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Raleigh County graffiti mystery vexes public workers
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:54:30 -0700

(Beckley) It is a mystery on the minds of many as they drive through Beckley and Raleigh County -- dozens of signs spray painted with the same three letters, P.A.S."Who is it? Who is doing it? My dad asks what does P.A.S. mean? Why is the A inside of a circle? We don't know," said Autumn Prout, of Woodlawn Village.There is one man who has a theory. He has been the one cleaning them, Paul Oakes ...

The Friends of Coal Auto Fair is put on hold for 2015
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:16:54 -0700

BECKLEY (WVVA) Organizers of the 12th Annual Friends of Coal Auto Fair say they are moving the event to mid-July of next year.Jay Rist, CEO, YMCA of Southern West Virginia cites...

Several boil-water advisories lifted
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:50:22 -0700

West Virginia American Water has lifted the boil-water advisory for approximately 40 customers in the following area of Glade Springs: Lake Drive from Teaberry Court to Royal Oaks, including Teaberry Court, Royal Oaks, Deer Path Lane and Flint Ridge. Raleigh County Public Service District has lifted the boil-water advisory for customers of Clear Creek System, from Goody's Place to Pine Bluff ...

UPDATE: Driver Dies After Tanker Rollover; Name Released
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 02:44:21 -0700

The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says 52-year-old Von Edwards Bower was employed by an Alpha contractor, Rogers Petroleum.

Some local areas under boil-water advisories
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:20:40 -0700

The Raleigh County Public Service District has lifted a boil-water advisory for the Slab Fork System. West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 100 customers in Victor in Fayette County. The specific streets impacted are: U.S. 60 from the Victor Booster to Shade Creek Road and all of Shade Creek Road. The advisory was issued following a water main break ...

Fuel truck overturns at Alpha surface mine, driver killed
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:55:47 -0700

A truck driver has died following an accident at an Alpha Natural Resources surface mine in Southern West Virginia.

Raleigh County Pain Clinic Under Federal Investigation
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:59:24 -0700

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the West Virginia Hope Pain Clinic in Beaver is under federal investigation.

Name released in fatal Raleigh County fire
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:34:37 -0700

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) We have learned the identity of the man killed in a fire on Sunday in Raleigh County. According to Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Palmer...

Person Killed at a Mine in Raleigh County
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:19 -0700

Officials at Alpha Natural Resources confirmed that one person is dead following a truck accident. It happened on the property of the Republic Mine in Eskdale, WV. 

Fuel Truck Driver Dies on Mine Site in West Virginia
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:09:00 -0700

BRISTOL, Va., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An employee of Rogers Petroleum, a fuel service contractor for Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) affiliate Republic Energy, Inc., has died on a coal mine haul road on the Republic Energy surface mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Republic Energy is working with state and federal agencies to complete the investigation into the circumstances of ...