What’s News Today for August 3

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

Bear permits now on sale in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s wildlife management commission on Monday started selling permits for bear hunting for the first time in two d…

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The headquarters of Alpha Natural Resources Inc. stands in Abingdon, Virginia.

Virginia coal company files bankruptcy

(CNBC NEWS) -Alpha Natural Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fourth big coal producer to do so within the last t…