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Patient accuses Raleigh Co. doctor of negligent treatment

BECKLEY - A patient is suing a Raleigh County doctor, alleging negligent treatment. Joyce Breeden filed a complaint Feb. 21 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Dr, Jeffrey N. Thaxton, alleging he violated the standard of care within the field of medicine. According to the complaint, on March 19, 2015,

WEST VIRGINIA RECORD - 2018-03-21 11:49:39

Hinton man faces charges in 2 investgations

HINTON, WV (WVNS) - Police in Hinton have arrested a man on multiple charges involving two investigations. Harry Cullotta, 35, of Hinton is charged with burglary, trespassing, battery and conspiracy along with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and being a felon i

WVNT-TV - 2018-03-21 18:04:26

Pedestrian hit on Harper Road

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - First responders are on the scene of an accident in Beckely, WV on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. It happened at around 2:55 p.m. near the Wendy's on Harper Road. That is in the area of Exit 44 of I-77. According to officials, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. There is no word on t

WVNT-TV - 2018-03-21 19:22:42

Two additional defendants plead guilty in drug trafficking conspiracy

Two additional defendants have pleaded guilty for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy. George E. Brockman II, 37, of Montgomery, entered his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, a quantity of cocaine, and a quantity

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-21 21:48:06

West Virginia woman hit man in head with frying pan during robbery, police say

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) - A West Virginia woman has been arrested after authorities say she hit a man in the head with a frying pan and robbed him. According to court documents, the robbery happened during a drug deal on Jan. 29, 2018. The victim told investigators that Lora Cohernour and a man went to

CBS17.COM - 2018-03-20 17:20:09

March 2018: More than 50 indicted in Tazewell County

$500K bond for shooting suspect's brother in school trespass$500K bond for shooting suspect's brother in school trespass Updated: Tuesday, March 20 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-03-20 22:50:36 GMT The brother of the 19-year-old man who has confessed to gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school spent th

WVVA.COM - 2018-03-21 01:00:00

Alumnus Gives Donation to Virginia Tech's Honors College

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A Virginia Tech alumnus has made the largest-ever gift to Virginia Tech's Honors College. David Calhoun's $20-million donation supports the launch of a pilot model of collaborative learning within the Honors College. The Calhoun Honors Discovery Program's emphasis will be equipping


Trial rescheduled for first-degree murder suspect

A trial has been rescheduled for a 23-year-old man charged with the January 2016 shooting death of Chante Shivers. Christopher Lamar Jones was arrested in June 2016, after a five-month search by police. He allegedly fled to Columbus, Ohio, after the incident near a Neville Street bar in Beckley. Ra

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-03-20 22:38:20

Man's death leads to Oak Hill woman's arrest on child neglect charges

A child neglect case resulted in the arrest of an Oak Hill woman Friday, Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Fridley said deputies were dispatched to a suspected drug overdose call at the Shilo Mobile Home Court in Oak Hill, where they found a male who may have died from an apparent drug o


Oak Hill man arrested for alleged burglary

An Oak Hill man was arrested Wednesday after a homeowner caught the man in the process of burglarizing his home, Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Fridley said around noon Wednesday deputies responded to the home on Hunk Hill Road in Scarbro where they found Isreal Lee Gilkey with the victim's cell pho


School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting special needs children

SALINAS, Ca. (CBS) -- Police announced Friday morning that a bus driver for the Salinas Union High School District is in custody on five charges relating to the alleged rapes of special needs children over the last 10 years, reports CBS San Francisco. Police reportedly began an investigation of Bil


Boomer brothers sentenced to prison in drug conspiracy

Two were sentenced Thursday, and two others pleaded guilty for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Cheyenne Fragale, 30, and Macon Fragale, 34, both of Boomer, previously entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of metham


Magistrate finds probable cause in Mercer Street homicide case

PRINCETON -- A Mercer County magistrate has ruled that there was probable cause in the case of Mercer County man charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found on Christmas Day. Roger Lee Lemons Jr., 46, appeared before Magistrate Charles Poe for a preliminary hearing. Lemons was arrested F


Police search for suspects in robbery

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVNS)- Bluefield Virginia Police need your help identifying two suspects who stole thousands of dollars worth of items from Wal Mart. Officers with the Bluefield, Virginia Police Department tell us this happened on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. The two men reportedlystole at least 3 tho


Raleigh County school teacher appointed as new member of PEIA task force

Prayerful. Hopeful. These are the optimistic feelings Sarita Beckett, one of Gov. Jim Justice's appointed members of the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Task Force, said she needs to have to be on her top game in aiding to find sources of funding for PEIA. The Independence Middle School m


Supervisors want to clarify filming

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Tourism season ready to roll: Officials plan, market events to make region a tourist destination

BLUEFIELD - The spring season for activities in the area are ready to roll, and in Mercer and McDowell counties in West Virginia and Tazewell County in Virginia that means ATV trail riding. "It's the start of the ATV season," said Jamie Null, director of the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bur


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Hundreds without power in Mercer County

More than 1700 homes and businesses are without power in Mercer County. The outage happened at 9:51 a.m; impacting customers in Bluefield and parts of Green Valley. According to the Appalachian Power, an issue occurred at the south Bluefield substation. Workers patrolled the line, but couldn't find


Fayette County man sentenced for domestic battery

An Oak Hill man was sentenced this week in Fayette County Circuit Court for third offense domestic battery. Joshua S. Persinger was sentenced to serve one to five years in prison for the April 29, 2017, incident. Officers responded to the domestic dispute on Webb Lane in Scarbro. The victim was tr