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Former Bluefield resident elected president-elect of the American Medical Association

Harris, who has a private practice, is also an adjunct professor in the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and has a long background in the realm of organized medicine.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-06-17 08:45:00

Son following in dad's footsteps in Tazewell County Sheriff's Office

Tazewell, VA - On Father's Day, we honor fathers across the nation. Some children follow in their father's footsteps when they chose their career. That's the case in Tazewell County for one man who decided to become a sheriff's deputy, like his father.

WVNT-TV - 2018-06-18 11:57:36

Official says E-ZPass available across state line in Bluefield, Va.

Bluefield, VA -A local option to obtain a West Virginia Turnpike E-ZPass and transponder is available, but residents have to cross state lines to purchase it.


PETA increases award in Mercer County animal abuse case to $8,000

PRINCETON – PETA is offering a $5,000 reward to join an existing $3,000 reward from the Mercer County Humane Society to find those responsible in an animal cruelty case involving the brutal death of a pit bull and the severe abuse of another.


Troubles mounting for Tazewell County businessman

A Federal judge in Abingdon issued an injunction June 12 freezing the assets of Larry Wayne Price Jr., 38 of Bluefield. Thomas Cullen, Jr. U.S. Attorney for the Abingdon division filed the request for an injunction claiming Price is suspected of scamming $17,700,000 from people who believed they wer


Husband, wife indicted on sex crime charges

Henry Vincent Bennett, 25, and April Dawn Bennett, 24, were both indicted by a Mercer County Grand Jury on charges of sexual assault first degree, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust, incest, gross child neglect, creating a substantial risk of death or seri


Holmberg sees 'big-leaguers' in 2018 Bluefield Blue Jays

Holmberg didn’t seem to mind having his supper interrupted at least three times by fans remarking, “Glad to have you back!”

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-06-18 03:45:00

1 man dies of injuries sustained from fire at Army plant

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has died.The Joint Munitions Command of the U.S. Army says Andrew Goad died Saturday due to injuries sustained during last week's blaze at Radford Army

COURIER-EXPRESS - 2018-06-17 16:33:05

Officials increase reward in gruesome, severe animal abuse case to $8,000

PRINCETON —PETA is offering a $5,000 reward to join an existing $3,000 reward from the Mercer County Humane Society to find those responsible in an animal cruelty case involving the brutal death of a pit bull and the severe abuse of another.


Phone conversations in jail used in court

Although posted notices warn inmates at the New River Valley Jail in Dublin that phone calls are recorded, defendants in cases ignore the warnings and give out details that can, and are, often used by prosecutors in court.


Court date set for Bluefield woman charged with embezzlement

Teresa Blankenship-Barringer, 56, of Bluefield was arraigned before Judge Jack S. Hurley, Jr. The court was advised she had retained John Jessee an attorney from Abingdon and Hurley set the case for review on Aug. 23.


Bluefield Fitness and Recreation Center remodel set for July 2

Formerly the Greater Bluefield Community Center, the facility was taken over by the city of Bluefield on February 1. Since the transfer, the newly named Fitness and Recreation Center has been staffed and underwent a total rebranding.


Exotic Entertainment Ordinance Gets Green Light in Mercer County

Princeton, WV - The Mercer County Commission has passed the exotic entertainment ordinance.The ordinance passed unanimously yesterday.This ordinance now changes the distance an exotic entertainment business can be from a church, school or tourist attraction from two thousand feet-- to now one mile.T


Pulaski Police searching for two men wanted for fraud

PULASKI, Va. (WDBJ7)Pulaski Police are searching for two men wanted for fraud.Police released a video of the two at a checkout counter.No additional information has been given at this time.If you can identify the two men or have any information, you're asked to call Detective Rick Riddle at 540-994-


Taco Bell handing out free tacos Wednesday

It's part of the "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion. Since the Golden State Warriors won Game 3 of the NBA Finals on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, we get to enjoy a free taco.


Three Mercer County hotels still behind on county taxes

In a letter dated May 24 to the International Hotels Group (IHG), which owns the Holiday Inn Express near Princeton, the Mercer County Commission describe its “blatant disregard for West Virginia state law, and its belligerence in its obligation to pay the hotel occupancy tax in a timely manner in a


Radford Army Ammunition Plant resumes production after fire that injured 3

RADFORD, Va.- Leaders at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant plan to be back to full production soon, following a fire earlier this week that injured three men.


Police continue investigation into Bluefield home invasion

The woman, who declined to give her name, said she took a .38-caliber pistol from her purse, which was by her side, and fired at them. Ross said there was a bullet hole in the door.


Bluefield, Va., residents question proposed $6 million multipurpose athletic center

BLUEFIELD,Va. — Residents questioned Tuesday a proposed $6 million multipurpose athletic center for the town of Bluefield, Va., and the possibility of removing a baseball field next to Graham Middle School.


Northbound traffic on I-77 Bluefield to Princeton project will switch to fast lane on Tuesday; Detour remains in effect for truck traffic

All northbound trucks are directed to leave Interstate 77, get on Rt. 460 east to Princeton and reenter the interstate at Exit 9 as work continues on rebuilding the northbound lanes, with only one lane open to passengers vehicles only. However, many truck and RV drivers are ignoring the detour signs