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Dustie Beller, charged with attempted murder, being tried in Princeton

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A woman who was arrested on attempted murder charges more than a year ago is in court this week.  The trial for Dustie Beller of Arnette began on Tuesday, April 15. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Town of Marlinton shares plans to re-build after fire

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After a devastating fire this winter demolished a large portion of the business district in Marlinton, Pocahontas County, plans are coming together to re-build the area. More>>

Former Pocahontas County Prosecutor is indicted for embezzlement

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A former prosecuting attorney in Pocahontas County found herself on the wrong side of the courtroom Friday. More>>

Community reacts to high school teacher sex-assault arrest

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Community members in Pocahontas County react to hearing about a high school teacher facing sexual assault charges. More>>

Police search for woman in attempted bank robbery case out of Bluefield, WV

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A search is being conducted for a person who tried to rob the First Century Bank on College Ave in Bluefield, WV on Friday morning.According to police the woman came into the lobby of the bank at around More>>

Beckley physician to talk sports trauma at symposium in Florida

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This weekend a doctor from Beckley will be headed to a Jacksonville, FL to talk about sports medicine. Dr. Jim Kyle is an emergency physician. He will be at the 4th Annual First Coast Sports Injury Symposium. More>>

Susan French named Mercer County Teacher of the Year

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The Mercer County Board of Education has announced the educator who takes home the honor of being the best in the county for 2014-2015.Susan French, who is a sixth grade teacher at Montcalm Elementary More>>

Home goes up in flames in Raleigh County

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A structure fire was reported early Friday morning in Raleigh County.  Raleigh County Emergency Dispatchers told 59News a trailer was fully engulfed in Soak Creek at the Mountain Williams Mobile Home More>>

Fayette Sheriff, Prosecutor issue statement on botched dog euthanizing incident

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An incident involving the Fayette County Animal Control Officer and the euthanizing of a dog has received a lot of attention on social media.  On Thursday, April 10, Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler More>>

Mackenzie's Closet offers discounted prom dresses

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Mackenzie's Closet, located off 219 in Fairlea, opened last month providing the area with hundreds of gowns, in all shapes and sizes. Unlike other stores, these dresses are available to borrow at no cost. Melanie More>>

Raleigh County students celebrate Arbor Day early

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If you didn't know, we're getting close to Arbor Day which is April 25th and children in Raleigh County are celebrating a little early and making the world a better place. More>>

Brian's Safehouse holds annual fundraising dinner

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A local drug rehab home is holding their annual dinner to raise awareness on Thursday, March 10. More>>

DOH fixes potholes in Summers County; Rt. 20, Rt. 3

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You've been emailing us with your concerns on the conditions of Route 3 and Route 20 in Summers County and we're working for you to find out when the potholes near Hinton and the surrounding areas will be filled. More>>

Preschoolers plant pinwheels for child abuse prevention

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Dozens of colorful pinwheels are on display in the lawn of the mayors office today. More>>

LATEST: WVDOH completes clearing of CR1 early

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According to Carrie Bly with the WVDOT, both lanes of the road were reopened at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. More>>

Former teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with a student

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State Troopers with the West Virginia State Police in Pocahontas County made an arrest in a case of sex assault against a minor. More>>

Two road closures create headaches for McDowell County residents

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It was a double whammy on Wednesday for people trying to drive in the Panther area of McDowell County. More>>

Want a brand-new, beautiful, affordable home in Bluefield?

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Beautiful,brand-new homes, that's what 9 well-deserving families will get in the Bluefield area soon. More>>

NEW DETAILS: WVDOH says Panther Creek Road safe for school buses

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The West Virginia Division of Highways is working on a pair of problems in the western part of McDowell County on Wednesday, April 9. More>>

Mullens Police arrest man for attacking police officer

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A self-proclaimed skinhead is in jail after an incident on the streets of Mullens, WV. More>>

LATEST: Victim's father speaks at Antonio Smith manslaughter sentencing

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Nearly all of Lewisburg gathered at the court house Thursday to watch as Antonio smith sat quietly before a jury of twelve people. More>>

A fundraiser held after an infants successful liver transplant

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After a successful liver transplant of an infant, family members held a fundraiser to help with medical bills. More>>

Why does a speeding ticket cost almost $200?

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A $15 fine for speeding can actually add up to more than $150 dollars. More>>

UPDATE: Ronald Mayo, Jr arrested in connection with robbery at Quality Inn

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Beckley Police have a name for the person they believe robbed the Quality Inn on Harper Road early Sunday morning. More>>

LATEST: Mudslide in Welch caused by water line break

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A homeowner is Welch, WV is working to fix damage caused to his house after the hillside gave way on Friday, April 4.Over the weekend, Riverside Drive was closed from the Post Office over to Coney Island More>>

Group in Bluefield asks Congressmen for funding for King Coal Highway

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A group from the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce is leaving Tuesday morning for Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressmen. More>>

Young leaders in the Bluefield's to be recognized for their services

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Thirty-three young leaders in the two Bluefield's are graduating and will be honored for their services this week. More>>

Coal miners receive assistance filing for Black Lung Disease benefits Video included

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Coal miners and veterans received assistance in Princeton filing for federal benefits for Black Lung Disease. More>>

Former Mercer County Home Confinement officer sentenced

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A sentencing hearing was held on Friday fore a man who once served the community and now will be serving time.Blaine Franklin, 25, of Princeton was sentenced to one to five years in prison on Friday, April More>>

Police clear Fayetteville High School after bomb threat Video included

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The Fayette County Board of Education said that school staff and police were on the grounds at Fayetteville High School on Monday morning after a bomb threat was received.The threat came in at 7:45 a.m. More>>

Woman taken to hospital after accident in Bluefield, VA

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Emergency responders were on the scene of an accident on Virginia Ave. on Monday morning. More>>

UPDATE: Escapee from Beckley Correctional Center captured

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A man who was being held in the Beckley Correctional Center on charges out of Kanawha County is the subject of a manhunt on Friday afternoon.Thomas Means, 31, was reported missing from the Beckley Correctional More>>

A fire destroys a trailer in Kincaid

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A fire started around 10:30 p.m. at a home along Johnson Road in Kincaid. More>>

Church service dedicated to coal miners of the past and present

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Today, a church in Raleigh County dedicated their whole Sunday service to coal miners. More>>

Souper Saturday takes over uptown Beckley

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   Uptown Beckley was taken over by soup-tasters and artists Saturday afternoon. More>>

Home a total loss after fire in Beckley

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A home in Beckley is a total loss after catching fire early Saturday morning. More>>

Gov. Tomblin honors miners killed at Upper Big Branch

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today honored the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives, four years ago tomorrow, at the Upper Big Branch mine. 
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NEW DETAILS: Gravely found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in Fayette County

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The jury is deliberating in the murder trial of Matthew Gravely in Fayette County. More>>

Testimony continues in a murder trial out of Fayette County

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A man accused of murder at a trailer park is tried a year to the day since the arrest was made. More>>

NEW DETAILS: John Spaulding to be sentenced on sex crimes in June

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After more than 4 hours of deliberation, the jury in the child porn case of John Spaulding has come to verdict Thursday night. More>>

Grandmother of UBB victim speaks out about 4th anniversary

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Saturday, April 5 will mark the 4th anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster. A grandmother of one of the victims told 59 News, 4 years later it's still just as hard as it was back in 2010. More>>

Meth lab found at an apartment in Lewisburg

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A man was arrested on Wednesday, April 2 after police officers found evidence that he may have been making meth. More>>

Lewisburg Police make morphine arrest at local business

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A man who was working at a business in Lewisburg was arrested on Wednesday night.  Lewisburg Police said Julian Montgomery is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. More>>

Spring allergy season is here

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Along with the warm weather comes spring allergy season. More>>

Woman Arrested for DUI After Hitting Two Pedestrians

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A woman is in custody after allegedly hitting two men with her car in Raleigh County on Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Fayette County deputies warn of fraudulent tax filing scheme

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Some residents of Fayette County are reporting that someone has already filed a tax return in their name.  The Detective Bureau with the Sheriff's Department as asked for assistance from IRS investigators to get to the bottom of the fraudulent tax filings. More>>

UPDATE: Jim Brown issues statement regarding resignation Video included

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A special meeting of the Raleigh County Board of Education was held on Tuesday, March 18 at 8:30 a.m. More>>

West Virginia State Police To Develop Sex Offender Mapping Program

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There are hundreds of crimes against children in West Virginia every year and only 18 troopers to deal with the cases. "It's nowhere near enough. Our troopers are overwhelmed. The ones that are assigned More>>

Flooding Threat Not Over

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FLOOD THREAT: Our next round of winter weather will move in to the area late this afternoon with possible heavy rain.Tuesday will start off dry with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures topping out More>>

OSHA Investigating Fatal Cell Tower Collapse in Harrison County

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Two men were killed and two men were injured as they were making structural repairs to the tower when it fell.
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Middle School Track star putting up High School stats

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Kelshawn Grant is a middle school track star that is putting up stats comparable to high school scores. More>>

Head Start's Small Fry Showdown

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Children in the Head Start program throughout the area came to have some fun and celebrate the end of their school year at the YMCA Sports Complex for the Head Start small fry show down.
 

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