AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
REPEATED FLOOD LOSSES
WASHINGTON, N.C. — After Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the nation’s financially troubled, taxpayer-backed flood insurance program is likely to restore homes and businesses that have already been rebuilt repeatedly, sometimes at costs totaling more than the building is worth. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.
SANCTUARY SEEKER DETAINED
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Mexican immigrant who took refuge in a North Carolina church for 11 months won’t be deported until immigration officials decide his pending request to stay in the U.S., two congressmen said Monday. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 460 words, photo.
RALEIGH, N.C. — On the eve of officially returning to work Tuesday, North Carolina legislators meet to consider a proposed bill requiring photo identification to vote in person. Monday’s election oversight panel also will take public comment on the proposal three weeks after voters approved a referendum mandating photo ID in the state constitution. Republican lawmakers in charge of the General Assembly want to get a law carrying out that amendment before they lose veto-proof majorities in January. By Gary Robertson. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m.
SOUTHERN POLITICS CHANGING
ATLANTA— The Solid South is no more. A century of rule by “Southern Democrats” followed by a generation of Republican domination is evolving into something more complex. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.
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.
— DEPUTY SHOOTING: A North Carolina man who was shot and injured when authorities say he pointed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy is facing charges.
— FATAL STABBING: Police have charged a man in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old North Carolina woman.
— TEEN FATAL SHOOTING: North Carolina authorities have arrested two people in connection to the fatal shooting of a teenager.
— ATM MISTAKEN MONEY: An ATM in the Houston area was shut down and guarded by law officers after mistakenly dispensing $100 bills instead of $20s and word of the glitch got out on social media.
— SCHOOL-BOMB SEARCH: North Carolina authorities have increased security at a high school after investigators say they found a homemade explosive in an abandoned vehicle nearby.
CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 130 words, photos.
— AMAZON-HOUSING COSTS: Leaders of Alexandria, Virginia, say Amazon’s area headquarters likely won’t cause unbearably high housing prices and rental rates.
DELAWARE BRIDGE-GAS LEAK
DOVER, Del. — Officials work to determine the cause of a gas leak at a Delaware chemical production facility that force the closure of a bridge over the Delaware River, shutting down traffic on a major East Coast traffic artery on one of the busiest travel days of the year. By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
EXCHANGE-CAPT BOB’S BULL
DAGSBORO, Del. — Some people living in Delmarva may be surprised to hear that a giant bull statue is set to stand outside a Dagsboro family farm next year. But for many who have lived in and around Ocean City and Chincoteague, it’s simply the next adventure for the 44-year-old Eastern Shore landmark. By Sarah Gamard of The Daily Times.
— BACKPAGE-DELAWARE: Delaware’s attorney general has moved to dissolve the limited liability companies behind Backpage.com, a classified ad website whose listings included sexual services.
— RAILROAD TRACKS-FATALITY: Police have identified a Virginia woman who was killed when she was thrown from a vehicle stuck on railroad tracks in Maryland.
— ATTACK ON OFFICER-TV SERIES: Body camera video from a 2016 knife attack on a suburban Cincinnati police officer will be featured on a new television series.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — There’s a quarterback controversy brewing for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who might have to choose between Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson when surging Baltimore faces Atlanta this Sunday. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4:30 p.m. ET. SIY EDITING
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets will host the Bucks on a second night of a back-to-back. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT
FBC--NC STATE-NORTH CAROLINA BRAWL
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended and reprimanded seven players who took part in a brawl following North Carolina State’s victory over North Carolina. Four players from UNC and three from N.C. State will be suspended for one half of their team’s next game. Those Tar Heels must sit out for half of the 2019 season opener against South Carolina. Wolfpack players will miss half of this week’s game against East Carolina. SENT: 325 words, photo
BKC--T25-HOLIDAY HOOPS-WHAT WE LEARNED
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Gonzaga and Virginia made impressive statements, offering reminders during Thanksgiving week tournaments not to discount veteran-led teams. The Zags beat Duke to win the Maui Invitational while the Cavaliers knocked off No. 25 Wisconsin to win the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 900 words, photos
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