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GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

AP is moving election test reports for the May 22 Georgia primary election on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-GA_Georgia Primary Election Testing / AP-GA_Georgia Primary Election Testing.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTRIC RATES-MISSISSIPPI

JACKSON, Miss. — Utility regulators face requests from Mississippi Power Co. for rate increases totaling $50 million, but the more important question may be what the utility's relationship with the Mississippi Public Service Commission will be like after the multi-billion dollar Kemper debacle. By Jeff Amy. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

— DROWNING DEATHS — Police in coastal Georgia say a swimmer who struggled to stay afloat in the ocean and a man who tried to rescue her have both died.

— BEE HIVE HEIST — A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of equipment.

— PLANE CRASH-ALABAMA — Authorities say a Georgia woman was killed in the crash of a small plane in Alabama over the weekend.

— DEPUTY SHOOTING-FATALITY — Authorities say one person is dead in a shooting in Georgia involving a sheriff's deputy.

— POLICE SHOOTING — Authorities say a man wanted in South Carolina was shot by police in Georgia.

— TEENAGER DROWNS — Officials say a 14-year-old Georgia boy has drowned at Little River Canyon National Preserve in Alabama.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

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ELECTRIC RATES-MISSISSIPPI

JACKSON, Miss. — Utility regulators face requests from Mississippi Power Co. for rate increases totaling $50 million, but the more important question may be what the utility's relationship with the Mississippi Public Service Commission will be like after the multi-billion dollar Kemper debacle. By Jeff Amy. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

— PLANE CRASH-ALABAMA — Authorities say a Georgia woman was killed in the crash of a small plane in Alabama over the weekend.

— TEENAGER DROWNS — Officials say a 14-year-old Georgia boy has drowned at Little River Canyon National Preserve in Alabama.

— CAMPAIGN WORKER-SEX OFFENDER — A Democratic candidate for Alabama governor has called the arrest of a campaign worker accused of violating the state's sex offender registration and notification act "politically motivated."

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

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SUSPECT DEATH-LOUISIANA

GRETNA, La. — A black suspect who died in a struggle with white deputies last week died of asphyxiation and there was evidence of pressure on his neck, the coroner in a New Orleans suburb said Monday. Jefferson Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich told reporters at a news conference Monday that the death of Keeven Robinson, 22, was classified as a homicide based on the preliminary autopsy results, which indicated traumatic neck injuries "consistent with compressional asphyxia." He said complete results, including toxicology reports, will take weeks. SENT: 370 words. Updates expected.

OBIT-ELAINE EDWARDS

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Former Gov. Edwin Edwards' first wife, Elaine Edwards, has died at the age of 89. She was married to Edwards during all three of his terms as governor. Shortly after Edwin Edwards' first term began in 1972, he appointed his wife to complete the term of a U.S. senator who had died. SENT: 134 words. Updates planned.

FELONS VOTING

BATON ROUGE, La. — A bid to restore voting rights to some of Louisiana's convicted felons still serving probation and parole neared final legislative passage Monday, in a surprise turnaround after years of defeat. The Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced the measure after senators on the committee spurned a move by Republican Sen. Jim Fannin of Jonesboro to kill the bill. By Melinda Deslatte. UPCOMING: SENT: 414 words.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE OVERHAUL

BATON ROUGE, La. — Months after a rewrite of Louisiana's criminal justice codes became law, a flurry of proposals to change the policies have emerged at a dizzying pace and have spurred a debate over whether such proposals would improve the laws or end up dismantling them. By Anthony Izaguirre. UPCOMING: 725 words.

LOUISIANA UNANIMOUS JURY

The Louisiana House is set to debate a proposal that would strike a Jim Crow-era law that allows divided juries to settle criminal cases. Eds.: Coverage on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— JOE MCKNIGHT KILLED — A law professor is taking up the appeal of the man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road-rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight.

— BOATING FATALITY — Louisiana authorities say a 27-year-old boater is dead and his father is accused of causing his death by driving a boat while intoxicated.

— MISSING SWIMMER — Authorities say they've recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing in Lake Ponchartrain.

— LOUISIANA TAXES DUE — Louisiana state personal income tax filings are due Tuesday, and extension requests need to be requested ahead of the deadline.

— DEVELOPERS-AGREEMENT — New Orleans developers have an agreement to buy a water park and hotel in a Mississippi county, where they have purchased more than 20 properties.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

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SUPREME COURT-SPORTS BETTING-MISSISSIPPI

JACKSON, Miss. — A leader of a Mississippi casino association says casinos have been in talks with state regulators about draft rules allowing sports betting, and that regulators could vote quickly. Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association Deputy Director Michael Bruffey says the rules envision that any Mississippi casino could take bets. He says casinos could welcome bettors by the time football season begins. By Jeff Amy. Developing.

ELECTRIC RATES-MISSISSIPPI

JACKSON, Miss. — Utility regulators face requests from Mississippi Power Co. for rate increases totaling $50 million, but the more important question may be what the utility's relationship with the Mississippi Public Service Commission will be like after the multi-billion dollar Kemper debacle. By Jeff Amy. Developing.

VIDEO BIRTH-SOLDIER

A 25-year-old soldier delayed while trying to fly home to Mississippi from a Texas base still managed to see his wife give birth — via Facetime while stranded at an airport hundreds of miles away. Never mind the flight delay. He still got to see his baby girl's arrival via the video connection over cellphone. Spec. Brooks Lindsey encountered the flight delay earlier this month while making a flight connection in Dallas en route home to Brandon, Mississippi, for the birth of his first child, The Washington Post reported. SENT: 375 words.

IN BRIEF:

— STOLEN CAR-LAKE — Police at one Mississippi lake have made an unconventional catch — a car stolen 22 years ago.

— OXFORD ANNEXATION — A Mississippi city has filed a petition for annexation that would nearly double its land area.

— CREDIT UNION-AWARD — A Mississippi-based credit union and associated loan fund have been named the winner of The Wall Street Journal's financial inclusion challenge.

— MONUMENT UNVEILING — The first Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Mississippi will be unveiled at Camp Shelby.

— DEVELOPERS-AGREEMENT — New Orleans developers have an agreement to buy a water park and hotel in a Mississippi county, where they have purchased more than 20 properties.

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