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AP-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

August 28, 2018

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 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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON — A proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Arizona Sen. John McCain appears to be gaining bipartisan support, but success is far from assured. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer proposed renaming the Senate’s oldest office building in McCain’s honor after the veteran Republican senator died Saturday from brain cancer. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 753 words, photo.


Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

—Why the Catholic Church is so slow to act in sex abuse cases: 4 essential reads. By Kalpana Jain. The Conversation.



— FATAL SHOOTOUT — Police say a man has been killed and another injured after a gunfire exchange at a gas station in southwest Atlanta

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern):


— WOMAN KILLED-ALLIGATOR — The family and friends of a teacher from upstate New York killed while protecting her dog from an attacking alligator last week are fundraising to buy school supplies for needy children

ALABAMA (All Times Central)


— ALABAMA INMATE-ESCAPE — An inmate serving time for assault has fled a state prison facility

— FACEBOOK THREATS-ARREST — An Alabama man is free on bond after allegedly threatening to kill people on Facebook

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)



Seventy-six years ago, these men were among 3,000 U.S. soldiers who volunteered for a mission so dangerous that — though only the officers were told this — only 15 percent were expected to survive. They hacked their way through nearly 1,000 miles of jungle behind enemy lines in Burma, fighting in five major and 30 minor actions against veteran Japanese troops, to take an airstrip held by the Japanese during World War II. Thirteen are still alive. Five are in New Orleans for the last reunion of Merrill’s Marauders. By Janet McConnaughey. UPCOMING: 550 words.


NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans man accused of killing his 18-month-old daughter last year finally has a legal team to represent him and now the case is going to a mental competency hearing. The New Orleans Advocate reports that two attorneys from the Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana enrolled to represent Mark Hambrick on Monday. SENT: 249 words.


— CEREBRAL PALSY STUDY — Researchers in New Orleans and Seattle have a five-year federal grant to see whether muscle power training can help children with cerebral palsy walk better

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)



JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi lawmakers continue meeting Tuesday in a special session and could try to revive a lottery bill that died late Monday in the House. By Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.


— FATAL SHOOTING-ROBBERY — Police say man accused of fatally shooting two people during a gas station robbery in Mississippi has been arrested

— BODY FOUND-TRUCK STOP — Authorities say a 71-year-old man has been found dead at a truck stop in Mississippi


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