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

December 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Leaders of North Carolina’s flagship university are meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate monument torn down by protesters. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

BEST TOYS FOR TOTS

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 510 words, photo, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MUSIC-QUEEN TOUR: Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— COLD CASE-PLAYING CARDS: The panel advising Delaware’s corrections department has raised concerns about playing cards featuring cold cases that have been distributed at state prisons.

— MARCHING BAND-SUSPENDED: A Maryland university has placed its marching band on a yearlong probation following a hazing investigation.

— FAKE COCAINE: A New York man has been sentenced to prison for trying to sell seven kilograms of fake cocaine to an undercover agent in Delaware.

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