Tag: McDowell County

McDowell County woman arrested after throwing living puppies in a creek

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A McDowell County woman is in jail after throwing living puppies into a creek. On January 14, 2020, deputies responded...

Chief Deputy James “Boomer” Muncy files to run for Sheriff in...

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Chief Deputy James "Boomer" Muncy has officially filed for the office of Sheriff of McDowell County. He is a...

McDowell County man arrested on drug charges

SANDY HUFF, WV (WOAY) - One man is in jail after deputies discovered Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and other controlled substances. On January 6, 2020,  Deputies with...

MISSING: Woman from McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Deputies are searching for a missing woman who lives in the Panther community of McDowell County. Grace Cline was last...

Miner seriously injured at a McDowell County mine

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A miner was injured at a coal mine in McDowell County. According to the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety &...

Annual Christmas parade held in Welch

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Christmas came early to Welch. They held their annual Christmas parade in the town square. "I've been doing this for years...

McDowell County mine is temporarily shut down

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A coal mine in McDowell County is shut down for now. Bluestone Resources released the following statement to WOAY:  “Unfortunately,...

McDowell County Sheriff’s Department receives three new trucks

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - The McDowell County Sheriff's Office just added three new F-150 trucks to their fleet. The McDowell E.D.A. Board recently voted...

McDowell County man accused of sexually assaulting juvenile relative to get...

CUCUMBER, WV (WOAY) – A McDowell County man is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile relative for around 3 1/2 years. According to court documents,...

McDowell County man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two children

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A man is in jail after allegedly raping two young children. According to court documents, a child told authorities she...

ATV Accident Reported In McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- One person has been flown to the hospital after an ATV accident. According to dispatch, the call came in just before...

Police: Human remains found in southern West Virginia

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police say human remains have been found in McDowell County. Police Sgt. C.K. McKenzie told the Bluefield Daily...

McDowell County man arrested for stealing money orders from a post...

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - A man is in jail after allegedly trying to cash a stolen money order, breaking into a post office,...

Congresswoman Miller Announces $1.8 Million Grant for Sewer Line in Iaeger

IAEGER, WV (WOAY) – Congresswoman Miller (WV-3) announced today a grant of $1,800,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the Town of Iaeger for...

UPDATE: McDowell County man found guilty of killing girlfriend

UPDATE: (September 13, 2019, at 9:30 am)WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of...

Senators Announce Funding for Community Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOAY) - Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R) and Joe Manchin (D) announced several rural development grants yesterday, used to address needs in...

Welch Community Hospital Hosts Preparedness Fair

WELCH, W. Va. (WOAY)- Welch Community Hospital hosted a preparedness fair today as a part of National Preparedness Month. Close to 30 vendors from all...

Six inmates arrested during a drug roundup at McDowell County Correctional...

WELCH, WV (WOAY) - Several inmates are facing additional charges after a drug investigation took place at Stevens Correctional Facility. According to Sergeant McKenzie, six...

McDowell County woman arrested for arson and attempted murder

IAEGER, WV (WOAY) - A McDowell County woman is facing a long list of charges; including, arson and attempted murder. According to McDowell County Deputies,...

Construction on Apartments for Teachers to Begin

WELCH, W.Va. (WOAY) - The Reconnecting McDowell public-private partnership to revitalize schools moved forward with a groundbreaking ceremony at Renaissance Village, the centerpiece of...

Mcdowell County Volunteer Fire Department Suspended

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A local fire department is suspended until further notice. On Wednesday, the Coalwood-Caretta Volunteer Fire Department posted a message to Facebook...

State says McDowell County redevelopment director wasn’t licensed

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - The director of a county redevelopment office in West Virginia accused of performing jobs without licenses from the state has...

New Mayor Enthusiastic About Welch’s Future

WELCH, W.Va (WOAY) - After Welch’s former mayor, Reba Honaker, passed away earlier this summer, that left a vacant hole in the city’s top...

One O’Toole Resident Rejoices After Living Most of Her Life Without...

O'TOOLE, W.Va (WOAY) - Carol Thompson has lived in O’Toole, a small community in McDowell County,  for about 40 years. She says she has...

UPDATE: Name Released Of Man Killed In ATV Accident

UPDATE: MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Deputies have released the name of the man killed in an ATV accident. On 08-20-2019 Corporal Blevins with the McDowell...
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