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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 07:48 PM

Storm knocks out power in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A late-winter storm left more than 80,000 customers in West Virginia without electricity Thursday, sent rivers out of their banks and shut roads and schools statewide.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 07:45 PM

W.Va. governor signs comparative fault legal reform bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill changing legal protections when multiple parties are deemed at fault in a lawsuit.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Thursday night obituary update

The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Friday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Gallery: More Snow Photos in Huntington

Heavy snow covers the the area on Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Huntington.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Snow emergency declared in Boyd County

ASHLAND -- Boyd County, including the cities of Ashland and Catlettsburg, are under a state of emergency due to heavy snows and slick and dangerous roads, according to the Boyd County Emergency Management Agency.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

Many state roads closed in Lawrence County Thursday

IRONTON _ A number of state road closures remain in effect Thursday afternoon in Lawrence County, according
to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Warming stations open across Tri-State

With heavy snowfall leading to power outages across the Tri-State and low temperatures forecast for overnight, a number of warming stations have opened for those who are without power. Click for a current list of open warming stations and send your warming station information to news@herald-dispatch.com.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:42 AM

Appeals court tosses gag order in ex-coal company CEO's case

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the order Thursday, three days after hearing arguments on the issue.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:37 AM

Weather prompts numerous closings

The wintry mix from Wednesday night into Thursday morning led to a number of closings, including all area schools, daycares and Marshall University.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

More than 31,500 without power

Heavy, wet snow cut electricity to thousands Wednesday night and into Thursday.