Bomb threat made at Mingo County Elementary School
MINGO COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A bomb threat was received at Gilbert Elementary School. On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, at approximately 10:00 am, Sergeant C.S. Maynard and Corporal T.G. Kania were notified of a possible bomb threat at Gilbert PK-8 School located at 1 Lion County Way in the Gilbert area of Mingo County. Sergeant […]
Middle school investigated following rumors of dangerous situation
PINEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A situation which reportedly arose at Pineville Middle School on Thursday led to the conducting of an investigation into rumors of purported danger. According to Pineville Middle School Principal Brian Dillon, the situation in question involved the false perception of an unnamed danger at the middle school. This falsehood apparently was […]
3 arrested on drug charges
BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Three people from the Jeffrey area of Boone County face drug charges after a bust Tuesday along Spruce River Road, county court records show. U.S. 119 Task Force members seized seized suspected fentanyl powder wrapped in aluminum foil, digital scales, a large amount of cash, suspected marijuana and a shotgun as part of an “ongoing drug investigation.” It happened in the 200000 block of Spruce River Road.
3 arrested for adult abuse and neglect in Boone County, West Virginia
BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Three people were arrested and arraigned in Boone County, West Virginia for abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult on Tuesday, March 21. According to West Virginia State Police, a month-long investigation led to filing criminal charges against the three suspects. Marilynn Johnson, 73...
Three arrested for abuse and neglect of an incapacitated person
BOONE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Three were arrested and charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated person resulting in injury. Following a month-long investigation into the abuse and neglect of the victim, Denham Johnson, Corporal K. D. Harper filed criminal charges on three suspects. Marilynn Eastes Johnson 73 of Madison, WV, Pamela Sue Johnson, […]
Biggest snowfall recorded in Mingo County, WV history
Stacker looked at the biggest 1-day snowfall in Mingo County, West Virginia using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
New mayor of Pineville to be appointed
PINEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — Officials with the Town of Pineville report they have made a selection for the new town mayor. Tim Ellison, former mayor of Pineville and current Wyoming County 911 Director, has been appointed as the new mayor of Pineville. The appointment was decided after the mayor at the time, Toby Lane, changed […]
First purple martin of the season spotted in West Virginia
FAIRDALE, W.Va. — In a sure sign that spring is not far behind, the first purple martins of the year have been spotted in West Virginia. The birds were seen on March 10 in Fairdale, West Virginia, by a purple martin enthusiast — one of many throughout the eastern and central United States who track and report on the birds’ annual migration on behalf of the Purple Martin Conservation Association. The migration of these unique birds can be reported and tracked through a community science project called the Scout-Arrival Study.
Open mic brings local musicians together
WILLIAMSON — Local musicians have a place to go and perform their material. On March 23, 3 Guys Pizza and Brew held an open mic night, hosted by the HeArt of West Virginia.
Threat at Mingo County, West Virginia, school deemed not credible
UPDATE (2:31 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22): According to the Mingo County Schools’ Facebook page, the threat at Gilbert PK8 School was deemed not to be credible. The district says the school was cleared by law enforcement officials and there is no danger to students or staff. Students who were staying at the Harless Center will go back to school to eat lunch and finish the day.
Mayor of Pineville resigns to pursue career as warehouse manager
PINEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A change in leadership looks to be on the horizon for the Town of Pineville as Mayor Toby Lane has announced his resignation from the position. It was revealed through a press release shared Monday by the Town of Pineville that, on February 8, 2023, Mayor Lane had indicated his intention […]
Mountaineer Gas seeks rate increase
Mar. 22—BLUEFIELD — A natural gas company serving customers in McDowell, Mercer, Monroe and Wyoming Counties has filed with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia that would increase residential bills next year by $7.08 a month. Mountaineer Gas Company filed with the Public Service Commission a tariff...
Man who shot, killed person in Boone County, West Virginia, found guilty of voluntary manslaughter
BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A man who shot and killed another man on New Year’s Eve in 2021 in Boone County was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Kevin Dickens, 54, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and not guilty on three counts of wanton endangerment with a firearm. On Friday, Dickens took the stand […]
Boone County, West Virginia prosecutor facing disciplinary board charges
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—A Boone County prosecutor is facing disciplinary board charges after court documents say she hired her boyfriend as an assistant prosecutor, among other instances of alleged misconduct. A Statement of Charges outlined five separate charges: 1. According to a Statement of Charges against Donna E. Taylor, an assistant prosecutor in her office resigned […]
Protecting Tug Fork River Focus Of Upcoming Public Hearing
Friends of Tug Fork River will host a public hearing this Saturday to talk about the future of the natural waterway. The meeting is open to anyone living in communities along the Tug Fork River and is part of a series of listening sessions for areas along the Ohio River Basin.
Remarkable Women: Elizabeth Tackett
LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – In Man, West Virginia there’s one person everyone can count on – Elizabeth Tackett. “If anybody needs help she’s the first person they call,” said Elizabeth Tackett’s son, Eddie Tackett. “She’s always been that person that I run to. She’s our safety net, she’s become the community’s safety net.” Elizabeth […]
The 69th Mountaineer Mascot prepared for sideline spirit patrol
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The 69th Mountaineer mascot for the 2023-24 season is Mikel Hager from Boone County, and he brings his four years of experience with the WVU Gold Cheer Team to inspire fans for the next year. Other finalists in the competition included Braden Adkins, Christian Adkins, and...
Meet the Skyhawks event held for baseball and softball teams
MADISON — The boys — and girls — of summer don’t care what the calendar says; in their minds, the start of new baseball and softball seasons means summer is officially here. On March 13, they brought a little summer indoors with a preseason celebration at...
Tug drops pair in Guyandotte Wooden Bat Classic
MAN — Tug Valley dropped their first two games of the season on Saturday in the 1st Annual Guyandotte Wooden Bat Classic at Tootie Carter Field in Man as they fell 6-0 to Sherman in game 1 and lost 8-5 to Westside in the consolation game. In the opening...
Electronics recycling event set for Saturday
WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Commission will sponsor a one-day covered electronic devices recycling event on March 25 at the Mingo County Courthouse. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mingo County residents can bring devices they no longer use to the event for disposal. There is no charge to participate.
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