Fayette County Humane Society announces Code Red status
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — The Fayette County Humane Society announced that they were in Code Red on March 1, 2024. According to a post on the Fayette County Humane Society’s Facebook page, they are way over capacity after taking in more than 20 dogs within one week. They stated that their resources are at the […]
Teenager arrested by Swiss police on suspicion of stabbing an Orthodox Jewish man
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Swiss police say that a teenager has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing and critically wounding an Orthodox Jewish man on the streets of Zurich. Zurich police said in a statement Sunday that they suspect antisemitism as the motive in the stabbing attack that occurred Saturday evening. Police said they received a report of an argument involving several people at 9:35 p.m. According to their initial findings, the perpetrator attacked the Orthodox Jewish man “and critically injured him with a stabbing weapon.”
Layland mine disaster of 1915 was one of the deadliest in the New River Gorge
The morning of March 2, 1915 turned into one of the deadliest mining disasters in the New River Gorge area. It happened near the Fayette County community of Layland.
Woman dies in Nicholas County house fire
A 50-year-old woman died Thursday morning during a house fire in Nicholas County, West Virginia.
Nicholas County native named 70th WVU Mountaineer mascot
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -A Nicholas County native was named the 70th WVU Mountaineer mascot on Saturday during the Men’s basketball game. Braden Adkins, a junior economics major from Richwood, had been serving as an alternate mascot for a year before being promoted to the role. He expressed his excitement...
'It was a massive loss': Vigil held for St. Albans murder victims
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — It has been almost a month since Kanawha County deputies found 39-year-old Brooke Carnefix and her son 14-year-old Koda Jarrett dead with gunshot wounds inside of their St. Albans home. "It was a massive loss," Brooke's nephew and Koda's cousin Cameron Blankenship said. "Both of...
Greenbrier West High School minors allegedly involved in Beckley incident
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — An incident reportedly involving Greenbrier West High School students was under investigation in Raleigh County on Friday, March 1, 2024. Raleigh County Sheriff Jim Canaday said on Friday that the alleged incident, which occurred in late February, involved only juveniles. The sheriff also tells 59News it happened when students were in […]
Fayette County school bus crashes into ditch
POWELLTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – First responders were on the scene of an apparent bus crash in the Fayette County area on Tuesday morning. According to the Armstrong Creek Fire Department, at 6:53 AM on Tuesday, a motor vehicle accident involving school bus was reported, initiating response from first responders. Upon making their way to the […]
Lawsuit: WVDCR finds Southern Regional Jail staff berated dying inmate, didn’t get medical help for him
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A man who died while in custody of Southern Regional Jail on March 14, 2022, did not receive medical clearance to be admitted to the jail, and his medical care was withheld, resulting in his death, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.39 in Beaver as of 2024-03-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Fat Eddie’s opening for the season today
MOUNT NEBO, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Fat Eddie’s, a local staple for hot dogs and ice cream, will officially open for the season today. The establishment, located in Mount Nebo near Summersville Lake, has been serving up tasty treats since 1999 and 2024 is set to be no different. Fat Eddie’s will officially open for the […]
Beckley Salvation Army on the move
The Bekley Salvation Army is always giving back and takes great pride in helping Southern West Virginia. Moving to their new digs has been 15-plus years in the making. The community needs their services — from rental to utility assistance, and a new boys and girls club. “For us,...
One person hospitalized with burns following Charleston house fire
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — One person was hospitalized early Saturday following in a Kanawha County house fire, according to first responders. Emergency dispatchers reported the blaze about 12:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of Bridge Road in Charleston. Firefighters said one person was taken to the hospital to receive...
Six people graduate from Adult Drug Court in Kanawha County
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Six people are celebrating their recent recovery journey from substance abuse and graduating from the Kanawha County Adult Drug Court. Kanawha County Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey presided over the drug court graduation Thursday during a ceremony in the historic Kanawha County Courthouse. Amanda Taylor,...
A Toast to Fayetteville: Exploring the 4 Most Remarkable Pubs
This piece presents a guide to four outstanding pubs in Fayetteville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Beckley Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Savannah Elizabeth Todd, 31, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine and heroin. According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 8, 2022, Todd sold approximately 3.5 grams of fentanyl for $550 to a confidential informant at her residence in Beckley. On […]
Thunderstorms with gusty winds Wednesday – here’s what to expect
A line of thunderstorms will push through the region Wednesday. Some of those storms could produce gusty wind and locally heavy rainfall. Chief Meteorologist Joe Fitzwater has the latest on what to expect in your area in tonight's forecast.
Beckley’s homeless shelter sees budget slashed by 75 percent
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Raleigh County Emergency Housing Center has a history of providing shelter to those with no other place to go, from veterans, to families, to the unemployed. Shelter operators told 59News people from as far away as Washington state come to Beckley and end up in situations in which they need […]
‘Oak Hill BP cat’ Rowdy fighting for his life, donations needed for care
OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A cat who is known by everyone who visits the Oak Hill BP station is currently fighting for his life. According to the Fayette County Humane Society, Rowdy is currently fighting for life at Fayette Vet, he has a blockage in his bladder and his kidneys are in trouble. Rowdy […]
Man accused of shooting Kanawha County deputy has extensive criminal history
UPDATE (5:14 p.m. on Feb. 29, 2024): The man accused of shooting a Kanawha County deputy Thursday morning has an extensive criminal record, going back more than 20 years. 13 News Reporter Jordan Mead went through numerous criminal complaints for Nathan Oxley and found charges of battery, driving while suspended, assault of police and correctional […]