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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2 pm, WV

November 15, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

WINTRY WEATHER

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama.

In Brief:

—FLOODS-SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION, from Charleston: Three parents have a lawsuit asking a judge to nullify the West Virginia School Building Authority board vote to approve consolidating Nicholas County schools damaged by the June 2016 flood.

—STOLEN DONATIONS, from St. Albans: Police in West Virginia say they are looking for a man who stole a large donation bin meant for the Children’s Miracle Network.

—SEXUAL ASSAULT, from Charleston: A West Virginia judge has sentenced a man to between 165 years and 655 years in prison for sexually assaulting two young boys.

—FALLOUT VIDEO GAME, from Charleston: Tourism officials are hoping to promote West Virginia to a wider audience with the launch of Bethesda Game Studios’ “Fallout 76” video game.

—ROBOT SURGERY, from Morgantown: A West Virginia University surgeon has performed the state’s first robotic pediatric spinal surgery.

In Sports:

BIG 12-FINAL FOUR QBS

UNDATED —The four teams fighting for two spots in the Big 12 championship game are led by quarterbacks who’ve proven they can take over a game.

BIG 12 THIS WEEK

UNDATED — In week 12 of the Big 12, No. 18 Iowa State is at No. 13 Texas. The winner will still be in contention for a spot in the Big 12 title game. The loser could be eliminated.

—MYRTLE BEACH INVITATIONAL, from Conway, S.C.: The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph’s against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day’s first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference teams in the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia of the Big 12.

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