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

December 15, 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. Travis Loller 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CLEAN WATER

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A state water safety committee met on Monday for the first time this year, just five days before its recommendations were due to the Legislature. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-WEST VIRGINIAN ROCKETTE

FAIRMONT, W.Va. _ As she looks off the stage at an audience of more than 6,000 people, Sophie Silnicki keeps her mind focused on the moves. Silnicki has been dancing since she was just 18 months old. She remembers her training in her mother’s Fairmont dance studio, Movements in Dance, as she takes the stage as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. By Eddie Trizzino. SENT: 750 words.

EXCHANGE-TEXTBOOK ERROR

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ Bob Fischer, electrical engineer and physicist, was reading through the textbook for a class he was going to teach this semester at Mountwest Community and Technical College when he spotted an error. “Dielectric breakdown is usually the result of an arc . . . ” to book read. By Taylor Stuck. SENT: 500 words.

In Brief:

_ DOMINION-COAL ASH, from RICHMOND, Va.: Dominion Energy wants customers to pay more than $300 million, which would cover the cost of upgrading three coal-burning power plants, plus some extra money. SENT: 130 words.

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