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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Huntington Mayor Steve Williams says he's ending his run for the U.S. House in West Virginia's 3rd District. Williams tells the Huntington Herald-Dispatch there are problems in the city that need his attention, including a drug epidemic and growing violence.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A trial has begun in West Virginia in a lawsuit accusing the Mormon Church and several officials of covering up years of sexual abuse by one man. The Journal in Martinsburg reports plaintiffs contend the church knew about 26-year-old member Christopher Michael Jensen's sexual abuse convictions and allegations but "did nothing to warn and protect" their children.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia lawmakers began advancing proposals for redistricting House of Delegates seats and providing free community and technical college during their first full week of their 2018 session. Hundreds of other bills have been freshly introduced, several at the request of the Justice administration.

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - A second man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole after 15 years in the fatal shooting of a coal executive at a West Virginia cemetery. Media report Mingo Circuit Judge Miki Thompson handed down the sentence on Thursday for 20-year-old Brandon Lee Fitzpatrick, of Louisa, Kentucky. Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty in December in the killing of Bennett K. Hatfield.

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