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  • Poor metallurgical coal market causes Cumberland River mining complex to close

    Poor metallurgical coal market causes Cumberland River mining complex to close

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:42:32 GMT
    Arch Coal announced July 21 that it will be idling its Cumberland River Coal Company Complex in Appalachia, Virginia due to poor metallurgical coal markets, eventually eliminating 213 full-time positions.
    Arch Coal announced July 21 that it will be idling its Cumberland River Coal Company Complex in Appalachia, Virginia due to poor metallurgical coal markets, eventually eliminating 213 full-time positions.
  • West Virginia Fire Marshal's office files felony charges against Wharton-Barrett VFD officers

    West Virginia Fire Marshal's office files felony charges against Wharton-Barrett VFD officers

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:15:42 GMT
    The State Fire Marshal has filed felony charges against the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer fire chief and one of his officers for allegedly falsifying training records.
    The State Fire Marshal has filed felony charges against the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer fire chief and one of his officers for allegedly falsifying training records.
  • Project under construction at Kentucky coal plant will catch carbon dioxide

    Project under construction at Kentucky coal plant will catch carbon dioxide

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:20:39 GMT
    The $19.5 million testing facility under construction at the E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg would capture and separate carbon dioxide from the emission stream after the coal is burned. Kentucky Gov. The facility is expected to be completed later this year and testing will conclude in 2016.
    The $19.5 million testing facility under construction at the E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg would capture and separate carbon dioxide from the emission stream after the coal is burned. Kentucky Gov. The facility is expected to be completed later this year and testing will conclude in 2016.
  • WV DHHR caseworker in Logan County admits to filing fake claims, pocketing more than $58,000 in benefits

    WV DHHR caseworker in Logan County admits to filing fake claims, pocketing more than $58,000 in benefits

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:01:54 GMT

    Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, a former caseworker in West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Logan County office, obtained more than $58,000 in benefits by filing false claims.

    Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, a former caseworker in West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Logan County office, obtained more than $58,000 in benefits by filing false claims.

  • Ohio steel company acquires assets in Severstal, part owner of Mountain State Carbon

    Ohio steel company acquires assets in Severstal, part owner of Mountain State Carbon

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:54:19 GMT
    Ohio-based AK Steel has signed a $700 million cash agreement to acquire Severstal North America’s integrated steelmaking assets in Dearborn, Michigan, as well as a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products, the company announced July 21.
    Ohio-based AK Steel has signed a $700 million cash agreement to acquire Severstal North America’s integrated steelmaking assets in Dearborn, Michigan, as well as a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products, the company announced July 21.
  • Obama administration says health subsidies will continue despite federal appeals court ruling

    Obama administration says health subsidies will continue despite federal appeals court ruling

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:10:15 GMT
    The majority opinion concluded that the law, as written, "unambiguously" restricts subsides to consumers in exchanges established by a state. That would invalidate an Internal Revenue Service regulation that tried to sort out confusing wording in the law by concluding that Congress intended for consumers in all 50 states to have subsidized coverage.
    The majority opinion concluded that the law, as written, "unambiguously" restricts subsides to consumers in exchanges established by a state. That would invalidate an Internal Revenue Service regulation that tried to sort out confusing wording in the law by concluding that Congress intended for consumers in all 50 states to have subsidized coverage.
  • Lottery Revenues Down, But Commission Remains Optimistic

    Lottery Revenues Down, But Commission Remains Optimistic

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:07:37 GMT
    At its July monthly commission meeting, West Virginia Lottery director John C. Musgrave reported $1.21 billion in lottery revenues in the 2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
    At its July monthly commission meeting, West Virginia Lottery director John C. Musgrave reported $1.21 billion in lottery revenues in the 2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
  • UVA professor proposes resourceful approach to reducing emissions

    UVA professor proposes resourceful approach to reducing emissions

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:00:14 GMT
    The push to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants, which are a major source of man-made carbon dioxide emissions, has been rapidly growing stronger over the last several years, and companies throughout the power sector have been scrambling to come up with a solution.
    The push to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants, which are a major source of man-made carbon dioxide emissions, has been rapidly growing stronger over the last several years, and companies throughout the power sector have been scrambling to come up with a solution.
  • UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

    UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:05:00 GMT
    A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people.
    A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people.
  • Stocks move higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain

    Stocks move higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:05:50 GMT
    U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading as more companies turn in solid earnings reports.
    U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading as more companies turn in solid earnings reports.
  • West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

    West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:49:40 GMT
    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.
    The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program.
    The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program.
  • WV Senator continues efforts to help employees of WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind

    WV Senator continues efforts to help employees of WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:00:03 GMT
    One West Virginia Senator is looking to work with legislative staff members to draft a bill that aims to protect the jobs of the current child care workers of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
    One West Virginia Senator is looking to work with legislative staff members to draft a bill that aims to protect the jobs of the current child care workers of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
  • Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:27:29 GMT
    The rocket damaged a house and lightly injured one Israeli in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, Samri said. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.
    The rocket damaged a house and lightly injured one Israeli in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, Samri said. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.
  • Pursuing justice in Mingo County

    Pursuing justice in Mingo County

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:00:19 GMT
    Michael Sparks, the former Mingo County prosecutor whose testimony toppled corrupt politicians charged with using public office for private gain, said the reason he didn’t request immunity from prosecution was simple enough.
    Michael Sparks, the former Mingo County prosecutor whose testimony toppled corrupt politicians charged with using public office for private gain, said the reason he didn’t request immunity from prosecution was simple enough.
  • Q&A: Shawn Patterson

    Q&A: Shawn Patterson

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:00:21 GMT
    As the popularity of natural gas continues to gain momentum throughout the country, Shawn Patterson, president of operations and project delivery for Columbia Pipeline Group, sees big things to come for the industry in West Virginia.
    As the popularity of natural gas continues to gain momentum throughout the country, Shawn Patterson, president of operations and project delivery for Columbia Pipeline Group, sees big things to come for the industry in West Virginia.
  • Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:22:55 GMT
    Fire at Glade SpringsFire at Glade Springs
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.
    No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.
  • Charles Town bakery owner makes edible works of art

    Charles Town bakery owner makes edible works of art

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-19 12:00:16 GMT
    Charles Town resident and bakery owner Sarah Schottler is an artist — and sugar cookies are her canvas. Each cookie that comes from her kitchen is baked to order and then lovingly decorated by hand.
    Charles Town resident and bakery owner Sarah Schottler is an artist — and sugar cookies are her canvas. Each cookie that comes from her kitchen is baked to order and then lovingly decorated by hand.
  • Does Common Core add up?

    Does Common Core add up?

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:30:08 GMT

    West Virginia parents weigh in on the debate over new educational standards.

    West Virginia parents weigh in on the debate over new educational standards.
  • High costs keep renewable energy at bay in West Virginia

    High costs keep renewable energy at bay in West Virginia

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:00:20 GMT
    As the Environmental Protection Agency continues to roll out proposals to lower emissions from power generation facilities, the energy sector has been encouraged to look toward using renewable sources of energy — a premise that has garnered mixed feelings throughout the Mountain State.
    As the Environmental Protection Agency continues to roll out proposals to lower emissions from power generation facilities, the energy sector has been encouraged to look toward using renewable sources of energy — a premise that has garnered mixed feelings throughout the Mountain State.
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  • Department of Health Alleges Unsafe Practices at McMechen Pain Management Clinic

    Department of Health Alleges Unsafe Practices at McMechen Pain Management Clinic

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:20:59 GMT
    The Ohio Department of Health and the West Virginia Department of Health are encouraging patients of a McMechen pain management clinic to talk with their primary care physician about testing for some infectious diseases following an investigation of the facility by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
    The Ohio Department of Health and the West Virginia Department of Health are encouraging patients of a McMechen pain management clinic to talk with their primary care physician about testing for some infectious diseases following an investigation of the facility by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
  • UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:10:50 GMT
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
  • UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:38:13 GMT
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston. 
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston.