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 Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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In Brief:

—ESTRANGED WIFE ABDUCTED, from Smyrna, Del.: Police say a man abducted his estranged wife in Delaware, then killed himself after a chase in West Virginia.

—4TH CIRCUIT APPOINTMENTS, from Columbia, S.C.: Two members of South Carolina's legal community have been confirmed for slots on a federal appellate court.

—STATE PARKS-IMPROVEMENTS, from Charleston: West Virginia's Economic Development Authority has approved the sale of up to $80 million in excess lottery revenue bonds to pay for repairs, maintenance and improvements to state parks.

—POLICE CHIEF-DOMESTIC DISPUTE, from Hinton: A police chief in West Virginia accused of domestic violence is on paid leave for the next month.

—SEX ASSAULT, from Beckley: Two West Virginia men are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in Beckley.

—AG-LEASING COMPANY, from Charleston: West Virginia's attorney general says his office has reached a settlement over allegations that a leasing company unlawfully repossessed vehicles.

—MAYOR AWARD, from Charleston: The mayor of West Virginia's capital has been granted a lifetime achievement award just months before he leaves the role he's held since 2003.


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