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Alpha Natural Resources has issued 60 day WARN notices to 1100 workers at affiliate operations.  These include Highland Mining's Superior, Reylas, Freeze Fork, and Trace Fork surface mines in Logan County, the North surface mine in Mingo and Logan Counties, Black Castle Mining's surface mine in Boone County, and Independence Coal's Twilight surface mine in Boone County.  Click on the story below for more details.

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Alpha Issues 1100 WARN Notices

Alpha Issues 1100 WARN Notices

Alpha Natural Resources issued WARN notices for 1100 workers at 11 of its affiliate mines. Operations that will be idled or reduced include multiple mines in Logan and Boone Counties.


Coal Dust Rules Now In Effect

Coal Dust Rules Now In Effect

MSHA's Joe Main says he's optimistic new coal dust sampling rules will lead to better conditions inside underground mines and on surface mines and result in fewer cases of black lung.


14 Arrested At UMWA Protest In Pittsburgh

14 Arrested At UMWA Protest In Pittsburgh

Those 14 people included United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts who lead a noontime march from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center that included more than 6,000 coal miners and supporters from more than half a dozen states -- including West Virginia.


Man Area Woman Hits Husband With Car

Man Area Woman Hits Husband With Car

23 year old Mary Smith is charged with domestic battery and malicious wounding.


Assistance To Firefighters Grant

Assistance To Firefighters Grant

The Henlawson Volunteer Fire Department in Logan County is being awarded $40,600 for the purchase of an air compressor fill station.


Water Rate Increase For Williamson Residents

Water Rate Increase For Williamson Residents

The Williamson Utility Board is increasing residential rates in the final step in the 2007 tariff rate.


Mental Health Care Expansion

Mental Health Care Expansion

Lincoln County Primary Care Center in Hamlin will receive almost a quarter of a million dollars in the program.


McDowell Man Faces Charges In WV & VA

McDowell Man Faces Charges In WV & VA

22 year old George Truhlar of Crumpler has been arrested by West Virginia State Police in connection with a sex crime investigation involving underage girls.


Rally In Pittsburgh

Rally In Pittsburgh

“What we’re doing today is essential to the well-being of our country and our state."--Roger Horton, founder of Citizens for Coal


No Replacement For Hatfield

No Replacement For Hatfield

The state election commission will not allow a replacement for James “Big Jim” Hatfield on the Mingo County ballot for the November general election.


Logan County Cleanup

Logan County Cleanup

The Logan County Commission will be conducting the annual Logan County cleanup in August.


Cancer Survivor Celebration at Logan Regional Cancer Center

Cancer Survivor Celebration at Logan Regional Cancer Center

It's a day to honor those who have fought and won the battle with cancer, those who are still battling and to remember those who lost the fight.


Aracoma Story Inc. Presents  Disney's Little Mermaid Jr.

Aracoma Story Inc. Presents Disney's Little Mermaid Jr.

The production will run Thursday through Sunday nights-July 31st-August 3rd and Tuesday through Saturday night August 5th-9th. Showtime is 8:30 nightly.


Mingo Deputies Seeking Suspects

Mingo Deputies Seeking Suspects

The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department is hunting for three burglary suspects; 24 year old Justin Davis of Matewan, 40 year old Mark Canterbury of Pigeon Creek, and Billy St. Clair, who is believed to have been staying with relatives in Williamson.


Annual Tony Gill Memorial Fishing Tournament  Saturday Aug. 9th

Annual Tony Gill Memorial Fishing Tournament Saturday Aug. 9th

Friends and family of an avid fisherman from Holden gather each year to honor his memory.


Mingo County Man's Death Ruled Accidental

Mingo County Man's Death Ruled Accidental

30 year old Scott Poole was found dead on the river side of the Willamson floodwall on the morning of June 22nd.


Thornsbury In Prison

Thornsbury In Prison

Former Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury reported to prison on Tuesday. Meanwhile, numerous civil lawsuits against him are pending.


Accident At Mt. Gay & Another In Logan

Accident At Mt. Gay & Another In Logan

The first accident happened at the Mt. Gay underpass and the second one on Main Street in Logan.


Possible Penalty Increase

Possible Penalty Increase

Federal mine regulators are proposing a change in the criteria for civil penalties for health and safety violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it will publish a proposed rule that would increase attention on more serious safety and health conditions.


Another Bad Quarter

Another Bad Quarter

Arch Coal Inc reported a bigger loss in its second quarter and beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday.


Arrests Made In Boone County

Arrests Made In Boone County

A warrant sweep in Boone County Tuesday has resulted in the arrest of nearly a dozen people.


Eight Coal Mine Deaths For The First Half Of 2014

Eight Coal Mine Deaths For The First Half Of 2014

Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to eighteen for the same period last year and nineteen in 2012.


App For Students And Parents

App For Students And Parents

Logan High School has partnered with SchoolInfoApp to create a Logan High School app by for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.


Missing

Missing

40 year old Angela Gail Baisden was last seen on June 27th walking from her mother’s apartment in Buffalo Creek toward Man with a bag of clothes.


His Day In Court

His Day In Court

The former executive director of the Wyoming County Council on Aging and All-Care Home and Community Services, Robert E. “Bob” Graham, will be granted a trial to recover damages for aggravation and inconvenience from National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh.


Carney & Jarvis To Be Awarded

Carney & Jarvis To Be Awarded

Two women who were charged and convicted with obstructing a murder investigation in Mingo County only to have the convictions overturned by the West Virginia Supreme Court have been awarded more than $100,000 dollars by the Court of Claims.


Litter Control Grants

Litter Control Grants

The Wyoming County Commission is among 23 groups that will receive part of $54,000 dollars in grants for litter control programs from the state Department of Environmental Protection.


The Dave Ramsey Show

The Dave Ramsey Show

The Dave Ramsey Show is coming to WVOW AM 1290 starting on August 4th. Ramsey offers a life-changing message on how to get out of debt, build your personal wealth, and have financial peace.


Screening For New Kindergarten Kids

Screening For New Kindergarten Kids

The Logan County Board of Education is reminding parents of children who are entering kindergarten in the upcoming school year that a makeup day for health screenings will be held at Logan Elementary on Friday, August 15 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Logan, WV Day At Great American Ballpark

Logan, WV Day At Great American Ballpark

Logan, WV Day will be Sunday, August 10th as the Reds face the Miami Marlins. First pitch will be at 1:10.


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Art Grants

Art Grants

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts said they are adding a second funding cycle for professional development grants.


Conditions For Children Improving In WV

Conditions For Children Improving In WV

A private foundation said the well-being of West Virginia's children has improved over the past two decades. But there are still problem areas.


Over 300 Tons Of Little Removed

Over 300 Tons Of Little Removed

The state Department of Environmental Protection says more than 9,000 people participated in cleanups sponsored by the DEP and the Department of Transportation along roadways and streams.


Great Deals For College Students

Great Deals For College Students

The West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property says its facility in Dunbar is a valuable resource for students on a tight budget.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

More than 20 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students had the opportunity to hone their science and technology skills during LMS’s first STEM Camp.


Bon Appetit Appalachia Publishes Food Map

Bon Appetit Appalachia Publishes Food Map

Hatfield McCoy Moonshine in Gilbert and the Elkhorn Inn and Theater in McDowell County are among the destinations on the map.


Border Fishing

Border Fishing

A reciprocity agreement between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife about fishing on the Tug Fork and Big Sandy rivers is in the works.


BDC Bye Bye

BDC Bye Bye

West Virginia's Broadband Deployment Council plans to disband at the end of year. The Legislature denied the council's request this year for another $5 million to provide grants for broadband projects.


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