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Fire at W.Va. power plant snuffed; evacuation ends

MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A fire at a West Virginia power plant that prompted a 1-mile evacuation has been snuffed.

Mike Wolfe of the Monongalia County 911 dispatch center said crews Monday were able to vent the methane tank, ending the...

Mason County 911 center reports most common emergencies of 2014

Dispatchers in Mason County worked more than 60,000 calls last year, Deputy Director RC Faulk of the Mason County 911 center said in a release Monday.

The agency released a report showing calls for the year, including the most common emergencies....

Evacuation after Monongalia power plant fire canceled

MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. — A fire at a Morgantown-area power plant was under control late Monday afternoon, and an evacuation of nearby residents had been lifted, a spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said....

Air Evac Lifeteam opens Beckley base, expands W.Va. coverage

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Air Evac Lifeteam has opened a fifth base in West Virginia.

The air ambulance service says the new base in Beckley expands its coverage in the state.

The Beckley base’s Bell 206 L4 Long Ranger helicopter is...

Oklahoma City-based American Energy merging subsidiaries

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City-based natural gas exploration and production company says it will merge two affiliates to form one of the largest energy companies in Appalachia.

American Energy Partners LP said Monday that American...

Report: Water improves in Chesapeake Bay; fisheries drop

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay has improved and oysters and underwater grasses have made gains, but declines in blue crabs and rockfish have marred progress overall for the health of the nation’s largest estuary, a...

Kanawha County pushing space heater safety

Kanawha County emergency officials are urging residents to be extra careful with space heaters during this week’s cold snap.

An incoming cold front is expected to send temperatures dropping as low as the single digits in West Virginia by...

Information sought in Hurricane vehicle break-ins

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information about two reported vehicle break-ins in Hurricane on Friday night.

The break-ins were reported on Hurricane’s Lower Overlook Drive and...

Meetings scheduled on gas pipeline through North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Energy companies that want to build a natural gas pipeline through several North Carolina counties plan to hold public meetings on the project this week in the state.

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run 550 ...

Bulletin Board: Jan. 6, 2015

Climate lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby invites the public to call toll-free at 8 p.m. Wednesday to learn about global warming and see what can be politically done to help stabilize the planet. Then join local CCL members at noon on...

Kanawha prosecutor to limit vacation carryover

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller is implementing a “use it or lose it” policy for vacation time after finding out the county will have to pay six employees who are leaving the office about $85,000 for unused leave....

Gas prices, warm weather increase Turnpike travel

Low gas prices and comparatively mild weather bought out more holiday travelers on the West Virginia Turnpike, state Parkways Authority General Manager Greg Barr said Monday.

During the 10-day Christmas travel period, from Dec. 19 through Dec....

Schools, DHHR partner to fight serious flu season
Schools, DHHR partner to fight serious flu season

With West Virginia health officials predicting a tougher-than-normal influenza season, the state departments of Education and Health and Human Resources are partnering to fight the ...