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

May 15, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE-VIOLATIONS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Mountain Valley Pipeline have agreed the latter will pay $266,000 for environmental violations dating back to April 2018.

PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia has lowered its flags to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

STOLEN ID-GUN PURCHASE, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman who used a stolen identification card to buy a gun from a licensed dealer has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

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