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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 130 pm, MD

May 16, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

All times are Eastern.

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RICHMOND, Va. — The vicious tenor of the 2016 GOP presidential primary — which included attacks on a spouse’s looks, demeaning nicknames and veiled talk of a candidates ... ahem ... hand size — is being matched by Virginia’s raucous congressional primaries. By Alan Suderman. About 650 words. Has moved.


OFFICER SHOOTING-NAKED MAN: The mother of an unarmed hit-and-run suspect who ran naked onto an interstate highway and was fatally shot by a police officer says the behavior described by police was completely out of character for her son. Has moved.

HOTEL BARRICADE-DEATH: Authorities say a naked man armed with a knife has been found dead after he apparently locked himself in a hotel room and set off a fire alarm. Has moved.

MISSING BOATER: Authorities say one boater remains missing after a boat carrying two men capsized in Virginia.



BALTIMORE — Just over a year into her young administration, Mayor Catherine Pugh says battling Baltimore’s violent crime scourge is her biggest priority. But the embarrassing implosion of her handpicked police commissioner, who just resigned following revelations he was facing federal charges, has blown open a window into City Hall’s vetting failures and administrative missteps. It has raised questions about her ability to actually make the sweeping federally-mandated reforms necessary to turn around the struggling police department amid one of the toughest times in the city’s history. By David McFadden.


WILMINGTON, DEL. — A judge hears arguments on a request by CBS Corp. for a restraining order to prevent controlling shareholder National Amusements, led by the daughter of media mogul Sumner Redstone, from taking any action to thwart a CBS board vote to dilute National Amusements’ voting interest.


BALTIMORE MAYOR-ETHICS EXEMPTION: Baltimore’s mayor wants to be exempted from city ethics rules that require officials to obtain approvals before soliciting private funds for community programs and events.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE-REPLACEMENT: The chairman of the Baltimore County Council says the decision on who should replace late County Executive Kevin Kamenetz does not require public input.



BALTIMORE — When he arrives at Pimlico Race Course for the Preakness with Justify, trainer Bob Baffert will have the option of keeping his chestnut colt in Stall 40 of the stakes born. The corner-stall, reserved solely for the Kentucky Derby winner, has served as the temporary home to many of horse racing’s greatest champions. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words. Photos. AP Graphic by 5 p.m.


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