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Fayette County Sheriff’s Department searching for missing Oak Hill man

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) — Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley reports today, September 27, 2022, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is asking for assistance in the search for a missing Oak Hill man. Patrick R. Baker, 33 of Oak Hill, was last seen in the early afternoon hours of September 26, 2022, leaving a residence […]
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West Virginia turkey population remains unchanged

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — The National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture reported today, September 27, 2022, the numbers in reference to our West Virginia turkey population. The statistic report stated turkeys raised in West Virginia is forecasted to be 3.6 million birds, unchanged from the forecast given in […]
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Scarbro Road reopens after car accident in Fayette County

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — Today, September 27, 2022, Sheriff Mike Fridley reported Scarbro Road was re-opened for normal traffic after clearing the scene of a car accident that left the road closed for sometime earlier today. Around 11a.m., Fayette County deputies were dispatched to Scarbro Road for a single car rollover accident. When deputies arrived […]
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV

West Virginia Electric Vehicle plan has been approved

WASHINGTON, WV (WVNS) – The Biden-Harris Administration has just approved West Virginia’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan ahead of schedule. The program has been approved under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, established and funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This approval means all states, Puerto Rico, and the District of […]
POLITICS

Crime in the Coalfields episode 17 out now!

APPALACHIA, WV, KY, VA (WVNS) – Every other Tuesday at Midnight, we bring you the most notorious, most unknown, and the deepest crime cases that Appalachia has to offer. The seventeenth episode of Crime In The Coalfields, centered around the case of a 7-11 regional manager who was found floating in the Elk River, is […]
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Another family joins federal lawsuit against Southern Regional Jail

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) –The family of a North Carolina man whose body was found in the Rhodell area of Raleigh County in August are the latest plaintiffs in a growing federal lawsuit against Southern Regional Jail. William “Dustin” Bowen, 24, was admitted to Southern Regional Jail on a domestic battery charge on May 7, […]
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV

Federal lawsuit lists alleged violations at Southern Regional Jail

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Four attorneys in southern West Virginia have filed a lawsuit against Southern Regional Jail, West Virginia Division of Corrections and every county commission which pays Southern Regional to house inmates. One of the attorneys, Stephen P. New, said the case relies on sworn statements by correctional officers who witnessed the alleged civil […]
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Another family joins federal lawsuit against Southern Regional Jail

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) –The family of a North Carolina man whose body was found in the Rhodell area of Raleigh County in August are the latest plaintiffs in a growing federal lawsuit against Southern Regional Jail. William “Dustin” Bowen, 24, was admitted to Southern Regional Jail on a domestic battery charge on May 7, […]
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV

Taste of our Towns returning for first time since 2019

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) – It is almost time for the Taste of our Towns festival in Lewisburg. It has been three years since the city was last able to host the Taste of our Towns festival, but this year it is back and better than ever. Five to ten thousand people are expected to descend […]
LEWISBURG, WV

WV Speaker of House visits Ansted Elementary

ANSTED, WV (WVNS) — West Virginia Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw was in Fayette County on Monday, September 26th, seeing a new school program in action that has helped young students. In October 2021, Ansted Elementary School along with the rest of Fayette County began hiring teaching assistants. These assistants are there to help […]
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV

GVBC to release “Rail Ale” for Hinton Railroad Days

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) – One local city is getting its own signature beer, but you can only get it for a limited time. The city of Hinton partnered up with the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, for a very special collaboration ahead of this year’s Railroad Days. Rail Ale will be a special release from GVBC, […]
HINTON, WV

Governor Justice speaks on Amendment 2 ahead of midterms

GHENT, WV (WVNS)– Governor Jim Justice (R) joined 59News at 5 on Monday, September 26, 2022, for a live interview on his thoughts on Amendment 2 ahead of the midterm elections. Check the video to watch a replay of what the governor had to say.
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