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Sen. Capito opposes Senate health care draft

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The U.S. Senate as delayed a vote on its health care discussion draft.  This is the bill that would replace Obamacare.  

Greenbrier County event aims to prevent prescription pill abuse

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The community was invited to a special event in Greenbrier County on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. 

Computer records issue at Princeton Community Hospital

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Officials with Princeton Community Hospital have confirmed that the facility was experiencing a computer issue on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. 

Former Raleigh County deputy sues department

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A former Raleigh County Deputy has filed a lawsuit against the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office and the Beckley Police Department.  

Smoke fireworks recalled for burn risk

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Smoke fireworks sold at Walmart, Target and other retailers have been recalled because they can explode unexpectedly when lit.

Virginia says liquor stores will be open on July Fourth

Liquor stores in Virginia will be open on the July Fourth holiday.

2 Indicted for Identity Theft at WVU Medicine University Healthcare

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Two Virginia residents have been indicted on identity theft charges by a federal grand jury for accessing patient’s information at WVU Medicine University Healthcare.

One man dead, one arrested after shooting in Fayette County

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The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened in the Hilltop area.  At around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 deputies were called to Hilltop where they found a black man who was shot several times.

Simmons, Haskins To Join Mountaineers

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The West Virginia University football team added a few roster additions over the weekend.

Committee holding 4th meeting on coal dust exposure

A committee looking at how decisions are reached on controlling coal miners' exposure to coal dust will meet this week in West Virginia.

Patch trading favorite pass-time among Boy Scouts Video included

SBR Seasonal Operations Director shared her patches SBR Seasonal Operations Director shared her patches
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The National Boy Scout Jamboree returns to southern West Virginia during the summer of 2016.  One of the Boy Scout's favorite pastimes at the event is patch trading.

Fourth of July Event in Princeton

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Princeton, WV is gearing up for their big 4th of July event and coordinators are working to make it special.

Firework Safety This Fourth Of July

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We're just a little more than a week away from the 4th of July, and many people are already breaking out the fireworks, but you might want consider a few things before lighting those fuses. 

State Fire Marshal's Office releases guidelines for Fourth of July

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks has long been a national tradition. West Virginians heartily embrace this tradition, as can be seen by the number of fireworks being sold from tents, department stores and free-standing businesses across the state. 

Mullens Native Mike D'Antoni Wins NBA Coach of the Year

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The NBA handed out its end of the year awards Monday evening and a West Virginia native took home a big prize. Mike D'Antoni, head coach of the Houston Rockets, won the 2017 NBA Coach of the Year Award. 

FCC chief to attend Ohio-West Virginia broadband summit

The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission is slated to attend a broadband summit next month in Ohio.

WVU's Campus Safety Ranked High on National List

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West Virginia University has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country.  The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently assessed 2,000 colleges and WVU was number 34 on their list. 

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

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By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case that has stirred heated emotions across the nation. In the meantime, the court said Monday that Trump's ban on visitors from Iran, Li...

Airline vet to lead Amtrak in a summer of repairs, reckoning

America's railroad is turning to an airline industry veteran to lead it through a summer of reckoning for congested tracks and crumbling infrastructure.

UPDATE: Wyoming County Missing Teen Found

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Deputies with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department are asking for help from the community to track down a teen who has been missing for several days.  Desiree Dishmon, 16, was last seen on Friday, June 23, 2017.  Investigators said she was leaving a relative's home in the Glen Fork area.   She is 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs 150-pounds.  She has green eyes and naturally brown hair that was dyed red when she disappeared.  She also has a nose piercing. A...

6 Arrested After Sit-in at Sen. Capito’s Charleston Office

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Six protesters were cuffed and walked out of Senator Shelly Moore Capito's  Charleston, WV office.

National Weather Service confirms West Virginia tornado

Officials have confirmed that a tornado touched down in northern West Virginia as the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy passed through the state.

Looking Back to Boy Scout History Video included

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It's an organization with a rich history, that dates back over a century. The Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1908 when it was founded in England by British General Robert Baden-Powell when he discovered his men did not know the the basics of first aid. Soon, scouting became a part of British culture. At about that same time, a Boy Scout legend says American businessman and publisher W. D. Boyce. founded Boy Scouts America two years after an encounter with a young Englishman wh...

Flags Ordered to Half-Staff to Honor Monroe County Delegate

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Governor Justice has issued a proclamation ordering that all State flags on all State-owned facilities at the Capitol Complex and throughout Monroe County be displayed at half-staff Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from Dawn until Dusk, the day of services for former Delegate Mary Pearl Compton. 

Meadow Bridge Man Faces Multiple Charges

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A Meadow Bridge man has been arrested on multiple charges. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley tells 59News deputies went to the home of Christopher White, 25, of Meadow Bridge on Monday, June 26. 

Girl Scouts in Town for 2017 Jamboree

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Girls from across the nation join together this week for an adventurous experience.  

Troopers Investigate Armed Robbery in Maybeury Video included

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State police in Welch are investigating an armed robbery in the Maybeury area. Troopers tell 59News the Maybeury Food Mart was robbed at around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 25 by a white man who was armed with a knife. He apparently held a knife to the cashier, before running away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The owners of the store are offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest of the suspect. If you have any information on this case, call the Welch Det...

Summer Camp Gets Kids Interested in Science

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A camp at Bluefield College is giving students a first-hand science experience. Children between the ages of 8-12 years old, are taking part in a number of experiments, projects, and games to show them that science can be fun.Counselors cover topics such as environmental science, molecular models and more.  We wanted to find out the best part of this camp from these young scientists, so we asked.  Samuel Gianpocaro told me, "Because you have all the possible outcomes,...

Cold Case of Mysterious Murder Reopened Video included

Travis Summers from Crab Orchard Travis Summers from Crab Orchard
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Beckley Police Department reopened the murder cold case of Travis Summers. Summers disappeared in May of 2014 and his remains were found nine months later in the community of Eccles. He was last seen at the Freedom Skate Park in Beckley. Police received new information regarding the case which lead to its the reopening. Detective of the Beckley Police Department, Sergeant Morgan Bragg, believed there is more information to be uncovered.  "We feel like there ...

Local psychiatrist's medical license will be suspended

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The West Virginia Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Beckley, WV psychiatrist.  According to an order issued by the board on June 21, 2017, 

Bluefield, VA teen missing

Missing Girl: Brianna Spease is a 14-year-old who has been missing from the Bluefield, VA area since Sunday, June 25, 2017 Missing Girl: Brianna Spease is a 14-year-old who has been missing from the Bluefield, VA area since Sunday, June 25, 2017
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A community action group is asking for help from the public to find a teenager who disappeared on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Brianna Spease, 14, was reported missing by her parents on Sunday morning. 

Road closure announced for White Sulphur Springs area

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The West Virginia Division of Highways closed the Gum Street Bridge on County Route 50/3 in White Sulphur Springs on Monday, June 26, 2017. 

Recalled chicken products for toddlers could contain bone

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About 54,630 pounds of chicken bite products for toddlers are being recalled because they could contain bone.

Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

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 A number of government websites in Ohio have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

West Virginia expert offers tips to avoid tick attacks

A West Virginia University Extension Service expert wants to help residents of the state avoid attacks by ticks this summer.

NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018

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An NBCUniversal executive says a "Downton Abbey" film is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018.

Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

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There's been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director.

Syria brings new urgency to easing US-Russia tensions

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The top U.S. military officer says Washington is working to re-establish "deconfliction" of U.S. and Russian air operations in Syria.

Big 12 to hold 2019 men's golf tourney in West Virginia Video included

The Big 12 Conference says the 2019 conference men's golf championship will be held at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

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  • Former Raleigh County deputy sues department

    Former Raleigh County deputy sues department

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-06-27 17:14:10 GMT

    A former Raleigh County Deputy has filed a lawsuit against the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office and the Beckley Police Department.  

    A former Raleigh County Deputy has filed a lawsuit against the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office and the Beckley Police Department.  

  • Local psychiatrist's medical license will be suspended

    Local psychiatrist's medical license will be suspended

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:02:20 GMT

    The West Virginia Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Beckley, WV psychiatrist.  According to an order issued by the board on June 21, 2017, 

    The West Virginia Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Beckley, WV psychiatrist.  According to an order issued by the board on June 21, 2017, 

  • Troopers arrest 3 men in mine theft investigation

    Troopers arrest 3 men in mine theft investigation

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:07:16 GMT
    Steven CampbellSteven Campbell

    State Troopers are asking for help from the community in an investigation into thefts at coal mines in Raleigh and Boone Counties

    State Troopers are asking for help from the community in an investigation into thefts at coal mines in Raleigh and Boone Counties

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  • Greenbrier County event aims to prevent prescription pill abuse

    Greenbrier County event aims to prevent prescription pill abuse

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-06-27 18:06:07 GMT

    The community was invited to a special event in Greenbrier County on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. 

    The community was invited to a special event in Greenbrier County on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. 

  • UPDATE: Shooting in Alderson Leaves Two Dead

    UPDATE: Shooting in Alderson Leaves Two Dead

    Monday, June 26 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-06-26 21:06:24 GMT

    Details are still coming in about a possible shooting in the Alderson area.  It happened during the early afternoon hours on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

    Details are still coming in about a possible shooting in the Alderson area.  It happened during the early afternoon hours on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

  • UPDATE: Teenager Drowns in Alderson

    UPDATE: Teenager Drowns in Alderson

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:54:37 GMT

    Greenbrier County 911 Dispatchers confirm to 59 News there has been a drowning in Alderson. Dispatchers said it happened at Mini Park in Alderson just after 2 Saturday afternoon (6/24). Dispatchers couldn't confirm who drowned or their current condition. Alderson and Tri County Fire Departments arrived on scene. The Alderson Police Department is investigating the incident. Stay with 59 News for the very latest updates on this story.

    Greenbrier County 911 Dispatchers confirm to 59 News there has been a drowning in Alderson. Dispatchers said it happened at Mini Park in Alderson just after 2 Saturday afternoon (6/24). Dispatchers couldn't confirm who drowned or their current condition. Alderson and Tri County Fire Departments arrived on scene. The Alderson Police Department is investigating the incident. Stay with 59 News for the very latest updates on this story.

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  • One man dead, one arrested after shooting in Fayette County

    One man dead, one arrested after shooting in Fayette County

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:28:30 GMT

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened in the Hilltop area.  At around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 deputies were called to Hilltop where they found a black man who was shot several times.

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened in the Hilltop area.  At around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 deputies were called to Hilltop where they found a black man who was shot several times.

  • Meadow Bridge Man Faces Multiple Charges

    Meadow Bridge Man Faces Multiple Charges

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:15:57 GMT

    A Meadow Bridge man has been arrested on multiple charges. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley tells 59News deputies went to the home of Christopher White, 25, of Meadow Bridge on Monday, June 26. 

    A Meadow Bridge man has been arrested on multiple charges. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley tells 59News deputies went to the home of Christopher White, 25, of Meadow Bridge on Monday, June 26. 

  • Girl Scouts in Town for 2017 Jamboree

    Girl Scouts in Town for 2017 Jamboree

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:15:08 GMT

    Girls from across the nation join together this week for an adventurous experience.  

    Girls from across the nation join together this week for an adventurous experience.  

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  • 2016 Christmas Light Fight

    2016 Christmas Light Fight

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 12:34 PM EST2016-12-13 17:34:01 GMT
    Show us your Christmas or holiday light display.  Share your name so we can give you bragging rights.
    Show us your Christmas or holiday light display.  Share your name so we can give you bragging rights.
  • Brilliance of Fall

    Brilliance of Fall 2016

    Brilliance of Fall 2016

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 2:25 PM EDT2016-10-04 18:25:42 GMT

    Let’s Show the Brilliance of Fall in WV We all marvel at the spectacular colors of autumn. They paint the landscape with an amazing palette of yellow, orange, red, and purple against the shrinking canvas of green.  It is WV’s most beautiful time of the year! Send your best Fall photos to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/59News) either as a post or a message then watch to see if your photo is randomly selected and shown on a 59News broadcast. Include your name and...

    Let’s Show the Brilliance of Fall in WV We all marvel at the spectacular colors of autumn. They paint the landscape with an amazing palette of yellow, orange, red, and purple against the shrinking canvas of green.  It is WV’s most beautiful time of the year! Send your best Fall photos to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/59News) either as a post or a message then watch to see if your photo is randomly selected and shown on a 59News broadcast. Include your name and...

  • 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.

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  • Local psychiatrist's medical license will be suspended

    Local psychiatrist's medical license will be suspended

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:02:20 GMT

    The West Virginia Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Beckley, WV psychiatrist.  According to an order issued by the board on June 21, 2017, 

    The West Virginia Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Beckley, WV psychiatrist.  According to an order issued by the board on June 21, 2017, 

  • One man dead, one arrested after shooting in Fayette County

    One man dead, one arrested after shooting in Fayette County

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:28:30 GMT

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened in the Hilltop area.  At around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 deputies were called to Hilltop where they found a black man who was shot several times.

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened in the Hilltop area.  At around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 deputies were called to Hilltop where they found a black man who was shot several times.

  • Cold Case of Mysterious Murder Reopened

    Cold Case of Mysterious Murder Reopened

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:00:37 GMT
    Travis Summers from Crab OrchardTravis Summers from Crab Orchard
    Beckley Police Department reopened the murder cold case of Travis Summers. Summers disappeared in May of 2014 and his remains were found nine months later in the community of Eccles. He was last seen at the Freedom Skate Park in Beckley. Police received new information regarding the case which lead to its the reopening. Detective of the Beckley Police Department, Sergeant Morgan Bragg, believed there is more information to be uncovered.  "We feel like there ...
    Beckley Police Department reopened the murder cold case of Travis Summers. Summers disappeared in May of 2014 and his remains were found nine months later in the community of Eccles. He was last seen at the Freedom Skate Park in Beckley. Police received new information regarding the case which lead to its the reopening. Detective of the Beckley Police Department, Sergeant Morgan Bragg, believed there is more information to be uncovered.  "We feel like there ...
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