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

April 1, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_UNC VANDALISM: The interim chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill says “racist language” has been found on a monument dedicated to the people of color who helped create the university.

_ THEATER-JOHN LEGUIZAMO: John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road.

_ COURT OF APPEALS-HUNTER: A veteran jurist on North Carolina’s appeals courts is returning to private law practice with his age-mandated departure from the bench.

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA LT GOVERNOR-ACCUSER

RICHMOND, Va. —One of the two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says his response has been “disgraceful, irresponsible and manipulative.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SCHOOL BOARD-MEETING VIOLATIONS: The school board of Norfolk, Virginia, has once again held a meeting in violation of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ TEENS FOOTBALL-HAZING RAPE: Officials at a Maryland high school waited hours to tell police that a football player had been credibly accused of raping a teammate with a broomstick, despite an agreement with police requiring the immediate reporting of sexual assaults.

_ GM PLANT CLOSINGS-LAWSUIT: Attorneys for General Motors have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the automaker sidestepped an agreement with union workers through its plans to idle three plants, including one in Ohio.

_ PRISON DISTURBANCE-DELAWARE: A judge is meeting with attorneys after prosecutors dismissed all but three remaining cases against inmates charged in a deadly riot at Delaware’s maximum-security prison.

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