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Driver crashes into Bluefield, VA store

BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) The driver of an SUV caused serious damage to the entrance of a Dollar General Market in Bluefield, Virginia. It happened Friday afternoon off Leatherwood Lane when the vehicle crashed into a column, sending bricks flying through the store’s glass doors.


Man wanted for shooting Bluefield officer is originally from Chicago

BLUEFIELD, Va. - Virginia State Police say the man wanted in connection with the shooting of a police officer is originally from Chicago. DJ Gray, 25, is known to visit family and friends in Chicago, according to police.


Police following up on 'dozens of tips' on whereabouts of shooting suspect

BLUEFIELD — As the manhunt continues for an armed and dangerous fugitive who shot a Bluefield, Va. police officer, investigators say they have been following up on "dozens of tips" received from the public. A $10,000 reward is still being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Donquale


Respite retreat comes to Bluefield Inn

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) - The Bluefield Inn is hosting a respite retreat this weekend for women. The Inn holds this event exclusively for mothers and caregivers who have children with special needs. The three day event kicked off today and goes through Sunday.


Bluefield man involved in robbery ruled unfit for drug treatment facility

PRINCETON — A Bluefield man who was charged in 2017 with helping lure two Tennessee men to Mercer County and rob them was sent back to prison Thursday when he was ruled unfit for a facility offering drug addiction treatment.


Shooting suspect still at large

BLUEFIELD — A $10,000 reward for information leading to a suspect wanted for the Feb. 16 shooting and wounding of a Bluefield,Va. police officer remained uncollected Thursday as law enforcement agencies continued to receive tips.


Bluefield claims Class AA Region III, Section 2 championship

The Lady Beavers and the Lady Panthers met up in Princeton for shot at a sectional title. PikeView remained within striking distance throughout the first three quarters and made their move in the fourth. Laken McKinney scored two of her 21 points to tie the game with three minutes to play.


Employees react to viral video of confrontation at West Virginia restaurant

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP) — A video of a conflict between a customer and employees at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is going viral, and employees say the customer's behavior was unacceptable.


Two arrested after search warrant executed at McDowell County residence

IAEGER — A search warrant executed at a McDowell County residence netted narcotics and two arrest. Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, troopers with the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police and members of the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force conducted


Mercer County school board, teacher accused of negligence and child abuse

PRINCETON — A child with autism is suing an education board and a teacher, citing alleged negligence, child abuse and other counts. C.H., a minor who is suing by his (adult) next friend J.H., filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Mercer County Board of Education and Marlene Robinson, all


Reward doubled in officer shooting

BLUEFIELD — A reward has been doubled for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for shooting and wounding a Bluefield police officer Saturday. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) posted a $5,000 reward Monday for information leading to the apprehension of Donquale M. Gray, 25, of Bluefield,


2 arrested on drug charges in McDowell County

(WVVA) Police in McDowell County arrested a man and woman on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine and Suboxone. Members of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, the West Virginia State Police in Welch, and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force searched a home in the Sandy Huff area


Teacher, State Troopers Pay Raise Bill Passes West Virginia House

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that gives 5% pay raise to teachers, school personnel, and state troopers. The bill passed with a vote of 94 to four.


Section of Route 102, near Bluefield, Va., closed due to downed power line

BLUEFIELD, Va. — A section of Route 102 between Bluefield, Va. and Falls Mills is still closed due to a downed power line. At least two other power lines, near the old Woodtech building, are hanging close to the main road.


Mercer County Grand Jury indictments released

PRINCETON — The Mercer County Grand Jury has completed its February 2019 term. A number of indictments were returned by the grand jurors, according to Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler.


Cumberland men fall at Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Christian Lester posted eight kills and Arthur Amorim added six, but Bluefield College hit .300 for the match in a 3-0 victory over Cumberland in men’s volleyball action Wednesday.


Wristbands to raise money for late Tony Webster's scholarship fund

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) - A former coach of late Bluefield High School football player, Tony Webster, created a way to raise money for his scholarship fund. Rusty Coeburn of Bluefield made wristbands that read, 'Tony Webster, Humble and Blessed,' to sell in businesses around the Bluefield area. Webster


Bluefield EMS warns people of potential flooding

Mercer County, WV (WVNS) - Wet weather in the mountains creates for saturated ground and can lead to flooding. Bluefield Rescue Squad said to be very careful going out anywhere this weekend and to be patient.


VSP continue to search for shooting suspect

The Virginia State Police and U.S. Marshals Service continue to follow up on tips from the public and investigative leads concerning the whereabouts of shooting suspect Donquale M. Gray.


Family alleges illness stemmed from mold on Little Caesar's pizza

PRINCETON — Adoptive parents are suing food merchants, citing alleged breach of implied warranties. Tammy L. Belcher and Ronald Belcher, the adoptive mother and the guardian of Jason Belcher, a minor, filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against VDM Management Company Inc. and Little Caesar Ent