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AP-Deep South News Coverage Advisory UPDATE

August 30, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to:

The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org

The South Carolina AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau at 504-523-3931 or nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau at 601-948-5897 or jkme@ap.org

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org. Administrative Correspondent Rebecca Santana can be reached at 504-523-3931 or rsantana@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

GEORGIA (All times Eastern):



ATLANTA — A former government contractor who leaked a classified report on Russian hacking is thanking President Donald Trump for tweeting about her case. In a Thursday telephone interview from a Georgia jail, Reality Winner told “CBS This Morning” that Trump’s tweet was a “breath of fresh air” and it made her laugh. Trump tweeted Aug. 24 that Winner’s crime is “small potatoes” compared with “what Hillary Clinton did.” UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.


Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

—Meet Haiti’s founding father, whose black revolution was too radical for Thomas Jefferson. By Julia Gaffield, Georgia State University



— TODDLER KILLED-MOTHER ARRESTED — Authorities say a Georgia woman has admitted to fatally shooting her 2-year-old daughter.

— POLICE CHIEF-NORTHEAST GEORGIA — A northeast Georgia city is searching for a new police chief after its chief recently resigned.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)



COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nearly two dozen Democratic U.S. senators are calling on Boeing Co. to negotiate with a union representing some employees at a South Carolina plant. Twenty-three Senate Democrats penned a letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to recognize the International Association of Machinists, as the company has at its facilities in the state of Washington. By Meg Kinnard. Developing.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)


— SENTENCE UPHELD — An Alabama appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of 19-year-old man accused of fatally beating a man with a baseball bat.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)


— INTERNATIONAL FENTANYL RING PROBE — United States and Chinese officials say a joint investigation into a fentanyl ring has dismantled an international supplier.

— LANDLORD SUED — A New Orleans landlord is accused of sexually harassing tenants and only renting to young, thin, white women.

— BRAD PITT-MAKE IT RIGHT — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt’s foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)


— FATAL SHOOTING-IMMIGRATION — His fatal shooting of another man was ruled self-defense, but Mississippi police say the man was living in the country illegally and will be reported to immigration authorities.


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The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

The South Carolina AP Bureau: apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau: apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau: nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@ap.org

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