AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:30 pm, WV
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WEST VIRGINIA
Democratic US Sen. Joe Manchin defends his seat against Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in a state that was a stronghold for Republican President Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign. By John Raby.
ELECTION 2018-WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT
Congressman Evan Jenkins and former House Speaker Tim Armstead vie for two Supreme Court seats created when two justices retired in the midst of a scandal over spending by the court. Democrats have argued that the impeachment of Supreme Court justices represented a power grab by Republicans. By Bruce Schreiner.
ELECTION 2018-WEST VIRGINIA-CONGRESS
Democrat Richard Ojeda and Republican Carol Miller vie for West Virginia’s 3rd district, a seat vacated by a Republican incumbent. Will include a roundup of the state’s two other seats. By Bruce Schreiner
ELECTION 2018-WEST VIRGINIA-THE LATEST
ELECTION-WEST VIRGINIA-NEWS GUIDE: A chunky text explainer of primary election results.
CHRISTIANA, Tenn. — Severe storms sweeping across the South on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines. In Tennessee, crews responded to a collapsed home where one person was confirmed dead, Rutherford County EMS spokesman Patrick Miller told news outlets. He said two others were injured when a nearby mobile home rolled over.
DEEP SOUTH-WEATHER-THE LATEST
DRUG TRAFFICKING ARRESTS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prosecutors in West Virginia say the arrest of a drug trafficking organization leader has led to several others being taken into custody.
DOCTOR-SEX CHARGES-SENTENCING, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia doctor has been sentenced to one to five years in prison for sexually abusing patients.
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