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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:49 pm, WV

April 2, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again — and covered the spread, too — all of New England was delirious, with the possible exception of Rhode Island’s tax collectors. The state’s sportsbooks lost $2.35 million because, come on, really, who’s going to bet against Tom Brady in New England? That, in turn, cut into Rhode Island’s tax revenue.

In Brief:

_ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION, from Barboursville: Police in West Virginia say a man was trying to abduct a child at a mall when the mother stopped him by pulling out a gun.

_WHEELCHAIR THEFT, from Milton: Police in West Virginia say a man stole a motorized wheelchair belonging to a disabled veteran.

_GLENVILLE STATE-PRESIDENT, from Glenville: The president of Glenville State College is leaving the post this year. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports President Tracy Pellett is resigning effective June 30.

_QUILT ENTRIES, from Charleston: Entries are being accepted for an annual quilt and wall hangings competition in West Virginia.

In Sports:

_MARSHALL SPORTS HALL, from Huntington: Ten former Marshall athletes have been chosen for induction into the university’s athletic Hall of Fame.


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