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Greenbrier County man found guilty of manslaughter in bow and arrow death
By Pete Davis in News | November 09, 2019 at 5:01PM LEWISBURG, W.Va. — A Charmco man charged in a death involving a compound hunting bow was convicted of voluntary manslaughter Friday. Carl Wayne Rich, 25, initially was charged with first degree murder after 29-year-old Jeffery “Jay” Andrew Booth...[read more]

Parkways Authority: Relief coming soon for drivers in Beckley widening zone
By Pete Davis in News | November 07, 2019 at 2:10PM BECKLEY, W.Va. — During the monthly meeting of the Parkways Authority Board held at Tamarack Thursday, General Manager Greg Barr said he anticipates motorists traveling on Interstate 77 soon will have more room to navigate through an especially ...[read more]

Princeton couple convicted for starvation death of toddler
By Pete Davis in News | November 07, 2019 at 7:50AM PRINCETON, W.Va. — A Mercer County couple was found guilty Wednesday on child neglect and murder charges related to the death of their son last year. Corey and Christy Moore, both of Princeton, were charged with murder by a parent, guardian or c...[read more]

Area surrounding Raleigh County Airport declared ‘AEROready’
By Pete Davis in News | November 05, 2019 at 11:32AM BEAVER, W.Va. — The seven-county region around Raleigh County Memorial Regional Airport formally received certification as AEROready communities during a presentation at the airport Monday. The designation means southern West Virginia has the c...[read more]

Appalachian Regional Commission leader: diversification essential for growth in southern W.Va.
By Pete Davis in News | November 03, 2019 at 4:17PM BECKLEY, W.Va. — During his appearance at the annual Regional Job and Resource Fair in Beckley last week, the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission urged state and local officials in the most rural areas of southern West Virginia to co...[read more]

Update: Suspect in Beckley bank robbery captured in Huntington
By Pete Davis in News | November 01, 2019 at 5:43PM HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Raleigh County man suspected of robbing a bank in downtown Beckley last week was arrested in Huntington Friday. Brian Darell Ruffin, 34, of Beckley, was wanted for the Oct. 21 robbery of the City National Bank branch on Sou...[read more]

Nicholas County woman charged in alleged murder-for-hire scheme
By Pete Davis in News | October 31, 2019 at 1:16PM SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — A Nicholas County woman is accused of soliciting an undercover police officer to commit a murder. Hollie Nicole McKinney, 30, of Summersville, was taken into custody Wednesday after she allegedly engaged in conversations wit...[read more]

Raleigh County elementary school celebrates national recognition
By Pete Davis in News | October 30, 2019 at 5:34PM BECKLEY, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice spoke with students, teachers, and administrators at Hollywood Elementary School near Beckley on Wednesday, during a ceremony to recognize the school for being selected as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School of Ex...[read more]

Update: Human remains found in Fayette County identified
By Pete Davis in News | October 29, 2019 at 5:44PM FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. — Skeletal remains discovered in the Hilltop area of Fayette County earlier this month have been identified as those of a woman reported missing nearly three years ago. According to the sheriff’s department, the Office of th...[read more]

ATV wreck claims life in Fayette County
By MetroNews Staff in News | October 28, 2019 at 10:43AM OAK HILL, W.Va. — A Fayette County man was killed in an ATV crash near Oak Hill Sunday night, authorities said. Thomas Medford, 62, of Oak Hill, was riding in the Beech Creek Hollow area at about 7:30 p.m. when he lost control of the ATV an...[read more]