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  • Local Man Watches Eclipse from Beginning to End

    Local Man Watches Eclipse from Beginning to End

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:42:25 GMT

    Thousands of people across Southern West Virginia a took time Monday afternoon (8/21) to see the solar eclipse light up the sky. 

    Thousands of people across Southern West Virginia a took time Monday afternoon (8/21) to see the solar eclipse light up the sky. 

  • Burn Hazards Possible on Playgrounds

    Burn Hazards Possible on Playgrounds

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:35:56 GMT
    It won’t be long before Father Winter strikes again. With students heading back to school, playgrounds and other public parks will be packed with people trying to take in every last bit of this summer season. But it’s not all fun and games. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be prevented with proper hydration and frequent shade, yet there is another flaming foe - hot surfaces. To understand how hot playground equipment can really get, we used an infrared thermometer...
    It won’t be long before Father Winter strikes again. With students heading back to school, playgrounds and other public parks will be packed with people trying to take in every last bit of this summer season. But it’s not all fun and games. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be prevented with proper hydration and frequent shade, yet there is another flaming foe - hot surfaces. To understand how hot playground equipment can really get, we used an infrared thermometer...
  • 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. 

  • Beckley sex offender wanted for failing to register

    Beckley sex offender wanted for failing to register

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:37:12 GMT
    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 VirginiaConvicted 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

    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.   

    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.   

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

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

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:50:52 GMT
    Suspect: Andrew BennettSuspect: Andrew Bennett

    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. 

    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. 

  • LATEST: Jackie Withrow bill fails in Legislature

    LATEST: Jackie Withrow bill fails in Legislature

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:19:04 GMT

    "The purpose of this bill is to require the selling of Jackie Withrow Hospital by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources." 

    "The purpose of this bill is to require the selling of Jackie Withrow Hospital by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources." 

  • How to Prepare for Strong Winds

    How to Prepare for Strong Winds

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-05 12:38:50 GMT

    It's important you get ready for those high winds now. The winds are going to be between 40 and 50 miles an hour, and gusts will be near 70 mph on March 1,

    It's important you get ready for those high winds now. The winds are going to be between 40 and 50 miles an hour, and gusts will be near 70 mph on March 1,

  • Commission On Aging Helps Seniors in Need

    Commission On Aging Helps Seniors in Need

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:06 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:06:30 GMT

    As the temperatures start to a dip again, workers at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging are reminding people to check-in on their elderly loved ones.  They say the cold weather can have a harmful impact on the body, especially to those with arthritis.   They encourage seniors living in Raleigh County to call the center if they are in need.  "We always want seniors to know that if we are open and we are Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 4p.m. if they have a proble...

    As the temperatures start to a dip again, workers at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging are reminding people to check-in on their elderly loved ones.  They say the cold weather can have a harmful impact on the body, especially to those with arthritis.   They encourage seniors living in Raleigh County to call the center if they are in need.  "We always want seniors to know that if we are open and we are Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 4p.m. if they have a proble...

  • Flu Season is upon us

    Flu Season is upon us

    Friday, September 30 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-10-01 00:00:19 GMT

    Don't be surprised if you hear more sniffling and sneezing when your out this month. The CDC reports October kicks off the flu season, and it won't end until May. But for those of you like the nasal version of the vaccine, that version of the vaccine will not be offered this year. The CDC says more than 90 million doses of the flu vaccine have been distributed, and pharmacists in our area say it's important to take advantage of the flu shot. 

    Don't be surprised if you hear more sniffling and sneezing when your out this month. The CDC reports October kicks off the flu season, and it won't end until May. But for those of you like the nasal version of the vaccine, that version of the vaccine will not be offered this year. The CDC says more than 90 million doses of the flu vaccine have been distributed, and pharmacists in our area say it's important to take advantage of the flu shot. 

  • 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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