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  • State Budget Sparks Concern Among Tourism Industry

    State Budget Sparks Concern Among Tourism Industry

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:57:51 GMT
    Visit Southern West Virginia hurting over state budgetVisit Southern West Virginia hurting over state budget

    The state budget has caused concern for the tourism industry. The budget will go into affect on Thursday, June 22nd, and does not allot any more money to tourism.  

    The state budget has caused concern for the tourism industry. The budget will go into affect on Thursday, June 22nd, and does not allot any more money to tourism. 

  • Tourism to celebrate WV's birthday with hourly #AlmostHeaven vacation package giveaways

    Tourism to celebrate WV's birthday with hourly #AlmostHeaven vacation package giveaways

    West Virginia's Division of Tourism is giving away one of their #AlmostHeaven vacation packages each hour on June 20th, 2017 in celebration of the West Virginia’s 154th birthday.

    West Virginia's Division of Tourism is giving away one of their #AlmostHeaven vacation packages each hour on June 20th, 2017 in celebration of the West Virginia’s 154th birthday.

  • Veterans invited to the Summit for annual appreciation day

    Veterans invited to the Summit for annual appreciation day

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-06-14 18:48:18 GMT

    The red carpet is being rolled out in Fayette County for those who have served their country.  The Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve is holding their Third Annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 17, 2017. 

    The red carpet is being rolled out in Fayette County for those who have served their country.  The Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve is holding their Third Annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 17, 2017. 

  • Polls open for municipal elections in West Virginia

    Polls open for municipal elections in West Virginia

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-06-13 12:58:40 GMT

    June is the time for municipal elections in West Virginia.  Many communities around the area are headed to the polls this week to elect their local leaders.

    June is the time for municipal elections in West Virginia.  Many communities around the area are headed to the polls this week to elect their local leaders.

  • Two remain on the run in Fayette County drug sweep

    Two remain on the run in Fayette County drug sweep

    Monday, June 12 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-06-12 17:29:52 GMT
    Suspect: Jessica Dawn EnnisSuspect: Jessica Dawn Ennis

    Efforts by law enforcement agencies across Fayette County have lead to the arrest of eight people, and the search continues for six more.  

    Efforts by law enforcement agencies across Fayette County have lead to the arrest of eight people, and the search continues for six more.  

  • Traffic stop in Pax leads to drug trafficking arrest

    Traffic stop in Pax leads to drug trafficking arrest

    Monday, June 12 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-06-12 15:47:53 GMT

    A woman driving erratically in the Pax area of Fayette County was arrested on drug charges.  At around 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017, deputies attempted to pull the car over after checking the license plate, which was registered to a different vehicle.  

    A woman driving erratically in the Pax area of Fayette County was arrested on drug charges.  At around 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017, deputies attempted to pull the car over after checking the license plate, which was registered to a different vehicle.  

  • Two local mines receive safety awards

    Two local mines receive safety awards

    Monday, June 12 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-06-12 14:11:09 GMT

    Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) announced on June 12, 2017 that six West Virginia mining operations have been honored for their commitment to safety.  

    Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) announced on June 12, 2017 that six West Virginia mining operations have been honored for their commitment to safety.  

  • Juvenile killed in 4-wheeler accident near Oak Hill, WV

    Juvenile killed in 4-wheeler accident near Oak Hill, WV

    Monday, June 12 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-06-12 13:14:15 GMT

    Just before noon Saturday (6/10) Fayette County 911 dispatchers received a call regarding a UTV accident just outside of Oak Hill in the Thousand Oaks area. 

    Just before noon on Saturday, June 10, 2017, Fayette County 911 dispatchers received a call regarding a UTV accident just outside of Oak Hill in the Thousand Oaks area.

  • 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...

  • UPDATE: CrimeStoppers increases reward for information on cold case

    UPDATE: CrimeStoppers increases reward for information on cold case

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 5:44 PM EST2017-01-10 22:44:04 GMT

    A person searching for arrowhead in the Kanawha Falls area of West Virginia received a surprise when they found a human skull.  The bones were found during the afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.  

    A person searching for arrowhead in the Kanawha Falls area of West Virginia received a surprise when they found a human skull.  The bones were found during the afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.  

  • LATEST: FEMA announces another DRC closure

    LATEST: FEMA announces another DRC closure

    Monday, July 25 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-07-25 21:08:57 GMT

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has 14 disaster recovery centers set up in counties across West Virginia to assist those who have bee hit hardest by the flooding which began on June 23, 2016.  

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has 14 disaster recovery centers set up in counties across West Virginia to assist those who have bee hit hardest by the flooding which began on June 23, 2016.  

  • 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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