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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

May 24, 2019

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 Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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)

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it’s divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A Gallup poll last year found that 77% of Americans support exceptions in cases of rape and incest. There’s potential for even more division. By David Crary. Sent: 1,150 words, photos.

FACES-D-DAY PHOTO GALLERY

The men who fought on D-Day, June 6, 1944, are now in their 90s or 100s, wrinkled and often moving with the help of a cane or wheelchair. Their hands often tremble and their voices shake as they labor to speak. But 75 years ago they were young men, many in their teens, preparing to go to war. The Associated Press captured images of D-Day veterans from the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Germany who are returning to Normandy for the 75th anniversary. SENT: 220 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOLIDAY ROAD SAFETY _ Georgia public safety officials are reminding drivers to use caution when traveling during the busy Memorial Day weekend.

_ POLICE DOG DEATH _ A police K9 in Georgia suddenly fell ill while chasing a suspect and died.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

SPOLETO FESTIVAL

The world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA festival is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz. The arts festival in Charleston, South Carolina, opens at noon Friday with a ceremony at City Hall. Spoleto will run through June 9. The festival is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Geoff Nuttall’s role as director of its chamber music program.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION-ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Alabama abortion providers seeking to overturn the nation’s most stringent abortion law. The lawsuit says the Alabama law to criminalize abortion is clearly unconstitutional and would harm women by forcing them to continue pregnancies against their will. By Kim Chandler. SENT: 370 words.

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it’s divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A Gallup poll last year found that 77% of Americans support exceptions in cases of rape and incest. There’s potential for even more division. By David Crary. Sent: 1,150 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ RED SNAPPER SEASON _ Alabama state officials are reminding recreational anglers that state and federal waters open for red snapper fishing on June 1.

_ OFFICERS SHOT-ALABMAA _ An Alabama city is honoring a police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it’s divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A Gallup poll last year found that 77% of Americans support exceptions in cases of rape and incest. There’s potential for even more division. By David Crary. Sent: 1,150 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BANK ROBBERY-SENTENCE _ A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for two 2016 bank robberies.

_ LSU ALEXANDRIA-INTERIM CHANCELLOR _ A former vice chancellor at Louisiana State University is returning to the school’s Alexandria campus for his second stint as interim chancellor there.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it’s divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A Gallup poll last year found that 77% of Americans support exceptions in cases of rape and incest. There’s potential for even more division. By David Crary. Sent: 1,150 words, photos.

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