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

January 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

GOVERNOR’S PLANS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice gives his third State of the State speech on Wednesday night.

In Brief:

_LEGISLATURE BEGINS, from Charleston: West Virginia lawmakers are gathering in Charleston for the start of the 2019 regular session.

_MISSING GIRL-WEST VIRGINIA, from Weston: An attorney for a West Virginia woman convicted of killing her 3-year-old daughter is asking the West Virginia Supreme Court for an acquittal or a new trial.

_LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE, from Beckley: Another West Virginia city has given preliminary approval for an ordinance that would include “sexual orientation” and “gender identification” to legally protected classes.

_TRANSGENDER STUDENT-HARASSMENT, from Clarksburg: The board of education in Harrison County, West Virginia, has voted to allow the conditional return of an assistant principal accused of harassing a transgender high school student.

_STATE FAIR SCHOLARSHIPS, from Lewisburg: The State Fair of West Virginia is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to young people who have participated in the fair.

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