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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MD

February 6, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

All times are Eastern.

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





CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of David Eisenhauer, who is accused of first-degree murder in the killing of a 13-year-old Blacksburg girl while he was a student at Virginia Tech. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


XGR-SEXTING BILL: The Virginia Senate has passed a bill intended to keep teenagers who willingly share sexually explicit images with one another from being branded felony sex offenders.

PANHANDLER BEATEN: A Virginia man who authorities say leapt from a van and began beating a panhandler has been arrested.

XGR-DRONES: Virginia lawmakers are considering whether to put new restrictions on drones.



MINIMUM WAGE: Baltimore City Council members have formally asked the Maryland General Assembly to pass legislation that would raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-GUILTY PLEA: A Delaware man who pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography is facing up to 20 years in federal prison.

SIMON-MARYLAND SENATE: A Rockville-based businessman is announcing his plans to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland as an independent.

WORKER TIPS-ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorneys general in over a dozen states including Maryland and Virginia oppose a federal Department of Labor proposal to let employers control the tips of some hourly employees.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SHOT: Police say a shooting in a Maryland high school’s parking lot has hospitalized a 17-year-old student.


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