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2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

Robert C. Byrd Drive closed following major accident

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Crews are on the scene of an accident in Lester that happened at around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive. 

Suspected Shooter Named in Shooting of Jefferson Co. Judge

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According to Jefferson County officials, a judge has been shot in front of the courthouse.

The Latest: US coast-to-coast total eclipse comes to an end

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Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show.

Conservation Management Institute Realigns to Maximize Funding and Research Opportunities

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The Conservation Management Institute, a research center in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, is being aligned with the college's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation to maximize funding and research opportunities. 

Bluefield College Brings Scholarships to Beaver-Graham Tradition

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For the third year in a row, Bluefield College will join in one of the most time-honored local high school football traditions as the student-athlete scholarship sponsor for the Graham-Beaver portion of the Great American Rivalry Series, Friday, August 25, 2017. 

Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

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...

The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar.

Safety tips for kids on the bus

Tips for kids that will make the trip to and from school a little safer while on the bus.

Help for back to school shopping Video included

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Many parents are already out doing back to school shopping, and as many of you know school supplies are not cheap. In 2014 American parents spent on average $100 per student on school supplies. School supplies can be anything from number 2 pencils to clothing for kids. 

Congress Prepares to Send Millions in Highway Dollars to West Virginia

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If you think there's a lot of road work going on in West Virginia now, just you wait and see. In the Nation's Capitol Congress is poised to approve 44 billion dollars, in federal highways funds. 

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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    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

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    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
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    SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

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    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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  • Robert C. Byrd Drive closed following major accident

    Robert C. Byrd Drive closed following major accident

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:16:36 GMT

    Crews are on the scene of an accident in Lester that happened at around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive. 

    Crews are on the scene of an accident in Lester that happened at around 4:35 p.m. on Robert C. Byrd Drive. 

  • Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

  • Former Mount Olive Corrections Officer arrested

    Former Mount Olive Corrections Officer arrested

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:16:57 GMT
    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.

    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. 

    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. 

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  • Patriot Tour stops in Princeton, WV

    Patriot Tour stops in Princeton, WV

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:12:58 GMT

    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.   

    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

    Fire in Bluefield sends two people to the hospital

    Friday, August 11 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-08-11 18:57:04 GMT
    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.

    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.   

    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.   

  • Mother and Daughter arrested on Embezzlement charges

    Mother and Daughter arrested on Embezzlement charges

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-08-10 22:12:03 GMT

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

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

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  • 2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

    2 deaths reported at West Virginia correctional facilities

    A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

    A prison spokesman says two inmates have died in separate incidents at West Virginia correctional facilities.

  • Midland Trail Ready to Make a Mark

    Midland Trail Ready to Make a Mark

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:42:22 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • Oak Hill woman with Alzheimer's is found

    Oak Hill woman with Alzheimer's is found

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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.  


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  • Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Officials say West Virginia jails, prisons in crisis

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

    Corrections officials say West Virginia's prisons and jails are in crisis from understaffing and overcrowding, and are urging lawmakers to raise the pay for guards to reduce turnover and fill 600 vacancies.

  • Rainelle Army Reserve Unit Leaves Town for Deployment

    Rainelle Army Reserve Unit Leaves Town for Deployment

    Sunday, August 20 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-08-20 23:58:42 GMT

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

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

  • Eclipse watch party at Grandview

    Eclipse watch party at Grandview

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:18:19 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

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