Latest Beckley News

Reused syringes prompts call for patients to get tested

Nov. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Health officials are urging some patients at Mountain State Vascular clinic in Beckley to get blood tests checking for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV after possible exposure. A letter that went out to patients said the clinic...

WVa first lady's limited edition Christmas ornament on sale

Nov. 24, 2021 04:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia first lady Cathy Justice has unveiled her 2021 limited edition Christmas ornament. The ornament unveiled Tuesday was made by Beckley glass artist John DesMeules. It features a red, green and gold swirl design. The state outline is...

WVa pharmacist serving fraud sentence now accused of murder

Nov. 19, 2021 18:01 PM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia pharmacist already serving a federal prison sentence in a fraud case has been indicted on a state charge in her husband's death. Natalie P. Cochran, 40, of Daniels, was indicted by a grand jury in Raleigh County on a first-degree...

Deadly fire ruled homicide, reward offered for information

Nov. 17, 2021 10:42 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The death of a man in a West Virginia house fire has been classified as a homicide, officials said. Firefighters who responded to the blaze last December in Raleigh County found the body of homeowner Richard Rice Jr. inside the residence, news...

West Virginia man sentenced in fatal shooting of athlete

Nov. 15, 2021 18:06 PM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to the maximum 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a high school student. Jeriamyah Fortner, 20, of Beckley, was sentenced in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Monday for his guilty plea to voluntary...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 03, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

The (Beckley) Register-Herald. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: A blemish on the face of beautification No question, major entryways into Beckley and Raleigh County need more than a simple sprucing up, more than trimming back a couple of briar patches or...

W.Va. native finds passion for helping small business owners

Oct. 10, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — In the mid-’90s Judy Moore decided to open her own business as a travel agent. Like most small businesses, it lasted only about a year. Moore said she believes her business was unsuccessful partly because of the growing...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 15, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 13, 2021. Editorial: Images, words and action Late last week, The Washington Post released a video compilation of Gov. Jim Justice saying more West Virginians need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, highlighting his...