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    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.
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    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: Deputies release description of Fairlea robbery suspect

    UPDATE: Deputies release description of Fairlea robbery suspect

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:14:41 GMT
    A robbery at a video lottery parlor in Fairlea is under investigation by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office.  Now they are asking for anyone with information on the incident to call them with tips.
    A robbery at a video lottery parlor in Fairlea is under investigation by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office.  Now they are asking for anyone with information on the incident to call them with tips.
  • BREAKING: Deputies investigate shooting in Montcalm

    BREAKING: Deputies investigate shooting in Montcalm

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:14:06 GMT
    Deputies are on the scene of a shooting that happened at around 9:46 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.  The incident happened in the Methodist Hill area of Montcalm in Mercer County.
    Deputies are on the scene of a shooting that happened at around 9:46 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.  The incident happened in the Methodist Hill area of Montcalm in Mercer County.

West Virginia State University has an entire day dedicated to giving back to the Kanawha Valley.

April 26 marks the university's annual Cares Day, during which students, faculty, staff and alumni will perform volunteer work on a variety of projects, which could include roadside clean up, painting, tree trimming, digging, window washing, literacy education, office work or serving meals.

"Last year we introduced Cares Day to the Kanawha Valley as a way to say thank you for the community's support of West Virginia State University," said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. "WVSU is dedicated to teaching, research and science.

"Cares day is one example of our commitment to improving the surrounding community by lending many hands to needed projects in towns and cities across the two-county region."

Cares Day volunteers can still register at wvstateu.edu/caresday and job sites for consideration as part of Cares Day may be submitted at the same website.

All current and former Yellow Jackets are welcome to lend a hand, but registration is required and due April 11. Volunteers will receive free T-shirts, as well as a picnic meal and entertainment on campus at the end of the day.