Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Voters backed by Democrats ask a federal judge to order a new election in a house of Delegates where more than 100 voters received the wrong ballot in a race decided by fewer than 75 votes. The outcome could affect which party controls the 100-member chamber. By Matthew Barakat. UPCOMING: 130 words by 6 a.m. EST.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers are poised to act early in their legislative session on two high-profile issues: paid sick leave and medical marijuana. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m. EST.




RICHMOND, Va. — By luck of the draw, incumbent Republican David Yancey won a Virginia state House of Delegates race so close that its outcome was determined Thursday when an elections official pulled his name out of a ceramic bowl. By Alan Suderman. AP Photos. MOVED: 660 words.


HARTFORD, Conn. — A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. By Susan Haigh and Dave Collins. AP Photos. Moved: 970 words.


NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia's Hampton Roads got socked by a powerful winter blast of snow and cold seldom seen along its coast. More accustomed to hurricanes, residents found themselves stalled on roadways, shivering through power outages and even taking to their cross-country skis to hit a bagel shop for breakfast. By Ben Finley. AP Photos: MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4:30 p.m.


INMATE DEATH-SETTLEMENT: The family of a Virginia man who died in custody at a regional jail has received a $725,000 settlement.

CABINET APPOINTMENT: Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam has appointed an administrator from the state's community college system to serve as his chief workforce adviser.

BASS FISHING: Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean's most popular recreational fisheries.



ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is criticizing Gov. Larry Hogan's appointment of Worcester County's state's attorney to be a circuit court judge because the prosecutor's office is part of a federal racial discrimination lawsuit. By Brian Witte. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


WINTER WEATHER-DELAWARE: State offices are closed throughout Delaware as snowfall accumulates quickly from a coastal winter storm.

HOMELESS-CODE PURPLE: Thursday's winter storm has prompted Delaware to activate a network of cold-weather shelters for the homeless.

WINTER WETHER-MARYLAND: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is going to Ocean City to view the worst of the coastal winter storm that has hit the state's Eastern Shore.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-MARYLAND: Enrollment for private health insurance through Maryland's health exchange dropped slightly for 2018.

BALTIMORE POLICE-OFFICERS ARRESTED: The former leader of a specialized unit of Baltimore's police force will plead guilty in a corruption case.



OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens coach John Harbaugh has plenty to take his mind off a disappointing 2017 season, beginning with finding a new defensive coordinator and including an inevitable roster overhaul for a team that's missed the playoffs for three straight years. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. news conference


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State plays its first game of the season as the top-ranked college basketball team at home against Maryland. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. ET.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 13 Maryland brings an 11-game winning streak into a Big Ten matchup with No. 18 Iowa, 0-5 in its last five games against the Terrapins. UPCOMING: 150-word newsnow. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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