BC-WV–West Virginia News Coverage Advisory, WV

Good morning! 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 West Virginia morning supervisor Larry O’Dell at 804-643-6646 or lodell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

POLICE INVESTIGATION

A West Virginia man who says he was abused by a Parkersburg police officer while in custody was shot by the same lawman five years ago during a standoff. John Sadler Jr., 24, of Parkersburg claims he was choked and punched while handcuffed and being processed for a DUI arrest in August. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded to 400 words by 11 a.m.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE INSURANCE

CHARLESTON — State and public school employees covered by West Virginia’s public employee insurance plan likely will see no increases in their health insurance premiums next year. SENT: 260 words.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Michigan and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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