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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

From Members:

WV-EXCHANGE-NOVELIST-VIETNAM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ Decades after coming home from Vietnam, a West Virginia native and WVU graduate used his experiences from childhood and service overseas to write a novel. “I never expected this to be published,” said author John Brown. “It was a bucket list item. I was doing it for myself and family.” An AP Member Exchange.

WV-EXCHANGE-RETIRED-OFFICERS

BECKLEY, W.Va. _ Everyone has a story. The glory days are irresistible fodder for storytellers, golden times when friends were many and worries, few. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

TURNPIKE TOLLS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Gov. Jim Justice says officials should take immediate action and consider delaying West Virginia Turnpike toll increases amid rollout concerns.

FLU ACTIVITY, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia health officials say flu cases are on the rise.

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia’s newest Supreme Court justice will assume his position after being sworn in this week.

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