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Pet Tethering Ordinance Passed in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – The Fayette County Commission passed an ordinance on Friday, making it illegal for pets to be tethered outside under certain conditions. “Too many dogs are just chained up, left outside and not played with, not attended to at all and nothing deserves to live like that,


35 people arrested and booked overnight in West Virginia's Regional Jails

BARBOURSVILLE - There were 35 people arrested and booked overnight in West Virginia's Regional Jails. There were six people booked into the Parkersburg Correctional Center. There were six people booked into the Southern Regional Jail.


Fayette Co.: Investigation launched after dog shot with arrow

(WVVA) Police in Fayetteville, WV are asking for the public’s help in an animal abuse case after a family pet was shot with an arrow. It happened at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wood Road area, according to the Fayetteville Police Dept. The dog was found by a resident who notified the owner. The arro


West Virginia mother indicted for murder

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - On Monday, a grand jury in Berkeley County indicted a 46-year-old West Virginia mother on several felony charges. Following allegations of killing her 8-year-old daughter and shooting her 11-year-old daughter, Julie Orellana was indicted for murder, attempted murder, malicio


West Virginia House Approves Teacher Pay Hike

In the end, it wasn't even close. On a vote of 89 to 8, the House of Delegates approved a 5% pay raise for teachers, school support staff and.


Fayette County Man Arrested After Stealing Copper From Oak Hill High School

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County man is in jail after allegedly stealing copper from Oak Hill High School. According to court documents, a project manager at Oak Hill High School advised police that copper pipe had been stolen. Two contractors told police that 360 feet of 3/4 copper pipe were


Woman sues BB&T for injuries, but bank denies liability

FAYETTEVILLE — BB&T argues it is not at fault in a lawsuit filed against it by a customer who was injured in its Oak Hill branch last year. In its answer to the complaint, BB&T argues that the plaintiff, Madelyn Hamilton, failed to state a claim for which relief could be granted, that the injuries H


Parents outraged after video surfaces of employees being rough with children

SOPHIA, WV (WVNS) - A Raleigh County parent contacted 59News on Friday, February 22, claiming she has video of a daycare employee forcefully pushing her daughter to the floor in an attempt to get her to lay down. The incident in question, reportedly happened at the Rising Star Day Care in Sophia.


Employees react to viral video of confrontation at West Virginia restaurant

PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP) — A video of a conflict between a customer and employees at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is going viral, and employees say the customer's behavior was unacceptable.


People of Minden say WV Bureau for Public Health underreports cancer data

Minden, WV (WVNS) - A bill introduced in the state legislature to improve West Virginia's Cancer Registry died due to opposition from the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. Now, community members in one Fayette County town are speaking out.


In wake of Walmart case, prosecutor calls for state laws on "grooming"

Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah called Thursday for tougher state laws in cases that involve potential "grooming" — the first phase of child sexual abuse, when the predator is gaining the child's trust.


NASA renames West Virginia facility in honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson

NASA renamed a facility in West Virginia in honor of Katherine Johnson, a famous mathematician and West Virginia Native. The NASA Independent Verification and Validation Facility in Fairmont, will now be known as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility.


Deputies: Man accused of giving child marijuana, meth

ANSTED, WV (WVNS) - An Ansted man, accused of giving drugs to a child, has been arrested on child neglect charges. According to deputies, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department recieved information a child may have been using drugs with an adult in the Ansted area. Deputies said they discovered Ste


Sturm named West Virginia History Hero

PARKERSBURG — A professor emeritus at Ohio Valley University has been named a History Hero in West Virginia. Philip Sturm and other History Heroes from the state were honored Thursday by the Department of Culture and History and the Legislature in a ceremony at the Culture Center in Charleston. He w


Beckley man sentenced to 50 years for targeted attacks on older women

A 25-year-old Beckley man will spend the next 50 years behind bars. James Gavin Lowe Jr. previously pleaded guilty in December to nearly four dozen charges, including 41 felony counts of fraud with and access device and three counts of first-degree robbery.


Four People Are In Jail After Stealing Copper From Mine Causing 4 Million Dollars In Damages

WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Four people are in jail after going to Mission Coal Company and stealing copper wire and high voltage cable wire. The total costs of the damage are around four million dollars.


3 inmates charged in beating death at West Virginia jail

BEAVER, W.Va. (WDTV) Three inmates at the Southern Region Jail in Raleigh County have been charged with murder in the beating death of another inmate. According to the West Virginia State Police, Kevin Whittaker of Princeton was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night and taken to a hospital w


One injured in Greenbrier County shooting

LESLIE, WV (WVNS) - One person was injured in a shooting in Greenbrier County Thursday afternoon. Greenbrier County Sheriff's Deputies told 59News the shooting happened around 4 p.m., Thursday, February 21, in Leslie.


UPDATE: Deputies Out Searching For A Woman Who Went Missing Two Years Ago In Fayette County

UPDATE: HILLTOP, WV (WOAY) – Deputies were out searching this morning on Sanger Road in Hilltop after new information came up involving a cold case. Georgia Malinda Stone was last seen over two years ago at her home on Sanger Road.


Congresswoman Carol Miller unveils Beckley office

Congresswoman Carol Miller cut the ribbon for her Beckley district office today. The office, on Prince St. in downtown, will be her fourth congressional office and the second office featuring a buffalo head. The buffalo is a tribute to her buffalo farming days.