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.
Remember when we told you back in August, there was an outbreak of whooping cough?
According to health department director, Melody Rickman, there were seven cases of pertussis .. Or whooping cough in Mercer County this summer.
We wanted to know if the Health Department has seen any more this fall... and how they worked to handle the cases already reported.
We turned to Rickman for the answer.
"We haven't seen any more positive cases, but it is kind of like a bad cold. you may not see any for a while but it could come back again and we worked really hard in the health department to get cases investigated because out goal was to try and get it under control before school started," Melody Rickman, Mercer County Health Dept. said.
Rickman said they were successful containing it.
But she encourages anyone who thinks they might have been exposed to whooping cough to get tested.
The illness is caused by bacteria and happens in children more often than adults.
It can be spread through saliva, sneezing and touching an infected person.