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

February 4, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING INFANT: A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a multi-agency search for a missing woman and her newborn were based on false reports meant to solicit donations.

VIRGINIA

GOVERNOR-KLAN-BLACKFACE

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was clinging to office Monday morning amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, after a bizarre weekend in which he first admitted he was in the picture, and then denied it. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 930 words, photos, video.

_ With: GOVERNOR-KLAN-BLACKFACE-THE LATEST

GOVERNOR-BLACKFACE-RACIAL RECKONING

When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

XGR-BUDGET

RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia’s House and Senate have passed competing versions of the state budget. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports the House Appropriations approved its revised two-year budget that includes extra money for teacher and state employee pay and down payments on high-tech education initiatives for Amazon and the state’s growing technology business sector. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE CHIEF SEARCH: A series of community meetings will be held in Richmond to gather input from residents during the search for a new police chief.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

CARJACKING-SUSPECT SHOT

WILMINGTON, Del. — Authorities in Delaware say charges have been filed against an 18-year-old man who was shot and wounded by a Wilmington police officer. SENT: 180 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BALTIMORE-HOSPITAL SHOOTING: A shooting at the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore has been reported.

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