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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

ELECTION 2020-WHY WAIT?

WASHINGTON — Motivated by an urgency to unseat President Donald Trump and the prospect of a historically large primary field, Democrats see little incentive to delay or downplay their 2020 presidential hopes.

DRUG CRISIS-SPIRITUAL SPECIALISTS

UNDATED — Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets.

In Brief:

—STATE REVENUES, from Charleston: West Virginia has seen another month of revenue collections over estimates, though receipts were not as strong as the last few months.

—K-9 BULLETPROOF VEST, from Huntington: A couple of cardiologists are helping a West Virginia police department by donating $2,500 to purchase a K-9 bulletproof vest.

In Sports:

AP ALL-AMERICA WATCH

UNDATED — The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The ninth All-America watch of the season features West Virginia’s virtually unblockable linebacker, UCLA’s bright spot tight end and Temple’s rolling Rock.

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