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  • Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:13:55 GMT
    Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
  • UPDATE: Suspect in custody in connection with Montcalm shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect in custody in connection with Montcalm shooting

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:16:53 GMT
     Emotions were high in Montcalm on Thursday following a shooting. Neighbors were not surprised to hear of the shooting in their area, because they say, violence is unfortunately all too common in their neighborhood.
    Emotions were high in Montcalm on Thursday following a shooting. Neighbors were not surprised to hear of the shooting in their area, because they say, violence is unfortunately all too common in their neighborhood.
  • Environmentalists talk about Mountain Top Removal as Coal Miners Protest in Pittsburgh

    Environmentalists talk about Mountain Top Removal as Coal Miners Protest in Pittsburgh

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:59:03 GMT
    As hundreds of coal miners protest in Pittsburgh over the hearing on E-P-A regulations, 59News talks to an Environmental group to get both sides of the controversy."Coal River Mountain Watch" is a non-profit organization organization, out of Whitesville, Raleigh County.The organizations mission is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountain top removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.Mike Roselle a membe...
    As hundreds of coal miners protest in Pittsburgh over the hearing on E-P-A regulations, 59News talks to an Environmental group to get both sides of the controversy."Coal River Mountain Watch" is a non-profit organization organization, out of Whitesville, Raleigh County.The organizations mission is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountain top removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.Mike Roselle a membe...

UPDATE: Geno Smith drafted by New York Jets

Former West Virginia University quarterback Geno Smith was picked up by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  He was the 39th overall draft pick.

 


 

Two West Virginia University football standouts were in attendance Thursday for the 2013 NFL Draft, but only one went home with a new team. 

Tavon Austin was picked 8th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft by St. Louis.  The wide receiver has been in contact with the Rams and was excited about  their selection, but not surprised because they have shown a lot of interest in him in the off-season.  Austin had an outstanding 2012 season decorated with impressive statistics such as 112 catches for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Former teammate Geno Smith did not get the call Thursday night in a turn of events no one expected.  Many thought Smith would be the first quarterback selected, but the Buffalo Bills chose Florida State's E.J. Manuel instead.  A disappointed Smith left Radio City Music Hall 3 picks early but not before congratulating Manuel.  "Geno was one of the first guys to come and give me a hug," said Manuel.

Though Smith displayed good sportsmanship to his peers, he told ESPN Thursday that he would not be in attendance for the second round and will be heading home.  Recent reports say he had a change of heart and will be there.

With his 2012 resume including throwing 4,205 yards and 42 touchdowns, it is very likely he will get the call in the second round on Friday.