Family and friends of John Sommers prepare for town meeting
Family and friends of former Matoaka police Chief John Sommers met Sunday to make posters and prepare for the upcoming town hall meeting. Matoaka Mayor Todd Colonna fired police Chief John Sommers on Wednesday, and people have been protesting the decision ever since.
Former WV Governor's home goes up in flames
A former governor's home goes up in flames in Wyoming County. Firefighters nearly had the blaze under control until they ran out of water. Michael Foye said his family was at a gathering in Glen Rogers when they heard a knock on the door.
Frustrated robber takes cash register from Bluefield convenience store
Cargo convenience store on Princeton Avenue in Bluefield was robbed Sunday night. Two store employees say a white man wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans came into the store. He was wearing some type of white cloth covering his face.
Commissioner-elect Puckett building momentum for restoration of downtown Princeton
Mercer County Commissioner-elect Greg Puckett was busy tearing down the ceiling in the Old Lavon Theatre in downtown Princeton.
Concerns over deaths at VA unlicensed day cares
There are concerns over the number of deaths of children at unlicensed day care facilities in Virginia.The Richmond Times-Dispatch says at least 51 children died at unlicensed facilities over the past 10 years, compared to nine deaths at state-licensed facilities.The Department of Social Services director told the newspaper they routinely look at child fatalities in Virginia as a whole.But, it ...
ACLU supports fight against Don Blankenship gag order
More support is being given to the media outlets challenging the gag order placed on former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation filed a brief saying the gag order is prior restraint on speech.
Thief strikes Fayette County Gino's Restaurant, Sheriff's office investigating
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft that occurred early this morning in the Ansted area of Fayette County.
BSC to offer in-state tuition to qualifying military veterans, beginning July 2015
Bluefield State College will offer in-state tuition rates for qualifying military veterans attending BSC, beginning in July, 2015. Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law earlier this year the Veterans Access, Choice And Accountability Act of 2014.
Mercer County Sheriff's Chaplain Mike Forbes dies
According to an overnight post to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, Chaplain Mike Forbes died Saturday. The post also calls Forbes a former Deputy Sheriff and a former Princeton Police Officer.
Tennessee man arrested for VA armed robbery
A Tennessee man is behind bars after Virginia State Police say he robbed a store at gunpoint. Michael Braman Jr., 33, is being held at Kingsport City Jail in Tennessee on two felony counts of armed robbery and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.