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W.Va. miner killed in prep plant accident identified

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Brandon E. Townsend, 34, of Delbarton, which is in Mingo County, died Wednesday after a hydraulic jack exploded on a belt press at Midland Trail Energy's Blue Creek preparation plant.

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10 Things to know for Friday

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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Ohio Amish await sentencing in beard attacks

Posted: 02/07/2013 - More than 50 Amish children could lose one parent to prison Friday when 16 men and women are sentenced in beard-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio.

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Students participate in earthquake drill

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Millions of people including students and staff at a local elementary school participated in an earthquake drill called "The Great Shakeout."

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Panetta warns of 'crisis' in military readiness

Posted: 02/07/2013 - If the billions of dollars in cuts are allowed to stand, Panetta said, he would have to throw the country's national defense strategy "out the window," and the United States would no longer be a first-rate power.

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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.

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Pleas entered in illegal gambling case

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Two men have pleaded guilty to charges related to an illegal gambling operation at a market in southeastern Kentucky,

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