AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
VIRGINIA ELECTIONS-AFTERMATH — With a Confederate sympathizer claiming Virginia’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination, the party finds itself reeling in what has been a perennial battleground, and the fallout could ripple to several House races that will help decide which party controls Capitol Hill after the November midterms. By Alan Suderman. Developing. With AP Photos.
CONGRESSMAN SHOT-BASEBALL GAME — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were wounded during a shooting rampage at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Las Vegas music festival and schools in Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who helped saved Scalise’s life, has watched with the acute awareness of a mass shooting survivor, but his views on gun control have not changed. “If not for a gun” — used by two Capitol police officers, “you might have seen 20 dead people.” By Matthew Daly and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 870 words. AP Photo.
COLD CASE-BODY IDENTIFIED — Virginia State Police say human remains that were found on an interstate highway 27 years ago have been identified as those of a woman reported missing in 1989.
AMMUNITION PLANT-FIRE — One of three patients being treated for injuries sustained during a fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense in Virginia has been discharged from a hospital.
ALEXANDRIA MAYOR — The Democratic mayor of a historic northern Virginia town outside Washington, D.C., has lost her bid for re-election.
TRIPLE HOMICIDE-VIRGINIA — Police say an 18-year-old has been charged in the shooting deaths of three people found dead inside a southwest Virginia home.
WONDER WOMAN SEQUEL — Film crews will be in northern Virginia this summer shooting a portion of the sequel to the blockbuster hit “Wonder Woman.
MARYLAND GOVERNOR’S RACE-ERVIN — Valerie Ervin has dropped out of the Democratic primary race for governor in Maryland and endorsed Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. By Brian Witte. SENT: 520 words. AP Photo.
UNDATED — Unions representing professional athletes are starting to lobby states that are considering legal sports gambling, seeking protection for athletes from threats and harassment and from those who might seek to manipulate their performance on the field for monetary gain. By Ben Nuckols. SENT: 500 words.
NEWS JOURNAL-FEELEY — Mike Feeley, a veteran news executive from Pennsylvania, has been named executive editor of The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware’s largest-circulation daily newspaper.
POULTRY PLANT-WASTEWATER — An Arkansas-based poultry company is firing back against lawyers who have filed a purported class-action lawsuit stemming from wastewater violations at a southern Delaware processing plant.
GUN CONTROL-LAWSUIT — A gun rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Maryland’s recently enacted ban on devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.
BURGLARY SUSPECT SHOT — Police in Delaware say a burglary suspect who was shot after illegally entering a home has died.
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING — A former Maryland resident faces at least 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking charges.
BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox look to left-hander Chris Sale to put the finishing touch on a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in a rare midweek afternoon matchup at Camden Yards. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Developing from 3:05 p.m. start.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Don Martindale has embraced his new role as defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, although he can’t seem to help from reprising his former gig as the team’s linebacker coach. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 600 words. AP Photo.
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