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

August 2, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

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




— WATER PLANT-TOXIC CHEMICALS: A North Carolina city has stopped pumping water from a water treatment plant after finding high levels of toxic chemicals, perhaps from firefighting foam.

— SHELLFISH INITIATIVE: North Carolina is joining a national effort that focuses on the importance of shellfish to the environment and economy.




ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers to pay for high-end suits and more than $3 million in improvements at his various houses, witnesses testified on the second day of his financial fraud trial. By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 900 words, photo, video, audio.


— SPACE STATION CHAT: Some high school students in Virginia are getting a chance to chat with an astronaut on the International Space Station.

— MAILING METH: A California man convicted of mailing methamphetamine to West Virginia and Virginia has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

— NORTHAM JOBS: A new cidery is planned in Southwest Virginia as part of an effort at revitalizing a struggling town.

— CHARLOTTESVILLE-CITY ATTORNEY: Charlottesville has a new city attorney.




SILVER SPRING, Md. — Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event’s page this week, saying it and others had been created by “bad actors” misusing the social media platform. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 830 words, photo.


— BALTIMORE POLICE-TAX FILINGS: A Baltimore police deputy commissioner had failed to file his business property taxes on time, despite the recent tax problems that led to the commissioner of the troubled department’s departure.

— PRIEST ASSAULTED: The elderly Catholic priest who was assaulted and doused in wine inside his church is out of the intensive care unit.


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