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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The leaders of the West Virginia House and Senate are asking a legislative committee to examine a program created to help flood victims obtain housing assistance. Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead wrote the letter Wednesday to the co-chairs of the joint legislative committee on flooding. The letter says many survivors of 2016 floods are still waiting for help from the RISE West Virginia program. The letter requests at least one public meeting.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia woman has admitted her role in the theft of controlled substances from a pharmacy. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says in a news release that 60-year-old Marcia Evans of Gilbert pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute Suboxone. Evans was a pharmacy technician at Riverside Pharmacy in Gilbert. She admitted conspiring with others to take Suboxone and Xanax from the pharmacy and that she concealed the thefts by manipulating the pharmacy's computers.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Health officials are urging hepatitis A vaccinations for restaurant and food service employees in two West Virginia counties. The Bureau for Public Health made the recommendation Wednesday for such employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties. Eight food establishments in Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties have been identified as having a food service worker confirmed with hepatitis A. The bureau says in each of those instances, a history of drug use was identified in an employee.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is gearing up for its 42nd annual Vandalia Gathering in Charleston. The free celebration of traditional arts, music, dance and food kicks off Friday evening at the state Culture Center. More than 40 exhibitors will demonstrate their crafts and sell handmade items, including art, jewelry, pottery and candles.

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