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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:37 pm, WV

April 4, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

_ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION, from Huntington: A prosecutor in West Virginia is dismissing a charge against a man who was arrested after a woman told police he tried to abduct her young daughter but later said she might have been overreacting.

_SEWAGE-PLEA, from Martinsburg: The former owner of a West Virginia water treatment plant has admitted to discharging untreated sewage into the Potomac River.

_ABDUCTION-ASSAULT, from Morgantown: A 20-year-old West Virginia man is accused of abducting a teenager, holding her hostage for about a year, impregnating her and beating her so severely that she miscarried.

_JUDGE NOMINATED, from Washington: President Donald Trump has nominated Frank W. Volk as a U.S. District Court judge in West Virginia’s southern district.

_TELEVISION WATCHING, from Charleston: A study by Verizon says that West Virginians watch more television than people in any other state in the country.

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