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Raleigh County Man Arrested For Threatening To Shoot-up Beckley Police Department

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County man is in jail after making terroristic threats. On April 9, 2019, at around 2:15 pm, an individual identifying himself as Anthony Brown called into the Beckley Police Department records division and inquired about a seized firearm. When Beckley Police records p


Raleigh County man sentenced for drug distribution

A Raleigh County man who admitted to selling oxycodone and heroin was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. Steven Rumbold, 49, of Glen Morgan, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for distribution.


Bluestone State Park campgrounds damaged from flood waters

HINTON, WV (WVNS) - The campgrounds at Bluestone State Park will not open on schedule due to weather related damage. Heavy rains and major flooding over the winter caused two road slides and electrical damage to the campground, picnic area and swimming pool. Park superintendent, Joseph Swinny, told


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Watershed group to host raptor exhibit, other events

MONTGOMERY — Several birds of prey, including a bald eagle, will be on view at close range as part of a public event scheduled April 27 at Morris Creek. To mark the birthday of noted American bird scientist and painter John Audubon, who was born in April 1785, the Morris Creek Watershed Association


Beckley Police Need Your Help Identifying Four People Wanted For Theft

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured individuals involved in thefts from Kroger on Harper Road and Kohl’s on N. Eisenhower Drive on April 19, 2019.


West Virginia man finds father's iconic photograph in Mueller Report

Charleston, W. Va. (WOWK) - A West Virginia man wants answers tonight, after discovering an iconic photo of his father, inside the controversial Mueller Report. Ronnie Hipshire's father, Lee, spent decades as a coal miner. Photojournalist Earl Dotter perfectly captured his grit and determination in


Summers County Earth Day celebration set for April 28

Summers County residents will be able to celebrate Mother Earth on April 28 as an Earth Day celebration is set for Bellepoint Park in Hinton. The celebration, which will take place between 1 and 4 p.m., will feature displays, activities, speakers, giveaways and a free lunch for participants.


Talcott Volunteer Fire Department restored, shares progress with the community

TALCOTT, WV (WVNS) - The Talcott Volunteer Fire Department sits proudly with its engines in line. It was in June of 2016 when the department was closed by state officials who cited lack of crew members and equipment testing.


Hinton Gearing Up For ‘Our Community Cares Flea Fair’

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – The 1st Saturday of every month starting in May, there will be a Flea Market held in Downtown Hinton. Our Community Cares Flea Fair will be held on the 1st Saturday of each month in May, June, July, September, and October (not in August due to the Water Festival). It will begin a


Baltimore Man Sentenced More Than 30 Years In 2016 West Virginia Heroin Deaths

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for providing heroin that resulted in the May 2016 deaths of two West Virginia men.


Princeton woman arrested after sending child porn on Facebook

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. says a Princeton woman was arrested Tuesday after an investigation revealed she was using Facebook to send child porn. Elizabeth Haway, 42, faces several charges after a search warrant of her residence revealed she was sharing child porn online.


State Police Search for Missing West Virginia Man

PANTHER, WV (WVNS) - State Police need help finding a missing man from the Mountain State. Troopers say David Ray Cline has been missing since April 3, 2019. Cline was last seen in the Panther area of McDowell County.


Future of medicinal cannabis in West Virginia discussed

MORGANTOWN – With the legality of medicinal cannabis and its byproducts evolving daily in West Virginia, its future use and application are still up in the air. At the Bridges Without Boundaries business summit Tuesday, Dr. James Kotcon, conservation chair of the West Virginia Chapter of Sierra Club


Civil case held against woman guilty of embezzlement

PRINCETON — A Mercer County woman who pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $1 million from her employers and using some of it to fund a daughter’s cupcake bakery came to a civil hearing Monday in Mercer County Circuit Court about possible restitution.


FEMA: West Virginia doing a better job of monitoring grants

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is doing a better job of observing disaster grant recipients after changes were made to the state agency monitoring those grants, an official with the Federal Emergency Management Administration Tuesday said.


West Virginia Man Cited for Loaded Gun at D.C. Airport

WASHINGTON, DC (WOWK) - A West Virginia resident was cited by police after TSA officers detected a loaded handgun in the man's carry-on bag at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Tuesday.


Man arrested for stealing credit card from family caregiver

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) -- A Greenbrier County man is facing a long list of charges for using a stolen credit card. Officers said Joseph Lewis McCoy was caught on surveillance video trying to buy two $500 prepaid cards with a stolen credit card at a Dollar General in Alderson. An investigation revealed


Man charged with killing mother, severely injuring father

STANAFORD, WVa. (WVNS) - Deputies have released the name of a man who is charged with murder in connection to a deadly domestic dispute. Raleigh County Deputies arrested Rodney Bailey Sunday morning. He is charged with murder and malicious wounding. Bailey is in Southern Regional Jail with no bond.


Community Uneasy Amidst Trail Attacks

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Rails-to-Trails has been a popular walking area for years, but a number of attacks over recent years have put the community on edge. Attacks such as rapes, shootings and stabbings have occurred on the trail. The most recent happened Monday afternoon in broad daylight. Police