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Environmentalists talk about Mountain Top Removal as Coal Miners Protest in Pittsburgh

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As hundreds of coal miners protest in Pittsburgh over the hearing on E-P-A regulations, 59News talks to an Environmental group to get both sides of the controversy."Coal River Mountain Watch" is a non-profit organization organization, out of Whitesville, Raleigh County.The organizations mission is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountain top removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.Mike Roselle a membe... More>>

UPDATE: Deputies release description of Fairlea robbery suspect Video included

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A robbery at a video lottery parlor in Fairlea is under investigation by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office.  Now they are asking for anyone with information on the incident to call them with tips. More>>

Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

Yonts and McGee face several charges Yonts and McGee face several charges
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Two were arrested late Wednesday night (7/30) on several charges in Fayette County. More>>

Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County. Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.
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In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs.... More>>

Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley Video included

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 The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
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Virginia shoppers can save big bucks on Back-to-School items during Tax-Free Weekend Video included

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Believe it or not, some students in our area are going back to school next week. For parents struggling to buy school supplies, Virginia is offering a tax-free holiday.  More>>

Preps are underway for the 90th annual Mercer County Fair

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If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, we just might have an event for you. The 90th annual Mercer County Fair is coming to town this weekend. More>>

EXCLUSIVE: Alleged robbery victim is now "paranoid"

EXCLUSIVE: Alleged robbery victim is now "paranoid"

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InSummersCountythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around1:00AMon Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar. David Whitaker and the bartender were the only two in the bar o... More>>

The dangers of walking on train tracks Video included

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After two women trespassing on railroad tracks in Indiana were nearly killed when they were caught in the middle of a bridge, 80 feet above water, with no where to go, we decided to look into the rules of railroad tracks and why they have them. More>>

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: VDOT announces single lane closure in East River Mountain Tunnel on Wednesday night Video included

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The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that northbound traffic on Interstate-77 will be affected by work in the East River Mountain Tunnel on Wednesday night.  One lane on the northbound side of the tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. on Wednesday until 7 a.m. on Thursday.  More>>

Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

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Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue. More>>

Man and woman arrested for making meth with babies in the house

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Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department arrested two people Monday night, when it was discovered they were making meth with 2 babies in the house. Deputy Horn said the children are 7 and 18 months old. More>>

Were the two firefighters at the Tunnel lending a helping hand, or doing something illegal?

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When lending a helping hand, how far is too far? During the tractor trailer fire on Friday, Colin Dunn and Virginia Prince stole an emergency vehicle and drove it through the tunnel. Dunn is a firefighter in Maryland and Prince is a firefighter in Maine. More>>

Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life Video included

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In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros... More>>

Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

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Starting on Tuesday, July 29, the northbound lanes of Interstate-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will be closed.  The lanes are being closed to allow crews to repair the tunnel after a fire that happened over the weekend. More>>

DUI Checkpoint planned in Oceana

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Officials with the West Virginia State Police have announced that they will be checking drivers in Wyoming County to see if they are driving under the influence.
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UPDATE: Beckley Police arrest suspect in Little General robbery investigation

Charles Carrington Charles Carrington
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 An armed robbery that happened at the Little General on Johnstown Road on Sunday, July 27 ends with the suspect sent to the hospital.  A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Charles Carrington on First Degree Robbery charges. More>>

Emergency vehicle stolen from East River Mountain tunnel fire scene

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Troopers from the Princeton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police say two people are arrested for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle from the scene of a vehicle fire.
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Summers County experiences radio interference between 911 EOC and Fire Departments Video included

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Firefighters in Summers County are reporting severe interference on their radios. They told 59News that's causing trouble when they're being dispatched to calls. More>>

Summers County Deputies will purchase a new cruiser for a K-9 unit

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The Summers County Sheriff's Department will soon be purchasing a new police cruiser to support a new K-9 unit. That's possible because of a $12,000 grant to the Summers County Commission for the benefit of the Sheriff's Department. More>>

UPDATE: Former police officer was arrested in Ronceverte on Domestic Battery Charges

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The Ronceverte Police Department arrested Daniel Judy on Friday, July 25.
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Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville. More>>

Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond. More>>

Parts of Route 60 and train tracks blocked following Saturday's storms

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In Greenbrier County, a fallen tree blocked Route 60 and parts of a train's tracks for a few hours. "I've never seen storms so angry. They were violent," said Rainelle homeowner Robert Anderson. More>>

Golfers enjoyed a tournament in Raleigh County to raise awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society

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We saw great weather on Saturday and some people in Raleigh County chose to enjoy it while giving back. Walgreens and the Beckley Golf Academy partnered together for a "Fight to Cure Cancer" scramble golf tournament to raise awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. More>>

UPDATE: All Northbound lanes open on I-77 at East River Mountain Tunnel

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All northbound lanes are back open after a tractor trailer that caught fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel on Friday. It happened in the northbound lanes of the tunnel that divides Mercer and Bland around 2:00 Friday afternoon. More>>

The Health Department shuts down The Ice Cream Man, Al Jessup's business

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We have an update on a story we first brought to you on Monday. Al Jessup, also known as the The Ice Cream Man in Beckley was forced to close his business. More>>

One lane now open on I-77 Northbound after fire in East River Mountain Tunnel

Burned truck is pulled out of the tunnel Burned truck is pulled out of the tunnel
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 Ken King Regional Operations Director with VDOT told 59News the right lane on the Northbound side of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel opened at 8:50 Saturday morning.

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One person injured following early morning accident in Beckley

Accident on the WV Turnpike sends one person to the hospital. Accident on the WV Turnpike sends one person to the hospital.
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The Beckley Police Department is investigating an early morning roll over accident that happened along New River Dr around 3:30 am Saturday.According to dispatchers one person was ejected from the vehicle, and was transported to a local hospital.The cause of the accident is not known at this time.Continue to follow wvnstv.comfor more information as it becomes available. More>>

Firefighters respond to overnight structure fire

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The Beckley City Fire department was called to the scene of a structure fire along Morris Ave in Beckley around 1:40 am Saturday.According to dispatchers there were no reported injuries, The cause of the fire is not yet known.Continue to follow wvnstv.comfor more information as it becomes available. More>>

Is the Wound Healing Center in Greenbrier County shutting down?

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We are Working for you to get to the bottom of a rumor in Greenbrier County. We heard concerns that the Wound Healing Center in Lewisburg would possibly shut down. More>>

Dee Dee Johnson to serve 60 days in jail for stabbing woman at Beckley hospital

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A sentencing was held in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Friday, July 25 in a stabbing case that happened at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in May 2013. Dee Dee Johnson pleaded guilty to an Unlawful Wounding charge in May 2014. More>>

Couple arrested for stealing a car in Wyoming County

Vehicle stolen from Matoka Vehicle stolen from Matoka
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Two people are arrested Thursday night after Mullens Police Officers track down a stolen vehicle. More>>

Construction on the new Huff Consolidated building projected to finish just in time for the new school year

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The start of the new school year is less than a month away for Wyoming County. Students in the Hanover area will enjoy a brand new building. More>>

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

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The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. More>>

Fayetteville Police search for suspect in Walmart fraud case

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Police in Fayetteville, WV are asked for help from the public to find a man accused of defrauding the Walmart in Fayetteville. Details on what the man in surveillance pictures did are limited.
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US Mine Safety and Health Administration issues more than 200 violations to 13 mines, 4 in West Virginia

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The United States Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced July 24 that federal inspectors issued 186 citations, 25 orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines, including four West Virginia mines, and two metal and nonmetal mines in June. More>>

WV Gov. Tomblin: employers to see about $32 million in workers' compensation premium reductions this year

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On July 24, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said West Virginia employers will see a projected $32 million in workers' compensation premium reductions in the coming year. More>>

UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

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A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people. More>>

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. More>>

Report: Well-being of W.Va. children improves

A private foundation says the well-being of West Virginia's children has improved over the past two decades. But there are still problem areas. More>>

W.Va. veterans clinic tentatively set to reopen

A Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic closed because of air concerns is expected to reopen next month. More>>

4 W.Va. counties sharing $14.2m for watersheds

Four West Virginia counties are sharing $14.2 million in federal funds for watershed management projects. More>>

Customers throughout E-ZPass network in eastern U.S. report phishing emails

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Consumers who receive phishing emails purporting to be from E-ZPass should report the email to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, as well as the state Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey advises. More>>

4th Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses former Upper Big Branch mine superintendent Gary May's appeal

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A federal appeals court has dismissed former Upper Big Branch mine superintendent Gary May’s appeal of his 21 month prison sentence.
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Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Video included

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Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied... More>>

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  • Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:06:28 GMT
    Yonts and McGee face several chargesYonts and McGee face several charges
    Two were arrested late Wednesday night (7/30) on several charges in Fayette County.
    Two were arrested late Wednesday night (7/30) on several charges in Fayette County.
  • Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:13:55 GMT
    Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
  • Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:46:27 GMT
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
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