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1 year 5 months ago

4.3 magnitude earthquake reported in Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West...

3 years 6 months ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

3 years 9 months ago

Byrd burial service planned for today

A private burial is planned for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery. Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, next to his late wife Erma. The burial is the final moment of farewell for the elder West Virginia statesman...

3 years 9 months ago

President attends Byrd memorial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama has arrived in West Virginia to honor the late Robert C. Byrd's legacy. The president's plane landed at Charleston's Yeager airport shortly before 11 a.m., Friday. Vice President Joe Biden joined Obama on the tarmac. The two men and several ranking congressional...

3 years 9 months ago

Four mine supervisors face charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say four Massey Energy Co. supervisors have been charged with crimes stemming from a fatal fire at a West Virginia mine in 2006. Booth Goodwin, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, says the men are accused of failing to conduct...

4 years 3 weeks ago

2010 Final Four features familiar, unusual

One of the most unpredictable NCAA tournaments in recent history served up a bit of the familiar for the Final Four and a good dose of something completely different. Coached by Bob "Huggy Bear" Huggins, West Virginia will make its first appearance since 1959, back when Jerry West played guard....

4 years 1 month ago

Snowflakes falling in Deep South

Snow is falling in the north Georgia mountains and as far south as the Atlanta area, while several Southeastern states are seeing flakes or under winter storm warnings. North Alabama reported snow mixed with icy rain early Tuesday and a winter weather advisory is in effect for most of...

4 years 2 months ago

Military helicopter crashes in West Virginia

Mountainous terrain is hindering efforts to reach a Navy helicopter that crashed Thursday during a training exercise in a remote, area of West Virginia. West Virginia National Guard Lt. Col. Mike Cadle says military crews circling overhead are in touch with the aircraft. Trees at the crash site were...

4 years 5 months ago

Ghost hunters find bones in mansion wall

Wellsburg, West Virginia's sprawling Aspen Manor mansion was built in 1895 by the Vandergrift family as a boys' getaway that hosted gambling and cockfights. Later, the Catholic community took over and turned it into an assisted living home where nuns and priests once lived. Most recently it's been...

4 years 7 months ago

Fort Carson soldier killed in Iraq

A Fort Carson soldier serving in Iraq was killed when his vechile crashed. The one-vehicle rollover claimed the life of Sgt. 1st Class Duane A. Thornsbury, 30, of Bridgeport, West Virginia. He died Sept.12 in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson,...

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