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

September 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TROPICAL WEATHER

WILMINGTON, N.C. —The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake. By Alan Suderman and Alex Derosier. SENT: 760 words, photos, video, audio.

— With: TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

TROPICAL WEATHER-SURVEYING THE DAMAGE

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — With Florence’s floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters. By Alex Derosier and Alan Suderman. SENT: 740 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FAMILY-FATAL CRASH: Authorities say four members of a North Carolina family, including two children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash near Virginia.

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VIRGINIA

VA 10 DEBATE

LEESBURG, Va. — Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat Jennifer Wexton are set to face off in the first big debate of a key congressional race in Virginia. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.

DISCLOSING CHILDREN’S DEATHS

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The police chief in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction says a state law is hampering his department’s efforts at transparency. By Matthew Barakat. UPCOMING: 550 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FANNY PACK PIGEON ASSAULT: Police say a woman at a Social Security Administration office outside Washington smacked a security guard in the head with a fanny pack and then pulled a knife on him. Inside the fanny pack, a pigeon was found.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON —Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,210 words, photo, video.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-HIRONO

WASHINGTON— Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 810 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FINANCES CLOSE CHARITY: An official with a 91-year-old Episcopal nonprofit says financial challenges have forced the charity to shutter and transfer its child care services to other organizations.

— SHIPWRECK ARTIFACTS: Delaware is moving more than 80,000 artifacts retrieved from a shipwreck to a facility in its capital.

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