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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

November 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Exchange:

WACO-VETERANS OFFICE

WACO, Texas — A West Virginia native who served in the Army has helped turn around a Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Texas.

In Brief:

—SCHOOL BEHAVIOR, from Charleston: A group reviewing student behavior in West Virginia public schools has recommended giving local officials more flexibility over disciplinary policies.

—WINTER WEATHER-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: Parts of West Virginia could see their first dose of wintry precipitation.

—POWER RATE INCREASE, from Charleston: Two American Electric Power subsidiaries in West Virginia are proposing a revised rate increase that would bring a 3 percent revenue boost.

—ABANDONED MINES-CLEANUP IDEAS, from Norton,Va.: A new report is highlighting ways to help cleanup and repurpose the sites of abandoned coal mines in Appalachia.

—MENTORING SERVICE, from Charleston: A Big Brothers Big Sisters regional chapter in West Virginia has closed.

In Sports:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

UNDATED — With limited intrigue among the Power Five conference playoff contenders this week, No. 11 UCF gets the spotlight as it puts the nation’s longest winning streak on the line against No. 19 Cincinnati. The Knights streak is 22 and pushing toward rare air in college football.

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