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Amazon to Make Thousands of Hires

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Amazon announced on July 26, 2017 that it is making thousands of job offers next week during its "Amazon Jobs Day". The company plans to make the offers at job fairs across the country. The e-commerce giant says the number of jobs it will be offering rests somewhere around 50,000 at 10 of its fulfillment centers. Amazon said tens of thousands of the jobs it is offering will be full-time position in packing, sorting, and customer service departments. The company offers heal...

Restaurant Road Trip: Short Story Brewing

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Over the past decade, the craft beer industry has exploded, capturing the taste buds of many. In Marion County, one family believes every beer tells a story. Short Story Brewing is a family-owned brewery located on Route 19 in Rivesville. Aaron Rote, co-owner Short Story Brewing said, "People walk in and are just like. "Wow I can't believe that this is here." Especially when we open the door to the brewery and people see those tanks.  I don't think a lot of...

Boy Reunited with Deceased Father's Phone

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene boy has been reunited with an iPhone belonging to his recently deceased father that was misplaced at Walmart on Sunday.  Xochilt Hernandez-Palomarez says an unnamed individual asked to meet her anonymously Wednesday afternoon to return the iPhone that her 4-year-old son Javi had lost during a recent trip to the Neighborhood Market on Ambler Avenue. Hernandez-Palomarez posted to social media that her son was heartbroken had been cryin...

King Cobras Discovered Inside Potato Chip Cans

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LOS ANGELES (WKRG) — Customs agents in Los Angeles got quite a scare when they opened a shipment of potato chips and discovered three live king cobras. The shipment was on its way to a man in the L.A. suburb of Monterey Park, according to a release from the Department of Justice. Officers with Customs and Border Protection intercepted the package, which came from Hong Kong. They said the package also contained three albino soft-shelled turtles. Authorities seized the snakes, ...

West Virginia University offering programs during state fair

West Virginia's State Fair is set to begin Aug. 10 in Fairlea, and West Virginia University says visitors can help celebrate the university's 150th birthday.

UPDATE: One dead, several injured after reported ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Division of Fire says one person is dead and five critically injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair. Battalion Chief Steve Martin said two people are in stable condition. One of those injured is a 13-year-old child. Martin says one of the rows of seats on the Fire Ball ride “snapped off.” Amusements of America is the company providing rides at the State Fair this year. More information about the Fire Ball can be f...

Photo captures ‘beautiful display of love’ between elderly couple

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A minister captured this photo that's grabbing hearts across the country.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

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The report doesn't confirm that the condition is common in all football players.

New numbers show encouraging job growth in West Virginia

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Charleston, W.Va. - Recently released numbers from Workforce West Virginia and the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that West Virginia's economy is showing encouraging job growth. 

Testing out ‘textalyzer’ to bust drivers for texting in NY

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Critics are concerned it would give police access to too much personal information.

West Virginia Reacts to President's Military Transgender Ban

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If any of the soldiers fighting in this battle are transgender, they may no longer be welcome. President Trump tweeted on Wednesday, that he will ban transgenders from the armed services. 

Boy Scouts In McDowell County

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 A different group of Boy scouts  made their way over to Welch to lend a helping hand. Troop 4237 from Miami, Florida was in McDowell County this morning. They spent time landscaping Linkous Park, and other surrounding areas. Boy scouts said helping the community isn't easy, but they enjoy it.  "It is really hard but when you have people like the boy scouts, it's kind of fun cause we tell jokes, we help each other out, technically we are like brothers to eac...

Man Accused of Shooting Wife Appears in Court

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Marvel Lamp waived his preliminary hearing today. 

Capito votes for health care substitute; Manchin votes no

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has voted to replace the Affordable Care Act with a proposed substitute that was defeated in a 57-43 floor vote.

Governor Jim Justice Made A Visit To Welch

Jim Justice in Welch Jim Justice in Welch
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One of the poorest counties in the United States received a special visit from Governor Jim Justice and Transportation Secretary Tom Smith. They made a stop in Welch for the 'Jims Promise Tour' a project named because Governor Justice said it's a promise of hope for West Virginia. "Promise of hope, promise of opportunity, promise of jobs, promise of bringing us out of 50th in the state, promise of education, I mean it is just that," said, Governor Justice.  ...

Scouts spend the day making the New River Gorge more accessible

Over 200 scouts came together to make the Grandview Sandbar Campground more accessible Over 200 scouts came together to make the Grandview Sandbar Campground more accessible
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Scouts from across the country spent the day on the New River Gorge. On Wednesday, July 26th, scouts teamed up with the New River Park service to make two picnic areas handicap accessible at the Grandview Sandbar Campground. They also made improvements to campsites that are already wheelchair- friendly. According to the New River Gorge Spokesperson, Julena Campbell, this service projects will give more people the chance to the enjoy the park. "Making areas more a...

Houston Scouts Offer Help to Greenbrier County Non-Profit

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Boy Scouts are working hard to help a Lewisburg non-profit organization. Please Save a Cat, Inc. operates solely on donations and volunteers. This organization temporarily looks after pets for military families who can not take their pet out of the country. 

Houston Texans Open 2017 Training Camp at The Greenbrier

Houston Texans open Training Camp at the Greenbrier Sports Performance Center Houston Texans open Training Camp at the Greenbrier Sports Performance Center
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 It's the first time many of these players have even seen the state of West Virginia and it's obviously a much different venue than their usual location in Houston. Head Coach Bill O'Brien says that he hopes the destination camp will bring his players together and they'll have an opportunity to grow as a team.

30 Acres of Land up for Grabs in Raleigh County

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An area of empty land in Raleigh County is looking for new developers. 

Beckley Subway Demolished in Exchange for a Parking Lot

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A building in Beckley many thought was going to be turned into a Juvenile center is now seeing different plans. 

CAMC to Remove Around 300 Full Time Equivalent Positions

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Charleston Area Medical Center says it will eliminate 300 full-time equivalent positions by the end of the year.

Hollins University Students Transform into Young Environmental Researchers at Virginia Tech

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When Elaine Metz and Shannen Kelly started research at Virginia Tech in May, they already had an interest in improving the environment.   

Part of CAMC Memorial Parking Garage Collapses, 3 Injured

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Three people have been injured after part of the Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital parking garage collapsed this morning.

Officials Make Bizarre Discovery in Potato Chip Can

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A California man was arrested after trying to smuggle deadly snakes into the country inside potato chip containers. The Rodrigo Franco, of Monterrey Park man was accused of trying to smuggle King Cobras into the U.S. from Hon Kong. Franco said he had managed to smuggle at least 20 King Cobras into the country. Authorities say he has also smuggled turtles in and out of the U.S. If Franco is convicted of smuggling in the snakes and other animals, he could face 20 years in prison.

Widow of slain NYPD detective gives birth to their daughter

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NEW YORK (AP) - The widow of a slain New York City detective has given birth to their child more than two years after his death.  

Boy Scout Jamboree increases National Parks tourism

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The Boy Scout Jamboree has brought a positive economic impact to the area. It's also given visitors an opportunity to see what makes West Virginia the Mountain State.  "Beautiful mountains, we like the roads. It's fun driving through the mountains," said Jamboree visitor, Jen Summerfield. Summerfield and her family are some of the thousands of people in town for the Jamboree. But they're not spending their whole trip inside the Summit Bechtel Reserve. They'v...

One Dead in Motorcycle Accident

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Mercer County Sheriff's deputies responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on July 25, 2017 in the Lashmeet area. Deputies said a Honda Shadow was traveling south on Wright Mountain Road at around noon when the driver lost control while going around a curve. The driver then tipped the motorcycle, sending the driver tumbling onto the road where a Chevrolet SUV hit the driver. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies said they are not releasing the name of the motorcycle d...

UPDATE: Police Locate Missing Suicidal Woman

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Misty Reynolds was located by Pennsylvania State Police. 

WWHS Baseball Field To Be Named After Longtime Coach

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      The baseball field at Woodrow Wilson High School will soon be named after former coach and local legend, Thomas Parham.      This comes after a vote, from the Raleigh County Board of Education.       

Help for back to school shopping Video included

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

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board.

Memorial planned to honor Beckley philanthropist Video included

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One of Beckley's most influential leaders, Susan Landis passed away this Friday.  "She was my mentor. She taught me the spirit of volunteerism. She was always there when I had a problem about what to do and how to do it," said friend of Landis, Glenda Wait. Wait first met Susan Landis 13 years ago. Since then, Wait has been an active member in Beckley's Rotary club. She says Landis' dedication to public service inspired much of her work in the Rotary Club. "...

Congress Prepares to Send Millions in Highway Dollars to West Virginia

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

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

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

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  • Detectives in Bluefield search for attempted murder suspect

    Detectives in Bluefield search for attempted murder suspect

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:58:02 GMT

    A shooting from April 2017 is still under investigation in Bluefield, WV.  Now detectives with the Bluefield Police Department are asking for help from the community to close the case. 

    A shooting from April 2017 is still under investigation in Bluefield, WV.  Now detectives with the Bluefield Police Department are asking for help from the community to close the case. 

  • Beer, Bacon and Bourbon Event Coming

    Beer, Bacon and Bourbon Event Coming

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:30:13 GMT

    If you're a fan of beer, bacon, or bourbon - an event coming up might be right up your alley.  A festival called Beer, Bacon and Bourbon occurs this Wednesday at Pipestem Spa. Local vendors will be teaming up to provide food and desserts made with bacon, beer and bourbon. There will be many bands leading up to the main performance - which will be a guns n' roses tribute band. 

    If you're a fan of beer, bacon, or bourbon - an event coming up might be right up your alley.  A festival called Beer, Bacon and Bourbon occurs this Wednesday at Pipestem Spa. Local vendors will be teaming up to provide food and desserts made with bacon, beer and bourbon. There will be many bands leading up to the main performance - which will be a guns n' roses tribute band. 

  • Structure Fire Ignites in Princeton

    Structure Fire Ignites in Princeton

    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:46:26 GMT
    Mercer County 911 Dispatchers told 59 News there is a structure fire on New Kirk Street in Princeton. Princeton Fire Department along with East River Volunteer Fire Department and Athens Volunteer Fire Department rushed on scene to control the blaze. Officials are unclear on what started the fire and at this time Mercer County 911 dispatchers do not know if anyone is in the structure. Stay with 59 News for the latest updates.
    Mercer County 911 Dispatchers told 59 News there is a structure fire on New Kirk Street in Princeton. Princeton Fire Department along with East River Volunteer Fire Department and Athens Volunteer Fire Department rushed on scene to control the blaze. Officials are unclear on what started the fire and at this time Mercer County 911 dispatchers do not know if anyone is in the structure. Stay with 59 News for the latest updates.
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  • West Virginia University offering programs during state fair

    West Virginia University offering programs during state fair

    West Virginia's State Fair is set to begin Aug. 10 in Fairlea, and West Virginia University says visitors can help celebrate the university's 150th birthday.

    West Virginia's State Fair is set to begin Aug. 10 in Fairlea, and West Virginia University says visitors can help celebrate the university's 150th birthday.

  • Thieves strike at out of town residents

    Thieves strike at out of town residents

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:16:47 GMT

    Police in Lewisburg are investigating a string of break-ins that have happened throughout the month of July.

    Police in Lewisburg are investigating a string of break-ins that have happened throughout the month of July.

  • Lewisburg Police search for burglary suspect

    Lewisburg Police search for burglary suspect

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:16:23 GMT
    Suspect: Bruce PlumleySuspect: Bruce Plumley

    A break-in at a store in Lewisburg on July 2, 2017 leads to the arrest on one man and the search for another.  The burglary was at the "Very Thing."  According to investigators, a door to the business was forced open and nearly $4,000 in rare coins was stolen.

    A break-in at a store in Lewisburg on July 2, 2017 leads to the arrest on one man and the search for another.  The burglary was at the "Very Thing."  According to investigators, a door to the business was forced open and nearly $4,000 in rare coins was stolen.

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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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  • 30 Acres of Land up for Grabs in Raleigh County

    30 Acres of Land up for Grabs in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:58:04 GMT

    An area of empty land in Raleigh County is looking for new developers. 

    An area of empty land in Raleigh County is looking for new developers. 

  • Local Child Gets Diagnosed with Virus From Mosquito

    Local Child Gets Diagnosed with Virus From Mosquito

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:00:11 GMT
    Matthew Goodwin in the hospitalMatthew Goodwin in the hospital
    Mosquitoes are an unfortunate reality over the warm months, and while most of them are just a nuisance, some can cause people illness. For one mother in Raleigh County, that was a terrifying reality. "He threw up all evening, headaches, and crying all night because of the pain," said, Stephanie Goodwin.  Stephanie Goodwin's son Matthew was diagnosed with Lacrosse Encephalitis, a disease ONLY spread by the bite of the Treehole Mosquito. Most often disease only affects ...
    Mosquitoes are an unfortunate reality over the warm months, and while most of them are just a nuisance, some can cause people illness. For one mother in Raleigh County, that was a terrifying reality. "He threw up all evening, headaches, and crying all night because of the pain," said, Stephanie Goodwin.  Stephanie Goodwin's son Matthew was diagnosed with Lacrosse Encephalitis, a disease ONLY spread by the bite of the Treehole Mosquito. Most often disease only affects ...
  • UPDATE: Severe Weather Threat Lowered for Thursday

    UPDATE: Severe Weather Threat Lowered for Thursday

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:36 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:36:07 GMT

    Severe weather possible both Thursday and Friday, July 26th and 27th

    Severe weather possible both Thursday and Friday, July 26th and 27th

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