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

February 14, 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

WALTER JONES-FUNERAL

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper and members of Congress are gathering in eastern North Carolina to remember the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ SURGEON-ANASTHESIA-ASSAULT: An oral surgeon in North Carolina accused of sexually assaulting anesthetized patients, including minors, has been charged with additional offenses.

_ GOVERNOR-BALCK ARTISTS: A musician who’s received a genius grant, North Carolina’s poet laureate and the founders of National Black Theatre Festival are among those being honored by the governor and first lady as part of Black History Month.

VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

WASHINGTON— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe, a judge has ruled. By Chad Day. SENT: 730 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DOG BURNED-PARK: Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say “recovery may not be an option” for a dog found set on fire.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

XGR-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Supporters of creating a state board in Maryland to review high-priced drugs will be outlining the legislation in the state capital. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS: The police chief of Seaford, Delaware, is resigning less than a year after taking the job.

_ CRIME STUDY-ABSENTEEISM: A new study from Johns Hopkins University says crime-ridden commutes correlate with higher rates of student absenteeism in Baltimore.

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