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Woman Fatally Struck By Tractor Trailer After Getting Into A Domestic Situation With Her Husband
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A woman is dead after getting into an altercation with her husband, exiting the vehicle, and getting struck by a tractor-trailer. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, at approximately 0330 hours, D’nessa Mercado of Norfolk, Va and her husband Bryan Mercado were traveling northbound o
Beckley Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department is looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery incident. On December 13, 2018, at 10:14 p.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at the Venus Lounge located at 3166 Robert C. Byrd Drive. Through the initial investigation, it was learned th
Man who walked out of Raleigh County mine during rescue efforts faces unrelated charges
BECKLEY, WV - Raleigh County Sheriff Scott VanMeter said he plans to conduct a thorough investigation into four adults who entered an inactive coal mine. Sheriff Van Meter said Thursday the criminal investigation will focus on why the adults were in the Elk Run Coal's Rock House Powellton mine near
Police in Beckley are warning people of bomb threats.
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Multiple bomb threats are being reported across the Country where a form of cyber crypto-currency is being demanded. The threats are being conveyed via email; Federal, State, and local authorities are aware of these threats.
Raleigh county man continues his Christmas tradition
BEAVER, WV (WVNS) - Every year, Raleigh County resident Walt Kiser decorates his entire home in Raleigh County for Christmas. It is a tradition he takes pride in dating back to the 1980's. While he has some back issues with age, it does not stop him from doing what he loves. He said he was thinking
Beckley man pleads to dozens of charges
A 25-year-old Beckley man pleaded guilty Thursday to nearly four dozen charges, including 41 felony counts of fraud with and access device and three counts of first-degree robbery.
Domestic altercation leads to pedestrian fatality on turnpike
BECKLEY — A domestic altercation escalated into a pedestrian fatality early Saturday morning on the West Virginia turnpike. According to a press release from the West Virginia State Police turnpike detachment, a Richmond, Va., couple, D’nessa and Bryan Mercado, were traveling northbound on Interstat
Man Who Escaped Rock House Mine Also Broke Into Another Mine Earlier This Year
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A man who was able to escape an abandoned mine has had a prior arrest for breaking into a Mine before. According to court documents, Eddie Duane Williams was charged earlier this year for grand larceny, destruction of property, and trespassing.
Father of man rescued in Raleigh mine serving prison time for mine break-ins, thefts
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The father of the man rescued Wednesday night from a Raleigh County coal mine is serving time in prison for a long list of break-ins and thefts from mine sites, according to court documents.
Three who entered mine have current charges
Three of the four people who entered a Raleigh County mine Saturday and were rescued Wednesday evening face criminal charges, court records show. In September, Kayla Williams, 25, was indicted in Raleigh County for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and with felony conspirac
Man jailed after reportedly breaking into Beckley church
A man has been charged with breaking and entering in Beckley on Tuesday. According to a criminal complaint, Marshall Lyons, 22, is accused of breaking into Manna House Ministries after the church’s pastor spotted him and called 911. Officers from the Beckley Police Department later found Lyons hidin
West Virginia inspired Christmas tree
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - A local business has a Christmas tree completely decorated in symbols that represent West Virginia. Grand Home Furnishings in Beckley is competing against other Grand Home Furnishing locations to see which store has the best decorated tree. A sales representatives came up with t
People preparing for winter storm heading toward Southern West Virginia
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - Imagine being without power during a winter storm for more than two days. That is what many had to deal with the last winter storm that came through Southern West Virginia. With the winter season just beginning it's important to be on alert for potential winter weather.
Police roundup: Beckley man arrested in connection with Sunday shooting
HUNTINGTON — A Beckley man has been identified as a possible suspect in a shooting that occurred Sunday evening in the 900 block of 27th Street and was arrested on a parole violation Monday afternoon, according to Huntington Police.
Man charged with possession of firearm, drugs in Beckley
A man was jailed following a traffic stop in Beckley on Monday. After Cpl. N.J. Smith with the Beckley Police Department noticed a gold vehicle traveling north bound on Eisenhower Drive, the vehicle turned into the parking lot of a convenience store to allow him to pass. As soon as Smith got back be
Raleigh Judge John Hutchison appointed to state Supreme Court
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge John Hutchison to fill the vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court left by Justice Allen Loughry.
Beckley man pleaded guilty to string of purse snatchings
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A man charged in a string of purse snatchings entered a plea in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Thursday. James Lowe of Beckley was charged along with Zachery Cernuto of Crab Orchard for robberies that happened at Lowe’s, Kroger, Hobby Lobby, and Walmart in the Beckley and MacA
Crews rescue three people from WV coal mine
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV. - Authorities told our sister station WVNS that the final three people who were reported missing in an abandoned coal mine have been rescued. All four missing people were found alive. Sylvester Police confirmed the remaining three people were found just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Two Fayette County Men Found Guilty From A Robbery Incident
UPDATE: (12/13/18) – Two Fayette County men were found guilty on several charges stemming back from a robbery incident that left people shot. Michael Ray Hodge Jr. was found guilty in court on Tuesday, December 12, 2018, on conspiracy, attempted robbery, malicious assault, and assault on a commissio
West Virginians Could Win A Free New Smile
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery has announced they are launching their second annual Second Chance Program. The Second Chance Program is a life-changing program designed to offer one deserving person from our community the chance to completely restore their smile with a com