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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:15 pm, WV

August 29, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

WEST VIRGINIA-HOUSE SPEAKER

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates has elected a new speaker to replace state Supreme Court candidate Tim Armstead. Delegates elected Republican Roger Hanshaw of Clay County on Wednesday.

BLANKENSHIP-SENATE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Supreme Court has heard a last-chance bid by former coal CEO Don Blankenship to get his name on the ballot in November’s U.S. Senate race in West Virginia.

AP POLL-SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It’s a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans.

In Brief:

—HOT CAR-OFFICER’S SONS, from Cross Lanes: A West Virginia police officer has been accused of leaving his two children in a car while the temperature outside was around 84 degrees.

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