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AP-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV

September 11, 2018

Good morning! 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Four impeached Supreme Court justices in West Virginia are set for initial appearances before the state Senate. The Senate plans to meet Tuesday. The justices or their lawyers are to appear and a pre-trial conference phase is expected to begin. Trial dates have not been set.

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TROPICAL WEATHER

RALEIGH, N.C. — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Hurricane Florence’s top winds dipped to 130 mph (215 kph) Tuesday morning, but it remains a Category 4 storm and is expected to approach the most-damaging Category 5 status as it slows strengthens over very warm ocean water off the coast of North and South Carolina. By Jonathan Drew.

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TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

TROPICAL STORMS-CAROLINAS. By Emery P. Dalesio. AP Photos.

In Brief:

DEFENSE EMPLOYEES-EMBEZZLEMENT, from ELKINS, W.Va. — Two Defense Department employees have pleaded guilty to conspiring to embezzle government property in West Virginia.

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