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

May 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

In Brief:

_MEDICAID FRAUD, from Charleston: Federal prosecutors say they’ve reached a $17 million settlement with a health care company accused of Medicaid fraud in West Virginia.

_FIRE DEATHS, from Davisville: Fire officials say a juvenile is in custody in connection with a blaze that left two people dead at a West Virginia home.

_COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER, from Parkersburg: An 83-year-old student of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will deliver the school’s commencement address this week.

_FOLKLIFE CENTER TOURS, from Fairmont: The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University is looking for volunteers to give tours of the center.


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