Home - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

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

Updated:

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 told us the children are 7 and 18 months old. More>>

How long should delays last as the Northbound lanes close at the East River Mountain Tunnel? Video included

Updated:

Officials warn drivers to expect heavy delays Tuesday night and Wednesday night as the Northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel close down for repairs. More>>

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

Updated:

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>>

Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

Updated:

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>>

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

Updated:

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>>

Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life Video included

Updated:

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>>

DUI Checkpoint planned in Oceana

Updated:

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.
More>>

UPDATE: Beckley Police arrest suspect in Little General robbery investigation

Charles Carrington Charles Carrington
Updated:

 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

Updated:

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.
More>>

Summers County experiences radio interference between 911 EOC and Fire Departments Video included

Updated:

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

Updated:

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: Beckley Police still searching for William Daniel

Updated:

Officers with the Beckley Police Department are asking for help from the community to solve a missing person case. William Nicholas Daniel, 35, has been missing for several days according to officials with Beckley Police.
More>>

UPDATE: Deputies release description of Fairlea robbery suspect Video included

Updated:

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>>

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

Updated:

The Ronceverte Police Department arrested Daniel Judy on Friday, July 25.
More>>

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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
Updated:

 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.

More>>

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.
Updated:

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

Updated:

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?

Updated:

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

Updated:

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
Updated:

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

UPDATE: Teens taken into custody in connection with break ins near Mount Hope

Updated:

A pair of teens, who were found hiding in the bushes dressed only in their under garments, are facing breaking and entering charges in connection to a break in at Dollar General and Kizer's Corner Restaurant. More>>

Storms Leave Several Road Closures, Power Outages Video included

Photo Courtesy: Priscilla Hamrick Photo Courtesy: Priscilla Hamrick
Updated:

Fayette County Emergency Dispatchers report that multiple incidents are responsible for closing portions of Route 60 Thursday morning. More>>

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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.
More>>

US Mine Safety and Health Administration issues more than 200 violations to 13 mines, 4 in West Virginia

Updated:

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

Gov. Tomblin Gov. Tomblin
Updated:

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>>

3 arrested after police chase in Mercer County

Left to Right: Robert Thayer, Andre Harris, Samuel Malone Left to Right: Robert Thayer, Andre Harris, Samuel Malone
Updated:

In Bluefield,West Virginia, police say three men were arrested after a hit and run and police chase Wednesday. More>>

Princeton man files lawsuit against General Motors over wife's death

Updated:

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife. The Charleston Daily Mail reports Jason Vest of Princeton filed the lawsuit last week in Mercer County Circuit Court. It also names a parts manufacturer and a Princeton car dealership. The lawsuit says 26-year-old Keisha Vest's car failed to stop at an intersection and collided with a tractor-trailer in Mount Air... More>>

Beckley plans to Annex areas outside City limits and nearly double in size

Updated:

The City of Beckley is planning to almost double in size. People just outside Beckley city limits are getting a letter from the mayor, addressing the benefits of joining the city.  More>>

McDowell County Man Charged With Beating Pregnant Girlfriend

Updated:

U.S. Marshal's in Mercer County pick-up a man facing disturbing allegations Wednesday night. 28-year-old Jamie Eubanks of McDowell County was nabbed in Bluefield, Mercer County for allegedly beating his pregnant girlfriend. More>>

UPDATE: Arrest made in makeshift bomb investigation out of Rock Creek, WV

Updated:

State Troopers are investigating an explosion at the Little General in Rock Creek that happened on Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014. According to state police, a makeshift bomb went off at the store at around 6:51 p.m. There are reports that several people were injured.
More>>

Police in Greenbrier County round-up criminals

Don Cruse Don Cruse
Updated:

Police in Greenbrier County went on a criminal round-up Wednesday arresting six people in the western half of the county.These are photos of the people arrested by Rainelle Police along with the West Virginia State Police, Alderson Police and Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputies.Ronald Koehler was picked up for conspiracy to commit a felony.Don Cruse was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana.Billy Jo Gwinn was arrested for two cou... More>>

UPDATE: Christopher Looney to serve life in prison for Pizza Plus murders

Updated:

The Commonwealth Attorney's Office and the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office are holding a news conference in connection with a five-year-old murder case.What is being called a "significant hearing" in the case against Christopher Looney.
More>>

UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

Updated:

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

Patrick Morrisey Patrick Morrisey
Updated:

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

Updated:

A federal appeals court has dismissed former Upper Big Branch mine superintendent Gary May’s appeal of his 21 month prison sentence.
More>>

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Video included

Updated:

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>>

  • Send us a news tip!

    Enter your email address below to get started.  All contact information submitted to 59 News will remain strictly confidential.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for submitting your news tip.  A member of the 59 News Team will review your submission.

  • Sign up for breaking news email alerts from 59News

    Be the first to know when breaking news or severe weather happens in your hometown.  Sign up for 59News instant email alerts.

    * denotes required fields


    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.