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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

November 23, 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

CHEMICAL-RIVER

RALEIGH, N.C. —The largest penalty a polluter has paid North Carolina should change the way one of the country’s biggest chemical companies makes compounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said appear dangerous even in small amounts, the state’s top environmental official said Friday. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 750 words.

NORTH CAROLINA-VOTER ID

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republican majorities at the state legislature have twice passed voter ID laws, only to have them blocked each time. Now GOP lawmakers are emboldened after passage of a constitutional amendment to approve another one before Democrats can stop their preferences next year. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 870 words, photos by 1 p.m.

SANCTUARY SEEKER DETAINED

RALEIGH, N.C. —An immigrant who sought refuge from deportation in a North Carolina church for 11 months was detained Friday at a scheduled appointment with immigration officials, prompting more than a dozen supporters to block a law enforcement van and wind up under arrest themselves. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 420 words, photo.

CONGRESS-JUDICIAL NOMINATION

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 850 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-NATIVE DIETARY TRADITIONS

PEMBROKE, N.C. — With the Honoring Native Foodways event marking its 10th year, Professor Jane Haladay celebrates the growth in knowledge of indigenous foods over the past decade. By Tomeka Sinclair of The Robesonian. SENT: 810 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GAS STATION ROBBERY: North Carolina police say a man was robbed on Thanksgiving Day after a suspect jumped in his vehicle, implied he had a gun and demanded cash.

— CHURCH VAN CRASH: Seven people aboard a church van were taken to a North Carolina hospital after a pickup truck hit the van and caused it to overturn.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— PARDONED TURKEYS-VIRGINIA TECH: The pair of turkeys that President Donald Trump pardoned on Tuesday will be living out their days at Virginia Tech.

— NAVY SLEEP POLICY: The U.S. Navy has changed its policy to allow all sailors working on aircraft carriers to get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.

— INMATE DEATH-SETTLEMENT: A jail in Virginia and its medical provider have agreed to pay $625,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit.

— SUBMARINE MAINTENANCE DELAYS: An audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office says chronic delays in maintaining the U.S. Navy’s attack submarine fleet have cost taxpayers about $1.5 billion since 2008.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

EXCHANGE-ELIJAH CUMMINGS

WASHINGTON — When the word of the Lord came to Elijah, it arrived on a slip of paper tucked in a stranger’s bra. In 2017, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings had been laid up in a Johns Hopkins hospital bed for two months, crippled by pain after a difficult recovery from a heart valve replacement, when an interloper came bursting through the door, calling his name. By Ben Terris of The Washington Post. SENT: 2,300 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-GREEK MONUMENT

WILMINGTON, Del. — You could say the Grecian-style monument that’s been sitting on the grounds of The Tatnall School in Greenville for the last 54 years is a real gas. And you wouldn’t be wrong. Though you’d never know by looking at it, the structure was a gas station in downtown Wilmington during the 1920s. By Patricia Talorico of The News Journal. SENT: 910 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— ROAD RAGE-STABBING: Police say a man was stabbed in a Thanksgiving Day road-rage dispute in Maryland.

— TEENS FOOTBALL-HAZING-RAPE: Police in Maryland say four teens were charged as adults with first-degree rape in connection with a junior varsity football hazing.

— SHOPLIFTING-PEPPER-SPRAY: Police in Delaware say a woman pepper sprayed a department store employee who confronted her as she tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise in her bag.

— DEADLY CRASH: Authorities say a Maryland woman is dead after a crash near the Prince George’s County line with Washington, D.C.

— PRISON DISTURBANCE-DELAWARE: The Delaware Department of Correction says another inmate involved in a fatal prison riot last year has died.

SPORTS:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-PANTHERS PREVIEW

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Seahawks and Panthers find themselves in similar situations entering Week 12 with both teams eyeing wild card spots instead of battling for division titles. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. MOVING in advance for weekend use

FBN--RAIDERS-RAVENS PREVIEW

BALTIMORE — Understanding that 27 carries a game is way too dangerous for an NFL quarterback, Lamar Jackson may do things differently in his second NFL start Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Moving in advance for weekend use.

HKN--PANTHERS-HURRICANES

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes play host to the Florida Panthers. By Joe Giglio. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

BKW--T25-MORGAN ST-MARYLAND

TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico — — The seventh-ranked Maryland Terrapins take on Morgan State in a nonconference matchup in the Puerto Rico Clasico tournament. UPCOMING: 250 words. Game starts at noon

BKW--T25-GEORGE WASHINGTON-NC STATE

CANCUN, Mexico — No. 15 North Carolina State takes on George Washington in the Cancun Challenge. UPCOMING: 150-word newsnow from 4 p.m. start.

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