HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) - Weather officials say a storm that destroyed two mobile homes and injured two people in Teays Valley was a microburst. The storm hit yesterday with estimated wind speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour. A microburst is sinking air in a thunderstorm with a scale of less than 2.5 miles.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Exports helped support nearly 24,000 coal jobs in West Virginia in 2011. That's according to a study commissioned by the National Mining Association. It says about 35 million of the 131 million tons produced in West Virginia was exported that year.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Vandals caused a water leak at Thomas Hospital in South Charleston earlier this month. A Thomas Health System senior vice president says someone stole caps off a valve on a water pipe in a second-floor stairwell May 8. Gray says 4 inches of water accumulated in the lobby of the hospital's Clinical Pavilion.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) - The National Park Service has identified a homeless Kentucky woman who was killed by a train in the New River Gorge National River. The park service said 49-year-old Chandra Turner from Louisville, Ky., was walking along the CSX mainline tracks in a heavy rainstorm at the time.
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