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BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9:15 am, WV

March 5, 2019

Good morning! 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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BLACK WATER, from HELEN, W.Va. _ The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says coal dust from an abandoned mine might be what’s blackening a stream that runs through Helen.

COPPER THEFT, from SPENCER, W.Va. _ Authorities in West Virginia are trying to find out who took thousands of dollars’ worth of copper from an American Electric Power facility.

STATE REVENUES, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Gov. Jim Justice says West Virginia has added $12.2 million in revenue to the state coffers last month.

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