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

September 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

— HURRICANE FLORENCE-COWBOYS: A team of people led by a Virginia man called the “Hurricane Cowboy” is working to rescue animals in the Carolinas abandoned during Hurricane Florence.

— FLORENCE BREEDS MOSQUITOES: A North Carolina city dealing with fallout from Hurricane Florence has been swarmed by aggressive mosquitoes nearly three times larger than regular mosquitoes.

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VIRGINIA

REDISTRICTING LAWSUIT

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers are set to consider proposed new legislative maps ahead of a court-ordered deadline. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— BARRICADED SUSPECT-RAPE: Police in the nation’s capital say a man accused of rape in Virginia has barricaded himself inside a home in a northwest Washington neighborhood.

— LAW FOUNDATION GRANTS: The Virginia Law Foundation has awarded $440,000 in grants to support law-related projects and organizations throughout the state.

— LIBERTY UNIVERSITY-KAVANAUGH: Several hundred Liberty University students are planning to travel to Washington to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

— MOUNT VERNON BOOK: George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate has acquired a book on surveying that the founding father kept and used for more than five decades.

— NORFOLK SOUTHERN-HEADQUARTERS: The mayor of a Virginia city is arguing against the possible relocation of Norfolk Southern’s headquarters from his city to Atlanta, Georgia.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON —With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct ahead of a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. By Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,460 words, photo, video.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-BEACH WEEK

WASHINGTON — The letters are scrawled in blue ink across a calendar page from June 1982: BEACH WEEK. The big, bold font seems to indicate the importance of this nine-day stretch on the social calendar of a young Brett Kavanaugh, especially amid more mundane entries like “haircut” and “pick up pictures.” By Stephen Braun. SENT: 810 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— GOOSE PATROL-DOGS: A Maryland town besieged by birds is calling on goose busters — more commonly known as border collies.

— FATAL HEARSE CRASH: The driver of a hearse who crashed into a pole near Washington has died.

— LEGO WHEELCHAIR TURTLE: A wild turtle with a broken shell is rolling around on a wheelchair made of Legos while he’s on the mend at the Maryland Zoo.

— FORMER ATHLETE-RAPE CHARGES: A former University of Delaware baseball player released on bond after being charged with rape is facing a bail review hearing after being accused of five more sexual assaults.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING THREAT: Police say they’ve identified two suspects in a school shooting threat at a Delaware middle school in Ogletown.

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