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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

December 28, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at (304) 346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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Top Stories:

UNCOUNTED BALLOTS FOUND

FAIRMONT, W.Va. _ A court hearing has been scheduled in West Virginia to determine if 57 ballots from the 2018 general election that were found two weeks ago will be counted. The Exponent Telegram reports the hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Marion County Circuit Court after county officials filed a writ of mandamus through the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office. Will be updated.

In Brief:

NEW JUDGE, from FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. _ A new judge will be sworn in Wednesday to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in Fayette County, West Virginia.

PERSISTENT OHIO PLANT NOISES, from PARKERSBURG, W.Va. _ A West Virginia city is asking local leaders what can be done about the humming sound that’s drifting across the Ohio River from a manufacturing plant in Washington County.

Sports:

FBC--CAMPING WORLD BOWL

ORLANDO, Fla. _ Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey looks to close out his career with a postseason win Friday, when the Orange take on West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl. Game begins 5:15 p.m. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos

MID-MAJOR SCHEDULING SHAKEUP

Frustrated mid-major conference officials are taking drastic action they hope will nudge the selection pendulum in their direction when it comes to NCAA Tournament at-large invitations and seeding. Leading the way is Conference USA, which has dumped a conventional league schedule in favor of a more radical one based on results. By David Brandt.

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