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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

October 13, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

ELECTION-SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia voters head to the polls next month to decide whether to allow Gov. Jim Justice’s two picks for the state Supreme Court to continue serving.

With: Election-Supreme Court-West Virginia-Glance

Also:

EXCHANGE-FARMING PROJECT

TALCOTT, W.Va. — On a recent Monday morning, as the rising sun burns off the low-hanging fog and fishermen haul in their morning catches from the Greenbrier River, at Sprouting Farms, the day is well underway. Produce has been harvested and safely stored in a giant refrigerator. Employees are packaging cherry tomatoes into plastic clamshells, activities you might find at any of the farms that dot the Greenbrier Valley.

EXCHANGE-HAUNTED HOSPITAL

WESTON, W.Va. — “Are you ready?” the ghost-tour guide in the cavernous foyer at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum addressed my 12-year-old daughter Emma, who was positively effervescing with excitement. Then, he actually said: “It’s been crazy up there today!” I’m still not sure whether the pun was intended. AP Photos.

In Brief:

PINNACLE MINE CLOSING, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia coal mine that employs about 400 workers is closing after a deal to sell it fell through.

In Sports:

FBC--T25-WEST VIRGINIA-IOWA ST

AMES, Iowa — No. 6 West Virginia looks to remain unbeaten when it takes on Iowa State. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

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