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

January 8, 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

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-PROTEST

DURHAM _ A North Carolina city where protesters tore down a Confederate statue in 2017 will announce its recommendation of what to do with the monument and its empty pedestal. By JONATHAN DREW. By 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ TEACHER-NON-VERBAL CHILD-ASSAULT: A North Carolina teacher who works with disabled students is accused of hitting a nonverbal child in her class.

_ SCHOOL BUS STOP SHOOTING: Police in North Carolina say a student has been shot near a school bus stop in Charlotte.

_ BODY FOUND-MAN CHARGED: Police say a woman was found dead in a North Carolina residence after a man turned himself in to law enforcement in the nation’s capital.

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA-PIPELINE PROTEST-COMPRESSOR STATION

RICHMOND _ A Virginia air pollution panel is set to take a vote Monday on a key permit for a major natural gas pipeline. By ALAN SUDERMAN. By 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS-STEWART: The Virginia Republican who lost last year’s U.S. Senate race says he’s leaving politics “until and unless the Commonwealth is ready” for his views.

_SPECIAL ELECTION: A special election is set to decide who replaces new U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton in the Virginia state senate.

_CAR DEALERSHIP DEATH: Police in Virginia say a man has died in a workplace accident at a Richmond car dealership.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

XGR-OPENING DAY

DOVER, Del. _ Delaware lawmakers convene a new session of the General Assembly with a host of new faces, and a few old issues likely to be revisited. By RANDALL CHASE

IN BRIEF:

_ FLU DEATHS: Public health officials say two more people have died from the flu in Delaware, bringing this flu season’s death toll in the state to five.

_ FATAL FIRE LAWSUIT: A lawsuit alleges that the city of Wilmington, former Mayor Dennis Williams and others are to blame for the deaths of three firefighters and the severe injury of another.

_ MARYLAND DEMOCRATS-LUNCH: Rep. Adam Schiff is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Maryland Democratic Party’s annual legislative luncheon in Annapolis.

_ BURNED CARS: A Baltimore woman accused of burning parked cars in a historic city neighborhood has been found unfit for trial.

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