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Congresswoman Carol Miller unveils Beckley office

Congresswoman Carol Miller cut the ribbon for her Beckley district office today. The office, on Prince St. in downtown, will be her fourth congressional office and the second office featuring a buffalo head. The buffalo is a tribute to her buffalo farming days.


Beckley man sentenced to 50 years for targeted attacks on older women

A 25-year-old Beckley man will spend the next 50 years behind bars. James Gavin Lowe Jr. previously pleaded guilty in December to nearly four dozen charges, including 41 felony counts of fraud with and access device and three counts of first-degree robbery.


Employees react to viral video of confrontation at West Virginia restaurant

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP) — A video of a conflict between a customer and employees at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is going viral, and employees say the customer's behavior was unacceptable.


West Virginia lawmakers endorse school calendar bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A committee in the West Virginia House of Delegates has endorsed a bill that would set parameters for the public school calendar and reduce the number of required instructional days each year.


Rally Protest At West Virginia University Over Campus Carry Bill

MORGANTOWN, WV (WOAY)- More than 100 members of the West Virginia University and Morgantown communities gathered in Woodburn Circle on Thursday to protest against a campus carry bill gaining ground in the state Legislature.


Four People Are In Jail After Stealing Copper From Mine Causing 4 Million Dollars In Damages

WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Four people are in jail after going to Mission Coal Company and stealing copper wire and high voltage cable wire. The total costs of the damage are around four million dollars.


Raleigh County Man Arrested After Kidnapping A Woman And Beating Her

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County man is in jail after kidnapping a woman and beating her. According to court documents, Brian Ward met up with a woman at a church on Old Grove Road in Crab Orchard. The victim alleges that Ward wanted her to get inside his vehicle to talk. Once she got inside, Wa


Alleged trailside ghost luring hikers to Beckley

Tales of a dark phantom alleged to haunt the Grey Flats Trail near Beckley, West Virginia, could be tied to the ruins of an old farmstead, say trailbuilders who have noticed an uptick in hikers in the woods there.


West Virginia House Approves Teacher Pay Hike

In the end, it wasn't even close. On a vote of 89 to 8, the House of Delegates approved a 5% pay raise for teachers, school support staff and.


Three charged with murder of fellow inmate

Three men are charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at Southern Regional Jail in Beckley on Saturday. According to a criminal complaint, Dallas Lauschin, 21, and Thomas Jones, 33, both of Princeton; and Anthony Johnson, 41, of Oceana, allegedly entered a cell with the intent to cause physical h


Beckley mobile food bank location for veterans to change

The Mountaineer Food Bank's monthly distribution of food to veterans in Southern West Virginia has been moved from the Beckley VA Medical Center. The next distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Crab Orchard Baptist Church, 1501 Robert C Byrd Drive, Crab Orchard. Attendees should


Bluefield man involved in robbery ruled unfit for drug treatment facility

PRINCETON — A Bluefield man who was charged in 2017 with helping lure two Tennessee men to Mercer County and rob them was sent back to prison Thursday when he was ruled unfit for a facility offering drug addiction treatment.


Raleigh BOE agrees to $34K payment over environmental violations

The Raleigh County Board of Education has agreed to pay $34,000 for environmental violations at a construction site. The consent order comes after state inspectors cited the school board three times for violating its permit, according to the consent order, which is subject to a comment period that e


Fayette Co.: Investigation launched after dog shot with arrow

(WVVA) Police in Fayetteville, WV are asking for the public’s help in an animal abuse case after a family pet was shot with an arrow. It happened at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wood Road area, according to the Fayetteville Police Dept. The dog was found by a resident who notified the owner. The arro


Marry Poppins the Musical comes to Woodrow Wilson High School

Beckley, WV (WVNS) - A production of Mary Poppins is coming to the stage this weekend at Woodrow Wilson High School. Jerri Stack works as the drama teacher at WWHS. She said students auditioned last spring and worked all year on this production.


Beckley is perfect grounds for coffee lovers

Downtown will be the perfect "grounds" for coffee lovers this spring — and Earl Charles Gray, himself, could salute the way General Alfred Beckley's city plans tea service. The town's inaugural Coffee and Tea Celebration is set for April 6. The Beckley Events Committee wants business owners and coff


Woman sues BB&T for injuries, but bank denies liability

FAYETTEVILLE — BB&T argues it is not at fault in a lawsuit filed against it by a customer who was injured in its Oak Hill branch last year. In its answer to the complaint, BB&T argues that the plaintiff, Madelyn Hamilton, failed to state a claim for which relief could be granted, that the injuries H


West Virginia Ranked 12th For The Most Missing People

According to NamUS, over 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States, ranging from young children to older individuals. Famous missing person cases such as the Elizabeth Smart or Jayme Closs disappearances are well-known missing persons cases, but countless other cases never make it to


In wake of Walmart case, prosecutor calls for state laws on "grooming"

Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah called Thursday for tougher state laws in cases that involve potential "grooming" — the first phase of child sexual abuse, when the predator is gaining the child's trust.


Former Raleigh County Deputy Director Who Was Fired Over Racial Post Plans To Appeal Decision

UPDATE: (2/20/2019 at 2:30 pm) RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A former Raleigh EOC Deputy Director is likely to appeal a decision that caused him to be fired. The Raleigh County Emergency Operations Services held a meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, to set a special meeting to discuss a likely appe