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BC-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

December 14, 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.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ The Board of Governors that oversees North Carolina’s statewide public university system met behind closed doors Friday to discuss plans for a toppled Confederate monument at its December meeting. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated. With Confederate Monument-North Carolina-The Latest.


MISSING WOMAN-SEX OFFENDER _ Authorities have found the body of a missing 71-year-old North Carolina woman buried behind the home of a convicted rapist.

CITY OFFICIAL-EMBEZZLEMENT _ A former Raleigh assistant city manager accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a business incubator that was funded by the city has entered an Alford plea.

TEACHER DIES-DRILL _ Authorities in North Carolina say a fifth-grade teacher who fell ill during a fire drill died at school.

EX-COUNTY MANAGERS-INDICTMENTS_ A former North Carolina official guilty of conspiring to defraud the federal government cannot go on vacation to Puerto Rico this month.




CHILD PORN-SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN _ A sheriff’s captain who was originally charged with distributing child pornography has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, receiving no jail time in turn.

PIPELINE-ARRESTS-LAWSUIT _ Two Virginia residents say in a lawsuit that the private security company hired by the Mountain Valley Pipeline falsely accused them of trespassing and pursued charges even after a state trooper declined to press charges.

IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST DETAINED _ An Arizona judge has stripped a prominent Washington-area immigration and reproductive rights organizer of her green card and ordered her deportation.

CHILD PORN-SHOOTING _ Police in Virginia say a man indicted on 40 counts of possessing child pornography has shot himself in the head.

PROFESSOR -SEXUAL HARASSMENT _ A University of Virginia professor who was found to have violated policy by having inappropriate sexual contact with a student is retiring.




WASHINGTON _ A lawyer for President Donald Trump is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case accusing the president of profiting off his office to proceed in district court. The lawyer wants a federal appeals court to take up the case instead. By Tami Abdollah and Stephen Braun. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

MARYLAND-DISABLED INMATES _ Advocates for inmates are releasing a report criticizing Maryland correctional authorities for segregating disabled prisoners at a state lockup for women. By David McFadden. Developing.


COURT EMPLOYEE FIRED _ A Delaware judge says a court employee who was fired for sending a personal email to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while Zuckerberg was expected to testify in a shareholder lawsuit is not entitled to unemployment benefits.

RESTAURATEUR-MURDER-PLOT _ A Maryland restaurateur has acknowledged he paid a man to both frame his wife as a terrorist and burn down his restaurant.

FATAL BELTWAY CRASH _ Maryland State Police say charges are pending following a fatal crash in Prince George’s County.

FATAL TEEN SHOOTING _ Police in the nation’s capital are seeking two suspects they say chased a 15-year-old boy into an apartment stairwell and then shot him to death.





CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The Hornets look for their fourth straight win when the Knicks come to town for the first game of a back-to-back for Charlotte. By stringer Solange Reyner. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m. EDT



RALEIGH, N.C. _ The Washington Capitals could have injured forward Tom Wilson back when the defending Stanley Cup champions visit the slumping Carolina Hurricanes. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7:30 p.m. start.


BKC-NC STATE-KEATTS _ North Carolina State has given basketball coach Kevin Keatts a new contract through the 2023-24 season.


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