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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.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A panel of Virginia regulators has granted a conditional permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline contingent on getting more information about the project's water quality impacts. The Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve a key Clean Water Act permit. But Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden says the permit won't take effect until several additional studies are reviewed and approved by the department.
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