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Crude oil trains could derail at 10 per year, feds predict

BILLINGS, Mont. – The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an...

Crude oil trains could derail at 10 per year, feds predict

BILLINGS, Mont. – The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an ...

Road trip ends with another loss

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Freshmen William Lee and Chris Cokely had double-doubles to lead Alabama-Birmingham past Marshall 72-54 Saturday night at Bartow Arena.

The result hands Marshall (9-18, 5-9 Conference USA) its second loss in a row and...

Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read
Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read

There’s a serious problem that’s plaguing many people: reader’s block.

It’s sort of like writer’s block, but for readers — you keep trying to read the same book, but you can never finish it. You stop in...

Too many Americans ‘lost in Standland”

Too many Americans ‘lost in Standland”

Editor:

I’m not surprised Rick Steelhammer was denied a visa for Uzbekistan (“In a Kyrzbekistan Frame of Mind,” January 11). But it probably had nothing to do with...

Affordable Care Act saved mother’s life

ACA saved mother’s life

Editor:

My mom has struggled with her weight for as long as I can remember. There were always reasons not to have gastric bypass surgery, such as risk, stigma and fear, but the largest barrier was that she...

Browne shines as Mountaineers defeat No. 22 Oklahoma State
Browne shines as Mountaineers defeat No. 22 Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. — Gary Browne’s focus going into Saturday’s game at Oklahoma State had little to do with offense. It was all about playing defense and keeping Phil Forte from throwing darts at...

Worth the wait: Capital wallops SC boys in MSAC final
Worth the wait: Capital wallops SC boys in MSAC final

For a lot of reasons, it was a game people had seemingly waited and waited for. But when it finally arrived, it was almost over in a flash.

Junior guard Miguel Bays poured in a career-high 26 points Saturday night, hitting 11 of 15 shots, as...

Funerals for: February 22, 2015

Anderson, Benjamin 4 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Belt, Michelle D. 1 p.m., Wilson

Boone, Orville 2 p.m., Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson.

Green, Edna 2 p.m., Greenwood Church...

Charles Lewis

Charles W. Lewis, 79, of Charleston, died Sat., Feb. 21, 2015. Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston is serving the Lewis family.

Jimmy Nottingham

Jimmy Nottingham, 60, of Indore, died Tues., Feb. 17, 2015. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Mon. at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

Robert Flanagan

Robert Flanagan, 66, of Tioga, died Thurs., Feb. 19, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon., Feb. 23, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. unti service time.

John Core

John Merle Core, 87, of Huntington, died Wed., Feb. 18, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tues., Feb. 24, at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Feb. 23, at the mortuary.

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