News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gas prices in West Virginia have dropped about 2 cents in the past week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular in the state is $3.48. That's about 6 cents less per gallon compared with the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.31 in Parkersburg to $3.52 in Weirton.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gambling at The Greenbrier gave the West Virginia Lottery's revenue a boost in July. The performance helped lift the Lottery's overall revenue to $101 million, up from less than $100 million in June. Despite the improvement, the Lottery's July revenue was down about 4 percent compared to July 2013.

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) - Smoking is no longer allowed in public places in Hancock County. The county's board of health yesterday voted in favor of the ban. Several spoke out against the ban, saying it would hurt casinos, gas stations, cafes and other businesses. Hancock is the 27th county in West Virginia to implement a smoking ban.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Charleston man has pleaded guilty to defrauding time-share owners throughout North America. Prosecutors say David Andrew Glynn admitted setting up a company named Mountain State Resales. Glynn admitted to receiving more than $86,000 from the scheme.

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