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

November 9, 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

SCHOOL-REPORTED SHOOTER

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. — A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina on Friday turned out to be malfunctioning water heater. SENT: 230 words.

ELECTION 2018-NORTH CAROLINA-REFERENDUMS

RALEIGH, N.C. — Top campaign organizations successful in defeating some proposed North Carolina constitutional amendments on this week’s ballot received multi-million-dollar contributions from liberal-leaning groups that aren’t required to reveal who funds them. The campaign finance report for what’s called “Stop Deceptive Amendments” — received by the state election regulators on Election Day — revealed most of the $7.8 million they raised came from just two Washington-based groups. Overall, pro- and anti-referendum forces raised over $20 million to attempt to sway public opinion on the six fall ballot questions. By Gary D. Robertson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

SEX OFFENDER-TRACKING

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search. The state’s highest court next month takes up the case of repeat sex offender Torrey Grady three years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his case that mandating GPS ankle monitors for ex-cons is a serious privacy concern. By Emery P. Dalesio. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— THREAT-PUBLIC DISTURBANCE: A North Carolina man accused of threatening several counties has been arrested.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL CRASH: A prosecutor in Virginia says a woman charged in a fatal crash may have fled the country.

— NEW STATE PARK: The 38th state park in Virginia has officially opened in Stafford County.

— JUVENILE JUSTICE REPORT: Virginia’s Department of Juvenile Justice says fewer minors are behind bars in the state. Violent incidents are also down at juvenile correction centers.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— PRISON DISTURBANCE-LAWSUIT: The chief medical examiner of Delaware says quicker medical attention likely would’ve saved a correctional officer slain during last year’s violent riot at the state’s maximum-security prison.

— CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE: The mayor of Baltimore has appointed a Georgetown University administrator to lead the city’s Office of Civil Rights.

— BALTIMORE-ALIEN CONVENTION: Baltimore is hosting a three-day convention for those seeking a measure of clarity about extraterrestrials or just hoping to rub shoulders with actors from their favorite science fiction TV shows.

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