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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:45 pm, WV

July 24, 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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. 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:

—TRAIN DERAILMENT-FINE, from Montgomery: Federal officials have announced a $2.2 million proposed settlement with CSX Transportation to resolve the company’s liability for water pollution violations stemming from a train derailment that caused an oil spill in West Virginia.

—BLANKENSHIP-SENATE, from Charleston: Former coal executive Don Blankenship says he intends to file paperwork to run in the West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race as the Constitution Party’s nominee.

—FLOOD RELIEF, from Charleston: The West Virginia National Guard says 15 houses have been rebuilt in a flood recovery program.

—MINE SAFETY, from Charleston: The federal government says up to $250,000 is available for grants to promote U.S. mine safety.

—UNIVERSITY-WRITER, from Morgantown: An Appalachian literature expert is joining West Virginia University this fall as a writer-in-residence.

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