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Summers County EMS holding CPR class

HINTON, WV (WVNS) - Is learning CPR something you've always wanted to do? Well then, Summers County is the place for you. The Summers County Emergency Medical Services is holding a CPR event for the community. On Friday night they will be holding a CPR class for anyone interested in learning CPR.


Green Valley man arrested on five counts of third-degree sexual assault

PRINCETON — A Green Valley man has been arrested on five counts of third-degree sexual assault. Dustin Allen Lewis, 26, was arrested Tuesday, February 12, on five counts of third-degree sexual assault and arraigned before Magistrate Sandra Dorsey, according to statement released by the office of Mer


Gubernatorial hopeful rallies in Hinton

HINTON — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stephen Smith told a crowd gathered Thursday evening that the ills of the state, in nearly every facet of government and economics, can be reduced to a single, basic cause — the people of the state being sold out to the highest out-of-state bidder.


Former Monroe County fire chief charged with embezzlement

The former Monroe County fire chief is facing several charges related to embezzlement. Larry Dunbar is accused of using the department's debit card and checks to withdrawal money and make personal purchases, Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney's Office confirmed Friday.


West Virginia lawmaker faces calls to resign after likening LGBTQ people to KKK, 'terrorist group'

West Virginia lawmaker Eric Porterfield is facing calls to resign after a string of homophobic remarks, such as likening the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan and saying he would “see if [his kids] can swim” if they came out as gay.


Hinton Police Officers Making A Difference By Picking Up Trash In Their Town

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – Local police officers in Summers County are coming together to make a difference in their community. Deputy Chief T.S. Adkins and Patrolman L.A. Harvey, work, live and love the place they call home, Hinton. On Tuesday, February 5, they received a call of a dirty syringe laying be


Medical Cannabis Fix Moves Ahead in West Virginia

The House of Delegates voted by a wide bipartisan margin, to fix a banking issue related to medical cannabis products. Banks feared federal prosecution because marijuana remains an illegal substance at the federal level.


‘Wolves howl past Summers County in Big Atlantic

BECKLEY — Summers County head coach Chad Meador knew his team faced a tough test as a Class A school in its return to the Big Atlantic Classic. In order to capture one of the girls division championships, the Lady Bobcats would have to navigate their way through two Class AAA schools.


2019 West Virginia fishing regulations corrections

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2019 West Virginia Fishing Regulations Summary contains two errors of which anglers and other parties should note. On page 12, the code for Buffalo Fork (Pocahontas) should read BW-F, instead of W-F.


Changes being demanded after secret recordings air inside West Virginia classroom

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (ABC7) — Emotions running high outside and inside at a special meeting of the Berkeley County School Board as protestors demand two Special Education Aides heard on a secret recording making disturbing comments to students be fired.


Cartersville Man Pleads Guilty to Fed Drug, Gun Crimes in West Virginia

William Gregory “Will” Chappell, 32 of Cartersville, pleaded guilty this week to federal drug and gun charges involving a narcotics pipeline from Cartersville to West Virginia.


February 2019: Twenty indicted in Monroe County

(WVVA) Twenty men and woman have been indicted by the latest grand jury in Monroe County. Charges include breaking and entering, burglary, drug offenses, DUI, embezzlement, fleeing from police, forgery, grand larceny, strangulation and wanton endangerment.


Plea deal given to Bluefield man in child pornography case

PRINCETON — A Bluefield man remains incarcerated and is now deciding if he will plead guilty to charges related to child pornography. Lester Burnette, 37, was charged last week on four counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of filming/photographing minors in a sex act. He remains a


Nine honored for efforts to preserve West Virginia history

WHEELING — Nine area residents have been chosen as West Virginia History Heroes in recognition of their efforts to preserve the history and heritage of the Northern Panhandle.


WV Woman Holds Burglar at Gunpoint until Deputies Arrive

CORINNE, WV (WVNS) - It was a bad day for one burglar in the Mountain State. Wyoming County. Deputies were called to a home in Corinne, WV after a homeowner told dispatchers she was holding a man who broke into her home at gunpoint.


Region 6 West Virginia History Bowl held in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — Kids from across the Northern Panhandle hit Independence Hall to show off their West Virginia knowledge on Thursday. The Region 6 West Virginia History Bowl was held in Wheeling.


Rainelle man arrested for fleeing from deputies

A man is in jail after allegedly fleeing from deputies Wednesday night in the Corliss area. Fayette County Sheriff's deputies were notified of a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle on Loops Road, and that the second vehicle had fled the scene. Deputies were later able to locate this vehicle o


This week in West Virginia history

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Feb. 13, 1800: General John Jay Jackson was born near Parkersburg. He served in the Seminole War as a member of Gen. Andrew Jackson’


Wet snow early Saturday morning

(WVVA) A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Mercer, Summers, western Greenbrier, southeast Fayette, Raleigh and Wyoming counties for light snow late Friday night through midday Saturday.


Former substance abuse counselor guilty of giving fentanyl to patient

(WVVA) A Beckley man and former substance abuse counselor enters a guilty plea to illegally trafficking fentanyl. David Reeves, 51, of Beckley worked as a counselor for the Charleston Treatment Center from 2016-2018. During that time, Reeves had an “inappropriate relationship with a patient,” accord