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Monday | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Mercer County man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

A Mercer County man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Princeton, WV, Bluefield, WV, Computers

Monday | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Mercer County man pleads guilty to selling prescription pain pills

United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Monday that Jimmy Dale Wright, 56, of Rock, has pleaded guilty in federal court in Bluefield to distributing hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rock, WV, Bluefield, WV, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

Monday | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Bluefield man claiming to be magical warlock arrested for sex crimes against children

A Bluefield man claiming to be a "magical warlock" has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual abuse of juveniles.

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Related Topix: Bluefield, WV

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

3 seek District 26 nomination

Two Democrats and one Republican are vying for their party's nomination May 13 in the closely watched District 26 House of Delegates contest for southern West Virginia.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, McDowell County, WV, Bramwell, WV, Montcalm, WV

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Removing tin siding from old one-room Mullins School attracts more interest

A story appeared in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on Monday concerning the demolition of an old one-room log schoolhouse that had been converted into a barn nearly a century ago.

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Drug-related death, illness statistics grim in Mercer, McDowell

Southern West Virginia's persistent drug-abuse problem is now evident in state statistics: Both Mercer County and neighboring McDowell County have some of the highest rates for drug overdoses and drug-related health problems.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, McDowell County, WV

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Firefighter receives injuries

A firefighter was injured Thursday when burned cargo from a tractor-trailer stopped on Interstate 77 fell on him.

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Related Topix: Fire, Camp Creek, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Mercer could see new drug treatment clinic

Mercer County officials are working to bring a new long-term resident recovery center for substance abuse to Bluefield.

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Related Topix: Bluefield, WV, Princeton, WV

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Beller: Not guilty of attempted murder, guilty of other offenses

By - After deliberating for more than three hours Wednesday, a Mercer County jury found a Raleigh County resident who ran down a Tractor Supply employee in February 2013 not guilty of attempted murder, but guilty of malicious assault and other offenses.

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Related Topix: Raleigh County, WV, Arnett, WV

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Bluefield woman sentenced for illegal pill distribution

A Mercer County woman was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison at U.S. District Court in Charleston Wednesday after pleading guilty to selling hydromorphone pills to an individual cooperating with law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Bluefield, WV, Federal Prisons, Prison

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Train derailment reported in the Rock community of Mercer County

Crews are working to clear a train derailment in Mercer County. The derailment occurred in the Rock area of Mercer County, according to Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman.

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Related Topix: Montcalm, WV

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Trial underway in case of woman charged with attempted murder of Bluefield store clerk

Opening statements were made Tuesday morning in the trial of a woman charged with attempted murder for running down a store clerk in February 2013 outside of a Bluefield store.

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Related Topix: Bluefield, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Program continues effort to remove dilapidated buildings in city of Princeton

A city program is continuing to eliminate dilapidated buildings in the city of Princeton, members of the Princeton City Council were told Monday.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Skeletal remains found

Human skeletal remains have been recovered near the mountainous border of Mercer and Wyoming counties, officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Wyoming County, WV, Summers County, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Barn demolition project reveals 19th century log structure

A barn demolition project on Browning Lambert Mountain came to an abrupt halt last week when the owner of the barn uncovered a 19th century log structure at the core of the old barn.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Three injured in collision between vehicle and pedestrian

Deputies are investigating what caused a vehicle on Route 123 near Brushfork to strike a pedestrian.

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Related Topix: Flat Top, WV

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

4 fire departments battle brush fire

Four Mercer County volunteer fire departments battled a fast-moving brush fire in the Halls Ridge Road area that was pushed by strong winds and came dangerously close to several residents in the area.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Athens, WV

West Virginia Metro

Several cited for Mercer County cock fight

Tips lead State Police and deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department to a site near Oakvale on Saturday where, investigators said, they found evidence of a recent cock fighting event, including two severely injured roosters.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Investigators await black box information from fatal Rt. 52 crash

Local investigators are waiting for the technical data on a vehicle's black box to be analyzed before determining what caused a March 5 crash on U.S. Route 52 that claimed the lives to two small children.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Charleston Daily Mail

Kanawha prosecutor shouldna t handle domestic violence cases, counsel says

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants talks with his lawyer, Jim Cagle, at a hearing in Kanawha Magistrate Court on Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law, Kanawha County, WV

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