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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:32 pm, WV

May 15, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EDUCATION BILL-WEST VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Unions representing teachers and school service workers in West Virginia are calling for an upcoming special legislative session on education to be canceled. They said Wednesday there’s no need for the additional session if lawmakers are going to resurrect proposals landed the state in a two-day teacher strike earlier this year.

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_MISSING GIRL-WEST VIRGINIA, from Berkeley Springs: Police in West Virginia are using adult volunteers to search for a teenage girl who went missing last week.

_INMATES INJURED, from Mount Olive: Three inmates have been injured at a maximum-security prison in West Virginia.

_MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE-VIOLATIONS, from Charleston: The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Mountain Valley Pipeline have agreed the latter will pay $266,000 for environmental violations dating back to April 2018.

_PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY, from Charleston: West Virginia has lowered its flags to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

_STOLEN ID-GUN PURCHASE, from Charleston: A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman who used a stolen identification card to buy a gun from a licensed dealer has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

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