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

February 8, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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RALEIGH, N.C. _ North Carolina taxpayers are paying three former inmates at one of the state’s most dangerous prisons $62,000 to settle lawsuits claiming the former warden and supervisors wouldn’t clamp down on murderous gangs who terrorized them. They were among five inmates formerly held at Lanesboro Correctional Institution, about 45 miles east of Charlotte, who said they were stabbed by gang members who operated openly in a prison wing overseen by Jeffrey Wall, who was fired in 2013. By Emery P. Dalesio.


_ SCHOOL CLOSURE-LESBIAN SPEAKER: A Catholic school in North Carolina invited a black lesbian alumna to speak at a Black History Month event, but canceled the event and classes due to threats of protest.

_ GOLD HEIST: Federal prosecutors have formally charged a fugitive in the 2015 robbery of a tractor-trailer carrying almost $5 million in gold bars.

_ OUTER BANKS BRIDGE: State and local officials are giving people on two legs and two wheels a chance to experience the new bridge on North Carolina’s Outer Banks before the cars take over.



RICHMOND, Va. —Virginia’s House Democrats have followed the state’s Legislative Black Caucus in not calling for resignations of the lieutenant governor or attorney general after insisting the governor must go. SENT: 420 words. Will be updated.


The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party’s effort to defeat President Donald Trump next year. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.


RICHMOND, Va. — He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia’s painful past. Then he disappeared. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 770 words, photos.


_ WILLIAM AND MARY-PRESIDENT: The College of William and Mary will formally inaugurate its first female president, who has already served more than six months in the role.



PHOENIX — Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology that aim to deter abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. By Terry Tang. SENT: 940 words.


_ BALTIMORE POLICE-STAFFING: As Baltimore’s troubled police department awaits a new commissioner, its interim leader says the agency is “understaffed across the board.”


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