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

May 6, 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.

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WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family, hundreds of friends and a military honor guard on Sunday remembered a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. SENT: 431 words. W/photos.


_ KILLED AT HOME _ North Carolina detectives are looking for a man suspected of trying to rob a home and leaving a dead woman behind.

_ STATE PHOTO IDs _ The state Division of Motor Vehicles is now issuing identification cards to North Carolina residents whose driver licenses or permits are suspended or revoked.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-GREENSBORO _ A North Carolina motorist is recovering after being shot by police while drive away from officers and injuring one of them.

_ IMMIGRANTS MARCH _ A group representing immigrants in North Carolina is worried about state legislation it says threatens the safety of people who are in the country unlawfully.

_ DRONE AWARD _ North Carolina has received a national award for its innovative use of drones during Hurricane Florence, when the devices were used to take photos and videos of damage and flooding.




_ HOUSING DISCRIMINATION _ Maine’s two U.S. senators are introducing legislation designed to protect residents from housing discrimination that is based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King are joining with Virginia’s Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine in promoting the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

_ TRIPLE HOMICIDE _ Police are trying to determine why three people are dead in a shooting in Virginia’s Hampton Roads.

_ SPEILBERG-MILL HISTORY _ A movie director with multiple Academy Awards has been asking about life in a southern Virginia textile town.

_ VMI-TUITION _ Virginia Military Institute isn’t raising student tuition thanks to increased state funding to the country’s oldest state-supported military college.

_ ENERGY EFFICIENCY _ Virginia regulators have approved the first round of what’s set to be about $1 billion in new spending on energy efficiency programs designed to reduce the need to produce and distribute electricity.




Jurors hear opening statements and initial testimony in the trial of one of 16 inmates who were charged with murder after a fatal riot at Delaware’s maximum-security prison. By RANDALL CHASE. UPCOMING:


_ POISONED EAGLES _ A once-common farm pesticide may be to blame for dozens of bald eagles poisoned over the past three years in Maryland and Delaware.

_ SEXUAL ASSAULT _ Delaware police say they’ve arrested a suspect who offered a woman a ride and then raped her at knife-point.

_ HELICOPTER CRASH-MARYLAND_ Police in Maryland said divers found a helicopter that crashed into the Chesapeake Bay, and recovered the bodies of both people on board from the battered cockpit about 55 feet below the surface.

_ HOCKEY COACH -SEX ASSAULTS _ A former youth ice hockey coach from Pennsylvania has now been sentenced to prison terms in two other states in sex abuse cases, including Delaware.


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