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  • Marquel Ali Trial Continues After Mistrial

    Marquel Ali Trial Continues After Mistrial

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:02:10 GMT

    The second try at a clean trial for a former Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputy on drug charges continued on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  

    The second try at a clean trial for a former Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputy on drug charges continued on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  

  • Beckley Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    Beckley Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:42:04 GMT

    A Beckley man is facing a list of serious charges. Raymond Duncan is charged with 2 counts of attempted murder, 2 counts of malicious wounding, and kidnapping.

    A Beckley man is facing a list of serious charges. Raymond Duncan is charged with 2 counts of attempted murder, 2 counts of malicious wounding, and kidnapping.

  • UPDATE: Purse Snatching Suspects Waive Preliminary Hearing

    UPDATE: Purse Snatching Suspects Waive Preliminary Hearing

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:50:36 GMT

    The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office released the names of two suspects believed to be involved in the recent series of "purse snatchings" in the Beckley and MacArthur areas. 

    The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office released the names of two suspects believed to be involved in the recent series of "purse snatchings" in the Beckley and MacArthur areas. 

  • Trial Continues for Former Raleigh County Deputy

    Trial Continues for Former Raleigh County Deputy

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:07:28 GMT

    The trial continued for a former Raleigh County sheriff's deputy on drug charges on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.  

    The trial continued for a former Raleigh County sheriff's deputy on drug charges on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.  

  • Several West Virginia Miners Players Still in Need of Host Families

    Several West Virginia Miners Players Still in Need of Host Families

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:35:27 GMT

    The West Virginia Miners baseball season is almost here, and right now the team is still looking for families to host several of its players for the summer. 

    The West Virginia Miners baseball season is almost here, and right now the team is still looking for families to host several of its players for the summer. 

  • New Bojangles Opens in Beckley

    New Bojangles Opens in Beckley

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:28:48 GMT

    A fast food restaurant known for its chicken and biscuits is now open in Beckley. 

    A fast food restaurant known for its chicken and biscuits is now open in Beckley. 

  • Raleigh County 21-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    Raleigh County 21-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:21:39 GMT

    A shaken and sobbing Camille Brown pleaded guilty to second degree murder and two counts of burglary on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 

    A shaken and sobbing Camille Brown pleaded guilty to second degree murder and two counts of burglary on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 

  • Community Gets Update on Beckley Z-Way Project

    Community Gets Update on Beckley Z-Way Project

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:00:12 GMT

    The community received more information on the Beckley Z-Way Project at Daniels Elementary School on Monday evening. People in Raleigh County had the chance to talk with Division of Highways project managers and engineers about the road project.  

    The community received more information on the Beckley Z-Way Project at Daniels Elementary School on Monday evening. People in Raleigh County had the chance to talk with Division of Highways project managers and engineers about the road project.  

  • Beckley man charged in scheme to sell paintings from $500M art heist

    Man charged in scheme to sell paintings from $500M art heist

    A West Virginia man has been charged in Massachusetts with trying to sell paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history.

    A West Virginia man has been charged in Massachusetts with trying to sell paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history.

  • 19 year old woman charged after brutal pastor murder

    UPDATE: Plea Deal Offered in Beckley Murder Case

    UPDATE: Plea Deal Offered in Beckley Murder Case

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:08:11 GMT

    In a press conference at the Beckley Police Department,  Detective Morgan Bragg said that, combined with Brown's statement, there is enough evidence to charge Brown with murder.

    Camille Brown is accused of killing Ron Browning in February 2015. A judge ruled Thursday that her statement to police, where she admitted to killing someone, was voluntary and therefore admissible in court.

  • Law Enforcement Patrols I-64 for Criminal Activity

    Law Enforcement Patrols I-64 for Criminal Activity

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:36:44 GMT

    Multiple agencies participated in our area conducted the largest criminal patrol for Southern West Virginia. 

    Multiple agencies participated in our area conducted the largest criminal patrol for Southern West Virginia. 

  • Too Many Energy Drinks Could Lead to Deadly Consequences

    Too Many Energy Drinks Could Lead to Deadly Consequences

    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:52:24 GMT

    How much is too much caffeine? It's blamed for the recent death of a teenager. 

    How much is too much caffeine? It's blamed for the recent death of a teenager. 

  • WVU Tech Working Towards Advancements in Artificial Intelligence

    WVU Tech Working Towards Advancements in Artificial Intelligence

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:18:09 GMT

    Artificial intelligence isn’t just something from our favorite movies. At the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley,  researchers and students are working to advance it. 

    Artificial intelligence is not just something from our favorite movies. At the West Virginia University Institute of Technology researchers and students are working to advance it. AI can be broken down into four categories, thinking and acting rationally and thinking and acting humanly.  For Dr. Stephany Coffman-Wolph, it’s all about the thinking using what’s called fuzzy logic. “You have normal binary tube logic where you have yes or no or on and off, w...

  • Blankenship asks Trump to resist punishing coal execs

    Blankenship asks Trump to resist punishing coal execs

    Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship has asked President Donald Trump to resist attempts in Congress to enhance criminal penalties for coal executives who violate mine safety and health standards.

    Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship has asked President Donald Trump to resist attempts in Congress to enhance criminal penalties for coal executives who violate mine safety and health standards.

  • Park Service seeks volunteers for Grandview visitor center

    Park Service seeks volunteers for Grandview visitor center

    The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to staff the small visitor center this summer in the Grandview area of the New River Gorge National River.

    The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to staff the small visitor center this summer in the Grandview area of the New River Gorge National River.

  • Raleigh County Vietnam Veteran Receives Purple Heart After Near 50-Year Wait

    Raleigh County Vietnam Veteran Receives Purple Heart After Near 50-Year Wait

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:59:39 GMT

    With a single handshake, a dream of nearly 50 years is realized.

    With a single handshake, a dream of nearly 50 years is realized.

  • Wyoming County Man Overcomes Drug Addiction Through Recovery Center

    Wyoming County Man Overcomes Drug Addiction Through Recovery Center

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:03 AM EDT2017-05-15 14:03:03 GMT

    Getting over addiction is the challenge of a lifetime for many West Virginians. 

    Getting over addiction is the challenge of a lifetime for many West Virginians. 

  • Interstates Packed With Mother's Day Travelers

    Interstates Packed With Mother's Day Travelers

    Sunday, May 14 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-05-15 00:28:22 GMT

    With the holiday comes traffic, so 59News found out how it's been for drivers traveling this Mother's Day.

    With the holiday comes traffic, so 59News found out how it's been for drivers traveling this Mother's Day.

  • Tamarack Holds Mother's Day Brunch

    Tamarack Holds Mother's Day Brunch

    Sunday, May 14 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-05-15 00:15:25 GMT

    With warm weather outside, people were out celebrating the Mother's Day holiday with their families. 

    With warm weather outside, people were out celebrating the Mother's Day holiday with their families. 

  • 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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