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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:45 pm, WV

July 11, 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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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Top Stories:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum plans to resign and retire two years before his term ends.


STOWE, Vt. — The gray trunks of red spruce trees killed by acid rain once heavily scarred the mountain forests of the Northeast. Now those forests are mostly green, with the crowns of red spruce peeking out of the canopy and saplings thriving below.

In Brief:

—INMATE DEATH-ARREST, from Moundsville: A West Virginia prison inmate charged with first-degree murder in the 2016 death of his cellmate has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness.

—HOMELESS VETERANS, from Louisville: The federal government has awarded grants totaling more than $47 million to help homeless veterans find jobs.

—SUBSTANCE ABUSE-CAMPUS SUPPORT, from Charleston: West Virginia health officials have awarded nearly $100,000 in funding for college campus support services for adults who are recovering from substance abuse.


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