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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, MD

July 9, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW

SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A memorial service is held for John McNamara, a Capital Gazette sports reporter for more than two decades. He was killed June 28 in an attack on the newspaper. By David Ginsburg.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

AVIATION CRASH-VIRGINIA

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. —The National Transportation Safety Board says they’ve recovered the body of the pilot of small helicopter that crashed into a Virginia condominium, raising the death toll from the crash to two. By Ben Finley. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.

WIND TURBINES-NAVY RADAR

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Wind turbines standing on 22,000 acres of North Carolina farmland do not interfere with a Navy radar system in Virginia, according to a study. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF:

— REDISTRICTING LAWSUIT: Virginia Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a recent court ruling that 11 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered and need to be redrawn.

— GADOT-CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: Movie star Gal Gadot surprised children at a Virginia hospital with a superpowered superhero moment: She visited them wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the popular “Wonder Woman” film.

— VIRGINIA TAX CREDITS: The Virginia General Assembly’s watchdog agency has found that two tax credit programs meant to retrain workers and promote telecommuting are busts and need to be eliminated.

— OFFICER ASSAULTED-POT ARREST: A man has been accused of assaulting a police officer in Virginia.

— SCHOOL MARKER: William & Mary says it will erect a highway marker to commemorate the spot where a school for enslaved and free black children was likely located.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MARYLAND HEALTH-ALL PAYER MODEL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a contract with the federal government to enact the state’s unique all-payer health care model. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER

OLNEY, Md. — Capital Gazette staffer Rebecca Smith was remembered as sweet and quiet, a good person with a beautiful smile. Dozens attended a visitation on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to Smith, The Baltimore Sun reported. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 930 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DELAWARE-FATAL CRASH: A Delaware highway crash that killed a New Jersey man and his four daughters is still under investigation.

— NO POACH AGREEMENTS: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a coalition of 11 Democratic state attorneys general seeking information about “no-poach” agreements meant to block employees from leaving one fast food franchise to work for another franchise in the same chain.

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SPORTS:

BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — With an eye on first place in the AL East, the New York Yankees play a single-admission doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, who return from a 0-6 road trip with the worst record in the major leagues. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First game starts at 4:05 p.m. ET.

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