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

October 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

— SCHOOL THREAT-MAN ARRESTED: North Carolina man accused of threatening to shoot students at an elementary school near his home is now accused of possessing child porn.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-RICHMOND: The council governing Virginia’s capital city has once again indicated they don’t want the authority to determine the fate of the city’s Confederate monuments.

—FRENCH COMBAT PAINTINGS: A museum in Virginia is displaying the paintings of an aviation combat artist from World War I.

— AMTRAK-CHRISTIANBURG: Officials are hoping to extend Amtrak service in Southwest Virginia.

—STORM CHASERS-CONVENTION: Storm chasers will gather in Richmond later this month for a convention on severe weather.

— CONFEDERAL SCHOOL NAME CHANGE: A school board in Virginia has voted to change the name of a high school that honors a Confederate general.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— BLOOM ENERGY TARIFF: Delaware utility regulators are being urged to reject a challenge to a deal under which Delmarva Power customers are forced to pay tens of millions of dollars to a California-based fuel cell manufacturer.

— PRISON DISTURBANCE-TRIAL-JURY: Jury selection has begun in a trial against four of the inmates accused of taking part in a riot at a maximum-security prison in Delaware that killed a prison guard.

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