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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:55 pm, WV

October 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice is expected to take the stand for a second day in his criminal trial in federal court. Allen Loughry is accused of 22 counts related to using his office for personal gain.

CIVIL WAR GOLD-FBI DIG

DENTS RUN, Pa. — Surrounded by dozens of stone-faced FBI agents on a frigid winter’s day, Dennis and Kem Parada stared down at the empty hole and knew something wasn’t right. The father-son duo spent years combing this bit of Pennsylvania wilderness with high-end metal detectors, drills and other tools to prospect for a fabled cache of Civil War gold.

In Brief:

—RIVER BODY, from Logan: Authorities have recovered a body from a river in West Virginia.

—ONLINE SALES TAX, from Charleston: West Virginia will tax most internet retail sales, a policy change from Gov. Jim Justice saying he didn’t support imposing new taxes on consumers.

—AX ATTACK, from Morgantown: A West Virginia man is accused of using an ax to try and break into a bathroom where a woman was hiding from him.

—WVU PRESIDENT, from Morgantown: West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says the school must take risks in order to move ahead.

—GHOST STORY WORKSHOP, from Fairmont: With Halloween just weeks away, a workshop about ghost stories will be presented at Fairmont State University.

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