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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.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 14:02:00

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.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 21:37:00

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.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 14:40:00

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.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-17 14:31:00

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

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-16 20:16:22

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

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 04:05:00

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.

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

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.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-17 14:52:45

Princeton playing for ‘Big Jo’

“This is about ‘Big Jo’, this is about him this season, man,” Princeton junior captain Aaron Edwards said.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 03:28:00

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."

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

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

MILITARY.COM - 2018-08-16 12:00:00

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.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 20:46:00

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.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-16 23:48:27

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.

WVNT-TV - 2018-08-15 22:30:23

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.

TRUCKNEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 14:18:45

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