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Man dies after being pinned between car, utility pole

Police say a 60-year-old man has died after being crushed between his car and a utility pole in Ohio.

Bush Brothers & Company recalls certain baked beans

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Bush Brothers & Company has voluntarily recalled three types of their 28 ounce cans of beans.

Man missing amid flooding in northern Kentucky

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BROOKSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in northern Kentucky plan to resume searching Monday for a man who was swept away flooding that hit the region.      A Bracken County dispatcher - who declined to give her name, citing department procedure - says floodwaters swept away the man and his mobile home Sunday morning. The dispatcher also said the flooding caused a lot of property damage and damaged many roads in the area.      Cincinnati s...

Food Handlers Class Offered in Advance of the State Fair of WV

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The Greenbrier County Health Department is offering food handler classes in August in advance of the State Fair of West Virginia.

Capito, Manchin Announce Pipeline Safety Funding

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The U.S.Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is awarding a total of $561,279 to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.   

Accident on Route 19 in Beaver

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Crews are on the scene of an accident on Route 19 in the area of Beaver and Daniels on Monday, July 24, 2017.

VT Graduate Student Receives NIH Fellowship to Study Risky Behavior in Teens

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Graduate student at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute receives NIH fellowship to study risky behavior in teens.

Shenandoah Valley says airline provider performing poorly

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WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) - The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport wants a different commercial airline service provider.      

Secretary of State Mac Warner to Welcome President Trump to WV

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For President Trump's first trip to the Mountain State since he has been in office many are excited. 

West Virginia regulators seek comment on impaired waterways

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia environmental regulators are accepting public comment on a draft list of the state's impaired streams and lakes.  

Search for missing Staunton man

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Virginia State Police, and the Staunton Police Department are searching for a missing Staunton man with a cognitive impairment. 73 year old Charles Carroll Alsop is a white man with blue eyes ,and grey hair. 

Safety of some replacement Takata air bags questioned

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SYDNEY -- Australia's consumer watchdog said Monday it was urgently seeking information from government regulators and car manufacturers after a consumer group reported that some recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by air bags that could themselves become dangerous down the road.

New River Gorge water levels not impacted by recent dry spell

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With the recent dry weather we've had, 59 News caught up with experts to see if that weather pattern has impacted the New River Gorge River. Officials from Adventures on the Gorge say the river level is normal for the summer weather. They measure levels using data sent to them via satellite from the U.S. Geological Survey.  "Summer is the time of year you expect to have lower water levels. The water temperature is about 78 degrees. The rivers are beautiful. The lower ...

Structure Fire Ignites in Princeton

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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.

Fayetteville businesses benefit from Boy Scout Jamboree tourism

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They Boy Scout Jamboree has brought thousands to Fayette County for the week. It's a boost in tourism area business owners are benefiting from. "Wednesday morning, when everybody was rolling in we had people going to the reserve that were waiting at the door when we opened so we've certainly seen a good push this time around," said Secret Sandwich Society Owner, Lewis Rhinehart.  Rhinehart says they've had non-stop business since the Jamboree came to town. In the...

Gov. Justice Shows Excitement for the President's Arrival

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With the Jamboree in town many well known faces are making their way to the mountain state.

MISSING: State Police Search for a Suicidal Woman

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Misty Reynolds was last seen near Welch, WV and last spoke to her family this past Wednesday (7/19) at approximately 4 p.m. after she started to have suicidal thoughts. 

CRASH: Vehicle Rolls Over on I-77 Southbound

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Raleigh County 911 dispatchers told 59 News there was an accident on I-77 Southbound near the Tamarack exit. It all happened just after 4 p.m. on Sunday evening (7/23). 

'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.

Should high schools teach gun safety courses?

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The coach of a trap shooting club thinks it's a good idea.

Summers County Custodian Named Service Personnel Employee of the Year

State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine and West Virginia Board of Education members present the 2017 State Service Personnel Employee of the Year to Gary Wheeler, a custodian at Talcott Elementary in Summers County. State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine and West Virginia Board of Education members present the 2017 State Service Personnel Employee of the Year to Gary Wheeler, a custodian at Talcott Elementary in Summers County.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Garry Wheeler, a custodian at Talcott Elementary School in Summers County was honored Wednesday by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) as the 2017 School Service Personnel Employee of the Year. 

State Board of Education votes to keep Meadow Bridge High School open Video included

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The Fayette County School Board appeared before State Board of Education, speaking about Phase One of their school closure and consolidation plan. 

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  • Accident on Route 19 in Beaver

    Accident on Route 19 in Beaver

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:06:02 GMT

    Crews are on the scene of an accident on Route 19 in the area of Beaver and Daniels on Monday, July 24, 2017.

    Crews are on the scene of an accident on Route 19 in the area of Beaver and Daniels on Monday, July 24, 2017.

  • CRASH: Vehicle Rolls Over on I-77 Southbound

    CRASH: Vehicle Rolls Over on I-77 Southbound

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:47:55 GMT

    Raleigh County 911 dispatchers told 59 News there was an accident on I-77 Southbound near the Tamarack exit. It all happened just after 4 p.m. on Sunday evening (7/23). 

    Raleigh County 911 dispatchers told 59 News there was an accident on I-77 Southbound near the Tamarack exit. It all happened just after 4 p.m. on Sunday evening (7/23). 

  • Police search for suspect in Beckley break-ins

    Police search for suspect in Beckley break-ins

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:00:50 GMT

    Officers with the Beckley Police Department are asking for help from the community to solve a string of break-ins.  They happened in the Woodcrest subdivision in Beckley.  Investigators said the suspect broke into homes and vehicles.  They also believe the same person is behind similar crimes in Woodlands Village. Anyone with information on the suspect or the crimes is asked to contact Detective Stewart at 304-256-1708 or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP ...

    Officers with the Beckley Police Department are asking for help from the community to solve a string of break-ins.  They happened in the Woodcrest subdivision in Beckley.  Investigators said the suspect broke into homes and vehicles.  They also believe the same person is behind similar crimes in Woodlands Village. Anyone with information on the suspect or the crimes is asked to contact Detective Stewart at 304-256-1708 or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP ...

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  • 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.
  • Annual Shrine Horse Show Trots Into Bluefield

    Annual Shrine Horse Show Trots Into Bluefield

    Saturday, July 22 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:30:34 GMT

    This weekend The Bluefield Shrine Club hosted its 48th Annual Horse Show

    This weekend The Bluefield Shrine Club hosted its 48th Annual Horse Show

  • Mine company owned by West Virginia governor's family cited

    Mine company owned by West Virginia governor's family cited

    A West Virginia mine owned by the family of Gov. Jim Justice has been cited for safety violations after a worker's death at a coal preparation plant in February.

    A West Virginia mine owned by the family of Gov. Jim Justice has been cited for safety violations after a worker's death at a coal preparation plant in February.

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  • West Virginia State Fairgrounds Hosting First Poster Contest

    West Virginia State Fairgrounds Hosting First Poster Contest

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:29:18 GMT
    Calling all Artists! The State Fair of West Virginia wants to see your artwork!  For the first time ever, the State Fair is hosting a poster contest. Each year the State Fair has a new poster to represent the event, but this year they are taking design suggestions from the public.  You don't have to be from West Virginia to enter, you just have to portray a positive message for fair-goers. "It can be high resolution photography, it can be water color, it can be any me...
    Calling all Artists! The State Fair of West Virginia wants to see your artwork!  For the first time ever, the State Fair is hosting a poster contest. Each year the State Fair has a new poster to represent the event, but this year they are taking design suggestions from the public.  You don't have to be from West Virginia to enter, you just have to portray a positive message for fair-goers. "It can be high resolution photography, it can be water color, it can be any me...
  • Entries sought for 2017 Farming Heritage Award

    Entries sought for 2017 Farming Heritage Award

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:28:53 GMT

    The State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farming Bureau are asking families to enter for the 2017 Farming Heritage Award. 

    The State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farming Bureau are asking families to enter for the 2017 Farming Heritage Award. 

  • MISSING: Senior Citizen from White Sulphur Springs

    MISSING: Senior Citizen from White Sulphur Springs

    Sunday, July 16 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-07-16 21:59:26 GMT

    White Sulphur Springs Police Department is on the search for Deloris Arnold who is from White Sulphur Springs. 

    White Sulphur Springs Police Department is on the search for Deloris Arnold who is from White Sulphur Springs. 

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  • Gov. Justice Shows Excitement for the President's Arrival

    Gov. Justice Shows Excitement for the President's Arrival

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-07-23 22:56:48 GMT

    With the Jamboree in town many well known faces are making their way to the mountain state.

    With the Jamboree in town many well known faces are making their way to the mountain state.

  • UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory LIFTED in Fayette County

    Boil Water Advisory STILL in Effect in Fayette County

    Saturday, July 22 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-07-22 23:48:10 GMT

    Saturday (7/22) 59 News has received reports that the water main break in Oak Hill has still left many residents without clean water. 

    Saturday (7/22) 59 News has received reports that the water main break in Oak Hill has still left many residents without clean water. 

  • President Trump to Attend National Scout Jamboree

    President Trump to Attend National Scout Jamboree

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:40:16 GMT

    In a tweet posted by Senator Shelley Moore Capito Friday evening, Capito said President Donald Trump will be attending the National Scout Jamboree in Fayette County on Monday, July 24. A time and exact location for the President's visit have not been announced. Stay with 59 News, WeAreWVproud.com and the 59 News Mobile App for the latest on this breaking news alert. 

    In a tweet posted by Senator Shelley Moore Capito Friday evening, Capito said President Donald Trump will be attending the National Scout Jamboree in Fayette County on Monday, July 24. A time and exact location for the President's visit have not been announced. Stay with 59 News, WeAreWVproud.com and the 59 News Mobile App for the latest on this breaking news alert. 

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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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  • MISSING: State Police Search for a Suicidal Woman

    MISSING: State Police Search for a Suicidal Woman

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-07-23 22:34:58 GMT

    Misty Reynolds was last seen near Welch, WV and last spoke to her family this past Wednesday (7/19) at approximately 4 p.m. after she started to have suicidal thoughts. 

    Misty Reynolds was last seen near Welch, WV and last spoke to her family this past Wednesday (7/19) at approximately 4 p.m. after she started to have suicidal thoughts. 

  • Accident on Route 19 in Beaver

    Accident on Route 19 in Beaver

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:06:02 GMT

    Crews are on the scene of an accident on Route 19 in the area of Beaver and Daniels on Monday, July 24, 2017.

    Crews are on the scene of an accident on Route 19 in the area of Beaver and Daniels on Monday, July 24, 2017.

  • CRASH: Vehicle Rolls Over on I-77 Southbound

    CRASH: Vehicle Rolls Over on I-77 Southbound

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:47:55 GMT

    Raleigh County 911 dispatchers told 59 News there was an accident on I-77 Southbound near the Tamarack exit. It all happened just after 4 p.m. on Sunday evening (7/23). 

    Raleigh County 911 dispatchers told 59 News there was an accident on I-77 Southbound near the Tamarack exit. It all happened just after 4 p.m. on Sunday evening (7/23). 

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