Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:25:33 GMT
Kids at one elementary school in Greenbrier County experienced a taste of the past Wednesday. Forth and fifth graders at Smoot Elementary school dressed up like their favorite character from history and
Kids at one elementary school in Greenbrier County experienced a taste of the past Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:45:06 GMT
Authorities at the Beckley Correctional Facility are searching for a missing inmate. Joshua Greenwood was reported missing late Monday night. Guards say he was unaccounted for in a 10:15 p.m. head count.
A press release from the West Virginia Division of Corrections indicates that, as of Wednesday afternoon, Joshua Greenwood has been captured.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:19:07 GMT
It's the end of May and we're finally seeing some warmer temperatures and sunny skies. 59 News found out how you like to enjoy the great outdoors this season. Although Myrtle Beach is seven hours away,
It's the end of May and we're finally seeing some warmer temperatures and sunny skies.
59 News found out how you like to enjoy the great outdoors this season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Lawmakers take aim on the prescription drug abuse problem.
The Senate unanimously passed an amendment, put together by Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer of New York.
The amendment makes it far more difficult to abuse addictive pain medicine.
The amendment to the Food and Drug Administration's Safety and Innovation Act would reclassify drugs containing hydrocodone as schedule 2 substances.
Senator Joe Manchin says this means visits to your doctor.
"That is why this amendment would make it harder to get addicted to prescription drugs by moving them to a more restrictive category in our official drug classification system. Practically this means the patient would need an original prescription for refills on pills and would have to be stored more securely," said Sen. Joe Manchin, (D) W.Va.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds that almost 5,500 Americans begin to misuse prescription painkillers every day.