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Early Voting in West Virginia Has Begun

"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men"  Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President, United States

Summit Park Volunteer Fire Department investigated by Fire Commission

The Summit Park Volunteer Fire Department in Harrison County, West Virginia, is being investigated to determine if the fire department is in compliance with state law. The investigation was requested by the family of the late Nutter Fort volunteer firefighter, Michael Garrett. Garrett was killed February 1, 2014, while responding to a communications tower collapse in the Summit Park area.

Company involved in fatal collapse received prior citations

S & S Communications, one of the companies involved in the February 1, 2014 cell-phone tower collapse was previously cited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in 2009 after an employee fell to his death.

Explosion in Ritchie County leaves one dead

A man is dead and several others injured after an explosion occurred in Ritchie County Monday night. The explosion was reported to 911 just before 10:30 p.m. on East Myles Avenue in Pennsboro, West Virginia. Four fire departments responded to the scene to battle the blaze from the explosion which was under control by 3 a.m. The body of the man killed in the explosion has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Charleston according to reports from state police. The state police have not yet made a determination as to the cause of the blast.

Attorneys Volunteer Services to Support United Mine Workers

Yesterday, July 9, 2013, thousands of mine workers and retired miners descended upon Fairmont, West Virginia, to rally against Patriot Coal.  The UMWA is protesting the actions by Peabody Coal, Arch Coal, and Patriot Coal, with regard to health care benefits.  Miners who were promised health care benefits as part of their bargained for contracts are now in a position where those benefits may no longer be available.  The UMWA is protesting actions by Peabody and Arch which the union says caused Patriot to unavoidably go into bankruptcy.  At the Rally, UMWA President Cecil Roberts asked how a company could walk away from retirees at a time when they need their health care the most. 

8 Injured in Gas Well Site Explosion in Doddridge County, WV

Eight people were injured after an explosion at a gas well drilling site in Doddridge County, West Virginia, early Sunday Morning.  Doddridge County Emergency Services stated that the explosion occurred around 4 o'clock in the morning at a well site in New Milton, West Virginia.


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