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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:33 pm, WV

April 5, 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. Beth Campbell is on the desk. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A woman will be criminally charged for falsely reporting that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a West Virginia shopping mall, a police detective told The Associated Press on Friday.

In Brief:

_HIV TESTING, from Charleston: West Virginia health officials are investigating an increase in HIV cases, mainly among intravenous drug users in Cabell County, but they haven’t detected an increase among drug users in Kanawha County.

_SHERIFF REPRIMANDED, from Charleston: A West Virginia sheriff has been fined and reprimanded by an ethics commission for her role in the hiring of her daughter as a deputy.

_SEXUAL ASSAULT-LAWSUIT, from Wheeling: A West Virginia man says his middle school teacher sexually abused him for years, gave birth to his children and threatened to take them away if he left her.

_INVESTIGATIONS-CHILD EXPLOITATION, from Charleston: Authorities say they’ve made 19 arrests in six months after investigations into child exploitation in West Virginia.

_BATTLEFIELD CLEANUP, from Charleston: Volunteers in West Virginia are needed for cleanup at three battlefield and historic sites in the state as part of the American Battlefield Trust’s Park Day.

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