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

October 5, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

In Brief:

—FORMER MAYOR-INDICTED, from Wheeling: A federal grand jury has indicted a former mayor in West Virginia on drug distribution charges.

—INMATE DEATH-LAWSUIT, from Huntington: A lawsuit has been filed in the death of a jail inmate in West Virginia.

—OHIO RIVER-WATER STANDARDS, from Cincinnati: A commission that watches over the Ohio River’s health has put off a vote on whether to move away from its role of setting pollution standards for the river.

—HEALTH DISPARITIES, from Huntington: Marshall University is teaming with the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health to deal with health disparities in the state.

—OPIOID PANEL, from Huntington: Marshall University psychology professors will present a panel discussion on the opioid problem in Appalachia.

In Sports:


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen knew he had two of the Big 12′s top wide receivers entering the 2018 season in David Sills V and Gary Jennings. At the moment, though, it’s junior Marcus Simms putting together a breakout year.


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