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

July 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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RICHMOND, Va. — Advocates for poor people are pushing to change laws that allow the suspension of driver’s licenses for people with unpaid criminal or traffic court debt. Lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of automatic suspensions are pending in at least five states, including Virginia. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 840 words, photo.


— FATAL CRASH-DUI: Virginia State Police say a man who was driving under the influence has been arrested after a crash that killed a pedestrian.

— MOUNT VERNON-DOMINION ENERGY: A week after Mount Vernon launched a campaign against Dominion Energy’s plans to build a natural gas compressor station across the Potomac River from the Virginia estate, the company says it is seeking an alternate location.

— WILLIAM & MARY-NEW PRESIDENT: The College of William and Mary’s first female president is officially on the job.

— HOLIDAY-POLICE PATROLS: State police have increased patrols on Virginia roads for the busy Independence Day holiday.

— UVA POLICE-NEW CHIEF: The University of Virginia has named a new chief of police.




TAMPA, Fla. — The situation with the suspect in the Maryland newspaper shooting underscores the difficulties of dealing with harassment - at media outlets and beyond. By Tamara Lush. SENT: 750 words, photos.


ANNPOLIS, MD. — Staffers of The Capital walk in a place of honor in their hometown Fourth of July parade. SENT: 130 words. Developing from 6:30 p.m. event.


ROSEDALE, Md. — Maryland authorities says body camera footage of a shooting involving a police officer won’t be publicly released. SENT: 375 words.


— FIREWORKS INJURY: Fire officials say a man has been taken to a Maryland hospital with “catastrophic injuries” to both hands after setting off fireworks.

— OFFICER CHARGED: A Baltimore police officer has been charged with first-degree assault and misconduct in office in connection with a 2016 incident.

— COMPTROLLER-NO ENDORSEMENT: Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot says he will not endorse his party’s nominee in the Maryland governor’s race.

— TROOPER-INVOLVED CRASH: Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving an on-duty state trooper.

— FARMERS PLANT UNDERWEAR: Some Delaware farmers are planting brand-new underwear in their fields to test soil health.



PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola (10-2) starts for the Phillies and Efrey Ramirez (0-1) goes for the Orioles. By Rob Maadd. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 4:05 p.m.


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