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Princeton Police search for suspect in theft investigation
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) - Officers with the Princeton Police Department are asking for help from the community to find a man who is wanted for stealing from a local cell phone store. The incident happened on July 30, 2018
Schools in Mercer County add resource officers
PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) - For the first time, Mercer County schools have added school resource officers in the classroom.
Man arrested for attacking woman and burning her clothes
ROCK, WV. (WVNS)-- A man has been arrested for malicious wounding after officers said he attacked a woman and burned her clothes.Timothy Vestal was arrested on August 15 and charged with malicious wounding and attempt to commit arson.On July 7, Officers responded to a home on Acuff Road in Rock. Whe
King Coal Highway project on track after bond sale closing
The West Virginia Parkways Authority finalized a $172 million bond sale, which paves the way to provide money for the extension of the “bridge to nowhere” to Airport Road, a 3.8-mile, estimated $50 million project.
BREAKING: Deputies investigate remains found on Sullivan Road
COAL CITY, WV (WVNS) - Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department are investigating remains found in the area of Coal City, WV. The call came in at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
Leasing animal shelter could save Mercer County thousands
President of the Mercer County Commission, Gene Buckner, said the proposal would mean handing over shelter operations to a non profit, but still contributing funds.
Investigation opened into military burning of ammunition, explosives
RADFORD, Va. (AP) --The inspector general for the Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the country, including at a sprawling Army ammunition plant in Virginia.
Memorials appear for student lost in deadly Route 20 collision
Courtney Conley, 17, passed away at a Roanoke,Va. hospital after being seriously injured Aug. 10 in a head-on crash at Route 20 just outside of Bluewell. Conley was a senior at Montcalm High School.
Watchdog probes military burning of ammunition, explosives
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the country, including at a sprawling Army ammunition plant in Virginia.
New litter control cameras approved by Mercer County officials
“With the amount I have now, I concentrate on larger open dumps,” Parks said. “My cameras are used where there is a constant problem with open dumps. I get a lot of people on camera.”
2-year-old killed in Green Valley child abuse case
GREEN VALLEY, WV (WVNS) - A mother and her boyfriend are charged in the death of a 2-year-old child. The investigation began on Aug. 8, 2018 when doctors at Charleston Area Medical Center alerted Mercer County Child Protect about the victim who was on life support and not expected to live. The boy
Former WWC, WWE champion set to speak in Mercer County on bullying, suicide prevention
BLUEFIELD —The Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force is sponsoring former WWC and WWE Champion Marc Mero to come to Mercer County on Sept. 10 and 11 to speak to middle and high school students about issues such as bullying, suicide prevention, goal setting and making positive choices.
2 arrested in Beckley rape investigation
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - A pair of men are accused of raping a woman in Beckley during the night of Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 to Sunday Aug. 12. Beckley Police said it happened in the area of rails to trails near Robert C. Byrd Drive.
Second victim in Route 20 head-on collision dies
According to Lt. L.B. Murphy the Mercer County Sheriff's office is still investigating the scene though it appears the driver of the black vehicle, John Harris, 45, of Bluewell, was at fault.
Princeton Rays extend winning streak to 4
Most of the offense took place in the second inning. The visiting Royals (16-36) took a 3-0 lead on Brhet Bewley’s first Appy League home run, with two teammates aboard. The Rays did one better in their half of the frame. Wander Franco, fresh off being named league player of the week for the second
Lane sentenced to life without mercy for fatal burning of girlfriend
Lane admitted he doused Cox in gasoline Sept. 17, 2017, and set her on fire in front of her 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old niece. Cox succumbed to her injuries Oct. 4, 2017, at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
City of Princeton receives grant to help Police Department
PRINCETON, WV-- The city council applied for a federal grant with the USDA Rural Housing Service to help get the Princeton Police Department new equipment last October. At the city council meeting tonight, the City Council announced the grant that will give the department new equipment.
Friendship between a woman and a horse inspires movie
RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ)A West Virginia woman and a horse prove love has the power to heal even the deepest wounds. Now their story is being made into a major motion picture, right here in our hometown."Scene 1B. Take two," the production assistant yelled giving the marker a big clap."Action!" The direct
No tailgating at Beaver-Graham game; event with beer truck planned on Virginia side of the park
BLUEFIELD — There will be no tailgating at this year’s Beaver-Graham game, Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow said. However, a city organization will be hosting an event featuring “adult beverages” on the Virginia side of the state line.
Second-degree murder charge: Judge says case could be returned to grand jury
Thomas Michael Shine Jr., 21, of Princeton appeared before Circuit Court Judge Derek Swope for a pretrial hearing. Shine was arrested May 13 after 18-year-old Bailey Dickerson was shot during an altercation. Dickerson was driving his car during the incident at the intersection of Old Pisgah Road and