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BC-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD

February 26, 2019

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

VIRGINIA

MED-ANTIBIOTIC ALTERNATIVES

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug. By Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 1,420 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ PROFESSOR-FRAUD CHARGE: A former Virginia Tech professor has been found guilty of conspiring to commit federal grant fraud, making false statements and obstruction.

_ AIRCRAFT CARRIER UPGRADE: One of the nation’s aircraft carriers will spend the next two years in dry dock for some maintenance and state-of-the-art upgrades.

_ XGR-DRIVING WITH PHONES: A bid to tighten Virginia laws around using cellphones while driving will have to wait another year.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

XGR-TEEN’S DEATH-POLICE CUSTODY

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland measure named for a black teenager who died after a struggle with police is getting a hearing. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ MARYLAND DELEGATE SLUR: A white Maryland lawmaker accused of using a racial slur for black people to refer to a legislative district has apologized to leaders of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus.

_ LEAD PAINT LAWSUIT: A Baltimore jury has awarded around $2 million to a man who has permanent brain damage from being exposed to lead paint as a child.

_ MARC TRAIN-TEEN STRUCK: A teenager has been struck and injured by a MARC commuter train in Maryland, one day after another person was killed in the same county by another MARC train on a different route.

_ CONOWINGO DAM: Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration says it expects a pilot program to test removing dredge materials from the Conowingo Dam to be “substantially complete” this year.

_ INNER HARBOR DROWNING: Divers have recovered the body of a Baltimore woman who drowned in frigid waters off the Inner Harbor’s popular waterfront promenade.

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