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BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV

January 5, 2018

Good morning! 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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State House and Senate leaders discuss upcoming issues at the annual West Virginia Legislative Lookahead conference. By John Raby. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. ET.


FATAL FIRE — Three people have died in a house fire in West Virginia. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office said on social media that two people also were injured in Thursday’s fire in Braxton County. SENT: 140 words.

INMATES-SEXUAL ABUSE — Two more women are suing the West Virginia Division of Corrections and a correctional officer who they say sexually abused them. SENT: 140 words.

OVERDOSE DEATHS — One West Virginia county has led the state in overdose deaths for the second consecutive year, accounting for more than 20 percent of West Virginia’s total overdose deaths in 2017. SENT: 150 words.

POSTAL WORKER-OPIOID THEFT — A former West Virginia postal worker who stole opioid pills mailed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans has been sentenced to five years’ probation. SENT: 110 words.

REVENUE FUND — State officials say West Virginia’s overall general revenue fund collections through the first half of the fiscal year are nearly $106 million ahead of last year. SENT: 110 words.


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