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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

February 17, 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. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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From AP Members:

EXCHANGE-MOM AND POP SHOP

BECKLEY, W.Va. _ On a chilly Wednesday morning, the gravel lot of Kathy’s Grocery and Restaurant - a quaint little country store in Clear Fork on Raleigh County’s western end - is lined with several large pickup trucks. A large sign in the front window is brightly lit, flashing “OPEN,” for visiting patrons. By Jackie Whetzel,The Register-Herald.

EXCHANGE-BABY HATS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ What better way to celebrate American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day than receiving a gift from the heart? Rather, for the heart. By Sarah Marino. The Dominion Post.

In Brief:

RACCOON-RABIES, from Morgantown: Health officials in West Virginia say a raccoon that was killed by two dogs in the Cheat Lake area has tested positive for rabies.

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