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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:55 pm, WV

October 4, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


WASHINGTON — The eyes of the polarized nation are riveted on three Republican and two Democratic senators who aren’t saying, so far, whether they are ayes or nays on the politically fateful question of whether Brett Kavanaugh should sit on the Supreme Court.


CHICAGO — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year’s MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants.

In Brief:

—PROGRAM-JAIL COSTS, from Fairmont: A pilot program for non-violent offenders aimed at cutting regional jail costs can proceed as a West Virginia county has approved budget revisions.

—UNIVERSITY GIFT, from Morgantown: West Virginia University has announced a $4 million gift that will pay for two scholarships annually for Oak Hill High School students who study engineering.

—DOCTOR-SEX CHARGES, from Charleston: Witnesses are testifying in a trial against a West Virginia doctor charged with sexually assaulting and abusing patients.

—VOTER REGISTRATION, from Charleston: The West Virginia secretary of state’s office says county clerks registered more than 5,000 people to vote last month.

—FALL FOLIAGE, from Charleston: Fall foliage is continuing to produce vibrant colors in West Virginia.

In Sports:


UNDATED — Iowa State and Kansas State, both expected to compete for strong finishes, are off to disappointing 0-2 starts. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.


UNDATED — For the first time since 2012, No. 19 Texas and No. 7 Oklahoma are both ranked for their annual matchup at the State Fair of Texas where the crowd splits 50-50 in burnt orange and crimson.


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