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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey makes a “major announcement” regarding the opioid epidemic.

In Brief:

SCOUT JAMBOREE-MEASLES, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ 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.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS-WVA, from PARKERSBURG, W.Va. _ The Wood County Board of Education has directed its schools superintendent to look further into his idea to close at least five schools.

SCHOOL BUS-POWER LINES, from ST. ALBANS, W.Va. _ 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.

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