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In Ivanka Trump's China, business ties shrouded in secrecy

In Ivanka Trump's China, business ties shrouded in secrecy

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SHANGHAI-- It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies importing Ivanka Trump goods to the U.S. has become harder to find. Information that once routinely appeared in private trade tracking data has vanish...

West Virginia updates hunting, fishing online map

West Virginia updates hunting, fishing online map

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia wildlife officials say an online interactive map with information about hunting and fishing around the state has been updated.      Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel says the map at www.wvdnr.gov can be useful for hikers and boaters as well.      Instructions are on the division's website at mapwv.gov/huntfish/ where the division says hunters can find the location of license agents, check ...

Cowboys kneel before national anthem against Arizona

(AP Photo/Matt York). The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York). The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz.
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By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem. The Cowboys and their owner did kneel, though not during the anthem. 

UPDATE: No chemicals found during HAZMAT threat in Danese Video included

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Emergency responders are advising people to avoid the area of Upper Plantation Road in Danese, WV on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. 

Applebee's in Beckley Closes

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A popular restaurant in Beckley has shut their doors. On Monday, September 25 customers were met with a "closed" sign at Applebee's on Harper Road. 

WVU center to study future of land-grant schools

West Virginia University has established a center to examine the future of land-grant institutions like WVU, which was established 155 years ago during the Civil War.

Obamacare Repeal Vote Divides West Virginia

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From the streets of Charleston, to the halls of Congress, the pressure is on to either preserve, or repeal the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. 

T.O.O.T. Tokens Now on Sale

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   The 33rd Annual Taste of Our Towns festival is quickly approaching. Tokens are now on sale for the event. 

Fayette County Man Wins Governor's Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Fayette County Resident, Paul Lively dedicated almost 40 years of his life to helping others.  He spent a lot of his life volunteering for the community, on the board of The New River Health Association.

Butterfly Garden to Come to Beckley

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The Piney Creek Watershed Association is working to plant a butterfly garden at the Paul Cline Memorial Soccer Field in Beckley. 

Ronceverte Wastewater Plant Construction, New Sewage Rates

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The construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roceverte is nearing completion.  This project was almost $24 million and $9 million was funded by a grant.

Capt. Paul Blume Set to Retire

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One longtime Beckley Police officer is getting ready for retirement after serving more than two decades with the department. 

Roads to Prosperity project maps released

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Maps are released on how much each West Virginia county will receive from the Road to Property program.  This happened as early voting continued over an amendment to the West Virginia Constitution that will allow bonds to be sold that will fund the program. 

The 27th Annual Chili Night to Fill the Streets of Beckley

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More than 50 chili participants as well as 20 other booths will line the streets of Beckley for the 27th annual Chili Night. 

Nearly $1.5 million comes to WV drug court program

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U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) announced on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 that West Virginia has received a federal grant of more than $1.4 million to support the state’s drug courts.  

Marshall University men's basketball announces coaches clinic

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Huntington (WVNS)- The Marshall University men's basketball team announces a coaches clinic for October. The one day clinic is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Henderson Center on October 14, 2017. The cost of the clinic will be $30 for an individual, $50 for a staff of two and $60 for a staff of three and include a football ticket for Marshall’s homecoming game against Old Dominion, a video playbook DVD, diagram sheets and a lunch/chalk talk. Registration will be held fro...

ABU Campus-Wide Lockdown Has Been Lifted

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Alderson Broaddus University has confirmed that the campus wide lockdown has been lifted. 

Virginia woman recovering from copperhead bite at restaurant

Virginia woman recovering from copperhead bite at restaurant

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A Virginia woman is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake during a restaurant visit.   

North Korea says US has declared war

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North Korea's foreign minister said President Trump's latest statement was "a declaration of war" against his country.  

Campus Master Plan Re-imagines Virginia Tech

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Campus growth shouldn't happen by happenstance. It should be intentional, said Sherwood Wilson, Virginia Tech's vice president for operations. 

WWII Vet Takes A Knee In Support Of Anthem Protests

97-year-old World War II veteran takes a knee to support NFL players

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – On a day when NFL teams grabbed the nation’s attention by coordinating demonstrations during the national anthem, a 97-year-old World War II veteran went viral with a solitary show of support for the protests. Brennan Gilmore posted a Twitter picture Sunday morning of his grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling while wearing a veteran’s cap. Gilmore wrote: “My grandpa is a 97 year-old WWII vet & Missouri farmer who wanted to join w/ ...

Corps of Cadets Alumnus U.S. Army 1st Lt. Timothy Teh Named Old Dominion Game Hokie Hero

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U.S. Army 1st Lt. Timothy Teh, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumns who earned a degree in biology from the College of Science and a minor in leadership studies from the Rice Center for Leader Development in 2015, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday's football game against Old Dominion University. .

Virginia woman dies after accident between a motorcycle and a scooter

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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 was a deadly day for drivers on the roads of Virginia.  

Michigan woman dies in Route 460 crash

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Virginia State Police are investigating eight fatal crashes that happened across the commonwealth on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.  Included in those crashes was a single vehicle accident in Buchanan County. 

Maria brings evacuation on North Carolina island

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An evacuation is underway on an island on North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Maria moves north.      The Hyde County Sheriff's office said the evacuation began at 5 a.m. Monday on Ocracoke Island. It's not immediately clear how many residents and visitors are heeding the order to leave.      The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning from Cape Lookout to Duck on the Outer Banks. A tropical storm watch was in ...

UPDATE: Chemical reaction caused explosion at Midland Resource Recovery

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One person is dead after an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery Tuesday morning.

Homeowner holds burglary suspects at gunpoint in Sissonville

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Stay 13 News as we continue to get more details on the investigation.

Golden rainbow trout special stockings set in West Virginia

Golden rainbow trout special stockings set in West Virginia

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some lakes and streams in West Virginia will receive special stockings of golden rainbow trout next year.      The Division of Natural Resources says the releases will be held in early April to lead off the spring trout stocking season.      The DNR plans to stock only golden rainbow trout in designated lakes and streams, including those in several state parks. Normally, golden rainbow trout are stocked at a one-to-10 ratio ...

Through Passion For Painting Woman Finds Strength

Twin Falls Resort State Park will host the 35th Annual Lumberjack Jamboree Twin Falls Resort State Park will host the 35th Annual Lumberjack Jamboree
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Sheila Shelton grew up in Wyoming County. She's lived there her whole life. This is her first time being a vendor at the Annual Lumber Jackin' Bluegrassin' Jamboree. This is probably because it wasn't till just this year she found what she's really good at... painting. "I actually didn't know I could do it at all, I didn't think I had any talents and I got real sick and I had to do soul searching so I just picked it up and started it and*I couldn't believe it was so beautiful I ...

Beckley Dance Chapter Breaks Out Into Flash Mob

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This week is national ballroom dance week, and what better way to celebrate than a flash mob. On Sunday, September 24th,  the Beckley dance chapter broke out into dance at Tamarack. They thought the Tamarack would be the perfect place to surprise shoppers with their moves.  "I had a wonderful time a little nervous and excited, it was wonderful, we had a great time practicing and getting together and working on it and being here and having all these people here had...

Thousands Pack Charlottesville Stadium For Unity Concert

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Thousands of people have packed a stadium in Charlottesville for a concert intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the aftermath of this summer's white nationalist rallies.     

Ocracoke Island Under Mandatory Evacuation Order

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Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been issued a mandatory evacuation order.  

Trump Administration Announces New Travel Ban

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Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday.    

More charges filed against man accused of setting Beckley woman on fire Video included

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After a day long manhunt, the suspect accused of lighting a woman on fire is in custody. 

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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  • Butterfly Garden to Come to Beckley

    Butterfly Garden to Come to Beckley

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:30:38 GMT

    The Piney Creek Watershed Association is working to plant a butterfly garden at the Paul Cline Memorial Soccer Field in Beckley. 

    The Piney Creek Watershed Association is working to plant a butterfly garden at the Paul Cline Memorial Soccer Field in Beckley. 

  • Capt. Paul Blume Set to Retire

    Capt. Paul Blume Set to Retire

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:24:46 GMT

    One longtime Beckley Police officer is getting ready for retirement after serving more than two decades with the department. 

    One longtime Beckley Police officer is getting ready for retirement after serving more than two decades with the department. 

  • Crews battle business fire in Daniels

    Crews battle business fire in Daniels

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 09:17:29 GMT

    Raleigh County 911 Dispatchers confirm there is a structure fire on Rakes Road in Daniels.

    Raleigh County 911 Dispatchers confirm there is a structure fire on Rakes Road in Daniels.

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  • Coal Company to Hire Mechanics, Truck Operators

    Coal Company to Hire Mechanics, Truck Operators

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:25:09 GMT

    If you are looking for a job and happen to be in Mercer County today, you may have missed a golden opportunity Earlier today (September 21, 2017), Bluestone-Southern Coal took applications and interviewed candidates at Bluefield State College's student life building. They currently looking to hire 25 employees. So far, around 2-3 openings have been filled, leaving 18 available for offroad truck operation and 5 for the mechanic position.

    If you are looking for a job and happen to be in Mercer County today, you may have missed a golden opportunity Earlier today (September 21, 2017), Bluestone-Southern Coal took applications and interviewed candidates at Bluefield State College's student life building. They currently looking to hire 25 employees. So far, around 2-3 openings have been filled, leaving 18 available for offroad truck operation and 5 for the mechanic position.

  • Princeton Fire to Receive Additional Bulletproof Vests

    Princeton Fire to Receive Additional Bulletproof Vests

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:55:10 GMT
    Like any fire department, the Princeton Fire Department has had its battles. But there have been times where the mission get too dangerous, prompting them to wear bulletproof vests. "I'd like to hope that we never have to use them," said Princeton firefighter Charlie Croy. "I also would like to hope that we'd never have another fire. But we both know that that's not going to happen." This armor protects firefighters from any foul play that they could encount...
    Like any fire department, the Princeton Fire Department has had its battles. But there have been times where the mission get too dangerous, prompting them to wear bulletproof vests. "I'd like to hope that we never have to use them," said Princeton firefighter Charlie Croy. "I also would like to hope that we'd never have another fire. But we both know that that's not going to happen." This armor protects firefighters from any foul play that they could encount...
  • Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraiser on June 30, 2016

    Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraiser on June 30, 2016

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 3:29 PM EDT2016-06-29 19:29:26 GMT

    WVNS-TV 59News is leading the way with coverage of the flooding which has devastated communities across southern West Virginia.  Those efforts continue with our Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraising drive on Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

    WVNS-TV 59News is leading the way with coverage of the flooding which has devastated communities across southern West Virginia.  Those efforts continue with our Flood Relief: Helping Our Neighbors fundraising drive on Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

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  • Ronceverte Wastewater Plant Construction, New Sewage Rates

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:26:14 GMT

    The construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roceverte is nearing completion.  This project was almost $24 million and $9 million was funded by a grant.

    The construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roceverte is nearing completion.  This project was almost $24 million and $9 million was funded by a grant.

  • Greenbrier County Sheriff recognized for supporting military employees

    Greenbrier County Sheriff recognized for supporting military employees

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:36:13 GMT
    Left to Right, Corrina Boggess ( Army Reserve Ambassador for WV), John Miller (ESGR State Chairman), Sheriff Sloan, Master Sergeant Charles Smith and Major General James HoyerLeft to Right, Corrina Boggess ( Army Reserve Ambassador for WV), John Miller (ESGR State Chairman), Sheriff Sloan, Master Sergeant Charles Smith and Major General James Hoyer

    As one member of the West Virginia National Guard returns from deployment and another heads off to Iraq, the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department is honored for supporting employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. As a part of the West Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program, Sheriff Bruce Sloan was honored with an Extraordinary Employer Support Award.  

    As one member of the West Virginia National Guard returns from deployment and another heads off to Iraq, the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department is honored for supporting employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. As a part of the West Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program, Sheriff Bruce Sloan was honored with an Extraordinary Employer Support Award.  

  • NEW DETAILS: 77 year old woman dies in Greenbrier County house fire

    NEW DETAILS: 77 year old woman dies in Greenbrier County house fire

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-09-22 14:12:03 GMT

    Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office tell 59 News at least one person has died in a house fire in Greenbrier County. 

    Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office tell 59 News at least one person has died in a house fire in Greenbrier County. 

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  • UPDATE: No chemicals found during HAZMAT threat in Danese

    UPDATE: No chemicals found during HAZMAT threat in Danese

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-09-26 03:12:15 GMT

    Emergency responders are advising people to avoid the area of Upper Plantation Road in Danese, WV on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. 

    Emergency responders are advising people to avoid the area of Upper Plantation Road in Danese, WV on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. 

  • Deputies looking for suspect who stole car, guns and medication from cancer patient

    UPDATE: Police arrest suspect who stole car, guns and medication from cancer patient

    UPDATE: Police arrest suspect who stole car, guns and medication from cancer patient

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:55:15 GMT

    FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fayette County Deputies are looking for a suspect after a homeowner says someone broke into their home and stole several items including their car.  The alleged theft happened at a home on Savannah Lane in Maham sometime Sunday or Monday.  The homeowner, Patricia Vandall, tells 59News she went out of town Sunday afternoon and came home Monday evening to her home ransacked.   Vandall said the thief stole guns, jewelry, money and medica...

    FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Fayette County Deputies are looking for a suspect after a homeowner says someone broke into their home and stole several items including their car.  The alleged theft happened at a home on Savannah Lane in Maham sometime Sunday or Monday.  The homeowner, Patricia Vandall, tells 59News she went out of town Sunday afternoon and came home Monday evening to her home ransacked.   Vandall said the thief stole guns, jewelry, money and medica...

  • Robert Kovack's Family speak Out

    Robert Kovack's Family speak Out

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:21:29 GMT

    The family of a missing Virginia Tech student is speaking out after remains that were found under the New River Gorge Bridge proved to be those of Robert Kovack. In a telephone interview the father of the victim said they are happy to have closure and can now move on. Kovack was reported missing back in 1998. Rangers at the National Park Service assisted  with the initial search efforts and the recovery of the body that was found in March of last year. spokeswoman...

    The family of a missing Virginia Tech student is speaking out after remains that were found under the New River Gorge Bridge proved to be those of Robert Kovack. In a telephone interview the father of the victim said they are happy to have closure and can now move on. Kovack was reported missing back in 1998. Rangers at the National Park Service assisted  with the initial search efforts and the recovery of the body that was found in March of last year. spokeswoman...

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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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  • North Korea says US has declared war

    North Korea says US has declared war

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:39:30 GMT

    North Korea's foreign minister said President Trump's latest statement was "a declaration of war" against his country.  

    North Korea's foreign minister said President Trump's latest statement was "a declaration of war" against his country.  

  • Applebee's in Beckley Closes

    Applebee's in Beckley Closes

    Monday, September 25 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-09-26 01:08:05 GMT

    A popular restaurant in Beckley has shut their doors. On Monday, September 25 customers were met with a "closed" sign at Applebee's on Harper Road. 

    A popular restaurant in Beckley has shut their doors. On Monday, September 25 customers were met with a "closed" sign at Applebee's on Harper Road. 

  • Virginia woman recovering from copperhead bite at restaurant

    Virginia woman recovering from copperhead bite at restaurant

    Virginia woman recovering from copperhead bite at restaurant

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:51:48 GMT
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    A Virginia woman is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake during a restaurant visit.   

    A Virginia woman is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake during a restaurant visit.   

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