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

December 21, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP 10 STORIES-WEST VIRGINIA

Associated Press member newspapers and broadcasters vote for the top news story in 2018 in West Virginia.

In Brief:

MINE SEARCH-WEST VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A sheriff’s office in West Virginia says it has issued an arrest warrant for a man who escaped a coal mine where several other people were trapped.

LAND ACQUISITION, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A nonprofit has bought nearly 19,000 acres of forest land in seven West Virginia counties aimed at increasing public access for hunting and wildlife-associated recreation.

NEW JUDGE, from WHEELING, W.Va. _ A new circuit judge has been sworn in during a private ceremony in West Virginia.

ABANDONED BABY, from BEND, Ore. _ Prosecutors say the 13-month-old boy who was abandoned in the woods of central Oregon had a broken leg, a skull fracture and methamphetamine in his system.

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