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

December 6, 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

ELECTION 2018-NORTH CAROLINA-CONGRESS

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party would be open to a new election if an investigation were to find a high likelihood that wrongdoing swayed the state’s unresolved congressional race, its executive director said Thursday. SENT: 310 words, photos.

SCENIC INN-WORKER KILLED

RALEIGH, N.C. — An aspiring chef slain over the summer at a North Carolina mountain inn died during a sexual assault by a co-worker, prosecutors said Thursday, offering new details on the motive for the killing at the height of tourism season along a famed scenic highway. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ PELOSI-NORTH CAROLINA: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the chamber could take the “extraordinary step” of calling for a new election in a North Carolina congressional district if the winner is unclear amid allegations of voter fraud.

_ XGR-VOTER ID: The North Carolina General Assembly has finalized legislation implementing the voter photo identification mandate approved in a statewide referendum last month.

_ PASTOR-SEX CHARGES: Authorities have accused a North Carolina pastor of multiple child sex offenses which investigators say occurred on church grounds and at private residences.

_ GIRL SCOUT-COOKIE EMBEZZLEMENT: A North Carolina woman is accused of stealing more than $7,000 from a Girl Scouts troop’s cookie sales.

_ MISSING GIRL-NORTH CAROLINA: The family of a North Carolina teen who was kidnapped and killed has been given a new home.

VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.

_With: CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE FATAL SHOOTING: Police say officers fatally shot a knife-wielding man as he attacked a woman at a Virginia home.

_ FAIRFAX SUPERVISORS CHAIR: The top political figure in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction says she won’t seek another term.

_ GANG SLAYING: A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related slaying of a Virginia man who was mutilated with a machete.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MODEL HOME KILLING

BALTIMORE _ Homicide detectives on Thursday were scouring the grounds of a model home in Maryland after an employee of a building company was found dead of an apparent homicide inside the suburban unit he was trying to sell. By David McFadden. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

EDUCATION FUNDING-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ A Maryland commission that has been working on recommendations to increase funding for K-12 education is expected to release initial cost estimates. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

CNS-DEER-COMPOST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Since 2004, the State Highway Administration has been composting deer carcasses to help support Maryland wildflower growth. This year, they extended its use to turf near roads, to help stabilize soil and decrease runoff. By Savannah Williams of Capital News Service. UPCOMING: 635 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE CHIEF DEPARTS: A mainstay of Maryland law enforcement is leaving his county police chief post, and a national search is planned to find his replacement.

_ BALTIMORE-MONUMENT LIGHTING: The iconic marble column known by Baltimore residents as the “original Washington Monument” will be lit up for the holidays in a seasonal event expected to draw as many as 10,000 people.

_ DEPORTATION: The Delaware River and Bay Authority says about a dozen people who fled a traffic stop near New Castle are expected to be deported.

_ EMPLOYEE-FATAL SHOOTING: Police in Maryland say an armed store worker has fatally shot a man suspected of shoplifting.

SPORTS:

FBC--MARYLAND-LOCKSLEY

COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ Mike Locksley will talk about his expectations as Maryland’s new football coach at his introductory news conference. The former Alabama assistant isn’t new to Maryland, he was the Terps’ interim coach for the final six games of the 2015 season. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m. DEVELOPING from 11 a.m. news conference

BKC--T25-MARYLAND-PURDUE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ After losing two straight on the road, Purdue tries to get its season back on track Thursday when it hosts No. 23 Maryland. The Boilermakers have won four straight in the series, but the Terrapins have won seven of their first eight including their Big Ten opener. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7 p.m. ET.

BKC--CHARLOTTE-WAKE FOREST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. _ Wake Forest looks to snap out of its early-season funk when the Demon Deacons play host to Charlotte. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

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