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Slick Substance Causes Backup on Route 60

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Emergency crews rushed to the scene to assist with a slick situation in Greenbrier County. 

Tips for driving in upcoming winter weather

Police give tips on driving in snowy conditions Police give tips on driving in snowy conditions
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Winter weather can bring dangerous driving conditions, and West Virginia State Police reminded people to use caution when traveling on the roads. 

Santa Claus arrives in style at Crossroads Mall

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Santa Claus made a stop in Mt. Hope for kids and parents at Crossroads Mall on Saturday.

Monroe County School Bond Levy Votes

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People hit the polls for the last time Saturday (11/18) to vote on the school bond levy. 

Fire Crews Battle Wildfire in Pax

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Multiple emergency crews were dispatched to reports of flames in Pax.

UPDATE: Bluefield Police pull over Rent-A-Center truck and make drug arrest

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A call to emergency services in Mercer County leads to the arrest of two men on drug charges.  It started at the Tractor Supply Center parking lot in Bluefield, WV on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.  

UPDATE: Voting concludes for Monroe County school bond levy

Early voting begins in Monroe County Early voting begins in Monroe County
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Early voting began for a bond referendum that could decide the fate of two Monroe County Schools. The Monroe County Board of Education will hold its Bond Election this Saturday, November 18th. If the bond passes, a new Peterstown Elementary and Middle School could be built. Early Voting lasts until Wednesday, November 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Union 911 Center and the Town Hall in Peterstown. People can vote at their usual precincts on election day from 6:30 a...

Ehlinger Leads Texas Over No. 24 WVU 28-14; Grier Hurt

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Sam Ehlinger threw two touchdown passes and Texas became bowl eligible under first-year coach Tom Herman with a 28-14 win over No. 24 West Virginia on Saturday in a game in which the Mountaineers lost quarterback Will Grier to injury.    

Troopers make arrest after chase reaches speeds of 130 mph

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A Richmond man has been arrested after police say he approached 130 mph (209 km/h) on a Virginia highway trying to elude a state trooper.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Secures Another Key Federal Permit

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The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has cleared another key regulatory hurdle.  

Raleigh County Crews Rush to Scene of a Brush Fire

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Emergency Crews in Raleigh County rushed to the scene of a large brush fire in the Lester area. 

Crews on scene battling house fire in Mercer County

Crews on scene battling house fire in Mercer County

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KELLYSVILLE, W. Va. (WVNS) — Crews are on scene battling a house fire in Mercer County Saturday morning.  According to dispatcher, the fire is happening at a home on Dewey Lane in the Kellysville area- just outside of Oakvale. They said the call came in around 6:40 a.m.  Right now, there’s no word if any injuries have been reported. Oakvale and East River Fire Departments along with Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies are on scene.  Stick with 59 News ...

15 Arrested, 3 Wanted in Major West Virginia Heroin Trafficking Bust

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PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. 

WV Prison Crisis: A Critical Shortage of Corrections Officers

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When 44 year Todd Boyes escaped from the South Central Regional Jail, he quickly became the poster boy for West Virginia's Corrections Crisis. The state currently has 500 corrections officer positions that are vacant. 

Teacher caught waiting on floor with lit candles had sex with student, deputies say

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YUKON, Okla. (WNCN) — An Oklahoma chemistry teacher is behind bars after deputies discovered she was having sex with one of her students. Hunter Day, 22, was arrested after deputies pretended to be the boy arriving at her home for another sexual encounter. 

Woman arrested for DUI incident in Raleigh County seeks lesser sentence

A West Virginia woman who was sentenced for driving impaired and injuring six people, including four children, has asked for a reduced sentence.

Hawk Knob Cidery Selected as a Finalist for the AFBF 2018 Entrepreneurship Challenge

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The owners of Hawk Knob have been hard at work for about four years making hard cider in the first Cidery in West Virginia. Now as the cider is prepared to be barreled, they know their work has paid off. 

Country Breakfast in Alderson Will Raise Money for Alderson Police Officer

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Local farm fresh food has been donated for a Country Breakfast in Alderson to help support Mac Brackenrich, the Alderson police officer who was shot three weeks ago.

Princeton Decks Out Downtown for Christmas

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One local city is gearing up for the holiday season by getting into the Christmas spirit. 

Color Blind Man Sees Colors for the First Time Video included

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One Princeton man born without the ability to see some colors is given the gift of a lifetime that will forever change the way he sees the world. 

UPDATE: Sheriff asking for public's help in Monroe County murder investigation Video included

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Union, WV (WVNS)-- The Monroe County Sheriff is asking for help in reconstructing details in a murder investigation. 

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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  • Raleigh County Crews Rush to Scene of a Brush Fire

    Raleigh County Crews Rush to Scene of a Brush Fire

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-11-18 21:09:39 GMT

    Emergency Crews in Raleigh County rushed to the scene of a large brush fire in the Lester area. 

    Emergency Crews in Raleigh County rushed to the scene of a large brush fire in the Lester area. 

  • Missing Virginia man arrested for breaking into Beckley police officer's camper

    Missing Virginia man arrested for breaking into Beckley police officer's camper

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:09 AM EST2017-11-17 16:09:27 GMT

    UPDATE November 17, 2017- A man reported missing in Virginia was arrested for breaking into Beckley Police Officer's camper.

    According to a criminal complaint, on November 16, 2017 Corporal McCormick with the Beckley Police Department was asked to check on a man who was reportedly walking in the middle of the road on Ewart Avenue carrying a bible and wearing a bed sheet as a cape.

    UPDATE November 17, 2017- A man reported missing in Virginia was arrested for breaking into Beckley Police Officer's camper.

    According to a criminal complaint, on November 16, 2017 Corporal McCormick with the Beckley Police Department was asked to check on a man who was reportedly walking in the middle of the road on Ewart Avenue carrying a bible and wearing a bed sheet as a cape.

  • Safety Tips in Wake of Wintry Mix Forecast

    Safety Tips in Wake of Wintry Mix Forecast

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-11-17 00:24:08 GMT

    Wintry mix is already in the forecast for the weekend of November 17, 2017. Drivers both local and out-of-state have mixed feelings about the seasonal changes. "It's alright," said Princeton driver James Clark. "I like winter!" "I like snowy weather when I'm prepared for it," said out-of-state traveler Jane Killion. "But I'll tell you, this breeze is a lot colder than I was anticipating." While drivers may or may not be prepared, the West Vir...

    Wintry mix is already in the forecast for the weekend of November 17, 2017. Drivers both local and out-of-state have mixed feelings about the seasonal changes. "It's alright," said Princeton driver James Clark. "I like winter!" "I like snowy weather when I'm prepared for it," said out-of-state traveler Jane Killion. "But I'll tell you, this breeze is a lot colder than I was anticipating." While drivers may or may not be prepared, the West Vir...

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  • UPDATE: Bluefield Police pull over Rent-A-Center truck and make drug arrest

    UPDATE: Bluefield Police pull over Rent-A-Center truck and make drug arrest

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:47 PM EST2017-11-19 00:47:09 GMT

    A call to emergency services in Mercer County leads to the arrest of two men on drug charges.  It started at the Tractor Supply Center parking lot in Bluefield, WV on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.  

    A call to emergency services in Mercer County leads to the arrest of two men on drug charges.  It started at the Tractor Supply Center parking lot in Bluefield, WV on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.  

  • Princeton Decks Out Downtown for Christmas

    Princeton Decks Out Downtown for Christmas

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:01 PM EST2017-11-17 23:01:43 GMT

    One local city is gearing up for the holiday season by getting into the Christmas spirit. 

    One local city is gearing up for the holiday season by getting into the Christmas spirit. 

  • Color Blind Man Sees Colors for the First Time

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:44 PM EST2017-11-17 22:44:38 GMT

    One Princeton man born without the ability to see some colors is given the gift of a lifetime that will forever change the way he sees the world. 

    One Princeton man born without the ability to see some colors is given the gift of a lifetime that will forever change the way he sees the world. 

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  • Fire Crews Battle Wildfire in Pax

    Fire Crews Battle Wildfire in Pax

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:58 PM EST2017-11-19 01:58:05 GMT

    Multiple emergency crews were dispatched to reports of flames in Pax.

    Multiple emergency crews were dispatched to reports of flames in Pax.

  • Former corrections officer admits to child porn charge

    Former corrections officer admits to child porn charge

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-11-17 20:00:03 GMT
    A plea hearing was held in Fayette County on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 for a former corrections officer from the Gene Spadaro Detention Center.  Stephen Basham appeared before the Honorable John Hatcher. Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah said Basham admitted in open court to using a child to produce obscene material.  He was arrested in January while he was working as a corrections officer at the Spadaro Center in Mount Hope.  Harrah said he feels the senten...
    A plea hearing was held in Fayette County on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 for a former corrections officer from the Gene Spadaro Detention Center.  Stephen Basham appeared before the Honorable John Hatcher. Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah said Basham admitted in open court to using a child to produce obscene material.  He was arrested in January while he was working as a corrections officer at the Spadaro Center in Mount Hope.  Harrah said he feels the senten...
  • Fayette County woman arrested for stabbing ex-husband

    UPDATE: Fayette County woman arrested for stabbing ex-husband

    UPDATE: Fayette County woman arrested for stabbing ex-husband

    Thursday, November 16 2017 10:44 PM EST2017-11-17 03:44:28 GMT

    Fayette County Deputies are investigating a stabbing after they say a woman stabbed her ex-husband Thursday morning.

    Fayette County Deputies are investigating a stabbing after they say a woman stabbed her ex-husband Thursday morning.

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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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  • Slick Substance Causes Backup on Route 60

    Slick Substance Causes Backup on Route 60

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-11-19 04:16:08 GMT

    Emergency crews rushed to the scene to assist with a slick situation in Greenbrier County. 

    Emergency crews rushed to the scene to assist with a slick situation in Greenbrier County. 

  • 15 Arrested, 3 Wanted in Major West Virginia Heroin Trafficking Bust

    15 Arrested, 3 Wanted in Major West Virginia Heroin Trafficking Bust

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:43 PM EST2017-11-18 03:43:10 GMT

    PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. 

    PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. 

  • Four members of Wyoming County family indicted for arson, $500,000 insurance fraud

    Four members of Wyoming County family indicted for arson, $500,000 insurance fraud

    Four members of Wyoming County family indicted for arson, $500,000 insurance fraud

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:42 AM EST2017-11-17 16:42:26 GMT
    WYOMING COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Four members of a prominent Wyoming County family face a 28-count felony indictment alleging insurance fraud after setting two of their own properties on fire, court records show.  Windel Lester, James Edward Lester, Gregory Lester, and Georgetta Lester are all facing felony counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit arson, use of fire to commit wire or mail fraud, unlawful monetary transactions and money laundering.  Windel Les...
    WYOMING COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Four members of a prominent Wyoming County family face a 28-count felony indictment alleging insurance fraud after setting two of their own properties on fire, court records show.  Windel Lester, James Edward Lester, Gregory Lester, and Georgetta Lester are all facing felony counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit arson, use of fire to commit wire or mail fraud, unlawful monetary transactions and money laundering.  Windel Les...
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