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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

January 12, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


FAIRMONT, W.Va. _ This past summer, the lives of Jack and Della Gorbey were turned upside down. At 2:24 a.m. on July 25, a tractor-trailer crashed into their business, Derma Doodlezz Tattoo Studio, formerly located on Meadowdale Road. With their tattoo studio reduced to rubble, they lost everything. An AP Member Exchange.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ In the line of work that Dotan Herszage is in, a few tears, some blood and the occasional fainting spell are all part of the job. As a mohel, Herszage, of Columbus, Ohio, has traveled the Midwest performing circumcisions for 23 years. With AP photos. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

_TEACHER FIRED-RACIST POSTS, from Huntington: A high school teacher in West Virginia is suing over her firing in 2017 for a series of social media posts that ridiculed blacks, Muslims and former President Barack Obama. According to The Herald-Dispatch , ex-Huntington High School teacher Mary Durstein sued former Cabell County Schools Assistant Superintendent Todd Alexander, Cabell County’s school board, and state schools superintendent Steven Paine in U.S. District Court this week in southern West Virginia.



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ West Virginia tries to break a three-game losing streak when it hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos. Game starts at noon ET.


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