News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man has been sentenced to one year and nine months in federal prison for filing false insurance claims totaling more than $354,000. Thirty-six-year-old Daniel Lichtman of Kearneysville was sentenced for mail fraud Tuesday in federal court in Martinsburg. He was accused of making fraudulent business insurance claims for damages to equipment from power surges that didn't occur. Authorities say he also created false invoices for repairs and used fictitious names.
NITRO, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a West Virginia student has been injured after being struck by a minivan at a Kanawha (kuh-NAW) County school bus stop. Nitro Police Chief Bobby Eggleston says the 14-year-old boy was hit Tuesday morning on state Route 25. The boy is a student at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes. Media outlets report the boy was hospitalized and his condition is stable. No charges were immediately filed.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Medal of Honor recipient is scheduled to visit West Virginia lawmakers who are supporting construction of a memorial on the Capitol grounds to honor Gold Star families. The Senate has passed a resolution supporting the memorial.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A legislative committee in West Virginia has narrowly voted to advance legislation that would establish a 20-hour weekly work requirement for many food stamp recipients. The bill, approved 12-10 by the House Health and Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, would apply to people ages 18 to 49 who aren't disabled, have no dependent children and get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
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