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

April 4, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

In Brief:

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.

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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