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

September 26, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

—MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE-COST, from Roanoke, Va.: Developers of a natural gas pipeline set to run through West Virginia and Virginia say the project’s cost has risen from $3.7 billion to $4.6 billion.

—INTERSTATE-81 WIDENING, from Martinsburg: West Virginia’s Department of Transportation has awarded a $49 million contract to widen part of a highway.

—CONTRACTOR-LAWSUIT, from Charleston: West Virginia’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit alleging a contractor accepted payment for work without the required license and sometimes never started the purchased work.

—RECONNECTING McDOWELL, from Welch: Construction will start next spring on apartment-style housing for West Virginia public school teachers in McDowell County.

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