West Virginia Mine Explosion News
Motion seeks to erase ex-Massey CEO Blankenship's conviction
Attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship are seeking to erase his misdemeanor conviction related to the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades
Fact: Ex-coal baron Blankenship funds 'fact-check' site
There's a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, but it obscures where it's coming from: Don Blankenship's GOP Senate campaign
Report: Ex-coal exec fails to file disclosure in Senate race
Reports says former coal executive convicted of violating federal mine safety standards after 2010 West Virginia mine explosion has failed to turn in required financial disclosure for his Senate race
Trump puts himself in middle of West Virginia GOP Senate primary
Sitting between West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey at a White House roundtable on tax reform in White Sulphur Springs Thursday, President Donald Trump literally wedged himself into the middle of the state’s heated GOP Senate primary race. While the
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
Trial of Coal King Don Blankenship Begins Today
The trial of embattled coal boss Don Blankenship is scheduled to begin today in Charleston, West Virginia, less than 40 miles from the site of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster that cost 29 men their lives five years ago. Blankenship has pleaded not guilty to a raft of charges related to the