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

June 14, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA SENATE — Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments as their party tries to maintain its control of Congress.

CONGRESSMAN SHOT-BASEBALL

WASHINGTON — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. As he and other lawmakers prepare for the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday night — the anniversary of the shooting — Scalise said he’s comfortable with the actions Congress has taken on gun safety.

IN BRIEF:

HOOD SURFING DEATH — Virginia State Police say a 15-year-old boy is dead after attempting a dangerous automobile stunt known as “hood surfing.”

HOUSE RACE-WRESTLING MATCH — A Virginia man who wants to run for a U.S. House seat has challenged the district’s congressman to a wrestling match and debate.

NEW GRANTS — A new panel of state officials and business leaders has approved a new grant to help train Virginians in making wine, cider, craft beer and hard liquor.

WATER PROJECTS-FUNDING — Virginia’s U.S. senators say nearly $56 million in new federal funding has been allocated for water infrastructure improvements in Hampton Roads, Richmond and on the Eastern Shore.

WHITEWATER RAFTING STUDY — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says the Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to study the possibility of expanding whitewater rafting season at Breaks Interstate Park, located in eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

CAB-HIT AND RUN — Baltimore police are searching for a cab driver involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a 10-year-old in critical condition.

XGR-GUN CONTROL — House lawmakers in Delaware are poised to cast what could be the final vote on a bill banning bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.

EARLY VOTING-MARYLAND — Early voting began Thursday for Maryland’s June 26 primary elections.

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SPORTS

FBN-RAVENS-SUGGS — Terrell Suggs is 35 years old and still having a blast playing football, so expect plenty of quips and sacks from Baltimore’s tenacious linebacker as he prepares for his 16th NFL season.

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