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

January 21, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org/ .

Top Stories:


ATLANTA _ Residents in an Atlanta neighborhood are celebrating the renaming of Confederate Avenue. But the fate of Atlanta’s many other Civil-War themed streets and markers remains undecided.


PRINCETON, W.Va. _ Some people work a job their whole lives and it is nothing more than a job. When it is time to retire, they spend that time focusing on passion projects or hobbies. Other people have the privilege of finding a job that is their passion. Carole and Russ Cassidy, retired special education teachers, found their passion in life through their work and continue to pursue it into retirement. An AP Member Exchange.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ Evan Brown was quite bowled over by the whole thing. “Whoa, man!” the fourth-grader exclaimed. “That one’s almost three bucks!” An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FLOOD RECOVERY, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A program that helps people rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed in West Virginia’s 2016 flood is being affected by the partial federal government shutdown.

DOUBLE SLAYING, from WELCH, W.Va. _ A West Virginia jury has convicted a man of fatally shooting his estranged wife and her 16-year-old son.

In Sports:


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on things like passing touchdowns for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady or rushing yards for Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley would be restricted — or even outlawed as too risky and vulnerable to manipulation or cheating. By Wayne Parry.

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