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Lumberjack contests thrill family
Chain saws are buzzing, axes are flying and let the wood chips fall where they may.
The chain saw competition at the Mountain State Forest Festival pitted father and son for bragging rights as to which West Virginian could fell more timber in the fastest time.
Landowners sue FirstEnergy over waste
More than 50 West Virginia and Pennsylvania property owners are suing FirstEnergy over groundwater pollution, soggy yards and foundation damage they blame on a leaking coal ash impoundment and the 7-mile waste pipeline that feeds it.
Logging truck inspected before it hit train
A logging truck that collided with a sightseeing train in West Virginia was inspected about two days prior to the accident and no problems were found, a state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman said Monday.
Fatal accident: ‘I could not believe when I pulled up there’
Volunteer fire chief Buster Varner was giving a safety demonstration at a school when a real call came in: A logging truck had collided with a passenger train at a crossing in the remote mountains of West Virginia.
One dead after truck and train collide
A logging truck collided Friday with a train carrying passengers on a scenic tour in peak fall foliage season in the West Virginia mountains, killing one person and injuring 24 people Friday, authorities said.
Two of the rail cars turned on their sides and logs lay spilled about.
One dead, three hurt in W.Va. house explosion
One person was killed and at least three others were injured in an early morning house explosion Friday in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said.
Jackson also told media outlets that a natural gas leak was reported just before the house blew up in the Hooverson Heights neighborhood just outside Follansbee.
Ex-cop waved off bystanders before shooting
The ex-police officer who opened fire on a federal courthouse in West Virginia was a trained shooter who knew how to kill, yet federal officials said Thursday that he waved people away moments before he started spraying bullets into the glass facade and was later shot dead by law enforcement.
Ex-cop killed after firing at U.S. courthouse in Wheeling
A retired police officer armed with an assault weapon and a handgun fired up to two dozen shots at a U.S. courthouse in West Virginia on Wednesday before police returned fire and killed him, authorities said.
Mingo judge resigns, pleads guilty to conspiracy
Suspended Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy in a scheme to protect the reputation of the county sheriff who later was slain in an unrelated shooting.
Shutdown takes half U.S. mine inspectors off the job
Fewer than half of the inspectors with the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration are working during the continuing federal government shutdown, and they’re focused mainly on mines the agency already knows have a history of hazards.
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