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

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Shinnston woman and her husband are charged in what authorities are calling the unintentional suffocation of her 3-month-old son. Twenty-seven-year-old Traci Brooke Moore McCoy and 32-year-old Clovis Harold McCoy are charged with child neglect resulting in death and child neglect creating a risk of serious injury or death.

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) - Retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will discuss his five decades of public service at a public forum at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The event is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the college's Virginia Thomas law Center for the Public Arts in Buckhannon. Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel will serve as moderator.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia, some Democrats jumped ship and are running as Republicans against former colleagues. The most notable convert is state Sen. Evan Jenkins, who ditched the Democrats to challenge Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall. Rahall beat another Democrat-turned-Republican in 2010.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have activated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list and optioned the contract of righty Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville. Marshall had soreness in his throwing shoulder in spring training. He remained at extended spring training before two rehab appearances in Louisville.

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