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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Drivers in one West Virginia city are being told to watch out for fraudulent parking tickets. Morgantown Parking Authority director Dana McKenzie says in a news release the agency received several calls about the tickets Thursday. McKenzie says agency parking enforcement staff and Morgantown police have been contacted. Small print at the bottom of the handwritten ticket states it was issued by a concerned citizen. The parking agency says anyone who receives these tickets should ignore them.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Republican Sharon Lewis Malcolm has been appointed to a West Virginia House of Delegates seat. Gov. Jim Justice announced Malcolm's appointment Thursday. The 39th District seat represents Kanawha County. Malcolm fills a vacancy created by the resignation earlier this month of Republican Delegate Ron Walters. Malcolm is running unopposed for the seat in the May 8 Republican primary election.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. senators from West Virginia and Pennsylvania have made a friendly wager on the upcoming NCAA Sweet 16 matchup between West Virginia University and Villanova. Democrat Joe Manchin is offering pepperoni rolls from Chico's Bakery in Morgantown if the Mountaineers lose. Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey is putting up soft pretzels baked by the Philly Pretzel Factory. The regional semifinal game between the fifth-seeded Mountaineers and top-seeded Wildcats is set for Friday night in Boston.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's congressional delegation is urging President Donald Trump to approve Gov. Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for severe storms in the state in February. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Congressmen David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins wrote to Trump on Wednesday. The letter says Justice submitted a letter last week requesting public assistance for 21 of the state's 55 counties and for hazard mitigation for the entire state.

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