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WV AG Announces $33M Settlement with Johnson & Johnson

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in coordination with 42 other attorneys general, reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC Inc. regarding representation of product quality.   

More than 1M Virginians expected to travel over Memorial Day

Officials expect more than one million Virginians to get away over Memorial Day weekend.

Marquel Ali Trial Continues After Mistrial

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

West Virginia reorganizing state's cyber security effort

Gov. Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management to take steps to protect personally identifiable information collected and kept by state agencies, including health information...

Escapees from Virginia federal prison caught in Mexico

Two escapees from a Virginia federal prison were found in Mexico after nearly three weeks on the run.

Beckley Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge

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A Beckley man is facing a list of serious charges. Raymond Duncan is charged with 2 counts of attempted murder, 2 counts of malicious wounding, and kidnapping.

West Virginia to receive $200K from data breach settlement

West Virginia will receive more than $200,000 from a multimillion-dollar settlement reached between retailer Target and 47 states and the District of Columbia.

New River Gorge offering free water safety instruction

Water safety instruction will be given this weekend at New River Gorge National River.

UPDATE: Purse Snatching Suspects Waive Preliminary Hearing

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The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office released the names of two suspects believed to be involved in the recent series of "purse snatchings" in the Beckley and MacArthur areas. 

2 Dead After Explosion at Gas Company in Barbour County

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Two people died in an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery in Barbour County Wednesday morning, according to preliminary reports from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

President Donald Trump's administration says it's time for state and local governments to pay for cleanups of iconic but polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound.

Pope Francis, President Trump exchange gifts

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Trump and Francis met privately for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning at the Vatican.

Former Marshall Coach Sonny Randle Passes away at 81

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The Marshall university community is mourning the loss of Former Coach Sonny Randle today. He was 81.

Earthquake reported in southeast Ohio Wednesday

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The United States Geological Survey reports a 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Vinton County around 12:25pm Wednesday.

Governor Justice Offers Revised West Virginia Budget

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The State Senate is the first to tackle the latest budget offering from Governor Justice, and already there are critics. The budget would be funded. in part,  with a 7.25 percent increase in the sales tax; a 20 percent reduction in the state income tax for all; and a phase out of social security and pension taxes on retirees. State Sen. Mitch Carmichael, (R)  Senate President "What we are putting forth is a 20 percent income tax cut; 20 percent income tax cut for worki...

Man Arrested in Connection to Breaking and Entering at Car Dealership

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The South Charleston Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man in connection to the breaking and entering and larceny of a vehicle from a dealership.

Thousands of school buses in Virginia need safety device

The Virginia Department of Education says thousands of the state's school buses may need retrofitting to install a safety device that prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.

Local Organizers Prepare For National Boy Scott Jamboree

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  The 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree was the focus of Tuesday Rotary Club meeting in Beckley.

Trial Continues for Former Raleigh County Deputy

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The trial continued for a former Raleigh County sheriff's deputy on drug charges on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.  

Gov. Justice Helps Celebrate School's 60th Birthday

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   A special celebration is underway for one the first Episcopal Schools In West Virginia.   

UPDATE: WVU Student Reported Missing Out of Morgantown Found

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A West Virginia University student that was reported missing has been found. 

State Police searching for missing Raleigh County man

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West Virginia State police are looking for a missing person in Raleigh County. Ardie Curry, who also goes by Jim, was last seen in the Glen White area off of Lester highway. Police said on Tuesday the last time he was seen was April 14th.   Troopers said Curry has been known to get rides from a man named David Pierce. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are encouraged to call the Beckley detachment of West Virginia State police at (304) 256-6...

10 people seated on jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

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The jury that will hear Bill Cosby's sexual assault case was filling up quickly Tuesday as lawyers and prosecutors worked to select panelists who they believe would be favorable to their side. 

West Virginia lawmakers back to weigh taxes, budget

West Virginia lawmakers are scheduled back in session Tuesday trying to reconcile differences with Gov. Jim Justice and enact tax and budget bills for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack

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Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a gift at Christmas. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time. 

Several West Virginia Miners Players Still in Need of Host Families

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The West Virginia Miners baseball season is almost here, and right now the team is still looking for families to host several of its players for the summer. 

New Bojangles Opens in Beckley

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A fast food restaurant known for its chicken and biscuits is now open in Beckley. 

Raleigh County 21-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

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A shaken and sobbing Camille Brown pleaded guilty to second degree murder and two counts of burglary on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 

West Virginia groups see disease threat from surface mines

West Virginia environmentalists are urging a National Academies of Sciences committee examining the health risks from surface mining to look at rates of cancer, asthma and birth defects among people living near large-scale...

Commercialization Station Will Soon Undergo Renovations In Bluefield

Commercialization Station Will Soon Undergo Renovations In Bluefield

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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...

Tazewell High School Academic Team Ranked 12th In The Nation

Tazewell High School Academic Team Ranked 12th In The Nation

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The Tazewell High School Academic Team is now ranked 12th in the nation.  This comes after the team competed in the Small School National Championship in Illinois in April of 2017.  96 of the top teams from 20 different states competed.  Coach Tom McAvoy said they were grateful to represent the Tazewell community on a national level.  McAvoy said, "We had so much support from the community, businesses, government, the schools, Tazewell High School especially ...

Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputies Warn Teens To Beware Of What They Post On Social Media

Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputies Warn Teens To Beware Of What They Post On Social Media

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Social media and technology keeps growing each day.  Deputies at the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office are warning teens to beware of what they post on social media.  Joan Sargent is a mother of 2.  She's also a sheriff's deputy at the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office.  She said her teenage daughter has social media but she keeps a close eye on it because of the internet crimes she sees on the job. Sargent said, "If I could keep my children completely off soc...

Two Arrested After Knocking Woman to Ground, Taking Money

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A man and woman have been arrested on felony robbery and conspiracy charges after knocking a woman to the ground and taking money from her bra in Huntington. 42-year-old Herbert Tilghman, of Huntington, and Tammy Tiemann were in the area of Charleston Avenue at 16th Street in Huntington around 5:30 p.m. on May 13th when they attacked a woman using their fists and feet. The victim was knocked to the ground, yet both Tilghman and Tiemann continued assaulting the victim after she ...

Man arrested after killing mother's dog in Mason County

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MASON COUNTY, WV - A man is facing animal cruelty charges after he killed his mother's dog following an altercation with his mother. According to a criminal complaint, Michael S. Watson, 45, of Henderson, WV, was arguing with his mother after asking for a phone number yesterday, May 23rd, 2017. Watson had reportedly been drinking, and when his mother told him to, "look for [the number] himself," he became physically violent. Watson allegedly struck a nearby wall with his ...

Manchin warns about Trump administration budget cuts

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says the Trump administration's proposed federal budget would hurt poorer residents of West Virginia.

West Virginia Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Catch Wife on Fire

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Police arrested a West Virginia man Monday evening after receiving a call of a domestic dispute that turned into an alleged attempted murder.

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.

Couple to wed after losing nearly 600 pounds together

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Frustrated with his ever-growing weight that peaked at 675 pounds, Ronnie Brower began dieting and working out on his way to losing an astounding 458 pounds. His four-year fitness journey, chronicled on Facebook, earned him the admiration of a woman at his gym who similarly was trying to lose a lot of weight. 

US mine blast: Ex-coal CEO Blankenship at end of prison term

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is finishing up a one-year federal prison sentence related to the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades.

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  • 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...
  • Clean Up Continues on Rock Slide in Mercer County

    Clean Up Continues on Rock Slide in Mercer County

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:24:04 GMT
    People in Mercer County are still looking for alternative routes after a rock slide shutdown a main roadway. A rock slide on County Route 460 on Kellysville Road is continuing to prove difficult to clear for West Virginia Department of Transportation. Due to the size of some of the boulders on the road, crews had to bring in heavy equipment from out of state. "What we want to do is get all the material out and we'll have to have a look at the embankment," WVDOT Distr...
    People in Mercer County are still looking for alternative routes after a rock slide shutdown a main roadway. A rock slide on County Route 460 on Kellysville Road is continuing to prove difficult to clear for West Virginia Department of Transportation. Due to the size of some of the boulders on the road, crews had to bring in heavy equipment from out of state. "What we want to do is get all the material out and we'll have to have a look at the embankment," WVDOT Distr...
  • New Ladder Truck Arrives At Princeton Fire Department

    New Ladder Truck Arrives At Princeton Fire Department

    New Ladder Truck Arrives At Princeton Fire Department

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:15:04 GMT
    The Princeton Fire Department now has a new ladder fire truck.  It has a 100 foot platform that can now reach the highest building in the city.  The new truck arrived on May 21, 2017.  Firefighters will begin training on the new truck on May 23, 2017.  It will go in use once the firefighters are finished with training in a few weeks.  Princeton Fire Chief Chad Bailey said, "It's got a longer reach but it's the newest equipment out there.  It's state...
    The Princeton Fire Department now has a new ladder fire truck.  It has a 100 foot platform that can now reach the highest building in the city.  The new truck arrived on May 21, 2017.  Firefighters will begin training on the new truck on May 23, 2017.  It will go in use once the firefighters are finished with training in a few weeks.  Princeton Fire Chief Chad Bailey said, "It's got a longer reach but it's the newest equipment out there.  It's state...
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  • 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. 

  • Hospital in Oak Hill Expected to Undergo Multi Million Dollar Expansion

    Hospital in Oak Hill Expected to Undergo Multi Million Dollar Expansion

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:08:13 GMT

    A hospital in Fayette county will undergo a major expansion.  

    A hospital in Fayette county will undergo a major expansion.  

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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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  • UPDATE: WVU Student Reported Missing Out of Morgantown Found

    WVU Student Reported Missing Out of Morgantown Found

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:00:12 GMT

    A West Virginia University student that was reported missing has been found. 

    A West Virginia University student that was reported missing has been found. 

  • Raleigh County 21-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    Raleigh County 21-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:21:39 GMT

    A shaken and sobbing Camille Brown pleaded guilty to second degree murder and two counts of burglary on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 

    A shaken and sobbing Camille Brown pleaded guilty to second degree murder and two counts of burglary on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 

  • State Police searching for missing Raleigh County man

    State Police searching for missing Raleigh County man

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:48:17 GMT

    West Virginia State police are looking for a missing person in Raleigh County. Ardie Curry, who also goes by Jim, was last seen in the Glen White area off of Lester highway. Police said on Tuesday the last time he was seen was April 14th.   Troopers said Curry has been known to get rides from a man named David Pierce. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are encouraged to call the Beckley detachment of West Virginia State police at (304) 256-6...

    West Virginia State police are looking for a missing person in Raleigh County. Ardie Curry, who also goes by Jim, was last seen in the Glen White area off of Lester highway. Police said on Tuesday the last time he was seen was April 14th.   Troopers said Curry has been known to get rides from a man named David Pierce. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are encouraged to call the Beckley detachment of West Virginia State police at (304) 256-6...

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