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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S DEBTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky regulators say West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family coal companies are breaching their environmental responsibilities.

TRUMP-CLIMATE-PLAN

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved to dismantle another major piece of President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy on Tuesday, proposing to dramatically scale back restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants even as it acknowledged that could lead to more premature deaths and serious illnesses.

CIVIL RIGHTS COLD CASE

CORINTH, Miss. — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face.

In Brief:

—WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT-SPEAKER, from Charleston: Republican West Virginia House Speaker Tim Armstead says he has resigned to run for a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court.

—AUDITOR INVESTIGATING TOWN, from Glasgow: The West Virginia state auditor’s office is investigating a town.

—FRALEY MOUNTAIN MUSIC, from Olive Hill: Carter Caves State Resort Park in northeastern Kentucky is hosting a mountain music festival next month.

In Sports:

AP PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

UNDATED — Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V.

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