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

July 30, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who had publicly wavered as to whether he would support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, endorsed him Monday. Paul of Kentucky says he will back Kavanaugh despite misgivings about the judge’s views on surveillance and privacy issues. Few had expected Paul would oppose President Donald Trump’s choice in the end. By Kevin Freking.

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ROAD PROJECTS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice says motorists can use a website to view ongoing West Virginia road and bridge construction projects.

PILL MILL FILLER, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kentucky pharmacist is accused of making custom pills to supply to two pill mills in West Virginia and one in Virginia.

SHERIFF-FATAL CRASH, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An 88-year-old man who authorities say ran a stop sign was struck and killed by a car driven by a West Virginia sheriff.

STATE FAIR, from LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The 10-day West Virginia State Fair kicks off next week, and thousand are expected to visit the showcase in Lewisburg.

HOTEL OCCUPANCY, from LOGAN, W.Va. — West Virginia officials say hotel occupancy has climbed from last year.

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