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

August 30, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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In Brief:

—SCHOOL BUS DRIVER-DUI, from Williamson: A school bus driver in West Virginia is accused of driving students to a soccer game while under the influence.

—COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER-DEATH, from Bluefield: Officials say a basketball player at a West Virginia college who died had just finished a pickup game when he collapsed.

—UNIVERSITY-LAWSUIT, from Huntington: A former student at Marshall University in West Virginia says the school mishandled the investigation into her sexual assault in 2016.

—BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT, from Charleston: Three West Virginia service providers have been awarded almost $12 million for broadband development in the state.

—LIBRARY-ROBERT BYRD, from Charleston: A program on West Virginia’s late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd is being presented next week.

In Sports:


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills worked well together at West Virginia last year, right down to announcements a few days apart that they’d return for their senior seasons. Rather than wondering what might have been if the duo chose to enter the NFL draft, No. 17 West Virginia is ecstatic to have its top playmakers back for a season that begins Saturday against Tennessee in Charlotte, North Carolina. With capsule.


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