HILLDALE — Jeremy White, left, and Wesley Justice, both with the U.S. Geological Survey, measure the water flow of the Greenbrier River with a acoustic doppler current profiler Wednesday just off W.Va. 3 in Hilldale. National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Merchant said the showers that plagued the region Tuesday and Wednesday should be cleared out, and skies should be partly sunny today.
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Alpha plans to idle coal workers
Approximately 1,100 employees at 11 Alpha Resources-affiliated surface mines, preparation plants and other support operations in southern West Virginia got notice late Thursday afternoon that their jobs could be in jeopardy.
New rules to fight black lung disease kick in today
Joe Massie has spent the last 22 years of his life fighting a disease that takes his breath away, a disease he contracted deep underground in the coal mines over a period of 30 years.
Black lung may take away his breath; it has not stilled his voice.
Zero tolerance Target Red campaign hopes to lessen intersection crashes
It happens every day.
A driver hurries on his or her way to work, school or maybe nowhere in particular. Just ahead, a green light turns yellow. With a little more gas, the vehicle just might be able to clear the intersection before that light turns red. Or maybe not.
Alpha announces intention to lay off 1,100 surface miners
The announcement dealt another blow to Appalachia's iconic, but dwindling, fossil fuel industry. The company said 2015 industry forecasts show Central Appalachian coal production will be less than half of its 2009 output. It's due to a combination of familiar factors, Alpha said: competition from cheaper natural gas, weak domestic and international markets and low coal prices.
Justice mines have violations in 5 states
A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states.
VA Greenbrier clinic to remain closed
The Department of Veterans Affairs Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic will remain closed due to ongoing correction of environmental concerns.
Protesters arrested at UMWA Rally in Pittsburgh
After marching from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to the William S. Moorehead Federal Building in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, around 15 United Mine Workers of America (UMW) leaders were arrested.
Mercer shooting sends one to hospital
One person has been shot following an apparent altercation in the Montcalm area of Mercer County.
More than 5,000 protesting new EPA rules at rally
Today, 73 buses will bring miners and UMW members to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a labor rally and march through downtown Pittsburgh.
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