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Princeton man found guilty of unlawful assault

PRINCETON - A Mercer County jury found a Princeton man guilty recently of destruction of property and unlawful assault after being tried for a malicious wounding connected to an August 2016 altercation. Hank Russell Blankenship Jr., 25, was tried before Circuit Court Judge William Sadler. While test

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-21 08:00:00

Hidden History a perfect reason to get out and about this weekend

Chris Jackson/The Register-HeraldTrish Wolfe, from Beckley, looks over photographs from the 2017 Hidden History Photo Contest on exhibit at Tamarack on Thursday. The contest is part of the region's annual Hidden History Weekend. Kristin Carnes 'Nature's Coal Car" displayed at the Hidden History Phot

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:01:00

Rabbis say Bahrain king wants Arab boycott of Israel to end

FILE - In this April 18, 2014 file photo, thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters, waving national flags, signs and pictures of jailed political figures and people killed in unrest, chant slogans during a march in A'ali, Bahrain. Two Los Angeles-based rabbis say Bahrain's king recently told

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 06:12:18

Early voting for road bond election starts today

Early voting for the "Roads to Prosperity" bond measure begins today and will continue through Oct. 4. During the special election, residents will vote whether to approve the issuance of $1.6 billion of state bonds to build and upgrade the state's roads and bridges. Early voting times and location

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living to host car wash Saturday

The Mountain State Centers for Independent Living will host a fundraising car wash Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at O'Reilly Auto Parts on Robert C. Byrd Drive in MacArthur. Proceeds will go toward the group's Independent Living Celebration of Global Proportions fundraising drive. According to a p

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 16:07:00

Jordan's young crown prince makes global debut in UN speech

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Just a year out of college, Jordan's crown prince has made his debut on the world's biggest stage, addressing the U.N. General Assembly - the clearest sign yet that he is on a fast track to a prominent public role at home and abroad. The accelerated roll-out of 23-year-old Crown

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 06:10:35

Escape rooms slated at WVU Tech

The student-run Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech will host two escape rooms in the Crime Scene House on campus Oct. 5-8. WVU Tech staff said two themed escape scenarios have been designed. The first, a take on "Alice in Wonderland," will task escapees with finding

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

30 pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine seized from Beckley home

Drug task force officers in Raleigh County seized a large amount of marijuana and hundreds of doses of methamphetamine during a bust Thursday. Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Jarrell Street in Beckley. A total of 220 doses of meth, 30 pounds of pot, and Suboxone were recovered.

WVVA.COM - 2017-09-21 23:40:00

Young has the Patriots on the rise (with VIDEO)

Mention sports at Independence High School and many first thoughts turn to the highly successful wrestling program. But the Patriots have been successful over the years in several sports. The baseball team has a state championship to its credit and has made several trips to the state tournament in C

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

Beckley man sentenced for the attempted murder of a police officer

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) It was a day of reckoning for a Beckley man who had previously pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a police officer. What started out as a routine traffic stop in July of 2016, took at turn for the worse for Beckley Police Cpl. W.L. Gravely. During the evening hours, Ral

WVVA.COM - 2017-09-21 21:11:00

Seat belt checkpoint scheduled for Beckley

Beckley Police will conduct a seat belt and safety checkpoint Monday on Johnstown Road in Beckley, with an alternate location on Rural Acres Drive. The checkpoint will be from 3 to 8 p.m., and officers will be checking for seat belt and child safety seat usage. Officers will also be checking for c

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Two arrested in Beckley drug bust

Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies and K-9 "Leo," in cooperation with Beckley Police Department and the Raleigh County Drug and Violent Task Force arrested two Beckley men after a drug bust Thursday. Officials arrested William Kessler for possession of 220 doses of methamphetamine with intent to del

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 22:28:00

Irma, now Maria: US Caribbean communities rush to send aid

NEW YORK (AP) - From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the wind and waters of hurrica

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-21 17:12:01

Zoo hopes news gorillas will form 'troop' as in the wild

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has received two female gorillas from other zoos in an effort to create a new troop mirroring those in the wild. Zoo officials say the females are 43-year-old Fredrika (fred-REEK'-uh) from Florida's Zoo Miami and 26-year-old Kebi Moya (KAY'-bee MOY'-uh) from

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 16:37:43

Beckley man arrested for solicitation of a minor

Officers with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Beckley man for solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes. James Kenneth Fruia Jr., 29, of Beckley, was arrested Friday after soliciting with an electronic device a person he thoug

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-20 16:20:00

Criminal complaint lays out scenario of woman allegedly being set on fire

Dwayne Michael Lane, 47, charged with attempted murder for allegedly lighting his girlfriend on fire Sunday, was arraigned on five additional charges Tuesday in Raleigh County Magistrate Court. Originally booked on charges of malicious or unlawful assault and attempted first-degree murder, charges o

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-19 22:39:00

Search of church property offers no clues to Gwinn's disappearance

Despite the high hopes of Cherice Gwinn's family, the search of a church property Monday did not turn up clues in her disappearance. Thomas Gwinn Jr., 49, brother of Angela "Cherice" Gwinn Stephens, a 23-year-old Mount Hope native last seen by her family in September 1993, met Sept. 7 with West Virg

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Piney Creek Canyon Band set to play Sat. at Calacino's

TODAY The Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill in Lansing will celebrate its weekly Thirsty Thursday event with a live performance from the Trailer Hippies from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. FRIDAY Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns will perform live at The Grove in Fayetteville beginning at 8 p.m. The Bicycle Band will

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Fenton makes Herd roster as walk-on

For Will Fenton, it turns out no news meant good news. The two-sport all-stater from Fayetteville was expected to have his share of college offers, some basketball and some football, as he traversed through his senior year for the Pirates. But, truly, it didn't matter which school came calling. He a

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-21 07:01:00

The Latest: Maria's eye west of San Juan: high winds, floods

David Cruz Marrero watches the waves at Punta Santiago pier hours before the imminent impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that threatens to hit the eastern region of the island with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, September 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Gius

REGISTER-HERALD - 2017-09-20 15:06:18