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Past articles by Douglas:

Flags ordered to fly at half-staff in WV to remember those who died in COVID-19 pandemic

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) ordered all United States and West Virginia state flags to be flown at half-staff. The action was taken to remember the one million Americans who lost their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, the CDC showed the […] → Read More

UPDATE: Northbound 219 near Frankford reopened

FRANKFORD, WV (WVNS) — UPDATE: 2 p.m. May 11, 2022 — The Greenbrier County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced the Northbound lanes of 219 near Frankford reopened around 1:15 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY – 12 p.m. May 11, 2022 — A collision on Route 219 has shutdown the Northbound lanes on Wednesday, May […] → Read More

Virginia State Troopers investigate deadly crash in Abingdon

ABINGDON, VA (WVNS) — A deadly crash on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, is under investigation by Virginia State Police. It happened near the intersection of Route 58 and Bethel Road in Abingdon, Virginia. Troopers said Frances Goodson, 86, of Abingdon, was killed as a result of an accident at 5:13 p.m. She was driving a […] → Read More

WVSOS Office offers online tracking of election results

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — There are 1,135,437 registered voters in West Virginia. That is according to WV Secretary of State Mac Warner. All of those people are eligible to cast their ballots in the 2022 Primary Election. An innovation added in past elections continues to provide voters with the ability to follow the results. It […] → Read More

Woodrow Wilson High School to close due to burst water pipe

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Woodrow Wilson High School will close at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022. Raleigh County School Superintendent David Price announced the closure is due to a burst water pipe in the cafeteria. The information was release around 11:30 a.m. The school is reported to be without water. Superintendent Price is […] → Read More

BREAKING: Raleigh County Deputies investigate murder at Beckley area hotel

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A shooting at Country Inn and Suites on Sunday, May 9, 2022 is under investigation by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said two people were shot in a room on the third floor of the hotel located on Harper Road. Investigators said one of the victims died at the scene. […] → Read More

UPDATE: Man pleads guilty to DUI with death, sentenced to prison

Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department were called to the scene of a deadly accident on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. It happened at around 8:30 p.m. on Odd Road in Odd, WV. → Read More

MISSING: Police ask for help to find man from Richlands

RICHLANDS, VA (WVNS) — The family of Richard Timothy Honaker reported him missing. Now Richlands Police are asking for help from the community to find him. Mr. Honaker was last seen on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Investigators said he usually wears a camouflage coat with a […] → Read More

Hunting out of season leads to federal charges against Fayette County man

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — A man who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2013 pleaded guilty to federal gun charges on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Jonathan Fields, 38, admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Fields confessed he was illegally hunting deer in Nicholas County on Nov. 6 and 7 in 2019. […] → Read More

Drivers advised to avoid Ingleside Road in Princeton due to accident

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Crews are on the scene of an accident involving a truck traveling on Ingleside Road. It happened in the area of Stafford Drive on Thursday, March 11, 2021 around 1:30 p.m. Princeton Police Chief Tim Gray said the truck was doing a delivery when it went up on the curb and […] → Read More

WVSOM gets ready to host in-person graduation ceremony

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) announced they will host an in-person graduation ceremony on May 29, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held a year after the medical school held its first-ever virtual commencement. WVSOM President James W Nemitz, Ph.D., said the ceremony will take place […] → Read More

WV Fire Marshal appoints new Chief Deputy

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — A first responder from Wyoming County will be in the number two spot in the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s office. State Fire Marshal Ken Tyree announced Robert D. “Robbie” Bailey IV will be the chief deputy for the state fire marshal’s office. Bailey was previously the Public Service Training coordinator at […] → Read More

Gov. Justice says 70 WV health care facilities fail to report all COVID-19 deaths

Gov. Justice and state officials provide an update for media on COVID-19 response efforts. West Virginians age 16 and older can pre-register to be vaccinated by visiting or calling the WV Vaccine Info Line at 1-833-734-0965. Governor Jim Justice began his Wednesday morning press briefing by reading over the five West Virginians to pass […] → Read More

Alderson leaders warn of possible water bill scam calls

ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) — The Town of Alderson is advising residents of a possible scam involving the water company. Leaders were alerted to the scam when a customer called about an automated phone call which asked the target to make a payment to avoid termination. According to a release from the Town of Alderson, they […] → Read More

Crews fight brush fire in Monroe County

UNION, WV (WVNS) — Firefighters are on the scene of a major brush fire in Monroe County. It broke out on Monday, March 8, 2021 and is located in the Flat Mountain area near Sinks Grove. Crews responded to the blaze in the early afternoon hours. They are from the fire departments in Union and […] → Read More

Oak Hill woman sentenced for dealing meth

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — A sentencing hearing was held on Friday, March 5, 2021 for a woman who admitted to dealing methamphetamine. Trina Tellez-Mullins, 36, of Oak Hill, WV was sentenced to serve 70-months in prison. Ms. Tellez-Mullins told investigators she had 433.1 grams of meth on Sept. 28, 2017. She admitted she intended to […] → Read More

Combating a Pandemic to be featured in WVSOM’s summer educational camp

LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) announced their course of instruction for the annual Just Say KNOW educational summer camp. This year the title is Combating a Pandemic: Careers in Medicine. The camp is open to ninth through 12th grade students or recent high school graduates. Students who are […] → Read More

Fallen tree shuts down a portion of Route 60 in Greenbrier County

CRAWLEY, WV (WVNS) — Part of Route 60 in the Crawley area of Greenbrier County is temporarily shutdown. Dispatchers told 59News a tree fell and is blocking the roadway. There is no word on when the road will reopen. Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route. Stay tuned to 59News for updates on the […] → Read More

Assault and sex abuse charges filed against Athens man

ATHENS, WV (WVNS) — A man is arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly attacked and sexually abused a woman in Athens. Brandon Green, 19, of Athens is charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse, Assault During the Commission of a Felony, Brandishing a Deadly Weapon, Battery and Unlawful Restraint. The crimes happened during the overnight […] → Read More

Farmers to Families food box distribution planned in Beckley

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The Beckley Housing Authority is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Save the Children to give out food boxes. It is part of the Farmers to Families program. The drive-up distribution will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Boxes will […] → Read More