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) - Flash flood and tornado watches have been issued for most of West Virginia. The National Weather Service says the flash flood watch runs through early tomorrow in at least 34 of the state's 55 counties. The weather service also issued a tornado watch for 29 counties through tonight.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A partnership will boost Huntington's train collection substantially next year. The city is launching an art initiative with the Hoops Family Children's Hospital and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary. Mayor Steve Williams says after the display, the trains then will be sold at auction to benefit the children's hospital.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Several fire departments are battling a large blaze in a building that has filled downtown Huntington with smoke. The fire erupted Sunday in the upper floors of the Morris Building, which houses several offices, residential dwellings and two ground-floor restaurants.

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - The northbound lanes of an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border have reopened after being shut down for a day following a tractor-trailer fire. The accident Friday closed the East River Mountain Tunnel in both directions, filling the air with thick, black smoke and backing up traffic for miles.

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