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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.
City of Beckley hosts annual Christmas Parade
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Beckley hosted its annual Christmas Parade event on Saturday where participants and community members navigated wetter-than-usual conditions to spread holiday cheer. The event made its way through the usual Downtown Beckley parade route, where festive floats featuring traditional Christmas decor greeted residents who lined the streets. Iconic characters […]
Humane Society of Raleigh County hosts pet adoption event
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – This Friday was all about giving our furry friends a forever home at the Humane Society of Raleigh County. Our own StormTracker 59 meteorologist Bradley Wells helped take part in the event. Lewis Nissan helped sponsor all adoption fees, meaning if you wanted to adopt your new four-legged friend, it was […]
Warm Spell Will Give Way to Midweek Snow
Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Following a soggy end to the weekend and warm pattern, a cold front will bring seasonable temperatures and snow. TONIGHT: Rain arrives between 4:30-6 p.m. and ends between 6-8 a.m. on Sunday. Another 0.25-0.50″ of rain will accumulate. Fog will develop in the Greenbrier Valley.
beckley, WV Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around beckley.
Road closure planned for Slab Fork Road in Raleigh County
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — A temporary road closure was announced for Slab Fork Road in Raleigh County. From Wednesday, December 6, 2023 through Friday, December 13, 2023, Raleigh County Route 34, Slab Fork Road will be closed from mile marker 0.00 to mile marker 2.08 for canopy cutting from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]
Local Attorney Marie Beckle Announces Candidacy for Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge
Discover the journey of a local attorney in Beckley, who is seeking re-election for the position of Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge. With 21 years of diverse legal experience, this candidate brings a unique perspective to the court, particularly in dealing with substance use disorder cases.
Six Southern Regional Jail employees indicted in connection with death of inmate
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Six employees at the Southern Regional Jail in Beckley have been indicted in connection with the assault and death of an inmate in 2022. Mark Holdren, 39; Cory Snyder, 29; Johnathan Walters, 35; Jacob Boothe, 25; and Ashley Toney, 23 were all named in an 18-count federal indictment that was unsealed on Thursday in U.S. District Court. All five correctional officers, as well as a former lieutenant, Chad Lester, 33, were also charged for covering up of the use of unlawful force.
Car accident on Robert C. Byrd Drive
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — At approximately 1:32 P.M., a car accident occurred on the 2200th block of Robert C. Byrd Drive, in front of the Vecellio and Grogan Inc. supply shop. Beckley Police Department, Beckley Fire Department, and Jan Care EMS came to the scene. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries and […]
Optimum retail stores are hosting a toy drive
Beckley, WV (WVNS) – Optimum retail stores are hosting an event to help bring in the holiday season. In coordination with local organizations including the Salvation Army, retail stores across West Virginia will be hosting a toy collection drive. Residents can stop by and donate toys through December 15, 2023. Barb Miller, Store Manager for […]
HSRC executive director calls for a spay/neuter law in Raleigh County
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The executive director of the Humane Society of Raleigh County said on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, that there is a strong need for a spay and neuter law in Raleigh County. Brett Kees, the director, said that a number of owners do not get their pets neutered and that they then […]
1776 Indoor Gun Range in Beckley announces grand opening
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Gun enthusiasts in Raleigh County have some exciting news as a indoor gun range in Beckley has announced its grand opening. 1776 Indoor Gun Range is under new management and the new owner David Pishner has some amazing plans for the range located right beside Shooter’s Roost on 120 Hankwood Dr […]
November 2023: A look back at last month’s weather
Chief Meteorologist Joe Fitzwater takes a look back at the weather happenings in our region from November 2023!
I-77 northbound closed due to vehicle fire
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – UPDATE: The vehicle fire has been cleared. — All northbound lanes of I-77 northbound in Fayette County are currently closed. According to West Virginia 511, a vehicle fire has been reported on I-77 northbound in Fayette County at Mile Marker 65. The fire has resulted in the closure of all […]
Fayetteville’s Gingerbread Festival kicks off today
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Nestled in the picturesque mountains of West Virginia, you can step back in time and enjoy Fayetteville’s Gingerbread Festival! Fayetteville gets all dolled up for the holidays, celebrating with true small-town flair. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a getaway with your family. You can shop small […]
Traffic delays on I-77 following tractor-trailer fire
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – I-77 North is at a standstill on Friday morning following an incident involving a tractor-trailer. According to dispatchers, fire crews have just arrived at the scene near mile marker 67, just north of the Mahan exit on I-77. The right northbound lane was closed...
Fayette County Man Accused of Attempted Murder of Ex-Wife
• Charles Treadway, a 69-year-old man from Fayette County, West Virginia, is facing felony charges for attempting to kill his ex-wife. • Treadway allegedly forced entry into a home and fired two shots at his ex-wife while she was in bed, but fortunately, the shots missed.
Mount Hope, West Virginia
Mount Hope, WV (West Virginia), a city of approximately 1,200 residents in Fayette County in south-central West Virginia, was one of the largest commercial centers in the New River Gorge region in the 1900s. Many industrialists, educators, and civic leaders lived in the town. Today, it may best be known...
Former W.Va. DEP official sentenced for stealing federal grant money
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A former West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection official from Boone County was sentenced Wednesday for stealing from programs receiving federal funding, prosecutors said. Jerry D. Elkins, 54, of Danville, was sentenced to three years of federal probation, including 10 months of home confinement for...