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

August 31, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TV ANCHOR FIGHT-WEST VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A meteorologist at a West Virginia TV station is accused of shoving a news anchor and fracturing her skull.

MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-FUNERAL, from PETERSTOWN, W.Va. — Weekend services are set for a West Virginia man who was fatally shot in Florida at a video game tournament.

ELECTROCUTION ACCIDENT, from CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A law enforcement officer in West Virginia says a 30-year-old man died in an electrocution at a job site.

DRUG OVERDOSES, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New West Virginia health information shows drug overdose deaths have increased to more than 1,000 in a one-year period for the first time.

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