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

November 29, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

— OFFICER ARRESTED: A North Carolina police officer is accused of assaulting a woman in a domestic dispute.

— MARINERS RESCUED: The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four mariners whose sailboat lost its mast in a storm off the North Carolina shore.

— INTERSTATE 795 EXTENSION: State transportation officials have scheduled three public hearings to gauge sentiment about plans to extend Interstate 795.

— FATAL WRECK-CYCLIST: Police in North Carolina say alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a Charlotte wreck that killed a cyclist.

VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A jury is expected to hear conflicting versions of what happened during a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia last year as an Ohio man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens of others goes on trial. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m.

TRUMP RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

WASHINGTON —A pardon for Paul Manafort is “not off the table,” President Donald Trump said, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. By Chad Day. SENT: 660 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— SUPREME COURT-VIRGINIA REDISTRCITING: Virginia Republicans have asked a federal court to move Virginia’s 2019 primary schedule back three months to allow the U.S. Supreme Court to settle a redistricting lawsuit.

— DOCTOR-OPIOIDS: A northern Virginia physician faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to using his pain clinic to illegally distribute more than 600,000 oxycodone pills.

— EARNS-DOLLAR TREE: Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $281.8 million.

— OLD DOMINION-THREAT: Old Dominion University has delayed opening its campus to investigate a reported threat.

— AIR QUALITY: A new report shows that Virginia’s air quality is improving.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MARYLAND-SERIAL PODCAST APPEAL

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court on Thursday will hear arguments in the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit “Serial” podcast that attracted millions of armchair detectives. By David McFadden. SENT: 380 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— CHURCH THEFTS-FOOD: Delaware State Police say a man repeatedly broke into a Frankford church and stole or ate the church’s food.

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