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. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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In Brief:

—HOUSE FIRE-DEATH, from Beckley: A man has died in a house fire in West Virginia.

—HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, from Morgantown: A West Virginia University assistant professor has received a $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to look at how airborne particles that result from hydraulic fracturing affect human health.

—GUN BURGLARY-REWARD, from Clarksburg: A federal agency and a trade association are offering a reward for information in the theft of firearms in West Virginia.

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