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Crews Respond to Structure Fire in Lashmeet

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Emergency crews are responding to the scene of a structure fire early Wednesday morning (9/17) in Mercer County. More>>

Fairy tale ending for kitten thrown from car

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A baby kitten thrown from a car Saturday is in good hands who love her now. More>>

Reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Video included

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Governor Tomblin has dedicated the month of September as Infant Safe Sleep Month. All month long new parents can learn ways to prevent SIDS.




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Hear of a plane crash in Beckley? It was actually a Full Scale Emergency Disaster Drill Video included

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A plane crashes at a Southern West Virginia airport. Emergency crews rush to the scene of the crash, but it's actually a Full Scale Emergency Disaster Drill. On Wednesday, 59News got a hands-on look at how lives are saved during disasters. More>>

Statewide test of the Emergency Alert System to Broadcast Wednesday afternoon Video included

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We're working for you, to let you know about an Emergency Test Broadcast on Wednesday. For about two minutes at 2 p.m. a Statewide Test of the Public Alert and Warning System will run on every radio and TV. More>>

UPDATE: Deputies release names of escaped inmates in Tazewell County

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 Some tense moments on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 after a pair of inmates from the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail were on the loose. Michael A. Hess, 18, of Tazewell, VA and Austin T. Harmon, 18, of Richlands, VA ran from an assignment on a work detail at around 12:30 p.m.   The two men went into the Walmart in Bluefield VA.  More>>

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a... More>>

Local school admits they need to improve their preparation of lunches

Local school admits they need to improve their preparation of lunches Video included

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A meal that the Principal of Liberty High school said is popular among the students was a meal that some students won't forget.
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Disaster drill conducted at Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport

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Drivers were dealing with some traffic issues in the Beckley area on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The disaster drill began in the morning with a mock airplane crash.
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Couple from Missouri arrested in Athens, WV for making meth

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West Virginia State Police investigated a meth lab on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.  Troopers said that Colt Lash and Alicia Brumley were arrested.
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UPDATE: Fire Rekindles at Structure Fire in Hinton

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Emergency personnel responded to the scene of a house fire Monday (9/15) night. More>>

Mother loses baby months after being released from prison

Mother loses baby months after being released from prison

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A mother in Mercer County lost her 2 month old infant on September 11th just months after getting out of prison for the death of her 1st child back in 2010.  More>>

Accident Sends One to Hospital in Mercer County

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An accident early Tuesday morning (9/16) sent one to the hospital. More>>

One Transported Following House Fire in Falls View

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Emergency dispatchers confirm one has been transported to the hospital following a house fire on Falls View Road in Falls View early Monday morning (9/16).The house was reportedly empty at the time of the fire.Gauley Bridge, Boomer and Smithers Fire Departments have responded. Jan Care and General Ambulances, along with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, are also on scene. More>>

Update: Sophia police Arrest a Man for Impersonating a Firefighter

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The Sophia Fire Chief tells us this is not the first time Hubbard has been caught pretending to be a firefighter. More>>

UPDATE: Raleigh County man is Arrested for Exposing Himself to a Teenage Girl

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 UPDATE: The man wanted since Friday night that State Police Troopers say exposed himself to a 17 year-old girl, was arrested Monday afternoon. 42 year-old Charles Asbury is facing indecent exposure charges, which is a misdemeanor unless it's a 3rd offense. More>>

Healthy Woman program in Bluefield, WV promotes fitness

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Bluefield Regional Medical Center is taking aim at fitness with a program that specifically targets women. The program called Healthy Woman - Get In - Get Fit is a three part fitness event that begins on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
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Kidnapping and Sex Assault top indictments from Fayette County grand jury

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The September term of the Fayette County grand jury has returned more than 50 indictments, and some major cases were reviewed. Charges ranged from Forgery and Burglary to Kidnapping and Sexual Assault. Several cases that have attracted the public's attention were reviewed. More>>

UPDATE: Deputies say body found in Beaver was suicide

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On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies were called out to Beaver, WV after a body was reported lying near an abandoned building.  The scene was near the intersection of Blue Jay Road and Route 19. More>>

Drunk woman arrested with weapon at Meadow Bridge football game

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Lisa Lizotte, 44, of Meadow Bridge appeared to be intoxicated and was causing a disturbance at the football game, according to a statement from the Fayette County Sheriff's office.  More>>

Deadly shooting at a large party in Beckley

Man dies after a Shooting during a Party outside of Beckley, Now the Search is On for the Suspect

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The Raleigh County Sheriff's office responded to a shooting at a party just outside of Beckley early Sunday morning. As a result of these gunshots, Roland Howard Frazier, 23, was hit and later died. More>>

UPDATE: Beckley Police catch suspects involved in shooting on Summers Street

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After 19 year-old Tyrell Smith was shot twice on his hip and wrist, the suspects have been found. Detective Bragg with the Beckley Police Department said they quickly got tips as to where the suspects were. Once they found the vehicle near Antonio street, there was a short pursuit, then police caught the suspects. More>>

A Tazewell County Mother Says Eric Smith Will Not Be Forgotten 10 Months After His Disappearance

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It's been ten months since a man was reported missing in TazewellCounty.Police said Eric Smith, a General Mine Foreman at Buchanan Mine No. 1 in Buchanan County,Virginia,was reported missing onNovember 8, 2013after he failed to return home from a hunting trip.Eric Smith's mother, Dreama Smith, said she will never let Eric be forgotten.Dreama said, "We pray everyday that something will open."Cedar Bluff Police Chief, David Mills, said they are constantly checking leads.Mills said, "Everyday so... More>>

United way raises money by dunking 59 News personalities

United way raises money by dunking 59 News personalities

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The United Way of Southern West Virginia supported the Mountaineers this morning at Crossroads Chevrolet.A few of our news personalities volunteered to take part in the eeventby getting dunked in the dunking booth.The event was a way for the United Way to raise money for people in need in Southern West Virginia."This cause is very important to me. This cause helps so many people here and I wasn't really aware of that until I started doing this event," Lisa Gale, with the United Way, said.The ... More>>

Alzheimer's Association walking for a great cause

Alzheimer's Association walking for a great cause

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Hundreds of people spent their Saturday morning walking for a great cause.The Alzheimer's Association set up a fundraising walk at the Beckley- Raleigh County Convention Center this morning.The goal was to raise money and awareness on a disease that some don't know much about."It's a very misunderstood disease, people tend to think they are just getting older, but I'ts an actual disease with shrinking of the brain and it can affect people in there 30's 40's 50's even," Kaarmin Ford, with the ... More>>

5th annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down assists Veterans in McDowell County

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One group gave back on Friday in McDowell County. The 5th annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down was held in Welch. Last year in the United States, there were almost 60,000 homeless Veterans.  More>>

Flu season is quickly approaching, now is the time to get your Vaccine

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We're Working for You tonight to let you know it's time to get your flu vaccine. Flu season typically runs from November through March, but most Health Departments are offering the vaccines beginning next week. More>>

Animals need homes in Alderson

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The Alderson Police department is trying to save animals from the surrounding communities but they need help from the public. More>>

Chili Cook Off for Charity held at Skyline Resort

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Chili lovers will have chance to sample some homemade recipes and help out a good cause on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Skyline Resort is hosting its inaugural Chili Cook Off for Charity starting at 6 p.m. The money will go to Autism Health of Beckley, WV which was formerly known as the Autism Recovery Resource Center. More>>

WVSOM building student center on campus

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The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is located in the heart of Lewisburg. WVSOM President, Dr. Michael Adelman said WVSOM doesn't have a student center currently so this is a necessity on campus.\ More>>

Beckley man sentenced for operating a meth lab

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A case involving a meth lab in Beckley, that began nearly one year ago, came to a close on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Josh Dahlinghaus, 25, pleaded guilty to a charge of Operating a Clandestine Drug Lab.
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Woodrow and Shady Spring athletics to benefit from Buick test drives

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The goal is to complete 500 test drives, which would mean a $10,000 donation from the Beckley Auto Mall to split between the Flying Eagles of Woodrow Wilson and the Tigers of Shady Spring.
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GUILTY: Jury returns verdict in George Ryder trial

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A man accused of selling drugs near a school in Greenbrier County has been found guilty by a jury.  More>>

Gauley Bridge council names new mayor

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The town council in Gauley Bridge has appointed a new mayor to finish the term vacated by the previous mayor after he resigned in August. At the regularly scheduled meeting of town council on Tuesday, the council appointed William Kincaid as the mayor of Gauley Bridge. According to published reports, the former mayor, John Kauff, resigned because he felt the council was unwilling to work with him to improve the town. William Kincaid is a former town council member and has served as a police o... More>>

Kiwanis Club holds Pancake Day

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The Kiwanis Club of Beckley is serving up pancakes on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. They are holding the 34th Annual Phil McDaniel/Mike Hunt Memorial Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is being held at the First Christian Church in uptown Beckley. The church is located at the corner of Prince and Fayette Streets.Tickets for the event of $5 each. Proceeds go toward the club's sponsorship of Key Clubs at Raleigh County high schools and other charitable projects for children. You can call for... More>>

Case dropped in incident during WV tunnel blaze

The case against two out-of-state firefighters for an incident during a blaze in a tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border has been dismissed. More>>

Uncertainty of coal jobs drives miners to find security behind the wheel

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The latest round of WARN notices to miners in Southern West Virginia are reinforcing a harsh reality when it comes to coal. More>>

West Virginians share their opinion on President Obama's new ISIS Strategy

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The Commander-In-Chief outlined his strategy in a prime time address on Wednesday. He's calling for expanded air strikes in northern Iraq and in Syria, once ISIS targets there are more clearly identified. More>>

Concord University students give back on Patriot Day

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In Mercer County, freshmen at Concord University are giving back in two ways. Thursday and Friday, they're assembling gift bags for home-bound senior citizens for distribution through the local Commission on Aging's home delivered meals program. More>>

Appalachian Teen Challenge holds annual Yard Sale

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In Mercer County,Appalachian Teen Challenge held their annual Yard Sale. The group is a christian training program for people experiencing life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol abuse. More>>

Bluefield holds 9/11 Patriot Day service

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Here in Southern West Virginia, the city of Bluefield hosted their own 9-11 Patriot Day Service. Emergency responders and city officials honored those lost in the World Trade Center attacks and those who still serve. More>>

Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company to host beer tasting

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The Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company will host beer tastings this Saturday in Lewisburg. More>>

U.S. Marshals Looking for Wanted Man in Raleigh County

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David Shelton, III is wanted by Beckley Police for second offense of domestic battery. More>>

Preparations are underway for the 35th annual Bridge Day

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We're in September and still feeling warm temperatures, Fall weather just hasn't hit yet. But a month from now, the leaves will change colors and we'll be on to the next season. Also next month marks the 35th annual Bridge Day here in Fayette County. More>>

Car Crashes into School Bus in Raleigh County

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A car crashed into a school bus in Raleigh County causing traffic delays.The accident happened at around 7:30 Thursday morning on Ritter Drive in Daniels.A car crashed into the back of a Raleigh County Head Start school bus.The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department and Beaver Fire Department were on scene.Jan Care Ambulance also responded and transported one person to the hospital.We are told another crash happened in the oncoming lane right after this one, which caused major traffic delays.The... More>>

Crews Respond to House Fire Near Beckley

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Emergency crews are responding to the scene of a house fire just outside of Beckley Thursday morning (9/11). More>>

Detectives investigate shots fired in Mount Hope

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An investigation is underway Wednesday after shots are fired in Fayette County. More>>

Grassroots organization Americans for Prosperity opens a new Office in Beckley

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A nation-wide grassroots organization that has been around since 2004 is now coming to Beckley. Americans for Prosperity held a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday at their new office on Prince Street. More>>

Fight between Teenage Boys in Oak Hill lands one in the Hospital

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A teen is sent to the hospital after a reported fight in Oak Hill. Now rumors are swirling. Oak Hill residents told 59News they're now asking the community to take a stand. More>>

Mercer County Business Showcasing McDowell County Artist

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A Mercer County art gallery is inviting you to take a trip to the dark side. More>>

Old Summers County Hotel Undergoing Renovations

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A century old building in Summers County is getting major updates.   More>>

Fayette County Town Mayor Named in Ethics Complaint

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Mayor Romie "Pete" Hobbs says the claims are unfounded. More>>

Volunteers Work to Renovate Railroad Depot in Summers County

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An area train station is getting a facelift. More>>

Charges Dropped in Prank Gone Wrong in Raleigh County

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Charges are dropped against a man facing nine felonies in Raleigh County. More>>

Raleigh County Man Enters Plea on Drug Charges

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A man facing drug charges in Raleigh County enters a plea in federal court, More>>

Raleigh County Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

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A man enters a guilty plea in Beckley, Wednesday. More>>

Woman Accused of Hiring a Hit man to Kill Her Husband Has Court Appearance

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A woman in Fayette County, who reportedly tried to murder her husband by hiring a hit man appears in cour More>>

Armed Robbery Reported in McDowell County

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The robbery happened just outside of Iaeger at the 3-Way Super Stop on Route 52. More>>

Military Plane Spotted Above Southern W.Va.

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A military plane was doing military exercises in the region. More>>

Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing on I-77 in Virginia

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Virginia State Police are reporting a small- single engine plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 77,  More>>

Police Shed Light on Fight at Oak Hill City Park

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The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged fight that happened at Oak Hill City Park. More>>

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