• Tag: Mercer County

    Hearing begins for Mercer County man accused of gouging out neighbor’s...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Richard Wayne Ellison, accused of murdering his neighbor, appeared in court via closed-circuit from Southern Regional Jail. Ellison was arrested last...

    UPDATE: Underground explosion in Bluefield under investigation

    UPDATE: (Wednesday,  May 27, 2020, at 5 pm) - BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Two underground explosions prompted an evacuation in Bluefield this morning. The Bluefield Fire...

    Counties see larger than expected turnout for first day of early...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Early voting began in the state today, with a higher turnout than expected in some counties.  A low turnout was expected...

    Bluefield man arrested after verbal confrontation leads to shooting

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - A shooting happened yesterday on Union Street. A man shot a semi-automatic rifle near a residence and struck a juvenile...

    Mercer County Sheriff’s Department to be relocated out of courthouse

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Mercer County Commission is in the process of relocating the Sheriff's Office out of the County Courthouse.  The move is...

    Mercer County High Schools hold socially-distanced graduation ceremonies

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County high schoolers have been given the chance to have traditional, but socially-distance graduation ceremonies.  Bluefield, Montcalm, PikeView and...

    Mercer County man charged with attempted murder over a pond dispute

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - One man is in jail and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. On Monday, May 25, 2020, State...

    Hatfield and McCoy trails see increased use after reopening in time...

    BRAMWELL, WV (WOAY) - The Hatfield and McCoy trails were closed for about two months since the start of West Virginia’s response to the...

    Local martial arts studio holds car wash fundraiser to spread word...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Many businesses are excited to finally open back up, especially ones that haven’t been able to get any business at...

    Motorcycle crash kills one man in Mercer County

    BLUEWELL, WV (WOAY) - One person is dead after a motorcycle crash that happened on Sunday evening in Mercer County. According to State Police, the...

    UPDATE: One person is charged after a fatal UTV crash in...

    UPDATE: (Monday, May 25, 2020, at 11 am) - PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - One person is facing charges after hitting a UTV, killing one,...

    Pikeview Senior winner of 2020 National Presidential Scholars Program

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Kayli M. Mann, Valedictorian of Pikeview High School Class is a winner of 2020 Presidential Scholars. In addition, Kayli is a...

    City of Princeton will keep city pool closed for summer due...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The City of Princeton Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners met on May 19th to discuss Recreation Department business. "The decision...

    Woman accused of child sexual abuse and distributing child pornography sentenced...

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A woman accused of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to a minimum of 45 years in prison. In April of...

    Bluefield Police need your help locating a person of interest

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - The Bluefield, WV Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Justin Vest. Vest is a person of interest...

    Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery opens two new offices in...

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery is growing in southern West Virginia, leading to the opening of a new office...

    Sheriff: Man gouges out neighbor’s eyes over loud rooster

    UPDATE: (Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 2 pm) PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of gouging out his neighbor’s eyes over...

    Concord University issues more than half a million dollars in CARES...

    ATHENS, WV (WOAY) – Concord University has issued more than half a million dollars in emergency relief funds to students, and financial officials say...

    Mercer Mall will reopen on Thursday, May 21 with reduced hours

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Mercer Mall has announced it will reopen on Thursday, May 21, 2020, with reduced hours and modifications. The Mercer Mall released...

    Mercer County Schools announce graduation dates and times

    MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - Mercer County Schools have announced area high schools' dates and times for graduation ceremonies. Due to Health Department guidelines,...

    Masks required to be worn at Mercer County Courthouse

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Due to increased concerns in regards to the safety and security of our employees and constituents earlier today, a...

    UPDATE: Man from Shady Spring drowns in Brush Creek Falls

    UPDATE: (Monday, May 18, 2020, at 4 pm) - A Shady Spring man has died after drowning in Mercer County on Sunday. On Sunday, May...

    City of Bluefield suspends recycling program

    BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - After completing a yearlong in-depth review, the City of Bluefield is suspending its recycling program until new technology or global...

    Mercer County Courthouse to reopen on Monday with modifications and restrictions

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - As of May 18, 2020, the Mercer County Courthouse will reopen following the initial onset of the COVID-19 virus. To...

    Senior from Princeton High School wins 50,000 dollar scholarship from Doritos

    PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - A Princeton Senior won a 50,000 dollar scholarship from Doritos. With high school commencement ceremonies being canceled across the nation, earlier...
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