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White Sulphur Springs Celebrates Life Video included

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The town of White Sulphur Springs began the weekend of Celebration of Life and Rebirth with the dedication of the 2016 Flood Memorial on June 23rd. The memorial was part of an Eagle Scout project for Cameron Zorbist.  "I'm hoping that the town is able to have a place to come and remember those who lost their lives," said Zorbist.  Zorbist worked with White Sulphur Springs Park Commissioner and Councilwoman, Audrey Vanbreun, on this project. Vanbreun lost a sister...

Motorcycle and Car Show in Beckley

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The annual motorcycle and car show will be held Saturday, June 24th. It is located along the main streets of Beckley. Vehicle registration is from 5-6pm. The streets will be closed for the show, line up begins at 5. There will be entertainment from 6:15 to 7:15, food, vendors and much more.  Jill Moorefield, director of Beckley events said, "The weather's supposed to clear up it looks like it's supposed to rain in the morning and clear up in the evening so we're certainly h...

Body of Korean War MIA soldier identified

Missing Korean War veteran, Sgt. James Sharp's body was identified and is being returned to West Virginia. Missing Korean War veteran, Sgt. James Sharp's body was identified and is being returned to West Virginia.
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The Department of Defense announced on Thursday, June 22, 2017 that the body of a West Virginia soldier who has been missing in action since the Korean War is coming home.

West Virginia's U.S. Senators comment on flood anniversary

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June 23, 2017 is the anniversary of the massive flooding which struck West Virginia leaving 23 people dead and many communities devastated.  

Troopers arrest 3 men in mine theft investigation

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State Troopers are asking for help from the community in an investigation into thefts at coal mines in Raleigh and Boone Counties

Beckley man sentenced for 2013 shooting

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A man convicted of 2nd degree murder is sentenced to 30 years in prison. Gaston Smith was sentenced on June 23, 2017. Smith is eligible for parole, and he will get credit for time served in Southern Regional Jail. 

Names released in Alderson shooting Video included

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Details are still coming in about a possible shooting in the Alderson area.  It happened during the early afternoon hours on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

West Virginia governor approves expanded road repairs, taxes

Gov. Jim Justice has signed a new law to ramp up road repairs and reconstruction across the state supported by a higher gasoline tax, raised sales tax on car sales and higher motor vehicle fees.

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

A Virginia man has been charged with transmitting top-secret documents to a Chinese agent.

Capito says she'll weigh Medicaid effect of health care plan

West Virginia Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she's reviewing the Senate Republican draft legislation to overhaul health care and has posted it on her website for constituents to read.

WVU Encourages Students to Get involved in Beckley Community

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West Virginia University Tech is now accepting nominations for summer community service projects.  The new student orientation committee will be reviewing them. All projects are due by Friday, July 14th  Once the are accepted organizations will be notified with their proposal no later than July 21st.  All other projects will be considered in the future.  WVU Tech believes community service is beneficial to their students.  Candice Stadler said, "For the ...

Police find body in shallow grave, 2 charged

Police say detectives searching for a missing person found a body in a shallow grave at a Kentucky residence and took two people into custody.

Medical Staff from Raleigh General Hospital travels to Africa Video included

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A group of Medical staff from Raleigh General Hospital returns to West Virginia after a trip to Africa to change their healthcare system for the better.  

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

Coal company Murray Energy is suing HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening.

Summer Camp Builds Children's Futures

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A summer camp called "Tomorrow is Mine" was held on the WVU Tech campus Thursday, June 22 in Beckley. 

Budget Cuts to Education Harsh Reality for Schools Video included

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The state budget passed without the Governor's signature, but contained $16 million of cuts to higher education. These cuts impacted local state colleges and universities, such as New River Community and Technical College and Concord University. Cuts to higher education have been occurring for years according to Charles Becker. Becker is the Vice President of Business and Finance at Concord University. 0"There is almost 2 million dollars a year in state appropriations, ever...

Justice Tours Flood Ravaged Communities Video included

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  Governor Jim Justice has set out on a relief tour, commemorating the anniversary of the deadly June floods.   

Tractor Trailer accident on I-64 near Sandstone

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A tractor-trailer accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-64 on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

Missing 4-year-old found safe

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Law enforcement officers in Virginia track down a man wanted in an Amber Alert, just hours after a young girl is taken.  According to a release from the Virginia State Police, Kimberly Long was taken from Smyth County at around 9:20 p.m. on June 21, 2017

NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018

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An NBCUniversal executive says a "Downton Abbey" film is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018.

Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

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There's been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director.

Syria brings new urgency to easing US-Russia tensions

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The top U.S. military officer says Washington is working to re-establish "deconfliction" of U.S. and Russian air operations in Syria.

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

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Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top what's been an absolutely amazing year winning back-to-back Stanley Cups.

Wounded May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit Video included

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election has backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party has lost its majority in Parliament and pressure is mounting on her to resign.

Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

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Distrust of Trump, concerns about 'lies,' marks Comey's testimony about his firing and investigation of Russia and election meddling.

Big 12 to hold 2019 men's golf tourney in West Virginia Video included

The Big 12 Conference says the 2019 conference men's golf championship will be held at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

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  • Deputies search for suspect in Green Valley home invasion

    Deputies search for suspect in Green Valley home invasion

    Monday, June 19 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-06-19 18:44:33 GMT

    The search is on for the man who broke into a home in the Green Valley area on Sunday, June 18, 2017. 

    The search is on for the man who broke into a home in the Green Valley area on Sunday, June 18, 2017. 

  • Concord University Welcomes College Prep Academy to Campus

    Concord University Welcomes College Prep Academy to Campus

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:48:54 GMT

    On Wednesday, June 14, GEAR UP U kicked off its college prep academy at Concord University. 

    On Wednesday, June 14, GEAR UP U kicked off its college prep academy at Concord University. 

  • 59News Teams Up with United Way for Founder's Day

    59News Teams Up with United Way for Founder's Day

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:13:34 GMT

    59News is teaming up with first responders and the United Way to raise money for local charities.

    59News is teaming up with first responders and the United Way to raise money for local charities.

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  • West Virginia's U.S. Senators comment on flood anniversary

    West Virginia's U.S. Senators comment on flood anniversary

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-06-23 16:04:22 GMT

    June 23, 2017 is the anniversary of the massive flooding which struck West Virginia leaving 23 people dead and many communities devastated.  

    June 23, 2017 is the anniversary of the massive flooding which struck West Virginia leaving 23 people dead and many communities devastated.  

  • Names released in Alderson shooting

    Names released in Alderson shooting

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-06-23 12:46:26 GMT

    Details are still coming in about a possible shooting in the Alderson area.  It happened during the early afternoon hours on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

    Details are still coming in about a possible shooting in the Alderson area.  It happened during the early afternoon hours on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

  • Despite Devastation to the Courses the Greenbrier Classic Returns

    Despite Devastation to the Courses the Greenbrier Classic Returns

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-06-22 16:18:52 GMT

    The Greenbrier Resort announced they will hold their annual Greenbrier classic July 3-9 but getting to this point wasn't easy after the floods destroyed their golf course.

    The Greenbrier Resort announced they will hold their annual Greenbrier classic July 3-9 but getting to this point wasn't easy after the floods destroyed their golf course.

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  • 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...

  • 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.

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