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

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

TROPICAL WEATHER

YAUHANNAH, S.C. — The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 410 words, photos.

HERRING FISHING

The little herring is one of the most important fish on the East Coast, and federal fishing managers on Tuesday will consider a host of potentially major changes to the industry that harvests the species. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BEAR KILLED-WOMAN ATTACKED: The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission says a mother black bear that attacked a woman has been killed and its three cubs have been moved to a remote area.

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VIRGINIA

FISHING VESSEL DEATH

NANTUCKET, Mass. — A member of a fishing boat crew attacked his fellow crew members at sea with a knife and a hammer, killing one of them, federal prosecutors said. SENT: 240 words.

IN BRIEF:

— RESCUED DOG-POLICE K9: A 3-year-old pit bull named Dallas who was rescued from a fighting ring in Canada is set to become a drug-sniffing police dog in Virginia.

— WIFE SET ON FIRE: A judge wants a grand jury to consider the case of a man who told police he poured gasoline on his disabled wife and set her on fire.

— FEDERAL INSPECTOR-GUILTY: A former federal agent is facing jail time in Virginia after failing to inspect international cargo ships for invasive species and diseases and lying about it.

— DULLES REAL ESTATE: The regional authority that runs metropolitan Washington’s two major airports has sold a 400-acre tract near Dulles International Airport for nearly $237 million.

— TANGIER ISLAND JETTY: Virginia and the Army Corps of Engineers have finalized an agreement to build a 500-foot jetty on Tangier Island to help protect a navigation channel and harbor.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON —Brett Kavanaugh says he won’t let “false accusations drive me out of this process” as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 980 words, photo, video, audio.

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KAVANAUGH-INTERVIEW

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in a televised interview that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life and didn’t even attend a party where one accuser said he assaulted her. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 650 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. By Steve Peoples and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— BALTIMORE HOMICIDE RATE: FBI crime statistics place Baltimore’s homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000.

— TRAFFIC SIGN MISHAPS: A Delaware town says the state department of transportation didn’t properly communicate before installing more than 20 signs.

— EXPLODING MANHOLES: Authorities say a flying manhole cover injured a Baltimore fire department worker on the scene of an underground fire that caused several manhole explosions.

— COURTS-POLITICAL BALANCE: A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit over a state mandate for political balance on Delaware’s courts.

— PROGRAM EXPLOITATION PROBE: Delaware Labor Department officials say a Wilmington nonprofit accused of using training program participants as free labor should be held in contempt for resisting an investigation into the allegations.

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