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BC-Deep South News Digest

November 30, 2018

Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to:

The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org

The South Carolina AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau at 504-523-3931 or nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau at 601-948-5897 or jkme@ap.org

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org. Administrative Correspondent Rebecca Santana can be reached at 504-523-3931 or rsantana@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date.

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

GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

TOP STORIES:

MALL SHOOTING-ALABAMA

ATLANTA — A suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama’s largest shopping mall is set to appear in court on Friday. Erron Martez Dequan Brown, 20, of Bessemer was captured in Georgia at a relative’s home south of Atlanta. Protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another black man who was initially believed to be the shooter. Developing from 11 a.m. court hearing.

IN BRIEF:

— DEEP SOUTH-WEATHER — Christmas is going to have to wait for some parts of the Deep South because of a threat of severe weather.

— STOLEN GUNS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a $5,000 reward for information about guns stolen from a Georgia store.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

IN BRIEF:

— DEEP SOUTH-WEATHER — Christmas is going to have to wait for some parts of the Deep South because of a threat of severe weather.

— CHURCH VOLUNTEER CHARGED — A lawsuit alleges a South Carolina church volunteer charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy also sexually assaulted at least 13 other children.

— TREASURE HUNTER FUGITIVE — An Ohio jury found that a treasure hunter cheated investors out of gold found in a shipwreck off the South Carolina coast.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MALL SHOOTING-ALABAMA

ATLANTA — A suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama’s largest shopping mall is set to appear in court on Friday. Erron Martez Dequan Brown, 20, of Bessemer was captured in Georgia at a relative’s home south of Atlanta. Protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another black man who was initially believed to be the shooter. Developing from 11 a.m. court hearing.

IN BRIEF:

— DEEP SOUTH-WEATHER — Christmas is going to have to wait for some parts of the Deep South because of a threat of severe weather.

— MATRICIDE-PAROLE — An Alabama man convicted of killing his mother has once again been denied parole.

— ELECTRONIC MONITORING — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a pair of foundations are funding a suite of projects around the country designed to improve electronic fisheries monitoring.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

VOTING MACHINES

BATON ROUGE — With a major election year approaching, Louisiana’s work to replace the voting machines it bought 13 years ago has remained stalled for months, amid bid-rigging allegations, a voided contract award and claims of political meddling. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

— DEEP SOUTH-WEATHER — Christmas is going to have to wait for some parts of the Deep South because of a threat of severe weather.

— NEGLECT DEATH-SPECIAL NEEDS — Authorities in Louisiana have released the identity of a woman with special needs who was found dead last week.

— COLD CASE RAPE CHARGES — A man already facing charges in rapes that occurred in the 1990s in New Orleans now faces a third charges.

— ELECTRONIC MONITORING — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a pair of foundations are funding a suite of projects around the country designed to improve electronic fisheries monitoring.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

— DEEP SOUTH-WEATHER — Christmas is going to have to wait for some parts of the Deep South because of a threat of severe weather.

— CHILDREN’S HOME-ABUSE — Three women who once lived in a Mississippi children’s home accused a former home worker of sexually abusing them.

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