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

March 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_ EDUCATION-STUDENTS WITH ISSUES: North Carolina’s largest school system says it will improve education for students with mental health or behavioral issues after a complaint was filed with state education officials.

_ STRANGLED KITTEN: A North Carolina man is accused of strangling a kitten and leaving it outside the owner’s home as a threat.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ FLOOD AWARENESS: Gov. Ralph Northam had issued a proclamation designating this week as the first Virginia Flood Awareness Week to encourage residents to take precautions to protect their families and their property.

_ ELECTRIC RATE DECREASES: Most Virginians will get a credit on their electric bills because of a federal tax overhaul.

_ UNIVERSITY SATELLITES: Three small satellites that were developed at public universities in Virginia will be lifting off into space next month.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

US COAST GUARD LIEUTENANT-HIT LIST

GREENBELT, Md. _ A judge in the case of a man accused of killing five people in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom is scheduled to make a decision on a request by man’s lawyers to require prosecutors to provide more factual details about the charges, as they weigh a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. By Michael Kunzelman. UPCOMING: 400 words.

NEWSPAPER SHOOTING

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ A Coast Guard officer accused of being a white supremacist who compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats is scheduled to be arraigned on drug and firearms charges. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 400 words.

EDUCATION FUNDING-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Maryland’s largest union says it is expecting thousands of teachers to march on the state capital in a call for increased school funding. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ PRISON BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: The Delaware Department of Correction says it is working to provide inmates with cognitive behavioral therapy.

_ FLORIDA PELICAN TACKLED: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is working to determine what charges might be appropriate to bring against a Maryland man who was videotaped tackling a federally protected pelican.

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