News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Asso - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST

Posted: Updated:

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia collected $96 million in property tax revenue from oil and natural gas production during the 2017 tax year, a decline of $38 million from the previous year. News outlets report that Monday news release from the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association says the $96 million will go to county government for local school systems and community services.

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - A woman and man from northern West Virginia have admitted to federal firearms charges involving three guns taken from a store licensed to sell them. Jamie Lynn Huffman of Parsons pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from B.F. Long & Co in Parsons.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal authorities say a West Virginia couple who conspired to steal painkillers from military veterans and sell some have been sentenced to prison. According to prosecutors, 28-year-old Amber Fox of Lesage faces two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty mail theft.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia city has confirmed two killings after its number of homicide investigations this year has surpassed all previous records. The Herald-Dispatch quotes Huntington police Capt. Hank Dial as saying more officers are needed. Dial was among officials who spoke within 36 hours of the year's 17th and 18th homicides during a news conference at city hall Tuesday afternoon. City Council Chairman Mark Bates announced a Wednesday meeting to discuss action plans.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly