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West Virginia DNR Director to retire
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:13 -0800

CHARLESTON, WV (December 19, 2014) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the retirement of Frank Jezioro, longtime director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Gov. Tomblin thanked Jezioro...

28 busted in drug roundup in Raleigh County
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:28:12 -0800

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) 28 people are busted on drug charges in Raleigh County on Thursday.The warrants were served by Beckley Police, HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force, Raleigh County Sheriff's Department...

Ky. company awarded contract for W.Va. expressway project
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:11:53 -0800

West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox says in the release that the project will be the Division of Highway's first public-private partnership project under a 2013 state law. The law allows the DOH commissioner to reach public-private road project deals without legislative approval.

Firefighters battle structure fire in Raleigh County
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:58:25 -0800

TOLLEYTOWN, WV(WVVA) Firefighters are called back to the scene of a structure fire in Raleigh County. The initial call came in just after midnight to a residence on Central Avenue in Tolleytown...

Ky. Company Awarded Contract for Coalfields Expressway
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:05:29 -0800

When completed, the Coalfields Expressway will run from Raleigh County in West Virginia to Buchanan County in Virginia.

West Virginia man is shot with an arrow during apparent homicide
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:58:13 -0800

WELLSBURG, WV (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot with an arrow in Brooke County.Police tell media outlets that 51-year-old Wesley Plants...

Mac's Toy Fund helped more than 2,000 for Christmas
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:59:12 -0800

BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Mac's Toy Fund distributed toys for children to have on Christmas at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.The toys were purchased through donations but not all of them were new.Refurbished toys were also up for grabs courtesy of the Boy Scouts, prisoners from a federal prison and volunteers. Tickets were sent to residents from the Department of Health and Human ...

Ky. company tapped for W.Va. expressway section
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:43:00 -0800

The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Kentucky company has won a contract to build a section of the Coalfields Expressway in Southern West Virginia. Bizzack Construction LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, bid about $45 million for the project. West Virginia officials announced the contract on Friday in a news release. The new segment will link Mullens to sections of the expressway under ...

Pedestrian hit in Beckley sent to hospital
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:13:12 -0800

A person is taken to the hospital after being hit by a car on Saturday. Raleigh County dispatchers say it happened around 7:15 p.m. at the Beckley crossing in front of the Hobby Lobby.

AAA says more drivers will hit the roads this holiday season
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:59:53 -0800

With Christmas less than a week away, the hustle and bustle of Holiday travel is in full swing again. Especially for those trying to get a head start.