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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:25 pm, WV

November 22, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

WEST VIRGINA GOVERNOR’S DEBTS

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky prosecutor says he trying a new tactic to collect delinquent property taxes linked to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Knott County Attorney Tim Bates is intercepting royalty payments from local coal operators to Kentucky Fuel — which was once owned by Justice but is now controlled by his children. SENT: 250 words.

CONGRESS-ELECTION-WOMEN

WASHINGTON —For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally.

West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She’ll join what may be the chamber’s smallest group of female GOP lawmakers since the early 1990s — as few as 13 of at least 199 Republicans. Democrats will have at least 89. By Alan Fram. SENT: 918 words. With AP photos.

In Brief:

—ORPHANED WELLS, from Charleston: Group criticizes ‘orphaned’ wells, calls for more scrutiny

In Sports:

FBC-T25-OKLAHOMA-WEST VIRGINIA PREVIEW

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Sixth-ranked Oklahoma and 12th-ranked West Virginia bring the Big 12′s top scoring offenses into their showdown. The winner Friday night will earn a berth in next week’s conference championship game. The loser also could get in depending on other results during the final week of league play. By John Raby. SENT: 757 words. With AP photos.

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