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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD

September 7, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

All times are Eastern.

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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

—MAYOR FOUND DEAD: The mayor of a North Carolina town and his wife have been found dead at their home.

— CRASH-POLICE INJURED: North Carolina police say two officers have been injured in a crash caused by a man running a red light.

— AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLEDGE: A North Carolina jury says a developer broke promises to build affordable housing on land purchased below market value in a historic black neighborhood.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL RESTAURANT SHOOTING: A Virginia woman has been found guilty of murder for encouraging her half brother to fatally shoot a man inside a busy Wendy’s restaurant on Labor Day 2017.

— DRUNK DRIVING: Virginia will be home to a real-world testing of new technology aimed at blocking would-be drunk drivers from operating a vehicle.

— CLIMATE JUSTICE RALLY: Virginia opponents of two natural gas pipelines and the state chapter of the Sierra Club will host a rally this weekend as part of an organized plan to hold thousands of “climate justice” events around the world.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

DELAWARE PRIMARY

WILMINGTON, Del. — Longtime U.S Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware easily fended off a Democratic primary challenge Thursday from a political newcomer who was part of an antiestablishment wave that hoped to move the party farther to the left. By Randall Chase. SENT: 590 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FENTANYL EXPOSURE: Authorities say several Delaware police officers and firefighters inhaled fentanyl while responding to a drug overdose and were hospitalized.

— CELEBRITY CHEF-SEX HARASSMENT: Celebrity chef Mike Isabella once had more than a dozen restaurants in the Washington area. Now he’s filed for bankruptcy after a sexual harassment lawsuit.

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