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

January 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. _ West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he’ll seek re-election in 2020. “The further I go, the more I believe just this: I believe there’s work still to be done,” Justice said in announcing his plans at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

In Brief:

_OFFICER SHOT-SUSPECT KILLED, from Hurricane: A West Virginia police officer was wounded and a suspect fatally shot after a car chase that ended in a crash.

_INMATE DEATH, from Catlettsburg, Ky.: Five former Kentucky jail deputies have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an inmate’s death.

_TRANSGENDER STUDENT-HARASSMENT, from Clarksburg: A county school board in West Virginia is considering whether to suspend an assistant principal for a bathroom incident involving a transgender male student.

_CHRISTMAS TREES-FISH, from Charleston: West Virginia officials are planning to use donated Christmas trees to provide woody cover for fish.


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