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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:45 pm, WV

January 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

In Brief:

_GRADUATION RATE, from Charleston: West Virginia’s public high school four-year graduation rate last school year was 90 percent, up from 89 percent the previous school year.

_ENROLLMENT PLANS, from Charleston: Enrollment plans in West Virginia through the federal online health insurance marketplace has declined again this year.

_TEACHER OF YEAR, from Charleston: A fifth-grade teacher has been named West Virginia’s Teacher of the Year for 2019.

_BODY FOUND-ABANDONED HOME, from Alum Creek: Authorities in West Virginia say a body has been found in an abandoned Alum Creek home that was destroyed by a fire.

_JUDGE RETIRING, from Welch: A longtime West Virginia circuit judge is retiring later this year.

In Sports:

_MARSHALL SCHEDULE, from Huntington: Marshall University will have seven home football games next fall and play six games against opponents who went to bowls in 2018.

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