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

November 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

ELECTION 2018-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina voters were deciding Tuesday whether Gov. Roy Cooper and his Democratic colleagues will gain influence in the current Republican-dominated legislature for the next two years, and if GOP policy proposals should be etched in the state constitution. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 530 words, photos. Will be updated.

— With: ELECTION 2018-NORTH CAROLINA-NEWSGUIDE

IN BRIEF:

— CHICKENPOX OUTBREAK: Health officials say 28 students at a North Carolina private school have chickenpox, in what is being investigated as an outbreak.

— MAN SLAIN: Authorities say two men are in custody in connection to the slaying of a man found dead in a burned North Carolina home.

— GIRL KIDNAPPED: The FBI has joined the search for a 13-year-old girl reportedly kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.

— WALMART SHOOTING: Police in North Carolina say a man has been killed at a shooting in a Walmart and a suspect is in custody.

VIRGINIA

ELECTION 2018-VIRGINIA

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginians are voting in races that could help determine political control of Congress. Voters will make their picks Tuesday after months of bare-knuckled campaigning as Republicans try and hold onto U.S. House seats in closely watched races. Democrats have focused on flipping four GOP-held seats, but have run aggressive campaigns in all seven districts currently held by Republicans, even in deep-red areas. SENT: 350 words, photos. Will be updated.

— With: ELECTION 2018-VIRGINIA-NEWS GUIDE

AMAZON HQ

NEW YORK — Amazon isn’t commenting on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between facilities in two cities rather than choosing just one. SENT: 420 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— VCU COMMENCEMENT: A Virginia college that canceled its university-wide commencement ceremony last week has announced that it will now be hosting one.

— ELK MANAGEMENT: The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to know how state residents feel about elk.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

ELECTION 2018-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland voters will be choosing a governor, a U.S. senator and eight U.S. House seats, as well as 188 state legislators on Tuesday. Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking to become the first Republican re-elected in Maryland since 1954 in the state’s highest profile contest on Tuesday. He is being challenged by Democrat Ben Jealous, a former NAACP president who would be Maryland’s first black governor. By Brian Witte. SENT: 460 words, photos. Will be updated.

— With: ELECTION 2018-MARYLAND-NEWSGUIDE

ELECTION 2018-DELAWARE

DOVER, Del. — Tuesday’s election isn’t likely to change the political hue in solidly blue Delaware, although voters do have the chance to make the picture a little rosier for Republicans by ending one-party control of the state legislature. By Randall Chase. SENT: 370 words, photo. Will be updated.

— With: ELECTION 2018-DELAWARE-NEWSGUIDE

UTAH MAYOR DEAD AFGHANISTAN

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware — The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil. SENT: 530 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ELECTRICAL SHOCK RESORT: The head of a Maryland county’s permitting department has retired amid a probe into construction flaws at a resort where a 6-year-old girl was electrocuted.

— POLICE SHOOTING-AUTO THEFT RING: Police in Maryland say officer investigating a car theft ring exchanged gunfire with a suspect, who was shot and wounded.

— FATAL SHOOTING-MISTRIAL: A judge presiding over a fatal shooting trial in Maryland has declared a hung jury following three days of unsuccessful deliberation.

— MACKEREL SHUTDOWN: The federal government is shutting down a chunk of the Atlantic Ocean fishery for a species of mackerel for several months.

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