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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:35 pm, WV

December 17, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

VAPING BOOM

NEW YORK _ Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use.

In Brief:

_CHURCH ABUSE-JESUITS, from Towson, Md.: The Roman Catholic Jesuit province serving much of the eastern United States is releasing the names of Jesuits who face “credible or established” accusations of sexual abuse of minors dating to 1950.

_NEW FACTORY, from Ranson: A lawsuit in West Virginia is challenging a type of state incentive to attract industry.

_BRIDGE COLLAPSE-MURAL, from Point Pleasant: A mural has been painted on an Ohio River community’s floodwall in West Virginia in remembrance of a highway bridge collapse that killed 46 people.

_TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS, from Morgantown: West Virginia University is seeking public input on a new proposal to tighten its tobacco-free campus rules.

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