BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia community is remembering the 29 coal miners who died in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
An explosion fueled by methane and coal dust tore through the former Massey Energy mine near Montcoal three years ago Friday. It was the worst U.S. coal mine disaster in four decades.
The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce is unveiling a memorial marker on the courthouse lawn. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has asked West Virginians to observe a moment of silence at 3:01 p.m., the time of the blast.
The criminal probe of the blast is continuing. Two former mine officials are behind bars, while the ex-president of a different Massey mine awaits sentencing in a related conspiracy case.
A high school on Oahu has banned the popular kendama game.
Following a 1-11 season, sources tell KHON2 that changes will be made to the University of Hawaii football coaching staff, as defensive coordinator Thom Kaumeyer and linebackers coach Tony Tuioti will not return next season.
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for robbing the Territorial Savings Bank on Kapahulu Avenue.