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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

January 26, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TEACHER STRIKES

Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises.

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EXCHANGE-EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT

BECKLEY, W.Va. _ In the warmth of the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, members of the greater Beckley community, both old and new, gathered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to act out one of his wishes ending hunger — one brush stroke at a time. Volunteers with the Beckley chapter of Empty Bowls, an international project to end hunger, were hard at work inside the museum, painting bowls which will be auctioned off in a couple months to benefit nine charities.

An AP Member Exchange from the Register-Herald. By Matt Combs.

EXCHANGE-LONGTIME DJ

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ Under the glow of the neon moon, it’s probably a safe bet to say Brett Fuller has moved more people in the Jewel City than a fleet of TTA buses. Working and practicing his disc jockey turntable night moves for the past 25 years, Fuller, known in the clubs and now on the festival scene as DJ Charlie Brown Superstar, has been at the heart of the night scene here from Gumby’s to the V Club and spinning in between the hot musical acts of the day from Chum to Childers.

An AP Member Exchange from the Herald-Dispatch. By Dave Lavender.

In Sports:

College Basketball

 

BKC--T25-WEST VIRGINIA-TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - No. 1 Tennessee seeks its 14th consecutive victory when it hosts West Virginia as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. By Steve Megargee. The game starts at 4 p.m.

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