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6 Kids, 2 Adults Killed in House Fire

West Virginia home didn't have any working smoke detectors

(Newser) - Horrible news in West Virginia today: A house fire killed six kids under the age of 8 along with two adults, reports the Charleston Gazette . A seventh child, an infant, is on life support and not expected to survive. Two adult sisters and their children lived in the home. One... More »

US Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing in NC

Pilot immediately turns around after 'loud noise'

(Newser) - A "loud and unsettling noise" convinced a US Airways pilot to turn around and make an emergency landing just after takeoff in North Carolina yesterday. No one was hurt, and the 44 passengers en route from Charlotte to Charleston, West Virginia, were placed on other flights. Mechanics are seeking... More »

25 Dead in West Virginia Mine Explosion

Blast is worst mine disaster in US in 25 years

(Newser) - At least 25 coal miners were killed and 4 still missing in a West Virginia explosion that marked the worst US mine disaster since 1984. Some 21 were injured in the late afternoon explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine, 30 miles south of Charleston, reports AP . The mine... More »

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