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

September 28, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

—TESTIMONY-IMPEACHMENT TRIAL, from Charleston: The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission has filed a motion to prevent its chairman from having to testify in an impeachment trial in the state Senate.

—SPORTS BETTING DELAYED-CASINOS, from Charleston: The West Virginia Lottery says sports betting launches at two casinos have been delayed.

—JAIL-LAWSUITS, from Huntington: A West Virginia attorney has filed two lawsuits against authorities at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, saying the combination of understaffing and overcrowding is affecting inmates’ safety.

—BANNED FRATERNITIES, from Morgantown: West Virginia University says it has banned five fraternities from campus for at least 10 years.

—MAMMOGRAPHY CLINICS, from Martinsburg: West Virginia University Cancer Institute is offering discount mammogram clinics at two locations next month during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

—BANK FRAUD, from Clarksburg: A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman has admitted taking out loans and opening accounts in bank customers’ names without their knowledge.

In Sports:


LUBBOCK, Texas — West Virginia launched a Heisman Trophy campaign for Will Grier over the summer and the senior quarterback for the No. 12 Mountaineers has certainly backed it up. So has Alan Bowman, the true freshman for No. 25 Texas Tech who got thrust into action because of injury early in the season opener. He is 3-0 as the starter and leads NCAA Division I with 389 yards passing per game under the tutelage of Red Raiders coach and former record-setting quarterback Kliff Kingsbury.


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