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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:50 pm, WV

March 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ The state Department of Education will hold seven public forums as part of preparations for the upcoming special legislative session.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia corrections officials say full-body scanners are now being used on inmates entering the state’s regional jail system to reduce the infiltration of contraband.

In Brief:

_BISHOPS ACCUSED-SEXUAL HARASSMENT, from Charleston: Catholic church officials say they are imposing ministerial restrictions on two former bishops accused of sexual harassment.

_MISSING WOMAN-CASINO, from Chester: The FBI is trying to solve the 12-year-old disappearance of a Pennsylvania woman who vanished after leaving a West Virginia casino.

_VOLUNTEER AWARDS, from Charleston: Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards.

In Sports:

_BIG 12 GOLF-PGA EXEMPTION, from White Sulphur Springs: The Big 12 is holding its men’s golf championship in West Virginia for the first time next month, and the individual champion will get an extra treat — an exemption into a PGA Tour event.


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