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

May 14, 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

Republicans are deciding Tuesday who should carry their party’s banner in a high-profile special election for a North Carolina congressional seat vacant since last year’s election was deemed tainted by fraud. By EMERY DALESIO. SENT: 700 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FRACKING COMMISSION _ The state commission directed to regulate oil and gas fracking that could someday rise in North Carolina is sorting out regulation of the nascent industry.

_ MIDDLE SCHOOL GUN STORAGE _ A North Carolina teacher is accused of storing a student’s gun in her classroom.

_ KENTUCKY SLAYINGS-PILOT CHARGED _ Kentucky’s attorney general says a pilot charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of three people is scheduled for a court appearance next week. He was living in North Carolina at the time of his indictment.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ NORTHAM JOBS _ Virginia beat out Texas, Utah and New York to land a new office of a start-up credit card company.

_ VCU ADMIN SLAIN _ A Virginia woman has been found dead in a bathtub at her Richmond home, and police are now investigating her death as a homicide.

_ DEFENDANT-900 POUNDS _ A hearing scheduled in Virginia in a cocaine conspiracy case has been delayed after the 900-pound defendant had to be taken to the hospital.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ MARYLAND MEDICAL BOARD _ A former board member of the University of Maryland Medical System who resigned amid a scandal involving former Mayor Catherine Pugh has now resigned from the university’s Board of Regents as well.

_ BALTIMORE FENTANYL PROSECUTIONS _ A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging eight Baltimore residents with participating in a fentanyl and heroin ring.

_ NAVAL ACADEMY-SEA TRIALS _ The U.S. Naval Academy’s freshmen class will be going through the annual Sea Trials training exercise.

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