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

September 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

— SEAPLANE EMERGENCY LANDING: Landing gear issues have prompted a seaplane to make an emergency landing in a North Carolina lake.

— APRIL THE GIRAFFE-OFFSPRING: Like a lot of parents, April the Giraffe will be seeing her fast-growing offspring off to a new chapter in the fall.

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VIRGINIA

HOUSE RACE-SIGNATURES

RICHMOND, Va. — Democrats are headed to court to try to convince a judge to remove an independent candidate from the ballot in a tight congressional race in Virginia. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— VCU-EMERGENCY TESTING: Residents and visitors in Richmond should expect to hear emergency sirens as Virginia Commonwealth University conducts a full test of its emergency communications and alerting systems.

— CHILD ACCOMPLICE-BREAK-IN: A Virginia woman accused of using her 5-year-old child as an accomplice in a break-in has received jail time.

— FATAL SHOOTING: A teenager in Virginia has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

DELAWARE PRIMARY

DOVER, Del. — Kerri Lynn Harris has compiled a diverse resume over the years: loading giant Air Force cargo planes, frying chicken at a convenience store and working as an auto body mechanic. Now, her job is carrying the banner of a growing socialist movement that threatens to divide the Democratic Party in a U.S. Senate bid to upset one of the most successful politicians in Delaware history. By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— CANDIDATE-TRESSPASSING CHARGE: A candidate for Delaware state representative is accused of breaking into the home of his child’s mother.

— DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGNS-REPUBLICAN DONATIONS: The head of the Delaware Democratic Party has criticized two primary candidates who have taken donations from a Republican state senator.

— ROBBERY VICTIM OR BURGLARY SUSPECT: A woman who reported being robbed has been arrested in Delaware — on burglary charges.

— CULTURAL ARTIFACTS-NEW HOME: Having recently received accreditation as a museum system, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is expected to move much of its collection to a new facility within a year.

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