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

October 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

— JAIL DEATH-LAWSUIT: A lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died while being held in a North Carolina jail says she died “an agonizing death under inhumane conditions.”

— FLORENCE-BATTERED FLAG: An Ohio family says they bought the U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence to honor the memory of a family member who recently died from cancer.

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VIRGINIA

SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER

ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul insisted Thursday that a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post left its building before disappearing, directly contradicting Turkish officials who say they believe the writer is still inside. By Jon Gambrell and Ayse Wieting. SENT: 900 words, photos.

— With: SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— FLU SHOTS: The Virginia Department of Health is encouraging residents to get their annual flu shots.

— NATURE PRESERVES: Virginia has added nearly 100 new acres of protected natural areas meant to help rare or declining plant and animal species.

— CONTRACEPTION FUNDING: Twelve health care providers across the state are getting additional funding to help expand access to long-acting reversible contraceptives among low-income women.

— RADFORD UNIVERSITY-DINATION: A Virginia university says it will be naming its business college after a Blacksburg couple who donated $8 million.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON —The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend. By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,240 words, photos, video, audio.

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL BATHROOM-DEAD BABY: Authorities say a baby was found dead in a high school bathroom in a Maryland suburb of Washington.

— BALTIMORE POLICE-OFFICER DUI: A Baltimore police officer has been fired after he was found intoxicated and slumped over at the wheel of his patrol vehicle.

— MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA: A restaurant where three people died during a shooting at a Madden NFL 19 tournament is planning to reopen.

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