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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

September 11, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

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DALLAS — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Dallas police officer who says she mistook his apartment for hers are criticizing an affidavit that gives a narrative of what happened. The lawyers said the arrest affidavit released Monday contradicts neighbors’ accounts. Amid their concerns, though, the district attorney said the case against Amber Guyger, who’s charged with manslaughter, will get a hard look by prosecutors and be presented to a grand jury. The victim, Botham Jean, graduated from Harding University in Arkansas. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 990 words, with photos, video. Could develop.


RALEIGH, N.C. — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Hurricane Florence’s top winds were 130 mph Tuesday morning as it strengthened off North and South Carolina. Two other storms were spinning in the Atlantic as the 2018 hurricane season reaches its peak. Isaac became a tropical storm again approaching the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene veered northward, no threat to land. In the Pacific, Olivia became a tropical storm again on a path to hit the Hawaiian islands Wednesday. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 980 words, with photos, video.





HOUSTON — A wrongful death lawsuit has filed against an FBI agent who fatally shot a hostage during a rescue mission in Houston earlier this year. UPCOMING: 250 words.





MCGREGOR, Texas — It may have taken more than 80 years but McGregor residents will finally get the shared community space they have long requested. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the city plans to spend about $2 million to redevelop a disused fertilizer and grain facility into the area’s first community center, able to host a variety of events and hopefully drive economic development, city leaders said. Dubbed The Exchange, it will be at the former Top Crop Grain & Fertilizer property at 204 W. Fourth St. The Central Texas city’s annual Founder’s Day is this Saturday. By Cassie L. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT: 640 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news & business lines. Note city’s Founder’s Day is this Saturday.


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