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Remains of 2 bodies found in Raleigh County

SULLIVAN, W.Va.— An investigation continues after the remains of two bodies were discovered near a road in Raleigh County.The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the remains were found near Sullivan Road in the Sullivan area late Wednesday. The small community is roughly 10 miles south of Beck

METRO NEWS - 2018-08-16 07:59:00

Marijuana plants, seedlings seized by police in Beckley

The plants were located at the residence of Minas B. Stavrakis, 59, of Whitesville, leading police to believe that he had knowledge of the plants and their location.

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-08-14 22:57:28

Two men charged with rape in Beckley

According to police reports, the two men were identified and apprehended following a traffic stop on Virginia St. in Beckley. On her way to the hospital to undergo a sexual assault evaluation, the victim was asked to ride to the location where the two men were pulled over, allowing her to positively

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-08-15 11:29:37

Beckley mayor addresses recent crime concerning residents

“Those things happen. It’s unfortunate as hard as we work and the great events we have on the rails-to-trails. If you look at the crime reports on the rails-to-trails it’s minute. It bothers me that the rails-to-trails, which is such a great facility for the City of Beckley, these instances become s

METRO NEWS - 2018-08-15 13:32:00

Shots fired during domestic violence incident in Beckley

After receiving a domestic complaint Thursday, Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputy J. A. Redden arrived on scene to find a Clifford Blankenship, Jr., 38, of Fairdale and his girlfriend, Jessica Miller, whose face was red and irritated. Redden could also smell the strong odor of pepper spray coming from

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-08-14 22:53:32

BREAKING: Deputies investigate remains found on Sullivan Road

COAL CITY, WV (WVNS) - Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department are investigating remains found in the area of Coal City, WV. The call came in at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-15 21:04:37

Beckley man facing several charges after fleeing police

Upon Sgt. J. Blume's arrival at the Family Dollar Store located at 1060 South Fayette St. in Beckley, Brandon Booker, 32, of Beckley, fled from the officer on foot.

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-08-16 15:38:00

Man arrested for dealing heroin in Raleigh County

BRADLEY, WV (WVNS) - Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department made an arrest in Bradley on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. They had felony warrants to take Louis Figueroa, Jr., 31, of Fayette County into custody.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-15 13:33:35

Beckley Honey Festival makes Saturday sweeter

The buzz from city hall is that the Beckley Honey Festival will be sweeter than ever this year, offering a honey-tasting bar, honey sales, live music, roasted corn and other food, science lessons for kids and a look at a live bee hive.

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-08-16 07:00:00

2 arrested in Beckley rape investigation

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - A pair of men are accused of raping a woman in Beckley during the night of Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 to Sunday Aug. 12. Beckley Police said it happened in the area of rails to trails near Robert C. Byrd Drive.


MacArthur woman charged with third shoplifting offense

According to a police report, Rebecca Golf, 37, was caught stealing $377 worth of items from Hobby Lobby and an additional $90.89 worth of items from T.J. Maxx.

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-08-14 23:11:36

Three more defendants sentenced in drug trafficking conspiracy case

George Brockman II, 38, of Montgomery, and Karl Funderburk, 32, of Teays Valley, were sentenced to federal prison for 108 months and 60 months, respectively. James Rodney Staples, 39, of Woodbridge, Va., was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison.


Oak Hill Police investigate bones found near hospital

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - An expansion project at Plateau Medical Center turned up something unexpected. While crews were excavating the construction site at the rear of the hospital, they found what appeared to be bone fragments.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-14 20:52:29

Rides continue to entertain kids at State Fair of WV

FAIRLEA, WV (WVNS) - Food and shows are a great part of the fair, but for a lot of people it is the thrill of spinning high in the air or being tossed around on a ride that keeps them coming back.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-14 23:41:17

Lane sentenced to life without mercy for fatal burning of girlfriend

Lane admitted he doused Cox in gasoline Sept. 17, 2017, and set her on fire in front of her 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old niece. Cox succumbed to her injuries Oct. 4, 2017, at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Two Beckley Men Arrested For Sexually Abusing A Female

According to court documents, a female had just left Sheetz to return to her home around 10:30 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The victim was approached by Timothy Harris and Michael Ritter, who just came from the area of the Rails to Trails. The victim says, Harris had a firearm and Ritter grabb


2 arrested after sexual assault near Beckley walking trail

According to a complaint filed by Beckley Police Cpl. T.M. Capehart, officers were dispatched to East Main Street for a sexual assault complaint. Upon arrival, they found the victim who appeared distressed and had torn clothes.


Sentencing Monday for Beckley man accused of setting fiance on fire

Belinda Cox, 48 of Beckley, died from her injuries October 4, 2017 at West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh.


Accident shuts down parts of I-77 in Raleigh County

An accident has shut down parts of I-77 near mile marker 35.Raleigh County dispatch tells WVVA the accident occurred this afternoon around 1:11PM. Ghent Fire Department along with Ghent EMS and Mabscott Fire Department all responded. The northbound side was shutdown due to some sort of fuel spill. T


Former employee accuses mining company of negligence in co-worker's death

PINEVILLE — A Raleigh County man is suing a mining company, alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligence and wrongful termination.