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Update: 3 Found Alive Inside West Virginia Coal Mine

Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said. The three were located Wednesday inside Elk Run Coal’s Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek, the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training said in a statement. The mine was described as nonoperational.

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Indie Pro-Wrestling, A Look Back: Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, we take another look at the world of independent pro-wrestling. While pro-wrestling is popular across the country and all around the world, the sport has a rich and storied history here in Appalachia. In this episode we’ll take a glimpse at the action, intensity, and drama (real-life and otherwise) that happens between the ropes. We’ll visit Madison, W.Va., where All Star Wrestling (ASW) draws hundreds of people to most matches and meet Gary Damron who...

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Downed trees mark the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Work is progressing on clearing a path for the pipeline.
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A federal court today ruled the U.S. Forest Service improperly granted permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross under national forest lands, including the Appalachian Trail.

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A West Virginia county's officials say 57 uncounted ballots have been found from the 2018 general election, all from one voting machine, so they're preparing to ask a judge for permission to include them.

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This West Virginia Morning, we have another segment in an occasional series called Recovery Stories –– conversations from the heart of the nation’s opioid crisis. Today, we hear a conversation between Dustin Aubrey and Bob Lloyd. They first met at a Dayton, Ohio, support group. Dustin’s in recovery. And Bob’s adult son struggles with substance use disorder.

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Paul Kelley's career has spanned three decades, including 21 albums and six appearances on Mountain Stage. This performance was recorded in October of 2017 when he returned with a full band and songs from his album “Life Is Fine." Enjoy the powerful “Rising Moon,” heard here.

December 13, 1861: Battle of Allegheny Mountain

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The Battle of Allegheny Mountain was fought in Pocahontas County
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On December 13, 1861, the Battle of Allegheny Mountain was fought in Pocahontas County. Following the Battle of Greenbrier River at Camp Bartow on October 3, the Confederate army had withdrawn to winter quarters atop Allegheny Mountain. Union General Robert Milroy likely believed the Confederates were demoralized and launched an attack on the cold mountain summit. Milroy’s force of about 1,900 went up against the Confederate’s 1,200 troops.

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Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said.

The three were located Wednesday inside Elk Run Coal’s Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek, the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training said in a statement. The mine was described as nonoperational.

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An invitation only Wednesday event in Charleston was billed as a symposium on marijuana, but skewed towards opposition of the drug’s legalization for medical and recreational purposes.  The event, titled The Colorado Experiment: A Look Back and What You Need to Know, touched on ecological, medical, public safety and law enforcement positions related to marijuana -- with all of the speakers standing in opposition to reforms that would provide wider access to the drug.

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West Virginia Judiciary

Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Raleigh County judge to serve a temporary term on the state Supreme Court.

John A. Hutchison of Beckley will serve until a 2020 special election, with the winner serving the remainder of Justice Allen Loughry's term through 2024. The court had a vacancy after Loughry resigned.

In a news release, Justice called Hutchison "one of the most conservative, respected jurists in the state of West Virginia."

Senator Joe Manchin will become the Democrats' top member on the Senate committee devoted to energy issues.

West Virginia’s poet laureate Marc Harshman won the 20th Annual Blue Lynx Prize. Winning the national poetry competition led to the publication this year of his latest compilation of poetry entitled "Woman in Red Anorak." Harshman spoke from his home in Wheeling.


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