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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:05 pm, WV

September 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two of four impeached justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court would be allowed to retain their seats on the bench after they reached a proposed agreement to be censured by the state Senate.

TROPICAL WEATHER

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane Florence churned Tuesday toward the Eastern Seaboard as a storm of “staggering” size, forcing a million people to evacuate the coast.

In Brief:

—GOVERNOR’S HOME-LAWSUIT, from Charleston: A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Democratic state delegate against Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanding that he live in the county where West Virginia’s capital city is located.

—CAR THEFT-DEATH, from Martinsburg: Authorities say a West Virginia man accused of stealing a car from an 86-year-old woman and hitting her as he drove away has been charged with murder following her death.

—NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM, from Charleston: A West Virginia needle exchange program has no plans to restart.

—DEFENSE EMPLOYEES-EMBEZZLEMENT, from Elkins: Two Defense Department employees have pleaded guilty to conspiring to embezzle government property in West Virginia.

In Sports:

MONITORING FLORENCE

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina State’s home game against No. 14 West Virginia won’t take place Saturday with Hurricane Florence approaching the state.

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