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

July 24, 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

XGR-CONSTIRUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

RALEIGH, N.C. —The North Carolina General Assembly is back at work less than a month after lawmakers adjourned because Republicans want to decide on the names for the proposed constitutional amendments on ballots this fall. By Gary D. Robertson. MOVED: 130 words: UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— HEAVY RAIN-FLOODED BUSINESS: Authorities say five workers at a North Carolina business have been rescued after they were trapped by flood waters caused by heavy rain.

— ILLEGAL CASINO RAID: Authorities arrested 26 people in raids on three casinos they say were illegally operated by the Tuscarora Indian Nation of North Carolina, which lacks federal or state recognition as a Native American tribe.

— RNC 2020-CHARLOTTE: A report by The Charlotte Observer on closed-door city council meetings shows how close the North Carolina city came to turning away the Republican National Convention.

— BUILDING CLIMBER CHARGED: Police have charged a man they say scaled a 33-story office tower under construction in North Carolina.

— SMALL PLANE CRASH: A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a western North Carolina airport, killing the two people aboard.

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VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A court hearing on Jason Kessler’s attempt to get a permit for a “Unite the Right” event on the anniversary of a deadly white supremacist rally. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— BOYS-ROAD TRIP: Police in Virginia say a 10-year-old boy and his 7-year-old passenger took a car and drove at least a dozen miles before crashing on an interstate.

— TREE FALLS-WOMAN KILLED: Firefighters say a Virginia woman was killed when a tree fell on her house.

— CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES: Police in Virginia say a man and a woman have been charged with child neglect in a girl’s death.

— CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS-VIRGINIA CANDIDATE: Federal prosecutors say a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia lied about donating more than $700,000 to her campaign.

— SCHOOL SECURITY JOBS: Virginia is making an additional $1.3 million available to cities and counties to fund school resource officer and security officer positions.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

NAVAL ACADEMY-DRUG INVESTIGATION

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy announced Tuesday it is bringing charges against a midshipman who allegedly distributed illegal drugs, including cocaine. By Brian Witte. SENT: 350 words.

IMMIGRATION-COLLEGES

Some colleges are being pressured to cut ties with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement amid public outcries over the separation of migrant families along the nation’s southern border. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 820 words, photos.

FILM-HAIRSPRAY ANNIVERSARY

LOS ANGELES — Ricki Lake never in her wildest dreams thought she’d be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film “Hairspray” at the lofty Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. By Michael Cidoni Lennox. SENT: 520 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MAN CHARGED-CHILD DEATHS: A Baltimore man who spent almost three years in prison for child abuse that caused the death of his infant son is now charged with killing his girlfriend’s son as well.

— MAN BARRICADED: Police in Maryland say an officer has shot a man who barricaded himself inside his ex-girlfriend’s home with a knife, entered their 3-year-old son’s bedroom and began writing on windows with what appeared to be blood on his fingers.

— CRAYFISH SEIZED: Michigan officials say more than 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms) of live crayfish have been seized from a truck at the border between the U.S. and Canada.

— ARROW DEATHS-CATS: Two cats have been fatally shot with arrows in Maryland in the last two months, prompting a call for information.

— BROADBAND ACCESS: State officials are touting the important role that broadband technology can play in making Delaware more prosperous and competitive.

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