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Patriot cited in double fatality at Boone mine
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Patriot cited in double fatality at Boone mine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At about 10 p.m. on May 9, continuous mining machine operator Rob Sammons was loading a shuttle car with coal at Patriot Coal’s Brody Mine No. 1 when a nearby mine wall exploded. Sammons was knocked to the floor and...

Patriot cited in double fatality at Boone mine
Patriot cited in double fatality at Boone mine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At about 10 p.m. on May 9, continuous mining machine operator Rob Sammons was loading a shuttle car with coal at Patriot Coal’s Brody Mine No. 1 when a nearby mine wall exploded. Sammons was knocked to the floor and...

Tennant campaign: Capito gained from inside info

The campaign to elect Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to the United States Senate will begin airing a new television Tuesday alleging that her opponent, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has benefited financially from being a member of the House ...

New state fire marshal named
New state fire marshal named

FLATWOODS — The West Virginia Fire Commission moved to appoint the acting state fire marshal, Anthony Wayne “Tony” Carrico, to the permanent fire marshal’s post on Monday.

The commission...

Rahall defends anti-Jenkins ad on black lung
Rahall defends anti-Jenkins ad on black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rep. Nick Joe Rahall said Monday he stands by his latest television ad that alleges his Republican opponent, Evan Jenkins, would vote to deny black lung benefits to West Virginia coal miners.

Last week, The Washington...

Morrisey broke lawyer ethics rules, complaint alleges
Morrisey broke lawyer ethics rules, complaint alleges

A Cabell County businessman has filed an ethics complaint against West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, alleging Morrisey violated a host of lawyer rules.

In the complaint to the state Lawyer Disciplinary Board, Andrew D. Nelson, who ...

Library officials hope new levy will succeed
Library officials hope new levy will succeed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Public Library officials are hoping that on Election Day, voters will realize the library levy they see on the ballot this time around is not the same as last year’s.

The levy, up for vote Nov. 4, ...

W.Va. Muslims condemn Oklahoma slaying

The Islamic Association of West Virginia said Monday it condemns the beheading of a woman that occurred last week in an Oklahoma food processing plant,

Alton Nolen, 30, who police say beheaded the woman, is believed to have recently converted to ...

Road salt prices spike as winter looms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases five times as expensive as last season....

State Supreme Court to do away with unsigned opinions

Calling them unnecessary, West Virginia Supreme Court justices will no longer deliver unsigned opinions.

Every opinion now delivered by the court will include the name of the justice who authored it, Chief Justice Robin Davis wrote in an opinion ...

Wonderful West Virginia gets new publisher
Wonderful West Virginia gets new publisher

After 17 years, Wonderful West Virginia magazine will have a new publisher, beginning with the January 2015 issue.

The Department of Natural Resources has awarded the contract to edit and design the monthly magazine showcasing the state’s ...

Electrical issues close Winfield High

A power outage closed Winfield High School on Monday.

Assistant Principal Cathy Schoolcraft said a teacher who was helping students decorate for homecoming discovered a power outage Sunday evening that knocked out phones and other technology....

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