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

February 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Story:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment scandal is due in federal court for sentencing for using his job for his own benefit. Allen Loughry is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. By John Raby.

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EDUCATION BILL-WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia teachers’ unions plan a candlelight vigil outside the Capitol as lawmakers continue work on a complex education bill.

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TOBACCO PURCHASES, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A bill moving through the West Virginia Legislature would raise the state’s minimum legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

FIAT CHRYSLER SETTLEMENT-WVA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia will receive $302,500 as part of a multistate settlement with Fiat Chrysler over emissions cheating allegations.

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