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

May 18, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EXCHANGE-MINIATURE HORSE-READING

FAIRMONT, W.Va. _ Torunn Radcliffe had never seen a horse in person. That changed last Tuesday when the Literacy Volunteers of Marion County got a visit from Stormy the miniature horse, who came as somewhat of a reward for the students of the tutors of the organization. An AP Member Exchange.

EXCHANGE-SAVING MOM

BECKLEY, W.Va. _ Two years ago, Tammy Evans planned her funeral. At 52 years old, she wrote down her final wishes — where she would be buried, who would preach at the service, who would serve as pallbearers and what verses her two children, Shannon and Brandon Barbero, would read. An AP Member Exchange. With AP Photos.

In Brief:

_SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston _ West Virginia’s Supreme Court has banned a former justice now in federal prison from ever practicing law or seeking public office again in the state. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Thursday’s order regarding Allen Loughry approves a recommendation by the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission. The recommendation spurred a February agreement with Loughry in which he didn’t admit guilt.

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