| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:45 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants West
Virginians to observe a moment of silence, starting at 3:01 p.m.
Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch
mine disaster and the deaths of 29 men.
Methane and coal dust...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:58 AM
Activists: Syrian troops launch major offensive in suburb of capital Damascus
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian troops are attacking a suburb of the capital Damascus in what they described as one of the most violent campaigns since the year-old...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 4:51 AM
In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District. It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:25 PM
This week's Election 2012 candidate profile focuses on the 9th District Congressional race.
The 9th district is located in the southwest portion of the state and includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd, Craig, Carroll, and Grayson Counties, along with...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night.
Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Alpha Natural Resources has completed sealing the West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 workers in 2010.
Alpha spokesman Ted Pile tells The Register-Herald that crews put the final concrete seal in place at the Upper Big Branch mine on...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:40 AM
Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources says it's eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crutchfield says the layoffs begin...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Local Republican voters and party leaders welcomed the Romney-Ryan campaign bus to Somerset Wednesday. Although the bus wasn't carrying the presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, it delivered a message that hits close to home for many residents in America's...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:06 PM
Northside knocked off Hidden Valley for the second time in two weeks Thursday night 58 to 52. Also in Southwest Roanoke County, William Fleming was ten points better than Cave Spring 54 to 44. Elsewhere it was Glenvar 60 to 40 over James River, and...
| May 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
From Our Friends At The Associated Press: HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers accepted more than $150,000 in gifts and free food, lodging and transportation, according to the latest set of mandatory reports filed with the State...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:30 AM
In a typical year, more than one-half of the electricity generated within Maryland comes from coal-fired plants. Most of these plants burn coal shipped from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In communities all throughout the Appalachian Mountains, the...