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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:15 pm, WV

February 24, 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. Becky Yonker 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DEEP SOUTH WEATHER

COLUMBUS, Miss. _ Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi, and a man died when he drove into floodwaters in Tennessee, officials said.

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WV-EXCHANGE-NEW-CITIZEN

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. _ If you go to 3 Amigos in Barboursville, you most likely know manager Julio Guzman. “I try to make friends with everyone that comes here,” Guzman said. “This place is like my home. I want everyone to feel welcome, happy and have a good time.” An AP Member Exchange.

WV-EXCHANGE-SHOE-FAIRY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Imagine for a moment trying to measure more than 800 pairs of squirming, wiggling little feet, more than 8,000 little toes, all of them attached to running, giggling children across Kanawha County. Imagine trying to do it quickly, efficiently and quietly, so as not to interrupt the school day. And, at the same time, trying to pick the children who most needed a new pair of shoes. An AP Member Exchange.

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