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

April 3, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. _ A sensational case of an attempted child kidnapping in a West Virginia shopping mall may have been nothing more than a man being friendly to a little girl.

In Brief:

_GOVERNOR-NO CONFIDENCE VOTE, from Charleston: A Republican committee in West Virginia’s largest county has approved a resolution of no confidence in GOP Gov. Jim Justice.

_VIDEO PARLOR THEFTS, from Bluefield: A West Virginia couple dubbed by a prosecutor as a “modern day Bonnie and Clyde” has been sentenced to federal prison for robbing two video poker parlors in which employees were bound with duct tape.

_PLANT EXPANSION, from Charleston: Defense contractor Northrop Grumman is expanding in West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday announced the company will create up to 500 more jobs over five years at its plant in Mineral County.

_POLICE-DRUG TRAFFICKING, from Huntington: A West Virginia city is getting a new task force to combat drug trafficking organizations.

_EX-PHARMACIST-FINE, from Wheeling: A former West Virginia pharmacist convicted in state court of improperly dispensing medications has been fined $336,000 in federal court.

In Sports:

_BASKETBALL RECLASSIFICATION, from Roanoke: The governing body for high school sports in West Virginia has passed a proposal to expand the number of classes in basketball to four.


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