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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

November 16, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

SCHOOL ABSENTEEISM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia state superintendent of schools says schools are struggling with students and teachers being chronically absent.

In Brief:

—HEPATITIS A-KANAWHA, from Charleston: A health official in West Virginia says there’s been a drop in the number of hepatitis A cases being reported.

—HEPATITIS A-SCHOOL, from Ghent: School officials in West Virginia say a food service worker has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

—MARSHALL BOARD, from Huntington: Marshall University says West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed three people to the university’s Board of Governors.

In Sports:

WEST VIRGINIA-OKLAHOMA ST PREVIEW

STILLWATER, Okla. — West Virginia has won three in a row, and with No. 6 Oklahoma looming on the schedule next week, the Mountaineers control their own destiny as far as gaining a spot in the Big 12 championship game and possibly even a berth in the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma State, which had much higher hopes for this season, seeks eligibility for the 13th consecutive season. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m.

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