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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:35 pm, WV

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

In Brief:

_EDUCATION BILL-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: A version of a comprehensive education bill being considered by a House of Delegates committee would remove some components that were opposed by teachers’ unions.

_ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE-DELAY, from Fayetteville, N.C.: The completion of a natural gas pipeline running through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina has been delayed and its costs are increasing by up to $3 billion.

_FATAL FIRE-WEST VIRGINIA, from Martinsburg: A West Virginia woman accused of setting fires that killed her two sons has pleaded no contest to murder charges.

_PERSISTENT OHIO PLANT NOISES, from Parkersburg: A West Virginia county official says it may be several months until a humming sound stops drifting across the Ohio River from a manufacturing plant in Washington County, Ohio.

_TRUMP THREAT-WEST VIRGINIA, from Wheeling: A West Virginia woman has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Donald Trump.

_FIREFIGHTERS-ARSON, from Huntington: Five former volunteer fighters in West Virginia have been charged with arson following a two-year investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.

In Sports:

SIGNING DAY-BIG 12

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Some highlights of signing day in the Big 12, though most schools filled most of their classes in December. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 750 words by 7 p.m., photos.

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