BEAVER — James Hinkle, left, and Henry Basham work to break through the ice at Little Beaver State Park Lake Monday afternoon in an attempt to cast their fishing lines into the icy waters. “I have been fishing here for almost 60 years,” claimed Hinkle. “I have fallen through the ice once or twice, too — and I don’t plan to again.”
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Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb
Everything had to come together just perfectly to create the killer tornado in Moore, Okla.: wind speed, moisture in the air, temperature and timing. And when they did, the awesome energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
Fire chief says search almost complete in Oklahoma
The search for survivors and the dead is nearly complete in the Oklahoma City suburb that was smashed by a mammoth tornado, the fire chief said Tuesday.
Sexting will be illegal for minors in W.Va. starting July 12
It soon will be illegal for minors to sext in West Virginia.
Former legislator says stormwater runoff fee unfair
A former West Virginia legislator Tuesday decried the stormwater runoff fee imposed on some residents as unfair and uneven, warning that it is hurting businesses and individuals alike.
Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister
Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
Ways to help out the Oklahoma disaster victims
CNHI member newspaper The Norman Transcript has published a variety of ways that you can help those affected by the recent disaster in Oklahoma.
- Crews dig through the night after deadly tornado in Oklahoma
MASSIVE DEADLY TORNADO
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
Voices from the scene — ‘Everything came down on top of me’
These quotes were compiled by Reporter Michael Kinney.
Panel ponders tolls to build, maintain roads
Toll booths might some day mushroom along roads across West Virginia, giving motorists in other regions a taste of what driving has cost southern residents nearly six full decades.
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