Woman arrested after walking in roadway claiming the government “hacked her brain”
LOGAN COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman was arrested after walking in the roadway screaming profanities. According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday, February 29, 2024, Brittany Nicole Conley of Chapmanville was walking in the northbound lane of West Virginia Route 10 with both arms in the air and was screaming profanities. Conley […]
Fleeing suspect tries to escape by jumping into river
LOVELY-KERMIT — The Lovely and Kermit communities witnessed an intense police and water rescue operation Saturday when a man fled police and attempted a daring escape into the cold Tug River. The incident unfolded around 7:50 p.m. and culminated in the rescue of 59-year-old Brett Waller of Lovely, who...
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 […]
Man charged with assaulting daughter at basketball game
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Mingo County man was arrested after police say he assaulted his daughter at a high school basketball game. Robert Jerome Warren, 48, of Williamson, was at Pike County Central High School for the 60th District tournament Tuesday night, when police say the attack happened. The...
Board tables decision on project change order
The Mingo County Board of Education ultimately tabled a change order request for an HVAC project currently ongoing at Tug Valley High School. The delay in approving the item until it and the school system’s current finances could be further discussed came during the board’s Feb. 20 regular meeting.
Delbarton man arrested on multiple counts of strangulation, domestic assault, other charges
WILLIAMSON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Mingo County man faces an array of charges in relation to domestic violations following an arrest last week. According to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, February 23, 2024, Cpl. L. Thomas and Deputy B.T. Sipple of the MCSO conducted the arrest of Tony A. Meade, 43 years old […]
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%...
Transgas not a stranger to region, Mingo
The proposal to build a facility to produce ammonia in Mingo County which has recently drawn statewide attention due to the permitting process is relatively new. However, neither the company proposing the facility nor its relationship with the proposed site are new. Transgas' website lists the company's projects being three...
Williamson Memorial Hospital set to serve rural Appalachia
MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – In rural Mingo County, access to timely medical care will soon be closer than ever, with the reopening of Williamson Memorial Hospital. CEO Tim Hatfield describes it as a rarity in today’s healthcare landscape. The hospital aims to provide vital services previously inaccessible...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.19 and $3.39 in Logan 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.
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 […]
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 […]
Dozens join in Cause for Paws race
A total of 65 individuals participated in the Cause for Paws 5K/1 Mile Walk event at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Williamson campus on Feb. 24. The event supported a charitable initiative aimed at supporting Save our Strays, a dedicated not-for-kill animal shelter that provides care and shelter for pets in need in Mingo County.
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.
Chapmanville blitzes Mingo girls in sectional title game
CHAPMANVILLE – The Chapmanville Regional High School girls' basketball team made it a repeat as the Lady Tigers captured the Class AA Region 3 Section 2 championship with a convincing 59-38 victory over Mingo Central on Friday, Feb. 23 in the sectional title game at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium.
WV-10 in Logan reopens after ‘massive’ rockslide, removal of overhanging rock
Work on a stretch of WV-10 in Logan is done after a "massive" rockslide and overhanging rock caused the roadway to be shut down for over a week.
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 Coal House: One of West Virginia’s most unique buildings
At the corner of East 2nd Avenue and Court Street sits the Coal House. The single-story structure was built in 1933 and is made entirely out of coal! And, 91 years later, the Coal House is still in use. It serves as the home of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Miners down Liberty, to play at Chapmanville in sectional finals
NEWTOWN – The fourth time was the charm for the Mingo Central High School boys' basketball team. The Miners, which had been beaten out the last three years by Liberty-Raleigh in the opening round of the Class AA Region 3 Section 2 Tournament, got revenge on the Raiders on Tuesday night as Mingo Central upended Liberty, 58-49, in sectional play at the MCHS gym atop Miner Mountain.
Lady Wildcats fall in regional championship at Nitro
NITRO Nitro doubled up Logan, outscoring the Lady Wildcats 32-16 in the second and third quarters, on way to a 50-32 win Wednesday night at Alumni Arena in the Class AAA Region IV championship. Brooklyn Cawley had 11 points and Hailey Newsome 10 as Nitro won its 12th straight game...