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

June 5, 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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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DOVER, Del. — The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to accept the bets. Instead of flying to Las Vegas or betting illegally, fans in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington can make a short drive to legally wager in Delaware on the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final or the World Cup. More states are likely to join the action by the time the NFL starts its season in the fall. By Randall Chase and Ben Nuckols.

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In Brief:

MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE-ARRESTS, from LINDSIDE, W.Va. — Three protesters from Massachusetts were arrested after binding themselves to equipment in West Virginia to halt the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. AP Photos.

MEAT WHOLESALER SETTLEMENT, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia door-to-door meat wholesaler has been shut down in a settlement with the state.

CANAAN VALLEY VISITOR CENTER, from DAVIS, W.Va. — Federal funding will be used to build a new visitor center at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia.

WHEELING JESUIT PRESIDENT, from WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Jesuit University has started the search for its next president.



NEW YORK — Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck is leaving his high-ranking position at the NCAA to become commissioner of the XFL, the second edition of professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon’s football league. McMahon announced the hire Tuesday, four months after unveiling plans to relaunch the XFL, which folded in 2001 after its only season. The new XFL is scheduled to begin in 2020. Luck will start his new job July 1. By Ralph D. Russo.

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