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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:50 pm, WV

November 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

—MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE, from Roanoke, Va.: Mountain Valley Pipeline developers have submitted a request to extend the natural gas pipeline project into North Carolina.

—ENVIRONMENT AWARDS, from Charleston: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has awarded prizes for clean counties and communities as well as environmental teachers of the year.

—APPALACHIA FILM, from Huntington: A documentary film that examines the hillbilly stereotype will be given a free screening in West Virginia next week.

In Sports:

BIG 12-FINAL STRETCH

UNDATED — No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 West Virginia could be on the way to meeting on consecutive weekends. That could determine the league’s playoff fate. But Texas and Iowa State could also get in the Big 12 title game.

DROPKICK COMEBACK

UNDATED — Ruan Venter learned how to dropkick playing rugby in his native South Africa and sometimes would do it for fun during football practices at NCAA Division II Shepherd University in West Virginia. Until a couple weeks ago, he wouldn’t have fathomed dropkicking in a game.

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