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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, MD

February 5, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TOMORROW

SLAIN VIRGINIA TEEN

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Opening arguments are expected in the trial of David Eisenhauer, who is accused of first-degree murder in the killing of a 13-year-old Blacksburg girl while he was a student at Virginia Tech. By Denise Lavoie.

TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

XGR-DOMINION RATES

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is endorsing a major overhaul of electricity regulations that’s been sought by utilities, despite warnings from the state’s attorney general that customers will end up paying more than they should. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 550 words.

LITTLE GENIUSES

McLEAN, Va. — It’s an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they’re worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. By Matthew Barakat. AP Photos. SENT: 1,150 words. Also moved Saturday. Repeating.

BRITAIN-COMPUTER HACKER

LONDON — An alleged computer hacker from Britain who faces criminal charges in Virginia and two other states won a court appeal Monday to block his extradition to the United States. AP Photos. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF

SCHOOLTEACHER KILLED: A prosecutor says a schoolteacher shot and killed in Virginia on New Year’s Eve was the accidental victim of a love triangle involving three other people.

SLAIN VIRGINIA TEEN: A former Virginia Tech student has pleaded not guilty in the killing of a 13-year-old girl. David Eisenhauer entered his pleas just before jury selection began Monday in the stabbing death of Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg.

BUS DRIVER KILLED: A school bus driver in northern Virginia has died after being struck and killed by another bus at a school system’s transportation center.

NORTH KOREA-DETAINEE DEATH: The father of the University of Virginia student who died after being jailed in North Korea will visit South Korea this week to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics as a guest of Vice President Mike Pence.

FRIENDLY FIRE: A Virginia man has been convicted of fatally shooting his roommate last year when the two were playing with what they thought was an unloaded gun.

POLICE-SEX CRIMES: A former Virginia police officer and Marine Corps veteran has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

TWO FOUND DEAD: Police in Delaware are investigating the deaths of two people found inside a home.

CARDIN-MARYLAND SENATE: Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin has filed for re-election, saying he always runs a very aggressive campaign on the issues and plans to do so again. This time it’ll be against Chelsea Manning.

TEENS-ARSON: Two teenage boys have been charged with arson that destroyed a century-old home on Maryland’s Kent Island.

WEATHER-SCHOOL CLOSURES: Officials say several school systems in Virginia and Maryland have closed amid icy road conditions in the region.

STOLEN PAIN MEDICATION: A Maryland police sergeant has been charged with stealing prescription opioids from a paralyzed woman after she and a friend said they caught him on video giving her $35 to stay quiet.

OFFICER-CHILD ABUSE: A University of Delaware police officer accused of hitting his autistic son with a belt is charged with child abuse.

SPORTS

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

T25-COLLEGE BKB POLL

RALEIGH, N.C. — Villanova, Virginia and Purdue are making themselves comfortable atop the AP Top 25. And with the way they’re playing, they might stay there for a while longer, too. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 700 words.

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