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

April 16, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GOVERNOR’S RACE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Former West Virginia commerce secretary Woody Thrasher is running for governor. The Republican businessman announced his 2020 bid Tuesday in a statement that highlighted his company’s success while taking aim at his Republican opponent, Gov. Jim Justice.

In Brief:

_INTERSTATE 77- SAFETY, from Princeton: West Virginia officials say they hope some new measures will make a dangerous section of Interstate 77 safer to travel.

_CHILD NEGLECT-TODDLER PILLS, from Westover: A West Virginia woman is accused of leaving her 2-year-old grandson home alone while she went out to get food, leaving the unsupervised child to swallow her blood pressure medication.

_SHOOTING-RETALIATION, from Charleston: Police in West Virginia say a shooting in Charleston may be related to a recent killing.

_JOB FAIR-HEALTH, from Martinsburg: West Virginia University is holding a health care-related job fair next month.

_LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL, from Clarksville, Ind.: A site in southern Indiana has been selected for a national ceremony next month dedicating a 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) expansion of the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail.

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