JULIAN, W.Va. (AP) - Alpha Natural Resources is unveiling a $23 million training complex for coal miners that combines the world's best technology in a single West Virginia complex - and may save lives.
The Running Right Leadership Academy is a place where crises can be created but controlled in a 96,000-square-foot model coal mine. The space gives workers realistic preparation for the day they hope will never come.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Wheeling is increasing its sales tax and reducing its business and occupation tax. The changes are part of Wheeling's plan to eliminate the B&O tax without losing revenue.
BELINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Belington police, firefighters and residents pitched in to rescue a horse after it got stuck inside a large tire. It's not clear how the horse, named Rowdy, wound up inside the tire.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is increasing enforcement of traffic laws in highway work zones in an effort to improve safety. The Department of Transportation is using some of its federal grant money to pay for extra work zone patrols by West Virginia State Police troopers.
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