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Bluefield man pleads guilty to 2017 hit-and-run charges
PRINCETON — A Bluefield man has pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic battery in a plea agreement related to a July 2017 hit-and-ran incident. Daniel Jason Chauncey, 22, told Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler Friday morning he understood he could get up to a year in prison on the cha
West Virginia man convicted of child sex abuse in less 30 minutes
PRINCETON, W.Va. — A jury took less than 30 minutes to convict a West Virginia man who told police he sexually abused a 3-year-old girl by accident. Mercer County prosecutor George Sitler tells news outlets that 26-year-old Henry Vincent Bennett was found guilty Thursday of first-degree sexual assau
84 Lumber closing in Bluefield
BLUEFIELD – Merchandise was being cleared out of a local store Friday while a homemake sign placed outside its entrance announced that it was closing its doors. Employees at 84 Lumber off Route 52 near Bluefield confirmed that the outlet was closing. Its last day is Dec. 21, one employee said.
Incest pedophile said he molested girl, 3, by accident after mistaking her for his wife
A pedophile unsuccessfully tried to claim that he only molested a three year-old girl on two separate occasions after mistaking her for his wife. Henry Bennett, 26, of Bluefield, West Virginia, told cops that the two attacks on the toddler – one involving oral sex and another where he used a sex toy
Bluefield and Princeton earn victories in Princeton Tournament
The 2018 Princeton Tournament began with a matchup between the Bluefield Beavers and the Mount View Golden Knights. Behind a 22-point performance from Braeden Crews, Bluefield came away with a lop-sided 73-28 victory.
Emergency meeting approved, Bluefield State College
An emergency meeting has been scheduled at Bluefield State College next week at the Boyd Conference Room in Conley Hall. Reverend Gary Moore, Chairman of the Board of Governors, has confirmed the emergency meeting was approved and will be taking place on Monday morning.
Bluefield nurse arrested for drugging and sexually assaulting a teenager
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) -- A registered nurse from Bluefield is accused of giving excessive drugs to a teenager and then trying to sexually abuse her while she was under the influence.
High School Basketball Scoreboard – December 14
Oak Hill 68, Westside 56 (video highlights above) Midland Trail 63, Richwood 58 (video highlights above) Greenbrier East 56, Woodrow Wilson 54 (video highlights above)
Years of planning pay off with new Tazewell County animal shelter
TAZEWELL, Va. — After years of planning and work, Tazewell County has a new “state-of-the-art” animal shelter. A ribbon-cutting was held Thursday afternoon at the 11,000-sq.-ft. facility on Camp Joy Road, just west of Bluefield, Va.
Bluefield man found guilty of child molestation
MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) It took a jury less than half an hour to convict a man of sexual assault against a three-year-old. The two-day trial against Henry Vincent Bennett, 26, of Bluefield, WV, ended Thursday.
Graham state champs to participate in Bluefield, Va Christmas parade
Aaron Edwards, right, and the Graham state championship winning football team will be special guests at the Bluefield, Virginia Christmas parade that begins on Saturday at 11 a.m...Events to honor the G-Men are being planned for early in 2019.
Bennett guilty of child sexual abuse
PRINCETON - A jury took less than 30 minutes Thursday to convict a Mercer County man of first-degree sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, and incest involving a 3-year-old child.
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.
West Virginia authorities rescue 3 people trapped in abandoned mine
Three people trapped in an inactive West Virginia mine for several days were rescued on Wednesday, state officials said. The three West Virginia residents were brought to the surface and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, Samantha Smith, a spokesperson with the West Virginia Depa
Bluefield Holiday of Lights Festival re-opened after winter storm
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) - The city of Bluefield Holiday of Lights Festival is now re-open. After Sunday's big winter storm, the city of Bluefield decided to close the light festival for a few days to make sure that everyone would be safe. Sunday's storm brought many inches of snow, causing the festival
Little Jimmie fund remains far from goal
BLUEFIELD — This year’s Community Christmas Tree is still $13,572 short of this year’s $40,000 goal. As fundraising continues, it isn’t too late to help ensure that hundreds of children in need have a happy Christmas.
Mercer County Schools: Procedure for delay, closure remains same
BLUEFIELD — Although many area school systems, including Tazewell, Buchanan, Bland and Giles counties, were closed on Wednesday, Mercer County remained open and on a regular schedule.
Trial opens in sexual abuse case
PRINCETON – A Mercer County man silently wept Wednesday as he listened to a recording in which he first told a Bluefield police detective that he did not sexually abuse, then said two sexual acts with a 3-year-old child.
Melting, refreezing roads leave area and schools worried
BLUEFIELD — Winter Storm Diego’s impact is still being felt throughout the region. With no more snow in our immediate forecast, where are we with the state of travel?. Princeton City Manager, Mike Webb, said, “Right now we are worried about the melting and refreezing on the roads.”
All Remaining People Found Alive Inside Abandoned Mine
CLEAR CREEK, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training confirms the three missing individuals have been located alive in the Rock House Powellton mine in Clear Creek, Raleigh County.