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

The South Carolina AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

IN BRIEF:

— CAR CRASH-DRUGS — Police say a man fleeing a traffic stop crashed and fled the scene on foot, leaving behind a child and backpack filled with drugs.

— TY DOLLA $IGN-DRUG CHARGES — Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been arrested on drug charges in Atlanta.

— EMPLOYEE-THEFT SENTENCE — A former employee of a Georgia law firm has been sentenced to three years in prison for attempting to steal $25,000 from his employer.

— ALABAMA FOOTBALL BURGLARY — Four Mississippi State University students won't go to jail after being accused of stealing memorabilia from the University of Alabama's football building.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

IN BRIEF:

— TURTLE SMUGGLING PLEAS —Four men have pleaded guilty to taking part in an international wildlife smuggling operation that involved hiding rare turtles in candy wrappers or socks.

— FATAL SHOOTING — Officials say a shooting between a man and his on-again, off-again girlfriend left him wounded and her dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.

— STATEHOUSE CORRUPTION PROBE — The former chairman of a powerful South Carolina legislative committee is accused of lying to a grand jury investigating Statehouse corruption.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

— ALABAMA FOOTBALL BURGLARY — Four Mississippi State University students won't go to jail after being accused of stealing memorabilia from the University of Alabama's football building.

— MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NAME — A Minor League Baseball team in Alabama has changed its name to Rocket City Trash Pandas following months of brainstorming.

— STUDENT-TEACHER SEX ABUSE — A former high school and middle school teacher in Louisiana is accused of sexually abusing a student.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

— ALABAMA FOOTBALL BURGLARY — Four Mississippi State University students won't go to jail after being accused of stealing memorabilia from the University of Alabama's football building.

— DOCTOR-GUILTY PLEA — A federal prosecutor in north Louisiana says a former resident physician at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport has pleaded guilty to forging prescriptions.

— SCHOOL HAIR RULE-VIDEO — More than 150 soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's 1020th Engineer Company, 527th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade are back home after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

— GUARD UNIT RETURNS — More than 150 soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's 1020th Engineer Company, 527th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade are back home after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

— ALABAMA FOOTBALL BURGLARY — Four Mississippi State University students won't go to jail after being accused of stealing memorabilia from the University of Alabama's football building.

— MAYOR RETIRES — A north Mississippi city will be getting a new mayor after its longtime chief executive retired.

— PASCAGOULA FINANCES — A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is laying off more workers amid budget woes.

— SOFTWARE PROJECT — The Mississippi Department of Education has spent about $840,000 of federal money on a $5.5 million software project that it just scrapped, citing "intrinsic technical barriers."

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