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

March 13, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ROAD REPAIRS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Gov. Jim Justice is set to announce a plan to speed up repairs on secondary roads in West Virginia. The Republican governor is scheduled to lay out his plan Wednesday, just days after firing his transportation secretary.

SUNSHINE WEEK-POLICE VIDEOS

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ The video is brief but disturbing: An officer is seen hitting an unarmed suspect with his pistol as the man falls into the grass. An autopsy would later show that he died from a gunshot to the back of the head. After the death last July of 26-year-old Daniel Fuller in Devils Lake, North Dakota, investigators described the video to his grieving relatives. But for days, weeks and then months, they refused to release it to the family or the public. They did so only after a prosecutor announced in November that the officer did not intend to fire his gun and would not face criminal charges. By Ryan J. Foley.

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DISMEMBERED BODY, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ A trial date has been set for a West Virginia man accused of killing a woman whose body he hid in pieces.

EDUCATION FORUMS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia education officials have announced additional dates for public forums as part of preparations for an upcoming special legislative session.

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