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Eclipse watch party at Grandview

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There will be a free viewing part today (8/21) at the New River Gorge National River’s highest overlook.  Onlookers will meet at Grandview Visitor's Center. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed, and there will be free eclipse viewing glasses. 

Online reporting to help track spread of deer disease

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Wildlife officials in Kentucky say people can go online to report suspected cases of a disease in dead or dying deer.   

Newest Flood Memorial Honors Renick Woman

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Fourteen months seemed like yesterday. Inches of down-pouring rain swept away homes, shifting the mountainous landscape as we know it. Although the sights of that horrific day may still haunt everyone's minds, the memories of one victim are forever set in stone.  Today, August 20th, 2017, the memorial of flood victim Lisa Blankenship was dedicated at Renick Park in Greenbrier County. White Sulphur city council person Audrey Van Buren headed the memorial project in honor of...

Rainelle Army Reserve Unit Leaves Town for Deployment

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   About 50 soldiers from the Army Reserve Detachment in Rainelle left the small town Sunday Morning. 

Dick Gregory, Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dies at 84

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
    

Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan

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 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.     

Iconic TV Legend Dead at 91

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.     

Teachers in Raleigh County Get Solar Eclipse Glasses For Students

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Solar eclipse glasses have become a rare find. Stores all over the country have sold out and people are scrambling to find ways to watch the eclipse.  Last spring, 3 Stanaford Elementary School teachers applied for a grant through the WVU extension office. This grant allowed the them to receive free glasses for their students.  Shannon Wilkerson, told us, "I'm so happy that we applied for this grant and got it and the kids are so excited because this has never happened...

Stabbing Investigation Underway In Beckley

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Beckley Police responded to a stabbing situation along Kanawha Street. 

Bee Festival Buzzes Into Beckley

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Saturday is international honey bee day, and one local city creating quite the buzz with a new annual event. 

Welch Man Arrested For Drug Possession

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A search warrant leads to a drug arrest  for troopers in McDowell County. ready to be sold.  Gibson was released on a  $25,000 Bond.  

Midland Trail Ready to Make a Mark

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Success at the high school level can be determined by a multitude of factors. Size, strength, change of direction, mental strength, work ethic. But one factor only changes with time and time alone - age. Midland Trail third-year head coach Frank Isaacs only had to deal with 6 seniors graduating with two of them being starters, yet the youth of last year’s team was a setback that has set them up for a comeback. “When you got a bunch of 15 year olds playing on the foot...

President Trump Secures Funding For Flood Recovery

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     CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump has made federal funding available to help people in four West Virginia counties recover from severe flooding, landslides and mudslides.   

Fundraiser for 2 Year Old Grayson Fighting Cancer

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A  community in Raleigh county is joining in solidarity to show their support for a little boy fighting a rare form of cancer. Today dozens of people gathered at the Grandview Christian Church Picnic Shelter for a special fundraiser for little Grey son Reed.  He's only two years and is set to undergo more than 54 weeks of chemotherapy. The family was able to raise more than 300 hundred to help with Graysons medical bills.  Punkie Richmond, told us, "This communi...

Day of Hope in Beckley Brings Hope to The Community

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The Annual Day of Hope at the Beckley Raleigh Convention Center was held today. This was a chance for the community to come out and volunteer or enjoy all that was offered. Local businesses churches and community agencies have united to bring food and hope to southern West Virginia. This carnival-like event was free to the public, over thousands of people showed up. "We have 30 different faith based churches who've come together and 65 different organizations and companies have ...

Woman Missing Out of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, KY (WOWK) - A woman is reported missing out of Lexington, Kentucky. According to a release by the Martin County Sheriff's Department, Mary Parsons, 24, was last seen in the Lexington area of Kentucky. She is described as being 5'4" in height, weighs around 125 pounds, and has green eyes and long brown hair. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of this person, please contact the Martin County Sheriff's Department at 606-298-2828.

Two arrested for armed robbery in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people in connection to an armed robbery in Poca, WV. According to a criminal complaint, police arrested Nicholas Woodin, 26, of Nitro, and Markayla Stowers, 23, of St. Albans after receiving a report that they had robbed a man and stole his truck at gunpoint. Police say that were dispatched to the Manila Creek Road area after a man flagged down a vehicle and said he had been robbed. The v...

West Virginia medical marijuana program board set to meet

A board that will help develop a medical marijuana program in West Virginia is holding its first meeting.

Senator Joe Manchin Hosts Town Hall at State Fair

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You would think we were in the thick of election season by the scene in Fairlea on Friday, August 18.  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin hosted an old fashioned town hall  at the State Fair of West Virginia. 

Tamarack Glass Signing Event Given the Green

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The best of West Virginia just got even better. Tamarack announced the morning of August 17 (2017) that they will be hosting a special glass-signing event for the Blenko Glass Company. Collectors and fans of Blenko will get an opportunity to meet company CEO Walter Blenko and have him sign their products, antique or not. And according to the planning staff, this artistic opportunity is for the collectors to see the creators. "We want you to meet the makers. We have resident arti...

Fundraiser for 2 Year Old with Rare Cancer

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The community is coming together for a little boy in Raleigh County, fighting cancer. His name is Grayson Reed. Grayson is a 2 year old boy that's fighting a rare form of cancer that only effects 1 out of 5 children in the U.S. Justin Reed and Lindsay Baldwin Reed are the parents of young Grayson. Like any other couple that's just starting out with two young children, they live paycheck to paycheck. Now their son Grayson has been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of soft tis...

High school seniors under pressure Video included

High school seniors are under pressure as they prepare for their future High school seniors are under pressure as they prepare for their future
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The beginning of a new school year can be challenging for any student, but for high school seniors it brings a whole different level of stress. Seniors now have to worry about writing college essays, completing applications, studying for the ACTs, and staying on top of their regular school work.  Bluefield High School Senior, Lily Wright, said she feels pressure while trying to juggle her hectic schedule. "I feel like senior year is defined by dates and deadlines...

W.Va. Capitol Safety Rules Reinforced Ahead of Sunday Rally

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To ensure the safety and security of the West Virginia Capitol Complex and all who work and visit there, the Capitol Police is reminding everyone of the long-standing prohibition of weapons on the campus and in its buildings.

Bluefield College Officers Unique Classes in American Sign Language

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Bluefield College will offer instruction in Beginning American Sign Language this fall - a unique series of courses gaining significant popularity on campus and in the community and still the only two-year curriculum of college ASL classes being offered in the area. O

Interdisciplinary Real Estate Program Moves to Pamplin College at Virginia Tech

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To support its continued growth, the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate has become an academic unit in the Pamplin College of Business in collaboration with the Myers-Lawson School of Construction.

Eclipse Glasses Given Away at Shoney's with Meal Purchase

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As America prepares for Monday's total solar eclipse and its citizens seek the path of totality, all roads will lead to Shoney's as the iconic, All-American brand will treat its guests to free eclipse glasses and a free MoonPie with meal purchase while supplies last on August 21, 2017.

Horsepower takes over State Fair

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Horsepower is the name of the game at the State Fair of West Virginia. Friday was Draft Horse Day at the fair.  Hundreds people packed into the grandstands to see the lightweight and heavyweight classes pull the sled. This year's heavyweight winner is Bill Ealy of Mount Airy, North Carolina. His horses pulled 8,000 pounds more than eight feet Friday. Ealy said it takes a lot of patience and time to get horses ready for the State Fair.  "It means a great deal, ...

Hog Competition at the State Fair of West Virginia Video included

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There were some major attention hogs at the state fair of West Virginia.  It was a pig party with around 9 different hog breeds competing to be the top swine on the farm. Judges critique the hogs based by their appearance, weight and bone structure.  The hogs win awards based on all of those criteria. Competitors of all ages brought their prized pigs to show.  Emma Ballard, told us, "I started at age 8 in the open show division because my sister had been doing i...

Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

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 White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.  

'Let's Go!' meet the WVU mascot at State Fair

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The State Fair of West Virginia is known for its characters that walk around the fairgrounds but there is one mascot that is always a hit with the crowd. It's the WVU Mountaineer and he has ties to Southern West Virginia. Troy Clemons is a Greenbrier County native and has been the mountaineer mascot for more than a year. He said coming back to the fair brings back memories. "Being the same Mountaineer I looked up to as a kid, that's why I like to come back here,"...

Reward offered in White Sulphur Springs break-in case

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Deputies with the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Officer are investigating a pair of break-ins at homes in White Sulphur Springs.  

WVU awarded federal funding for acid mine drainage project

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The U.S. Energy Department has selected West Virginia University for the second phase of research in a project that would recover rare earth elements from coal mine drainage.

Information for the Beckley Day of Hope

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Hope is alive in southern West Virginia this weekend (8/18/17). 

Death toll rises in Barcelona terror attack

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Catalan authorities say a woman injured in an attack in a popular seaside town south of Barcelona has died.     

Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee with soap

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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers' coffee with Windex and dish soap.      Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling.      She pleaded guilty in February to adulteration of food with intent to injure. 

Drug company Mylan to pay $465 million in EpiPen settlement

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(WWLP) – The pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens has agreed to pay millions of dollars to resolve allegations it misclassified its brand name drug and underpaid Medicaid rebates. According to a release sent to 22News by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. finalized the $465 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday. The company is accused of violating the False Claims Act by knowingly misclassifying EpiPens as...

3-year-old boy died of methadone overdose

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Methadone is used to help wean people off heroin.

Students in Summers County painting their own parking spots

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Summers County high school is starting something new this year and it all has to deal with individual creativity. Some  students decided they wanted to design their own parking spaces at the high school. Designs vary from space to space but the students took this very serious. 

Oak Hill woman with Alzheimer's is found

MISSING: Beverly Blevins MISSING: Beverly Blevins
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A silver alert was issued on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after an Oak Hill woman who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease is reported missing.  

Honey Festival has Beckley Buzzing

First ever Honey Festival is coming to Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine First ever Honey Festival is coming to Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and the Raleigh County Beekeepers Cooperative Association teamed up for the first Honey Festival. The festival starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 19th, at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Coal Miners were known for keeping bees and harvesting honey. Director of Beckley Parks and Recreation, Leslie Baker, said this festival is a way to promote and remember the beekeeping heritage of West Virginia. "We think that it'll interest those that  ha...

Chuck Mathena Center joins hidden rock movement

Look out for hidden rocks by the Chuck Mathena Center! Look out for hidden rocks by the Chuck Mathena Center!
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The Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton joined the hidden rock phenomenon to promote their upcoming shows. The performing arts center hid eleven rocks across Mercer County, and each rock is painted to represent a specific show. The person who finds one of these rocks will win a free ticket. The CMC Executive Director, Candace Wilson, started this contest as a way to spread positivity and get the public excited about their upcoming performances. "We just wanted to put ou...

Donations to Virginia Tech Top $162 Million

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Tens of thousands of generous donors combined to make $162.28 million in new gifts and commitments to Virginia Tech this past fiscal year - a 62 percent surge in giving compared to the previous year and more than double what was raised just two years earlier.

Iraqi, Saudi Governments Honor Language and Culture Institute Faculty

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Two Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute faculty members were recently honored by the governments of Iraq and Saudi Arabia for their efforts to help students from those countries. ...

WV Lottery unveils new building at State Fair

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People at the State Fair of West Virginia are hoping to strike it rich. Saturday's $510 million Powerball jackpot is one of the top ten largest drawings in Powerball history.  Hundreds of people have packed into the new-and-improved WV Lottery Building at the State Fair, buying Powerball, MegaMillions and scratch-off tickets. "Each year, the State Fair actually becomes our largest retailer in the entire state for the month of August in just 10 days of sales," ...

Best Kept Secret of the State Fair: Solar Eclipse Glasses!

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The best kept secret at the State Fair of West Virginia has to be a science exhibit in the 4H building! Why? Because you get free solar eclipse glasses! To claim your shades, though, you'll first have to complete a hands-on science project. 

UPDATE: Harley Mullins found safe Video included

Missing: Harley Mullins.  He was last seen leaving his grandmother's home in Lindside, WV on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 Missing: Harley Mullins. He was last seen leaving his grandmother's home in Lindside, WV on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
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Investigators in Monroe County are searching for a man who has been missing for nearly 48 hours.  Harley E. Mullins was last seen on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 when he left his grandmother's house in Lindside, WV.

Military honored at State Fair of West Virginia

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People who served our country are being honored at the State Fair of West Virginia.  Thursday, Aug. 17 is Military Day at the fair. All day Veterans, with Military or Veteran ID, can come to the fair for $6.  Officials with the West Virginia Army National Guard said it's nice to have support from fair-goers.  "It's very important and gratifying to know the support we have from our local community," WV Army National Guard Sgt. Josh Higginbotham, sa...

Former Mount Olive Corrections Officer arrested

Toby Stover is a former Lieutenant at Mount Olive Correctional Center who is facing charges of aiding inmates and bribery. Toby Stover is a former Lieutenant at Mount Olive Correctional Center who is facing charges of aiding inmates and bribery.
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A Beckley man who worked at Mount Olive Correctional Center in Fayette County is facing more than a dozen charges of bribery and aiding inmates. 

Fatal DUI accident in Wyoming County

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Deputies with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department were called to the scene of a fatal accident on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

What kind of society do you want to live in?": Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing

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With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland. 

Woman finds needle in fast-food hamburger

Officials in Kentucky are investigating a McDonald's after a woman reported finding a needle tip in her hamburger.

Woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone in parent pick-up line at middle school

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida woman is facing drug charges after police caught her snorting cocaine off her iPhone in a Lee County middle school parent pick-up line. A school resource officer says he was on the second floor of Lexington Middle School in Fort Meyers when he spotted 39-year-old Christina Hester in her car in the parent pick-up line, chopping a white powdery substance on her iPhone screen with a credit card. He says he then saw Hester take a cut straw a...

Ex-principal in Kentucky pleads guilty in child porn case

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A former Kentucky high school principal has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Hypnotist show at the State Fair is a crowd favorite Video included

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If you've ever wondered what it's like to be hypnotized, believe it or not, you can find out at the State Fair of West Virginia. The hypnotist show does not disappoint! 

Despite reservations, kids still enjoy rides at State Fair

There is a ride for everyone at the State Fair of West Virginia There is a ride for everyone at the State Fair of West Virginia
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Rides are a staple at the State Fair of West Virginia. From the "Stinger" to the Ferris Wheel, there is a total of 49 rides for all fair-goers to experience. One fair-goer, Mason Kirby-Warner, loves white-knuckles rides, but was nervous about hopping on a ride similar to the one that failed at the Ohio State Fair. "I'm just scared of what happened in Ohio. I didn't want that to happen here, so I was just cautious about that," said Warner. But...

97-year-old hasn't missed a State Fair

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You may think you've been going to the State Fair of West Virginia a long time, but on Greenbrier County woman said she's never missed one!  On Wednesday, August 16, we met Kathleen Morgan, who is 97-years-old, and she said she hasn't missed a State Fair! 

Day of Hope will take place in Beckley August 19th Video included

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The 6th annual Day of Hope will take place in Beckley, Saturday August 19th. A day full of fun that has hundreds of people coming together to give back to Southern West Virginia. It takes nearly 3 months to plan an event like this. This is a free event that will feature activities for people of all ages. 

Raleigh County First Day of School Video included

Mercer County went back to school Thursday, August 10th. Mercer County went back to school Thursday, August 10th.
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Summer has come to an end and the 2017-2018 School Year for Raleigh County has begun. Faculty and Staff spent weeks preparing for the students arrival.  New and old students made their way into classrooms to begin a fresh new start.  Penny Carrico, told us, "Well every first day of school is exciting it allows a chance for new challenges and to celebrate new successes it's just a fresh opportunity to set new goals and to work towards those and work towards school ...

Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Plans Aggressive Growth

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The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech ( Apex CIE ) plans to grow rapidly over the next three years to serve more students and achieve a national ranking.

Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to Hold Retreat August 19, 2017

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The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold a retreat on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Virginia Tech Research Center.

Drug round up begins in Fayette County

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Fayette County Deputies and officers with the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force fanned out across the county on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 to round up suspected drug dealers.  

Monroe County Sheriff to resign in September Video included

Monroe County Sheriff Sean Crosier to resign on Sept. 4, 2017 Monroe County Sheriff Sean Crosier to resign on Sept. 4, 2017
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The Monroe County Commission received a letter from Sheriff Sean Crosier announcing his intent to resign on Sept. 4, 2017.  

Crews respond to gas well fire in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Crews are responding to an active gas well fire in Kanawha County this evening. Dispatchers say it happened near Kelley's Creek Road in Mammoth.  No injuries have been reported at this time. Cedar Grove and Glasgow Fire Departments are on the scene.

Cabell county Schools to Allow Students Out Early for Eclipse

Students in at least one West Virginia county will be allowed to get out of school early to watch next week's solar eclipse.

Teenage boy electrocuted while climbing transmission tower

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say an Ohio teenager was electrocuted and fell about 30 feet (9.14 meters) to the ground after climbing a transmission tower supporting high-voltage power lines.     

Koala named Katherine from LA welcomed at Florida zoo

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida zoo is welcoming a female koala from the Los Angeles Zoo.      Palm Beach Zoo curator Nancy Nill said in a news report that Katherine the koala is part of the Species Survival Plan. She made her coast-to-coast journey on a commercial flight and will be quarantined for 30 days, which is mandatory for all incoming animals at the West Palm Beach zoo.      Nill says the quarantine will take place in an area that's adjace...

Daniel Craig delays specter of retirement as James Bond

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LONDON (AP) - Daniel Craig has delayed the specter of retirement as 007.      The British actor has confirmed, as widely expected, that he'll play James Bond in the franchise's next film, due out in 2019.     

One Person Transported to Hospital After Running into Bus with Bike

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - One person has been transported to the hospital after running their bike into a KRT bus. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of Washington Street West. A person was riding their bike when the bike struck a KRT bus from the rear. That person was transported to the hospital with a head injury. Charleston Fire and EMS responded to the scene. We will provide more information to this story as soon as we receive it.

Man Wanted After Armed Robbery at Kanawha County Residence

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A man is wanted after an armed robbery at a residence in Kanawha County. The armed robbery was reported on the 100 block of Marshall Avenue in Institute at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to dispatchers, the home was robbed by a suspect described as a black male wearing a white shirt. The suspect did brandish a weapon during the burglary. It is not known what was taken during the robbery. No injuries were reported. The male suspect reportedly fled ...

Governor Justice Names New Chief of Staff; He's Senator Mike Hall

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Republican State Senator Mike Hall will be the New Chief of Staff for Governor Justice. Hall replaces Democrat Nick Casey who was fired by the Governor Monday. Hall is well-respected and liked on both sides of the aisle. He's served in the House and Senate nearly 23 years; and currently chairs the Senate Finance Committee. His only loss was a race for state Treasurer five years ago. State Sen. Mitch Carmichael, (R) Senate President "He has a great relationship with the Legislatu...

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

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A lawsuit claims a woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.

Rainelle student serves as Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture

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One lucky student from Rainelle was chosen as the Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture for the Day at the State Fair of West Virginia on Tuesday, August 15. And she's only nine years old! 

WV funding announced for 3 drug treatment sites

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The state said the funding supports recommendations from the Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse.

Quilt tradition continues at State Fair

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From baked goods to quilts, there are a lot of West Virginia-made products to see at the State Fair of West Virginia! The display of needlework in the West Virginia building is always a favorite! 

Triple A gives driving tips during solar eclipse

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The 'Eclipse-Across-America' is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will be here before we know it. we're less than one week away and Triple A retail office manager, Kathy Combs has some tips to keep in mind while on the road. 

Marshall University students moving in, welcome week kicks off

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Classes start on Monday, Aug. 21.

Family’s pit bulls save young children from venomous copperhead snake

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Being a hero is often about timing – being in the right place at the right time. It is about knowing when to act, what to do and how to save the day without hesitation.

Vice President Pence To Visit The Greenbrier

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Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a visit to the Mountain State at the end of the month. According to a spokesperson for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Vice President Pence will be addressing the Annual Meeting and Business Summit for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on August 30th at the Greenbrier  The West Virginia Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Summit is the largest gathering of business, industry, financial, and political leaders from aro...

Senior Citizen Day at the State Fair of WV

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Tuesday (8/15) was senior citizen day at the State Fair of West Virginia.

Sweet Treats at the State Fair

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The State Fair of West Virginia has no shortage of fun for the entire family. 

Cakes galore at the State Fair

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There's plenty of food to eat at the fair, but there is some delicious treats you can't touch! The cakes on display are judged by a team of more than a dozen judges. 

Grandview to host solar eclipse program

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The National Park Service is hosting a solar eclipse viewing at Grandview on Monday, August 21st. There will be activities for both kids and adults to enjoy while they wait for this once in a lifetime event.  Interpretive Park Ranger, Molly Williams, said park ranger are prepared to make this a fun and safe event. "Its very important you do not look at the sun during the eclipse. We will have the appropriate eyewear for folks if you'd like to join us. W...

Princeton's plan to curb stray cat population

Princeton passed an ordinance which will limit the number of cats per household to four. Princeton passed an ordinance which will limit the number of cats per household to four.
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The City of Princeton passed an ordinance on August 14th that plans to curb the city's feral cat population.  According to Princeton City Manager, Kenneth Clay, there are several elements to this new law. The ordinance limits the number of cats per household to four and allows for people to complain about bothersome cats. "A nuisance provision to respond to complaints for excessive squalling or visitation in flower beds," said Clay. The ordinance also requi...

4-H Club keeps State Fair traditions alive

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The heart and soul of the State Fair is the agriculture and one club is keeping that tradition alive. Inside the Cecil Underwood Building is the West Virginia 4-H Club. 

Home evacuated in Oak Hill after explosion

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Firefighters were called to the scene of an explosion in Oak Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  It happened at around 3 p.m. at a house on Valley Street.   Emergency responders said that a man was diluting chlorine with water and that was what led to what is being called a minor explosion.  There were three people in the house at the time.  The 44-year-old man had to be taken to Plateau Medical Center for treatment of minor burns and chlorine inhalation.  His n...

West Virginia Craft Beer Week Begins

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The third annual West Virginia Craft Beer Week runs August 12-19.

Mine accident reported near Kimball

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Dispatchers confirm an accident at a McDowell County mine Monday afternoon (8/14/17). One person was taken to the hospital. No word on injuries at this time. It happened around 2:10 p.m.  Kimball Volunteer Fire Department and Jan Care responded to the scene.

Using Theater Exercises to Improve Communication

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Can theater exercises help with communication?   Theater professor Patty Raun says they can. 

1st Meeting of West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Wednesday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health will hold the first meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board tomorrow.

Pedestrian hit in Beckley Video included

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According to dispatchers a pedestrian was hit by a car in Beckley early Tuesday morning (8/15/17). It happened around 3:20 a.m. on Harper Road. One person was transported to the hospital, but theirs no detail on their injuries at this time. 

iScholars Learn Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the National Capital Region

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iScholars are selected from a highly competitive pool of Virginia Tech undergraduates from all seven colleges and represent a broad variety of disciplines.

4-H Distributing 50,000 Books Donated by Molina Foundation with Virginia Tech

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Arrangements for the grant delivery were made in close partnership with Extension program administrators at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Beckley sex offender wanted for failing to register

Convicted sex offender Paul David Sartin is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.  Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of West Virginia Convicted sex offender Paul David Sartin is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of West Virginia
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Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are asking for help from the public to find a convicted sex offender.  Paul David Sartin is wanted on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.   

NEW DETAILS: Arrest made in Route 19 police chase

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An accident in Hilltop on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 leads to a police chase which ended in another accident.  It began at around 6:30 p.m. when Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a four car accident at the intersection of Route 16 and Route 19.  

Scammer from North Carolina targets elderly in WV

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Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are warning people in the Mountain State about a new scam.  Investigators said they have received several phone calls from potential victims. 

UPDATE: Names released in Fatal Accident on Route 219 Video included

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Emergency responders are on the scene of an accident which has closed down a major road connecting Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties.  

If you're a fan of pork, there's a State Fair booth for you

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If you're a fan of pork, you have to stop by Greenbrier East High School's FFA stand and get a new dish called the "Pig Out."  

Family returns home to find blood splatter after pet dog attacks intruder

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A family recently opened their door to find a scene from a horror film. There was blood covering the walls and floors of their home. The family said there have been several break-ins recently in their neighborhood where they live.

SUV carrying grill blows up when woman lights cigarette

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A woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion of a propane barbeque grill being transported in her SUV.

Sweet treat at the State Fair is unique and affordable

Photo Courtesy: State Fair of West Virginia Facebook page Photo Courtesy: State Fair of West Virginia Facebook page
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A favorite food item at the State Fair of West Virginia is Ben Ellen Donuts. People wait all year to eat this delicious treat. 

3-year-old Ohio kid found under pile of trash in running car, dad arrested

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An Ohio man was arrested Sunday after police say a three-year-old was found in the back seat of a running vehicle, under a pile of debris that was pulled from a dumpster.

Mitchell Stadium preparing for Friday Night Lights

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With football season quickly approaching we are less than two weeks away from the Bluefield-Graham rivalry on August 25th, and preparations are already underway for the big night. The Bluefield public works department along with the Recovery Point Four Seasons spent today cleaning up Mitchell stadium. And it wasn't easy work, it took a team of 40 people to get the stadium ready for the upcoming season. 

WVSOM Teddy Bear Clinic is big hit at State Fair

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Even though food is a big attraction at the State Fair, staying healthy is also important. For more than 30 years the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has had a clinic inside the grandstands.

Disaster declaration sought for 12 West Virginia counties

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is seeking a federal disaster declaration for a dozen counties hit by flooding last month.

Nick Casey out as Justice chief of staff in West Virginia

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says Nick Casey is no longer his chief of staff.

Animal control officer impersonator in Mercer County

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People in Mercer County are on edge after a man is allegedaly posing as an animal control officer and taking people's pets without certifications. The Mercer County Sheriff's Department and Mercer County Animal Shelter are working together to try and catch the impersonator. Neither the animal shelter nor the sheriff's department have a name for the person impersonating an animal control officer.

Repeat offender for animal cruelty arrested again

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A man who was arrested in March for animal cruelty faces additional charges.  Thomas Seth Sedlock, 35, of Fayetteville, WV was arrested on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

Tips to staying safe on the water

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In light of the drowning that occurred in the New River on August 11, 2017, law enforcement has urged boaters to be extra cautious when out on the water. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said everyone on the boat must have a life jacket that fits properly. According to WV Natural Resource Police Officer, Captain W. W. Brogan III, the most common reason drownings occur is because people do not wear PFDs, or personal flotation devices. "It's ver...

WV Attorney General cautions college students on ID Theft

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The fourth annual Off to College Consumer Protection Week is under way in West Virginia.  As a part of the event, the West Virginia Attorney General is offering some advice to students who are headed back to class this fall.  

Beckley Police search for suspect in ID theft investigation

This woman is wanted for questioning in connection with an ID Theft investigation in Beckley.  Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of WV at 304-255-STOP. This woman is wanted for questioning in connection with an ID Theft investigation in Beckley. Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of WV at 304-255-STOP.
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Detectives with the Beckley Police Department are asking for help from the community to find a suspect in an ID theft investigation.

SpaceX set for supply run to space station on Monday

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The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Monday to carry supplies to the International Space Station kicks off an exceptionally busy few weeks in space, with a Russian spacewalk on tap Thursday, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 flight Friday, the 40th anniversary of the Voyager program's first launch on Sunday and a coast-to-coast solar eclipse the next day. SpaceX plans another launch, this one from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on August 24 to boost an Earth observation...

WVU Tech Welcomes New Students in Beckley Video included

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It is certainly that time of year when students all across the country are heading back to school. For one university, it is the first of many to come. Starting today (August 13, 2017), W.V.U. Tech welcomed their new students to their first year at the new Beckley campus. Orientation, which runs through Tuesday, has them moving in, finding their classes, accessing campus resources, and learning about making good choices in college. So far, students are loving the thriving ...

Structure Fire in Fairdale

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Raleigh County 911 Dispatchers told 59 News that there is a structure fire in Fairdale just before 11 P.M.

WVCDL one organization at State Fair

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Many organizations are represented this week at the State Fair. One of those is the West Virginia Citizen's Defense League.  The WVCDL is a 2nd amendment rights activist group. The group seeks to lobby the legislature and advance a pro-gun platform through the West Virginia legislature as well. Members pay a yearly due of $25, all money goes straight towards the cause. All members volunteer and connect virtually through Facebook. 

Car show at the State Fair Video included

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Those with a love for automobiles got the chance to take part in the 4th annual car show at the State Fair of West Virginia on August 13th. Cars of all models and colors could be seen at the car show. Owners got the chance to show off their vehicles and talk about one of their favorite things, cars. Car show participant David Harris says he always looks forward to this event.

Farm to Table interactive activity at State Fair

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The State Fair of West Virginia offers something for people of all ages. One attraction kids enjoy is the Farm to Table exhibit. Farm to Table is a  stimulation program run by the Greenbrier East Cross Country Team as a fundraiser. This is an attraction to teach kids of all ages how to raise their own crops and animals. The activity begins with kids planting their own seeds for crops to grow. 

Charlottesville Hospital Says Patients are Recovering

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A Charlottesville hospital said many of the patients injured after a car drove into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally are improving. 

Friends and Family Mourn the Loss of VA State Troopers

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Friends and family are mourning the death of a protester and two Virginia state troopers who died Saturday in Charlottesville, 

NY Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Mom, Sister, 3rd Woman

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A man accused of bludgeoning his mother, sister and another woman in a deadly hammer attack on New York's Long Island has pleaded not guilty to murder. 

Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in Miami

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A Miami police officer fatally shot a man who authorities said had stabbed a woman.      

Troopers: Woman Tries to Run Over Ex-Boyfriend Video included

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West Virginia State Police respond to a violent domestic disturbance in McDowell County.

Wanted Greenbrier County Man Arrested on Burglary Charges Video included

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A Greenbrier County man wanted on charges for burglaries in Lewisburg has been caught.

West Virginia group to call for removing Confederate statue

West Virginia residents are planning to gather at a statue of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on the grounds of the state Capitol in Charleston and call for its removal.

Two Homes Catch Fire in Wyoming County Video included

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Wyoming County 911 Dispatchers confirm to 59 News that two houses burnt down next to each other in Wyoming County Saturday morning (8/13). 

VSP Makes Arrests in Connection With Violent Protests

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As of 10 p.m.,on Saturday (8/12) Virginia State Police have made three arrests related to the planned rally at Emancipation Park and the continued unrest following the declaration of an unlawful assembly. 

A Kentucky Mayor Pushes to Remove 2 Confederate Statues

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The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, says after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, he is taking the steps to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. 

President Donald Trump Blames "Many Sides" For Violent Clashes

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President Donald Trump is blaming "many sides" for the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Virginia. 

WVU's Campaign Raises $1.125 Billion

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West Virginia University's major fundraising campaign has reached $1.125 billion with six months to go. 

WV Governor Family's Coal Firm Sues Regulators

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A coal company run by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's family has filed lawsuits blaming two Kentucky regulators for the company's reclamation delays that could result in $4.5 million in fines. 

Fire Destroys Historic Bridge in Barbour County

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Just before 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night (8/10), a 911 call alerted emergency crews to two fires one on Carrollton Road and one on Buckhannon River Road near Volga in Barbour County. 

UPDATE: Two Troopers Die in Helicopter Crash Have Been Identified

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A helicopter crashed Saturday (8/12) in Albermale County, Virginia, near the city of Charlottesville, where a violent white nationalist rally was taking place.

4H youth recognized at State Fair

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On Saturday, August 12th the State Fair recognized 4H youth today from all over the Mountain State. 56 youth from 9-21 years old were recognized as state winners at the 4H recognition of youth event. 13 counties from West Virginia were represented. This year the ceremony recognized all 4H and FFA categories. The purpose of the ceremony is to give these kids a pat on the back for all  of their achievements.  

Driver Overdosing On Heroin Crashes Into Funeral Procession

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Huntington Police Chief, Joe Ciccarelli told our sister station WOWK-TV that a driver crashed into a funeral procession. 

Inmate Escapes While On Work Furlough

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Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down Michael Burton who escaped from of Charleston, West Virginia.

Cattle competition one of many things at State Fair

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Showing cattle in competitions isn't as easy as it may seem. In fact, preparing the cattle for show is a daily task. Olivia McHale is one of many competitors this year and she knows exactly what it takes to impress the judges. "It's an everyday thing. It's not just the night before a show you relax. It's everyday you're working to prepare for a show," said McHale. Olivia has been showing cows since she was just five years old. 

14-year-old Accused of Two Fatal Shootings in SC

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A 14-year-old South Carolina boy has been accused in two separate fatal shootings last month. 

Oklahoma Police Officer Accused of Shooting Daughter's Boyfriend

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A white former Oklahoma police officer facing a fourth trial in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. 

Britney Spears Donates to Louisiana Flood Victims

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Pop star Britney Spears is donating some of her Las Vegas show ticket sales to Louisiana schools for flood recovery. 

GOP Sen. Cory Gardner Urges Trump to Call Charlottesville Crash Terrorism

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A top Republican senator called out President Trump on Twitter Saturday, after Mr. Trump declined to condemn white nationalists when violence at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia left one person dead and 34 others injured. 

1 dead, 19 injured after car plows into protesters in Charlottesville

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One person was killed and 19 others were injured Saturday (8/12) when a car plowed into a group of protesters in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, hours after police broke up violent confrontations ahead of a scheduled rally of white nationalists.

Princeton Rescue Squad Breaks Ground On Educational Facility

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The Princeton Rescue Squad is looking forward to expanding its headquarters.  This week the emergency ambulance service broke ground on a state of the art education facility.  "We are really excited here at the squad I think this is the future of EMS In Mercer County and I think it's the future of Princeton rescue" CEO Stacey Hicks said. The facility is set to replace their current training center with more than 10,000 square feet of space.  Equipped wi...

Lilly Reunions Brings Thousands To Flat Top

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 One of the biggest family reunions in the nation is under way in Flat Top   The annual Lilly Reunion started in 1929.The fun kicked off this weekend at the Lilly Reunion Grounds.     Each year, more than a thousand people attend the reunion that features a variety of activities and events such live music, games, food and of course an opportunity to enjoy each others company.  "We try to promote family that's one of our main reasons and you know ke...

Texas Protest Against the Border Wall

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Hundreds of people marched in South Texas toward the Rio Grande to oppose the wall the U.S. government wants to build on the river separating Texas and Mexico. 

President Trump Tweets About Violence in VA

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President Donald Trump tweeted about the violence that has erupted amid a white supremacist march in Virginia.

Violent Protests Break Out at White Nationalist Rally in VA

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Hundreds of people are facing off in Charlottesville ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the Virginia city's downtown.

Rebel yell: Southern nationalists again crying 'secede'

Some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederacy tried and failed to achieve in the 1860s: secession from the Union.

WV Man Killed After Being Struck by Flying Tire While Repairing Vehicle

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WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - A man was killed after a wheel from a utility trailer struck him while he repaired his vehicle on an interstate. On Thursday at around 6:30 p.m., West Virginia State Police responded to a traffic incident on Interstate 79, near the 133 mile marker, northbound. A 56-year-old male was repairing his vehicle along the roadside when a wheel from an unknown utility trailer traveling north came off the vehicle and struck the male. The victim died as a result of...

Lawmakers want federal measure to end ‘lunch shaming’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR/WKBN) – Some lawmakers in Washington want to ban “lunch shaming” in schools across the nation. The bipartisan bill would make it illegal to publicly shame students who can’t afford to pay for lunch or have outstanding school lunch balances. New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich said it must stop. “Don’t single out these kids and give them a lunch that is inferior to send a message that they are somehow different,” he ...

Mercer County man arrested on 150 charges related to sexual abuse

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A man accused of sexually assaulting two victims for years is arrested in Mercer County. Bobby Smith is facing 150 charges related to sexual abuse, including 30 each of First degree sexual assault and sexual abuse resulting in injury.       

Perseid meteor shower ‘warm-up act’ for this month’s eclipse

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Consider this weekend’s Perseid meteor shower an opening act for the total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017.

Tahim Simmons accepts plea deal on murder charges

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A Raleigh County man accused of murder makes a plea deal on Friday, August 11. Tahim Simmons is accused of murdering Calvin Carlisle in August of 2016. 

Veterans Memorial at State Fair Moves Attendees, Servicemen

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While the State Fair of West Virginia does have its opportunities for fun with family and friends, there is always time for reflection and remembrance. 2017 marks the fourth straight state fair appearance for the West Virginia Vietnam Veterans Mobile Wall, a memorial where attendees can look upon the names of West Virginian soldiers who have gone missing in action or died from combat in the Vietnam War. This comes from a joint effort of the West Vir...

Sex trafficking still being targeted by lawmakers at home and in D.C.

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Lawmakers in Ohio are well aware that sex trafficking is a problem in the state, and have made great strides in curbing as much of it as they can.

West Virginia Building Essential to Fair's Success

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Aside from the food and rides, there are countless contests, auctions, and corporate booths at and you can find all of that under one roof. 

Mercer County Pastor Facing Embezzlement Charges

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A former Mercer County pastor is facing embezzlement charges. According to a criminal complaint, Christopher Stansell is charged with taking more than $10,000 from First Christian Church in Princeton. 

Rafael Herrera enters guilty plea for wrong way deadly crash

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Two-and-a-half years after Rafael Herrera turned around at the Ghent tollbooth and killed a woman in a crash, a plea agreement was reached. 

Teachers who dragged, carried autistic boy won't be charged

Two Ohio kindergarten teachers seen on video carrying an autistic boy down hallways and dragging him on the floor by an ankle won't be criminally charged.

Florida Woman Appeared in Court in Pocahontas County

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A Florida woman appeared in court on charges of attempting to conceal a dead body in Pocahontas County. Erica Newsome appeared for her preliminary hearing today. Her bond was kept at $50,000 or surety.  State police say, Newsome crashed her car near Route 250 Sunday morning- and that's when she allegedly tried to hide the body of her 11 year-old daughter.  Troopers tell us Newsome was heading from Florida to Buffalo, New York where the child's father lives. "The Magis...

Remembering Jeanette Walls

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The movie, The Glass Castle, opened in theaters Friday (8/11) and featured a small town in Southern West Virginia. The Glass Castle tells the story of Jeanette Walls, a bestselling author and journalist. Walls spent most of her adolescent life in her father's hometown of Welch. The book portrays her struggles growing up and how she made the most of the cards she was dealt. Childhood friends described her as intelligent and kind-hearted, with a vibrant personality....

Crab Orchard man killed in motorcycle accident

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Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle on Aug. 11, 2017. 

Oak Hill woman drowns on New River

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A boat trip on the New River ended in tragedy on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. 

Patriot Tour stops in Princeton, WV

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A group of veterans is paying tribute to all those who have served in the armed forces.  The organization Nation of Patriots is holding their annual Patriot Tour.  It takes an American Flag through everyone of the 48 contiguous states.   

Fire in Bluefield sends two people to the hospital

2112 Princeton Ave. caught fire on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 2112 Princeton Ave. caught fire on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
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Crews from the Bluefield Fire Department were called to the scene of a house fire during the morning hours of Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  It happened at 2112 Princeton Ave.  It was put out by 10 a.m.   

High speed chase crosses county lines

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A simple traffic stop turns into a chase that reached speeds of more than 90 MPH.  Deputies in Wyoming County were attempting to stop Cody Thomas, 26, of Mullens at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. 

Man tries to escape after arrest in burglary case

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The Wyoming County Sheriff's Department was called to Oceana area on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 over a burglary case. 

Rainelle woman faces more than 100 fraud charges

Suspect: Joyce Lusk faces 160 fraud charges for allegedly stealing from an elderly person under her care. Suspect: Joyce Lusk faces 160 fraud charges for allegedly stealing from an elderly person under her care.
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Police in Rainelle arrested a women who is accused of stealing from an elderly patient.  Joyce Lusk was the caregiver for the victim.

West Virginia attorney general urges credit card protections

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's attorney general issued guidelines for gas stations and convenience stores across aimed at preventing skimming credit and debit card information.    

IHOP and Applebee's closing over 100 restaurants

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DineEquity (DIN) said Thursday that it will close more than 100 Applebee locations and up to 25 IHOPs this year as the struggling restaurant company seeks to cut costs.  DineEquity will close at least 20 IHOP locations, though globally it plans to open more such restaurants. The company also announced the appointment of Steve Joyce as its new CEO -- he was formerly chief executive of Choice Hotels since June 2008. "We are investing in the empowerment of our brands by impro...

Police searching for two men in connection to Best Buy larceny

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The South Charleston Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding two men who were caught on surveillance footage. Police say the two men are suspects in a larceny investigation involving Best Buy in South Charleston.  They were spotted arriving in a red, 4-door Dodge Neon and later returned to the store in a white Ford Contour. If you have any information regarding the identity of the subjects, you're asked to contact the South Ch...

Hospital laundry worker earns praise for returning $9,100

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A worker at a Rhode Island hospital is earning praise for what he did with money that was literally laundered. Steven Ledo, a 19-year employee of The Miriam Hospital in Providence, was working the laundry room last month when he noticed $50 and $100 bills billowing out of an open dryer. He gathered up $9,100 in all and turned it over to administrators, who made sure it was returned to an unnamed patient. He tells The Providence Journal that ke...

Fire Crews Battle Fire in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Fire crews are on scene battling a house fire in Charleston. The fire was reported on the 900 block of Carte Street in Charleston just after 9 p.m. Thursday.  Dispatchers say that when fire crews arrived, the house was fully-engulfed. There is no word on whether there were any injuries at this time. Charleston Fire responded to the blaze. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

How to Protect your Kids from Lice as School Starts

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Jordan is about to start his first year in Pre-K, and he is excited about the new experiences awaiting him. But Mom Corena Maiden has a little anxiety after visiting her son's new classroom.

Trump declares opioid crisis a 'national emergency'

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President Donald Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a "national emergency."

Chip in credit cards can fall out, be removed and stolen

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You know those new chip credit or debit cards you’re using because they’re supposed to be “safer than the old ones?” Here is a new warning for you about a potential flaw with them.

McDonald's now open in White Sulphur Springs

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It's been nearly 14 months since McDonald's in White Sulphur Springs has opened it's doors. But today was a grand opening and a celebration as the franchise opened to the public once again. This McDonald's was affected by the flood in June of 2016. After a lot of hard work and planning it can finally provide service to the community. The new and improved fast-food restaurant will feature touch-screen kiosks for ordering, as well as table service.

Disease Reported in Eastern Kentucky Deer

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Small outbreaks of the disease have also have been reported in Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia.

Mother and Daughter arrested on Embezzlement charges

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Two women  from Bluefield are facing embezzlement charges after allegedly taking more than $1 Million from a local business.

Wanted woman on the run after accident near Oak Hill

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Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the passenger of a vehicle that was involved in an accident on Route 19.

GUILTY: Man enters plea in death of 5-month-old child

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A plea hearing was held in Raleigh County on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 in front of Judge Robert Burnside.  Andrew Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of Gross Child Neglect Creating a Significant Risk of Serious Bodily Injury or Death. 

Victim in Alderson drowning investigation identified

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Emergency responders were called to the scene of a possible drowning in the area of Alderson, WV on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.  Crews from the Alderson Fire Department and Alderson Police Department were called out at around 2:51 p.m.  

Mercer County Drug Treatment Facility to Receive Funding

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) today announced $1.6 million in funding for three substance abuse disorder programs across the state. 

60 Arizona Elk Come to West Virginia in 2018

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has partnered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to bring 60 elk to the Mountain State. 

Academic Council Backs Virginia Tech's Vision with 100 Percent Giving

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Virginia Tech Academic Council members have gone beyond working with President Tim Sands to chart the university's future.  

Concord University Beginning New Academic Year with Freshman Convocation

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Concord University will mark the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with a Freshman Convocation on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.  

Athens-Concord Town Social Announces 2017 Award Recipients

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Award recipients that will be honored at the upcoming Athens-Concord Town Social are being announced by the event's planning committee. 

Traffic and ticket information for State Fair of WV

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The State Fair opens tomorrow and heavy traffic is to be expected. The Lewisburg Police Department will be handling the traffic through Lewisburg.   Officers will be directing traffic at all major intersections. 

SUV rolls down 100-foot hill with tot alone inside

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VANDERGRIFT, Pa. -- Pennsylvania police say a 2-year-old boy "was happy as could be" and wasn't injured after he and an SUV rolled down a 100-foot-high hill. Vandergrift police say the toddler was apparently playing inside the sport utility vehicle as his mother was cleaning it Tuesday and he must have knocked it out of "park." Police say his mother tried to stop the vehicle as it rolled down the driveway and headed toward the top of the hill but she was sli...

Moscow Mules in copper mugs could be poisoning you

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(KRON) — Health officials are warning people that those popular copper mugs that Moscow Mules come in could be poisoning you. The vodka drink traditionally comes in a copper mug. Some just look like copper but are actually stainless steel, which are perfectly safe to drink from. However, anyone that sips from the real ones could be poisoning themselves. According to health officials the acid in the cocktail can leech out the copper metal and once it’s swallowed it can c...

Train Engine on Fire in Eastern Kentucky

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GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - A train engine is on fire in Greenup County, Kentucky. The train engine on fire is a CSX engine that is fully-engulfed in Greenup, KY. The fire began around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries are reported in the fire, but crews are still fighting the blaze at 9 p.m.  Greenup Fire, Lloyd Fire, Wurtland Fire, and DES are responding to the scene. We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

Troopers Look for Man Who Went on Shopping Spree Worth Thousands with Stolen Credit Card

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CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - State Troopers are looking for a man who stole a credit card and went on an expensive shopping spree in Cabell County. Troopers say a suspect stole a wallet from a locker at Planet Fitness in Barboursville and then went on a shopping spree from Huntington to Nitro, spending a couple thousand dollars. The suspect's vehicle is described as a gold or tan Pontiac Grand Prix. If you have any information about the suspect pictured, you are asked to contact the ...

Accused burglar doesn’t flush toilet, leaves DNA for California police

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VENTURA, CA (AP) — Investigators say a suspect accused of burglarizing a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest. Detective Tim Lohman of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect did not flush during the October break-in in the city of Thousand Oaks. He says that allowed investigators to collect evidence to conduct a DNA profile. That profile matched another DNA profile in a national database ...

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