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 […]
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%...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Richlands' Sandwich Scene: 3 Delights You Need to Taste
In this article, we'll be exploring three delectable sandwiches from Richlands. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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 […]
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.
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 dies after falling off cliff in Smyth County, authorities say
SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — A man died after he fell off a cliff on Saturday, according to the Smyth County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office stated the incident happened at the cliff just past Horseshoe Bend Road on Highway 107. Authorities found a man laying on the ground beside a fence on the shoulder of the highway.
Amphitheater expected to be built atop Southern Gap in Buchanan County
BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. — A large piece of land that has recently been used for adventure, could soon be a new place for music. That has been the dream for Asher McGlothlin, President of non-profit Sunset Holler Incorporated. He says, "the hope in that point of time was that...
City of Bluefield announces winners of First Annual City-Wide Black History Month Contest
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Bluefield held its First Annual City-Wide Black History Month Contest this month, with the winners having been announced on Wednesday. Winners were chosen in a number of categories including the Intermediate School Level, Middel School Level, and High School Level. “We are excited to recognize the exceptional efforts […]
Basketball Game Preview: Eastside Spartans vs. Honaker Tigers
The Eastside Spartans will take on the Honaker Tigers at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Both squads will be entering this one on the heels of a big victory. Eastside had already proven themselves in the regular season, and didn't miss a beat now that it's playoff time. They were the clear victor by a 74-54 margin over Fort Chiswell. Winning may never get old, but Eastside sure is getting used to it with their fifth in a row.
New ‘West Virginia Food Truck Association’ unveiled at Bluefield W.Va. City Board meeting
BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVVA) -Many states have created food trucks associations, but West Virginia was not among them until now. Bluefield has become the point of origin for the West Virginia food truck association, a website serving the vendors who currently serve ten of the southern counties in the state.