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BC-Deep South News Digest

October 9, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION TESTING ADVISORY:

AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 6 Georgia general election on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 5. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays and Thursdays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-GA_Georgia General Election Testing / AP-GA_Georgia General Election Testing

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. By Brendan Farrington and Tamara Lush. SENT: 953 words.

AP Photos FLPAN803-1009181230, FLPAN305-1009180942, FLPAN802-1009181150, FLPAN105-1008181420, GFX7816-1009181746, FLPAP101-1009181149, GFX7815-1009181744, FLWL109-1009181323, FLWL108-1009181326, FLGF101-1008181645, FLPLA104-1008182252, FLPLA103-1008182252, FLPLA101-1008182252, FLGF101-1008181645.

— With:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

— TROPICAL WEATHER-GEOIRGIA

TROPICAL WEATHER-FIVE THINGS

WASHINGTON — A classic October storm, Hurricane Michael is quite the contrast to September’s Florence. Michael is likely to be stronger, windier and fast-moving when it reaches the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. And the water problem along the coast is more likely to be from storm surge, not rainfall. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 694 words.

AP Photos NY302-1009182031.

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA GOVERNOR-NATIONAL VISITS

ATHENS, Ga. — The winning can all go away in an instant. That was the message that Donald Trump Jr. had for Georgia Republicans as he urged them to support Brian Kemp for governor. By Ben Nadler. SENT: 616 words.

AP Photos NYSP101-0803182029, RPBN101-1009181159, NYSP102-0927181538, GAJB101-1009181734, AX103-0726182336.

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA GOVERNOR-VOTER REGISTRATION

ATLANTA — Marsha Appling-Nunez was showing the college students she teaches how to check online if they’re registered to vote when she made a troubling discovery. Despite being an active Georgia voter who had cast ballots in recent elections, she was no longer registered. “I was kind of shocked,” said Appling-Nunez, who moved from one Atlanta suburb to another in May and believed she had successfully changed her address on the voter rolls. By Ben Nadler. SENT: 1,048 words.

AP Photos AX103, AX102.

IN BRIEF:

— ATLANTA SCHOOLS-CHEATING —Two former educators convicted in a major test-cheating scandal in Atlanta say they plan to begin their prison sentences after they were convicted of racketeering.

— CHILDREN FIND BODY — Police in Georgia say a body discovered by children has been identified as a man reported missing.

— BABYSITTING WHILE BLACK — A white woman who spotted a black man babysitting two white children called police and then followed them home in Georgia.

— APARTMENT OWNER-SETTLEMENT — The former owner of an apartment complex in Atlanta has settled a lawsuit that claimed poor security led to the death of a teen nearly three years ago.

— 911 DIRECTOR RESIGNS — A director of a 911 center in Georgia has resigned amid allegations of abusive behavior.

SPORTS:

BBN--BRAVES WRAPUP

ATLANTA — Brian Snitker endured a restless night after the final game of the season. He was poring over what went wrong for the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 908 words.

AP Photos GAATJ904-1008182018, GAATJ903-1008182015, GAATJ905-1008181928, GAMS132-1008182035, GAATJ902-1008182015.

NBA DIVERSITY-COACHES

The NBA coaching box is looking far more diverse these days. When the season starts next week, there will be the league’s first head coach born and raised outside North America and the first Hispanic-American full-time head coach. And there’s a real chance that before long, someone like Becky Hammon could become the first woman to lead a NBA club. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 967 words.

AP Photos NY173-1002182346, NY174-1006180020, NY172-0514181623, NY170-0406170106, NY171-1227170303, NY902-0206162133.

FBC--T25-GEORGIA’S GAUNTLET

ATLANTA — The first half of the season was a breeze for No. 2 Georgia. No daunting opponents. No game closer than two touchdowns. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 825 words.

AP Photos GAATH344-1006182318, GAATH343-1006182152, GAJB118-1006182204, TNMH101-0929181649, GAATH328-1006182113.

FBC--T25-FLORIDA’S CONCERN

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coming off the program’s biggest win in three years and with rival and No. 2 Georgia looming, 14th-ranked Florida is guarding against a letdown at Vanderbilt. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

SOC--ATLANTA UNITED-ALMIRON

ATLANTA — Miguel Almiron is battling a left hamstring injury with Atlanta United trying to clinch the best regular-season record in Major League Soccer. The star midfielder is listed as week to week, putting in doubt his status for United’s final two games. He also will miss a chance play for his national team in Paraguay during FIFA’s international window, remaining in Atlanta to rehabilitate his injury. SENT: 160 words.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

ELECTION TESTING ADVISORY:

AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 6 South Carolina general election on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 5. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays and Thursdays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-SC_South Carolina General Election Testing / AP-SC_South Carolina General Election Testing.

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. By Brendan Farrington and Tamara Lush. SENT: 953 words.

AP Photos FLPAN803-1009181230, FLPAN305-1009180942, FLPAN802-1009181150, FLPAN105-1008181420, GFX7816-1009181746, FLPAP101-1009181149, GFX7815-1009181744, FLWL109-1009181323, FLWL108-1009181326, FLGF101-1008181645, FLPLA104-1008182252, FLPLA103-1008182252, FLPLA101-1008182252, FLGF101-1008181645.

— With:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

TROPICAL WEATHER-WEARY CAROLINAS

RALEIGH, N.C. — In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael’s approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were damaged when the September hurricane smashed trees into rooftops and pushed floodwater into living rooms. Both states are still tallying damage, and homeowners are just starting to tear out moldy carpets, toss ruined furniture and negotiate with insurance adjusters. They fear delays or further damage from the new storm, which is expected to start lashing the Carolinas on Wednesday as it moves inland. By Jonathan Drew and Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 713 words.

AP Photos NCCB501-0914181351, NCCB502-0914181720.

TROPICAL WEATHER-FIVE THINGS

WASHINGTON — A classic October storm, Hurricane Michael is quite the contrast to September’s Florence. Michael is likely to be stronger, windier and fast-moving when it reaches the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. And the water problem along the coast is more likely to be from storm surge, not rainfall. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 694 words.

AP Photos NY302-1009182031.

CORRUPTION PROBE-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. — State Attorney General Alan Wilson’s inaction impeded an investigation into corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse, whether he intended it to or not, according to a State Grand Jury report released Tuesday after a two-year investigation. In response, Wilson told The Associated Press the report is “repackaged and recycled garbage” and a political attack weeks before the Nov. 6 election. By Jeffrey Collins and Meg Kinnard. SENT: 810 words.

AP Photos NYHK201-0115161652, SCCOL202-0623172120, NYSB201-0624141403.

TRUMP-HALEY

WASHINGTON — In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions. The news blindsided some key U.S. allies and many congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters. And it came less than a month before congressional elections, thwarting White House efforts to project an image of stability, with the loss of one of the highest-profile women in the administration at a time when women’s votes are being vigorously pursued. By Zeke Miller, Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,168 words.

AP Photos DCEV111-1009181042, DCEV110-1009181053, DCEV115-1009181038, DCEV125-1009181039, DCEV106-1009181054.

— With:

— TRUMP-HALEY-THE LATEST.

SC GOVERNOR

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Democrat vying to be South Carolina’s next governor has acknowledged he’ll need crossover support to win victory in November, but his Republican opponent is pointing out an endorsement state Rep. James Smith got from a progressive faction of the Democratic Party. Gov. Henry McMaster is up Tuesday with a new digital ad buy using clips of Smith talking about his support from Our Revolution, the offshoot of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 960 words.

AP Photo SCCHA201.

ELECTION 2018-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent’s most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race. It will include stops in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, home to crucial early contests on the 2020 primary calendar. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 780 words.

AP Photo WX201.

COAL COMPANY BANKRUPTCY

HELENA, Mont. — One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel. Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston as part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed group of lenders. By Matt Volz. SENT: 642 words.

AP Photos MTBIL201-0525130000.

IN BRIEF:

— DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-JUDGE CANDIDATE — Police in South Carolina are searching for a probate court judge candidate accused of punching her husband in the eye.

— DEPUTY HURT-WRECK — A sheriff’s deputy and a driver in a second vehicle have been hurt in a wreck in South Carolina.

SPORTS:

FBC--SOUTH CAROLINA-QUARTERBACK QUESTIONS

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina got some good news about its quarterback situation with Jake Bentley expected to return as the Gamcocks’ starter against No. 22 Texas A&M after missing last week with a left knee injury. Coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday that Bentley has moved well, looked strong and, unless there’s a setback, will play Saturday. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 703 words.

AP Photos SCSR101-1006181339, NY184-0816181401.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

ELECTION TESTING ADVISORY:

AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 6 Alabama general election on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 5. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays and Thursdays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-AL_Alabama General Election Testing / AP-AL_Alabama General Election Testing.

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. By Brendan Farrington and Tamara Lush. SENT: 953 words.

AP Photos FLPAN803-1009181230, FLPAN305-1009180942, FLPAN802-1009181150, FLPAN105-1008181420, GFX7816-1009181746, FLPAP101-1009181149, GFX7815-1009181744, FLWL109-1009181323, FLWL108-1009181326, FLGF101-1008181645, FLPLA104-1008182252, FLPLA103-1008182252, FLPLA101-1008182252, FLGF101-1008181645.

— With:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

TROPICAL WEATHER-FIVE THINGS

WASHINGTON — A classic October storm, Hurricane Michael is quite the contrast to September’s Florence. Michael is likely to be stronger, windier and fast-moving when it reaches the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. And the water problem along the coast is more likely to be from storm surge, not rainfall. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 694 words.

AP Photos NY302-1009182031.

IN BRIEF:

— DECADE IN JAIL — An appellate court has upheld the murder conviction of a man who spent a decade in jail before going to trial.

— CARS STOLEN-TEST DRIVES — Police say an Alabama woman took a BMW and several other cars for test drives and never returned them to the dealerships.

— JAIL GUARD-DRUGS — A correctional officer in Alabama has been arrested and charged with bringing drugs into a county jail.

— HALLOWEEN LYNCHING DISPLAY — A Halloween display outside of an Alabama home that showed a dark-skinned man hanging from a noose has sparked outrage and prompted the homeowners to remove the piece.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-AUBURN-STRUGGLING STIDHAM

AUBURN, Ala. — No. 21 Auburn expected big things from quarterback Jarrett Stidham, but instead he has struggled, missing wide-open receivers downfield and producing few big plays. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 3 p.m.

BBN--BRAVES WRAPUP

ATLANTA — Brian Snitker endured a restless night after the final game of the season. He was poring over what went wrong for the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 908 words.

AP Photos GAATJ904-1008182018, GAATJ903-1008182015, GAATJ905-1008181928, GAMS132-1008182035, GAATJ902-1008182015.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

ELECTION TESTING ADVISORY:

AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 6 Louisiana general election on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 5. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays and Thursdays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-LA_Louisiana General Election Testing / AP-LA_Louisiana General Election Testing.

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. By Brendan Farrington and Tamara Lush. SENT: 953 words.

AP Photos FLPAN803-1009181230, FLPAN305-1009180942, FLPAN802-1009181150, FLPAN105-1008181420, GFX7816-1009181746, FLPAP101-1009181149, GFX7815-1009181744, FLWL109-1009181323, FLWL108-1009181326, FLGF101-1008181645, FLPLA104-1008182252, FLPLA103-1008182252, FLPLA101-1008182252, FLGF101-1008181645.

— With:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

TROPICAL WEATHER-FIVE THINGS

WASHINGTON — A classic October storm, Hurricane Michael is quite the contrast to September’s Florence. Michael is likely to be stronger, windier and fast-moving when it reaches the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. And the water problem along the coast is more likely to be from storm surge, not rainfall. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 694 words.

AP Photos NY302-1009182031.

PRISON-MEDICAL LAWSUIT

BATON ROUGE, La. — Trial began Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that accuses Louisiana prison officials of “grossly deficient” medical care policies that have caused death and suffering at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. The class-action lawsuit was filed in 2015 on behalf of inmates represented by several advocacy groups. A trial expected to last as long as three weeks opened Tuesday. The suit says problems at the prison include too few doctors and nurses, and a lack of funding for adequate medical care. SENT: 236 words.

AROUND THE WORLD FLIGHT

A Louisiana teenager flew for 10½ hours through a sandstorm over Saudi Arabia, got stuck in the Philippines by typhoons, and set three youth aviation records. Flying entirely by instruments through the sandstorm’s turbulence was the worst part of the trip, Mason Andrews, 18, of Monroe in northeast Louisiana, said Monday. “It seemed like a hundred hours.” By Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 679 words.

SUPREME COURT-LOUISIANA TRIPLE KILLING

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday from a man convicted of joining a New Orleans police officer in the killing of her fellow officer and two other people during a 1995 restaurant robbery. The justices declined to review a Louisiana Supreme Court ruling that upheld Roger LaCaze’s three first-degree murder convictions. SENT: 276 words.

AP Photos DCPM105-1009180944.

IN BRIEF:

— DEATHS-VEHICLE CRASH — Police say two passengers in a car involved in a crash have died.

— METH GHOST — Deputies say a Louisiana man who called 911 to report an ax attack was found uninjured and in possession of meth he says was planted by a ghost.

— OFFICER-GUILTY PLEA — A former police officer in Louisiana who was arrested last year has pleaded guilty to one felony count of abuse of office.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-GEORGIA’S GAUNTLET

ATLANTA — The first half of the season was a breeze for No. 2 Georgia. No daunting opponents. No game closer than two touchdowns. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 825 words.

AP Photos GAATH344-1006182318, GAATH343-1006182152, GAJB118-1006182204, TNMH101-0929181649, GAATH328-1006182113.

BKN--NBA DIVERSITY-FRONT OFFICE

The NBA usually gets high marks for its diversity efforts and is widely viewed as a leader on social issues. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league needs to be better, and he made his feelings known in the wake of the Mavericks’ embarrassing scandal. Several NBA teams tout statistics about women in the workforce. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t see a simple solution for the NBA to take the next step: Hire more women in positions of power. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 950 words, photos

BKN--NBA DIVERSITY-COACHES

This summer the NBA hired its first head coach born and raised outside North American, its first Hispanic-American head coach, and came perhaps as close as ever to having its first female head coach. That doesn’t mean the league can’t do more, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is adamant it does more. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 900 words, photos

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

ELECTION TESTING ADVISORY:

AP is moving election test reports for the Nov. 6 Mississippi general election on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 5. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays and Thursdays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-MS_Mississippi General Election Testing / AP-MS_Mississippi General Election Testing.

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. By Brendan Farrington and Tamara Lush. SENT: 953 words.

AP Photos FLPAN803-1009181230, FLPAN305-1009180942, FLPAN802-1009181150, FLPAN105-1008181420, GFX7816-1009181746, FLPAP101-1009181149, GFX7815-1009181744, FLWL109-1009181323, FLWL108-1009181326, FLGF101-1008181645, FLPLA104-1008182252, FLPLA103-1008182252, FLPLA101-1008182252, FLGF101-1008181645.

— With:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

TROPICAL WEATHER-FIVE THINGS

WASHINGTON — A classic October storm, Hurricane Michael is quite the contrast to September’s Florence. Michael is likely to be stronger, windier and fast-moving when it reaches the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. And the water problem along the coast is more likely to be from storm surge, not rainfall. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 694 words.

AP Photos NY302-1009182031.

POLICE FORFEITURES

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi police agencies have been seizing cash, guns and vehicles without legal authority for months after a state law changed and police didn’t notice. An Associated Press review of a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics database shows more than 60 civil asset forfeitures with nearly $200,000 in property taken by state and local agencies under a law that lapsed on June 30. By Jeff Amy. SENT: 785 words.

IN BRIEF:

— OLE MISS JOURNALISM-RACIST COMMENT — University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter says the state College Board could consider removing a donor’s name from the Ole Miss journalism school after critics denounced a Facebook post by the donor as racist.

— MULTIPLE ARRESTS-MISSISSIPPI — After a month-long law enforcement initiative in north Mississippi, hundreds face charges ranging from homicide to drug distribution to arson to failing to register as a sex offender.

— NOKOMIS-EXPANSION — A commercial kitchen equipment maker is expanding in eastern Mississippi, investing $600,000 with plans to hire 12 workers over the next year.

— JACKSON AIRPORT — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is trying to block his chief of staff from having to testify in a lawsuit over an airport dispute.

— SHERIFF’S DISPATCHER ROBBED — When a man burst in to a 911 office and robbed a female dispatcher at gunpoint, Mississippi authorities say he had help — from another dispatcher.

— FIREFIGHTER KILLED-SENTENCE — A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the shooting death of an off-duty firefighter in Mississippi.

— JAIL-CARBON MONOXIDE — Inmates could remain evacuated from a south Mississippi jail until sometime next week after a faulty boiler began emitting carbon monoxide.

— BODY FOUND — A coroner in Mississippi says a body found in the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi has been identified as an active duty airman.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--ARKANSAS-O’GRADY’S RETURN

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Cheyenne O’Grady is making up for lost time at Arkansas. The tight end grabbed seven passes for 48 yards and scored two touchdowns against top-ranked Alabama over the weekend, giving the offense some much-needed variety in what has been a difficult year under first-year coach Chad Morris. Difficult for O’Grady, too, who was suspended. By andrew Epperson. SENT: 486 words.

AP Photos NY901-1229161831.

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