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A Traffic Stop Results in a Meth Bust

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West Virginia State troopers with the Hamlin detachment made a traffic stop when they observed someone traveling at over 90 miles per hour on I-64. 

SHOOTING: 23 year-old shot in Belle and Suspect is on the Loose

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According to dispatchers with 911, a shooting occurred in the small town of Belle.

National Parks Service hosts water safety class

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The National Parks Service is working to ensure everyone's safety in the water as the weather warms up. On Sunday they hosted the first class for their water safety course at the Sandstone Visitor Center.  People were able to learn about different sections of the river, and the importance of wearing a life jacket. They also got the chance to learn more about how to use kayaks and boats.  "That's what we're trying to remind folks of this weekend. Before you g...

Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Hundreds of Dollars Worth of Meat

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According to our sister station, WOWK, 36 year-old, Charles Riffle of Hurricane was arrested for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars of meat from the Southridge Walmart.

One person dead, two injured at high school graduation party

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One person is dead and two others are injured after a high school graduation party shooting. 

Annual Vet Together Held the Mountaineer Military Museum

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The Annual Vet together was held Saturday afternoon (5/27) in Weston at the Mountaineer Military Museum.  The event is held after every year and allows the vets to share stories with one another and enjoy time together. A special fundraiser was held at the event for the Korean War Memorial that will soon be a part of the museum.  Those that attended were able to browse the museum and reflect on memories.  "It's electric, just to hear their stories, and...

WV National Cemetery Hosts Memorial Day Service

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The 150th Annual Memorial Day Program at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton honored fallen soldiers while remembering the veterans still with us today. 

MISSING: WV State Police are looking for Alexis "White" Basconi

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West Virginia State Police are looking for a 33 year-old woman, Alexis Basconi who also goes by "Alexis White."

Flood survivor begins new life in Hope Village

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It's an emotional time of the year for many people, as we approach the one year anniversary for the June floods. 59 News spoke with one man about that very night that changed his life forever.  While moving into his new house in Hope Village, Ronnie Scott is reminded of the home he shared with his wife Belinda on Mill Hill Drive. That was one of the dozens of homes in White Sulphur Springs destroyed by the June 2016 floods. But it wasn't just his home he lost...

1 Person Dead After Motorcycle Accident in Fairmont

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According to our sister station, WBOY, one person is dead after a motorcycle accident in Fairmont. 

SHOOTING leaves 8 dead in Mississippi

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) said eight people, including a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy, have been shot and killed in what appears to have been a domestic incident. 

Person Struck by Vehicle in Huntington

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A person was struck by a vehicle in Huntington,WV. 911 Dispatchers told our sister station, WOWK-TV, that the person who was hit by the vehicle was transported by Cabell County EMS to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Water Rescue at James River in Richmond, VA

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Authorities in Richmond, VA rescued two people from the James River at higher than normal water levels. 

WVU Delays Tuition Increases

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West Virginia University's Board of Governors has delayed raising tuition, while the state budget remains unresolved. 

Trump Continues his Travels to Italy

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President Trump met with dozens of world leaders, discussing terrorism, trade, and climate change. 

Gregg Allman Passes Away From Liver Cancer

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Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers and a pioneer of southern rock died from complications of liver cancer at his home in Savannah Georgia Saturday (5/27).  

NEW Arrests Made in Manchester Bombing Investigation

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Three more people were arrested overnight in connection with the bombing last week at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. 22 people were killed, along with the suspect who blew himself up and Isis has claimed responsibility. 

VSP Special Agent Fatally Shot

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The Virginia State Police mourns the loss of their 63rd member to die in the line of duty since 1932. Special Agent Michael Walter, was fatally shot early Saturday morning (5/27).

Alderson hosts second annual Strawberry Festival

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Alderson celebrated their second annual strawberry festival on Saturday. The event offered live music, food vendors and even a dessert contest. People could also shop from local vendors for items like clothing, comic books and plants. The festival is sponsored by Alderson Main Street and the Town of Alderson. There were also students from Greenbrier West High School selling plants and produce.  "It's a first time experience, I don't think many of us have been here so it's ...

Burning Rock Hosts Fundraiser for Local Treatment Facility

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    Dozens of thrill seekers in Sophia gathered at Burning Rock to Ride and Raise funds for a local treatment facility.     

Locals Celebrate Beckley Founder

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 As a part of memorial day weekend, people  in Raleigh County traveled back in time to celebrate Founders day

WVSOM celebrates 40th Commencement Ceremony

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On Saturday, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated their 40th Commencement Ceremony at their campus in Lewisburg. As the Class President, Miles Medina is one of 175 students who graduated from the Osteopathic School of Medicine. While he's excited to move on to the next chapter in his life, he says it will still be hard to say goodbye to his classmates.  "We've studied and put in incredible amounts of effort these last four years. Now we're ...

Dandelion Festival continues in White Sulphur Springs

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Saturday is the second day for the West Virginia Dandelion Festival in Greenbrier County. People could visit Main Street in White Sulphur Springs to shop from local vendors and sample food like funnel cakes and ice cream. Kids also joined the fun, getting the chance to play with inflatable bounce houses.  "We always look forward to Memorial Weekend in White Sulphur Springs because it always means the return of the Dandelion Festival. It's so much fun for everybody and when...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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  • Ex-coal CEO asks high court to overturn his conviction

    Ex-coal CEO asks high court to overturn his conviction

    Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his conviction for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in...

    Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his conviction for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in 2010.

  • UPDATE: Jury Reaches Verdict in Marquel Ali Trial

    UPDATE: Jury Reaches Verdict in Marquel Ali Trial

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:31:43 GMT

    The second try at a clean trial for a former Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputy on drug charges continued on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  

    The second try at a clean trial for a former Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputy on drug charges continued on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  

  • 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. 

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  • Preparations Underway For Cole Chevy Mountain Festival In Bluefield

    Preparations Underway For Cole Chevy Mountain Festival In Bluefield

    Preparations Underway For Cole Chevy Mountain Festival In Bluefield

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:58:19 GMT
    Preparations are underway for the Cole Chevy Mountain Festival at Bluefield City Park.  The festival begins at 4 p.m. on May 30, 2017.  The general chairman of the festival Kyle Hurt said they are marking spots for the vendors on May 26, 2017.  He says this year, there will be about 10 or 12 rides.  One of those rides is already set up.  Vendors and the rest of the rides will be set up this weekend.   Hurt said, "We do have a new dog show come in th...
    Preparations are underway for the Cole Chevy Mountain Festival at Bluefield City Park.  The festival begins at 4 p.m. on May 30, 2017.  The general chairman of the festival Kyle Hurt said they are marking spots for the vendors on May 26, 2017.  He says this year, there will be about 10 or 12 rides.  One of those rides is already set up.  Vendors and the rest of the rides will be set up this weekend.   Hurt said, "We do have a new dog show come in th...
  • Troopers To Hold A DUI Checkpoint Over The Holiday Weekend To Raise Awareness

    Troopers To Hold A DUI Checkpoint Over The Holiday Weekend To Raise Awareness

    Troopers To Hold A DUI Checkpoint Over The Holiday Weekend To Raise Awareness

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:51:45 GMT
    A driving under the influence checkpoint will be happening on May 27, 2017 on Oakvale Road in Princeton.  It's being conducted by the Princeton Detachment of West Virginia State Police.  It starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday.  Troopers want to prevent people from driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Sgt. M. S. Haynes said, "This weekend there will be a lot of celebrations going on with graduations and the holiday weekend.  People will be tra...
    A driving under the influence checkpoint will be happening on May 27, 2017 on Oakvale Road in Princeton.  It's being conducted by the Princeton Detachment of West Virginia State Police.  It starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday.  Troopers want to prevent people from driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Sgt. M. S. Haynes said, "This weekend there will be a lot of celebrations going on with graduations and the holiday weekend.  People will be tra...
  • 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...
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  • Street Named After Greenbrier County Native and NASA Mathematician

    Street Named After Greenbrier County Native and NASA Mathematician

    Saturday, May 27 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-05-27 15:51:21 GMT

    A former Greenbrier County resident is honored in her hometown Friday, May 26. Katherine Johnson, the former NASA mathematician, now has a street named after her in White Sulphur Springs, where she was born. The alleyway between St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the public library is now Katherine Coleman Johnson Way. Her achievements at NASA were recently put on the silver screen in the movie Hidden Figures.

    A former Greenbrier County resident is honored in her hometown Friday, May 26. Katherine Johnson, the former NASA mathematician, now has a street named after her in White Sulphur Springs, where she was born. The alleyway between St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the public library is now Katherine Coleman Johnson Way. Her achievements at NASA were recently put on the silver screen in the movie Hidden Figures.

  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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...

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  • A Traffic Stop Results in a Meth Bust

    A Traffic Stop Results in a Meth Bust

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:54:11 GMT

    West Virginia State troopers with the Hamlin detachment made a traffic stop when they observed someone traveling at over 90 miles per hour on I-64. 

    West Virginia State troopers with the Hamlin detachment made a traffic stop when they observed someone traveling at over 90 miles per hour on I-64. 

  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Hundreds of Dollars Worth of Meat

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Hundreds of Dollars Worth of Meat

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:38:05 GMT

    According to our sister station, WOWK, 36 year-old, Charles Riffle of Hurricane was arrested for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars of meat from the Southridge Walmart.

    According to our sister station, WOWK, 36 year-old, Charles Riffle of Hurricane was arrested for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars of meat from the Southridge Walmart.

  • MISSING: WV State Police are looking for Alexis "White" Basconi

    MISSING: WV State Police are looking for Alexis "White" Basconi

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:13:32 GMT

    West Virginia State Police are looking for a 33 year-old woman, Alexis Basconi who also goes by "Alexis White."

    West Virginia State Police are looking for a 33 year-old woman, Alexis Basconi who also goes by "Alexis White."

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