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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:35 pm, WV

September 12, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TROPICAL WEATHER

WILMINGTON, N.C. — People who thought they were relatively safe from the onslaught of Hurricane Florence began boarding up and Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency Wednesday as uncertainty over the path of the monster storm spread worry along the Southeastern coast.

TROPICAL WEATHER-HOW

WASHINGTON — To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all.

In Brief:

—DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS-DEATH, from Charleston: Three people have pleaded guilty to neglect in the aftermath of an 88-year-old woman’s death in West Virginia.

—EPA-SUPERFUND, from Minden: The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing adding a West Virginia area to its National Priorities List of Superfund sites.

—VOTING UPGRADES, from Charleston: West Virginia election officials have approved more than $6.5 million in federal grants to make upgrades to voting equipment and security across the state.

—HIV CLUSTER, from Wheeling: Health officials in a northern West Virginia community are expressing concern about an increase in HIV cases.

—TRAFFIC STOP-OFFICERS EXPOSED, from Bluefield: Police in southern West Virginia say five officers have been exposed to a narcotics agent.

—NATURAL GAS EXPANSION, from Charleston: The West Virginia Public Service Commission will hear public comment next month on a Mountaineer Gas Co. natural gas line proposal.

In Sports:

MONITORING FLORENCE

UNDATED — Forecasts for severe weather is causing continuing changes in the college football schedules.

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