CBS59 Home - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

/

Students Look Forward To Summer Vacation "

Updated:

Friday, is the official last day of school for several counties including Raleigh, Monroe, Mercer, Tazewell and Summers. 

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Updated:

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND CAMPERS: Flash Flooding Possible This Weekend

Updated:

Flash flooding is possible this weekend, especially along creeks, streams, and even some rivers. After some sunshine and a break from the rain on Friday, all eyes are focused on Memorial Day Weekend. A slight risk for severe weather has been issued for Saturday by the Storm Prediction Center. Strong to severe storms have the potential to form along a stalled-out cold front across the Two Virginias. With plenty of moisture to work with, the storms that form could drop a lot of rain ...

2 Arrested for Disposing Needles Near Children's Park

Updated:

The Mingo County Sheriff's Office is warning for parents to be alert following the discovery of a couple o syringes close to a county park.

Kentucky-WVU, Texas A&M-Kansas headline Big 12/SEC Challenge

Kentucky will travel to West Virginia and Kansas will host Texas A&M in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

WVU Coach's Caravan Takes Over Beckley

WVU Coaches Take Over Beckley WVU Coaches Take Over Beckley
Updated:

 The WVU Coach's Caravan made it's annual stop in Beckley, WV on Thursday, May 25th. The coaches stopped in at Calacino's for a few hours to meet and greet some of their biggest fans.  Head football coach, Dana Holgorsen, basketball coach, Bob Huggins, Athletic Director Shane Lyons along with a number of others signed autographs and talked about their upcoming seasons.

State Auditor to Continue Administering Volunteer Firefighter's Fund

Updated:

According to a release, State Auditor John McCuskey announced Thursday that he will continue to administer The Volunteer Fire Department Workers’ Compensation Premium Subsidy Fund, recently reauthorized by the special session of the Legislature through the passage of Senate Bill 1010.

Stadium to be Dedicated This Weekend

Updated:

A special dedication is set to happen this weekend in Mt. Hope. Saturday, May 27, 2017 a dedication ceremony is set to honor the Spadaro family. 

Local Recruit Becomes U.S. Marine Video included

Updated:

Summer Bennett, 19, of Shady Spring is up for the challenge of becoming a United States Marine.  

Massive need for welders and other skilled trades

Updated:

There is a desperate need for workers in the skilled trades in the United States. 

High Water Closes Campground for Holiday Weekend

Updated:

All the rain our region is seen this week is leading to more than just rising river and creeks. Bluestone Lake in Summers County is also on the rise. That means camping along the lake for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is not going to happen. 

Heavy rain causes dangerous conditions in Greenbrier County

Updated:

The sights and sounds of rising water. It's something people in Greenbrier County are all too familiar with. Heavy rain flooded streets and even stranded boaters on the Greenbrier River on Thursday, May 25. 

White House confident travel ban will be upheld

The Latest on an appeals court ruling against the Trump administration's travel ban (all times local):

Flood Victim Getting New Home in Alderson

Updated:

One man will be getting a new home after his old one was left devastated by last year's floods. Richard Brockman lives in Alderson. On the day of the floods last year, he was burying his wife who had passed away. That day, he returned home to find his home filled with water. Nearly a year later, he is being gifted a new home. "I feel very good about it," Brockman said. "I appreciate it, because I've had it really rough here for a while. If I get something I have...

Run For The Wall Roars Into Rainelle

Updated:

  A Memorial Day weekend tradition is roared  back into Greenbrier County Thursday.     

Bluefield WV Rescue Squad Holds EMS Appreciation Cookout

Bluefield WV Rescue Squad Holds EMS Appreciation Cookout

Updated:

The Bluefield West Virginia Rescue Squad hosted an EMS cookout on May 25, 2017.  It's all for National EMS Week.  Local law enforcement and emergency responders attended the event.  They've been putting it on for more than 5 years.  Chief of Operations at the Bluefield West Virginia Rescue Squad Sean Cantrell said, "Just to celebrate and have a good time.  Our friends and family are here just trying to give back to all these employees who work so hard th...

ATV Tours Given On Pocahontas Trail System On 5th Anniversary

ATV Tours Given On Pocahontas Trail System On 5th Anniversary

Updated:

It is a roaring good time that continues to grow in popularity.  May 25, 2017 was the 5th anniversary for the Hatfield McCoy Trail in Mercer County.  The Mayor of Bramwell put together tours of the trail for people to celebrate the anniversary.  Executive Director of the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Jeffrey Lusk said it's the fastest growing trial system.  Lusk said, "Mercer County is leading all of our counties in permit sales growth.  W...

Deputies investigate shooting in Coal City

Updated:

Raleigh County Deputies are investigating a shooting that happened earlier Thursday morning (5/25/17) in Coal City. Glenn Michael Israel was shot in the face after suspects forced their way into his house on Abney Road. Israel shot at the victims before he was shot. He was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center. Deputies are still looking for the suspects.  If you have any information contact the sheriff's department or crime stoppers. 

Alderson Elementary releases some students home early due to flooding

Updated:

Alderson Elementary School is sending students who live in the Fort Springs area in Greenbrier County home early today (5/25/17). Officials say the students are being sent home due to flooding in Fort Springs. 

Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people Video included

Updated:

Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

New Orleans: Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers

Updated:

Workers in New Orleans have taken down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, the third of four such monuments to come down in the city.

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

Updated:

The White House lit up in blue to honor the nation's police officers.

Arkansas man pleads not guilty in deaths of deputy, 2 others

Updated:

An Arkansas man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy and two other people was ordered jailed without bond Monday after entering a not-guilty plea on preliminary charges of capital murder.

  • Raleigh CountyMore>>

  • Students Look Forward To Summer Vacation "

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:14:07 GMT

    Friday, is the official last day of school for several counties including Raleigh, Monroe, Mercer, Tazewell and Summers. 

    Friday, is the official last day of school for several counties including Raleigh, Monroe, Mercer, Tazewell and Summers. 

  • WVU Coach's Caravan Takes Over Beckley

    WVU Coach's Caravan Takes Over Beckley

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:23:09 GMT
    WVU Coaches Take Over BeckleyWVU Coaches Take Over Beckley

     The WVU Coach's Caravan made it's annual stop in Beckley, WV on Thursday, May 25th. The coaches stopped in at Calacino's for a few hours to meet and greet some of their biggest fans.  Head football coach, Dana Holgorsen, basketball coach, Bob Huggins, Athletic Director Shane Lyons along with a number of others signed autographs and talked about their upcoming seasons.

     The WVU Coach's Caravan made it's annual stop in Beckley, WV on Thursday, May 25th. The coaches stopped in at Calacino's for a few hours to meet and greet some of their biggest fans.  Head football coach, Dana Holgorsen, basketball coach, Bob Huggins, Athletic Director Shane Lyons along with a number of others signed autographs and talked about their upcoming seasons.

  • Local Recruit Becomes U.S. Marine

    Local Recruit Becomes U.S. Marine

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:08:40 GMT

    Summer Bennett, 19, of Shady Spring is up for the challenge of becoming a United States Marine.  

    Summer Bennett, 19, of Shady Spring is up for the challenge of becoming a United States Marine.  

  • Mercer CountyMore>>

  • Bluefield WV Rescue Squad Holds EMS Appreciation Cookout

    Bluefield WV Rescue Squad Holds EMS Appreciation Cookout

    Bluefield WV Rescue Squad Holds EMS Appreciation Cookout

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:06:35 GMT
    The Bluefield West Virginia Rescue Squad hosted an EMS cookout on May 25, 2017.  It's all for National EMS Week.  Local law enforcement and emergency responders attended the event.  They've been putting it on for more than 5 years.  Chief of Operations at the Bluefield West Virginia Rescue Squad Sean Cantrell said, "Just to celebrate and have a good time.  Our friends and family are here just trying to give back to all these employees who work so hard th...
    The Bluefield West Virginia Rescue Squad hosted an EMS cookout on May 25, 2017.  It's all for National EMS Week.  Local law enforcement and emergency responders attended the event.  They've been putting it on for more than 5 years.  Chief of Operations at the Bluefield West Virginia Rescue Squad Sean Cantrell said, "Just to celebrate and have a good time.  Our friends and family are here just trying to give back to all these employees who work so hard th...
  • ATV Tours Given On Pocahontas Trail System On 5th Anniversary

    ATV Tours Given On Pocahontas Trail System On 5th Anniversary

    ATV Tours Given On Pocahontas Trail System On 5th Anniversary

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:02:11 GMT
    It is a roaring good time that continues to grow in popularity.  May 25, 2017 was the 5th anniversary for the Hatfield McCoy Trail in Mercer County.  The Mayor of Bramwell put together tours of the trail for people to celebrate the anniversary.  Executive Director of the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Jeffrey Lusk said it's the fastest growing trial system.  Lusk said, "Mercer County is leading all of our counties in permit sales growth.  W...
    It is a roaring good time that continues to grow in popularity.  May 25, 2017 was the 5th anniversary for the Hatfield McCoy Trail in Mercer County.  The Mayor of Bramwell put together tours of the trail for people to celebrate the anniversary.  Executive Director of the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Jeffrey Lusk said it's the fastest growing trial system.  Lusk said, "Mercer County is leading all of our counties in permit sales growth.  W...
  • Commercialization Station Will Soon Undergo Renovations In Bluefield

    Commercialization Station Will Soon Undergo Renovations In Bluefield

    Commercialization Station Will Soon Undergo Renovations In Bluefield

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:31:36 GMT
    A facility that will help start-up businesses will soon undergo renovations in Bluefield.  This is all thanks to a more than 2 million dollar grant from the Economic Development Administration along with more than $500,000 thousand from the Shott Foundation.  This commercialization station is an incubator that focuses on things like manufacturing and welding for start-up businesses.  The renovations will be electrical and work will also be done on the doors of the build...
    A facility that will help start-up businesses will soon undergo renovations in Bluefield.  This is all thanks to a more than 2 million dollar grant from the Economic Development Administration along with more than $500,000 thousand from the Shott Foundation.  This commercialization station is an incubator that focuses on things like manufacturing and welding for start-up businesses.  The renovations will be electrical and work will also be done on the doors of the build...
  • Greenbrier CountyMore>>

  • Flood Victim Getting New Home in Alderson

    Flood Victim Getting New Home in Alderson

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:04:06 GMT
    One man will be getting a new home after his old one was left devastated by last year's floods. Richard Brockman lives in Alderson. On the day of the floods last year, he was burying his wife who had passed away. That day, he returned home to find his home filled with water. Nearly a year later, he is being gifted a new home. "I feel very good about it," Brockman said. "I appreciate it, because I've had it really rough here for a while. If I get something I have...
    One man will be getting a new home after his old one was left devastated by last year's floods. Richard Brockman lives in Alderson. On the day of the floods last year, he was burying his wife who had passed away. That day, he returned home to find his home filled with water. Nearly a year later, he is being gifted a new home. "I feel very good about it," Brockman said. "I appreciate it, because I've had it really rough here for a while. If I get something I have...
  • Seven WV Cities Added to Suits Against Drug Distributors

    Seven WV Cities Added to Suits Against Drug Distributors

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:43:10 GMT

    Charles “Rusty” Webb will represent eight more West Virginia cities in a lawsuit against distributors of opioid drugs, similar to the cases settled by the State of West Virginia for 47 million dollars.

    Charles “Rusty” Webb will represent eight more West Virginia cities in a lawsuit against distributors of opioid drugs, similar to the cases settled by the State of West Virginia for 47 million dollars.

  • Vacant Structures Demolished in Lewisburg

    Vacant Structures Demolished in Lewisburg

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:07:23 GMT

    The city of Lewisburg is working to beautify their area by getting rid of vacant structures. 

    The city of Lewisburg is working to beautify their area by getting rid of vacant structures. 

  • Fayette CountyMore>>

  • Stadium to be Dedicated This Weekend

    Stadium to be Dedicated This Weekend

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:10:36 GMT

    A special dedication is set to happen this weekend in Mt. Hope. Saturday, May 27, 2017 a dedication ceremony is set to honor the Spadaro family. 

    A special dedication is set to happen this weekend in Mt. Hope. Saturday, May 27, 2017 a dedication ceremony is set to honor the Spadaro family. 

  • UPDATE: Interstate 77 Reopens after Tractor Trailer Accident

    UPDATE: Major turnpike crash shuts down traffic northbound with massive detour

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:14:45 GMT

    An 18 wheeler has turned over just north of the Pax tollbooth on the West Virginia Turnpike. I-77 northbound is shut down and will be for many hours.  

    An 18 wheeler has turned over just north of the Pax tollbooth on the West Virginia Turnpike. I-77 northbound is shut down and will be for many hours.  

  • Raft Rescuers Reflect on June 23 Flood

    Raft Rescuers Reflect on June 23 Flood

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:14:18 GMT

    A rafter at ACE Adventure Resort is looking back on the rescues his team made during the June 23 flood. 

    A rafter at ACE Adventure Resort is looking back on the rescues his team made during the June 23 flood. 

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • 59News Crew's Moms

    59News Crew's Moms

    Friday, May 12 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-12 18:45:27 GMT
    Happy Mother's Day from the 59News Crew. Here are some pictures of us and our lovely mothers. 
    Happy Mother's Day from the 59News Crew. Here are some pictures of us and our lovely mothers. 
  • 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...


Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • High Water Closes Campground for Holiday Weekend

    High Water Closes Campground for Holiday Weekend

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:40:04 GMT

    All the rain our region is seen this week is leading to more than just rising river and creeks. Bluestone Lake in Summers County is also on the rise. That means camping along the lake for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is not going to happen. 

    All the rain our region is seen this week is leading to more than just rising river and creeks. Bluestone Lake in Summers County is also on the rise. That means camping along the lake for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is not going to happen. 

  • Massive need for welders and other skilled trades

    Massive need for welders and other skilled trades

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:50:10 GMT

    There is a desperate need for workers in the skilled trades in the United States. 

    There is a desperate need for workers in the skilled trades in the United States. 

  • Local Recruit Becomes U.S. Marine

    Local Recruit Becomes U.S. Marine

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:08:40 GMT

    Summer Bennett, 19, of Shady Spring is up for the challenge of becoming a United States Marine.  

    Summer Bennett, 19, of Shady Spring is up for the challenge of becoming a United States Marine.  

Powered by Frankly