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

September 21, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

In Brief:

—DRUG MANUFACTURING RULE, from Charleston: Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

—OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING APP, from Morgantown: The West Virginia secretary of state says a pilot program of a mobile voting app for overseas citizens is being extended to 24 counties for the November general election.

In Sports:

KANSAS ST-WEST VIRGINIA

UNDATED — West Virginia quarterback Will Grier would prefer not going down to the wire this time against Kansas State. Grier struggled in the second half a year ago against the Wildcats’ defense, West Virginia didn’t score after halftime and was lucky to escape with a 28-23 win in Manhattan, Kansas.

NC STATE-MARSHALL

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — North Carolina State and Marshall both have one fewer game to help prepare for the fast-approaching start of their conference seasons. The Wolfpack (2-0) are eager to return from the unwanted break caused by Hurricane Florence and must play on the road for the first time.

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