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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

PARK-OVERDOSE CRASH, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ A West Virginia magistrate has been asked to block prosecutors from introducing evidence or witnesses during the trial of a man who overdosed in a car that crashed near a crowded playground.

SENATE VACANCY, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Republican Gov. Jim Justice is filling a West Virginia Senate vacancy with a Democrat who works as a lobbyist for his family’s companies.

DENTAL CARE, from MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ Dentistry officials at West Virginia University say children ages 1 to 17 can receive free exams, any necessary X-rays and fluoride treatments on Feb. 1 in Morgantown.

ROBOTICS COMPETITION, from SANDUSKY, Ohio _ Thousands of students from 10 states are gathering in northern Ohio for a regional robotics competition.

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