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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

April 9, 2019

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. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

In Brief:

_ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION, from Charleston: An attorney says an Egyptian man who authorities say was falsely accused of trying to kidnap a young girl at a West Virginia shopping mall has returned home.

_UTILITY APPOINTMENT, from Charleston: Robert Burton has been named president of West Virginia American Water.

_TRAFFIC STOP BEATING-WEST VIRGINIA, from Martinsburg: A judge has set a trial date for a former West Virginia state trooper accused of beating a teen-age boy during an arrest.

_FATAL SHOOTING, from Boothsville: Authorities say two people have been fatally shot at residence in West Virginia.

_GOVERNOR’S HOME-LAWSUIT, from Charleston: A hearing has been scheduled for a lawsuit over whether West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice should be required to live in the state’s capital of Charleston.

_MEDICAL CENTER-INFO ERROR, from Martinsburg: The U.S. Veterans Health Administration says some personal information involving more than 4,800 veterans who received health care at a West Virginia medical center was mistakenly sent to other patients.

_GUN-AIRPORT, from Huntington: Officials say a man was caught with a loaded handgun at a West Virginia airport checkpoint.


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