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  • WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:04:01 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
  • Chafin Wins, Elected 21st Republican Senator

    Chafin Wins, Elected 21st Republican Senator

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:03:34 GMT
    Delegate A. Benton "Ben" Chafin was elected to the Senate of Virginia, Tuesday. Chafin secured a Republican majority in the General Assembly upper chamber. Chafin will serve and represent the 38th District, succeeding former Senator Phil Puckett who resigned in June. Chafin defeated Democrat Mike Hymes and Independent Rick Mullins. Polls closed at 7 PM on Tuesday night.
    Delegate A. Benton "Ben" Chafin was elected to the Senate of Virginia, Tuesday. Chafin secured a Republican majority in the General Assembly upper chamber. Chafin will serve and represent the 38th District, succeeding former Senator Phil Puckett who resigned in June. Chafin defeated Democrat Mike Hymes and Independent Rick Mullins. Polls closed at 7 PM on Tuesday night.
  • ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Beckley Police search for suspect in weekend pharmacy robbery

    ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Beckley Police search for suspect in weekend pharmacy robbery

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:05:49 GMT
    A man who held a CVS employee at knife point on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 is the subject of a search by police officers. The man came into the CVS at the corner of Eisenhower Dr. and Ragland Rd. at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.
    A man who held a CVS employee at knife point on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 is the subject of a search by police officers. The man came into the CVS at the corner of Eisenhower Dr. and Ragland Rd. at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Firefighters are on the scene of a tractor trailer fire in the Northbound lanes of Interstate 77 on Thursday, May 2. Officials have closed the road for travelers who are headed toward Charleston.

The blaze was located at around mile marker 43 between the Mabscott and Harper Road exits.  Traffic is backed up for miles.  Officials are asking people to stay away from the scene, because there were Hazardous Materials on the truck.

 Mabscott, Pax, and Bradley-Prosperity Fire Departments were on the scene, as well as the West Virginia State Police. Cpl Chris Payne with the State Police Turnpike division told 59News that a silver hatchback car head south crossed the median and ran head on into the FedEx truck going north.  There is no word on what caused the car to lose control. Three people were hurt in the accident. The driver of the car had to be airlifted to a Charleston hospital.  The driver and passenger in the FedEx truck were taken to a hospital in Beckley.