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

October 5, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL SHOOTING: An autopsy report of a man found dead in a North Carolina lake says he was tied up and shot in the head with a shotgun.

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VIRGINIA

SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER

ISTANBUL — The Washington Post printed a blank column in its newspaper Friday in solidarity with a Saudi contributor who went missing while on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, raising concerns about his safety. By Ayse Wieting and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 390 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS: Virginia is awarding $6 million to public schools to pay for security upgrades.

— SCALIA LAW SCHOOL: Five Supreme Court justices helped unveil a statue of their former colleague, Antonin Scalia, at the law school that now bears his name.

— WINNING WATERMELON: A Spotsylvania County man has won first prize at the State Fair of Virginia and set a new fair record for largest watermelon.

— HISTORIC BLACK CEMETERY: The first of nine public conversations will be held in Richmond Saturday to discuss the restoration of a historic African-American cemetery.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— COUNCILMAN-POSTS ABOUT MUSLIMS: A Maryland councilman has apologized to the president of a local Muslim council for sharing social media posts some say were Islamophobic and xenophobic.

— RAPE SUSPECT: Authorities in Delaware are looking for a man accused of raping a then 6-year-old girl in 2011.

— SCHOOL -BOMB THREAT: A Delaware school district was placed on lockdown for more than an hour in response to several threats.

— PARADE GRINCH: A structurally deficient bridge is the Grinch that’s stealing one Delaware town’s Christmas parade.

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