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News in Mercer County, West Virginia

Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies Searching for Man Impersonating a Police Officer
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:23:47 -0700

Police in Mercer County need your help finding a man impersonating a police officer.The Mercer County Sheriff's Department said in a press release on Saturday that a man conducted a traffic stop on a woman late Friday night, and tried to get her to enter the back of his unmarked car.It happened around 11:15 p.m. On Route 20 toward Athens.Police said the woman told the man that her husband works ...

Task force to review state’s juvenile justice system
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:12:56 -0700

A Mercer County circuit court judge is among the officials across West Virginia who will participate in a review of the state’s juvenile justice system and see how it can be improved.

New website to provide local voting information
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:02:18 -0700

When Election Day approaches, many voters have questions about their registration and where they go to cast their ballots, but a new website launched Friday by the Mercer County Circuit Clerk’s Office can help answer those questions.

Three-judge panel hears motion to dismiss Wade’s suit against Cox
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:05:27 -0700

A three-judge panel that was appointed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard arguments on Monday afternoon on a motion to dismiss the case of Kevin B. Wade against McDowell County Magistrate Steve L. Cox. The panel convened the hearing in the courtroom of McDowell County Circuit Court Judge Booker T. Stephens.

Vote for WVSP in "Best Looking Cruiser" contest
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:34:58 -0700

(WVVA)-The West Virginia State Police is entered into the American Association of State Troopers "Best Looking Cruiser" contest. The winner of this free contest will have their cruiser profiled on the next national newsletter from the AAST.

Former Mercer County teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse by a guardian, other charges
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:02:03 -0700

PRINCETON — A former Mercer County teacher facing multiple charges related to alleged sexual relationships with several PikeView High School students pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse by a guardian and the distribution of obscene material.

Truck goes over embankment in Bluefield
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:20:18 -0700

A driver was injured after his truck plunged 25 yards down an embankment. It happened on Stoney Ridge Road in Bluefield, West Virginia Wednesday night. The truck was flipped on its top. EMS, firefighters and police had to break a window to get the driver out of the vehicle. He suffered injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. The driver was transported to a local hospital.

Harshaw sentenced on drug charges
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:04:55 -0700

Michael Harshaw, 38, of Hinton, West Virginia appeared before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger on drug charges in federal court in Beckley.Harshaw was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting up a transaction to distribute five oxycodone pills to a police informant in October of 2012. He also admitted that he was in possession of a quantity of xanax pills ...

WV teams up with 8 other states to battle proposed clean power regulations
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:35:25 -0700

BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- West Virginia officials are firing back at the Environmental Protection Agency after last month's proposed clean power regulations. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office, along with 8 other states including Kentucky and Ohio, has filed a bi-partisan "friend of the court" brief that urges the US Court of Appeals to rule the proposal "illegal."Under the EPA's ...

Arbogast pleads guilty to heroin charges
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:05:36 -0700

Tiffany Arbogast, 24, of Lewisburg, West Virginia appeared in federal court in Beckley Wednesday to plead guilty to distributing heroin to an informant in December of 2012. Arbogast also admitted that she had distributed between five and ten grams of heroin over a period of time. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 when she is sentenced in October.