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

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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:

_ CARIBOU COFFEE HACKED: The parent company of Caribou Coffee and Bruegger’s Bagels says hackers gained access to customer information at 265 of its stores, mostly in Minnesota.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ BOY IN SEPTIC TANK: The Virginia woman whose felony child abuse conviction in her 5-year-old son’s septic tank drowning death was reversed has had five years of probation trimmed from her sentence.

_ DATA CENTER TAX BREAKS: Virginia’s tax breaks for data centers saw a huge yearly jump in 2018.

_ FARMERS-FINANCIAL SURVEY: A survey to measure the financial well-being of Virginia farmers and ranchers will begin next month.

_ NORFOLK SOUTHERN-ATLANTA HEADQUARTERS: Norfolk Southern says it plans to pay about $2.4 million to Virginia and the city of Norfolk for breaking its promise to stay headquartered in the city until 2026.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ WOMAN SET ON FIRE: A former Washington, D.C., firefighter has been found not guilty of trying to kill his girlfriend by dousing her in gasoline and setting her on fire.

_ RESTAURANT DEPOT SHOOTING: A Baltimore man who was previously shot by police has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a warehouse where he used to work.

_ OFFICERS INJURED-CAR CHASE: Police in Delaware say a man under the influence of drugs led authorities on a car chase and crashed his vehicle into two officers, leaving them with minor injuries.

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