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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:35 pm, WV

February 1, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

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In Brief:

_EDUCATION BILL-WEST VIRGINIA, from Charleston: Three groups critical of an education reform bill moving through the West Virginia Senate say they’re ready to take statewide action.

_GENERATORS STOLEN, from Kingwood: A West Virginia man is accused of stealing generators that powered traffic lights on a one-lane road.

_MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD, from Martinsburg: Police in Hagerstown, Maryland, say a missing man has been found dead in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

_JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT, from Charleston: West Virginia Chief Justice Beth Walker has named a new chairman of the Business Court Division, which handles complex commercial litigation between businesses.

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