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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:50 pm, WV

May 16, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states.

In Brief:

_SCOUT JAMBOREE-MEASLES, from Charleston: West Virginia state health officials and Boy Scout leaders say they’re preparing for the possibility that some children may bring measles to the World Scout Jamboree this summer.

_CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-DRUG CHARGE, from Charleston: A former West Virginia correctional officer facing a state charge in a scheme to smuggle meth into a jail also has been charged in federal court.

_FATAL ACCIDENT-WEST VIRGINIA, from Princeton: A judge has overturned the conviction of an Illinois truck driver in a crash that killed a North Carolina family in southern West Virginia.

_SCHOOL BUS-POWER LINES, from St. Albans: Authorities say a utility pole snapped in half and sent a tangle of live power lines down on top of a school bus in West Virginia.

_SCHOOL CLOSINGS-WVA, from Parkersburg: The Wood County Board of Education has directed its schools superintendent to look further into his idea to close at least five schools.

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