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

July 29, 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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. 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.

Top Stories:

EXCHANGE-CHILDREN EXPLORE-SUMMER CAMP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight children searched a creek in Kanawha State Forest on July 20, looking for crayfish and other mysterious beasts beneath the rocks. YWCA’s Mel Wolf Child Development Center Summer Camp, offered to children who have completed kindergarten to those who are 12 years old, gives Kanawha County students a chance to explore West Virginia. This summer, YWCA Charleston has extended those opportunities to college interns as well. By Douglas Soule. An AP member exchange.

EXCHANGE-PASSION-FLYING DRONES

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Despite having more than 200-million relatives who have lived around the globe, David Cottingham is able to set himself apart from those who share his last name. The lifelong Fairmont resident has spent his life in the mines, in the construction industry and even in the skies flying planes, and now drones and machines controlled remotely from the ground. By Eddie Trizzino. An AP member exchange.

In Brief:

SCHOOL SAFETY, from CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — School officials in north-central West Virginia are working to make school buildings safer before classes begin this fall.

MUSEUM FIRE, from POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Officials say they will likely rebuild after a fire heavily damaged the Point Pleasant River Museum in West Virginia.

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