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AP-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

June 11, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to:

The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau at 504-523-3931 or nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau at 601-948-5897 or jkme@ap.org

Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org. Administrative Correspondent Rebecca Santana can be reached at 504-523-3931 or rsantana@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

GEORGIA (All times Eastern):



ATLANTA — A former Texas high school football player who authorities say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel is set to be sentenced Monday in Atlanta on federal drug and money laundering charges. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as “La Barbie” because of his light eyes and complexion, was extradited from Mexico in September 2015 and pleaded guilty to the charges in January 2016. By Kate Brumback. AP Photo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 700 words.


— OFF DUTY DEPUTY SHOOTING — Authorities in Georgia say a gunman and an innocent bystander were injured during a shootout with an off-duty deputy in a restaurant parking lot

— STABBING DEATH — Authorities say a woman was stabbed to death in Georgia and that a man has been charged with murder

ALABAMA (All Times Central)


— CENSUS LAWSUITS-ALABAMA — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is defending Alabama’s decisions to file a lawsuit challenging the longstanding practice of including immigrants living in the country illegally in U.S. Census counts used to determine congressional districts

— OFFICERS INJURED — Authorities say four police officers suffered minor injuries while breaking up a crowd in Mobile, Alabama

— LGBTQ LIASION — The mayor of Alabama’s most populous city has hired its first LGBTQ liaison

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)


— GUNFIGHT CHARGE — Authorities say a man accused of shooting a victim in the middle of the street has been arrested in Louisiana

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)


— ARMED ROBBERIES-ARRESTS — Police say two men accused of robbing multiple businesses in Mississippi have been arrested


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to

The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau: apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau: nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@ap.org

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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