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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:10 pm, WV

September 24, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As uncertainty surrounds West Virginia’s Supreme Court following impeachments and resignations, a group of judicial stand-ins filled in Monday to hear challenges to Republican Gov. Jim Justice’s appointments of GOP politicians to replace two departed justices.

In Brief:

—HEMP FARM-LAWSUIT, from Charleston: A U.S. attorney and his office have sued a West Virginia hemp farm for violating the federal Controlled Substances Act.

—CHILD CUSTODY-SHOOTING, from Craigsville: A sheriff’s office in West Virginia says a man fatally shot his son-in-law before killing himself.

—TRUMP, from Washington: President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in West Virginia on Saturday.

—JUSTICE-GRANTS, from Charleston: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is recommending the Appalachian Regional Commission approve grants totaling over $7.1 million for nine projects.

—FAMILY HISTORY, from Huntington: People interested in searching their family history and creating a family tree will be able to learn how at a class next month at a library in West Virginia.

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