News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

Posted: Updated:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply has paid an $11,000 fine for a pair of violations. The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Freedom Industries $7,000 earlier this month for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two men have submitted a proposal calling for a mountaintop lake in Charleston that would serve as a backup drinking water source. The proposal by Fred Stottlemyer and Joe Mullins seeks construction of an earthen dam to create an 800 million-gallon lake at Coonskin Park.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An appeals court's decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 2-1 ruling applies throughout the circuit that also includes West Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolinas.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito is among the dozens of scheduled speakers at a public hearing on President Barack Obama's new plan to order big and lasting cuts in the pollution discharged by coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting the hearing today and tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.