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

March 28, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

All times are Eastern.

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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_ FIREFIGHTERS-PREGNANT WIVES: A North Carolina fire department is going to have a very big family day this fall.

VIRGINIA

MUSLIM TEEN KILLED

FAIRFAX, Va. _ A northern Virginia man is expected to receive a life sentence for raping and killing a Muslim teenager as she walked back to a mosque with friends for pre-dawn religious services. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHARLOTTESVILLE-SCHOOL THREAT: A Virginia teenager has pleaded guilty to posting a racist threat online that shut down Charlottesville City Schools for two days last week.

_ REVENGE PORN: A Virginia man is accused of sending sexual photos of his estranged wife to her boss, a male state lawmaker.

_ SOLAR PROJECT: A local government in Virginia has given the green light to one of the biggest solar projects on the East Coast.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

NEWSPAPER SHOOTING

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ The judge in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a newspaper office holds a hearing to discuss scheduling. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

BALTIMORE-NSA CONTRACTOR

BALTIMORE _ A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information is expected to plead guilty in a federal courtroom. By David McFadden.

BEACHED TURTLES

QUINCY, Mass. — At a sea turtle hospital housed at an old New England shipyard, a biologist leans over a table and uses a needle to draw blood from a sick loggerhead before tagging its flailing flipper. By Michael Casey. SENT: 970 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ PIMLICO-LAWSUIT: Attorneys for the Pimlico Race Course owners say the city of Baltimore is trying to gain control of the racetrack and the signature Preakness Stakes race through eminent domain.

_ SCHOOL FRAUD LAWSUIT: The city of Washington, D.C., is suing several Maryland families and two current District residents that it says falsified residency records to enroll children in District schools for free.

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