AP-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV
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 email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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IMPLANT FILES-PITCHING PAIN
COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn’t fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him “good as new.” By Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr. Abridged version also moving.
HEAD-ON COLLISION, from ATHENS, W.Va. — A sheriff’s deputy in West Virginia says a drunk driver gave the wheel to an unlicensed teen who then crashed into another car and injured five people.
STUDENT KILLED-LAWSUIT, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia University Board of Governors has settled a lawsuit over a student’s 2014 death at a fraternity house for $250,000.
MARS LANDING-GREEN BANK, from GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia is holding a public event to track a NASA lander on Mars.
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