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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 […]
This day in history: McDowell County Deputy shot and killed by mayor of Welch
WELCH, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Thursday, March 3, 1921, a tragic event occurred in Welch, West Virginia. Deputy William Tabor lost his life while trying to arrest the mayor of Welch. The mayor was facing accusations involving two girls, and the city council was discussing whether to remove him from office. When the mayor found […]
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 […]
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 […]
Spring Fire Season begins, burning laws back in effect
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – Inside or outside, fires can be deadly. That’s why this spring fire season, local fire officials are warning of the dangers. This also means the return of fire burning restrictions. Burning will be prohibited from 7 in the morning until 5 in the evening. You may only burn natural vegetation such […]
WVU Medicine Princeton Community Hospital raises cancer awareness
WVU Medicine Princeton Community Hospital raises cancer awareness.
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 […]
$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 […]
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 […]
The gas price fluctuate between $2.98 and $3.39 in Princeton as of 2024-03-03. 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 Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
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.
🌳 Canopy Clearing Operations Enhance Road Visibility Along WV 3 and WV 10
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Charleston, West Virginia. To improve the visibility and enhance sight distances for drivers, canopy clearing activities are currently under way in two counties within West Virginia. This maintenance work involves either hand or machine cutting of overhead tree canopies and is part of the efforts to promote road safety and visibility. The West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) District 10 is overseeing these activities along WV 3 in Raleigh County and along WV 10 in Mercer County. Through these efforts, travelers in these areas can expect improved driving conditions and reduced potential hazards associated with obstructed sightlines. #SeeingResults.
Beckley woman pleads guilty to drug crime
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Beckley woman pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. According to court documents, Savannah Elizabeth Todd, 31, of Beckley, sold 3.5 grams of fentanyl for $550 to an undercover officer at her home in Beckley on February 8, 2022. On February 17, 2022, police performed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Kam’Ron Gore: Athlete of the Week
WOAY’s Athlete of the Week sponsored by Sheets Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram goes to Bluefield’s own Kam’Ron Gore. Bluefield won the Class AA Region 3 Section 1 with a win against Wyoming East Tuesday night. Bluefield knocked off Summers County in the semi-finals behind Gore’s 32 points. He then followed that up with 21 points in the championship game.