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Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion

Mine Disaster Victims' Relatives Say They're Still Owed Millions

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Relatives of three of the 29 men killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster say Alpha Natural Resources has yet to pay th...

Remembering Upper Big Branch

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia community is remembering the 29 coal miners who died in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. An ...

Gary May Sentenced To Nearly 2 Years In Jail For Mine Explosion

AP | By JOHN RABY | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former superintendent at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in a 2010 explosion has been sentenced to nearly two y...

Feds Uphold Conviction In Mine Explosion Case

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of an ex-security chief who lied to investigators and ordered a subordina...

Excessive Coal Dust Blamed For WV Mine Disaster

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Faced with a small methane gas fire that couldn't be extinguished in a highly volatile underground mine, at least two victim...