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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TROPICAL WEATHER-WEST VIRGINIA

Forecasts of devastating rains and floods from the remnants of Hurricane Florence didn’t come to fruition in West Virginia, where residents are still trying to recover from 2016 floods that killed 23 people statewide and destroyed thousands of homes, businesses and infrastructure. By John Raby.

TROPICAL WEATHER

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With one of North Carolina’s largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, officials prepared to begin distributing food, water and tarps to Wilmington residents as yet more people were rescued from submerged inland neighborhoods. Workers will begin handing out supplies to stranded residents in the city of 120,000 people beginning Tuesday morning, county officials say. By Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner.

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TROPICAL WEATHER-RISING RIVERS

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. “Get out now,” a voice boomed from a bullhorn. “This is an emergency.” By Claire Galofaro.

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In Brief:

WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS-DEMOLITION, from FALLING ROCK, W.Va. — A West Virginia high school destroyed by floods two years ago is being demolished.

DOCTOR SENTENCED, from WHEELING, W.Va. — An Ohio doctor has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for writing fraudulent prescriptions at his West Virginia practice.

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