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Feds say broken rail caused Fayette County train derailment
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Feds say broken rail caused Fayette County train derailment

February’s derailment of a CSX oil train in Fayette County, which sparked a fire that destroyed one home and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents, was caused by a broken rail, an investigation by the Federal Railroad Administration...

MSHA official details Upper Big Branch record

The criminal trial of Don Blankenship continued today, with a ruling to allow jurors to hear telephone calls that the former Massey Energy CEO recorded and testimony from a federal government analyst about safety violation data from Massey’s...

Judge approves water crisis class-action suit

A federal judge has approved efforts to pursue class-action liability claims against West Virginia American Water Co. and Eastman Chemical Co. over the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill that contaminated the region’s water supply.


Feds charge St. Albans man with manufacturing cocaine

Federal investigators have charged a St. Albans man after finding a hidden room in his home allegedly used to manufacture cocaine.

A criminal complaint charging Christopher Ayash with manufacturing cocaine was unsealed Thursday by U.S....

Governor appoints new PSC commissioner

After more than nine months, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has filled a vacancy on the three-member West Virginia Public Service Commission, the agency that regulates the state’s utilities.

Tomblin announced Friday that Kara Cunningham Williams, ...

Boil-water advisory

The Department of Health and Human Resources has lifted the boil-water advisory for customers in South Meadow Bridge, W.Va. 20, and Patterson Mountain Road to Summers County.

Nitro High dismissing early because of power outage

Nitro High School will dismiss students at 10:30 a.m. because of a power outage, according to a recorded message from Kanawha County schools.

GOP in tumult after McCarthy’s withdrawal from speaker race
GOP in tumult after McCarthy’s withdrawal from speaker race

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Jolted by political lightning for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his...

Fayette County faces $450k budget shortfall

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – Fayette County officials say they’re facing a $450,000 budget shortfall next year as tax revenues decline.

The Register-Herald reports the decline in revenue is...

Retired Air Force colonel named executive director of WVU Alumni Association

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Retired Air Force Col. Sean Frisbee has been named executive director of the West Virginia University Alumni Association.

The association announced Frisbee’s appointment Thursday....

Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A shooting outside an Arizona university dormitory early Friday left one person dead, three others wounded and the suspected shooter in custody, a school official said.

The gunfire erupted in a parking lot at the...

Funerals for: October 09, 2015

Baber, Norman M. 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Brown, Cora 11 a.m., Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Cline, Nealie 1 p.m., Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert.

Coleman, Horace W. Jr. ...

Garland O. Gibbs

Garland O. Gibbs, 73, of Mason, passed away Oct. 7, 2015 at CAMC Teays Valley after an extended illness. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Union Cemetery, Letart. Arrangements by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

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