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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

December 7, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to:

The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org

The South Carolina AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau at 504-523-3931 or nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau at 601-948-5897 or jkme@ap.org

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org. Administrative Correspondent Rebecca Santana can be reached at 504-523-3931 or rsantana@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

IN BRIEF:

_ AIR FORCE-CHILD EXPLOITATION _ An FBI sex sting has snared a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, now accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a hotel after the two talked online.

_ DRUG ARREST _ Authorities say a 25-year-old woman from Texas has been sentenced to 32 years in prison after police found nearly $7 million in heroin in a hidden compartment under her child’s seat after a South Carolina traffic stop.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

TOO TALL FLAGPOLE

CHARLESTON, S.C. _ A zoning board has ruled a man’s flagpole in his Charleston backyard is too tall. The Post and Courier reports the Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals ruled that David Abdo either has to remove or shorten the 60-foot tall pole at his home near the Intracoastal Waterway. Abdo’s lawyer argued the pole and the American flag on it was a monument to the military service of his father-in-law and brother-in-law. SENT: 257 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ NUCLEAR REACTORS-SOUTH CAROLINA _ South Carolina regulators will meet next week to set new power rates for customers of a private utility stuck paying for two nuclear reactors that were never finished.

_ DRUG ARREST _ Authorities say a 25-year-old woman from Texas has been sentenced to 32 years in prison after police found nearly $7 million in heroin in a hidden compartment under her child’s seat after a South Carolina traffic stop.

_ OVERSIGHT PANEL-INCUMBENT JUDGE _ A South Carolina state judicial oversight panel has found an incumbent Spartanburg judge unqualified to run for re-election.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

_ METEOROLOGIST-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE _ A former meteorologist well-known in Alabama has been charged with domestic violence and stalking.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

_ TRUCK-DRUGS _ Louisiana State Police say a trooper found more than 41 pounds of marijuana in a truck during a traffic stop.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSISSIPPI CUSTODY DEATH _ A man has died in police custody in Grenada, Mississippi, and five officers have been placed on administrative leave.

_ CHILDREN’S HOME-ABUSE _ A former house parent at a Mississippi children’s home has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the sexual abuse of three girls.

_ ROAD GRANTS _ Two Mississippi roads are getting federal grants for improvements.

_ DEER DISEASE _ Officials say a fourth case of a debilitating deer disease may have been found in Mississippi.

_ INMATE DEATH _ A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections says an inmate has been found unresponsive in his cell.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to

The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

The South Carolina AP Bureau: apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau: apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau: nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@ap.org

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