Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to:

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Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org. Administrative Correspondent Rebecca Santana can be reached at 504-523-3931 or rsantana@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

IN BRIEF:

— RECORDING STUDIO-SHOOTING — Atlanta police say two people were shot and one person was stabbed outside a popular Atlanta recording studio.

— OFFICER FIRED AND HIRED — A police officer in Georgia who was fired after hitting a suspect with a patrol car has been hired by a sheriff's office.

— OPEN RECORDS-ATLANTA — The Georgia attorney general's office does not intend to criminally charge the city of Atlanta in an investigation of alleged open records violations at City Hall.

— MARTA-WORKER HIT — The contractor who was hit by a train while working on the tracks of Atlanta's transit rail system has died.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ALABAMA PRIMARY-GOVERNOR

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama voters go to the polls Tuesday to make their choices for governor in party primaries. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking to win the office outright after becoming governor last year when the state's then-governor resigned in the messy fallout of an alleged affair with a staffer. However, she faces GOP primary challengers hoping, at a minimum, to force her into a July runoff. In the Democratic primary, a field of hopefuls seeks to build on the December victory of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones. By Kim Chandler. SENT: 612 words.

ALABAMA PRIMARY-NEWS GUIDE

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama's primary ballot features multiple offices and something voters in the Republican-controlled state haven't seen in years: Democratic races for statewide and congressional positions. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 940 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP

LOS ANGELES — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in Tuesday's so-called jungle primaries that feature a swarm of ambitious candidates who could cannibalize their own party's chances. At the same time, Republicans face the embarrassing prospect of failing to nominate any candidates in marquee races for the U.S. Senate and governor. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 947 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW

Eight states are casting midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Primaries are being held in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 912 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— MISSING MAN — Authorities say a man who disappeared in Alabama more than seven months ago has still not been found.

— SHOOTING-PARKING LOT — A man has been accused of firing gunshots in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Alabama.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TAX SESSION

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana lawmakers failed to reach a tax deal by Monday's deadline, cratering their second special session this year without agreement and passing a budget that would force deep cuts across state government next month. The House and Senate couldn't agree on what level of taxes to raise in the budget year that begins July 1, and the House ended at midnight in meltdown as lawmakers tried to scramble to bring up a sales tax bill that was opposed by House GOP leaders. By Melinda Deslatte. SENT: 723 words, photos.

WITH:

— TAX SESSION-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

IN BRIEF:

— INMATES CAPTURED — Authorities say four inmates who escaped from a Louisiana jail have been captured, and three deputies have been fired.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY-SENATE

JACKSON, Miss. —Mississippi is holding party primaries Tuesday for a U.S. Senate seat held since 2007 by Republican Roger Wicker, who was endorsed months ago by President Donald Trump. It is a heavily Republican state that last had a Democrat in the Senate in January 1989, when John C. Stennis retired. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 617 words, photos.

MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY-ROUNDUP

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi voters on Tuesday are casting ballots in party primaries for one U.S. Senate seat and two U.S. House seats. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Runoffs, if needed, will be June 26. A look at the key races. By Jeff Amy. SENT: 360 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP

LOS ANGELES — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in Tuesday's so-called jungle primaries that feature a swarm of ambitious candidates who could cannibalize their own party's chances. At the same time, Republicans face the embarrassing prospect of failing to nominate any candidates in marquee races for the U.S. Senate and governor. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 947 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW

Eight states are casting midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Primaries are being held in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 912 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING

DOVER, Del. — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney planned to join other state officials Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs for the launch of sports betting at Delaware's three casinos, which will offer single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto racing. By Randall Chase and Ben Nuckols. SENT: 700 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW JAIL — A board of supervisors in Mississippi has voted to purchase a 47-acre site that has been targeted as a potential jail location.

— MAN SENTENCED-METH — Prosecutors say a Mississippi man found with almost a kilogram of meth in FedEx package has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison.

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