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AP-GA--Georgia News Coverage Advisory, GA

August 4, 2014

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news covering is shaping up today in Georgia. 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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EBOLA AMERICANS

ATLANTA — Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn’t looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa’s worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus. The attention focused on her case “might help develop a cure and resources to help those who are suffering,” the younger Writebol said. “I am sure hopeful for that.” A Liberian government official has confirmed that a medical evacuation team is scheduled to fly Nancy Writebol back to the United States early Tuesday. She will receive treatment at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital alongside one of her mission partners, Dr. Kent Brantly, who was admitted Saturday. By Bill Barrow and Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 820 words, photo, video.

EBOLA-5 THINGS TO KNOW

Three West Africa nations are struggling to control an outbreak of Ebola. The virus was first discovered nearly four decades ago in Congo in a village near the Ebola River. Since then there have been sporadic outbreaks. Five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread. SENT: 340 words, photo, video.

ALSO:

— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING — Man dies after shooting outside nightclub in Sandy Springs, just north of Atlanta.

— FIREFIGHTER IMPOSTOR — Man charged with impersonating firefighter in east Georgia.

— GEORGETOWN APARTMENT FIRE — Man charged with impersonating firefighter in east Georgia.

— CEMETERY VANDALISM — Vandals topple gravestones in Forsyth County cemetery where county’s pioneers are buried.

— CRIMINAL JUSTICE-CLERGY — DeKalb district attorney, sheriff hosting criminal justice workshop for clergy members.

— TROPICAL WEATHER — Tropical Storm Bertha strengthens over open Atlantic, but unlikely to make landfall in US.

— PRE SCHOOL-TIPS — Department of Care and Early Learning offers tips for parents taking kids to pre-K programs.

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