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

January 31, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 https://newsroom.ap.org .

Top Stories:

EDUCATION BILL-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia senators have advanced education legislation viewed by teachers as retaliation for last year’s nine-day statewide strike.

In Brief:

_WINTER WEATHER-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: Public schools in West Virginia are closed for a second straight day as dangerously frigid weather continues to blanket the state.

_BUZZ FOODS-EXPANSION, from Charleston: Buzz Foods says it plans to expand its operations in West Virginia to include a livestock slaughter and processing facility.

In Sports:

BIG 12 THIS WEEK

UNDATED _ Texas Tech plays at Kansas in a crucial Big 12 showdown. The Red Raiders got a much-needed 84-65 win over TCU, just two days after holding off Arkansas in Lubbock.

SUPER BOWL-SPORTS BETTING

LINCOLN, R.I. _ Given their team’s success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party while placing bets on the team’s chances. Their destination this time around is a lot closer.

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