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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. But federal prosecutors say in private he was raking in money by defrauding others. FBI agents arrested Loughry on Wednesday morning and took him to the federal courthouse in Charleston to face a 22-count federal indictment.

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's mother and brother. The Herald-Dispatch quotes Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle as saying multiple agencies are searching for 29-year-old Jeremy Bartram. Zerkle says Bartram fired gunshots into a house while looking for his estranged girlfriend, wounding her mother, brother and a 7-year-old. Deputies responded to the shooting Wednesday morning.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Archives and History Library is holding a public opening of the Sen. Jennings Randolph Collection. The opening is Wednesday at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Randolph was elected to the U.S. House in 1932 and served seven terms before being defeated in 1946. He won a special election to the U.S. Senate in 1958.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia city council has postponed a vote on the $5.2 million purchase of land that had been recently appraised at $2.5 million. The Dominion Post reports the Morgantown City Council voted 5-1 to postpone the vote on the purchase of the 40-acre Haymaker Forest on Tuesday.

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