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AP-NC--North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC

June 5, 2018

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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

RAPE KITS-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH — A state Senate committee discusses a bill that would track sexual assault evidence kits, much like you track a package that’s being delivered. The bill was filed after an audit released in February showed North Carolina has a backlog of 15,000 untested kits. By Martha Waggoner. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. meeting.

INFANT-SEX OFFENDER

RALEIGH — Authorities in North Carolina and Virginia are following up on tips as they search for a 7-month-old girl they say was abducted at knifepoint from the baby’s mother. Police in Danville, Virginia, said Emma Grace Kennedy was taken by her father, 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy at a convenience store near the North Carolina state line. By Ben Finley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words. AP Photos NYAG107, NY106, NY199.

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IN BRIEF:

— BOX CAR DERBY DEATH, from BREVARD — Police have confirmed that a man has died from injuries nearly a week after a box car derby wreck in western North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— VETERANS’ GROUP SWINDLED, from TAYLORSVILLE — A North Carolina man and woman have been accused of swindling money from three veterans groups. SENT: 130 words.

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