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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

MALL SHOOTING-ALABAMA

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ A man charged in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving night is asking to see police video of the entire incident, which ended with police shooting and killing another man. SENT: 256 words, photos. The suspect, Erron Brown, was arrested last week near Atlanta.

Eds.: Will be updated from defense lawyer’s news conference scheduled for noon Central time.

IN BRIEF:

_ MINISTER-CHILD RAPE _ Authorities are searching for a Georgia minister convicted of child rape and molestation who fled an Atlanta courthouse before his conviction was handed down.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

HOUSE COMMITTEE SHAKE-UP

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South Carolina Speaker Jay Lucas is making a big shake-up to the leadership of the House by changing the chairman of the committee that handles spending. Rep. Brian White said Wednesday he is being removed as Ways and Means chairman because his Republican colleagues aren’t happy with his leadership. The Anderson Republican has run the committee since 2011. By Jeffrey Collins. UPCOMING: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ STARVING DOG AT FOOT _ An animal shelter in South Carolina says it has rescued a starved Great Dane that ate one of his own feet to survive.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MALL SHOOTING-ALABAMA

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ A man charged in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving night is asking to see police video of the entire incident, which ended with police shooting and killing another man. SENT: 256 words, photos. The suspect, Erron Brown, was arrested last week near Atlanta.

Eds.: Will be updated from defense lawyer’s news conference scheduled for noon Central time.

IN BRIEF:

_ COMPANY EXPANSION _ An Ohio-based lift truck manufacturer plans to move part of its operations to west Alabama next year as part of an expansion plan.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

_ DELTA QUEEN _ The historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again thanks to new law.

_ COMPLAINT-RACIAL HARASSMENT _ Advocates have filed a complaint in New Mexico on behalf of an African-American college student from New Orleans who says a convenience store employee called police on him for “being arrogant because he’s black.”

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MISSISSIPPI BUDGET

JACKSON, Miss. _ Top Mississippi lawmakers are meeting Wednesday to adopt a first draft of their state budget recommendations for the year that begins July 1. By Emily Wagster-Pettus. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

_ PRIEST-ALLEGED SCAM _ The Jackson Catholic Diocese has removed a priest from the ministry staff at a Starkville church.

_ POLICE CHASE-DEATH _ Two Florida women are accused of leading Mississippi authorities on a fatal car chase through several counties.

_ WATER ASSOCIATION CONFLICT _ Members of a south Mississippi water association have to start over again if they want to remove the group’s board.

_ DELTA QUEEN _ The historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again thanks to new law.

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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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