BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:40 pm, WV
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A West Virginia high school’s assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, “you freak me out,” the American Civil Liberties Union said.
LIFE EXPECTANCY-THE WAY DOWN
MADISON, W.Va. _ If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally.
NEW YORK _ Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life.
_JAIL ESCAPE ATTEMPT, from Beaver: Authorities say a West Virginia jail escape was thwarted last month and eight inmates were arrested.
_ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE, from Lovingston, Va.: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has sued a Virginia county over a zoning decision, in an attempt to move the project forward.
_BANK ROBBERY SENTENCE, from Huntington: A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for robbing a West Virginia bank.
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