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Raleigh County hunter finally wins the cat and mouse game with his big buck
COOLRIDGE, W.Va. — Austin Weis of Coolridge, West Virginia recently acquired a piece of property to hunt in Raleigh County. Soon after the purchase, he put out several game cameras in the summer. He couldn’t help but feel like he had purchased a little corner of deer hunter’s heaven when he saw the results.
Humane Society of Raleigh County hosts pet adoption event
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – This Friday was all about giving our furry friends a forever home at the Humane Society of Raleigh County. Our own StormTracker 59 meteorologist Bradley Wells helped take part in the event. Lewis Nissan helped sponsor all adoption fees, meaning if you wanted to adopt your new four-legged friend, it was […]
Local Attorney Marie Beckle Announces Candidacy for Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge
Discover the journey of a local attorney in Beckley, who is seeking re-election for the position of Raleigh County Circuit Court Judge. With 21 years of diverse legal experience, this candidate brings a unique perspective to the court, particularly in dealing with substance use disorder cases.
Road closure planned for Slab Fork Road in Raleigh County
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — A temporary road closure was announced for Slab Fork Road in Raleigh County. From Wednesday, December 6, 2023 through Friday, December 13, 2023, Raleigh County Route 34, Slab Fork Road will be closed from mile marker 0.00 to mile marker 2.08 for canopy cutting from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]
Warm Spell Will Give Way to Midweek Snow
Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Following a soggy end to the weekend and warm pattern, a cold front will bring seasonable temperatures and snow. TONIGHT: Rain arrives between 4:30-6 p.m. and ends between 6-8 a.m. on Sunday. Another 0.25-0.50″ of rain will accumulate. Fog will develop in the Greenbrier Valley.
City of Beckley hosts annual Christmas Parade
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Beckley hosted its annual Christmas Parade event on Saturday where participants and community members navigated wetter-than-usual conditions to spread holiday cheer. The event made its way through the usual Downtown Beckley parade route, where festive floats featuring traditional Christmas decor greeted residents who lined the streets. Iconic characters […]
Car accident on Robert C. Byrd Drive
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — At approximately 1:32 P.M., a car accident occurred on the 2200th block of Robert C. Byrd Drive, in front of the Vecellio and Grogan Inc. supply shop. Beckley Police Department, Beckley Fire Department, and Jan Care EMS came to the scene. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries and […]
beckley, WV Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around beckley.
Fayetteville Gingerbread Festival begins!
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — Lights twinkling from streetlamps and shop windows, decorations gracing several buildings in town, and the cheery sight of a Christmas tree in town hall…Fayetteville is certainly ready for the annual Gingerbread Festival. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to submit their gingerbread creations, the community choir will be giving several shows, […]
Optimum retail stores are hosting a toy drive
Beckley, WV (WVNS) – Optimum retail stores are hosting an event to help bring in the holiday season. In coordination with local organizations including the Salvation Army, retail stores across West Virginia will be hosting a toy collection drive. Residents can stop by and donate toys through December 15, 2023. Barb Miller, Store Manager for […]
Which holiday lights offer lower electricity costs?
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Last year, Americans spent, on average, $16.48 to burn their holiday lights. Micheal Brown, who was shopping on Friday, said that it’s worth it, but his family still looks at the bottom line when lighting the tree. “My wife, you know, she’s always, she’s a stickler for the ‘don’t burn the […]
Echoes of the Past: The Haunting Legacy of Phantom Trains
Local folklore often paints towns with a spectral brush, casting shadows of the past into the present, and the Arnett Ghost Train is a prime example of this phenomenon. With its origins in the town's coal mining heyday, the phantom train remains an auditory haunting that stirs the imagination on quiet nights. Though the tracks are unused, the train's whistle and the rumble of its passage through Arnett still whisper of history. Similar stories, like the Ghost Train Bridge in Admore, create a haunting tapestry of local heritage, where the past resonates with the living.
W.VA. MAN STEALS HUNTINGTON POLICE CRUISER, LEADS COPS ON 90 MILE CHASE TO KENTUCKY
PURSUED BY COPS OVER 90 MILES IN THREE STATES, WHILE DRIVING A STOLEN POLICE CRUISER. ENOUGH SAID: RODNEY SEARS, 36, OF MAN, WEST VIRGINIA. A Logan County, West Virginia man faces numerous charges after Kentucky State Police reports he stole a police cruiser from the Huntington Police Department in Huntington, W.VA. and led law enforcement from several different agencies on a three state pursuit.
1 dead in eastern Kanawha County crash
CEDAR GROVE, WV (WOWK) — One person is dead after a vehicle went into a creek off of Kelleys Creek Road in Cedar Grove, dispatchers say. Metro 911 dispatchers say the call came in around 3:06 p.m. on Thursday. The crash happened about a mile up Kelleys Creek off Route 60. Two other people were […]
Traffic delays on I-77 following tractor-trailer fire
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – I-77 North is at a standstill on Friday morning following an incident involving a tractor-trailer. According to dispatchers, fire crews have just arrived at the scene near mile marker 67, just north of the Mahan exit on I-77. The right northbound lane was closed...
Copper Theft Attempts at Power Substation Lead to Power Outages and Severe Injuries
Discover the shocking aftermath of two copper theft attempts at the Cabin Creek Appalachian Power substation. Learn about the high voltage dangers, the risk to first responders, and the impact on thousands left without power. Plus, get a warning from Appalachian Power about the perils of such thefts.
I-77 northbound closed due to vehicle fire
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – UPDATE: The vehicle fire has been cleared. — All northbound lanes of I-77 northbound in Fayette County are currently closed. According to West Virginia 511, a vehicle fire has been reported on I-77 northbound in Fayette County at Mile Marker 65. The fire has resulted in the closure of all […]
Former WVDEP Official sentenced for theft
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Jerry D. Elkins, of Danville, was sentenced today to three years of federal probation and ordered to pay $94,197.93 in restitution for theft from federal programs. According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of West Virginia, Elkins admitted to fraudulently obtaining $94,197.93 of federal...
1776 Indoor Gun Range in Beckley announces grand opening
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Gun enthusiasts in Raleigh County have some exciting news as a indoor gun range in Beckley has announced its grand opening. 1776 Indoor Gun Range is under new management and the new owner David Pishner has some amazing plans for the range located right beside Shooter’s Roost on 120 Hankwood Dr […]
Pug rescued from Beckley dumpster needs a new home
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — One four-legged furry friend is waiting for a ‘furever’ home after it was found trapped in a Raleigh County dumpster. Sanitation workers were collecting garbage at a Hargrove Street apartment complex on Monday, November 27, 2023, when they made a shocking discovery, according to Brett Kees, executive director of Humane Society […]