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

October 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

— MISSING BOY-NORTH CAROLINA: A funeral has been held in North Carolina for a missing 6-year-old boy who was found dead late last month.

— HOLDER-NORTH CAROLINA: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has gotten involved in North Carolina politics as head of a Democratic group, so he’ll visit the state this week to support a Supreme Court candidate and legislative hopefuls.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— BODILESS MURDER CASE: Prosecutors in Virginia are expected to bring a man to trial on murder charges, even though his former girlfriend’s body was never found.

— SCHOOL BREAKFAST: Some Virginia students taking a standardized college entrance exam later this month will get a free healthy breakfast before they pick up their pencils.

— TORNADOES-BRIEFING: Officials in Chesterfield County will host a “stress debriefing” meeting for residents and businesses affected by the recent tornadoes that ripped through the area.

— RECYCLING BIN-OOPS STICKER: Some Virginian households that mix prohibited items with their recycling may soon see an “Oops!” sticker on the bin that says why it wasn’t collected.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— BALTIMORE POLICE-DEATH-LAWSUIT: Five of the police officers charged in the death of a black man who suffered a fatal spine injury while in custody are appealing a lawsuit against Baltimore’s top prosecutor.

— TRANSIT AGENCY-DISCRIMINATION: A Delaware Transit Corporation report on workplace culture says the agency has compensation issues and unclear diversity priorities.

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