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  • New Changes Coming to Public Transportation in Bluefield

    New Changes Coming to Public Transportation in Bluefield

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:00 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:00:29 GMT

    The city of Bluefield will soon be seeing changes to its transportation system.  Construction for  a 1.1 million dollar transfer transit station will begin shortly.  Bluefield city manager Dane Rideout said this is a major project that will better serve those using public transportation. 

    The city of Bluefield will soon be seeing changes to its transportation system.  Construction for  a 1.1 million dollar transfer transit station will begin shortly.  Bluefield city manager Dane Rideout said this is a major project that will better serve those using public transportation. 

  • Sheriff: Princeton Mayor Arrested, Charged With DUI

    Sheriff: Princeton Mayor Arrested, Charged With DUI

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:21:52 GMT

    According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell was arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence. 

    According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell was arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence. 

  • Domestic Call Leads Deputies to a Long List of Crimes

    Domestic Call Leads Deputies to a Long List of Crimes

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:12:57 GMT

    Saturday (10/14) deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation in the Bluewell area. 

    Saturday (10/14) deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation in the Bluewell area. 

  • One Sewage Issue Smells up a Local College

    One Sewage Issue Smells up a Local College

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:10:34 GMT

    It's a stench smelling up the Mercer County campus of Concord University. 

    It's a stench smelling up the Mercer County campus of Concord University. 

  • Concord Hosts Annual Homecoming Parade

    Concord Hosts Annual Homecoming Parade

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-10-13 08:00:09 GMT

    Concord University has an exciting weekend ahead of them with homecoming right around the corner. They kicked off their festivities on Thursday, October 12th, with their annual parade. People lined the streets and watched as the parade passed by. Of course for the kids, their favorite part was collecting candy  Some high school students even came out like Keegan Martin. He said his favorite part was supporting his friends as they marched by. 

    Concord University has an exciting weekend ahead of them with homecoming right around the corner. They kicked off their festivities on Thursday, October 12th, with their annual parade. People lined the streets and watched as the parade passed by. Of course for the kids, their favorite part was collecting candy  Some high school students even came out like Keegan Martin. He said his favorite part was supporting his friends as they marched by. 

  • Update: Swedish man charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old Bluefield girl waives time limit

    Update: Swedish man charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old Bluefield girl waives time limit

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-10-12 23:22:58 GMT

    MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. – A man from Sweden is now behind bars after deputies said he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl from Bluefield. Simon Apell, 19-years-old, is charged with kidnapping, intent to seduce a minor, soliciting a minor via computer and sexual assault 3rd degree. Mercer County Deputies said Apell has no ties to the United States other than flying in to Charlotte and then driving to Bluefield to specifically meet the young girl.  The victim...

    MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. – A man from Sweden is now behind bars after deputies said he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl from Bluefield. Simon Apell, 19-years-old, is charged with kidnapping, intent to seduce a minor, soliciting a minor via computer and sexual assault 3rd degree. Mercer County Deputies said Apell has no ties to the United States other than flying in to Charlotte and then driving to Bluefield to specifically meet the young girl.  The victim...

  • Rough Roads Leave Matoaka Residents With Big Concerns

    Rough Roads Leave Matoaka Residents With Big Concerns

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-10-11 23:26:56 GMT

    Those living in Matoaka say the road they live on has become a danger to drive on and it's bumpy path to getting it fixed. 

    Those living in Matoaka say the road they live on has become a danger to drive on and it's bumpy path to getting it fixed. 

  • Matoaka Residents Water Cut Off

    Matoaka Residents Water Cut Off

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-10-11 23:17:15 GMT

    People living in Matoaka lost water early Tuesday morning (10/10).

    People living in Matoaka lost water early Tuesday morning (10/10).

  • Mercer County Students Take Home Dictionaries

    Mercer County Students Take Home Dictionaries

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-10-11 22:35:12 GMT

    Students in Mercer County are getting their chance to improve their vocabulary. 

    Students in Mercer County are getting their chance to improve their vocabulary. 

  • USDA grants awarded to law enforcement in Mercer and Summers Counties

    USDA grants awarded to law enforcement in Mercer and Summers Counties

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-10-11 17:04:00 GMT

    Thousands of dollars in federal funding is coming to Summers and Mercer Counties.  The money is going to the Bluefield, WV Police Department and the Summers County Sheriff's Office

    Thousands of dollars in federal funding is coming to Summers and Mercer Counties.  The money is going to the Bluefield, WV Police Department and the Summers County Sheriff's Office

  • State Fire Marshal Promoting Safety During Fire Prevention Week

    State Fire Marshal Promoting Safety During Fire Prevention Week

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 5:17 AM EDT2017-10-11 09:17:02 GMT

     What would you do if you were trapped in a house fire? Fire officials across the state are urging you to have an answer to that crucial question as part of Fire Prevention Week.  Here in Southern West Virginia, fireman are going around to schools to teach the young ones to always plan ahead for those situations when every second counts. 

     What would you do if you were trapped in a house fire? Fire officials across the state are urging you to have an answer to that crucial question as part of Fire Prevention Week.  Here in Southern West Virginia, fireman are going around to schools to teach the young ones to always plan ahead for those situations when every second counts. 

  • Veteran's Family Saved by Smoke Alarm

    Veteran's Family Saved by Smoke Alarm

    Monday, October 9 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-10-10 01:00:23 GMT

    This week is fire prevention week. A week dedicated to making sure you know what you need to know to stay safe in case of a fire. David Rose, a quadriplegic veteran, built his family home back in 2003. Last year, the family awoke in the middle of the night to smoke engulfing the entire house. 

    This week is fire prevention week. A week dedicated to making sure you know what you need to know to stay safe in case of a fire. David Rose, a quadriplegic veteran, built his family home back in 2003. Last year, the family awoke in the middle of the night to smoke engulfing the entire house. 

  • Mercer Co. Sheriff: Deputies will no longer respond to accidents due to lack of man power

    UPDATE: Mercer County reverses decision to no longer respond to accidents

    Mercer Co. Sheriff: Deputies will no longer respond to accidents due to lack of manpower

    Monday, October 9 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-09 23:18:57 GMT

    MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Mercer County Deputies said they will no longer respond to traffic accidents including fatal accidents due to lack of man power within the department. Instead, local police departments and West Virginia State Police will now respond to vehicle accidents in the county. The Mercer County Sheriff's Department told 59 News they respond to more calls than any other law enforcement agency in Mercer County and have to start prioritizing calls- with accident...

    MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Mercer County Deputies said they will no longer respond to traffic accidents including fatal accidents due to lack of man power within the department. Instead, local police departments and West Virginia State Police will now respond to vehicle accidents in the county. The Mercer County Sheriff's Department told 59 News they respond to more calls than any other law enforcement agency in Mercer County and have to start prioritizing calls- with accident...

  • Accident on I-77 Causes Major Traffic

    Accident on I-77 Causes Major Traffic

    Sunday, October 8 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-10-08 23:32:46 GMT

    Just after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening (10/8) 911 dispatchers received a call regarding an accident on Interstate 77 Northbound. 

    Just after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening (10/8) 911 dispatchers received a call regarding an accident on Interstate 77 Northbound. 

  • 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. 

  • Founders Day of Caring: Fill the Boot for Food

    Founders Day of Caring: Fill the Boot for Food

    Friday, June 17 2016 12:30 PM EDT2016-06-17 16:30:43 GMT

    59News is hosting a "Fill the Boot for Food" drive to commemorate Founder's Day.  This is the 20th anniversary of the founding of our parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  

    59News is hosting a "Fill the Boot for Food" drive to commemorate Founder's Day.  This is the 20th anniversary of the founding of our parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  

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