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) - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office will argue in front of the West Virginia Supreme Court for the ability to assist county prosecutors who request help with criminal cases. A hearing is set for Sept. 30.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Nearly $342,000 in federal funding is headed to the West Virginia State Police to improve the state forensic laboratory. The funding announced by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall will be used to update and purchase new technology, hire evidence technicians, and to continue the education and training of forensic analysts.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up in August to 6.6 percent. WorkForce West Virginia says the unemployment rate went up three-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month. That translates to 1,900 more unemployed West Virginians.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Cornhole is coming back to Charleston. The American Cornhole Organization is holding the first major tournament of its 2014-15 season on Friday and Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.

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