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

October 1, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An attorney for the first West Virginia Supreme Court justice to go on trial in an impeachment scandal says his client didn’t engage in conduct that justifies her removal from office.


NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana has dedicated a monument to the families of people who died in the line of duty during military service — and the veteran who has pushed for such monuments nationwide will celebrate his 95th birthday in Louisiana.

In Brief:

—ACCIDENTAL DROWNING, from Lavalette: West Virginia state police say a man who fell out of his boat has been found dead.

—CIVIC CENTER RENOVATION, from Charleston: In an effort to boost tourism, the Charleston Civic Center is rolling out a new name as a major renovation project nears completion: the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

—WVU-ENTREPRENEURSHIP, from Morgantown: A West Virginia University official who has offered guidance to students looking to start their own businesses has been hired for an administrative job on campus that focuses on entrepreneurship.

In Sports:


UNDATED — Will Grier added to his Heisman Trophy campaign resume with an impressive first half against Texas Tech. The rest of the game was a bust. Grier is looking to have a better start-to-finish at home Saturday when No. 9 West Virginia (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) takes on Kansas (2-3, 0-2).


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