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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:38 pm, WV

March 18, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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In Brief:

_CHILD NEGLECT-STARVATION, from Princeton: A trial date has been set for a West Virginia couple charged with murder and neglect after authorities said their toddler appeared to have been starved to death.

_EDUCATION FORUMS, from Charleston: West Virginia education officials are kicking off a series of public hearings as part of preparations for an upcoming special legislative session.

_EARTH DAY, from Charleston: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is having an Earth Day celebration next month.

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