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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm later weakened into a depression on Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas after striking the coast at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The remnants will likely cause flash flooding across parts of seven states and as far north as Iowa in the coming days. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 845 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

IN BRIEF:

— INMATE FUNDS STOLEN — A corrections officer is accused of stealing money from an Alabama jail inmate's account.

— SLAIN TEEN — Georgia police say a teen stabbed his on-again, off-again girlfriend to death in a "crime of passion."

— TODDLER DEATH — Authorities say a 3-month-old girl has been found dead in a north Georgia home.

— ATLANTA ONLINE FINANCIAL RECORDS — The mayor of Atlanta says the public can now review some of the city's individual expenses online.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm later weakened into a depression on Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas after striking the coast at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The remnants will likely cause flash flooding across parts of seven states and as far north as Iowa in the coming days. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 845 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

IN BRIEF:

— TRANSGENDER WOMAN ATTACKED — A man is accused of brutally attacking a transgender woman and her sister as the two women left a bar and restaurant district in South Carolina.

— GIRL KILLED — Authorities say three people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm later weakened into a depression on Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas after striking the coast at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The remnants will likely cause flash flooding across parts of seven states and as far north as Iowa in the coming days. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 845 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

IN BRIEF:

— STATE PATROL-MAN KILLED — Authorities say an Alabama state trooper shot and killed a man at the conclusion of a car chase.

— OFFICERS AMBUSHED — An Alabama police chief says two of his officers were lured and ambushed by "cowards," and that it's not the first time it's happened.

— INMATE FUNDS STOLEN — A corrections officer is accused of stealing money from an Alabama jail inmate's account.

— ESCAPED INMATE — Authorities in Alabama say an inmate escaped from a county jail by cutting a hole in a fence.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm later weakened into a depression on Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas after striking the coast at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The remnants will likely cause flash flooding across parts of seven states and as far north as Iowa in the coming days. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 845 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

IN BRIEF:

— LIFE SENTENCE UPHELD — The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld a life prison term for a man convicted of severely beating another man at a convenience store five years ago after telling the victim he was in the "wrong neighborhood."

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm later weakened into a depression on Wednesday but remained dangerous, dumping rain, spawning tornadoes and kicking up heavy surf in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said Gordon was weakening on a path into Arkansas after striking the coast at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The remnants will likely cause flash flooding across parts of seven states and as far north as Iowa in the coming days. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 845 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

IN BRIEF:

— BASEBALL PLAYER ARRESTED — A Mississippi State baseball player has been arrested on a charge of domestic violence.

— INMATE DEATH-MISSISSIPPI — Sixteen inmates died in the Mississippi prison system in August.

— MOONSHINE BUST — Officials say they've shut down a large moonshine operation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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