Latest Beckley News

3 charged in connection with fire at historic WVa church

Jul. 14, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

SHADY SPRING, W.Va. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a historic church in West Virginia, state police said. Braxton Allan Miller, 18, of Charleston; James Dean Elmore, 19, of Beckley; and a juvenile boy were charged in connection with...

Man shot by law enforcement on W.Va. highway after chase

Jul. 07, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BRADLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officers shot and killed a man on a federal highway in West Virginia after they say he fled a vehicle crash scene, stole a pickup truck and led police on a chase. The events leading up to the shooting death of Matthew Scott Jones, 36, of...

Tuition, costs going up for West Virginia University system

Jun. 27, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tuition will increase by an average of more than 2.5% across the West Virginia University system for the coming fiscal year under a new $1.2 billion budget. The WVU Board of Governors approved the budget, which includes a 2.62% or $120 increase per semester...

WVa Turnpike upgrade at Beckley getting finishing touches

May. 16, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The finishing touches on a six-lane upgrade of the West Virginia Turnpike in Beckley are getting underway and expected to last about eight weeks. The $140 million widening project on the eight-mile stretch was finished last fall, but final paving and...