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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 3:10 pm, WV

September 1, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

In Brief:

__INTERSTATE PLAN REJECTED: The West Virginia Department of Transportation has rejected bids for a major road construction project along I-70 in Ohio County. SENT: 130 words.

__HATE CRIMES-ACQUITTAL: A federal jury has acquitted a West Virginia man charged with attacking a woman at a bar in part because she is a lesbian. SENT: 130 words.

__NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE-MOLD: The National Weather Service has temporarily closed its office in West Virginia’s capital city because of a black mold infestation. SENT: 130 words.

In Sports:

FBC--T25--TENNESSEE-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — West Virginia Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier returns home to Charlotte where he was a star QB as the No. 17 Mountaineers face Tennessee and new coach Jeremy Pruitt at Bank of America Stadium in a neutral site game. UPCOMING. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT

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