BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2 pm, WV
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BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry.
—LAWSUIT-WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, from Charleston: A lawsuit charges that two coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice breached a contract with an exporting company.
—HIGHER EDUCATION PANEL, from Charleston: An interim chancellor has been appointed for West Virginia’s higher education system as it undergoes a review.
—FAKED KIDNAPPING, from Morgantown: Police say a West Virginia man is accused of faking his own kidnapping in order to get money from his family.
—VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, from Huntington: A former West Virginia volunteer firefighter has pleaded guilty to starting a fire, but his sentencing has been placed on hold in a deferral agreement with prosecutors.
—POPULATION DECLINE, from Charleston: A recent study says West Virginia is one of two states that has seen its population decline over the past decade.
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