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

September 7, 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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LEGGETT, N.C. — North Carolina authorities said Friday that they have charged a man with murder in the shooting deaths of the mayor of a tiny town and his wife, who were found dead at their home. SENT: 270 words.



RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s election board says it will fight the subpoenas federal prosecutors sent seeking millions of voting documents and years of ballots. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


MIAMI — Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 300 words.


— AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLEDGE: A North Carolina jury says a developer broke promises to build affordable housing on land purchased at below market value in a historically black neighborhood.

— DETECTIVE FIRED: A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a detective has been fired after authorities say he took various items from an evidence room on several occasions.

— OUTER BANKS BRIDGE: A new Outer Banks bridge in North Carolina that was delayed by years of legal challenges is expected to open in December.

— HURRICANE MATTHEW-MOBILE AID: Victims of Hurricane Matthew will be able to apply for aid to repair their homes during the first of several planned mobile outreach events held by North Carolina emergency management officials.

— AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLEDGE: A North Carolina jury says a developer broke promises to build affordable housing on land purchased below market value in a historic black neighborhood.




— FATAL RESTAURANT SHOOTING: A Virginia woman has been found guilty of murder for encouraging her half brother to fatally shoot a man inside a busy Wendy’s restaurant on Labor Day 2017.

— DRUNK DRIVING: Virginia will be home to a real-world testing of new technology aimed at blocking would-be drunk drivers from operating a vehicle.

— CLIMATE JUSTICE RALLY: Virginia opponents of two natural gas pipelines and the state chapter of the Sierra Club will host a rally this weekend as part of an organized plan to hold thousands of “climate justice” events around the world.




WILMINGTON, Del. — If an antiestablishment wave is moving the Democratic party to the left, longtime U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has proven to be a breakwater, easily fending off a primary challenger making her first run for office. By Randall Chase. SENT: 560 words, photos.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Democrat Ben Jealous has quickly pounced on President Donald Trump’s criticism of his proposal to provide free college tuition for immigrants during a speech in Montana. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 250 words by 3 p.m.


— UMD-HOT HOUSING: As temperatures soared this week, University of Maryland students who live in dorms without air conditioning sought refuge in air-conditioned lounges and multipurpose rooms as the school gave out ice pops.

— BALTIMORE-TEEN MURDER SUSPECT: Baltimore authorities have arrested and charged a 14-year-old suspect in the rape and murder of an elderly woman.

— JUVENILE-MURDER CHARGE: A Delaware Superior Court judge has denied a request from a 16-year-old murder defendant to have his case transferred to Family Court.

— FENTANYL EXPOSURE: Authorities say several Delaware police officers and firefighters inhaled fentanyl while responding to a drug overdose and were hospitalized.

— CELEBRITY CHEF-SEX HARASSMENT: Celebrity chef Mike Isabella once had more than a dozen restaurants in the Washington area. Now he’s filed for bankruptcy after a sexual harassment lawsuit.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — All-Star Blake Snell goes for his 18th victory when the Tampa Bay Rays begin a nine-game homestand against AL East rival Baltimore. David Hess starts for the Orioles. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech’s season got off to a very strong start with a decisive victory against Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida. For the No. 12 Hokies to keep it going, they need to master a short work week. The Hokies (1-0) open their home season on Saturday against William & Mary (1-0). By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 3 p.m. SOU


EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern wouldn’t mind a little payback against Duke, though the Wildcats were trying not to dwell on it, when the two teams meet on Saturday. A 41-17 loss to the Blue Devils on the road last year was part of a 2-3 start that threatened to derail a 10-win season that ended with a victory over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 600 words, photos


RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State was good enough to win its opener, and now coach Dave Doeren wants much more out of his team. Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott knows that feeling. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, file photos by 4 p.m.


WEST POINT, N.Y. — It didn’t take long for Army coach Jeff Monken to realize this year likely won’t be quite the same as last year. Two lost fumbles in the season-opener by a team that thrives on ball possession quickly made that clear. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. EDT.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — There should points aplenty when Memphis and Navy meet Saturday to open American Athletic Conference play. Memphis scored 66 last week and Navy ran up 41 points in a loss to Hawaii. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo by 4 p.m.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina visits East Carolina on Saturday in its second of two road games to open the season. The Tar Heels are coming off a loss at California that was filled with penalties and turnovers. The Pirates are coming off a home loss to North Carolina A&T of the Championship Subdivision. In the last meeting, East Carolina beat North Carolina 70-41 while racking up 789 total yards in 2014. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 650 words, photos


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — No Wake Forest quarterback had a better starting debut than Sam Hartman. The freshman wants to keep it going in Week 2. UPCOMING: 600 words, file photos by 4 p.m.


Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall sees the growth all over Indiana’s football program. He detects a more defined identity. He senses more confidence and can tell there’s more continuity on the Hoosiers’ offense and defense this season. Mendenhall doesn’t need a game tape to explain what’s changed. He knows it’s a natural progression in Tom Allen’s second full season as coach. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, with photos.


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