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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

October 2, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia senators voted Tuesday to allow impeached state Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker to remain in office. The vote came on the same day jury selection began in the federal trial of suspended Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

ELECTION 2018-STATE SUPREME COURTS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — It’s not just the U.S. Supreme Court. The bitterly partisan fight over President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s highest court, and the questions it has raised about the judiciary’s independence, mirror what voters around the country are seeing in state supreme court races.

Also:

KAVANAUGH PROTEST-CHARGES

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police say nine women who refused to leave a West Virginia senator’s office during a protest over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been charged with trespassing.

In Brief:

—POLICE FIGHT-HUMAN SHIELD, from Morgantown: A West Virginia man denies using his 7-year-old daughter as a human shield.

—BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS, from Chester: Three West Virginia schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018.

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