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

February 1, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING INFANT: Authorities in North Carolina are searching for a missing newborn who is not believed to be in the care of her mother.

VIRGINIA

LOUISIANA SHOOTING

WARSAW, Va. _ The man who authorities say killed five people in Louisiana before fleeing to Virginia could make his first appearance in court. An extradition hearing is scheduled for Dakota Theriot in a Virginia court. It’s unclear if he’ll fight extradition to Louisiana. By Ben Finley.

IN BRIEF:

_ PIPELINE BILL: Legislation that could pose a serious threat to the bottom line of Dominion Energy’s planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to advance in the Virginia General Assembly.

_ FARMERS-DISASTER ASSISTANCE: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued disaster designations for seven Virginia counties affected by extensive flooding and winds caused by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD: Police in Hagerstown, Maryland, say a missing man has been found dead in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

_ PORT OF BALTIMORE PROTEST: Dozens of truckers are protesting at the Port of Baltimore, saying a container terminal is understaffed and underequipped to handle an increased work load.

_ SNAP BENEFIT GAP: A report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C., says most Delawareans who receive food stamps may see a gap in benefits due to the government shutdown.

_ TEACHER-CHILD CRUELTY: An elementary teacher in Washington, D.C., is accused of choking a student.

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