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  • Arrests made in home break-in investigation out of Bud, WV

    Arrests made in home break-in investigation out of Bud, WV

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:38:10 GMT
    Left to Right: Cody Mills, Jeremy CableLeft to Right: Cody Mills, Jeremy Cable
    Deputies with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department captured a pair of men accused of breaking into a home. Cody Mills and Jeremy Cable, both 31-years-old, were arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The men are accused of Daytime Burglary.
    Deputies with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department captured a pair of men accused of breaking into a home. Cody Mills and Jeremy Cable, both 31-years-old, were arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The men are accused of Daytime Burglary.
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    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:28:29 GMT
    Residents in a Shady Spring home are displaced after a fire burnt down their home on Tuesday evening.
    Residents in a Shady Spring home are displaced after a fire burnt down their home on Tuesday evening.
  • Several people hit by car in Oceana

    Several people hit by car in Oceana

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:23:33 GMT
    Dispatchers say three or four people were hit by a car driving on Route 10 near the McDonald's in Oceana. 
    Dispatchers say three or four people were hit by a car driving on Route 10 near the McDonald's in Oceana. 

As West Virginians remember the 29 men who lost their lives at the Upper Big Branch mine on April 5, 2010, here is a look back at how they have been remembered over the past three years.


The Upper Big Branch mine disaster was the worst mining accident in the US since 1970.  According to the Mining Safety and Health Association, safety violations contributed to a coal dust explosion.

April 5, 2013 marks the 3 year anniversary of the Upper Big Branch tragedy.  Twenty nine miners died as a result of an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal mine in Montcoal, Raleigh County.

The Upper Big Branch mine disaster was the worst mining accident in the US since 1970.  According to the Mining Safety and Health Association, safety violations contributed to a coal dust explosion.

The explosion happened after 3 p.m. Crews worked days in attempts to rescue workers. On April 9, 2010, then-W.Va. Governor Joe Manchin announced the death toll at 29.

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