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Fatality confirmed in I-77 crash
The crash's cause was pending, according to investigators. Southbound traffic was routed into one lane while first responders worked at the scene, but vehicles were backed up all the way to the Flat Top and Ghent Exit.
Troopers investigating Interstate 77 truck crash
Units of the Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Ghent Volunteer Fire Department, Beaver Volunteer Fire Department and the Princeton Rescue Squad were all at the scene.
Escape attempt by regional jail inmate thwarted by Mercer County authorities
With cooperation from the regional jail, a case was built and the person who was involved in the break out attempt was taken into custody by Lt. L.B Murphy of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Parks said.
Woman jailed for trying to help inmate escape
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) -- A woman is in jail for trying to help an inmate escape, according to Mercer County Deputies.
BREAKING: Tractor-trailer accident on I-77
CAMP CREEK, WV (WVNS) - Drivers on I-77 should use caution as troopers investigate a tractor-trailer accident. It happened before 4 p.m. at around Mile Marker 23 in Camp Creek.Details are limited right now, It happened in the southbound lanes of the interstate. West Virginia 511 is cautioning peop
Toronto's top pick to land in Bluefield today
Jordan Groshans, the first round selection by the Toronto Blue Jays in June, will join the Bluefield Blue Jays today, according to General Manager Rocky Malimasura. The 18-year-old shortstop was selected with the 12th overall pick out of a high school in Magnolia, Texas. Groshans batted .333 with 39
Military base manager visits Bluefield and shares ideas on city management
Learning from each other is exactly what happened this week as Wilfred Plumley Jr., a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and now installation manager at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, spent the week with city officials, doing a deep dive into how the city operates.
Search warrant finds cocaine and child in home, one arrested
WELCH, WV (WVNS) -- A search warrant at a home in Welch uncovered a large amount of crack cocaine and put one man in jail, according to deputies.
Princeton playing for ‘Big Jo’
“This is about ‘Big Jo’, this is about him this season, man,” Princeton junior captain Aaron Edwards said.
Bluefield City Board of Directors appoints new member
"I've spent my whole life in Bluefield. I've been part of a number of civic organizations here, the chamber of commerce – two terms there...I volunteer at the (Bluefield) Union Mission, and this came out of the blue," Taylor said. "It wasn't on my bucket list, it wasn't on my radar."
Princeton Police search for suspect in theft investigation
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) - Officers with the Princeton Police Department are asking for help from the community to find a man who is wanted for stealing from a local cell phone store. The incident happened on July 30, 2018
Watchdog Probes Military Burning of Ammunition, Explosives
RADFORD, Va. — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the country, including at a sprawlingArmyammunition plant in Virginia.The inquiry announced last week was prompted by a co
Two arrested on drug charges in McDowell County
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, along with members of the West Virginia State Police and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, conducted a search warrant on a residence and executed warrants in the Welch area, Sheriff Martin West said in a press release.
Man arrested for attacking woman and burning her clothes
ROCK, WV. (WVNS)-- A man has been arrested for malicious wounding after officers said he attacked a woman and burned her clothes.Timothy Vestal was arrested on August 15 and charged with malicious wounding and attempt to commit arson.On July 7, Officers responded to a home on Acuff Road in Rock. Whe
First day of school and big changes for Tazewell County
Bluefield, VA (WVNS) - Thursday was the first day of school for Tazewell County, and things are going to be different this year.
Schools in Mercer County add resource officers
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) - For the first time, Mercer County schools have added school resource officers in the classroom.
First Volvo built at New River Valley returned - Truck News
Wilson also bought the first Volvo F86 model sold in the U.S. in the 1970s, and in 2011 it took delivery of the 500,000thU.S.-built Volvo truck.
Leasing animal shelter could save Mercer County thousands
President of the Mercer County Commission, Gene Buckner, said the proposal would mean handing over shelter operations to a non profit, but still contributing funds.
Memorials appear for student lost in deadly Route 20 collision
Courtney Conley, 17, passed away at a Roanoke,Va. hospital after being seriously injured Aug. 10 in a head-on crash at Route 20 just outside of Bluewell. Conley was a senior at Montcalm High School.
2-year-old killed in Green Valley child abuse case
GREEN VALLEY, WV (WVNS) - A mother and her boyfriend are charged in the death of a 2-year-old child. The investigation began on Aug. 8, 2018 when doctors at Charleston Area Medical Center alerted Mercer County Child Protect about the victim who was on life support and not expected to live. The boy