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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:10 pm, WV

August 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER-MONUMENTS

UNDATED — Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum.

In Brief:

—MINER’S UNION-PRESIDENT, from Triangle, Va.: The United Mine Workers of America has elected Cecil Roberts to a sixth term as head of the coal miner’s union.

—DISASTER LOANS, from Charleston: Private, nonprofit organizations in West Virginia have another month to apply for disaster loans for damage from severe weather in May and June.

—UNCLAIMED PROPERTY RETURNED, from Charleston: West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue says his office found the owners of nearly $18 million of unclaimed property during the 2018 fiscal year.

In Sports:

AWARD HOPEFULS

UNDATED — Stanford running back Bryce Love’s decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football’s top individual awards.

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