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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

March 29, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

CITY OFFICIALS CHARGED

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. _ The mayor, police chief and former clerk of a West Virginia city have been charged with embezzlement.

In Brief:

_WHEELING JESUIT-FINANCES, from Wheeling: A private West Virginia college in financial crisis says it is cutting more than half its programs next year.

_DOCTOR-ABORTION DISPUTE, from Princeton: A West Virginia doctor says a hospital run by a Republican state lawmaker prevented her from performing a medically necessary abortion, falsified records and forced her out.

_SCABIES-SCHOOL, from Holden: Officials are looking into cases of scabies at a West Virginia elementary school.

_ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOLF, from Princeton: Elementary school students in a West Virginia county will start learning basic golf skills as part of their physical education classes.

_VACCINE EXEMPTION, from Hartford, Conn.: Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is being asked whether it’s constitutional to eliminate a provision allowing parents and guardians of schoolchildren to exempt them from immunizations for religious reasons.

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