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 John Raby is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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GRANT TOWN, W.Va. — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. By Ellen Knickmeyer and John Raby. With AP Photos, AP Graphic.

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TV ANCHOR FIGHT-WEST-VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A police report says a West Virginia TV anchor who was injured in a fight with a station meteorologist told authorities the fight was over her husband.

MALL REVITALIZATION STUDY, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ways a mall in West Virginia can be revitalized will be studied by architecture students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

SENIOR CITIZENS-CYBERSECURITY, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two West Virginia community and technical colleges plan to offer free training to senior citizens on computer safety.

ELK HERD, from LOGAN, W.Va. — Chief Logan State Park is hosting 20 guided tours to the area where more than 90 elk roam freely in West Virginia.


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