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

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years. About 13 West Virginia University employees have been fired as part of a reduction in force for this budget year.

LENORE, W.Va. (AP) - The body of a Mingo County man has been recovered six days after he was swept off his ATV into the Tug Fork River. Roger Urban's body was found Friday afternoon three to four miles downstream from where he disappeared near his home in Lenore.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - For West Virginians already sick of political slam ads, TV will be even tougher to stomach after their Labor Day barbecues. This cycle, West Virginia's roots in retail politics have yielded to 30-second attacks with menacing narrators, shadowy headshots of President Obama and generic clips of coal mines.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The director of a veterans museum in Parkersburg is protesting the outcome of a court case in which a Wood County man was sentenced to probation for stealing from the museum. Sixty-one-year-old Robert Lawrence Burdette pleaded guilty earlier this month to petit larceny for stealing a bayonet, cap and patch from the museum on Jan. 4.

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