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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

June 5, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




A kidnapped infant has been found safe and her sex offender father has been arrested following a two-day manhunt that began when he assaulted the baby’s mother with a knife, authorities said Tuesday. Police said the kidnapping was in Danville, Virginia, while the father and baby were located in Randleman, North Carolina. By BEN FINLEY. SENT: 650 words. With photos.


JIHAD ARREST: A Virginia man who told an FBI undercover employee he wanted to commit jihad has been sentenced to five years in prison for passport fraud and making false statements in his application to join the U.S. military.

INFANT SEX OFFENDER: Authorities in North Carolina and Virginia are following up on tips as they search for a 7-month-old girl they say was abducted at knifepoint from the baby’s mother.

NORTHAM JOBS: A German company that makes roll covers for paper and packaging manufacturers plans to build a manufacturing operation in Virginia.

INVASIVE INSECT-VIRGINIA: A team of Virginia Tech researchers and state entomologists is working to stop the spread of an invasive insect that has the potential to seriously damage Virginia’s grape and orchard industries.



The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to accept the bets. By RANDALL CHASE and BEN NUCKOLS. SENT: 750 words.


Candidates in Maryland’s crowded Democratic primary for governor hold their third televised debate. By BRIAN WITTE. SENT: 130 words. Upcoming. With member photos.


MEDICAL MARIJUANA SYSTEM: Officials say the introduction of a patient-facing feature overwhelmed the online system that tracks medical marijuana in Maryland.

HOMELESS MAN-RAPE: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the Baltimore Police Department’s appeal of a $2.3 million judgment for maliciously prosecuting a homeless man as a serial rapist.

IMPALED THIGH: A rebar post impaled the thigh of a Maryland man who fell 9 feet while working on his yard.

RODENTS-BURGER KING: A Delaware Burger King where video apparently shows rodents scurrying among hamburger buns has been closed because of rodent infestation and gross, unsanitary conditions.

BODY-MISSING MAN: Police say the body of a Maryland man who was reported missing has been recovered from a bayside canal.



NEW YORK — Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles try to end a seven-game losing streak when they take on Jason Vargas and the New York Mets, who have dropped four in a row. By Ben Walker. Game starts 7:10 p.m.


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