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

November 27, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPORTS BETTING

NEW YORK — Numerous U.S. states are considering jumping on the legal sports betting bandwagon, even as they struggle with the details of regulating it.

In Brief:

—MOUNTAINEER PIPELINE, from Charleston: A company building a natural gas pipeline in West Virginia has agreed to pay $122,350 for environmental violations.

—OPIOID EPIDEMIC-GRANT, from Huntington: Marshall University has been awarded a federal grant to help children affected by the opioid epidemic.

—WOMAN SET ON FIRE, from Charleston: A man who admitted to burning a woman to death has been found competent to stand trial.

—GOVERNOR’S HOME-LAWSUIT, from Charleston: The West Virginia Supreme Court has rejected a lawmaker’s effort to force Gov. Jim Justice to live in Charleston.

—BUSINESS PORTAL, from Charleston: The West Virginia secretary of state’s office is now offering a new portal for businesses to complete filing requirements.

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