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AP-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

June 6, 2018

Good evening! 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STREETCAR — The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will assume ownership and day-to-day operations of the Atlanta Streetcar from the City of Atlanta on July 1.

— ARSENAL IN CAR — Police say a Georgia man who had been living out of his car at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City was hiding a small arsenal of guns and bullets in his vehicle. The suspect is from Augusta.



A 1930 Craftsman-style bungalow looks like any other on a block in the Dallas Fair Park neighborhood except it was where activist Juanita Craft helped make social change. By Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 908 words.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)


— STORAGE UNIT-DEAD MAN — Police in Alabama have found a dead man and a missing woman in a storage unit.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)



NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans hotel wants to buy back flatware, ashtrays, postcards and other items kept as memorabilia from a half-century or more ago. The Jung Hotel said it will pay $8 for flatware with the old Jung Hotel logo, $4 for ashtrays, and $3 for paper items such as napkins, postcards or programs from the many conventions, proms and Mardi Gras balls held there. Prices will be negotiated on the spot for items such as pens, clocks and swizzle sticks, according to a news release Tuesday. SENT: 170 words.


— FIRST RESPONDERS SWIMMING LESSONS — A New Orleans foundation and YMCA are offering free swimming lessons for first responders.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)



A Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and a Republican primary for U.S. House are headed to June 26 runoffs in Mississippi. By Emily Wagster Pettus. UPCOMING: 450 words.


JACKSON, Miss. — Seven groups seeking to open eight charter schools in Mississippi have moved forward to the next phase in the application process. The state’s Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday voted to accept those applications as complete and eligible. Existing charter school operator RePublic Schools proposes a high school and a K-8 school for Jackson, while an operator associated with an existing private school seeks a K-5 school in Greenwood. By Jeff Amy. SENT: 400 words.


The Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that questions the governor’s power to make midyear budget cuts. By Emily Wagster Pettus. UPCOMING: 400 words.


JACKSON, Miss. — Representatives of a British insurance company and the University of Mississippi again say no private data of British citizens was ever transferred to the American university, this time under oath. By Jeff Amy. Developing.


— FURNITURE ACQUISITION — A producer of upholstered motion furniture that has several facilities in Mississippi has agreed to acquire Fusion Furniture Inc.

— UTILITY RATE INCREASE — Officials in a Mississippi city have increased how much customers of its water and sewer systems will pay for the services.

— SEWER AGREEMENT — A city council in Mississippi has voted to enter an agreement to avoid litigation by updating its sewer system at a cost of more than $120 million over the next 20 years.

— ARNOLD LINE WATER — Officials say a case has been reopened regarding a water utility that has received more than 30 informal complaints accusing it of requiring bills or account numbers to make payments.


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