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

December 5, 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

JORDAN’S FATHER

LUMBERTON, N.C.— A judge says he needs time to consider whether to allow an inmate to proceed with arguments that he was wrongfully convicted of participating in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father in 1993. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

_ With: JORDAN’S FATHER-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

_ SCHOOL CAMPUS-ARMED MAN: Authorities say a Virginia man found with two guns in a North Carolina high school had a handwritten note that appears to be a hit list.

_ KIDNEY DONATION-STRANGER: A Florida firefighter has donated a kidney to help a stranger.

_ NORTH CAROLINA-GOVERNOR: A North Carolina court has struck down more legislation Republicans approved for their lame-duck governor’s signature to erode the powers of an incoming Democrat.

_ MOONPIE DEAD PONY: The makers of Moonpie have sent condolences to a North Carolina man who lost his horse of the same name in a shooting.

— XGR-VOTER ID: Legislation designed to carry out a new constitutional amendment requiring photo identification to vote in person in North Carolina is closing in on another key General Assembly vote.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ BABY BORN-GAS STATION: A baby was born at a Shell near Washington after a NASCAR-worthy maneuver into the gas station and spontaneous help from two Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees.

—WINTRY WEATHER-APPALACHIA: Residents in portions of Appalachia could be digging out from a midweek snowstorm.

— LOTTERY SALES: Virginia’s state-run lottery recently had its best month ever in its 30-year history.

— SEISMIC TESTING CONCERNS-VIRGINIA: Environmental groups in Virginia are criticizing the Trump Administration’s decision to allow the use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas deposits under the Atlantic Ocean.

— DRUG RING: Authorities in Virginia say a woman convicted of dogfighting has pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs from her beachfront home.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ BUS CRASH: Police in Delaware say seven people were taken to a hospital after a crash involving a bus.

_ BLOOM ENERGY: Delaware regulators have postponed a hearing to discuss a California-based fuel cell manufacturer’s request for an air quality permit.

_ 1980 CONVICTION-MAN FREED: Nearly forty years after a teen girl was raped in Delaware, the man convicted will be released after the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice determined testimony was “invalid.”

— RESTAURANT DEPOT SHOOTING: Baltimore police are looking for two suspects in an early morning warehouse shooting stemming from an attempted robbery.

— OFFICER RIDES FLEEING CAR: Maryland State Police say a woman fleeing a crash tried to hit an off-duty police officer, who then clung onto the car while talking to authorities.

SPORTS:

FBN--RAVENS-JACKSON

OWINGS MILLS, Md. _ Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson has led the Baltimore Ravens to three straight victories, and he is now preparing for his biggest test against the AFC-best Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. By Todd Karlovac. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBN--PANTHERS-NEWTON

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Cam Newton’s shoulder issue continues to be an issue. For the second time this season, the Panthers had to bring in a backup QB to throw a Hail Mary pass proving that Newton’s arm strength isn’t where it needs to be. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

HKN--HURRICANES-SHARKS

RALEIGH, N.C. _ No. 10 North Carolina State debuts its highest ranking since 2014 when the Wolfpack play host to Hampton. By Jody McCreary. UPCOMING: 500 words from 10:30 a.m. start.

BKW--T25-HAMPTON-NC STATE

RALEIGH, N.C. _ No. 10 North Carolina State debuts its highest ranking since 2014 when the Wolfpack play host to Hampton. By Jody McCreary. UPCOMING: 500 words from 10:30 a.m. start.

Also:

_ BKW--T25-MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE-SYRACUSE. Upcoming: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--T25-HARTFORD-DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. _ No. 3 Duke continues its five-game home stand with a visit from Hartford. By Jody McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

BKC--T25-UNC WILIMINGTON-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ No. 14 North Carolina plays its first game in a week when it hosts UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night. The Tar Heels are coming off a loss at Michigan. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 9 p.m.

BKC--T25-VMI-VIRGINIA TECH

BLACKSBURG, Va. _ The No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies host VMI in a nonconference matchup. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--WESTERN CAROLINA-NC STATE

RALEIGH, N.C. _ North Carolina State plays host to Western Carolina in its annual game at Reynolds Coliseum. By Nolan Hayes. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

BKC--VCU-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas _ After a shocking loss to Radford, Texas (5-2) hosts coach Shake Smart’s old school Virginia Commonwealth (6-2). UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.

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