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Past articles by Katy:

UPDATE: Bluefield WV shooting suspect appears in court for plea hearing

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:00 PM UPDATE: PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Terrance Williams appeared in court on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 for a plea hearing. His lawyer, Ward Morgan, said Williams was evaluated on three separate occasions to determine whether he was mentally competent at the time of the crime. Morgan said those evaluations determined […] → Read More

LATEST: Basketball coach indicted for sexually abusing player

Jan. 23, 2020 3:45 p.m. UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A local youth basketball coach was indicted for sexual abuse. A Grand Jury returned indictments for Brian Kidd on January 23, 2020. Kidd is accused of sexually abusing one of his underage players. He was charged with six counts of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, […] → Read More

Police officer arrested, charged with battery

DANIELS, WV (WVNS) -- A Beckley Police officer is on paid administrative leave following an alleged attack a woman. → Read More

Death of Tazewell Co. woman under investigation

A Tazewell County, Virginia woman is dead after reportedly jumping out of a vehicle. → Read More

LATEST: Woman killed in train accident identified

IAEGER, WV (WVNS) -- 5 p.m. May 23, 2019 -- State Troopers released new details in an accident involving a train in McDowell County. On Thursday, the state medical examiner's officer was able to identify the woman who was hit by a Norfolk Southern train in the Iaeger area. → Read More

High school senior killed in ATV accident

At Greenbrier West, Chad Ramsey graced the gridiron as a triple threat, a quarterback, runningback and wing. But to then-Cavalier football coach David Witt, he possessed a consistent quality from the first practice to the final game. → Read More

UPDATE: Deputies arrest man who burglarized Crab Orchard home

UPDATED STORY 5/8/2019 Deputies have found a man wanted for burglarizing a home on Wilcox Avenue in Crab Orchard. They arrested Joseph Buckland after discovering his car was stuffed with stolen items. Officers also discovered a lawn mower in his car, which they said he had stolen from another home in the area. Buckland was also wanted for escaping from home confinement. He is facing several… → Read More

Accident closes Route 63 in Greenbrier County

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) -- An accident has shutdown a busy roadway in Greenbrier County. → Read More

Fatal accident involving tree reported in Summers County

JUMPING BRANCH, WV (WVNS) -- Deputies confirm one person has died following an accident involving a tree in Summers County. → Read More

Shots fired toward elementary school has investigators looking for suspects

MATOAKA, WV (WVNS) -- What investigators believe started as a target practice now has them looking for the people behind the trigger. → Read More

Man arrested for stealing credit card from family caregiver

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) -- A Greenbrier County man is facing a long list of charges for using a stolen credit card. → Read More

First responders invited to free lunch

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) -- First responders are invited to a free lunch on Friday, April 19, 2019 The Rotary Club of Princeton and Vietnam Veterans of American Blue Gray Chapter 628 are hosting the lunch at the Fred Gilbert Center/Vietnam Veteran's Center on Thorn Street in Princeton. All first responders in the area are invited to attend. The lunch will take place to from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. → Read More

Downed power lines closes portion of Route 19 in Shady Spring

SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) -- A portion of Route 19, also known as Ritter Drive, is closed due to a broken power pole and downed power lines. → Read More

Children found living in home full of feces and cigarette butts, parents charged

Two parents are facing criminal charges after officers discovered their children were living in a home filled with cigarette butts and feces. → Read More

NOT GUILTY: Jury returns verdict in child death trial

5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 11 UPDATE: Just one day after a the trial began for a man who was accused of hitting and killing a 2-year-old in Mercer County the case is over. Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler confirmed a jury returned a verdict of not guilty for Michael Dicker on Thursday afternoon. The trial began on Wednesday. → Read More

Mercer County man who shot dog, posted picture to social media pleads guilty

A Mercer County man who shot a dog and then posted a picture of the dog to social media pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in court on Monday, April 8, 2019. → Read More

Bridge dedication ceremony to honor 2 WV Parkways Authority workers killed in I-77 crash

A special ceremony will be held to remember two West Virginia Parkways Authority workers who were killed in a crash along I-77 in August 2018. → Read More

UPDATE: Man wanted for injuring 2 deputies caught in Mercer County

UPDATE: 4/5 11 p.m. → Read More

WV man on the run, wanted for injuring 2 deputies

A Bluewell man accused of injuring two deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department is on the run. → Read More

LATEST: Judge delays trial in murder case

10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019:  On the day a trial for a suspected murderer was to begin, the judge opted to delay the proceedings.  Roy Phillips is facing a First Degree Murder charge.  He is accused of stabbing John Thompson. → Read More