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

October 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The federal government has given its closing arguments in the criminal trial of a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice.

APPALACHIA-ALUMINUM MILL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Things fall through for Chris Jackson. A construction job, promised if he completed a carpentry program, vanished two weeks before his exit exam. A coveted, $100,000-a-year union job at a steel mill disappeared when the plant closed.

In Brief:

—OBIT-FRANK DEEM, from Parkersburg: West Virginia Delegate Frank Deem, who served in the legislature for decades, has died. He was 90.

—DEPUTIES THREATENED, from Fairmont: A West Virginia woman is accused of trying to steal a car, threatening to drink deputies’ blood and hiding a knife in her buttocks.

—NATURAL GAS BILLS, from Charleston: Almost all natural gas customers in West Virginia will be seeing a reduction in part of their rates starting next month.

—JOINT REPLACEMENTS, from Morgantown: A medical service organization will provide free joint replacements at West Virginia University Medicine later this year.

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