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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

December 5, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

In Brief:

_WINTRY WEATHER-APPALACHIA, from Charleston: Residents in portions of Appalachia could be digging out from a midweek snowstorm.

_VIRGINIA PASTOR-MOLESTATION CHARGE, from Clarksburg: Authorities say a Virginia pastor has been accused of molesting a girl in West Virginia.

_DRUGS-UNDERWEAR, from Huntington: A sheriff’s office in West Virginia say deputies stopped a man suspected of shoplifting and found about 26 grams of what’s believed to be crystal meth in his underwear.

_PREGNANT WOMAN-ABUSE, from Beckley: A West Virginia man is accused of repeatedly punching the stomach of his 8-months-pregnant wife.

_COUNCILMAN RESIGNS, from Charleston: A city councilman in West Virginia who ran unopposed for re-election this fall has resigned, citing health reasons.


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