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  • UPDATE: Interstate 77 Reopens after Tractor Trailer Accident

    UPDATE: Major turnpike crash shuts down traffic northbound with massive detour

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:14:45 GMT

    An 18 wheeler has turned over just north of the Pax tollbooth on the West Virginia Turnpike. I-77 northbound is shut down and will be for many hours.  

    An 18 wheeler has turned over just north of the Pax tollbooth on the West Virginia Turnpike. I-77 northbound is shut down and will be for many hours.  

  • Raft Rescuers Reflect on June 23 Flood

    Raft Rescuers Reflect on June 23 Flood

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:14:18 GMT

    A rafter at ACE Adventure Resort is looking back on the rescues his team made during the June 23 flood. 

    A rafter at ACE Adventure Resort is looking back on the rescues his team made during the June 23 flood. 

  • Hospital in Oak Hill Expected to Undergo Multi Million Dollar Expansion

    Hospital in Oak Hill Expected to Undergo Multi Million Dollar Expansion

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:08:13 GMT

    A hospital in Fayette county will undergo a major expansion.  

    A hospital in Fayette county will undergo a major expansion.  

  • Fayette County BOE Passes School Consolidation Plan

    Fayette County BOE Passes School Consolidation Plan

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:00:21 GMT

    School Board members from Fayette County have voted to close or consolidate several schools in the county. Over the past month, the Board of Education held several public hearings around the county about the issue. Tuesday, May 16, Fayette County Schools Superintendent's recommendation for the consolidation plan passed 4-1. The State Board of Education still has to approve the plan. For more on Fayette County Schools Consolidation Plan click the following link from a pre...

    School Board members from Fayette County have voted to close or consolidate several schools in the county. Over the past month, the Board of Education held several public hearings around the county about the issue. Tuesday, May 16, Fayette County Schools Superintendent's recommendation for the consolidation plan passed 4-1. The State Board of Education still has to approve the plan. For more on Fayette County Schools Consolidation Plan click the following link from a pre...

  • Law Enforcement Tracks Down Opioids

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:00:18 GMT

    With the opioid epidemic taking over the lives of people throughout West Virginia, law enforcement has been fighting to rid the crisis. 

    With the opioid epidemic taking over the lives of people throughout West Virginia, law enforcement has been fighting to rid the crisis. 

  • Fayette County Woman Cited For Illegally Running a Dog Kennel

    Fayette County Woman Cited For Illegally Running a Dog Kennel

    Monday, May 15 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-05-15 22:22:49 GMT

    A Fayette County woman is cited for illegally breeding and selling dogs. 

    A Fayette County woman is cited for illegally breeding and selling dogs. 

  • Fayette County Fallen Officers Honored With New Memorial

    Fayette County Fallen Officers Honored With New Memorial

    Monday, May 15 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-05-15 22:10:59 GMT

    Fallen law enforcement officers of Fayette County were honored Monday, May 15, 2017 with a brand new memorial. 

    Fallen law enforcement officers of Fayette County were honored Monday, May 15, 2017 with a brand new memorial. 

  • Two Vehicle Accident on Route 19 in Fayette County

    Two Vehicle Accident on Route 19 in Fayette County

    Sunday, May 14 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-05-15 00:58:29 GMT

    This evening Fayette County 911 Dispatchers received a call regarding a multiple vehicle accident on Route 91. 

    This evening Fayette County 911 Dispatchers received a call regarding a multiple vehicle accident on Route 91. 

  • SHOTS FIRED at Fracking Protest in Fayette County

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Department tells 59 News shots were reportedly fired during a fracking protest in Fayette County. 

    The Fayette County Sheriff's Department tells 59 News shots were reportedly fired during a fracking protest in Fayette County. 

  • ROCK SLIDE: Route 61 in Fayette County is closed

    ROCK SLIDE: Route 61 in Fayette County is closed

    Saturday, May 13 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-05-14 00:19:06 GMT

    Fayette County Emergency Management is working to take care of a Rock Slide on Route 61 just outside of Montgomery. 

    Fayette County Emergency Management is working to take care of a Rock Slide on Route 61 just outside of Montgomery. 

  • 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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