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PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia Parkways Authority employee has been killed and two others critically injured when a truck hit them on Interstate 77. West Virginia State Police Capt. Reginald Patterson said the wreck happened around 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Mercer County. He said a tractor double trailer hit two Parkways Authority vehicles on the side of the road and the three employees standing next to them.

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - A ceremony will be held to dedicate a new upright marker placed on the grave of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Herald-Dispatch reports the special ceremony to officially dedicate the marker placed on the grave of Cpl. Antoine A. Gaujot will be held Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery in Williamson. The newspaper says Gaujot swam to obtain a canoe under fire at San Mateo in the Philippines in 1899 during the Philippine-American War. He died in 1936.

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - Police say a man abducted his estranged wife in Delaware and took her to West Virginia, finally killing himself after a police chase. Troopers tried to check on the woman Thursday after her boyfriend reported a call for help. He believed her estranged husband, Steven Smith, abducted her. Police caught up with the ex-couple in West Virginia, and a chase ensued until the woman's car ran off the road. Police found Smith dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two members of South Carolina's legal community have been confirmed for slots on a federal appellate court. The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to approve the nominations of Marvin Quattlebaum and Jay Richardson to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

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