John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is now an official state song in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a suspected chemical release at Diversified Services in St. Albans.
After a horrific accident leaves two children dead in Mercer County, people living near the scene say changes need to be made.
Local parents react to Amber Alert issued for eleven year old girl missing from Maryland.
A woman hired by the Brooke County Board of Education has been indicted by the grand jury on an embezzlement charge.
The K-9 Unit in Wheeling's police department is receiving donations to help make a purchase that will keep their dogs safe.A nationwide 'Groupon' event has raised over $300,000 so the department can buy
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is investigating an oil spill near West Union. The spill was reported to the DEP at 2 p.m. Thursday. Inspectors from the DEP arrived at the scene
Verdict reached in trial of man accused of killing his former girlfriend, Cyan Maroney.
A few of the concerts have been announced for this year's State Fair of WV.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting death that occurred on Bowman Ridge.
A new prescription painkiller set to hit the market this month has people all across the Mountain State worried.
There were no students in the halls or classrooms at University High School for the second half of the day on Thursday, just like every other high school in Monongalia County. That's because FBI agents
Several Harrison County Churches observed Ash Wednesday this afternoon by offering "Ashes to go." Pastor Linda Muhly held a 'drive through ash service' at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in the morning, then
A mother was arrested and charged with child abuse after police say she used a stun gun on three of her children.
It will be the first Sheetz to offer groceries, and the first store in 32 years to not offer gas.
That property will have both two bedroom and one bedroom units, and will have various amenities.
A house caught fire Tuesday night in Raleigh County. Dispatchers received the call just after 11:00 p.m. reporting an explosion, in the 200 block of Sullivan Road, in Glen Morgan.
The laborers' business manager said he expects significant movement on the hospital's part to reach an agreement.
If it looked like the West Virginia Division of Highways didn't salt your road after Monday's snowstorm, it could be because the DOH didn't.
With students in Kanawha County likely to head back to school on Wednesday, it will be the first day back since the school system announced they will be going back to using tap water. At Midland Trail Elementary through efforts from their PTO they plan to cook with bottled water for the remainder of the year.
Crews were called to the scene of a house fire in Raleigh County Monday night. They were still on the scene of the fire more than 13 hours later.
March 1st marks the first day of spring fire season. This means that open burning between 5PM and 7AM in the city of Beckley is allowed.
After the water crisis in Charleston, residents are even more aware of the water they drink. On Tuesday a mobile water testing lab rolled into Wheeling and gave local water treatment employees training
It's a tournament between all the restaurants in city limits where the public gets to choose the best one.
These new units should arrive within the next two weeks.
West Virginia American Water announced on Monday, March 3, 2014 that testing for MCHM levels from the Freedom Industries spill has been completed at all zones of the company's Kanawha Valley Water Distribution System.
For days, Appalachian Power officials have been staging line trucks, getting them ready for expected power outages.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously selected E. Gordon Gee as the next permanent president of the university Monday.
Harrison County 911 said it happened on Postlewait Hollow Road just outside of Lumberport around 12:15 p.m.
The State Fire Marshal's Office has confirmed that two bodies have been recovered from the scene of the fire.
A Nicholas County man who went to Jodie, WV to buy drugs was attacked by the alleged dealer.
Officials with Kanawha County Schools have announced that starting next week school will resume normal operations and start using tap water once again.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the news via his Twitter account at about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors presidential search committee has recommended interim president E. Gordon Gee, 69, for the permanent position.
You have about a month left to sign up for health insurance.
WVU Hospitals and the West Virginia United Health System announced that Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser was purchased for about $22 million. Potomac Valley Hospital was purchased from long-time owner
West Virginia State Police have arrested a Ritchie County High School teacher on sex crime charges in connection to a student. State police arrested David P. Weekley, 43, of Pennsboro, and charged him
The problem of synthetic drugs has made it's way to Morgantown streets, specifically on Walnut and Spruce Streets.
A child abuse complaint has been filed against Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants.
If you depend on distribution sites for your water supply, you're out of luck! For the past few days water distribution sites have been closed!
The defense began their case in the trial of Jeremy Lambert on Thursday, Feb. 27. Lambert is accused of killing Cyan Maroney in Oct. 2011.
The world is entering a new era of global weather observation and climate science with NASA's latest launch. Global Precipitation Measurement is a new international science satellite and it launched on
An incident that was investigated by the Smithers Police Department involved the arrest of the police chief in a neighboring community.
Monongalia County Circuit Judge Russell Clawges has sentenced a Monongalia County teen for her involvement in the July 2012 murder of Skylar Neese.
Grieving family and friends are trying to figure out what led a Boone County 16-year-old boy to commit suicide.
In honor of heart health awareness month, one heart disease survivor shares her story in hopes to save other women.
After Tuesday's explosion in Raleigh County, the Ghent Volunteer Fire Department told 59News it triggered emotions and memories from the explosion in 2007 that took five lives.
Two of the three are being flown to the hospital from a landing zone in Beverly, according to state police. No word on their conditions at this time.
Despite the high mental illness rates among veterans, many service members are reluctant to seek help when they need it.
There are a number of ways you can tell if your home needs inspected without having to step a foot in your crawl space.
It has been six weeks into the water crisis. While some families continue filling up jugs at water distribution sites, others plan on taking more drastic action and move out of state.
A spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said in an interview that based on its information the water in West Virginia is "safe."
We told you about a United States Army veteran who's been charged $1,600 for something that happened nearly a decade ago. Gerrad Branum's story has gone viral in just a matter of days. The original Facebook
Now Morgantown isn't known for being a hockey town, but it does have a great hockey team. While the U.S. competed for a medal in Sochi, the WVU Ice Hockey Team is preparing to head to Baltimore for it's
Barry D. Thompson, 48, of Mount Clare, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of making a false statement to a federal agent after he was questioned as part of an ongoing federal investigation into the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways.
Olympians make what they do look easy. But there are a lot of things that go into being an athlete in an Olympic sport, like figure skating. Including a lot of time and even injuries. Olympic figure skating
For veterans like Gerrod Branum, September 11, 2001 made him realize there isn't much he wouldn't do for this country. "I even lost friends of mine in those Twin Towers so it kind of hit home for me,"
For the past six weeks trouble with the water has plagued the tri-state area. Crude MCHM leaked into the Elk River and tainted the water supply for hundreds of thousands of West Virginias. Major water main breaks in Kentucky and Ohio shut off the water to thousands of residents.
Walking and texting can be dangerous, WVU Police link it to an increase in pedestrian-vehicle accidents.
Next Wednesday Rachel Shoaf, one of two teens who pleaded guilty in the Murder of Sklyar Neese will be sentenced. Her co-conspirator, Sheila Eddy, was sentenced to life in prison with mercy on Jan. 23,
The three floors left will be transformed into 21 apartments with seven on each floor.
The trial for a Webster County woman previously convicted of the murder of her husband is set to begin Tuesday, Feb. 18. Julia Surbaugh was facing a life sentence for the first degree murder conviction
The Morgantown Police Department has made an arrest following an investigation into hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity. Police received information that 19-year-old man was injured as a result
West Virginia children are more likely than others to develop cavities or suffer from tooth pain, according to the U.S. Surgeon General's report. This month especially, local dentists are trying to fight those odds.
The collection will last for the entire semester ending on May 1.
Emergency personnel respond to vehicle accidents on a daily basis, whether its bad weather outside or not. But they believe this winter the numbers have been even higher than normal. "With cold weather
The WVU School of Dentistry hosts the Give Kids a Smile event each year to celebrate Children's Dental Health Month. Parents bring their kids from ages one to seventeen in to get check ups. Like Nasira
People like the Irwins say they still don't trust the water. They'd rather melt snow to use for bathing, cleaning, and drinking.
Sometimes women aren't always clear about what they want from their significant others on Valentines Day. "My perfect Valentine's Day would be just to relax. Have a nice enjoyable evening and just watch
Winter weather can cause several problems during and after a storm Drivers may have had trouble with the roads Thursday morning, but even after the snow melts there may be more issues in store for the
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday evening an independent team will conduct home water testing for those affected by the crude MCHM chemical leak on Jan. 9.
She's improving every day, and is now able to use the litter box and eat and drink on her own.
Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem not only in West Virginia but all across the United States. Law enforcement said they don't see the problem going away any time soon. "Prescription drugs
Spevock said Pebbles makes the people happy and helps them to be more relaxed.
The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways held an informational workshop January 15. The public was invited to come discuss the proposed I-79 Interchange Project. The project
A Doddridge County teenager charged with fatally shooting his parents and younger sister has pleaded guilty.
A Morgantown teenager has pleaded guilty to the July 2012 murder of Star City teen Skylar Neese.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the country and here in West Virginia. Many times doctors say women don't recognize the symptoms or ignore them because they're more focused on take care of the people around them.
There are hundreds of crimes against children in West Virginia every year and only 18 troopers to deal with the cases. "It's nowhere near enough. Our troopers are overwhelmed. The ones that are assigned
We can all agree mother nature hasn't been all that friendly to us this winter. Between snow, flooding, and negative temperatures; we have seen it all this winter. While we all may be suffering the winter
Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy said the sheriff's department has arrested Joseph Metz, 39, and charged him with two counts of murder in connection to the deaths of his mother and grandmother.
Water levels are high along the Tygart Valley River in Randolph County. Residents have seen the ice build up on the river banks in the past few weeks with the recent polar temperatures that have affected
Two men were killed and two men were injured as they were making structural repairs to the tower when it fell.
There is a confirmed working structure fire on Nebraska Street in Westover. Westover Fire Department as well as several other fire departments have responded and are on scene. 12 News has dispatched
Jeff McIntyre, President of West Virginia American Water told a state committee on Monday, Feb 3, the reason for not shutting down the intake was complex, cold weather played a factor.
Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department reported that a Lewis County EMS ambulance slid off of the road and hit a house. This happened just south of Jane Lew on Route 19. The ambulance was on the way to a
A major problem going on Saturday evening: ice jams across creeks and streams all over the Valley.Ice is jamming up at Little Wheeling Creek, Short Creek, and at Big Wheeling Creek and that's just in Ohio
We finally experience a break in the weather, but the constant cycle of freezing and thawing could mean more problems.
Corporal James Baker of the Morgantown Detachment of the West Virginia State Police is being hailed as an guardian angel after saving man who was choking.
Between the chemical leak and near constant winter weather, most classrooms sat empty this month. Now teachers and students are eagerly playing catch-up.
The board of education voted 3-1, after meeting in executive session, to offer Manchin the job and offered him a three-year contract that will take effect on July 1, 2014.
The West Virginia Wildlife Center is located in Upshur County in north central West Virginia, 12 miles south of Buckhannon on State Route 20.
A project benefiting the city of Wheeling, more specifically, the homeless, is under way. Mats and hats, made of grocery bags knotted into a yarn-like string called "plarn" are being created, and the
With students out of school for such a long period of time, one local high school has successfully found a way to get school work to their students on a snow day.
A local painters union held a training session on corrosion protection today. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades gathered at its training center in Lewis County to discuss protective
West Virginia American Water officials issued a press release on Monday, Jan. 27. Officials say that ongoing around-the-clock flushing, sampling and testing have produced on-detectable or extremely low levels of MCHM.
West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director Mark A. Manchin has plans to fill the Harrison County School Superintendent position left vacant by Susan Collins.
The annual Homelessness Count sets up shop at the Bus Depot in Morgantown. Some volunteers are hoping that the cold spell that came through the area Monday, January 27 encouraged the homeless population
A 79 year old missing Nicholas county man was found dead on Friday, Jan 24. Investigators believed he died as a result of injuries sustained during this recent round of cold, frigid temperatures.
More than 200 employees in three different locations across the valley are preparing to help residents not just through the cold weather, but also for what comes after.
Morgantown, W.Va.--There are tons of television shows today that imitate real life crimes. From "CSI", "NCIS", to Showtimes delightfully gruesome hit "Dexter"; there's something about crime and murder
Teagan is one of the animals that Pet Helpers has in a foster home. Hartman said she has rarely seen a dog in such a bad condition.
It's been a huge stress for more than a quarter of Wheeling residents, but there may be hope for them after the recent flood insurance hikes.
Wet boots and wet gloves sent employees searching for warmth inside their vehicles.
Walker said the main areas that need to be hit include the front and back windshields, all the windows, and the lights.
A safety smart study conducted last year shows that 37 of the 50 states do not have laws in place that imposes fines or penalties for failing to remove accumulated ice or snow from vehicles.
General mistrust continues to surround the quality of the drinking water in the Kanawha Valley, based on hundreds of complaints submitted by 13 News viewers.
A fatal accident on Route 8 claimed the lives of three local teens on Saturday night, following a collision with a New Manchester VFD fire truck.
Classes were canceled Monday at Fairmont State University in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, but that did not stop students and faculty from doing work as they packed boxes of hygeinic products for the Fairmont Soup Opera.
Work at the Harrison County Mine is scheduled to resume Monday after being temporarily idled from Jan. 18.
Authorities in Marshall County are searching for a suspect after they found a dead dog near Washington Lands.
The first official presidential search committee for West Virginia University met this afternoon. The committee consists of more than 20 faculty members, staff, alumni, students, and others involved with
A concussion is a brain injury which results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function and symptoms can last from a few days to several months.
The man who allegedly murdered a woman in an apartment building back in December was indicted by a grand jury on two separate charges on Friday.
A Television crew came to West Virginia to get stories of Shannon Stafford. A woman who was shot to death by her estranged father in law in a parking in April 2012. Mary Newton was a friend and Stafford's
Population in West Virginia's northern counties is growing as natural gas is being extracted from the Marcellus Shale.
Arraignments for the January 2014 term of the Harrison County grand jury were held in Judge Thomas Bedell's chambers Thursday. Among those arraigned, Sidney Muller, of Fairmont, accused of the shootings
Many people believe there is no better way to pay tribute to a fallen soldier than by burying them with honor. That's where National Cemetery's step in. "What the veterans have done for our country and
Many residents are encountering discolored water and sentiment during the flushing process. West Virginia American Water says this is all normal.
West Virginia University organized a water drive to help residents affected by the chemical spill. Students were happy with the end result. They collected more than 40 cases of water, 76 rolls of paper
West Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Dive Team is continuing the investigation into the Joshua Oberg case. Oberg was reported missing in January 2012. Robert Eugene Siron,
Lawmakers have been waiting for a call to return to Charleston for the legislative session in light of a chemical leak that left 300,000 West Virginia American Water customers under a "do not use" order since Jan. 9.
Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano identified the man as Shon Aaron Spencer, 49, of Nutter Fort.
A pedophile from Mercer County faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of possession of child pornography.
The plane is unique because it's the only one equipped to lower itself to the ground in an emergency.
It will use this technology to check on plates that may lead officers to stolen vehicles or ones that are part of an amber alert.
It was eight years ago Thursday that 12 miners died in the Sago Mine in Upshur County. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on January 2, 2006. The blast and mine collapse trapped 13 miners for nearly two days.
Mary Poe will retire from leading the West Virginia National Cemetery this Friday. Poe worked for the government for 35 years and moved to Grafton in 2008 to take the position as the director of the National
A woman is dead after a fire on Fairchance Road in Monongalia County just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Monongalia County Sheriff's Lt. R.A. Gidley said firefighters found the house to be fully involved upon
For the eighth year in a row, more than a dozen hardy souls gathered on the banks of the Tygart Valley River to brave the waters for the annual polar plunge.
A Clarksburg family welcomed their newborn son at the start of New Year's Day. Austin Elliot Ward was born at 12:17 a.m at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Kaci Rogers-Ward and Turner Ward of Clarksburg are
The Red Cross said just one pint of blood donated can save up to three lives.
While some people may think of Lamp and the others as heroes, he said they were just doing their job.
The fight to save one thousand jobs at Ormet continues today.The United Steelworkers just finished a teleconference to set the record straight and update the public about their recent efforts to get Ormet
According to Attorney Patrick Mcfarland both parties reached an agreed upon resolution.
Thousands of dollars worth of toys were given away in Morgantown to people in need for the holidays. There was also tons of food that was collected. But some organizations say it's important to remember
Morgantown Police are investigating reported inappropriate behavior at the Northside Station of the Morgantown Fire Department. Police Chief Ed Preston said police are investigating the viewing of pornography
Amanda Dawn Channell, 34, of Valley Head has been identified as the driver.
Almost everyone has heard the saying "There's no place like home for the holidays". Throughout the next couple of days, millions of people will be heading to their Christmas destination. "We are from
Imagine a situation where every time your neighbors did laundry, your basement flooded. Or having to spend hundreds of dollars a month for laundromats and dining out. This situation is very real for residents
Carpenter said the heart attack has made him change his outlook on life.
In addition to wine, whiskey, and moonshine, Heston Farm has a laundry list of items that make great gifts.
The Weston Police Department is investigating the death of a Weston man as a possible homicide. George Hess, 82, died last week at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg after an assault
You can find those one of a kind items at Ron Hinkle Glass in Upshur County.
Former Fairmont State University Vice President and Chief Information Officer, David Tamm, is facing federal embezzlement charges.
Unlike fake trees which cannot be easily reused and end up in landfills, real trees have many uses after Christmas.
The group has teamed up with MCM Business Systems to gather items on the Harrison County Humane Society's Christmas wish list.
Former MIT President, Dr. Charles Vest died Dec. 13 at age 72 from pancreatic cancer. Vest was a WVU alumnus and a member of the Board of Governors and the Academy of Distinguished Alumni. He was the
Thousands of dollars worth of toys and more than 20 tons of nonperishable food items were sorted the week of December 9 at the Armory in Morgantown, all to be donated to needy families in Monongalia County during
For many, the holidays are about spending time with family. "It's a time for us to get together and show our togetherness. Its certainly a time for us to be with our grandchildren," said Bob Gribben,
Troopers said the principal stated that Parsons was cleared following an initial investigation, but complaints continued. That's when the principal alerted authorities.
Students at Tunnelton Denver Elementary School and South Preston Middle School were evacuated Friday afternoon after being exposed to higher-than-normal levels of carbon monoxide.
West Virginia University officially welcomed it's new interim president today. Gordon Gee will return to WVU as president after Jim Clements steps down. The university held a welcoming reception and
West Virginia University's Board of Governors approved a summer deadline for selecting the university's 24th president on Thursday, Dec. 5.
The transformation began in July, but it wasn't until Wednesday that the Salem Correctional Center officially opened.
Buffey's lawyers said there is DNA evidence that he is not to blame, but Assistant Prosecutor David Romano argued against that.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors met for a third emergency session Tuesday, but took no action on either an interim president or a process to name the permanent replacement for Jim Clements, who assumes his new post at Clemson University January 1.
Now the building is complete with four classrooms, a cafeteria, and a playground.
Nine schools from our area participated in the 2013 RESA Seven Science Bowl at Fairmont State University on Tuesday. The Science Bowl is prior to the 2014 National Science Bowl, a tournament-style academic
Living out of an RV may not sound like much fun, but for Pat Brooks, this is exactly how he wants to live.
It's been more than two years since Aliayah Lunsford disappeared from her Lewis County home.
Webster County first responders rescued a man and a woman from Sugar Creek after their ATV was swept away around 11 p.m. Tuesday. The Diana Volunteer Fire Department, Webster Springs Fire Department Swift
Every ten minutes someone is added to the organ transplant waiting list. An average of 79 people receive organ transplants each day. But because of a shortage in donations, 18 more people die each day
The West Virginia University Police Department was recognized for it's safety and security programs. The West Virginia University Police Department ranked in Security Magazine's Top 500 picks in the security
The week of November 18 through November 25 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child.
The Harrison County 911 Center said it happened on Route 57, near the Barbour and Harrison County line Sunday afternoon, just before 3 p.m.
Four people were indicted by the grand jury investigating the Steubenville rape case on Monday, including Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Michael McVey.
A Fairmont man accused in the shooting deaths of four people appeared in Harrison County court Monday for a preliminary hearing.
Lowe will now move on to compete in Ms. Wheelchair USA in July.
A special session of the October 2013 Preston County grand jury has indicted a Bruceton Mills man on 13 sex crime charges.
This year, more than ever, families around the Ohio Valley need a little more help putting a Thanksgiving dinner on the table, and Major Sue Dewan with the Salvation Army says there's been a 15 percent
Officials gathered in Grant County, east of Tucker County for the ceremony.
A man is dead after a fire at a home on Parkview Avenue in Westover, according to officials with the Westover Volunteer Fire Department. The fire started early Friday morning.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors has narrowed its list of potential candidates for interim president without naming anyone specifically.
Eddie Jack Washington has cut his trial short by pleading guilty to three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony in connection with a 1974 triple homicide at Windmill Park in Fairmont.
A Massachusetts company wants to harness the Mon River to generate power. Upper Mon River Association members said Free Flow Power wants to install turbines at the Morgantown and Opekiska locks.
On Wednesday, school officials and the Upshur County Sheriff's Department toured French Creek Elementary. It will be one of the seven elementary schools designated a satellite location for the PRO program.
It was industry meets the classroom today in Marshall County where students are studying up on a field that has transformed the state they live in. On Tuesday afternoon, students got to put away their
The Amber Alert GPS is a communication and location device that helps parents keep in touch with their children.
The trial of a man accused in a 1974 Fairmont triple murder is underway in Marion County Monday.
Emergency medical workers across the state are fighting a proposal by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to contract out non-emergency medical transports in the state.