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Golden Wave wrestling takes down Rural Retreat
GRUNDY, Va. — There were a lot of state champions under one roof Wednesday, recent and otherwise. Defending state champion Grundy defeated the team it supplanted at the top of Class 1 in Rural Retreat, 52-24 Friday in the historic Grundy High School gym.
‘For the excitement of it’: McDowell firefighters arrested for setting county blazes
WELCH — Four McDowell County firefighters were arrested Thursday on charges of intentionally setting fires in the War area of McDowell County. Cody Patterson, 26, James Stutson, 40, Michael Click, 28, and Brandon Short, 22, have all been charged by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office with
Missing juvenile found in Buchanan County with man she met online
GRUNDY, Va. — A female juvenile who was reported missing Jan. 9 in Buchanan County, Va. has been found and a man that she had met online has been charged with her abduction, investigators with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pushes for racial reconciliation
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is leading a group trying to promote racial harmony as Virginia commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in the state.
Defendant in Coon Branch trial testifies: 'I hurt somebody I loved, somebody who called me daddy'
WELCH — Crying at times, a Wyoming County man said at his murder trial that he had loved the estranged wife and the teenage boy he shot the morning of Nov. 27, 2016. Michael Kennedy, 24, took the stand and testified at his trial in McDowell County Magistrate Court. For much of the week, he has been
Missing Southwest Virginia teen found; Abduction suspect arrested
GRUNDY, VA (WJHL) - A Buchanan County teen, who went missing earlier this week, is safe. Madeline Wells, 15, was found Thursday according to the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office also reports, the suspect has been arrested in connection with this case.
UPDATE: North Carolina man officially charged with abducting SW Virginia teen
A Southwest Virginia teenager is back with her family and the man accused with abducting her has a warrant for his arrest. Michael Charles Newman, 21, of Gibsonville, North Carolina, is being held in Pikeville, Kentucky- the location where police caught the suspect with a 15-year-old girl from Grund
Coon Branch double murder trial: Grisly evidence presented
WELCH — A teenager’s bloodied shirt and photos of his bloodstained body next to his home’s Christmas tree were presented Wednesday to a McDowell County jury that will decide the fate of a Wyoming County man charged with the murders of his estranged wife and her son.
Complaint: Teacher gave alcohol to teens involved in a crash
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) -- A teacher is accused of giving alcohol and the keys to her vehicle to two West Virginia students who were later involved in a crash. News outlets report 31-year-old Kandace Dick is accused of providing alcohol Wednesday to a 17-year-old and 15-year-old while at her job at T
Missing Buchanan County teen located
A missing Grundy teenager has been found and is safe and the man she was with is in custody. The Grundy police department and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office had asked for assistance in locating 15-year-old Madeline, “Maddie’ Wells. She was last seen with Mike Newman, 21, of Gibsonville North C
Virginia Family Terrified After Mysterious Double Homicide
A Virginia mother and daughter are terrified a killer or killers could be looking for them after a father and son were killed in a Fauquier County home in November. “My husband a very good guy, and he worked so hard for my family,” My Nguyen said. “And my son, he very good boy. I don’t know what hap
Police Looking For Missing Teen
GRUNDY, VA. — AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IN LOCATING A MISSING TEEN. ACCORDING TO THE BUCHANAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, 15-YEAR-OLD MADELINE FAITH SERRIA WELLS WAS LAST SEEN WEDNESDAY AROUND NOON IN GRUNDY, VIRGINIA. AUTHORITIES SAY SHE WAS LAST SEEN WITH MICHAEL NEWMAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA
Family of Virginia mom killed after Snapchat post pleads for change in driving law
RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A family pleading for change visited the Virginia State Capitol Wednesday, holding a photograph of Lakin Ashlyn Gabel that was uploaded to Snapchat in 2017.
Driver dies in Pikeville, Ky. crash
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A driver died Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Bob Amos Drive, the city of Pikeville reports. The accident happened just after 2:45 p.m. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree and natural gas line. Crews were able to get the gas shut off and extricate two people fro
Town of Richlands warns against online scam
RICHLANDS — The town of Richlands, Va. is reportedly having issues with online scammers. The scam is reportedly sending people a false web address and requesting payments for the town.
Golden Wave sweeps past Phelps in interstate rivalry
GRUNDY, Va. — Grundy's unforced errors cost it the lead and Phelps pressure forced overtime. Hamilton Campbell scored the last six Grundy points in the last minute of the extra period as the Golden Wave survived its own mistakes to edge the Hornets, 69-67, in interstate play Friday.
Fatal crash at Bob Amos Park in Pikeville
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – One person is dead and two others were injured in a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Pikeville. Pikeville police officials say the vehicle was traveling up Bob Amos Drive when it failed to negotiate a sharp curve, crashing into a gas well and into the mountain side. The n
Sears store at Virginia Center Commons mall closes Sunday
Even as Sears chairman Eddie Lampert is trying to salvage what's left of the iconic retailer, the Sears store at Virginia Center Commons mall in northern Henrico County is counting down its last days.
Citations issued against another Williamson nightclub
The first two weekends in January have proven busy for the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) and local law enforcement agencies in the Williamson area.
‘We’re trying like hell.’ Enerblu battery plant delayed at least a year in Pikeville.
Pikeville — A proposed battery manufacturing plant in Pikeville will be delayed by at least a year after the company discovered problems with the planned construction site that could cost $30 million to fix, officials said Thursday.