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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:45 pm, WV

October 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. Beth Campbell is on the desk. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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In Brief:

—DEPUTY SHOOTING-LAWSUIT, from Fairmont: The wife of a man fatally shot by a West Virginia deputy has filed suit against the sheriff’s department and county officials.

—CONSTRUCTION-ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS, from Charles Town: Developers of a coal and gas-fired manufacturing plant that’s under construction in West Virginia have been cited by state regulators for violating environmental regulations.

—NEW CODING SCHOOL, from Huntington: Officials say West Virginia has a new, tuition-free coding school.

—HOUSE SEAT-DEEM, from Parkersburg: Republicans have chosen former House of Delegates member Tom Azinger to replace Frank Deem on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

—PARK GRANT, from Glen Jean: A National Park Foundation grant will enable a park in West Virginia to bring second- and eighth-grade students to the park to try out two new curriculum programs.

In Sports:


AMES, Iowa — No. 6 West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12′s last undefeated team. The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12).


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