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  1. West Virginia objects to Alpha Natural sale to hedge fundRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | NBC29

    West Virginia's environmental authority has filed an objection to the proposed $500 million sale of Alpha Natural Resources' assets to a hedge fund, arguing that the deal could leave the state holding hundreds of millions in reclamation liabilities. The Register-Herald reports that the Department of Environmental Protection filed the objection this week over concerns that a bankruptcy judge's approval of the proposed sale would tilt the process in favor of the hedge fund and institutional investors by having the coal company's major assets be sold off to Alpha's senior lenders.


  2. Bankrupt coal producer Alpha announces more planned layoffsRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2016 | NBC29

    Bankrupt coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has announced planned layoffs in West Virginia for the third time in a month. Media outlets report that Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha announced Friday that it sent 60-day layoff warning notices for more than 230 miners at four mines and one processing plant operated by Brooks Run Mining in Braxton and Webster counties.


  3. Alpha Natural Resources lays off 93 workers in West VirginiaRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2016 | NBC29

    Bankrupt coal producer Alpha Natural Resources says it has laid off an additional 93 miners in southern West Virginia due to the industry's downturn. Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha announced Monday the immediate layoffs at Kingston Mining Inc.'s No.


  4. News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated PressRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | NBC29

    Coal operator Alpha Natural Resources plans to sell 23 mine properties in five states as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha says in a notice filed this week in bankruptcy court that Jan. 20 is the deadline to submit qualified bids or to file any objections to the sale.


  5. Alpha, West Virginia resolve mine reclamation bond disputeRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2015 | NBC29

    Coal operator Alpha Natural Resources and West Virginia regulators have agreed on a deal resolving a dispute over the company's mine reclamation bonds. Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha asked a bankruptcy court on Monday to approve a consent order with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.


  6. Alpha seeks elimination of non-union retiree benefitsRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2015 | NBC29

    Coal operator Alpha Natural Resources is seeking to eliminate health and other non-pension benefits for more than 4,500 non-union retirees. Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha says in a recent bankruptcy court filing that the benefits cost it about $2.7 million in 2014 and represent a liability of about $125 million.


  7. Chief financial officer indicted in probe of Bristol utilityRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2015 | NBC29

    The chief financial officer of the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority has been indicted on tax and fraud charges stemming from a federal investigation. Federal prosecutors say a federal grand jury indicted 43-year-old Stacey Pomrenke of Abingdon on Monday on 15 counts.


  8. Group objects to deal allowing Wyoming coal permit renewalRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2015 | NBC29

    A landowner group is objecting to a deal that would enable a coal company seeking bankruptcy reorganization to renew a Wyoming mine permit despite not meeting the state's reclamation bonding requirements. The Powder River Basin Resource Council says the agreement falls short of securing the almost $200 million that would be needed to reclaim Alpha Natural Resources' Eagle Butte mine near Gillette.


  9. Former utility CEO sentenced on fraud conspiracy chargesRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2015 | NBC29

    The former CEO of the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority has been sentenced to more than two years in prison on fraud conspiracy charges. Multiple media outlets report that 45-year-old Wes Rosenbalm received a 33-year sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon.


  10. Virginia adds dash of flash to traffic signals at 12 sitesRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2015 | NBC29

    VDOT plans to begin installing traffic signals with flashing yellow arrows in October at 12 locations in the Bristol District. The new signals will be installed at three intersections on Alternate Route 58 in the Pennington Gap area of Lee County and six intersections on Route 11 between Bristol and Abingdon in Washington County.


  11. Virginia man extradited to Arizona for 1978 killingRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2015 | NBC29

    A Virginia man has been extradited to Arizona on suspicion of fatally shooting a college student whose killing went unsolved for 37 years. Bond was set at $500,000 on Friday for 54-year-old Edward Meinhold, who was jailed a day earlier after arriving at a Phoenix airport.


  12. Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuringRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2015 | NBC29

    Alpha says in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Brian D. Sullivan resigned to pursue another employment opportunity. Sullivan's resignation was effective on Friday.


  13. Virginia man charged with killing Arizona woman in 1978Read the original story

    Aug 26, 2015 | NBC29

    Authorities say a Virginia man has been arrested on a charge that he fatally shot an Arizona college student whose killing went unsolved for 37 years. Police say Tuesday that 54-year-old Edward Meinhold of Bristol, Virginia, was arrested in the March 1978 killing of 21-year-old Susan Schmidt of Glendale, Arizona.


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