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%...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Attorneys say state official pressed for investigation into Wriston’s death
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Paul Roop’s cousin, 45-year-old Ricky Wriston of Raleigh County, was the father of five children. Roop remembered him as artistic and gentle, but he said Wriston struggled with substance use disorder. Wriston died in custody at Southern Regional Jail on March 14, 2023, hours after being arrested for charges related to […]
School Readiness Event hosted at the Chuck Mathena Center
PRINCETON (WVNS) – Pre-K and Kindergarten are vital for child development. New friends, meeting their teachers, and learning can be overwhelming for a new student. Mercer County Schools is hosting a school readiness event for new students and parents. Hosted at the Chuck Mathena Center, many organizations are gathered to help upcoming students with starting […]
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.
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 […]
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...
Greenbrier West High School minors allegedly involved in Beckley incident
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — An incident reportedly involving Greenbrier West High School students was under investigation in Raleigh County on Friday, March 1, 2024. Raleigh County Sheriff Jim Canaday said on Friday that the alleged incident, which occurred in late February, involved only juveniles. The sheriff also tells 59News it happened when students were in […]
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 […]
The gas price fluctuate between $3.09 and $3.39 in Grundy as of 2024-03-02. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
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 […]
Chapmanville secures sectional title with big win over Mingo Central
CHAPMANVILLE - Cameron Blevins and Joey Gollihue nailed seven threes in the first half on Friday night to help Chapmanville build an insurmountable home lead in the Class AA Region III Section 2 Championship, as the Tigers never showed mercy during a 78-35 defeat of Mingo Central. “I thought toward...
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.
Studio K Beauty Lounge opens in new location
PRINCETON (WVNS) — A Mercer County business officially opened its doors in a brand new location on Friday, March 1, 2024. Studio K Beauty Lounge located on Stafford drive in Princeton held their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. “we’re bringing in so many new services. We have an estetician now, nail techs, hair stylists […]
Wyoming County students get the chance to study Multimedia Publishing
Wyoming County students get the chance to study Multimedia Publishing.
Traffic Alert: Tree, live power lines reportedly down in Raleigh County roadway
DOROTHY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Heavy winds and intermittent rainfall throughout the week have preceded a number of traffic issues in Raleigh County, with a downed tree and power lines having been among the most recent. Beckley-Raleigh County Emergency Services on Wednesday morning indicated reports of a tree and live power lines having gone down in […]
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.