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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

February 18, 2019

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. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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From AP Members:

EXCHANGE-FAIRMONT BELL

FAIRMONT, W.Va. _ Though it hasn’t been rung in some time, the Victory Bell is still an identifying landmark of Fairmont State University’s campus. With the bell now entering its 80th year on campus, Raychel Fitzwater noticed that it could use an update because while it has taken on different colors and art over the years, the rest of the campus has very much grown around it. By Eddie Trizzino, Times West Virginian.

In Brief:

XGR--LIQUOR SALES, from Charleston: The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow retail outlets to sell liquor on Sundays.

XGR--NEW COURT, from Charleston: The West Virginia Senate has narrowly passed a bill that would create an intermediate court.

Sports:

BKC--T25-KANSAS ST-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ No. 23 Kansas State, coming off a loss to Iowa State, tries to hold onto sole possession of first place in the Big 12 when it plays at West Virginia on Monday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m.

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