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

March 6, 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

COOPER BUDGET

RALEIGH, N.C. _ North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is ready to offer his ideas on how to spend state money for the next two years. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ VOTER ID-COOPER: Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says a trial judge’s ruling striking down North Carolina’s new constitutional amendment mandating photo identification to vote “has a sound basis” in the law but ultimately will be resolved by higher courts.

_ SMOKIES U: Some Middle Tennessee State University students are spending their spring break earning credits in the Smokies.

_ COERCED PROSTITUTION: A North Carolina man has been sentenced to at least 230 years in prison for coercing women into prostitution.

VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE STATUES-EXHIBIT

RICHMOND, Va. _ The angst over what to do with Confederate statues has been particularly pronounced in Richmond, a onetime capital of the Confederacy with a whole street dedicated to memorializing Civil War figures. Local artists hope a new exhibit will spark ideas about how to accurately document the city’s history while providing context about what the statues represent today. By Denise Lavoie.

IN BRIEF:

_ STATE REGULATOR: A top Virginia regulator of public utilities, financial service companies and other businesses has been sworn in.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MARYLAND DEATH-POLICE CUSTODY

GREENSBORO, Md. — Inside the home Anton Black shared with his mother, a collage of photographs pays homage to a gifted athlete and aspiring model on the verge of becoming a father. The makeshift shrine is adorned with track-and-field medals Black proudly wore in one photo. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR-JEWELRY PROPOSAL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The email from Maryland’s university system chancellor promoting a jewelry company’s charm bracelets was so unusual, it prompted a top Virginia university official to write to an aide to Chancellor Robert Caret, questioning its authenticity. By Brian Witte. SENT: 1,110 word, photos.

GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — A sprawling General Motors’ assembly plant near Youngstown will be idled on Wednesday after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly positions by months’ end. By Mark Gillispie and Tom Krisher. SENT: 520 words, photos.

IN BRIEF

_ PSYCHIATRIST LICENSE REVOCATION: A Delaware psychiatrist has lost his medical license after being accused of having sex with his patients, keeping unlicensed guns in his office and repeatedly prescribing drugs in a careless manner in the years since he sexually abused two girls.

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