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Reward increased for man accused of shooting Bluefield, Virginia officer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The reward for a Bluefield, West Virginia man accused of shooting a Bluefield, Virginia police officer has doubled. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Friday any information that leads to the arrest of Donquale Maurice Gray, 25, is connected to a reward of $20,000. The Marshals


Driver crashes into Bluefield, VA store

BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) The driver of an SUV caused serious damage to the entrance of a Dollar General Market in Bluefield, Virginia. It happened Friday afternoon off Leatherwood Lane when the vehicle crashed into a column, sending bricks flying through the store’s glass doors.


Mercer County school board, teacher accused of negligence and child abuse

PRINCETON — A child with autism is suing an education board and a teacher, citing alleged negligence, child abuse and other counts. C.H., a minor who is suing by his (adult) next friend J.H., filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Mercer County Board of Education and Marlene Robinson, all


2 arrested on drug charges in McDowell County

(WVVA) Police in McDowell County arrested a man and woman on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine and Suboxone. Members of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, the West Virginia State Police in Welch, and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force searched a home in the Sandy Huff area


West Virginia House Approves Teacher Pay Hike

In the end, it wasn't even close. On a vote of 89 to 8, the House of Delegates approved a 5% pay raise for teachers, school support staff and.


Family alleges illness stemmed from mold on Little Caesar's pizza

PRINCETON — Adoptive parents are suing food merchants, citing alleged breach of implied warranties. Tammy L. Belcher and Ronald Belcher, the adoptive mother and the guardian of Jason Belcher, a minor, filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against VDM Management Company Inc. and Little Caesar Ent


Employees react to viral video of confrontation at West Virginia restaurant

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP) — A video of a conflict between a customer and employees at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is going viral, and employees say the customer's behavior was unacceptable.


Mercer County Grand Jury indictments released

PRINCETON — The Mercer County Grand Jury has completed its February 2019 term. A number of indictments were returned by the grand jurors, according to Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler.


Armed and dangerous fugitive has connections to Chicago

BLUEFIELD — An armed and dangerous fugitive who shot a Bluefield, Va. police officer has connections to Chicago, Ill., police confirmed Friday. Police say they have received "dozens of tips" concerning the whereabouts of Donquale "DJ" Gray, 25, of Bluefield, who is wanted on a charge of attempted ca


Woman sues after falling in Mercer Mall parking lot

PRINCETON — A patron is suing Kentucky corporations, citing alleged negligence and premises liability. Jan Mathena filed a complaint Jan. 3 in Mercer Circuit Court against Summit Foods Services Inc., et al. alleging that they failed to maintain a parking lot free from defects.


Relatives indicted in 2018 starvation case

PRINCETON – Two relatives of a child who died in November 2018 after being brought underweight and malnourished to a Mercer County hospital have been indicted on charges including child neglect resulting in death and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.


Two arrested after search warrant executed at McDowell County residence

IAEGER — A search warrant executed at a McDowell County residence netted narcotics and two arrest. Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, troopers with the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police and members of the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force conducted


Parents outraged after video surfaces of employees being rough with children

SOPHIA, WV (WVNS) - A Raleigh County parent contacted 59News on Friday, February 22, claiming she has video of a daycare employee forcefully pushing her daughter to the floor in an attempt to get her to lay down. The incident in question, reportedly happened at the Rising Star Day Care in Sophia.


Bluefield man involved in robbery ruled unfit for drug treatment facility

PRINCETON — A Bluefield man who was charged in 2017 with helping lure two Tennessee men to Mercer County and rob them was sent back to prison Thursday when he was ruled unfit for a facility offering drug addiction treatment.


Additional reward raises total to $20K in fugitive search

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The National Police Defense Foundation is contributing a $10,000 reward in the apprehension of a man accused of shooting a police officer in Bluefield, W.Va.


Shooting suspect still at large

BLUEFIELD — A $10,000 reward for information leading to a suspect wanted for the Feb. 16 shooting and wounding of a Bluefield,Va. police officer remained uncollected Thursday as law enforcement agencies continued to receive tips.


Summers County wins big, Montcalm defends home court for chance at sectional title

Four teams entered Thursday night with hopes of becoming Class A Region III, Section 2 champions, but only two could advance. In Hinton, Taylor Isaac couldn’t be contained by the Mount View defense. She scored a game-high 33 points in the 90-31 victory over the Lady Knights.


Police following up on 'dozens of tips' on whereabouts of shooting suspect

BLUEFIELD — As the manhunt continues for an armed and dangerous fugitive who shot a Bluefield, Va. police officer, investigators say they have been following up on "dozens of tips" received from the public. A $10,000 reward is still being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Donquale


Bluefield EMS warns people of potential flooding

Mercer County, WV (WVNS) - Wet weather in the mountains creates for saturated ground and can lead to flooding. Bluefield Rescue Squad said to be very careful going out anywhere this weekend and to be patient.


JUST IN: Craig and Giles County Public schools closing early today, Feb. 22.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - Due to possible flooding, some schools have announced early releases for Friday.