Mercer County Newswire (Page 3)

Mercer County Newswire (Page 3)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Mercer County, WV. (Page 3)

Results 41 - 60 of 110 in Mercer County, WV

  1. A public school in West Virginia is being sued over its Bible classesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Salon

    A Bible class that has been taught in the public schools of Mercer County, West Virginia may be coming to an end . The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a joint lawsuit with an anonymous plaintiff last month to stop "Bible indoctrination classes" that, although allegedly popular within Mercer County, seem to be teaching students to look down on individuals who don't subscribe to the beliefs of the Christian Bible.


  2. a Eleventh Houra to be presented at CU -Read the original story

    Feb 7, 2017 | Independent Herald

    ... in Bluefield, W.Va. The upcoming performance at Concord is one of three encore performances scheduled across Mercer County in honor of Black History Month. The show will also be performed at The Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, and at Bluefield ...


  3. Around the RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... guilty of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 86 times hours after she married another man. WVVA-TV reports that a Mercer County jury convicted 34-year-old William Jessie Seal of Princeton of second-degree murder Wednesday in connection with the June 2015 ...


  4. Man Gets Jail Time for Assaulting West Virginia TrooperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | WOAY

    ... with Lowery at a Princeton Walmart after the store called asking help for "panhandling" on its property. A Mercer County judge said Monday that Lowery has already served 601 days in jail, leaving two years and about four months remaining on the ...


  5. Town of Kermit, population 400, sues five pharmaceutical giantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    ... communities suing or strongly considering lawsuits over the opioid epidemic include the City of Huntington and Mercer County . Kermit's lawsuit is being filed by former state Senator Truman Chafin and his wife, Letitia Neese Chafin, along with Mark ...


  6. Rain, snow impact Mountain State to begin workweekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    ... treat roadway." The National Weather Service issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Southwestern Mercer County earlier Monday. It expired early Monday afternoon. We are West Virginia's only news, talk and sports network providing you the ...


  7. Mother sues to stop Bible classes in West Virginia schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... the Freedom From Religion Foundation, said her child will be forced either to take these weekly classes at her Mercer County elementary school or face ostracism as one of the few children who don't. "This program advances and endorses one religion, ... 5 comments

  8. MCC hears 2nd lawsuit proposal - 10:30 am updated:Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... concluded with Chafin disclosing the H. Truman Chafin Law Firm anticipates also representing nearby Mercer County in the suit against multinational drug distribution companies. The commission approved a motion to take Chafin's proposal under review ...


  9. Fatal police shooting of 23-year-old was justified, official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 |

    The fatal police shooting of a 23-year-old transgender man by City of Sharon police was justified, officials announced in a press conference held outside the Mercer County Courthouse on Tuesday. According to earlier reports, Sean Ryan Hake had threatened to put a razor blade to his mother's throat during a Jan. 6 incident at their home in Sharon, prompting her to call police.


  10. CU to host performance of a Eleventh Houra -Read the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | Independent Herald

    ... in Bluefield, W.Va. The upcoming performance at Concord is one of three encore performances scheduled across Mercer County in honor of Black History Month. The show will also be performed at The Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, and at Bluefield ...


  11. Mercer County buildings closed due to water main breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    A water main break has forced the closure of the Mercer County Courthouse and other county government buildings in Mercer. The offices are expected to be closed for the remainder of the day, and all court cases have been canceled.


  12. Mercer County leaders considering possible pill lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Mercer County may be the next to sue drug wholesalers and other drug companies that have poured prescription pills into West Virginia and, in the process, fueled an ongoing opioid epidemic. "With the flooding of pills that's happened over the last 17, 18 years, we have to have greater accountability," said Greg Puckett, a Mercer County commissioner.


  13. Bluefield man dead in officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    A Bluefield man wanted on an aggravated assault charge in South Carolina is dead after a shooting involving law enforcement officers in Mercer County. Daniel Scott Giberson, 25, was shot by officers following a pursuit with State Police and Princeton Police that ended Saturday night with Giberson allegedly threatening the officers with a knife he'd held to his own throat, according to information State Police released Sunday.


  14. Plea agreement reached in Mercer County murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Michael Neel, 27, of Bluefield, will appear for his plea hearing Jan. 19. He allegedly shot his estranged wife, Kayla Neel, and Dakota Walls, 23, of Princeton on Dec. 16, 2014. Neel was charged with first degree murder, attempt to commit first-degree murder, malicious assault and wanton endangerment.


  15. Man arrested in Virginia from following McDowell shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    A Mercer County man is awaiting extradition from Virginia following a deadly shooting Christmas Eve night in McDowell County, state police said. Robert Caruthers, 55, was apprehended in Virginia after allegedly fleeing the shooting scene in the community of Bishop.


  16. Justice campaign spends $5M in governor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... legislature in January. He couldn't run for both governor and re-election to the Senate. He had held the Mercer County seat for four years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael, a Republican from Ripley who was re-elected in November, has been ...


  17. Pedestrian struck and killed by truck in BluefieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    ... 38, was walking in the middle of the road when he was hit by a truck, police said. Police said the driver, of Mercer County, is not believed to have been speeding or driving under the influence during the time of time crash. We are West Virginia's ...


  18. Mercer crash claims lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    One person was killed and another injured following a single vehicle crash Wednesday night on Route 460 in Mercer County, police said. The vehicle the victims were in rolled several times after the driver appeared to have overcorrected near Oakvale, according to eyewitnesses.


  19. 2 dead in Mercer fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Two people were killed in a house fire that began late Sunday night in Mercer County, the state Fire Marshal's Office said. The blaze was first reported at 11:30 p.m. at a residence on Acres Lane in the community of Dunns, which is about 8 miles north of Athens.


  20. West Virginia recycling grants go to 28 agencies, othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... recycling trailers, balers, other equipment and public outreach. Other grants include $98,000 to the Mercer County Commission for personnel, conferences, a recycling truck and other equipment and supplies. Another $125,000 has been awarded to the ...