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Coal Outlook is Positive

The National Mining Association says things are looking up for the coal mining industry. President Hal Quinn says improvement in new-home construction and car sales in the U.S. are good signs, and global demand for coal and other natural resources will continue, espcially in developing countries. Quinn says coal is on track to become the world's primary energy source, surpassing oil by 2015. In the U.S., total coal consumption is expected to grow by 50 million tons over last year, due in part to cooler weather and natural gas prices that the Energy Information Administration predicts will jump 22 percent.

WV Families Picket in Missiouri

Some families from West Virginia picketed in St. Louis Tuesday to draw attention to concerns of the coal industry. About 175 coal mining families from West Virginia and other mining states including Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio picketed outside the federal building and the Peabody Energy headquarters. Ten people were arrested for obstructing traffic, and there's no word if those people were from West Virginia or from other states. The United Mine Workers of America wants to salvage health care benefits for retirees and widows after Patriot Coal's bankruptcy. The union blames Peabody Energy for the bankruptcy. A judge moved Patriot's case to St. Louis in November. An $802 million financing package is letting it continue operating while it restructures.

Fugitive from Texas Caught in South Charleston

Detectives from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office and the South Charleston Police Department found and arrested a fugitive Monday. 37-year old James Earl Davis was wanted for failure to appear on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Belle County, Texas. He was taken into custody as he left his job in South Charleston. While living and working in South Charleston detectives say he used the alias of Robderick Detoti Mitchell, and they discovered forged documents related to the false identity. He'll be extradicted to Texas.

Police Catch Max's Place Robbery Suspect

Detectives used surveillance video to identify a robbery suspect and make an arrest. Troy White is facing charges for smashing a cash register and grabbing money at Max's Place in Kanawha City Monday evening. White is charged with armed robbery and was arraigned before a magistrate late Tuesday night.

Police search for Kanawha City bar robber

Police are looking for someone who robbed the bar Max's Place in Kanawha City. Officers say a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves started playing the slot machine, then walked the over to the clerk with a knife behind his back, and told the woman he was going to rob her. She ran, but the robber allegedly opened the cash register and ran off with unknown amount of cash. If you have information call Charleston Police.

(304) 348-6829.

Deputy Follows Fresh Boot Prints in the Snow to Find Suspect

Kanawha County Sheriff deputies on Sunday made an arrest on an outstanding warrant for felony breaking and entering. Tommy Edward Clark was arrested on Washington Street in South Charleston after deputies were initially sent to Mazella Quarries on Oakhurst Drive near Charleston after the owner had seen a man wearing camouflage enter a trailer on the property and then flee into the woods. A deputy followed fresh boot prints in the snow for about three miles, then met with South Charleston police officers and found Clark at a home on Washington Street. In addition to the outstanding warrant, Clark faces the additional charge of breaking and entering for the incident at the rock quarry.

Charleston Police Look for Man Who Robbed a Bar

Police are looking for someone who robbed the bar Max's Place in Kanawha City. Officers say a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves started playing the slot machine, then walked the over to the clerk with a knife behind his back, and told the woman he was going to rob her. She ran, but the robber allegedly opened the cash register and ran off with unknown amount of cash. If you have information call Charleston Police.

(304) 348-6829.

Suspected Arrested in Impulse Night Club Stabbing

Police have identified the man stabbed outside the Impulse nightclub early Sunday morning is a University of Charleston football player. Kevin Clemens was stabbed outside of Club Impulse early Sunday morning. He's a freshman on UC's 2012 football roster, and his is expected to be okay. A suspect has been arrested now by Charleston Police. Roland William Willis II was arrested Monday night and will be charged with malicious wounding. Officers think Willis and Clemmens got into an arugment outside the club and Clemens was stabbed when it escalated.

Winter Walk/Run Set for Sunday in Charleston

The Charleston Winter Series Walk/Runs give participants a chance to get outside and move, despite the chill. The third and final installment of the series is coming up Sunday, Feb 3. A 5,000-meter walk, which is 3.1 miles will start at 1 p.m. and a 10,000-meter run is starts at 2. Registration is $20 on the day of the event at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital. The start is at 31st Street and Virginia Avenue, and there will be traffic control as the walk/run winds its say through that area.

For more information about the Winter Series Walks/Runs or to register, visit: http://tallmantrackclub.com/winter_series.htm.

Woman accused of Stabbing Boyfriend

A Kanawha County woman is accused of stabbing her elderly boyfriend in the back. Sheriff's Deputies say 49-year-old Patricia Wilson stabbed 74-year-old Leo MicQuabbie in the back at a home in the 400 block of High Street Saturday afternoon and he was taken to CAMC General. The motive for the stabbing hasn't been released, but Wilson was arrested and arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

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