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

July 31, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A second West Virginia Supreme Court justice is facing federal felony charges related to the personal use of state-owned vehicles and fuel cards. U.S Attorney Mike Stuart said Tuesday that Menis Ketchum has agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud. Ketchum now faces a plea hearing and up to 20 years in prison.

By John Raby.

In Brief:

SUPREME COURT-SPECIAL ELECTION, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Candidates interested in seeking an unexpired term on the West Virginia Supreme Court can file next month for a special election.

MARSHALL MASCOT TRYOUTS, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Auditions are planned for Marshall University’s mascot.

YOUTH CHOIR-EMBEZZLEMENT, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A woman who stole nearly $100,000 from a youth choir organization in West Virginia has been sentenced to prison.


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