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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:45 pm, WV

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HOUSE FIRE-DEATH, from PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Authorities are reporting one fatality in a house fire in West Virginia.

GAULEY RAFTING SEASON, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A rainy summer means there will be plenty of water for the fall rafting season on West Virginia’s Gauley River.

CDC DIRECTOR-WEST VIRGINIA, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to discuss the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

In Sports:

TENNESSEE-QB COMPETITION

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is expected to field questions about the Volunteers’ quarterback competition during his weekly press conference to preview the Saturday season opener against No. 17 West Virginia.

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