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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:18 pm, WV

May 20, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPECIAL SESSION-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia lawmakers are reconvening for their special session but have pushed back debate on education measures.

In Brief:

_POLICE CHASE-CRASH, from Dunbar: A police report says a Virginia fugitive died from injuries suffered in a police chase in West Virginia.

_TODDLER ABUSE, from Fairmont: A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water.

_FREE TUITION, from Keyser: West Virginia University Potomac State College says it’s participating in a state-funded financial aid program to cover basic tuition and fees.

_STATE PARKS-DEER HUNTS, from Charleston: Deer hunts will be held at six West Virginia state parks this fall.

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