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W.Va. miner emerges unscathed while brother dies

Posted: 04/07/2010 - MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) - First, Melvin Lynch felt his ears pop. Then the power went out at the mine where he was working. But he only learned about the explosion that killed his elder brother and 24 other colleagues about an hour later when crews working the other side of the mine emerged and told him of flying debris.

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Bomb scare appears to be misunderstanding

Updated: 04/07/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says an incident aboard a Washington to Denver flight Wednesday night appears to have been a misunderstanding after the man was confronted trying to sneak a smoke in the bathroom.

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Mongiardo gets housing stipend, stays with in-laws

Updated: 04/07/2010 - Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo has been staying with his in-laws in Frankfort while receiving a $30,000-a-year housing allowance from the state in an arrangement that hasn't gone unnoticed by budget negotiators and political rivals.

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Lethal gas stops rescuers from entering W.Va. mine

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Two full days after the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation, dangerous gases underground prevented rescuers late Wednesday from venturing into the Upper Big Branch coal mine to search for any survivors of the explosion that killed at least 25 workers.

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W.Va. basketball coach visits miners' families

Posted: 04/07/2010 - MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia men's basketball coach Bob Huggins delivered homemade pasta and Mountaineer T-shirts to the families of miners who have been killed or are missing following an explosion.

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Senior citizens gather for prom

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Some senior citizens gathered at Hazard Community and Technical College for a different kind of prom.

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Fires burn in Virginia

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Our neighbors just across the border in southwest Virginia are also dealing with several fires.

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Miner speaks to Harry Smith

Updated: 04/07/2010 - One of the miners, who was on his way into the mines when the explosion happened Monday, talked to CBS’s Harry Smith on The Early Show.

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AP: Emergency air system at WV mine was broken

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Federal inspectors at a West Virginia coal mine that blew up this week cited the operators three months ago for having fresh-air systems flowing the wrong way near two escape routes.

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Galbraith endorsed by United Mine Workers union

Posted: 04/07/2010 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The United Mine Workers of America has endorsed Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith in next year's gubernatorial election in Kentucky, a sign that Gov. Steve Beshear has lost favor with the labor union.

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