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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

September 24, 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

TROPICAL WEATHER

BLADENBORO, N.C. —Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday. By Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner and Alan Suderman. SENT: 760 words, photos, video.

— With: TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

RALEIGH, N.C. — Several election advocacy and civil rights groups often critical of North Carolina Republican legislative policies are working to fight all six constitutional referendums GOP lawmakers put on fall ballots. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER DIES: A high school cross-country runner has collapsed at a North Carolina meet and died.

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VIRGINIA

PRISON-TAMPONS BANNED

RICHMOND, Va. — The warden of a Virginia prison has announced a new policy banning women visiting inmates from wearing tampons or menstrual cups. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

HASPEL-CIA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When foreign officials visit the CIA, they sometimes leave with a fine bottle of Kentucky bourbon, newly confirmed CIA Director Gina Haspel said Monday in her first public event in which the former undercover intelligence officer disclosed a few personal details of her life and outlined her priorities for the agency. By Bruce Schreiner. SENT: 900 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS-TEACHER: Florida education officials have permanently revoked the teaching license of a former high school music director accused of making sexual advances toward a student.

— TWO-HEADED SNAKE: A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation’s capital may be sent to an educational facility.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

BALTIMORE-OFFICER SHOT

BALTIMORE —A Baltimore police officer assigned to a crime suppression detail was injured by gunfire and the suspect who fired at him was fatally shot in an alleyway in one of the city’s rougher districts, Baltimore’s interim police chief said following a shootout Sunday evening. By David McFadden. SENT: 500 words, photos.

MARYLAND GOVERNOR-DEBATE

OWINGS MILLS, Md. —Democrat Ben Jealous used every chance to challenge Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the only debate of the Maryland governor’s race, while Hogan defended his record and said the state is better off after his first term. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,160 words, photo, video, audio.

— With: SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST, SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-TICK-TOCK

TRUMP-JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— AIR FORCE RESERVIST-CHILD RAPE: A former Dover Air Force Base reservist who impregnated a 14-year-old girl is facing sentencing for child rape.

— UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZES: Data from the Delaware Lottery show that about $2 million in prizes goes unclaimed each year.

— PSYCHIC SCAM: A convicted fraudster and self-declared psychic who pleaded guilty to stealing $340,000 from people through scams has been sentenced to six years in prison.

— WHALE SKULL: The skull of a once 20-ton (18,140-kilogram) juvenile humpback whale has been collected from the Delaware beach where the carcass was left to rot, and is destined for exhibition.

— CONVENIENCE STORE-FATAL SHOOTING: A security guard has shot and killed a 7-Eleven customer who police say was involved in a dispute with the cashier.

SPORTS:

FBN--RAVENS OFFENSE

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Joe Flacco is slinging the ball to a variety of receivers, the running game is solid and the Baltimore Ravens are ringing up touchdowns behind a revamped, effective offense. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

BBA--ORIOLES-RED SOX

UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

CAR--NASCAR-IN THE PITS

The oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway awaits NASCAR’s playoff field and the drivers are freaking out. The hybrid track will combine portions of Charlotte’s traditional speedway with a new road course through the infield. The debut race just happens to be the first elimination round of the playoffs. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBC--VIRGINIA TECH-QB SURGERY

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson has a broken left fibula and will have surgery. Coach Justin Fuente said the surgery will take place Tuesday, but gave no timetable for how long Jackson will be sidelined. Jackson, in his second season as the starter, was injured in the third quarter of the Hokies’ 49-35 loss at Old Dominion on Saturday night. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo.

BKC--NC STATE-TRANSFER HELP

RALEIGH, N.C. — Devon Daniels and C.J. Bryce worked behind the scenes as transfers sitting out during coach Kevin Keatts’ first season at North Carolina State. Keatts’ is hoping that has both of them ready to make an immediate impact in Year 2 of his tenure. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m.

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