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

March 21, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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In Brief:

FIREARMS THEFT CHARGES, from MARTINSBURG, W.Va. _ A former federal guard accused of stealing firearms from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ disposal facility has prompted a U.S. senator to call for an investigation.

BOARD OF EDUCATION-APPOINTMENT, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a doctor to the state board of education.

WOMAN ON FIRE, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A homeless California man has been convicted in the death of a homeless West Virginia woman whom he lit on fire.

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