MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a Moundsville city sanitation worker who was hit by a falling tree limb.
Moundsville police tell media outlets that a garbage truck brushed the limb, causing it to break loose and hit the worker. He suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Police say the limb had been damaged by recent storms.
The worker wasn't identified.
The accident occurred Friday.
More than 80 people have been indicted by the latest grand jury Mercer County; including a man charged with a murder that happened 45 years ago.
The Fayette County Board of Education has released a statement regarding threatening messages circulating on social media.
A program that has been in the state for a decade has now made its way to Mercer County. Saturday at the Mercer Mall, there was a launch party for the Imagination Library.
Fire crews in Mercer County rushed to the scene of an electrical fire in Bluefield Saturday night.
The Women's Resource Center held a special activity this morning to raise funds for the program. The event was called "Princess for a Day," and took place at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley.
Dominion Energy recently gave a grant to a charity in McDowell County. Big Creek People in Action provides many services to the area.
School teachers and public employees in West Virginia are planning a statewide walkout as they continue to protest low pay, projected hikes in health insurance costs and small proposed pay hikes.
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