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

August 17, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

In Brief:

SEX ASSAULT, from BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two West Virginia men are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in Beckley.

STATE PARKS-IMPROVEMENTS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Economic Development Authority has approved the sale of up to $80 million in excess lottery revenue bonds to pay for repairs, maintenance and improvements to state parks.

AG-LEASING COMPANY, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s attorney general says his office has reached a settlement over allegations that a leasing company unlawfully repossessed vehicles.

MAYOR AWARD, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The mayor of West Virginia’s capital has been granted a lifetime achievement award just months before he leaves the role he’s held since 2003.

POLICE CHIEF-DOMESTIC DISPUTE, from HINTON, W.Va. — A police chief in West Virginia accused of domestic violence is on paid leave for the next month.


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