West Virginia Mine Explosion News
Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison
After a year in prison, an ex-West Virginia coal CEO is still seeking vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades
Ex-coal mining CEO asks Trump to resist punishing coal execs
A former coal mining executive jailed for conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards has asked President Donald Trump to resist attempts in Congress to enhance penalties for coal executives who violate mine safety and health standards.
US mine blast: Ex-coal CEO Blankenship at end of prison term
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship finishing up 1-year federal prison sentence arising from deadliest U.S. mine explosion in decades
The Latest: Ex-coal CEO Blankenship back on Twitter
Don Blankenship has jumped back on Twitter, taking up his feud with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on the day the ex-Massey Energy CEO was set to finish a one-year prison sentence.
Timeline of events in deadly blast at Upper Big Branch mine
A timeline of events in West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine explosion, which killed 29 men
Celebrating 25 Years of 'World News Now': Reporting the News of the World
A look back at some of the countless stories "World News Now" has reported over the years.
Coal King Don Blankenship Reports to Low Security California Prison
West Virginia coal boss Donald Blankenship has reported to a low security prison in California to begin his one-year sentence, a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons told ABC News.
Coal King Don Blankenship Makes Last-Minute Bid to Put Off Prison
Attorneys for Don Blankenship mounted a last-minute effort to keep the disgraced West Virginia coal boss out of prison, just two days before he was scheduled to report for his first day behind bars. Blankenship’s lawyers filed an emergency stay motion Tuesday in hopes of convincing the court to
Coal Boss Gets 1 Year
Don Blankenship was convicted on charge relating to safety failures ahead of deadly mine blast.
Coal King Don Blankenship Gets 1 Year in Prison After Deadly Mine Disaster
A West Virginia judge ruled today that coal King Don Blankenship will head behind bars for a year for his role in safety violations related to an explosion that killed 29 miners six years ago this week. Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, was convicted in December of one of three counts