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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2 pm, WV

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Top Stories:

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

ATLANTA _ A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year’s Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed “war on the Confederacy,” in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation.

In Brief:

_DOCTORS-APPALACHIA PILL MILL, from Beckley: A West Virginia doctor has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for participating in a money laundering scheme related to pain pills he prescribed.

_COAL MINING DEATHS, from Lexington: The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says coal-mining related deaths have reached a record low in Kentucky where a single miner died last year.

_OJEDA FOR PRESIDENT, from Charleston: A retired Army paratrooper and West Virginia lawmaker who formalized his campaign for the presidency on Veterans Day is stepping down from the state Senate.

_CAPITOL CAPACITY, from Charleston: West Virginia Capitol Police say the building’s total capacity has been reduced because of ongoing repairs to the interior of the dome.

_STUDENT ART SHOWCASE, from Charleston: An exhibition of postcard art created by West Virginia students is on display in the state Capitol.

In Sports:

WEST VIRGINIA-BROWN

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ New West Virginia coach Neal Brown is expected to be introduced at a news conference Thursday. By John Raby. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3 p.m., photos.

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