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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:39 pm, WV

March 25, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

TRUMP RUSSIA PROBE-AMERICA REACTS

PHILADELPHIA _ The first glimpse into the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide.

In Brief:

_FAT PATTY’S-FIRE, from Hurricane: A fire has damaged parts of Fat Patty’s restaurant in Hurricane, West Virginia.

_CHESAPEAKE BAY FUNDING-GOVERNOR, from Annapolis, Md.: Maryland’s governor is urging congressional leaders to oppose cuts to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts in President Donald Trump’s budget.

_MINING RECLAMATION, from Morgantown: West Virginia University and the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force are presenting a symposium this week on mining and reclamation regulations and practices.

_SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, from Clarksburg: Four West Virginia Supreme Court justices are speaking at a meeting this week.

In Sports:

CBI-COASTAL CAROLINA-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ West Virginia and Coastal Carolina meet Monday in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game.

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