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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:35 pm, WV

June 13, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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In Brief:

—WOMAN SET ABLAZE, from Beckley: A West Virginia man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges.

—HEPATITIS OUTBREAK, from Ceredo: Health officials in West Virginia say a county has confirmed a second case of a food service worker being diagnosed with hepatitis A.

—UNEMPLOYMENT, from Charleston: West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 5.4 percent in May, the eighth straight month the rate has been unchanged.

—SUMMER NUTRITION, from Huntington: Thousands of West Virginia schoolchildren who would be at risk of not having enough to eat this summer are being offered meals through a federally funded program.


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