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

August 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

—SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: West Virginia lawmakers have toured the state Supreme Court’s offices as part of an investigation into whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for Justice Allen Loughry.

—SUPREME COURT-SPECIAL ELECTION, from Charleston: The filing period has begun for a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court.

—INMATE ESCAPE, from Welch: Troopers say an inmate has escaped in West Virginia and is considered armed and dangerous.

—ECONOMICS-WEST VIRGINIA, from Huntington: U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins is hosting a round-table discussion on the importance of economic diversification and the need for investment in southern West Virginia.

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