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Wednesday | West Virginia Metro

Plants will get trial but no dates set

Plants and his attorney asked Mercer County Magistrate Mike Flanigan again Wednesday to set trial dates on the two misdemeanor domestic-related counts Plants faces.

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Related Topix: Kanawha County, WV

Wednesday Aug 27 | Independent Herald

Funds announced for justice, community service programs

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the awarding of $12,769,410 in total grant funds to 157 justice and community service programs statewide.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wyoming County, WV, McDowell County, WV

Wednesday Aug 27 | Independent Herald

WVU band to perfrom at River View

Enough for McDowell County officials to reschedule a high school football season opener to accommodate the "Pride of West Virginia?" It's been nearly three decades since the Band performed for the fine folks of McDowell County - West Virginia University Extension agent Donald Reed has been keeping count.

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Related Topix: McDowell County, WV, West Virginia University, Bradshaw, WV, Morgantown, WV, Princeton, WV

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

Ex-Mercer County teacher sentenced on sex charges

A former Mercer County teacher has been sentenced to 30 to 40 years in prison on sex charges involving female students.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Former PikeView teacher up for sentencing

A former Mercer County teacher faces up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced Monday for sexually abusing girls at PikeView High School.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

NJ.com

Court date set for Princeton U. professor accused of stealing lawn signs

PRINCETON -- The Princeton University professor who in July was caught on video and charged with stealing 21 lawn signs from a local computer business is scheduled to appear in court next month, officials said today.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Magistrate tells Kanawha prosecutor to enroll in program

A Mercer County magistrate said Friday Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants has to enroll in a batterers intervention program - -or he could be held in contempt of court.

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Related Topix: Kanawha County, WV

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Authorities Say More Than Two Dozen Dogs Seized In Mercer County

Princeton , West Virginia Authorities have seized more than two dozen dogs from a puppy mill in Mercer County.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV

Tue Aug 12, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Manchin tours fire-damaged Matoaka

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin encouraged residents of the Mercer County town of Matoaka Tuesday to get the debris from a four-building fire removed soon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Matoaka, WV

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Teen On Bicycle Accused Of Robbing Bank

Bluefield, Mercer County , West Virginia Police in Bluefield said a teenager on a bicycle has been charged with robbing a bank.

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Related Topix: Bluefield, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

School Bus And Car Collide; No Children Onboard

Kaylin Searles, Katelyn Sykes Reported: Aug. 11, 2014 9:24 AM EDT Updated: Aug. 11, 2014 9:32 AM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A school bus driver was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure after an early morning crash Monday.

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Related Topix: Kanawha County, WV, Charleston, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Charged With Setting Fire In Mercer County

Matoaka, Mercer County , West Virginia A Mercer County man has been charged with setting a fire that destroyed four buildings and damaged a fifth in Matoaka.

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Related Topix: Matoaka, WV, Lashmeet, WV, Jefferson County, WV

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Mercer magistrate sets bond for arson suspect at $1 million

A Mercer County magistrate set bond at $1 million for the Lashmeet man who is charged with third-degree arson in connection with the fire that destroyed four buildings and heavily damaged a fifth building on Barger Street in Matoaka.

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Related Topix: Lashmeet, WV, Matoaka, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Heavy rains bring flash floods to the area causing crashes and damage

A day-long rain event that dropped nearly 3 inches of rain on Mercer County, caused isolated damage through the area and prompted authorities to temporarily close some roads until high waters subsided.

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Related Topix: Weather, Kimball, WV, Northfork, WV, Maybeury, WV, Natural Disasters, Flood

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Mercer Co. under flash flood warning until 9 p.m. Saturday

Some locations that could experience flooding are Bluefield, Princeton, Matoaka, Bramwell and Oakvale.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Bramwell, WV, Matoaka, WV, Oakvale, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

God's love leads to purpose

When a young man told Jim Nickels that he had helped save his life, Nickels knew he had found the task God wanted him to take on.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV, Athens, WV, Family, Kids

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Tractor trailer misses I-77 bridge near Bluefield, crashes onto road below

A tractor trailer has crashed off of a bridge on Interstate 77 in Mercer County.

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Related Topix: Bluefield, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Five buildings now on fire in Matoaka, four arrested on various charges

A four-story blaze in Matoaka has now spread to four other buildings, and police say four people have been arrested at the scene of the fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, Matoaka, WV, Montcalm, WV, Oakvale, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Two men plead guilty in holding cell beatings

Two men charged with battery after an assault on two Mercer County inmates in a holding cell entered guilty pleas Thursday in Mercer County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Bluefield, WV

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Man charged with operating meth lab and child endangerment accepts plea deal

A Raleigh County man charged with operating a meth lab and child endangerment waived his prelimnary hearing Thursday in Mercer County Magistrate Court after accepting a plea agreement.

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Related Topix: Raleigh County, WV, Princeton, WV

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