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  1. Mercer County man convicted in sex abuse case involving incestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | West Virginia Metro

    Billy Jo Church, 72, of Princeton was charged in 2017 with sexual assault by a parent, guardian or custodian, sexual abuse, and incest. One of the victims, a female relative of Church, told investigators the abuse occurred from as early as she could recall until she was approximately 11 years old.

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  2. Suspect ID'd in fatal Princeton shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | West Virginia Metro

    Jan Williams Jr., 25, of Princeton is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Jason Varney, 29, of Princeton. A bond hearing for Williams was scheduled to take place on Monday.

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  3. Remembering old Number 50Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | West Virginia Metro

    Thousands of hard hats, dinner buckets, and dirty boots passed through this corridor for five decades to put meals on tables--and produce steel to build the world PINEVILLE, W.Va. - The last workers underground rode to the surface at midnight on Wednesday, ending 49 years of constant work at the Pinnacle Mine in Wyoming County.

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  4. Victims of I-77 fatal crash identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | West Virginia Metro

    The names of two people killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer along I-77 Thursday in Mercer County were released on Monday. West Virginia State Police identified the victims as Brooke Elizabeth Helmandollar, 25, of Princeton, and James Jackson Thompson III, 36, also of Princeton.

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  5. Mercer County wants bridge renamed for Turnpike workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | West Virginia Metro

    PRINCETON, W.Va . - Members of the Mercer County Commission plan to seek a resolution in next year's regular legislative session to have a bridge along the West Virginia Turnpike renamed for two West Virginia Parkways workers killed on the job nearby.

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  6. PSC to hold multiple public hearings regarding power, water rate proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Public Service Commission will hold public comment hearings in October and November regarding rate proposals from Appalachian Power Company and West Virginia American Water Company. Both companies have requested rate increases for customers; Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power requesting a $114.6 million increase in annual revenue, which is a 7.85 percent increase.

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  7. Turnpike collision claims life of second Parkways workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    According to state police, Richard Lambert, 21, of Kegley, died Friday in a Roanoke, Va., hospital. Fellow Parkways worker Nathan Thompson, 42, also of Kegley, died at the crash scene in Mercer County at around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.

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  8. Mercer County recovering from high water, preparing for more rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    While some Mercer County communities are still recovering from high water earlier in the week, residents and authorities are bracing for more rain in the forecast through the weekend. Several inches of rain fell across southern West Virginia at the beginning of the week.

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  9. $8,000 reward offered for tips in Princeton animal cruelty caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Authorities continue to look for tips after one dog was killed and another was critically injured in an apparent abuse case from Memorial Day weekend. Animal rights organization PETA is offering an $8,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. 11 comments

  10. First phase of Interstate 77 work to begin ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    While southbound traffic will not be impacted, truck traffic will be required to exit at Exit 1 onto U.S. Route 52, then circle around U.S. Route 460 in order to re-enter the interstate in Princeton. The project includes milling out the slow lane shoulder rumble strips and paving over the work.

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  11. Troopers investigate Mercer County shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    According to state troopers, Bailey Dickerson, 18, of Princeton, was pronounced dead after suffering a gunshot wound. After Dickerson was shot, the vehicle he was driving went down Toni Lane and crashed into a residential garage. 7 comments

  12. Man arrested for rolling meth labRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    According to authorities, Jonathon Buzzo, previously of Princeton, was taken into custody after police conducted a traffic stop Thursday. A nearby hotel was evacuated.

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  13. Parkways Authority may rethink operations of travel plazasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The West Virginia Parkways Authority may decide in the not-too-distant future to get out of the travel plaza business on the West Virginia Turnpike. There are currently three travel plazas on the 88-mile toll road from Charleston to Princeton and not only does the Parkways Authority own the land at the Morton, Beckley and Bluestone plazas, but it takes care of nearly all of the maintenance operations on the properties.

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  14. Thorn among new class for Naismith Hall of Fame: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Rod Thorn, the schoolboy legend from Princeton who became an All-American guard at West Virginia and ultimately spent five decades in the NBA as a player, coach and league executive, has been elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Rod Thorn was a two-time All-American at West Virginia before becoming the No.

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  15. Hundreds rally in Princeton Tuesday on fourth day of walkoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    Hundreds of teachers, school service personnel, parents and teachers rallied near the intersection of Courthouse Road, S. Walker Street and Stafford Drive Tuesday. Area businesses donated food, soft drinks and water.

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  16. Mercer County educators meet on potential strike voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    The home side of Princeton Senior High School's gymnasium was full Monday as concerned educators gathered ahead of a potential strike authorization vote. "There's so much misinformation about strikes on social media.

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  17. Former nursing home employee sentenced 13 months for embezzlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A U.S. district judge sentenced a former nursing home employee to 13 months in federal prison for embezzling thousands of dollars from a Princeton facility. Veneford Blankenship, 35, of Bluefield, previously pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

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  18. Suspect in California hostage, torture case has ties to West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | West Virginia Metro

    A man charged in a California hostage situation where 13 people were found dirty and emaciated grew up in West Virginia. David Turpin's parents, James and Betty Turpin, still live in the Princeton area.

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  19. Justice announces appointments to Board of MedicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The four - Timothy Donatelli, of Princeton; Rev. Janet Harman, of Charleston; Victoria Mullins, of South Charleston; and Russell Wooton, of Beckley - will each serve five-year terms that will expire in September 2022.

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  20. Mercer County Commission: Princeton hotel has not paid taxes since JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The Mercer County Commission and Sheriff's Department are trying to get a hotel to pay overdue taxes that date back nearly six months. Mercer County Commission Administrator Vicky Reed tells MetroNews affiliate WJLS the Microtel Inn & Suites along Ambrose Lane in Princeton collects taxes from customers but has not submitted them since June. 1 comment

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