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

May 15, 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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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA-DISPUTED ELECTION

North Carolina’s most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state’s “bathroom bill” against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent’s campaign. By EMERY DALESIO. SENT: 668 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ EX-COUNTY MANAGERS-INDICTMENTS _ The audit of a North Carolina county dealing with a public corruption scandal will cost $351,000, nearly three times more than originally quoted.

_ CRAFT BEER LIMITS _ A proposed agreement reached between North Carolina alcohol wholesalers and small breweries over who distributes their beer as they grow is on tap in a state Senate committee.

_ MOVE OVER LAW _ North Carolina law officers are trying to spread the word that motorists are required to change lanes or slow down when they near stopped patrol cars flashing emergency lights.

_ DOGFISH HARVEST _ Federal regulators say there will be a reduction this year in the harvest of a species of shark that is subject to commercial fishing. Fishermen catch spiny dogfish from Maine to North Carolina on the East Coast for use as food, though there is a limited market for the shark in the United States

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE-VIOLATAIONS _ The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Mountain Valley Pipeline have agreed the latter will pay $266,000 for environmental violations dating back to April 2018.

_ CONCEALED CARRY FEES _ A county in Virginia is moving to lower the fees on concealed handgun permits.

_ TODDLER ASSAULT DEATH _ Police in Virginia say a 17-month-old girl has died after being assaulted at a Richmond hotel.

_ APPALACHIAN TRAIL ATTACKS _ An Oklahoma man was stabbed to death in an attack on the Appalachian Trail in southwestern Virginia, federal authorities said Tuesday.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-BIDEN

Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden’s past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a “middle ground” approach to addressing climate change. His campaign sends fundraising appeals with a simple, foreboding subject line: “Joe Biden.” By JUANA SUMMERS. SENT: 850 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ HORSESHOE CRAB FENCE _ A fence has been reinstalled along a Delaware beach to keep horseshoe crabs out of a deadly marsh.

_ BALTIMORE ZOO-NEW CHIMP _ A chimpanzee named Alex is the latest new attraction at Baltimore’s zoo.

_ BAY POLICIES -ANNE ARUNDEL _ The chief executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is set to announce two new policies aimed at protecting the Chesapeake Bay.

_ XGR-DEATH PENALTY _ State lawmakers are circulating bipartisan legislation to restore capital punishment in Delaware.

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