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UPDATE: One lane of Route 20 near Hinton is back open

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Dispatchers in Summers County are asking people to use caution this morning while traveling on Route 20. More>>

1800s schoolhouse found in barn in Mercer County

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A property owner finds an old schoolhouse during demolition on his barn near the Moncalm area of Mercer County. More>>

Thanked an emergency dispatcher? It's their day

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Thursday is national Dispatcher Day. We are also in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It's a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public and to set aside More>>

Ford's Mustang turns 50 years old

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An American muscle classic is blowing out the candles on Thursday. More>>

One Lane Closes After Trucks Catch Fire on I-77

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ATHENS -- One southbound lane on Interstate 77 near the Athens exit was closed today after two vehicles caught on fire. More>>

Regional Jails to ban contact visits in attempt to keep out drugs

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This week, the Regional Jail Authority announced the new no touching rule during visitations. More>>

YMCA announces concert for Friends of Coal Auto Fair

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Jay Rist, CEO of the YMCA of Southern West Virginia announced Thursday Jake Owen and Kelly Pickler will be performing at the fair on Saturday, July 19. More>>

Officers crack down on distracted driving

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Last years number of state highway deaths was the second lowest number to date. Officials say the new distracted driving laws are responsible. Officers are now handing out more tickets than ever to anyone More>>

William Pugh held on $500,000 bond in connection with sex charges

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Troopers with the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit made an arrest in an investigation into a man who allegedly solicited a 14-year-old for sex. More>>

UPDATE: Railroad line near Montcalm reopens after derailment Video included

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A Norfolk Southern train that was traveling eastbound on Tuesday night had a dozen cars jump the tracks. More>>

Burning Rock is ready for ATV season

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Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park is urging people to come out and see all the trails and excitement they have to offer. More>>

VICTIM SPEAKS: Mixed verdict in Dustie Beller attempted murder trial Video included

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Victim Mackenzie Ansley speaks out on the verdict of Dustie Beller. More>>

Raleigh County participates in National Healthcare Decisions Day

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Across the nation Wednesday, April 16, people took time out of their day to think about their health care. More>>

Beckley Z-Way Project to move forward in May

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Just imagine, a trip down the main artery of Beckley without wasting your day sitting at red-light after red-light.  The future is almost here. More>>

Mercer County Schools hold a meeting regarding this coming years levy rate

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The Mercer County Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday regarding the 2014 and 15 school year levy rate. More>>

Would stiffer penalties for DUI's save more lives?

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Driving under the influence in Mercer County. Authorities told us they're seeing it far too often lately. More>>

Skeletal remains found Wyoming County Video included

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State Police found skeletal remains on a man's property in Wyoming County. More>>

How you can help clean up Kee Dam

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In Mercer County, a popular fishing area that became a dump site for trash is getting cleaned up. More>>

Winter Strikes Back!

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Is it really Spring?!?After a nice weekend of temperatures in the 70s Southern West Virginia is getting hit with below freezing temperatures and snow again on Tuesday.Tune in tonight at 5, 6, 10 and 11 More>>

Snow returns to southern West Virginia in time for tax day

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April 15 is tax day and around the Mountain State it was snowing. More>>

The building of a new school calls for safer railroad crossing

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A new school is being built in Wyoming County, but a railroad track is forcing officials to take action to keep the children safe. More>>

Mid-70 temperatures, then snow? How do we deal? Video included

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A lot of people in the area spent the weekend outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Unfortunately for some, winter isn't done with us yet. More>>

The Greenbrier names Sampras as tennis pro emeritus

Tennis Hall of Famer Peter Sampras has been named tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier. More>>

UPDATE: Police said suspect in Little General robbery needed money because of drug problem

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At 9am on Sunday morning Beckley Police Department responded to a call from the Little General store on Johnstown Road. More>>

NEW DETAILS: Victim identified in Summers County shooting investigation Video included

Victim: Derek Williams Victim: Derek Williams
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Hinton Police are still searching for the person who shot another man on Main Street in Hinton on Sunday night. More>>

Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. More>>

Brush fire nears homes in Fayette County

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Crews were on the scene of a brush fire for three hours in Fayette County Sunday night. More>>

Crews battle brush fire for several hours in Mercer County

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Crews spent more than four hours fighting a brush fire in Mercer County Sunday. More>>

Mercer County schools will start early next year

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Mercer County schools will start early for the 2014-15 school year. More>>

Tax Tips From WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

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CHARLESTON - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers to be cautious if they are filing their taxes at the last minute or awaiting a tax refund. "The April 15 tax day deadline is quickly approaching, More>>

UPDATE: Stabbing Rampage School to Reopen Wednesday

Photo Courtesy KDKA Photo Courtesy KDKA
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Police and paramedics were on the scene of a stabbing at a Pittsburgh area high school on Wednesday morning. More>>

Victims identified in fatal Kanawha County plane crash

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Two people are dead following a plane crash Friday evening in Kanawha County. More>>

8th Annual Chocolate Festival held in Lewisburg

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8th annual chocolate festival held in Lewisburg More>>

Boston Marathon Bombings won't slow this veteran runner down

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After witnessing the Boston bombings in 2013, Lee Hunter, is headed back to the Boston Marathon for her 19th year in a row. More>>

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones... More>>

UPDATE: WV native Sylvia Burwell officially nominated for HHS secretary post after Sebelius resignation

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation April 10, and Hinton, WV native Sylvia Mathews Burwell is expected to be nominated for the position. More>>

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  • Homes threatened by brush fire in Beaver, WV

    Homes threatened by brush fire in Beaver, WV

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:35:58 GMT
    Beaver and Mabscott Volunteer Fire Departments were called to a brush fire in the Beaver area on Monday afternoon.  The fire was approaching homes in the area of Old Crow Road at around 1 p.m.  The flames
    Beaver and Mabscott Volunteer Fire Departments were called to a brush fire in the Beaver area on Monday afternoon.
  • West Virginia Power Opening Night Slide Show

    West Virginia Power Opening Night Slide Show

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:07:06 GMT
    Last night was Opening Night at the West Virginia Power Park and we went out to help celebrate the night.
    Last night was Opening Night at the West Virginia Power Park and we went out to help celebrate the night.
  • DOH crews work to repair potholes

    DOH crews work to repair potholes

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:23:46 GMT
    The turn in the weather doesn't mean a break for crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways.  Workers are trading in snow plows for pavers as they work to repair potholes around the area.   These
    The turn in the weather doesn't mean a break for crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways.  Workers are trading in snow plows for pavers as they work to repair potholes around the area.   These