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

April 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

RURAL BROADBAND-MAPS

There is widespread agreement that expanding broadband internet in rural America is desperately needed. But the maps the federal government has been using to hand out cash to make it happen inaccurately reflect how many people have access to high-speed service.

In Brief:

DOMESTIC SLAYING, from FAIRMONT, W.Va. _ A West Virginia man has admitted to shooting his wife to death while the two were going through what authorities say was a “volatile divorce.”

HUNTINGTON-HOUSE DEMOLITION, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ Huntington has demolished 36 buildings so far this year as part of a plan to remove blighted structures from the city.

MARSHALL-TUITION, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ Marshall University’s tuition is going up.

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