the 400 block on federal street. “We celebrated sort of the beginning of the demolition, and so its a big day, and it’s change. The...
Scattered Power Outages, Cold Blast Then Return to Spring: Chad's Latest Forecast
Power outages and high winds wreak havoc across the region, with 900 reported in McDow and Raleigh Counties. As the cold front sweeps in, temperatures plummet, creating icy conditions. Stay updated with the latest power outage map and brace for a chilly leap day before a warm weekend return.