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

March 22, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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

In Brief:

_CRIME LAB, from South Charleston: Officials say the West Virginia State Police Forensic Lab has reduced pending cases by more than half.

_OPIOID FUNDS, from Charleston: West Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction.

_ETHICS COMMISSION, from Charleston: Anyone wanting to learn more about the West Virginia Ethics Act and Open Meetings Act can attend a training session next month in Charles Town.

_JOB FAIR, from Charleston: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is hosting a job fair with more than 270 employers at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.


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