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Virginia 4-H Crowdfunds to Support Members and Volunteers Attending State Conference

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Every summer, hundreds of teens from across Virginia gather for a week of fellowship, fun, and hands-on learning at Virginia Tech.   

84 children found, 120 traffickers captured in sex trafficking takedown

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FORT WAYNE, IN (WANE) - A nationwide crackdown on underage human trafficking by federal agents recovered 84 children and captured 120 alleged traffickers, according to a release from the FBI. Operation Cross Country XI, a joint effort by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was held Oct. 12-15. In Indiana, agents identified or arrested “several” alleged traffickers in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. “Although we did not reco...

Virginia Tech Beyond Boundaries Scholars Program Helps More than 130 Students Who Enrolled this Fall

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George Wenn III was certain he wanted to attend Virginia Tech.   He did not know if he and his family could afford it.   Then he got the email.

Police officer rescues kitten, raccoon found cuddling in dumpster

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A police officer discovered two unlikely companions in a dumpster – a kitten and a baby raccoon. 

Deputies investigating fatal crash in Greenbrier County

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A Virginia man dies in a fatal crash in Greenbrier County. On October 18, 2017 around 11:55 p.m. deputies responded to the scene of a single vehicle crash on I-64 near the Virginia boarder.

Manchin and Capito Urge Opioid Commission Include Legacy Act in Final Report

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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie and The Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis urging them to include The Legacy Act in their final report.  

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $121,000 for Rural Development Projects

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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $121,575 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Community Facilities Grants.  

Appalachia Service Project Hosts Event to Honor Those Supporting the Flood Recovery Efforts in Greenbrier County

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On October 20, 2017, at 6 p.m., Appalachia Service Project (ASP) will host an event at the Greenbrier to celebrate their partners in the flood recovery effort, and all of their success over the past year. ASP began rebuilding homes in Greenbrier County in September 2016. 

UPDATE: Truck driver involved in I-77 crash that killed family of 4 now facing charges

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Interstate 77 northbound in the area near the Camp Creek exit is experiencing delays after a tractor trailer crossed the median and hit a car in the oncoming lane.  Mercer County 911 dispatchers said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at mile marker 22.

Police: Gun found on 3rd-grader at Ohio elementary school

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 Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he'd been bullied at an Ohio elementary school.

WV AG Alerts Consumers of Spike in IRS Scam Calls

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alerted consumers to a recent spike in Internal Revenue Service scam calls, perhaps related to the recent, Oct. 16, filing deadline for those who sought an extension in April.   The scam typically starts with a phone call indicating the IRS will arrest the consumer if he or she refuses to follow instructions. Similar calls claim to represent the U.S. Treasury Department, legal affairs and other gro...

Fast Food Worker Charged with Sexually Assaulting 14 Year Old in West Virginia

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Police say a West Virginia Taco Bell worker sexually assaulted a 14-year-old.

3,000 pumpkins need carvers for West Virginia display

3,000 pumpkins need carvers for West Virginia display

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KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) - With more than 3,000 pumpkins to carve for his West Virginia home's annual Halloween display, Ric Griffith is looking for some volunteers to tackle the task.      The Herald-Dispatch reports Griffith has the pumpkins set up in rows ready to be turned into jack-o'-lanterns and other hand-drawn designs.      Griffith says volunteers will start arriving at his home in Kenova on Sunday to handle the many tasks that include cutting and cle...

Inside the FBI operation to rescue kids from sex trafficking

Inside the FBI operation to rescue kids from sex trafficking

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The FBI is cracking down on what it calls a national epidemic of kids caught up in sex trafficking. FBI agents and local police have been carrying out a nationwide sweep since last week to rescue children involving FBI field offices from all 50 states. It's called Operation Cross Country – part of a national initiative called Innocence Lost. So far, 84 kids have been recovered and 120 alleged traffickers have been arrested this year. Among the areas being targeted is Baltimore,...

Rep. who spoke about Trump call to soldier's widow is getting threats, office says

Rep. who spoke about Trump call to soldier's widow is getting threats, office says

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WASHINGTON --  Rep. Frederica Wilson's office claims multiple threatening phone calls directed at congresswoman came into her D.C. office on Wednesday, CBS Miami reports. Her staff told CBS Miami the calls were directly related to the phone call from President Trump to the wife of Army Sgt. La David Johnson. The congresswoman's staff said they alerted the Capital Police, Miami Garden Police and the threat division of the U.S. House of Representatives. Wilson's staff ...

Deputies searching for suspects in stabbing, victim "left for dead"

Deputies searching for suspects in stabbing, victim "left for dead"

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AMIGO, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Raleigh County Deputies are searching for the suspects involved in a stabbing that happened in the Amigo area.  Deputies said the stabbing happened early Tuesday morning.  The victim was severely beaten and stabbed several times. Deputies said the victim was left to die but was able to make his way to a nearby home to call for help.  The suspects also stole a 1998 Jeep that belongs to the victim. Deputies said the victim and suspects were belie...

Fire crews battle early morning fire in Midway

Fire crews battle early morning fire in Midway

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RALEIGH COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fire crews spent the early morning hours battling a fire in Raleigh County Thursday. Dispatchers said the fire happened shortly before midnight at a home on Midway Road in Midway. Three fire departments along with an ambulance service were called to the scene. Crews were able to contain the fire and clear the scene around 2:45 this morning. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. Stick with 59 News on this developing st...

Deputies searching for 3 men accused of stealing from local truck dealer

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Raleigh County Deputies need your help tracking down three men accused of stealing from a local business.  It happened just after midnight on Sunday, October 1th, at the Heritage Equipment on Dry Hill Road in Beckley. Surveillance video caught 3 men breaking in and piling up several items. Some of the items include welding leads, semi truck tires and truck radiators. The group then left the service center and returned hours later. That's when deputies said they pa...

Mercer County School Employee Arrested on Sexual Allegations

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 A Mercer County School employee is behind bars for allegedly trying to have sex with a minor.  Curtis Ray Sutphin was arrested Friday morning, October 13th, in Giles County Virginia. He's facing one count of Solicitation or Prostitution from a Minor less than the age of 16. He was also arrested for attempting to engage in sexual contact with a minor 15 or over. 

Tesla Charging Stations Coming To Beckley

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There is good news for Tesla fans in the Beckley area. According to the electric car company, the Sheetz at the Crossroads mall will soon be getting a Tesla charging station.They said this will be the first charging station of it's kind in Southern West Virginia. It is expected to be constructed by the end of the year. 10/18/17

Taste of Bridge Day to Satisfy Hungry Attendees

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If you're planning on attending Bridge Day, make sure you bring your appetite and an empty stomach as well. Starting at 6 pm Friday, the *Taste of* Bridge Day will feature 13 vendors from local diners and restaurants.  Organized by the Oak Hill and Fayetteville Rotary Clubs, the menu will feature crawfish etoufee, wood brick oven pizza, white bean chicken chili, New york Style Cheesecake, and so much more. Oak Hill's Café One-Ten sees this as a perfect opportunity to exp...

DEP helps clean up large dumps in Mercer County

WV DEP helps clean up large open dumps around Mercer County WV DEP helps clean up large open dumps around Mercer County
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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection was in Mercer County to help clean-up eight large open dumps around the county. The largest open dump was located just outside of Matoaka. More than a foot of trash covered the site. Project Coordinator for the DEP's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), Sam Stalnaker, said he has not seen an illegal dump this large in a long time. "It's been a while since we've seen this much trash localized in one spot,"...

Bridge Day to Celebrate Construction's Anniversary

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Bridge Day, one of West Virginia's most treasured traditions, will be this Saturday at  the New River Gorge Bridge, expected to bring in over 80,000 spectators.  It's one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, with hundreds of BASE jumpers getting that adrenaline rush from 876 feet off the ground.  Governor Jim Justice is expected to speak at the event, with 2017 marking the 40th anniversary of the bridge's construction. Saturday's festivities beg...

Attorney General Morrisey Alerts Consumers to Spike in IRS Scam Calls

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alerted consumers to a recent spike in Internal Revenue Service scam calls, perhaps related to the recent October 16, 2017 filing deadline for those who sought an extension in April. 

Beckley Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

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On Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Beckley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by riddling their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  

Member from Flint Water Crisis Team Brings Relief to Well Owners Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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It all started with a few phone calls to check in on friends at Texas A&M and the University of Florida. After hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered the southern coastline, 

Pamplin Students Crowdfund to Promote Leadership Knowledge and Skills Development

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To help Virginia Tech students build leadership knowledge and skills, a student group is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support a conference that offers experiential learning guided by industry professionals. 

West Virginia Medical Cannabis Online Survey Available for Potential Parents

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) announced, Wednesday, a medical cannabis public online survey to gather information from patients who may be interested in obtaining medical cannabis. 

Crews battle early morning house fire for 5 hours

Crews battle early morning house fire for 5 hours

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RHODELL, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fire crews responded to an early morning house fire in Raleigh County Wednesday morning.  Dispatchers said the fire broke out around 2 a.m. at a home on the 7000 block of Coal City Road.  Rhodell, Sophia, and Coal City fire departments responded to the scene. Dispatchers said it took crews 5 hours to contain the fire.  Dispatchers confirm no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Stick with 59 News...

McDowell County man arrested for being married to two women at the same time

McDowell County man arrested for being married to two women at the same time

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MCDOWELL COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- A McDowell County man is charged with bigamy after deputies said he recently got married to a woman while still married to another woman.  McDowell County Deputies arrested 24-year-old Charles Aaron Nelson on Friday.  Deputies said earlier this month, Nelson's first wife filed a complaint.  The wife told deputies she married Nelson in May 2012 in North Carolina.  While they were still married, Nelson also got married to another w...

Deputies on the hunt for man accused of stealing from local auto shop

Two Guys Towing and Auto Repair Two Guys Towing and Auto Repair
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Deputies in Raleigh County are looking for a man who allegedly stole from Two Guys Towing and Auto Repair.  On Sunday, October 15th, a man pulled up to the business in a gray pickup truck. He allegedly stole the tailgate off of an employees vehicle, that is valued around $700. Deputies confirm that they have surveillance footage of the incident. Raleigh County Sheriff's Department has a warrant out for the thief's arrest. While there was two men in the truck they ...

Raleigh county man arrested for attempted murder following a bar fight

Raleigh County man arrested for attempted murder following a bar fight

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RALEIGH COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- A man accused of trying to kill two people following a bar fight was arrested by Raleigh County Deputies on Tuesday. Jody Allen Robertson, 27-years-old from Cool Ridge, is charged with malicious wounding and attempted murder. The incident happened on September 24 around 3:45 a.m. at Skyline Resort in Ghent. According to deputies, Robertson drove through a fence at the resort, purposely hitting two men with his truck. Deputies said Robertson was retal...

UPDATE: Princeton Mayor resigns 5 days after DUI arrest

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According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell was arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence. 

Man admits fatally shooting daughter over lack of 'respect'

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A suburban Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter while she slept, saying he believed she disrespected his rules by coming home late and not cleaning her room. Jamal Mansour, of Rocky River, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault and has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. The 64-year-old dad earlier pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder in 27-year-old Tahani Mansour's death last year...

Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

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LAS VEGAS-- The cancellation of scheduled TV interviews last week by a hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas shooter raised questions Tuesday about the location of a key witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Jesus Campos "wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing," MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in response to questions from The Associated Press about Campos' whereabouts. "He's asked that everyone ...

2 suspected in Pennsylvania bank heist while dressed as nuns

2 suspected in Pennsylvania bank heist while dressed as nuns

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TANNERSVILLE, Pa.-- Two women charged with robbing a pair of New Jersey banks are also suspected of trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns. Nineteen-year-old Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez, of New Haven, Connecticut, and 23-year-old Melisa Aquino Arias, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before a judge in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday. They're charged with robbing banks in Garfield and Teaneck, New Jersey, while one or both wore headscarves. The G...

Bodies in California desert found locked in embrace

Bodies in California desert found locked in embrace

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two adult bodies were locked in an embrace when they were discovered in Joshua Tree National Park, near the area where a missing Southern California couple vanished while hiking three months ago. Jodi Miller, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, said Tuesday that officials have yet to identify the remains found over the weekend in the desert park. Miller says the bodies were embracing when...

Kentucky man arrested after 17-hour standoff in Tennessee

Kentucky man arrested after 17-hour standoff in Tennessee

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Kentucky man has been arrested after a 17-hour standoff with police in Tennessee.      The Leaf-Chronicle reports that Clarksville police arrested  50-year-old Darren Vance of Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday morning with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his abdomen.      Police say Vance had barricaded himself inside the home with an AK-47-style rifle. Negotiators spoke with Vance by telephone through Monday afternoon an...

West Virginia AG says election pamphlet law unconstitutional

West Virginia AG says election pamphlet law unconstitutional

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a state law prohibiting anonymous election pamphlets is unconstitutional.      Morrisey issued the opinion Tuesday in response to a request by Secretary of State Mac Warner. Both are Republicans.      Morrisey says the state law "violates the First Amendment because it is overbroad and not narrowly tailored to a compelling state interest." Morrisey says a federal court...

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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  • Several crews respond to structure fire in Shady Spring

    Several crews respond to structure fire in Shady Spring

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:27 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:27:25 GMT

    Multiple fire crews are on scene of a structure fire in Raleigh County.  Dispatchers tell 59News the call came in around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday about a structure fire near Country Road Estates off Pluto Road in Shady Spring.  Beaver, Ghent and Coal City Volunteer Fire Departments have been dispatched, as well as Ghent EMS. There's no reports of injuries or anyone inside the house right now. We have a crew at the scene and will continue to follow this developing stor...

    Multiple fire crews are on scene of a structure fire in Raleigh County.  Dispatchers tell 59News the call came in around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday about a structure fire near Country Road Estates off Pluto Road in Shady Spring.  Beaver, Ghent and Coal City Volunteer Fire Departments have been dispatched, as well as Ghent EMS. There's no reports of injuries or anyone inside the house right now. We have a crew at the scene and will continue to follow this developing stor...

  • Beckley ARH Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Beckley ARH Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:47:38 GMT

    A local hospital is recognizing breast cancer awareness month by celebrating the lives of the many survivors. Beckley ARH celebrated breast cancer survivors and the many medical professionals that spend day in and day out studying the disease.  Tuesday, October 17th, they held an event called 'Pretty In Pink' at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center. Those who came out were given lunch and had guest speakers give speeches. A medical oncologist for Beckley ARH sa...

    A local hospital is recognizing breast cancer awareness month by celebrating the lives of the many survivors. Beckley ARH celebrated breast cancer survivors and the many medical professionals that spend day in and day out studying the disease.  Tuesday, October 17th, they held an event called 'Pretty In Pink' at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center. Those who came out were given lunch and had guest speakers give speeches. A medical oncologist for Beckley ARH sa...

  • Tractor Trailer Accident on I-77 Southbound

    Tractor Trailer Accident on I-77 Southbound

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:35:56 GMT

    West Virginia Turnpike Police responded to a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 77 Southbound. 

    West Virginia Turnpike Police responded to a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 77 Southbound. 

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  • UPDATE: Truck driver involved in I-77 crash that killed family of 4 now facing charges

    UPDATE: 4 Dead in Major Crash on I-77

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:01:05 GMT

    Interstate 77 northbound in the area near the Camp Creek exit is experiencing delays after a tractor trailer crossed the median and hit a car in the oncoming lane.  Mercer County 911 dispatchers said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at mile marker 22.

    Interstate 77 northbound in the area near the Camp Creek exit is experiencing delays after a tractor trailer crossed the median and hit a car in the oncoming lane.  Mercer County 911 dispatchers said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at mile marker 22.

  • Mercer County School Employee Arrested on Sexual Allegations

    Mercer County School Employee Arrested on Sexual Allegations

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:30:10 GMT

     A Mercer County School employee is behind bars for allegedly trying to have sex with a minor.  Curtis Ray Sutphin was arrested Friday morning, October 13th, in Giles County Virginia. He's facing one count of Solicitation or Prostitution from a Minor less than the age of 16. He was also arrested for attempting to engage in sexual contact with a minor 15 or over. 

     A Mercer County School employee is behind bars for allegedly trying to have sex with a minor.  Curtis Ray Sutphin was arrested Friday morning, October 13th, in Giles County Virginia. He's facing one count of Solicitation or Prostitution from a Minor less than the age of 16. He was also arrested for attempting to engage in sexual contact with a minor 15 or over. 

  • UPDATE: Princeton Mayor resigns 5 days after DUI arrest

    UPDATE: Princeton Mayor resigns 5 days after DUI arrest

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:15:19 GMT

    According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell was arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence. 

    According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell was arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence. 

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  • Greenbrier Valley Airport Public Input Nears Before DOT Decides on SkyWest

    Greenbrier Valley Airport Public Input Nears Before DOT Decides on SkyWest

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:09:15 GMT

    The Greenbrier Valley Airport is still working on replacing  VIA Air and bringing SkyWest Airlines on board.  Tonight, October 18th, is the deadline for the public to submit their opinions on the proposed change.

    The Greenbrier Valley Airport is still working on replacing  VIA Air and bringing SkyWest Airlines on board.  Tonight, October 18th, is the deadline for the public to submit their opinions on the proposed change.

  • United Way Prepares for Empty Bowls

    United Way Prepares for Empty Bowls

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:59:02 GMT

    United Way is gearing up for their 2nd Annual Empty Bowls event. They  event  is all aimed at raising awareness on hunger in the Greenbrier Valley area.   

    United Way is gearing up for their 2nd Annual Empty Bowls event. They  event  is all aimed at raising awareness on hunger in the Greenbrier Valley area.   

  • New Restaurant to Open in Greenbrier Valley Airport

    New Restaurant to Open in Greenbrier Valley Airport

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:54:20 GMT

    The Greenbrier Valley Airport is making some new changes and one of them is the addition of Landings Restaurant. Today they had their inspections that will allow them to operate.   

    The Greenbrier Valley Airport is making some new changes and one of them is the addition of Landings Restaurant. Today they had their inspections that will allow them to operate.   

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  • Taste of Bridge Day to Satisfy Hungry Attendees

    Taste of Bridge Day to Satisfy Hungry Attendees

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:29:14 GMT
    If you're planning on attending Bridge Day, make sure you bring your appetite and an empty stomach as well. Starting at 6 pm Friday, the *Taste of* Bridge Day will feature 13 vendors from local diners and restaurants.  Organized by the Oak Hill and Fayetteville Rotary Clubs, the menu will feature crawfish etoufee, wood brick oven pizza, white bean chicken chili, New york Style Cheesecake, and so much more. Oak Hill's Café One-Ten sees this as a perfect opportunity to exp...
    If you're planning on attending Bridge Day, make sure you bring your appetite and an empty stomach as well. Starting at 6 pm Friday, the *Taste of* Bridge Day will feature 13 vendors from local diners and restaurants.  Organized by the Oak Hill and Fayetteville Rotary Clubs, the menu will feature crawfish etoufee, wood brick oven pizza, white bean chicken chili, New york Style Cheesecake, and so much more. Oak Hill's Café One-Ten sees this as a perfect opportunity to exp...
  • Bridge Day to Celebrate Construction's Anniversary

    Bridge Day to Celebrate Construction's Anniversary

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:00:33 GMT
    Bridge Day, one of West Virginia's most treasured traditions, will be this Saturday at  the New River Gorge Bridge, expected to bring in over 80,000 spectators.  It's one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, with hundreds of BASE jumpers getting that adrenaline rush from 876 feet off the ground.  Governor Jim Justice is expected to speak at the event, with 2017 marking the 40th anniversary of the bridge's construction. Saturday's festivities beg...
    Bridge Day, one of West Virginia's most treasured traditions, will be this Saturday at  the New River Gorge Bridge, expected to bring in over 80,000 spectators.  It's one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, with hundreds of BASE jumpers getting that adrenaline rush from 876 feet off the ground.  Governor Jim Justice is expected to speak at the event, with 2017 marking the 40th anniversary of the bridge's construction. Saturday's festivities beg...
  • Deputy promotions are made in Fayette County

    Deputy promotions are made in Fayette County

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:17:15 GMT

    Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley was at the courthouse in Fayetteville, WV on the morning of Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

    Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley was at the courthouse in Fayetteville, WV on the morning of Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

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  • 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.
  • SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    Friday, July 8 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-07-08 21:27:14 GMT
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.

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  • Fast Food Worker Charged with Sexually Assaulting 14 Year Old in West Virginia

    Fast Food Worker Charged with Sexually Assaulting 14 Year Old in West Virginia

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:31:45 GMT

    Police say a West Virginia Taco Bell worker sexually assaulted a 14-year-old.

    Police say a West Virginia Taco Bell worker sexually assaulted a 14-year-old.

  • McDowell County man arrested for being married to two women at the same time

    McDowell County man arrested for being married to two women at the same time

    McDowell County man arrested for being married to two women at the same time

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:28:55 GMT

    MCDOWELL COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- A McDowell County man is charged with bigamy after deputies said he recently got married to a woman while still married to another woman.  McDowell County Deputies arrested 24-year-old Charles Aaron Nelson on Friday.  Deputies said earlier this month, Nelson's first wife filed a complaint.  The wife told deputies she married Nelson in May 2012 in North Carolina.  While they were still married, Nelson also got married to another w...

    MCDOWELL COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- A McDowell County man is charged with bigamy after deputies said he recently got married to a woman while still married to another woman.  McDowell County Deputies arrested 24-year-old Charles Aaron Nelson on Friday.  Deputies said earlier this month, Nelson's first wife filed a complaint.  The wife told deputies she married Nelson in May 2012 in North Carolina.  While they were still married, Nelson also got married to another w...

  • UPDATE: Truck driver involved in I-77 crash that killed family of 4 now facing charges

    UPDATE: 4 Dead in Major Crash on I-77

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:01:05 GMT

    Interstate 77 northbound in the area near the Camp Creek exit is experiencing delays after a tractor trailer crossed the median and hit a car in the oncoming lane.  Mercer County 911 dispatchers said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at mile marker 22.

    Interstate 77 northbound in the area near the Camp Creek exit is experiencing delays after a tractor trailer crossed the median and hit a car in the oncoming lane.  Mercer County 911 dispatchers said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at mile marker 22.

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