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

August 31, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

In Brief:

—JUSTICE FAMILY COMPANIES-LAWSUIT, from Charleston: A Georgia-based packaging company is taking legal steps to collect a $1 million judgment from companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

—UNIVERSITY BUILDING-NAME, from Huntington: A proposal to rename a building at Marshall University that’s named after a Confederate general is gaining attention.

—TV ANCHOR FIGHT-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: A meteorologist at a West Virginia TV station is accused of shoving a news anchor and fracturing her skull.

—MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-FUNERAL, from Peterstown, W.Va.: Weekend services are set for a West Virginia man who was fatally shot in Florida at a video game tournament.

—ELECTROCUTION ACCIDENT, from Clarksburg: A law enforcement officer in West Virginia says a 30-year-old man died in an electrocution at a job site.

—DRUG OVERDOSES, from Charleston: New West Virginia health information shows drug overdose deaths have increased to more than 1,000 in a one-year period for the first time.

In Sports:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Will Grier has some fond memories of playing quarterback in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once threw for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns and helped his high school team score 104 points in a state semifinal playoff game. Grier won’t be expected to put up those kinds of numbers when he returns home Saturday, but he’ll be looking to get his Heisman Trophy bid off to a strong start when 17th-ranked West Virginia meets Tennessee in a neutral site game at Bank of America Stadium.


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