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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. But federal prosecutors say in private he was raking in money by defrauding others. FBI agents arrested Loughry on Wednesday morning and took him to the federal courthouse in Charleston to face a 22-count federal indictment.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Archives and History Library is holding a public opening of the Sen. Jennings Randolph Collection. The opening is Wednesday at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Randolph was elected to the U.S. House in 1932 and served seven terms before being defeated in 1946. He won a special election to the U.S. Senate in 1958.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia city council has postponed a vote on the $5.2 million purchase of land that had been recently appraised at $2.5 million. The Dominion Post reports the Morgantown City Council voted 5-1 to postpone the vote on the purchase of the 40-acre Haymaker Forest on Tuesday.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The former cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a volunteer fire department where he handled financial affairs. The U.S. attorney's office in Huntington said 64-year-old Clifford Keith Gwinn on Tuesday admitted embezzling $178,790 from the Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department and agreed to pay restitution. Gwinn's wife, 52-year-old Kathy Sue Gwinn, was sentenced Monday for embezzling $75,000 from the fire department.

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