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

August 29, 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

—NOT FENTANYL-JUST SUGAR— Private lab testing has concluded that 13 pounds (6 kilograms) of white powder seized in North Carolina wasn’t fentanyl, but rather sugar.

—POLICE SHOOTING-BURGLARY SUSPECT— Police in North Carolina say an officer shot and killed a burglary suspect.

— DEFENSE CONTRACTOR EXPANSION — Officials say a defense contractor is adding 200 jobs to its North Carolina workforce in exchange for more than $2 million in financial incentives.

— HURRICANE MATTHEW — North Carolina Republican lawmakers want to publicly talk some more about Hurricane Matthew relief and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

—CELLPHONE LOCK POUCHES— A Virginia school district will spend more than $13,000 to keep high school students off their phones during math class.

—BABY FOUND DEAD— The parents of a 4-month-old girl found dead in a Virginia motel room have been charged with child abuse.

—WILLIAM & MARY-SLAVERY MEMORIAL — The College of William & Mary is soliciting ideas for how to memorialize black Americans who were enslaved at the school.

—SUPREME COURT-CHIEF JUSTICE— The current chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia has been elected to a second term in that role.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE — A Republican has dropped out of a Maryland county executive race, leaving just one candidate in the field.

—BRIDGE NAMED-AIRMAN_The bridge serving Dover Air Force Base will be named after a Delaware airman who was killed in action in 2007.

—SLAIN TEEN-TEEN INDICTED_Authorities in Maryland say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the 2017 slaying of a 15-year-old girl.

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