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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:13 pm, WV

May 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. _ A report released ahead of the West Virginia Legislature’s special session on education recommends addressing the consequences of poverty and the opioid crisis on children.

In Brief:

_STUDENTS ABUSED, from Martinsburg: West Virginia’s top prosecutor wants to add a county board of education and school administrators to a lawsuit alleging three educators verbally assaulted two autistic students at an elementary school.

_PIPELINE PROTESTER ARRESTED, from Lindside: A second Mountain Valley Pipeline protester has been charged with a felony in West Virginia.

_FIRE DEATHS, from Davisville: West Virginia fire officials have identified two people who died after being pulled from their burning home.

_ELIZABETH WARREN VISIT, from Kermit: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hosting a community meeting Friday at a West Virginia firehouse.

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