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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:40 pm, WV

November 17, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Gamers at Marshall University finally got to experience the highly anticipated “Fallout 76” on Thursday during the VaultMU Reclamation Day Celebration, where students and staff got the opportunity to play the game with other “Fallout” fans. Though the event was a party, most of the room was quiet except for the clicking of game controllers and the occasional chatter. Every eye was glued to one of many screens as players explored the Mountain State-inspired world Bethesda Softworks crafted for the post-apocalyptic role-playing game. By Megan Osborne.


BARNESVILLE, W.Va. — A Barnesville man has found interest in two books handed down to him from his father that provide insight into what has been referred to as the “Great War.” Elijah Kennedy, of Barnesville, said a book titled “Liberty’s Victorious Conflict — A Photographic History of the World War,” published in 1918 by The Magazine Circulation Co. Inc., Chicago, shows a detailed account of principal events of the first World War through authentic black and white photographs and illustrations. His second book, titled “Story of the World War for Young People” by William L. Nida, published in 1918 in Oak Park, Ill by the Hale Book Co., provides a “concise and simple” written story and timeline of the conflict that officially ended 100 years ago today. By Scott Mccloskey.

In Brief:

—OVERSEAS-VOTING APP, from Charleston: Overseas voting app used in 31 counties during election

—ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-GUILTY PLEA, from Rockville, Md.: Top economic development official pleads guilty in Maryland


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