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News in Mercer County, West Virginia

Deer gun-season starts next week in West Virginia
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:45:02 -0800

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) - Deer hunters are getting ready to fan out across West Virginia for the start of the two-week gun season.The Division of Natural Resources says the season...

Rabies suspected in Mercer County
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:30:28 -0800

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) Mercer County Health Department and Animal Control officials say a dog suspected of having rabies was put down, and that they're searching for another dog that may be rabid in the Rock area of Mercer County...

A local group makes a labyrinth to help hungry families
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:45:11 -0800

A local group walked to raise food donations for hungry families in Mercer County. The group met at Goodwyn's chapel where they made a labyrinth out of food and canned goods. The idea was to help local families in need while walking to get away from the distractions of the daily hustle and bustle. Coordinator Kaleb Falyn says, "Gods a giver and were trying to give back in the spirit of God, he ...

Crews battle early morning fire in Mercer County
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:16:20 -0800

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A mobile home catches fire Thursday morning in Mercer County.The call came in to the 911 center at 6:37 a.m...

BSC fall enrollment down 11 percent
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:00:02 -0800

Fall enrollment is down at most of West Virginia's public four-year colleges and universities.State figures show about 65,400 students are enrolled in public four-year schools. That's down 1.6 percent from the fall of 2013. The largest drop occurred at Bluefield State College, where enrollment declined by nearly 11 percent.West Virginia University's enrollment fell by 1 percent.Enrollment also ...

A man is in custody after a standoff with law enforcement on Thursday
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:15:06 -0800

William Ray Smith has been charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment, and kidnapping. West Virginia State Police in Oak Hill....

Results by county in Southern West Virginia races
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:55:32 -0800

The following are unofficial results from county-level races in Southern West Virginia: MADISON - Incumbent Democrat Eddie Hendricks defeated Republican challenger Aaron Boggs Tuesday in the race for a Boone County Commission seat. Hendricks received 57 percent of the vote, with 3,551 to Boggs' 2,721 with all 34 precincts reporting. County Clerk Gary Williams said the win will earn Hendricks his ...

Vehicle goes over embankment on I-77
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:01:12 -0800

(WVVA)- A man miraculously walks away unharmed after flying over an embankment off the interstate today. According to West Virginia State Police, the driver was on I-77 north, on his way home from work, when he fell asleep at the wheel. Just before he reached exit-five toward Ingleside, he crossed the median and flew over the embankment going over the tree line. The vehicle landed in a ditch and ...

SHOOT, DON'T SHOOT: How law enforcement prepares for dangerous situations
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:45:28 -0800

Officer-involved shootings, like the one in ferguson, missouri, can be heavily scrutinized. Everyone has their opinions as to who was right and who was wrong.So what is it like for officers having to sometimes make that life-or-death decision to fire their weapons? We decided to find out.Multiple times each year, Greenbrier County Sheriff's deputies come to the Practical Firearms Training ...

Lawmakers return to Richmond for judge votes
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:30:02 -0800

State lawmakers are set to return to Richmond to vote on a new Virginia Supreme Court justice and make a final tweak to the budget...