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.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Activists trying to save West Virginia's Blair Mountain from coal mining are planning protests at two companies that own much of the land where unionizing coal miners fought authorities in 1921.
A coalition of historic preservationists, environmentalists and others are planning demonstrations Friday at the Huntington offices of Natural Resource Partners and at the St. Louis headquarters of Arch Coal.
They're among several companies that lease or own land and control the mountain's coal reserves. Some have permits to mine.
Activists have been fighting to protect the battlefield and get it re-listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
They've been promoting their demonstrations on Facebook and waging a call-in campaign to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Spokeswoman Kimberly Osborne says the governor's office had received 115 calls by noon Thursday.