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Coal mining deaths nearing record low Improved figures coincide with drop in Appalachian coal output

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation’s coal mines are on pace for a record low in...

Coal mining deaths nearing record low Improved figures coincide with drop in Appalachian coal output

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation’s coal mines are on pace for a record low in...

From an embarrassment of riches, Opus sings with grace

When choruses program concerts, they have to sort through an embarrassment of riches: More than 1,000 years of compositions. In its excellent Christmas concert, Opus Chorale, the 16-voice chamber chorus, sampled music from across the choral canon,...

Police search for suspects in South Hills home invasion
Police search for suspects in South Hills home invasion

Charleston Police are looking for four men in connection with an armed home invasion that happened in South Hills Sunday morning, emergency officials said.

At around 9 a.m., three men broke into a home on Gordon Drive, according to a criminal...

Prosecutor says videos disqualify Williams as witness

It would be almost impossible for a Charleston police officer suspended after allegedly making racially insensitive videos to be called as a witness in a criminal case — especially one involving a black defendant, according to Kanawha County...

Alpha settles 3 selenium suits at W.Va. mines

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – Seven Alpha Natural Resources affiliates in West Virginia will pay a $350,000 civil penalty to settle selenium discharge lawsuits.

Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha says the settlement resolves three lawsuits involving...

Gas prices continue to drop
Gas prices continue to drop

Motorists will enjoy lower gas prices for holiday travel, and they can expect those savings to roll into the New Year, according to some forecasts.

Across the country, most gas stations are lower than $2.50 per gallon, according to a GasBuddy....

WVU, Herd women clash at Capital Classic
WVU, Herd women clash at Capital Classic

At least on paper, today’s Capital Classic pitting West Virginia University against Marshall is shaping up to be the most competitive in years.

The Mountaineers (8-1), who are ranked nationally and have won six in a row, will square off...

WVU defense, halfcourt offense combine to beat N.C. State 83-69

NEW YORK — West Virginia leads the nation in steals and Saturday night at Madison Square Garden North Carolina State found out what a lethal weapon that can be.

And Mark Gottfried didn’t like what he...

Funerals for: December 21, 2014

Boggs, Reba 1 p.m. Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley.

Brotherton, Jaxon 2 p.m., Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Griffith, Juanita 2 p.m., Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Kuhn,...

Penny Sampson

Penny Gail Sampson, 57, of Alum Creek, died Mon., Dec. 1, 2014. Arrangements are in care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Jerry Lee Pauley

Jerry Lee Pauley, 79, of South Charleston, died Dec. 20, 2014. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston is handling the arrangements.

Louvernia Clendenin
Louvernia Clendenin

Louvernia Gay Clendenin, 78, of Charleston, passed away at the Hubbard Hospice House Friday, December 19, 2014.

She was a nurse and had worked for In Home Care, Charleston.

Louvernia was a lifelong resident of Charleston, a graduate...

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