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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Top Stories:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Lottery says the state netted around $320,000 of taxable revenue in its first weekend of legal sports betting.

In Brief:

—FATAL FIRE, from Charleston: An elderly West Virginia man has died in a house fire.

—STRUCK BY TRAIN, from Welch: Police say a man hit by a train while walking on tracks in southern West Virginia has died.

—VA MEDICAL CENTER, from Huntington: A Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Virginia is holding a ceremony to change its name.

—JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME, from Huntington: Five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame this month.

In Sports:


UNDATED — Iowa State will play an instate rival in its first game after a canceled opener. The Cyclones go to Iowa for the Cy-Hawk Series, one of three non-conference games in the Big 12 against other Power Five teams in Week 2. Kansas State hosts Mississippi State, and Oklahoma is home against UCLA. SENT: 520 words, photos.


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