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Volunteers raise money for Toys for Tots

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The Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department teamed up with the Marine Corps and the American Legion to collect toys for 'Toys for tots.' Volunteers were raising money and gathering toys at the Walmart in Beckley.  John Childers, Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Firefighter, said this was all in an effort to raise money for kids who need it the most. "What we're trying to do is make the hope come true so that all the children will have a good Christmas this year,"...

People avoid crowds, shop online

People avoid crowds and shop online People avoid crowds and shop online
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While some people braved the crowds this Black Friday, others turned to the web to get the best deals.  The Kohl's parking lot was packed and the line wrapped around the store as Black Friday shoppers searched for the best bargains.  The door-buster deals were hard to beat this year, and many were looking to take advantage. However, some people already hit the online sales before Black Friday even began. Carie Burns, a Black Friday shopper, said she tried to ...

Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect In Kanawha County

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)-- According to dispatchers with 911, the BB&T branch in the 3800 block of Kanawha City was robbed Friday morning.  The robbery happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. The man gave the teller a note informing them that he had a gun and demanded everything in the cash drawer. The suspect was wearing a grey scarf, a blue WVU Mountaineer jacket, and a grey wig. The description of the suspect is a white male standing 5'2 and in his 40's. He ran with an undis...

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers

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BECKLEY, W. Va. (WVNS)- Now that Thanksgiving is over and you're left with tons of extra food, here are a few ideas so food doesn't go to waste. Tamarack gave 59 News recipes for leftover turkey and ham. 

Nearly 200 reportedly killed in Egypt mosque attack

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EL-ARISH, Egypt -- Militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers,  killing at least 184 people in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's ISIS affiliate, Egyptian state news agency MENA reports. The extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 25 miles from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish, opening fire from four off-road vehicles on worshippers inside ...

Cincinnati drug dealer ordered to pay for funeral of teen who overdosed

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CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati man authorities say sold a lethal dose of fentanyl to a 17-year-old has been ordered to pay the teen's family the funeral costs. 

W.Va. AG Offers Tips For Safe Holiday Shopping

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to exercise caution as Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday start the holiday shopping season.   “This is the time when holiday shopping kicks into full gear,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “It’s important to know how to spot scams and unscrupulous situations as you find the perfect gift for that special somebody.”   The Attorney General recommends that cons...

Black Friday shoppers looking for the best deal

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Well now that Black Friday is officially here, shoppers are out and about searching for the best bargain. 59 News spoke with some of those shoppers and learned what is on their list this year. Electronics, kitchen appliances, and clothes are just a few things shoppers are searching for. 

Possible Shooting in Pocahontas County

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Police rushed to the scene of a possible shooting in Pocahontas County. 

Woman raising funds to help homeless man who gave her his last $20

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A New Jersey woman who was saved by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him. Kate McClure, 27, was heading to visit a friend last month when her tank hit "empty" on I-95. The Florence Township woman pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her. The man, Johnny, told her it wasn't safe, and bought McClure gas with his last $20. McClure promised she would return to pay him. Mc...

POLICE: Students Catch Teacher Doing Drugs In Classroom

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(CBS) – A teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind. faces drug-related charges after allegedly being caught by students using drugs in her classroom. The student witnesses contacted school administrators, who called St. John police, who, in turn, requested assistance from Dyer police for their drug-sniffing dog. Arrested was 24-year-old Samantha Cox, who was led from the school at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. She faces felony drug possession and misdemeanor pa...

Man Caught with Loaded Gun at Yeager Airport on Thanksgiving

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A West Virginia man had a bad start to his Thanksgiving morning when a Transportation Security Administration officer at Yeager Airport (CRW) spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag at the airport checkpoint. According to a release from the Transportation Security Administration, the Huntington, WV man was caught at the checkpoint with a .380 caliber handgun loaded with three bullets. The TSA officer who was staffing the chec...

Here's who's open and closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

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By Julie Ramhold/DealNews CBS NEWS-- Black Friday is next week! We're prepping to stay in and shop online on the big day, but we also have our eye on some in-store-only deals. If you're also on the hunt for those doorbusters, you need to ask one important question: What stores are open for Black Friday? It's especially important to know if your store is going to open on Thanksgiving instead. Big-box favorites like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy like to start their...

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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  • Black Friday shoppers looking for the best deal

    Black Friday shoppers looking for the best deal

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:00 AM EST2017-11-24 08:00:13 GMT

    Well now that Black Friday is officially here, shoppers are out and about searching for the best bargain. 59 News spoke with some of those shoppers and learned what is on their list this year. Electronics, kitchen appliances, and clothes are just a few things shoppers are searching for. 

    Well now that Black Friday is officially here, shoppers are out and about searching for the best bargain. 59 News spoke with some of those shoppers and learned what is on their list this year. Electronics, kitchen appliances, and clothes are just a few things shoppers are searching for. 

  • Brain's Safehouse Members Cope with Recovery During Holidays

    Brain's Safehouse Members Cope with Recovery During Holidays

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-11-22 22:55:13 GMT

    While the holidays are a time for many to come together as a family and celebrate, that's not the case for everyone. 

    While the holidays are a time for many to come together as a family and celebrate, that's not the case for everyone. 

  • Local Businesses Give Back to the Community

    Local Businesses Give Back to the Community

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 5:47 PM EST2017-11-22 22:47:29 GMT

    With it being the season of giving, one local business works to spread that among other organizations. 

    With it being the season of giving, one local business works to spread that among other organizations. 

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  • UPDATE: 72 year old man died in Mercer County house fire

    UPDATE: 1 person dead in Mercer County house fire

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:52 AM EST2017-11-23 16:52:53 GMT

    FREEMAN, W. Va. (WVNS)-- According to officials with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office, a 72 year old man died in the house fire in Mercer County. 

    FREEMAN, W. Va. (WVNS)-- According to officials with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office, a 72 year old man died in the house fire in Mercer County. 

  • Mercer County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate shootout between neighbors

    Mercer County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate shootout between neighbors

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-22 04:00:45 GMT

    The call came in November 16th on Mary Branch Road in Matoaka. Three shots were fired from one individual and four from another. One person was hit and flown to Raleigh General. Joshua Allen Ernest was arrested on scene and charged with malicious wounding as well as three counts of wanton endangerment.  Ernest has already been arraigned and released on bond. 

    The call came in November 16th on Mary Branch Road in Matoaka. Three shots were fired from one individual and four from another. One person was hit and flown to Raleigh General. Joshua Allen Ernest was arrested on scene and charged with malicious wounding as well as three counts of wanton endangerment.  Ernest has already been arraigned and released on bond. 

  • 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.  

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  • 2 Fayette County men arrested for attempted murder

    2 Fayette County men arrested for attempted murder

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-11-22 21:48:13 GMT

    Two brothers in Fayette County are in jail after being arrested in connection with attempted murder in the Victor area of Fayette County. 

    Two brothers in Fayette County are in jail after being arrested in connection with attempted murder in the Victor area of Fayette County. 

  • Firefighters battle camper fire with possible entrapment

    FIRE MARSHAL: Elderly man dead in Dixie camper fire

    FIRE MARSHAL: Elderly man dead in Dixie camper fire

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:14 PM EST2017-11-22 03:14:55 GMT

    DIXIE, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Firefighters are battling a camper fire with a possible entrapment in the Dixie area of Clay County near the border of Fayette County. 

    DIXIE, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Firefighters are battling a camper fire with a possible entrapment in the Dixie area of Fayette County.  Dispatchers tell 59 News the call came in around 6:40 Tuesday morning at a camper on Rock Camp Road.  

  • UPDATE: Two house fires on same road in Fayette County

    UPDATE: Two house fires on same road in Fayette County

    UPDATE: Two house fires on same road in Fayette County

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-11-21 23:55:23 GMT

    FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fire crews are battling two house fires on the same road in the Boomer area of Fayette County.  Dispatchers tell 59 News the call came in around 6:10 Tuesday morning. They said a home on Livesay Lane caught on fire and the fire spread to another home next door.  Crews are still battling the fire at this time. No injuries have been reported.  Boomer, Montgomery and Smithers Fire Departments are on scene. Stick with 59 News on this dev...

    FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fire crews are battling two house fires on the same road in the Boomer area of Fayette County.  Dispatchers tell 59 News the call came in around 6:10 Tuesday morning. They said a home on Livesay Lane caught on fire and the fire spread to another home next door.  Crews are still battling the fire at this time. No injuries have been reported.  Boomer, Montgomery and Smithers Fire Departments are on scene. Stick with 59 News on this dev...

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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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  • Possible Shooting in Pocahontas County

    Possible Shooting in Pocahontas County

    Thursday, November 23 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-24 02:40:49 GMT

    Police rushed to the scene of a possible shooting in Pocahontas County. 

    Police rushed to the scene of a possible shooting in Pocahontas County. 

  • POLICE: Students Catch Teacher Doing Drugs In Classroom

    POLICE: Students Catch Teacher Doing Drugs In Classroom

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:46 PM EST2017-11-23 17:46:28 GMT
    (CBS) – A teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind. faces drug-related charges after allegedly being caught by students using drugs in her classroom. The student witnesses contacted school administrators, who called St. John police, who, in turn, requested assistance from Dyer police for their drug-sniffing dog. Arrested was 24-year-old Samantha Cox, who was led from the school at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. She faces felony drug possession and misdemeanor pa...
    (CBS) – A teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind. faces drug-related charges after allegedly being caught by students using drugs in her classroom. The student witnesses contacted school administrators, who called St. John police, who, in turn, requested assistance from Dyer police for their drug-sniffing dog. Arrested was 24-year-old Samantha Cox, who was led from the school at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. She faces felony drug possession and misdemeanor pa...
  • Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect In Kanawha County

    Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect In Kanawha County

    Friday, November 24 2017 12:21 PM EST2017-11-24 17:21:15 GMT
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)-- According to dispatchers with 911, the BB&T branch in the 3800 block of Kanawha City was robbed Friday morning.  The robbery happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. The man gave the teller a note informing them that he had a gun and demanded everything in the cash drawer. The suspect was wearing a grey scarf, a blue WVU Mountaineer jacket, and a grey wig. The description of the suspect is a white male standing 5'2 and in his 40's. He ran with an undis...
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)-- According to dispatchers with 911, the BB&T branch in the 3800 block of Kanawha City was robbed Friday morning.  The robbery happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. The man gave the teller a note informing them that he had a gun and demanded everything in the cash drawer. The suspect was wearing a grey scarf, a blue WVU Mountaineer jacket, and a grey wig. The description of the suspect is a white male standing 5'2 and in his 40's. He ran with an undis...
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