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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he's worried about future health coverage for 175,000 West Virginians in the expanded Medicaid program, but he believes Republicans and Democrats will "get it right" when they work together to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. Justice says he doesn't believe either Republicans _ who have proposed overhauls that would phase out funding for the expansion _ or Democrats want to see people get hurt.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Weather officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of West Virginia as indexes rise above 100 degrees. The National Weather Service in Charleston issued the advisory until 7 p.m. Friday for 10 counties in the western and southern parts of the state.

FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) - A workshop on managing water and wastewater systems in rural communities is set for next month in West Virginia. West Virginia University is offering the free workshop Aug. 11 in Flatwoods. WVU says in a news release that the workshop will help small utilities assess their systems' strengths and weaknesses and develop plans for improving operations. The workshop is aimed at systems serving populations of less than 4,000.

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A 45-year-old man from Wheeling has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for illegally possessing guns. According to federal authorities, Jeffrey Moran was previously convicted of felony drug possession in Ohio County and misdemeanor domestic violence, prohibiting him from having a gun.

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