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NWS meteorologists warn of large amounts of snowfall through Thursday morning

Winter weather will be making its way back in the region beginning early Wednesday morning, and according to National Weather Service meteorologists, large accumulation amounts may be part of the action. Meteorologist Andrew Beavers from the Charleston NWS reported areas in Raleigh, Fayette, Nichol

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:45:19

Trial rescheduled for first-degree murder suspect

A trial has been rescheduled for a 23-year-old man charged with the January 2016 shooting death of Chante Shivers. Christopher Lamar Jones was arrested in June 2016, after a five-month search by police. He allegedly fled to Columbus, Ohio, after the incident near a Neville Street bar in Beckley. Ra

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-20 22:38:20

Body found inside burning vehicle

Fayette County Sheriff's Office deputies discovered an unidentified body inside of a burned vehicle at Scarbro Sunday, Fayette Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. The Fayette 911 Center was notified around 4:15 p.m. that a vehicle was burning and that a body was possibly inside it, Fridley said. After fi

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-19 17:06:00

Commission president comes out against needle exchange

A syringe exchange program kid from the Madison County Health Department in Indiana is shown.John P. Cleary | CNHI News Raleigh County Commission President Dave Tolliver addressed potential challenges that will be posed to the county once a needle exchange program is introduced in Beckley. During an

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-21 05:45:00

Oak Hill looking to hire probationary police officer

The City of Oak Hill is taking applications for a probationary police officer. According to a press release, applications are available at the following locations during normal business hours: | City Clerk's Office, 100 Kelly Avenue, Oak Hill | Oak Hill Police Department, 691 Virginia St. City off

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Man's death leads to Oak Hill woman's arrest on child neglect charges

A child neglect case resulted in the arrest of an Oak Hill woman Friday, Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Fridley said deputies were dispatched to a suspected drug overdose call at the Shilo Mobile Home Court in Oak Hill, where they found a deceased male from an apparent drug overdose.


CWA Strike Day 18 - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

CWA Strike Day 18CWA Strike Day 18 The Communications Workers of America are in Day 18 of their work stoppage against Frontier Communications. The CWA members are still picketing several Frontier Locations... including the main office in Bluefield. Despite the harsh and unpredictable weather... they

WVVA.COM - 2018-03-21 05:45:00

March 2018: More than 50 indicted in Tazewell County

$500K bond for shooting suspect's brother in school trespass$500K bond for shooting suspect's brother in school trespass Updated: Tuesday, March 20 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-03-20 22:50:36 GMT The brother of the 19-year-old man who has confessed to gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school spent th

WVVA.COM - 2018-03-21 01:00:00

Oak Hill man arrested for alleged burglary

An Oak Hill man was arrested Wednesday after a homeowner caught the man in the process of burglarizing his home, Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Fridley said around noon Wednesday deputies responded to the home on Hunk Hill Road in Scarbro where they found Isreal Lee Gilkey with the victim's cell pho


Boomer brothers sentenced to prison in drug conspiracy

Two were sentenced Thursday, and two others pleaded guilty for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Cheyenne Fragale, 30, and Macon Fragale, 34, both of Boomer, previously entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of metham


Spring to usher in more snow

Just in time for spring, a wintry mix of rain and snow is expected. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for southern West Virginia, in effect this evening through Wednesday morning. Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, Fayette, Nicholas and Raleigh counties are included. Rain is for

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Controversial needle exchange before Charleston City Council

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - In the past several weeks the Charleston police department has sent out photos in press releases, documenting the thousands of needles being tossed on city streets, found at crime scenes, or even left inside of businesses. The Mayor says most of them come from the Kanahwa-Cha

WVNT-TV - 2018-03-20 01:53:11

One injured in Oceana apartment fire Sunday

One person was transported to a hospital for medical care following an apartment fire in Oceana late Sunday, Wyoming County Emergency Operations Center officials reported. The fire, which occurred at Post Glen Apartments, was reported around 11:30 p.m. Oceana, Pineville and Cyclone fire departments

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Raleigh County school teacher appointed as new member of PEIA task force

Prayerful. Hopeful. These are the optimistic feelings Sarita Beckett, one of Gov. Jim Justice's appointed members of the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Task Force, said she needs to have to be on her top game in aiding to find sources of funding for PEIA. The Independence Middle School m


Police search for suspects in robbery

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVNS)- Bluefield Virginia Police need your help identifying two suspects who stole thousands of dollars worth of items from Wal Mart. Officers with the Bluefield, Virginia Police Department tell us this happened on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. The two men reportedlystole at least 3 tho


Fayetteville man arrested on drug charges

A Fayetteville man was arrested Thursday after detectives made multiple controlled drug purchases from him, Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Fridley said the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 241 Tourison Addition in Fayetteville after controlled purchases of methamph


Out with the cold, in with the new as spring approaches

I've always said that unless it's Christmas, I'm usually more than happy to miss any snowstorms. Unfortunately, Jack Frost wasn't privy to that information this past week. A month after temperatures were warm enough to wear shorts outside, we were greeted this past week by inches of snow and freezi


Two-vehicle accident in Beckley sends one to the hospital

A two-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning on Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley resulted in road closures and a hospital transport, emergency dispatchers confirmed. Dispatchers reported the accident took place about 6:23 a.m. at Barker's Junkyard near Mabscott, and involved a semi-tractor trailer


The Latest: 3rd vehicle pulled from bridge collapse wreckage

A worker uses a saw next to a crushed car under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge, Friday, March 16, 2018 near Florida International University in the Miami area. The new pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles


Menu at Yummi Japan includes magic show, Thai ice cream

Fresh food, family, reasonable prices - and magic - are important at Yummi Japan, the Hibachi grill and sushi restaurant which opened at Beckley Crossing on Wednesday. Ling Qiu and Wei Qiu, the sister and brother team who own and operate the new Yummi, say great customer service is what really drive