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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:40 pm, WV

December 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

In Brief:

_ALUMINUM MAKER-UNION ARBITRATION, from Charleston: A federal judge has ordered an aluminum processing company in West Virginia into arbitration over health coverage for retired employees.

_COUNTY SCHOOLS-BAD ROADS, from Moundsville: A county schools superintendent in West Virginia says road conditions in his area are so bad that “somebody’s going to get killed” if improvements aren’t made.

_INMATE DEATH, from Fayetteville: Authorities say a West Virginia inmate appears to have hanged himself in his cell.

_PUBLIC BROADCASTING CHIEF, from Charleston: Chuck Roberts has been named executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

_SEIZED ASSETS-POLICE, from Morgantown: A West Virginia police department is using funds from seized assets to update record keeping and data access.

_JUDICIAL VACANCY, from Charleston: Four people have applied for a new judicial seat in West Virginia.


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