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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

May 13, 2019

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:

The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org

The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau at 504-523-3931 or nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau at 601-948-5897 or jkme@ap.org

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

GEORGIA (All times Eastern)



SAVANNAH, Ga. _ Police in Savannah plan to establish a memorial site outside police headquarters after 50-year-old Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari was shot to death by a robbery suspect. Police were responding to a call about a person who had been robbed Saturday evening outside a Savannah barber shop. By Russ Bynum. Developing.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)


_ LIVESTREAMING INMATES _ Two South Carolina inmates are charged with blackmailing an Army veteran who then killed himself.

ALABAMA (All times Central)


_ COASTAL STORM DAMAGE _ The National Weather Service says hurricane-force winds left a trail of damage on the Alabama coast.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-ALABAMA _ A 19-year-old Alabama man shot and wounded by police is now charged with two counts of attempted murder.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)



BATON ROUGE _ The Louisiana House’s Republican leader gets his first hearing on a long-shot proposal to phase out the hard-fought, seven-year tax deal enacted last year to stabilize the budget. By Melinda Deslatte. Developing.


_ DEATH ROW HEAT _ A federal judge has conditionally dismissed a lawsuit that claimed three ailing death row inmates in Louisiana were being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment through high heat indexes.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)



TOKYO _ Nissan is seeing sales and profits tumble, as its once revered former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. Nissan Motor Co. says it is beefing up corporate governance and sticking with its alliance with French partner Renault SA and smaller Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. That’s critical to getting sales back on track, analysts say. But the way forward is clouded by questions about setting strategy without a visionary Ghosn there to guide it. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 1,085 words, photos.


_ LONGTIME CONSTABLE DIES _ A Mississippi man who was the District 1 constable in Lowndes County for 52 years has died.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to

The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

The Columbia AP Bureau: apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau: apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau: nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@ap.org

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.