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Beckley Police Search for Theft Suspect

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Beckley Police search for a man they believe stole multiple items from the McDonald's on Prince St. The subject allegedly stole a laptop bag with an Amazon Fire tablet, a wallet with identification, and credit cards along with a variety of smaller items. Beckley Police said the man took the bag out as he left the restaurant. Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to contact Patrolman J.L. McNeely at 304-256-1720 or 304-255-STOP. Tips can also be submitted online at the Crime S...

Beckley flushes water lines, causes concern for residents

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People in and around the City of Beckley were concerned during the morning hours on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 after their water was discolored coming out of the taps.

One man arrested after stabbing in Princeton

One man arrested after stabbing in Princeton

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PRINCETON, W. VA. (WVNS) -- A Princeton man is in jail after deputies said he stabbed another man several times in the back. Kevin Walker is charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding. According to court documents, the stabbing happened Thursday on the 500 block of Ross Branch Road. When Mercer County Deputies responded to the scene, they found two men holding knives. Deputies say the victim was stabbed twice in the back and was taken to the hospital with non-life threate...

USDA Partners with SCORE to Help Veterans Start Farming

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and SCORE, a nonprofit association that helps small businesses get off the ground, are partnering up to help new farmers.  

Virginia Tech Receives NSF's Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM' Grant

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The project is called, "Cultivating an ethical STEM culture through an integrated undergraduate general education," and the award started August 15, 2017, and ends July 31, 2022.

Remains found in search for U.S. sailors missing after collision

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BEIJING -- The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday that divers had located bodies inside the stricken USS John S. McCain, a day after that American warship collided with a merchant vessel near the busy shipping lanes of the Strait of Malacca.  

Under-Represented Students Experience Life as a Veterinary Student Through InclusiveVT Program

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The third annual VetTRAC Summer Program offered hands-on experience, lectures, and tours for students interested in veterinary medicine.   

New River CTC Offers Basic Sign Language Class

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Six week basic sign language classes are planned at two NRCTC campuses this fall.

WVDA Reaches Agreement to Use Homegrown by Heroes Brand

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The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) announces Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt signed a trademark license agreement with the Homegrown by Heroes (HBH) brand.  

German police seize thousands of ‘Trump’ ecstasy tablets

German police seize thousands of ‘Trump’ ecstasy tablets

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BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump’s head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900). Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway on Saturday. They say the people in the car, a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, told officers they had been in the Netherlands to buy a ...

Arlington Workshop will Initiate Dialogue on Workforce Development for Veterans

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At a workshop on Sept. 15 at the Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington, academics, governmental agencies, and industry will come together to discuss ideas for the center, which would offer veterans certification programs and real-world skills tailored to the needs of civilian companies.

2 eclipse watchers hit by car on sidewalk, one dies, police say

2 eclipse watchers hit by car on sidewalk, one dies, police say

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Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died. State Police Trooper Jody Sims says the car crossed the center line and hit a utility pole as well as the pedestrians Monday in Hyden, about 120 miles southeast of Lexington. The car ended up resting on its side. Sims says 23-year-old Mackenzie P. Hays was pronounced dead, and 41-year-old Rhonda Belcher was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Le...

7 taken to hospital after suspected West Virginia gas leak

A fire official says seven people have been taken to a hospital after a suspected gas leak at a West Virginia restaurant.

Students at Stanaford Elementary learn about Solar Eclipse

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The eclipse is something kids at Stanaford Elementary will probably remember for the rest of their lives, and that's all thanks to a grant through the WVU extension office. The grant allowed students to get NASA-certified glasses to view the eclipse, and while many students were released early, teachers at Stanaford Elementary used this as a teaching opportunity. Carson Williams, told us, "It was amazing! It was like a moon but like a desert moon! It was very amazing!" Stu...

UPDATE: Several transported in Robert C. Byrd Drive crash

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Crews are on the scene of an accident in Lester that happened at around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive. 

Suspected Shooter Named in Shooting of Jefferson Co. Judge

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According to Jefferson County officials, a judge has been shot in front of the courthouse.

Doctors say there could be lasting side effects looking at Sun during Eclipse

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Looking directly at the sun during the eclipse could cause serious eye damage....  That's why everyone was stressing the importance of those special eclipse glasses. You may have been tempted to stare at the eclipse ..even without them. If you did look at the sun during this solar event, you could do serious damage to your eyes. Dr. Taoufik Sadat, told us, "Gazing at the sun can cause damage at the retina which may actually cause the retina to have a scar with permane...

SEPTA: 33 Injured After Train Crashes

SEPTA: 33 Injured After Train Crashes

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DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS)—Thirty-three people were injured after a high-speed train crashes in Upper Darby early Tuesday morning. It happened around 12:10 a.m. at the 69th Street Terminal. According to SEPTA, 33 people were onboard the train when it crashed into a stationed car sitting unoccupied in the terminal. “There was blood everywhere,” said one passenger who identified himself as Ronnie “There was this driver all banged up and there was thi...

2 killed in multiple vehicle accident on I-77 in Washington County

2 killed in multiple vehicle accident on I-77 in Washington County

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WORE SALEM, Ohio (WTAP) -  Two people were killed in a multiple vehicle accident in Washington County Saturday morning. Stephen J. Long, 67, of Union, West Virginia, was operating a motorcycle southbound on I-77 when police say his motorcycle made contact with a pickup truck and trailer. It occurred near mile marker 12 in Salem Township around 11:40 a.m. Stephen Long was pronounced dead at the scene. Kristi J. Long, 66, of Union, a passenger on the motorcycle, was pronou...

Sheriff: Kentucky woman found dead inside 'storage tote'

Authorities say the body of a Kentucky woman was found inside a storage tote, and a man has been arrested in connection with her death.

NAACP branch: Strip Virginia schools of Confederate names

A local branch of the NAACP is calling for two Virginia schools to be stripped of Confederate leaders' names.

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. 

Crews respond to gas leak at Huntington Mall

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) Crews are on the scene of a gas leak at the Buffalo Wild Wing's restaurant at the Huntington mall. It was reported just after 11 a.m. this morning. No injuries have been confirmed at this time. The Barboursville Fire Department is responding. Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information.

Trump says US can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal

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President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the "predictable and unacceptable" results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the U.S. has been at war for 16 years.

West Virginia, Wisconsin reach concealed-carry agreement

West Virginia and Wisconsin have agreed to recognize each other's concealed-carry handgun permits.

Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Mike Newchurch, left, professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and graduate student Paula Tucker prepare a weather balloon before releasing it to perform research during the solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Mike Newchurch, left, professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and graduate student Paula Tucker prepare a weather balloon before releasing it to perform research during the solar eclipse.
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By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused. At the Nashville Zoo, visitors watched and recorded how the animals behaved when the sky turned dark during Monday's total solar eclipse. 

Michigan Man Dies Trying To Spread Fathers Ashes Into Lake

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AU TRAIN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father’s ashes into Lake Superior. Robert Louis, 59, died shortly after he and six other passengers fell out of their wooden kit boat near Au Train in the Upper Peninsula on Sunday, WLUC-TV reported . Louis’ brother, John “Joe” Louis, said the group was out to honor the final wishes of the brothers’ father, who died two weeks ago after battling Alzheim...

Local Man Watches Eclipse from Beginning to End

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Thousands of people across Southern West Virginia a took time Monday afternoon (8/21) to see the solar eclipse light up the sky. 

Justice has no plans to remove Jackson statue

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is denouncing violence by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in neighboring Virginia but indicates he has no immediate plans to act on requests to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from the Capitol grounds in Charleston.

Burn Hazards Possible on Playgrounds

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It won’t be long before Father Winter strikes again. With students heading back to school, playgrounds and other public parks will be packed with people trying to take in every last bit of this summer season. But it’s not all fun and games. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be prevented with proper hydration and frequent shade, yet there is another flaming foe - hot surfaces. To understand how hot playground equipment can really get, we used an infrared thermometer...

Man accused in fatal Charlottesville collision back in court

The man who authorities say drove his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally, killing a woman and injuring 19 others, has made a second court appearance.

Lemonade Festival coming to Bluefield

5th Annual Lemonade Festival is coming to Downtown Bluefield Saturday, August 26th. 5th Annual Lemonade Festival is coming to Downtown Bluefield Saturday, August 26th.
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The 5th Annual Lemonade Festival is set to begin Saturday, August 26th in Downtown Bluefield. The event is free and will feature live music, a caricature, and all things lemon. President of the Bluefield Preservation Society, Debbrah Ammar, said this festival is a great way to celebrate the community of Buefield.  "All the activities are free to the children of the community, there will be arts and crafts and food vendors on this street. It's somet...

City of Princeton takes proactive measures against cat overpopulation

Princeton passed a law to curb the amount of stray cats in the area. Princeton passed a law to curb the amount of stray cats in the area.
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The city of Princeton passed an ordinance that aims to curb its stray cat overpopulation. This new law will limit the number of cats per household to four, and prohibits noisy or bothersome cats that cause destruction of property. Princeton Animal Control Officer, Ty Smith, said a majority of the calls he receives are about cats. "Seventy-five percent of the calls we get are for cats now and the reason we get those calls is there is so many of them. A lot of peop...

Slide Show: 2017 Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse from Mount Lookout, WV.  Courtesy: Rhonda Legg Solar Eclipse from Mount Lookout, WV. Courtesy: Rhonda Legg
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Take a look at these photos of the 2017 solar eclipse through the camera eyes of 59News viewers

2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

The Latest: US coast-to-coast total eclipse comes to an end Video included

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Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show.

Conservation Management Institute Realigns to Maximize Funding and Research Opportunities

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The Conservation Management Institute, a research center in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, is being aligned with the college's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation to maximize funding and research opportunities. 

Bluefield College Brings Scholarships to Beaver-Graham Tradition

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For the third year in a row, Bluefield College will join in one of the most time-honored local high school football traditions as the student-athlete scholarship sponsor for the Graham-Beaver portion of the Great American Rivalry Series, Friday, August 25, 2017. 

Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

Eclipse watch party at Grandview

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There will be a free viewing part today (8/21) at the New River Gorge National River’s highest overlook.  Onlookers will meet at Grandview Visitor's Center. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed, and there will be free eclipse viewing glasses. 

Online reporting to help track spread of deer disease

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Wildlife officials in Kentucky say people can go online to report suspected cases of a disease in dead or dying deer.   

The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar.

Safety tips for kids on the bus

Tips for kids that will make the trip to and from school a little safer while on the bus.

Help for back to school shopping Video included

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Many parents are already out doing back to school shopping, and as many of you know school supplies are not cheap. In 2014 American parents spent on average $100 per student on school supplies. School supplies can be anything from number 2 pencils to clothing for kids. 

Congress Prepares to Send Millions in Highway Dollars to West Virginia

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If you think there's a lot of road work going on in West Virginia now, just you wait and see. In the Nation's Capitol Congress is poised to approve 44 billion dollars, in federal highways funds. 

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

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Police say a man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape.

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  • Beckley flushes water lines, causes concern for residents

    Beckley flushes water lines, causes concern for residents

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-08-22 18:39:46 GMT

    People in and around the City of Beckley were concerned during the morning hours on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 after their water was discolored coming out of the taps.

    People in and around the City of Beckley were concerned during the morning hours on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 after their water was discolored coming out of the taps.

  • UPDATE: Several transported in Robert C. Byrd Drive crash

    UPDATE: Several transported in Robert C. Byrd Drive crash

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-08-22 12:05:48 GMT

    Crews are on the scene of an accident in Lester that happened at around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive. 

    Crews are on the scene of an accident in Lester that happened at around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive. 

  • Local Man Watches Eclipse from Beginning to End

    Local Man Watches Eclipse from Beginning to End

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:42:25 GMT

    Thousands of people across Southern West Virginia a took time Monday afternoon (8/21) to see the solar eclipse light up the sky. 

    Thousands of people across Southern West Virginia a took time Monday afternoon (8/21) to see the solar eclipse light up the sky. 

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  • Patriot Tour stops in Princeton, WV

    Patriot Tour stops in Princeton, WV

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:12:58 GMT

    A group of veterans is paying tribute to all those who have served in the armed forces.  The organization Nation of Patriots is holding their annual Patriot Tour.  It takes an American Flag through everyone of the 48 contiguous states.   

    A group of veterans is paying tribute to all those who have served in the armed forces.  The organization Nation of Patriots is holding their annual Patriot Tour.  It takes an American Flag through everyone of the 48 contiguous states.   

  • Fire in Bluefield sends two people to the hospital

    Fire in Bluefield sends two people to the hospital

    Friday, August 11 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-08-11 18:57:04 GMT
    2112 Princeton Ave. caught fire on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.2112 Princeton Ave. caught fire on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

    Crews from the Bluefield Fire Department were called to the scene of a house fire during the morning hours of Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  It happened at 2112 Princeton Ave.  It was put out by 10 a.m.   

    Crews from the Bluefield Fire Department were called to the scene of a house fire during the morning hours of Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  It happened at 2112 Princeton Ave.  It was put out by 10 a.m.   

  • Mother and Daughter arrested on Embezzlement charges

    Mother and Daughter arrested on Embezzlement charges

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-08-10 22:12:03 GMT

    Two women  from Bluefield are facing embezzlement charges after allegedly taking more than $1 Million from a local business.

    Two women  from Bluefield are facing embezzlement charges after allegedly taking more than $1 Million from a local business.

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  • Horsepower takes over State Fair

    Horsepower takes over State Fair

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:04:08 GMT
    Horsepower is the name of the game at the State Fair of West Virginia. Friday was Draft Horse Day at the fair.  Hundreds people packed into the grandstands to see the lightweight and heavyweight classes pull the sled. This year's heavyweight winner is Bill Ealy of Mount Airy, North Carolina. His horses pulled 8,000 pounds more than eight feet Friday. Ealy said it takes a lot of patience and time to get horses ready for the State Fair.  "It means a great deal, ...
    Horsepower is the name of the game at the State Fair of West Virginia. Friday was Draft Horse Day at the fair.  Hundreds people packed into the grandstands to see the lightweight and heavyweight classes pull the sled. This year's heavyweight winner is Bill Ealy of Mount Airy, North Carolina. His horses pulled 8,000 pounds more than eight feet Friday. Ealy said it takes a lot of patience and time to get horses ready for the State Fair.  "It means a great deal, ...
  • 'Let's Go!' meet the WVU mascot at State Fair

    'Let's Go!' meet the WVU mascot at State Fair

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:06:34 GMT
    The State Fair of West Virginia is known for its characters that walk around the fairgrounds but there is one mascot that is always a hit with the crowd. It's the WVU Mountaineer and he has ties to Southern West Virginia. Troy Clemons is a Greenbrier County native and has been the mountaineer mascot for more than a year. He said coming back to the fair brings back memories. "Being the same Mountaineer I looked up to as a kid, that's why I like to come back here,"...
    The State Fair of West Virginia is known for its characters that walk around the fairgrounds but there is one mascot that is always a hit with the crowd. It's the WVU Mountaineer and he has ties to Southern West Virginia. Troy Clemons is a Greenbrier County native and has been the mountaineer mascot for more than a year. He said coming back to the fair brings back memories. "Being the same Mountaineer I looked up to as a kid, that's why I like to come back here,"...
  • Reward offered in White Sulphur Springs break-in case

    Reward offered in White Sulphur Springs break-in case

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:23:46 GMT

    Deputies with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Officer are investigating a pair of break-ins at homes in White Sulphur Springs.  

    Deputies with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Officer are investigating a pair of break-ins at homes in White Sulphur Springs.  

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  • 2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

    2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

    A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

    A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

  • Midland Trail Ready to Make a Mark

    Midland Trail Ready to Make a Mark

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:42:22 GMT

    Success at the high school level can be determined by a multitude of factors. Size, strength, change of direction, mental strength, work ethic. But one factor only changes with time and time alone - age. Midland Trail third-year head coach Frank Isaacs only had to deal with 6 seniors graduating with two of them being starters, yet the youth of last year’s team was a setback that has set them up for a comeback. “When you got a bunch of 15 year olds playing on the foot...

    Success at the high school level can be determined by a multitude of factors. Size, strength, change of direction, mental strength, work ethic. But one factor only changes with time and time alone - age. Midland Trail third-year head coach Frank Isaacs only had to deal with 6 seniors graduating with two of them being starters, yet the youth of last year’s team was a setback that has set them up for a comeback. “When you got a bunch of 15 year olds playing on the foot...

  • Oak Hill woman with Alzheimer's is found

    Oak Hill woman with Alzheimer's is found

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:51:12 GMT
    MISSING: Beverly BlevinsMISSING: Beverly Blevins

    A silver alert was issued on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after an Oak Hill woman who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease is reported missing.  

    A silver alert was issued on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after an Oak Hill woman who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease is reported missing.  

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  • Slide Show: 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Slide Show: 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:42:15 GMT
    Solar Eclipse from Mount Lookout, WV.  Courtesy: Rhonda LeggSolar Eclipse from Mount Lookout, WV. Courtesy: Rhonda Legg
    Take a look at these photos of the 2017 solar eclipse through the camera eyes of 59News viewers
    Take a look at these photos of the 2017 solar eclipse through the camera eyes of 59News viewers
  • Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Monday, October 3 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-10-03 20:14:20 GMT
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
  • SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    Monday, August 15 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-08-15 22:26:16 GMT
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.

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  • 2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

    2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

    A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

    A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

  • Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

  • 2 killed in multiple vehicle accident on I-77 in Washington County

    2 killed in multiple vehicle accident on I-77 in Washington County

    2 killed in multiple vehicle accident on I-77 in Washington County

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-08-22 08:56:53 GMT

    WORE SALEM, Ohio (WTAP) -  Two people were killed in a multiple vehicle accident in Washington County Saturday morning. Stephen J. Long, 67, of Union, West Virginia, was operating a motorcycle southbound on I-77 when police say his motorcycle made contact with a pickup truck and trailer. It occurred near mile marker 12 in Salem Township around 11:40 a.m. Stephen Long was pronounced dead at the scene. Kristi J. Long, 66, of Union, a passenger on the motorcycle, was pronou...

    WORE SALEM, Ohio (WTAP) -  Two people were killed in a multiple vehicle accident in Washington County Saturday morning. Stephen J. Long, 67, of Union, West Virginia, was operating a motorcycle southbound on I-77 when police say his motorcycle made contact with a pickup truck and trailer. It occurred near mile marker 12 in Salem Township around 11:40 a.m. Stephen Long was pronounced dead at the scene. Kristi J. Long, 66, of Union, a passenger on the motorcycle, was pronou...

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