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

September 25, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

In Brief:

—SCHOOL FUNDING, from Tunnelton: The Preston County Board of Education is considering the possibility of closing two schools after residents twice voted down levies to increase funding.

—TEEN-ABDUCTION, from Barboursville: A teenager in West Virginia is accused of holding a female victim against her will at his home and sexually assaulting her.

—RECONNECTING McDOWELL, from Welch: Public schools in West Virginia’s poorest county will receive clothing and other supplies as part of a project aimed at helping children and their families.

—BENEFITS THEFT, from Huntington: A West Virginia woman had pleaded guilty to stealing a military veteran’s benefits.

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