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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2 pm, WV

June 12, 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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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Top Stories:

VOTER ROLLS-STATES

ATLANTA — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday’s 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive approach that appears to be an outlier among states. By Christina A. Cassidy.

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In Brief:

— HOTEL DEATH-BENEFITS, from Charleston — The West Virginia Supreme Court says a Rhode Island woman whose husband died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a hotel is entitled to West Virginia workers’ compensation benefits.

— GUN THEFTS-WEST VIRGINIA, from Huntington, W.Va. — A West Virginia man accused of stealing 180 guns from the same pawn shop has pleaded guilty to multiple firearms charges.

— UNION FUNDS THEFT, from Charleston — A former bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $183,000 in labor union funds in West Virginia.

— TWO DEAD, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. __ Police are investigating a double slaying at a West Virginia home.

— FALLOUT VIDEO GAME, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Bethesda Game Studios has announced that the next installment in its post-apocalyptic “Fallout” video game series will be a prequel based in the Mountain State.

— DOUBLE SLAYING, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia man convicted in a double slaying has removed a request to revoke his guilty pleas.

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