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

September 20, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


MASONTOWN, Pa. — Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from a West Virginia hospital, officials said Thursday.

In Brief:

—TOURISM SPENDING, from Morgantown: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says tourism spending in the state increased last year for the first time since 2012.

—DOUBLE SLAYING, from Charleston: West Virginia police say two people and a dog have been found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a house in Charleston.

—SCHOLARSHIP-FRAUD CHARGES, from Beckley: A former high school counselor in West Virginia is charged with using a school computer program to inflate grades in order to obtain college scholarships for her daughter.

—FLY LARVAE-HIGH SCHOOL, from Morgantown: Fly larvae found near a West Virginia high school’s kitchen have led officials to send students home.

—MARSHALL MARCHING BAND, from Huntington: Marshall University’s marching band will perform in the 2020 New Year’s Day Parade in London.

In Sports:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sure, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is gushing about quarterback Alan Bowman’s fast start. What surprises him most is the freshman’s ability so far to limit his mistakes.



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