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Blankenship: ‘If it weren’t for MSHA, we’d blow ourselves up’
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Blankenship: ‘If it weren’t for MSHA, we’d blow ourselves up’

Five months before the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, then-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship worried aloud about “the craziness” at some Massey operations and told a trusted lieutenant that federal Mine Safety and Health Administration...

Blankenship: ‘If it weren’t for MSHA, we’d blow ourselves up’
Blankenship: ‘If it weren’t for MSHA, we’d blow ourselves up’

Five months before the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, then-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship worried aloud about “the craziness” at some Massey operations and told a trusted lieutenant that federal Mine Safety and Health Administration...

Prosecutor charges six Baltimore officers in Gray’s death

BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.”...

Clay County man pleads no contest in attack on TV reporter

CLAY, W.Va. -- A Clay County man accused of attacking veteran television reporter Bob Aaron with a camera tripod last year pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony destruction of property charge.

Howard Jeffery Lilly, of Bomont, entered the plea...

Freedom Industries proposes settlements, liquidation plan

Freedom Industries is proposing a series of legal settlements with former company owners and with victims of the January 2014 chemical spill as part of a $6.7 million plan to resolve the company’s bankruptcy case.

On Thursday evening,...

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is full of thrills but quickly forgettable
Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is full of thrills but quickly forgettable

LOS ANGELES-It would be silly to pretend that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” isn’t good at what it does, that it’s not proficient at delivering superhero thrills for those who crave them most.

With a budget of $250 million,...

More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing
More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

WASHINGTON (AP) – The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.

For more than one in four renters, housing and utilities consume at least half their family...

Four-year-old killed in rollover accident

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said a woman from Paris, Kentucky was heading south on Interstate 79 about 6 a.m. Thursday when she apparently lost control of her 2003 GMC Envoy SUV near the Frametown exit and rolled the vehicle several...

Boil-water advisories

The boil-water advisory issued for the Rainelle Water System has been lifted.

The Fenwick Mountain Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for its entire water system.

Customers in that area should boil their water...

Marshall medical school dean establishes scholarship

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The dean of Marshall University’s medical school has established a scholarship at the school in honor of his wife.

The university has announced that the Mary R. Shapiro Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that ...

Bluefield State board chairman resigns after email

It’s a common but embarrassing mistake: replying to an email with a response meant for only some on a message chain, but accidentally hitting “reply all” and sending your thoughts to more people than intended.

Roger Topping,...

Funerals for: May 01, 2015

Atkins, Elva A. 11 a.m., Bartlett

Bell, Sara 12:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter

Brown, Thurman 11 a.m., Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

Cadle, Tiauanna 6 p.m., Teays Valley Church...

Juanita L. Steele

Juanita Laverna Steele, 91, of Mount Lookout, died April 21, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mount Lookout. In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated. Arrangements by White Funeral Home,...

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