Sunday, March 27, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...3-28-'11
- Lexington, Ky.-based coal producer Rhino Eastern LLC says it's idled production at its Eagle No. 1 mine in Raleigh County due to flooding in a mined out area that was leaking into active workings underneath it. The company says it stopped production after receiving two imminent danger citations from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. The citations were issued March 18th, but they were not reported by the company until a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday. Rhino says it has reduced serious violations at the mine to the point where it won't be listed by MSHA as a persistent violator and subjected to extra enforcement.
- South Charleston Police say, Friday afternoon, they captured one of the men on the run from the Raleigh County Work Release Center in Beckley. Albert Kidd, Jr. was captured at a mobile home park in St. Albans, while Chester Hensley avoided capture. Hensley and Kidd were allowed to leave the facility to attend a substance abuse meeting Monday evening, but the two never returned. They had been at the center since December. Kidd is serving time for forgery and uttering while Hensley was convicted of burglary by breaking and entering.
- The West Virginia State Police, Cabell County Sheriff's Department, and the Barboursville Police Department K-9 Unit are handling an investigation of armed robbery which occurred around 10:15 P.M. Saturday night at the Mini Mart on Route 2 in Huntington. Police say a white male wearing a bright orange hooded sweatshirt took $350 to $375, and fled the scene on foot before being picked up by a vehicle.
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