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

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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) - The State Fire Marshal's Office says "careless smoking" caused a house fire in St. Albans that left two people dead. A ale and a female were found dead in the house yesterday. Their names have not been released.

GASSAWAY, W.Va. (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the beating and stabbing of a dog in Gassaway. The reward adds to an existing $1,500 reward from Braxton County Animal Shelter.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia stores. The new limits at Kroger's 40 pharmacies in the state will be effective in the coming weeks and are more restrictive than those under West Virginia law.

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State University is set to host an annual program that provides summer learning opportunities to students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program symposium is being held today at the campus in Institute.

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