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Fayette County Man Sentenced For Delivery of Cocaine and Methamphetamine
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) -Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, Larry E. Harrah, II announces that on August 29, 2018, David L. Ingram of Oak Hill was found guilty following a jury trial of delivery of cocaine and methamphetamine. Following the verdict, the State filed a recidivist information becau
Two Fayette County Men Found Guilty From A Robbery Incident
UPDATE: (12/13/18) – Two Fayette County men were found guilty on several charges stemming back from a robbery incident that left people shot. Michael Ray Hodge Jr. was found guilty in court on Tuesday, December 12, 2018, on conspiracy, attempted robbery, malicious assault, and assault on a commissio
4 adults who entered West Virginia mine could face felony charges if their intention was to steal copper: Sheriff
The four people who illegally entered a West Virginia mine, where they were trapped for days, could face felony charges if investigators determine they had intended to steal copper, authorities said.
Man Who Escaped Rock House Mine Also Broke Into Another Mine Earlier This Year
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A man who was able to escape an abandoned mine has had a prior arrest for breaking into a Mine before. According to court documents, Eddie Duane Williams was charged earlier this year for grand larceny, destruction of property, and trespassing.
Beckley Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department is looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery incident. On December 13, 2018, at 10:14 p.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at the Venus Lounge located at 3166 Robert C. Byrd Drive. Through the initial investigation, it was learned th
Good Samaritan Gives Out Socks To Those In Need
OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – There is something special happening in the City of Oak Hill, one local citizen has taken it upon himself to give back to the community. A well known local citizen and businessman, known as “Tango” distributes socks to those who need them in the community. He has his own busine
WV BOE Recommends More School Funding
OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Every member of the West Virginia Board of Education approved six recommendations for increased education funding at its meeting this week. The recommendations include providing funds to adequately maintain school facilities, increase supply reimbursements above the current amo
Man rescued from mine is son of prisoner convicted of multiple mine break-ins
RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three people are alive and safe after being trapped underground for about four days, but WSAZ has obtained dozens of court records that show at least one of those people probably should have known better. His father is in prison for committing the same crime in multip
West Virginia authorities rescue 3 people trapped in abandoned mine
Three people trapped in an inactive West Virginia mine for several days were rescued on Wednesday, state officials said. The three West Virginia residents were brought to the surface and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, Samantha Smith, a spokesperson with the West Virginia Depa
A New Judge Has Been Appointed For The Fayette County Courthouse
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Governor Jim Justice has appointed a new judge for the Fayette county courthouse. A practicing Fayetteville attorney and member of Kay Casto and Chany, Tom H. Ewing, will fill the vacancy for the 12th Circuit.
Fayette County Man Arrested For Breaking Into Hospital
MONTGOMERY, WV (WOAY) – One man is in jail after entering Montgomery General Hospital with intent to steal. According to a criminal complaint, On Sunday, December 9th, 2018, Police received a call regarding an incident of a white male running through the Montgomery General Hospital.
Beckley man pleads to dozens of charges
A 25-year-old Beckley man pleaded guilty Thursday to nearly four dozen charges, including 41 felony counts of fraud with and access device and three counts of first-degree robbery.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Still Looking For Tips After Woman Went Missing Two Years Ago
HILLTOP, WV (WOAY) – Over two years have passed since Georgia Malinda Stone was last seen at her residence located at 830 Sanger Road in the Hilltop area of Fayette County at approximately 8:15 am on Monday, December 5, 2016.
Leaders praise Hutchison's Supreme Court appointment
CHARLESTON – Members of the state Supreme Court and others are praising the appointment of John Hutchison as the state’s newest justice. On Dec. 12, Gov. Jim Justice named Hutchison as the newest member of the state Supreme Court. Hutchison, who has been a circuit judge since 1995, is taking the sea
Sheriff’s office conducting criminal investigation on adults who went in coal mine
CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) – A prosecutor says a sheriff’s office is conducting a criminal investigation into four adults who went into an underground coal mine in West Virginia.
Oak Hill Police collects pet supplies
OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - For the month of December, the Oak Hill Police Department is doing a holiday drive. The department is teaming up with the Fayette County Animal Shelter for a food drive. They are asking for people to drop off food and supplies in the buggies outside.
Man charged with possession of firearm, drugs in Beckley
A man was jailed following a traffic stop in Beckley on Monday. After Cpl. N.J. Smith with the Beckley Police Department noticed a gold vehicle traveling north bound on Eisenhower Drive, the vehicle turned into the parking lot of a convenience store to allow him to pass. As soon as Smith got back be
All Remaining People Found Alive Inside Abandoned Mine
CLEAR CREEK, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training confirms the three missing individuals have been located alive in the Rock House Powellton mine in Clear Creek, Raleigh County.
Raleigh Judge John Hutchison appointed to state Supreme Court
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge John Hutchison to fill the vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court left by Justice Allen Loughry.
Crews rescue three people from WV coal mine
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV. - Authorities told our sister station WVNS that the final three people who were reported missing in an abandoned coal mine have been rescued. All four missing people were found alive. Sylvester Police confirmed the remaining three people were found just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday