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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

—ELK RETURN-WEST VIRGINIA, from Holden: Officials in West Virginia are set to introduce 50 elk that were captured in Arizona.

—CHARLESTON NEEDLE EXCHANGE, from Charleston: An audit requested by a West Virginia mayor who said a needle exchange program had caused an increase of dirty needles in public places has recommended the suspension of the program's certification.

—MILITARY PARTNERSHIP, from Charleston: West Virginia officials are set to welcome a military contingent from Qatar as part of a security and economic partnership.

—WALK-DOCTORS, from Martinsburg: People who want to walk for exercise are invited to join a program that offers a chance to get their steps in while talking with physicians.

In Sports:

—WEST VIRGINIA-MATTHEWS, from Morgantown: West Virginia has signed recruit Emmitt Matthews Jr.

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