News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's attorney general says his office has reached a settlement over allegations that a leasing company unlawfully repossessed vehicles. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a Thursday release that the settlement with Auto Trakk LLC was valued at nearly $900,000.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's Economic Development Authority has approved the sale of up to $80 million in excess lottery revenue bonds to pay for repairs, maintenance and improvements to state parks. Gov. Jim Justice says the action will lead to a "major modernization" of facilities at state parks in the next three years.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Two West Virginia men are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in Beckley. The Register-Herald reports 46-year-old Timothy Darnell Harris Jr. and 50-year-old Michael Brent Ritter were arrested this week on charges including sexual assault and conspiracy. Criminal complaints say the victim told Beckley police she was walking home Saturday night when the two men held her at gunpoint and forced her into a wooded area.
HINTON, W.Va. (AP) - A police chief in West Virginia accused of domestic violence is on paid leave for the next month. The Register-Herald reported Thursday that the Hinton City Council voted to allow Hinton Police Chief Derek Snavely to use 28 vacation days for the leave. He may return to his role Sept. 3 pending a psychiatric evaluation.
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