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

March 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




_ SCHOOL OFFICERS-STAFFING SHORTAGE: The city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, may use its 28 school resource officers to fill staffing shortages at its police department.



RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits from foreign and domestic officials through his hotel in Washington. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.


_ CHARTER BUS CRASH: Virginia State Police say one person was killed and at least three others were critically injured in a charter bus crash on Interstate 95 in Prince George County near Kingwood.

_ TEENS KILLED-FATHER ARRESTED: A Florida man accused of killing his teenage daughter and niece will be extradited to Virginia from New York, where he’s been in custody since December.

_ DOROTHY HEIGHT MARKER: Virginia officials plan to dedicate a state historical marker recalling the life of civil rights leader Dorothy Height.

_ LGBTQ ORDINANCE-WEST VIRGINIA: A Virginia man is accused of threatening a GOP member of the West Virginia House of Delegates who called the LGBTQ community a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan.



_ FIRE OVERTIME-STAFF SHORTAGE: The Baltimore City Fire Department says it relies on employees working overtime to cover nearly a third of its firefighter and medic shifts.


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