Oak Hill man sentenced to 60 years for role in meth, fentanyl drug operation
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Fayette County man was sentenced Tuesday by Circuit Judge Thomas H. Ewing to 60 years in prison for crimes in relation to conspiracy to deliver illicit substances. The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette County reports that, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, Jard W. Hendrick – 42 years old, […]
UPDATE: Two confirmed dead in Raleigh County house fire
ECCLES, WV (WVNS) — Two people were confirmed to have died in a house fire in the Eccles area of Raleigh County on Monday, May 29, 2023. The deaths were confirmed to 59News by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office. The complete identities of those who died was not released. However, it was released […]
Man breaks into store and steals lottery tickets
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Belva man faces felony charges in Fayette County after an early morning burglary. Chief Deputy Rod Perdue II released the following information related to the incident. Just after 6:00 am on May 31, 2023, deputies were dispatched to the Comac Convenience Store located on the corner of Lively St […]
Raleigh County man sentenced for federal gun crime
COOL RIDGE, WV (WVNS) — A man from Raleigh County was sentenced to more than two years in prison for a federal gun crime in the county. According to information from the Department of Justice, while a search warrant was being carried out on a home in the Cool Ridge area of Raleigh County on April 7, 2022, a car driven by Gregory Kincaid, 31, of Cool Ridge, pulled into the home that was being investigated.
StarLite Drive-In weekend movie lineup announced
OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The upcoming movie lineup for Fayette County’s Starlite Drive-In has been announced following a highly successful season-opening weekend. The establishment’s second feature-film lineup for its second season of operation will consist of two distinct, star-studded movie events. First will be the black comedy flick Renfield starring Nicolas Cage and Nicholas […]
100 Deadliest Days of Summer begins
PINEVILLE, WV (WVNS) – The unofficial start of summer came along with Memorial Day, but with all the summer fun soon to come, driving dangers will be increasing too. The “100 Deadliest Days” is the period that lasts from Memorial Day until Labor Day. These days are considered the most dangerous for driving when compared […]
Construction to begin in Mabscott on MacArthur Bridge
MABSCOTT, WV (WVNS) — Beginning Friday, June 2, 2023, both eastbound and westbound lanes on the MacArthur Bridge on WV 16 in Mabscott will be closed for bridge work. Three lanes will remain open. One traveling westbound and two going eastbound. In the work zone area, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph. Construction […]
West Virginia physician sentenced for overprescription
Brian Gullett, DO, was sentenced to six months of prison for illegal opioid prescription, the Justice Department said May 25. From November 2010 until June 11, 2015, Dr. Gullett and his colleagues prescribed thousands of oxycodone and morphine-based pills out of a pain management clinic that operated in Beckley, Beaver and Charleston, all in West Virginia, and Wytheville, Va. Some prescriptions provided customers with an average of four to seven pills per day. Many of the clinic's locations averaged 65 or more customers a day with only one practitioner working.
Man accused of killing woman, unborn child in Boone County found mentally incompetent
BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A man who was accused of killing a woman and her unborn child in Boone County was found not guilty Wednesday, but was ordered to a mental health facility. Mitchell Hughes, who deputies said shot and killed Ashley Goad, 22, and her unborn child...
Boone County prosecutor accused of wrongdoing resigns
BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A Boone County prosecutor facing disciplinary board charges and impeachment submitted her letter of resignation Tuesday, effective June 4, according to Boone County Administrator Pam White. Donna E. Taylor said the reason for her resignation was a “hostile work environment.” The Boone County Commission accepted Taylor’s resignation. An interim Prosecuting […]
WATCH: West Virginian wows judges with System of A Down performance on a violin on America’s Got Talent
One of West Virginia's own is set to compete on Tuesday's episode of America's Got Talent.
Man, woman die in house fire, state fire marshal says
ECCLES, W.Va (WDTV) - Officials say a man and woman were found dead in a house fire on Monday. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office says fire departments responded to a house fire on Harper Rd. in Eccles, a small town in Raleigh County, around 2 a.m. on Monday.
Woman arrested after officers discover “illegal drug activity”
OCEANA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – One Wyoming County woman has been arrested after a complaint of procuring electricity resulted in the discovery of illegal drug activity. According to a press release, on Friday, May 26, 2023, Patrolman Reilley with the Oceana Police Department, was dispatched to Short’s Trailer Park in regards to a complaint of procuring […]
West Virginia State Police looking for man missing since April
HANDLEY, W.Va. (WCHS) — West Virginia State Police need your help to find a missing man. Troopers said Weise "Jack" Denny, 33, was last seen in Handley on April 20, 2023. Denny is described as a white man with brown hair who is 6' tall and 150 pounds. Anybody...
Summers County Courthouse news May 24 – 30
SUMMERS COUNTY, (Hinton News) - Summers County Courthouse news for May 24 - 30. Marriages Luther Truman Wills to Mary Ann Eggleston; Jacob Marshall Persiani to Alexandra Leigh Lester. Fiduciaries Alfreda Tincher, Administrator of the Curtis Steve Cox estate; Randall Cox, Administrator of the Diana Lynn Cox estate; Holly Mills, Administrator of the Gary Wayne Adkins estate; Amy L. Mann, Administrator of the Jane Ellen Meadows estate; Lois Elaine Walker, Administrator of the Valeria Carolyn Bragg estate; Betty Garten, Administrator of the Enola Renee Kounse estate; Nancy North, Administrator of the J. Patrick Harley estate; Marcia B. Leitch, Administrator of the James Ormond Leitch estate; Mckenzie Bryant, Administrator of the Rose Marie Massey...
Deputies searching for two missing juveniles
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating two different runaway juveniles. Chief Deputy Rod Perdue II provides the following information. It was previously reported that Ciara Johnson, age 15, was last seen this morning, May 18, 2023, at the Fayette County FIT Votech parking lot […]
Two Ohio Valley students make it to Quarterfinals of the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Two local Ohio Valley students have made it to the Quarterfinals of the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Shaylynn Dennis from Beaver Local Middle School and Andrew Macdonald from Bishop John King Mussio Junior High are two of the five Ohioians left in the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Dennis...
Let your fury friend show off at Princeton’s Pooch Party
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS)– Princeton will be kicking off their Celebrate Princeton Street Fair with their dog show called Princeton Pooch Party. Whether its being the best dressed, doing the best trick, best singer, fluffiest, or even biggest/smallest dog out there, your furry friend can show off and even win some prizes. Any and all are […]
Bald Eagle rescued at Raleigh County landfill
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Sunday night, Rodney Williams, an employee at the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority, spotted what seemed to be an injured bald eagle struggling to fly in the landfill. “I didn’t have a lot going on so I just kind of stayed out there until dark. Then everybody came in Monday, I […]
Bluefield woman pleads guilty to killing 13-year-old
MERCER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman has pleaded guilty to murdering a 13-year-old. According to Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Brian K. Cochran, Nichole Brooks, age 44, of Bluefield West Virginia pled guilty on day two of her jury trial involving the shooting death of a 13-year-old child. Brooks and her daughter Isis Wallace were […]
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