Billy Spade of Hico, West Virginia was acquitted of the battery charges levied against him after he admittedly spit tobacco juice on Westboro Baptist Church member and spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper at a 2010 protest in the capital city of Charleston.
State Police arrested four members of Climate Ground Zero after the protesters made their way onto the Marfork Coal Co. property and chained themselves to a highwall miner in yet another non-violent protest against mining in the mountains of West Virginia
On April 5, 2010 at 3 p.m. an explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch Mine in what one Massey Coal Mine Worker on his way into the mine described as a powerful "whooshing" sound as rock, debris, coal dust and smoke came rolling out of the mine.
It's a tragic and sad day in Montcoal, West Virginia today following yesterdays methane explosion at the Raleigh County coal mine. 25 confirmed dead, 2 hospitalized- 4 missing as rescue efforts stopped till holes can be drilled to releases gases.
A small earthquake today collapsed a mine near Salt Lake City, Utah. Six miners are thought to be trapped inside. The earthquake measured 4.0 on the Richter scale, not extremely strong but strong enough to damage the mine.
WASHINGTON (voa) - A miraculous rescue in Pennsylvania brought nine men out of the Quecreek Mine in Western Pennsylvania in relatively good condition after being trapped underground for 77 hours.
The miners' ordeal began late Wednesday when they ac...
PITTSBURGH (voa) - Nine miners trapped deep underground in a Pennsylvania coal mine since Wednesday are alive, and efforts are under way to pull them out.
Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, who is at the rescue site, says all nine are in "pretty...