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W.Va. gas explosion burns 5 homes, shuts highway

Gas Explosion

The explosion, triggered by the rupture of a 20-inch gas main, occurred near Sissonville just before 1 p.m., Kanawha County Fire Coordinator C.W. Sigman said. Kent Carper, president of the Kanawha County Commission, said flames had been shooting 50 to 75 feet into the air before the fire was extinguished. "It sounded like a Boeing 757. Just a roar," he said. "It was huge. You just couldn't hear anything. It was like a space flight."


Video: Renoir painting found at flea market

A woman unknowingly purchased a Renoir painting at a flea market which may fetch up to $100,000 at an upcoming auction.



European slowdown hitting some states hard

Eurozone Risk to U.S.

The European meltdown is weighing heavily on the U.S. economy, with states that rely heavily on exports most at risk from the deepening crisis overseas. An analysis by Wells Fargo estimates that Utah and West Virginia economies face the biggest risk from the problems in the eurozone, while many Western states including Wyoming and Colorado are unlikely to see much impact.


Husband allegedly enslaved wife in chains for 10 years


A West Virginia man was arrested Thursday for allegedly making his wife his slave, abusing her and holding her hostage for almost a decade.


For those without power, patience wears thin, tempers flare

Power Outage

Across the Midwest and up and down the East Coast, millions of people are living without power. And they are not happy about it. More than 900,000 households remain without power early Wednesday in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio, the states hardest hit by the storm Friday night that packed 80-mph winds.


6 Kids, 2 Adults Killed in W.Va. House Fire

House Fire

A fire tore through a two-story home that had no functioning smoke detectors Saturday in West Virginia's capital city, killing eight family members, including six children, the city's mayor said. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said he believed it was the city's deadliest fire in at least six decades. Jones said only one smoke detector was found in a cabinet, and it was not working.

Senh: Make sure fire alarms are installed and working properly. It's always the one time you don't check that tragedies like this happen.


Hackers post W.Va. police officers' personal info

Hackers affiliated with the Anonymous hacking group obtained more than 150 police officers' personal information from an old website for the West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association and posted...


Democrat wins West Virginia governor's race

Democrat wins West Virginia governor's race

Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin has won a special election for governor in West Virginia, overcoming Republican attempts to tie him to President Barack Obama and the health care plan.


FBI: 3-Year-Old's Disappearance Considered Crime- Coast-to-Coast Search for Missing Oregon Cyclist

Federal investigators say the disappearance of a 3-year-old West Virginia girl is now considered a crime, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.


Andy Dick to Stand Trial on W.Va. Sex Abuse Counts

Andy Dick to Stand Trial on W.Va. Sex Abuse Counts

Entertainer Andy Dick ordered to stand trial in West Virginia on 2 felony sex abuse charges.


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