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 Bruce Schreiner is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Once Will Grier decided his tenure at Florida was over, he was a popular free agent. Schools like Ohio State and Oregon were suitors. Yet, he said, he just seemed to click with West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen. An AP Member Exchange.


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell County Public Library was chosen by the American Library Association for a connected internship earlier this year, and the intern sponsored by the program is wrapping up her final hours before she goes back to school. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

—BLANKENSHIP-SENATE, from Charleston: The West Virginia Republican Party is attempting to join the legal fight to keep former coal executive Don Blankenship off the ballot as a third-party candidate for the U.S. Senate.

—TEACHER APPRECIATION, from Sissonville: Educators in a West Virginia town received more than a free lunch at a teacher appreciation celebration.

—WATER RATES, from Charleston: A settlement submitted to utility regulators calls for a reduction in the rates that West Virginia American Water charges its customers.

In Sports:



UNDATED — The shock of Chase Litton's departure for the NFL draft has transferred into uncertainty at quarterback for Marshall entering the 2018 season. The position appears to be the one of the few question marks on a team that has nine starters back on each side of the ball as Marshall goes after its first Conference USA championship since 2014. By John Raby. AP Photo.


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