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

December 4, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

JORDAN’S FATHER

For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan’s father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he’s going before a judge to lay out the evidence he says proves that while he helped dispose of the body, he didn’t kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993. By Martha Waggoner. UPCOMING: 900 words by 10 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

— I LOVE MY LIBRARIAN: A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— CHESAPEAKE BAY-GRANT FUNDING: Efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay will soon get a boost in funding.

— LEE TO LOVING: A northern Virginia high school that is removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name could be renamed for an interracial couple.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

TRUMP HOTEL LAWSUIT

WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. By Tami Abdollah. SENT: 520 words, photo.

SCI-ASTEROID CHASE

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 620 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW CARS HEIST: Authorities in Delaware say thieves broke into a lot near a Delaware port and made off with several new vehicles, using one to ram the fence and make a getaway.

— PRISONER RE-ENTRY: State officials are continuing to work on helping criminals released from prison re-enter society and become productive citizens.

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