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BC-VA--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm , VA

May 7, 2019

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.

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RALEIGH, N.C. _ A white homeowner who reported “hoodlums” in his neighborhood before shooting and killing an unarmed black man should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina’s second-highest court ruled Tuesday in a split decision. By Martha Waggoner. Upcoming.


_ PIPELINE PROTESTER ARRESTED _ A second Mountain Valley Pipeline protester has been charged with a felony in West Virginia.

_ DISMEMBERED ROOMATES _ A grand jury indictment has revealed more about a grisly killing in North Carolina, where a man is accused of stabbing his roommates, chopping up their bodies, wrapping them in carpet and dumping them in the woods.

_ OFFICER SLAIN _ A funeral service and procession has been scheduled for a North Carolina police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop over the weekend.

_ NORTH CAROLINA DISPUTED ELECTION _ Many of the 10 Republicans who want to be North Carolina’s newest U.S. House member plan to discuss their differences.

_ PEOPLE-SCOTT AVETT _ The North Carolina Museum of Art will host the first solo museum exhibition of the art of Scott Avett, a member of the musical group The Avett Brothers.

_ MARINE-DROWNING-NORTH CAROLINA _ Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a Camp Lejeune Marine has drowned.




ALEXANDRIA, Va. _ Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning said in a new legal motion that she will never testify to a grand jury in Virginia investigating the website Wikileaks, and it therefore makes no sense to continue to keep her in jail for refusing to do so. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 390 words.


RICHMOND, Va. _ Survivors and family members of nine people killed in a racist attack at a South Carolina church are asking a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit filed against the federal government over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used in the 2015 shooting. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


_ CHELSEA MANNING _ Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is offering a new legal argument in her effort to be released from a Virginia jail.

_ ABORTION LAW-VIRGINIA _ A federal judge has struck down a Virginia law that says only physicians can perform first-trimester abortions.

_ NAVY CORPSMEN-SHOOTING _ Authorities in Virginia say they’re investigating the shooting deaths of three active duty service members in what appears to be a double murder and suicide.

_ VIRGINIA TECH - FRESHMAN CLASS _ Virginia Tech expects to welcome its largest freshman class this fall.

_ SLAYINGS ARREST-ETHIOPIA _ A 24-year-old man wanted in the 2016 slayings of two northern Virginia residents has been arrested in Ethiopia and extradited to Virginia on murder charges.




GREENBELT, Md. _ A federal magistrate judge may decide Tuesday whether to order the release of a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and drafting a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists. SENT: 660 words, AP Photo.


UNDATED _ The prosecution’s star witness, a convicted murderer serving life in prison, takes the stand in the trial of a fellow inmate charged in a fatal prison riot in Delaware. By Randall Chase. Upcoming.


_ POLICE TRANSPARENCY _ Officials of a Maryland’s most populated county have approved a measure to increase the transparency of investigations into deaths involving police.

_ TEENS FOOTBALL-HAZING RAPE _ The junior varsity football coach at a Maryland high school is on leave while authorities investigate allegations that some of his players raped a teammate with a broomstick.

_ XGR--PARENTAL RIGHTS _ Republican lawmakers are again proposing a constitutional amendment protecting parental rights in Delaware.

_ BALTIMORE COUNCIL PRESIDENT _ The Baltimore City Council has unanimously elected Brandon Scott as its president.



BALTIMORE _ The Boston Red Sox, currently third in the AL East, face the Baltimore Orioles, who are last in the division, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. By Sports Writer David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7:05.


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