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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 6 pm, WV

December 16, 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. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

VAPING BOOM

NEW YORK _ Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. By Mike Stobbe. For release at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

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MINE RESCUE-WEST VIRGINIA

BECKLEY, W.Va. _ One of four adults who recently made it safely out of an inactive West Virginia coal mine faces theft charges related to another mine, while two of the others have drug charges pending, according to court records.

EXCHANGE-FOOD DESERTS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ A group of West Virginia University students is tackling a project to help people in “food deserts” get good food. By David Beard, The Dominion Post.

EXCHANGE-HUNTER RETURNS

RIPLEY, W.Va. _ Joel Miller finally could breathe a sigh of relief. He found the body of the 9-point buck he’d shot with an arrow a short while before. More important, though, he left behind a fear that had nagged him for more than two years. By John McCoy, Charleston Gazette-Mail.

SPORTS:

BKC--WEST VIRGINIA-RHODE ISLAND

UNCASVILLE, Conn. _ Rhode Island broke West Virginia’s press and broke down the Mountaineer defense in the second half of their game at the Hall of Fame Showcase. By Pat Eaton-Robb

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