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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 6 pm, WV

October 7, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top stories:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is facing a political firestorm back home a day after he became the only Democrat to support President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. By Steve Peoples. With AP Photos.

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PRINCETON, W.Va. — An unusual tree once featured by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” and saved for years by a public outcry and petitions when new highway construction threatened it was cut down recently after tests showed that it was dead and a safety hazard. By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Downtown Morgantown is set to receive a facelift with the help of the new Facade Program from Main Street Morgantown. By Jeff McCullough, The Exponent Telegram.

In Brief:

GREAT PUMPKIN, from Milton: A West Virginia man has produced a whopper of a pumpkin for a local festival.


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