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AP-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

August 27, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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):


— MAN FATALLY SHOT — Police say a man has been fatally shot after a drug-related confrontation in front of an apartment building in Atlanta.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)


— STABBING DEATH ARREST — Police have arrested a suspect in a stabbing death in South Carolina. News outlets reported that 51-year-old James Thomas Benson was arrested in Greenville on Sunday and charged with murder.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)


— PILL MILL-SENTENCE — An Alabama physician has been sentenced to 12 years and one month in prison for his role in a Montgomery pill mill.

— ATV DEATHS — Two children have died in a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle in Alabama.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)


— STABBING DEATH ARREST — One man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of another man in New Orleans.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)



JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi lawmakers continue meeting in special session to discuss transportation funding proposals, including creation of a state lottery. By Emily Wagster Pettus. UPCOMING: Developing from session.


— FUEL SPILL — Hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a river in Mississippi after a mechanical error at a ship builder.

— INMATE DEATH — An 11th inmate has died in the Mississippi prison system this month.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to

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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