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

April 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GOVERNOR RESORT-INVESTIGATION

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he has nothing to hide and respects the federal grand jury process after a subpoena was issued targeting state commerce records related to a posh resort he owns and a PGA golf tournament held there.

ABORTION BANS

UNDATED _ Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.

In Brief:

_FAMILY-FRAUD CHARGES, from Charleston: A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in a West Virginia arson and insurance fraud scheme.

_STATE REVENUES, from Charleston: West Virginia revenue collections are $191 million ahead of estimates with three months left in the fiscal year.

_EASTER CARNIVAL, from Charleston: An Easter Carnival is set for the West Virginia Capitol Complex grounds this weekend.

In Sports:

BIG 12-ESPN

UNDATED _The Big 12 has agreed to a deal that gives ESPN the rights to all football championship game through 2024 and makes the league the first Power Five conference to provide exclusive content to ESPN+, the cable giant’s online subscription streaming service..

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