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

LATEST: Miner in fatal accident identified

Updated:

 A search is underway at a local mine for a missing coal miner. The search is taking place at the Horse Creek Eagle Deep Mine, owned by Alpha Natural Resources, in Dorothy.

Federal law introduced to crack down on fentanyl and heroin

Updated:

On Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 a new law was introduced to Congress which aims to address the fentanyl and heroin epidemic in the United States.  The bill would establish a task force of law enforcement agencies.  

Deputies searching for suspects in stabbing, victim "left for dead"

UPDATE: Deputies arrest suspect in stabbing investigation

Updated:

AMIGO, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Raleigh County Deputies are searching for the suspects involved in a stabbing that happened in the Amigo area.  Deputies said the stabbing happened early Tuesday morning.  The victim was severely beaten and stabbed several times. Deputies said the victim was left to die but was able to make his way to a nearby home to call for help.  The suspects also stole a 1998 Jeep that belongs to the victim. Deputies said the victim and suspects were belie...

Fayette County town fights back against PCB contamination

Updated:

The people of Minden are struggling, and they have been since the 80's.  It's a problem that's lead to an ongoing study started by Doctor Hasan Amjad. He found Polychlorinated Biphenyls also known as PCB's which are contaminating the town's air, water and soil. It's causing those who live in Minden to have life threatening diseases. The EPA has come several times in the past to run tests, but residents claim they haven't really helped. "We are at our last straw here, ...

Listeria concerns causes massive nationwide recall of vegetable product

Updated:

There is a recall of minimally processed vegetables nationwide because of a possible Listeria contamination.

Opioid Prescription Lengths to be Reduced in Latest Crisis Tactic

Updated:

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey told 59 News that there is a number of companies stepping up and putting limits in the length of opioid prescriptions, decreasing from 28 days to just seven.  

Thousands attend Hinton Railroad Days opening weekend Video included

Updated:

Thousands of people were in Summers County on Saturday and Sunday for the opening weekend of Hinton Railroad Days. 

The festival takes place every year for two weekends in October. This year, more than 4,000 people took to the tracks from Huntington to Hinton for the railroad festival.

Tampa residents warned serial killer may be at large

Tampa residents warned serial killer may be at large

Updated:

TAMPA -- Police in Florida were warning residents in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights to be on high alert Monday after the shooting deaths of three people with no apparent links to each other. Police think the deaths could be the work of a serial killer, and they're warning residents not to walk out alone at night. CBS News' Nikki Battiste reports that residents in the Tampa neighborhood lit candles at a vigil and walked in remembrance on Sunday night for the thr...

Alphabet drones will drop burritos into people's yards in Australia

Updated:

Drones bearing piping hot burritos are about to start swooping down on the Australian countryside. At least, that's the plan for Google affiliate Project Wing, which on Tuesday announced new tests of its drone delivery service with two Australian businesses, a Mexican taqueria chain and a drugstore company. It's not the first time the Project Wing team has used drones to send people burritos. It did that last year with Chipotle at Virginia Tech University, but that wa...

Young Man Falls To His Death In National Park

Updated:

Harpers Ferry, W.VA - Tragedy has struck the Harpers Ferry national historical park where an 18 year-old male apparently fell to his death. Park rangers say that the young man was standing on top of the Maryland heights overlook when it happened. Washington county first responders recovered the body, which has been sent to the chief medical examiners office in Baltimore for an autopsy. The heights surrounding historic Harpers Ferry ...

Dem attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law

Dem attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law

Updated:

NEW YORK (AP) - Democratic attorneys general from 17 states are calling on Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states.      The top prosecutors from states including New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa and California sent a letter to congressional leaders on Sunday warning that federal reciprocity proposals would "lead to the death of police officers an...

In Virginia's Trump country, low enthusiasm for Republican

In Virginia's Trump country, low enthusiasm for Republican

Updated:

POUND, Va. (AP) - People in Virginia's coal country still love President Donald Trump, but not his pick to be their next governor.      Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider and Trump's choice as Virginians prepare to go to the polls. The president promised southwest Virginia voters in a tweet, "Ed Gillespie will never let you down!"      Trump, who promised to revive the coal industry, had some of his biggest victory margins in Appalachia's coal...

West Virginia broadband panel wants more provider details

West Virginia broadband panel wants more provider details

Updated:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia broadband panel is asking the federal government to require internet providers to offer more details in reports about their high-speed service offerings.      The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council requested better reports in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission. The letter says current practices let providers describe a misleading, inaccurate view of where they offer...

Farmers market training events set in West Virginia

Farmers market training events set in West Virginia

Updated:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A series of training seminars will be held around West Virginia aimed at boosting farmers markets and farm production.      The first seminar will be held Tuesday at the Country Inn in Berkeley Springs. Additional seminars are scheduled for Nov. 9 at Jackson's Mill near Jane Lew and for Dec. 14 at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea.      They are being hosted by the West Virginia Farmers Market Association and the West Virginia Food...

Pedestrian Struck in Greenbrier County

Updated:

Early Saturday morning (10/22) Greenbrier County emergency crews rushed to the scene after reports of a person struck. 

Fatal Accident in Summers County Leaves One Dead

Updated:

Early Saturday morning (10/22) emergency crews rushed to the scene of a bad accident in the Pence Springs area of Summers County. 

Brush Fire Contained in Raleigh County

Updated:

Raleigh County emergency crews were dispatched after calls involving a brush fire at a structure in Daniels. 

UPDATE: Maryland Man Dies in WV Motorcycle Accident

Updated:

Multiple agencies responded to a motorcycle accident Saturday night (10/22) on route 2-19 in Pocahontas County. 

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

Updated:

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.

  • Raleigh CountyMore>>

  • LATEST: Miner in fatal accident identified

    UPDATE: Missing miner killed in accident

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:24:00 GMT

     A search is underway at a local mine for a missing coal miner. The search is taking place at the Horse Creek Eagle Deep Mine, owned by Alpha Natural Resources, in Dorothy.

     A search is underway at a local mine for a missing coal miner. The search is taking place at the Horse Creek Eagle Deep Mine, owned by Alpha Natural Resources, in Dorothy.

  • Brush Fire Contained in Raleigh County

    Brush Fire Contained in Raleigh County

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:18 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:18:33 GMT

    Raleigh County emergency crews were dispatched after calls involving a brush fire at a structure in Daniels. 

    Raleigh County emergency crews were dispatched after calls involving a brush fire at a structure in Daniels. 

  • Beckley Police investigate vehicle tampering incident

    Beckley Police investigate vehicle tampering incident

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-10-20 15:59:34 GMT

    Detectives with the Beckley Police Department are asking for help from the community to track down a suspect in a vehicle tampering case.  It happened on Oct. 4, 2017 at the CVS on North Eisenhower Drive.  

    Detectives with the Beckley Police Department are asking for help from the community to track down a suspect in a vehicle tampering case.  It happened on Oct. 4, 2017 at the CVS on North Eisenhower Drive.  

  • Mercer CountyMore>>

  • Concord University Mourns the Loss of One Professor

    Concord University Mourns the Loss of One Professor

    Saturday, October 21 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-10-21 23:37:51 GMT

    Concord University mourns the loss one Professor of Social Work, Dr. John David Smith. 

    Concord University mourns the loss one Professor of Social Work, Dr. John David Smith. 

  • Mercer County schools focus on attendance

    Mercer County schools focus on attendance

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:41 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:41:01 GMT

    The first full month of school for the students in Mercer County included efforts to promote attendance.  It was part of their Attendance Matters campaign. 

    The first full month of school for the students in Mercer County included efforts to promote attendance.  It was part of their Attendance Matters campaign. 

  • UPDATE: Truck driver involved in I-77 crash that killed family of 4 now facing charges

    UPDATE: 4 Dead in Major Crash on I-77

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:01:05 GMT

    Interstate 77 northbound in the area near the Camp Creek exit is experiencing delays after a tractor trailer crossed the median and hit a car in the oncoming lane.  Mercer County 911 dispatchers said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at mile marker 22.

    Interstate 77 northbound in the area near the Camp Creek exit is experiencing delays after a tractor trailer crossed the median and hit a car in the oncoming lane.  Mercer County 911 dispatchers said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at mile marker 22.

  • Greenbrier CountyMore>>

  • Pedestrian Struck in Greenbrier County

    Pedestrian Struck in Greenbrier County

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:25 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:25:13 GMT

    Early Saturday morning (10/22) Greenbrier County emergency crews rushed to the scene after reports of a person struck. 

    Early Saturday morning (10/22) Greenbrier County emergency crews rushed to the scene after reports of a person struck. 

  • UPDATE: Maryland Man Dies in WV Motorcycle Accident

    UPDATE: Maryland Man Dies in WV Motorcycle Accident

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-10-23 03:35:33 GMT

    Multiple agencies responded to a motorcycle accident Saturday night (10/22) on route 2-19 in Pocahontas County. 

    Multiple agencies responded to a motorcycle accident Saturday night (10/22) on route 2-19 in Pocahontas County. 

  • Greenbrier County Day Report Center the Best in West Virginia

    Greenbrier County Day Report Center the Best in West Virginia

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:11:43 GMT
    A facility in Greenbrier County has helped dozens of people make their way down the road to recovery. The Greenbrier Day Report Center helps those trying to put their lives back together, and their work hasn't gone unnoticed. The path to recovery is a hard one, but in Greenbrier County, there are people that want to help. With walls covered in motivational quotes, the center tries to help people live a better life.  Providing them with counseling and guidance to help bring the ...
    A facility in Greenbrier County has helped dozens of people make their way down the road to recovery. The Greenbrier Day Report Center helps those trying to put their lives back together, and their work hasn't gone unnoticed. The path to recovery is a hard one, but in Greenbrier County, there are people that want to help. With walls covered in motivational quotes, the center tries to help people live a better life.  Providing them with counseling and guidance to help bring the ...
  • Fayette CountyMore>>

  • Fayette County town fights back against PCB contamination

    Fayette County town fights back against PCB contamination

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-10-23 15:11:39 GMT

    The people of Minden are struggling, and they have been since the 80's.  It's a problem that's lead to an ongoing study started by Doctor Hasan Amjad. He found Polychlorinated Biphenyls also known as PCB's which are contaminating the town's air, water and soil. It's causing those who live in Minden to have life threatening diseases. The EPA has come several times in the past to run tests, but residents claim they haven't really helped. "We are at our last straw here, ...

    The people of Minden are struggling, and they have been since the 80's.  It's a problem that's lead to an ongoing study started by Doctor Hasan Amjad. He found Polychlorinated Biphenyls also known as PCB's which are contaminating the town's air, water and soil. It's causing those who live in Minden to have life threatening diseases. The EPA has come several times in the past to run tests, but residents claim they haven't really helped. "We are at our last straw here, ...

  • Fayetteville Man Representing Southern WV in Bridge Day Base Jumping

    Fayetteville Man Representing Southern WV in Bridge Day Base Jumping

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:25:09 GMT
    Fayetteville Airport may have a noisy takeoff from time to time, but it doesn't bother local resident Bill Chouinard, who has a fondness for flying that all started with his family while growing up in Canada. "My dad was a pilot. My mom was a pilot. I flew with them growing up," Chouinard said. "Soon I was old enough and living down here in the States, I started learning to fly." Chouinard has been involved in general aviation for the last 20 years. But come...
    Fayetteville Airport may have a noisy takeoff from time to time, but it doesn't bother local resident Bill Chouinard, who has a fondness for flying that all started with his family while growing up in Canada. "My dad was a pilot. My mom was a pilot. I flew with them growing up," Chouinard said. "Soon I was old enough and living down here in the States, I started learning to fly." Chouinard has been involved in general aviation for the last 20 years. But come...
  • Chili Contest to Accompany Bridge Day

    Chili Contest to Accompany Bridge Day

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:40:14 GMT
    The Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off will also be running alongside Bridge Day the weekend of October 20th, 2017, with at least twelve vendors will offer samples of single or multiple styles.  With all the craziness of Bridge Day, the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors' Bureau hopes that attendees will remember the taste of southern West Virginia when they leave. "It's going to be the best of regional and Fayetteville chili and cornbread," said Tabitha Stober, executiv...
    The Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off will also be running alongside Bridge Day the weekend of October 20th, 2017, with at least twelve vendors will offer samples of single or multiple styles.  With all the craziness of Bridge Day, the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors' Bureau hopes that attendees will remember the taste of southern West Virginia when they leave. "It's going to be the best of regional and Fayetteville chili and cornbread," said Tabitha Stober, executiv...
  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • 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.

WVNS is the premiere news leader for the Bluefield – Beckley, West Virgina area. Now you can get the latest news, weather and sports wherever you go. It makes viewing and sharing the news easy.







  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • LATEST: Miner in fatal accident identified

    UPDATE: Missing miner killed in accident

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:24:00 GMT

     A search is underway at a local mine for a missing coal miner. The search is taking place at the Horse Creek Eagle Deep Mine, owned by Alpha Natural Resources, in Dorothy.

     A search is underway at a local mine for a missing coal miner. The search is taking place at the Horse Creek Eagle Deep Mine, owned by Alpha Natural Resources, in Dorothy.

  • Fatal Accident in Summers County Leaves One Dead

    Fatal Accident in Summers County Leaves One Dead

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:23:32 GMT

    Early Saturday morning (10/22) emergency crews rushed to the scene of a bad accident in the Pence Springs area of Summers County. 

    Early Saturday morning (10/22) emergency crews rushed to the scene of a bad accident in the Pence Springs area of Summers County. 

  • Pedestrian Struck in Greenbrier County

    Pedestrian Struck in Greenbrier County

    Monday, October 23 2017 5:25 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:25:13 GMT

    Early Saturday morning (10/22) Greenbrier County emergency crews rushed to the scene after reports of a person struck. 

    Early Saturday morning (10/22) Greenbrier County emergency crews rushed to the scene after reports of a person struck. 

Powered by Frankly