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Category: Local News

Clay Director Will Return to Work

CLAY– The director of a West Virginia nonprofit group who was placed on leave after making a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook plans to...

Child Dies in Dirt Bike Accident

BECKLEY– One child is dead and another is in critical condition after an accident involving a dirt bike and a vehicle. According to the Beckley Police Department,...

School Building Authority OKs more than $12 million for Fayette County

CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — The state School Building Authority approved more than $12 million in funding Monday for Fayette County Schools to help launch sweeping...

House fire kills 2 in Mercer County

DUNNS, WV (WOAY) — A house fire killed two people late Sunday night in the Dunns area, according to officials. No names are currently being released. Scott Rodes,...

Justice Businesses Being Sued

CHARLESTON– Gov.-elect Jim Justice’s businesses are being sued by a flood restoration company for unpaid bills, after cleanup crews restored parts of the...

McConnell urges coal-state Dems to back down

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s top Republican is seeking to turn the tables on the coal-state Democrats standing in the way of swift passage of a stopgap...

Census chooses local area for test before 2020 count

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Census has chosen parts of southern West Virginia to do a test in 2018 in preparation for the general 2020 Census. The test will also...

Sheriff’s Deputies Get Laid Off

MCDOWELL COUNTY– Six local sheriff’s deputies are not looking forward to the end of this year. Six deputies from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office...

Fayette County Woman Missing

FAYETTE COUNTY– The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman. Georgia Malinda Stone was last seen at her home in the Hilltop area of...

West Virginia State Police say missing woman found in New Jersey

UPDATE:  The West Virginia State Police say 31-year-old Shawna Williams was found Friday in New Jersey.   RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia State...

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