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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

December 27, 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. Travis Loller 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Charleston’s Unitarian Universalist church is hosting a Kwanzaa celebration for the community on Friday. Event organizer Katonya Hart told the Charleston Gazette-Mail the seven-day holiday started Wednesday and most of the days will be celebrated at home. But Hart said they chose the third day for a public celebration because it focuses on community. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

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MINE SEARCH-WEST VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON: Authorities in West Virginia say they’ve arrested the four people who entered an idle coal mine earlier this month.

MEMORIAL CROSS-LAWSUIT, from CHARLESTON: The West Virginia Attorney General’s office says it is leading a group of 30 states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a case that found a cross honoring World War I veterans violates the U.S. Constitution.




ORLANDO, Fla. _ It’s easy to tell that West Virginia has plenty of respect for Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, since at least one of the Mountaineers compared him to Will Grier. SENT: 800 words, photos.



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