Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Members of the United Mine Workers of America have voted to ratify a settlement with bankrupt Patriot Coal.
The union said in a statement Friday night that current or laid-off Patriot workers in West Virginia and Kentucky voted 85 percent to 15 percent in favor of the agreement reached late last week.
Some 1,800 members from 13 locals were voting.
Patriot said it wants the company to survive, and union President Cecil Roberts had said the deal may let that happen.
Roberts says the deal also reduces the restoration of some benefits and the continuation of others.