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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:35 pm, WV

March 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

TOYOTA-US EXPANSION

BUFFALO, W.Va. _ Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility.

LAKE ERIE ALGAE

TOLEDO, Ohio _ Ohio’s governor is proposing spending nearly $1 billion to combat the toxic algae in Lake Erie and to protect the state’s other lakes and rivers.

In Brief:

_SEXUAL ASSAULT-INFANT, from Ripley: The mother of an infant girl who died after being sexually assaulted nearly three years ago has testified she found her then-boyfriend shirtless and kneeling over the naked, injured child with his pants unbuttoned.

_COAL MINE-EQUIPMENT THEFT, from Cannelton: Police in West Virginia say two men are accused of stealing equipment from an electrical transformer at a coal mine.

_CHURCH ARSON, from Daniels: Investigators say a fire that destroyed a West Virginia church was deliberately set and they are offering a reward leading to the conviction of those responsible.

In Sports:

B12-TEXAS TECH-W VIRGINIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ No 7 Texas Tech is seeded second for the Big 12 Tournament and opens against West Virginia. The No. 10 Mountaineers upset Oklahoma on Wednesday.

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