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

January 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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_ LOTTERY WINNER-FEEDING HUNGRY: A chef who cooked for President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama says he will use his winnings in a North Carolina lottery game to feed the hungry in the Dominican Republic.

_ DEAD HORSES: A woman has been arrested in connection with the more than 20 horses found dead in North Carolina.

_ FROZEN ALLIGATORS: Alligators in one North Carolina swamp have once again allowed themselves to freeze in place with their noses above the ice.



WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has done something remarkable in the government shutdown: He’s unified the diverse new House Democratic majority firmly behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video.


_ COLD WATER DEATHS: Police in northern Virginia are asking residents to check on family and neighbors periodically after three separate cold-weather deaths this week.

_ SHIPBUILDER DEATH: A master shipbuilder has died from injuries sustained in a fall at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia.

_ XGR-FORENSIC SCIENCE: A bill to help people wrongfully convicted by flawed forensic science is under consideration in Virginia, helped by a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.



BALTIMORE _ Federal judge overseeing a police reform process in Baltimore holds court hearing into the city’s scant progress implementing mandated changes. By David McFadden.


WASHINGTON — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party’s diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. By Juana Summers and Elana Schor. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.


_ XGR-DNA DATABASES-MARYLAND: Maryland’s legislature is considering expanding restrictions on how law enforcement uses DNA databases to identify criminal suspects.

_ CHILD LEFT ON SCHOOL BUS: A 5-year-old Delaware boy was left on a school bus for hours in freezing weather despite multiple safeguards.


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