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

September 27, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPORTS GAMBLING

UNDATED — House Republicans say they strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. Sports books have opened in Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi and West Virginia, with more states considering legalization.

In Brief:

—DRUG ARRESTS, from Clarksburg: A federal prosecutor in West Virginia says a grand jury has indicted 17 people from West Virginia and Michigan on drug and firearms charges.

—HISTORIC PRESERVATION, from Charleston: The public is being asked for comments on West Virginia’s current historic preservation comprehensive plan and ideas for continued efforts through 2024.

In Sports:

BIG 12 THIS WEEK

UNDATED — Will Grier, the senior Heisman Trophy hopeful for No. 12 West Virginia, goes against the only Big 12 quarterback throwing for more yards per game — No. 25 Texas Tech true freshman Alan Bowman. Grier is coming off a five-TD performance, with three of those going to David Sills. Bowman is 3-0 as Tech’s starter since replacing injured junior McLane Carter early in the season-opening loss. Bowman has an FBS-best 389 yards passing per game, 17 more than Grier. Texas Tech, coming off a 41-17 win at Oklahoma State, leads all FBS teams with 624 total yards a game. West Virginia is second in the Big 12 at 545 yards per game.

With:

—WEST VIRGINIA-TEXAS TECH PREVIEW CAPSULE.

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