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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

November 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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:

ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Opposed by teachers unions following a strike earlier this year, West Virginia’s Senate majority leader was ousted in the general election, while Republicans maintained control of both legislative chambers.

ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-WEST VIRGINIA

UNDATED — Democrat Joe Manchin’s re-election to the U.S. Senate was aided by overwhelming support from West Virginia voters who ranked health care, gun policy or the environment among top issues, according to a nationwide survey of the American electorate.

With:

—ELECTION 2018-WEST VIRGINIA-NEWS GUIDE.

In Brief:

—HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, from Fairmont: Voters in a West Virginia community have given final approval to a Human Rights Commission ordinance.

—PENIS AMPUTATED-PRISONS, from Burgaw, N.C.: A North Carolina man says he lost his penis to cancer that went undiagnosed while he spent months in local jails and federal prison.

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