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

October 3, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

STOLEN GUNS-TENNESSEE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities say. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MISSING HIKER-BODY FOUND: The body of an Ohio woman has been found a week after she went missing while hiking with her daughter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

— BUSINESS I-40 CLOSURE: The N.C. Department of Transportation is holding open houses in the next two weeks to alert motorists to the planned closure of Business Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem.

— NORTH CAROLINA AWARD: Six people will receive North Carolina’s highest civilian honor in November.

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VIRGINIA

SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Saudi journalist who has written Washington Post columns critical of the kingdom’s assertive crown prince has gone missing after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the newspaper said Wednesday, raising concerns over his safety. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 750 words, photos.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Four California men described as “serial rioters” are facing federal charges after prosecutors say they flew across the country for a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year and violently attacked counterprotesters. By Denise Lavoie and Sarah Rankin. SENT: 840 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DULLES-IMPOSTERS: New facial recognition technology has identified three impostors at Washington Dulles International Airport.

— BOTANICAL GARDEN-WPA WORKERS: A botanical garden in Virginia is trying to identify the black women and men who worked to create the site during the Great Depression.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MARYLAND GOVERNOR -SCHOOL SAFETY

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan is making an announcement related to school safety. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3:30 p.m.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week. By Alan Fram, Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,190 words, photos, video, audio.

— With: SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST, KAVANAUGH-CLINTON REVENGE. TRUMP-KAVANAUGH-MEN

TRUMP

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— FORMER ATHLETE-RAPE CHARGES: A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of raping six women has been freed from jail as he awaits trial.

— PRISON NURSES-DISCARDED PILLS: Delaware’s Supreme Court says two prison nurses should be disciplined for an incident in which an inmate was given expensive hepatitis pills that had been thrown into a medical waste box after being spilled on the floor.

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