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

January 5, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

All times are Eastern.

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

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TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA:

VIRGINIA ELECTION

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Voters backed by Democrats ask a federal judge to order a new election in a House of Delegates district where nearly 150 voters received the wrong ballot in a race decided by fewer than 75 votes. The outcome could affect which party controls the 100-member chamber. By Matthew Barakat. UPCOMING: 500 words by 8 p.m. Developing from 4:30 p.m. hearing.

WINTER WEATHER

BOSTON — East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding. By Philip Marcelo. AP Photos. WITH: Winter Weather-The Latest. MOVED: 600 words.

WINTER WEATHER-VIRGINIA

NORFOLK, Va. — The powerful blast of snow and cold that barreled through Virginia’s coastal cities packed a winter punch seldom seen in those communities. Now much of the region could remain in the storm’s icy grip for days. By Ben Finley. AP Photos. MOVED: 550 words.

IN BRIEF:

UBER DRIVER-SEXUAL ASSAULT: An Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a passenger in northern Virginia.

WINTER WEATHER-SLEDDING DEATH: A Virginia girl has died after she was hit by a pickup truck while she was sledding in Thursday’s winter storm.

RICHMOND PUBLIC HOUSING-HEATERS: A Virginia hotel operator is offering free rooms to dozens of Richmond families dealing with broken heating systems in their public housing apartments.

FINANCIAL FORECAST-VIRGINIA: Bankers and business leaders from around Virginia are holding a forum to provide an economic update and 2018 financial forecast for Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE:

LEGISLATIVE SESSION-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers are poised to act early in their legislative session on two high-profile issues: paid sick leave and medical marijuana. By Brian Witte. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m. EST.

IN BRIEF:

BALTIMORE SUN-HEADQUARTERS: The Baltimore Sun Media Group plans to move from its longtime headquarters on the edge of downtown Baltimore to renovated space at its printing plant in a waterfront development.

SHOOTING-TEEN CHARGED: A 17-year-old girl is charged in connection with a shooting during a robbery in Baltimore last month.

WINTER WEATHER-DELAWARE: Schools and many state offices across Delaware remain closed for a second day as residents cope with bitter wind chills while continuing to dig out from a winter storm that paralyzed parts of the East Coast with blizzard-like conditions.

BALTIMORE SCHOOLS-HEAT: Baltimore City schools have lost out on millions of dollars for repairs to heating systems and other infrastructure needs when the money went unspent and had to be returned to the state

OFFSHORE DRILLING-DELAWARE: Delaware Gov. John Carney is expressing opposition to the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling.

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