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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

November 7, 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

ELECTION 2018-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. —North Carolina Democrats could count Tuesday’s election results in state government a success as they collected at least 11 additional legislative seats and broke the GOP’s veto-proof majority in the House. Final tabulations could mean they make a similar breakthrough in the Senate. Regardless, the election means Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his allies will have a seat at the negotiating table if Republicans want to get things done in the next two years. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 870 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words.

— With: ELECTION 2018-NORTH CAROLINA-NEWSGUIDE

HOT TUB DEATH

RALEIGH, N.C. — A man who murdered two of his wives in two states could be released from a North Carolina prison, potentially cutting short his life sentence after more than 22 years. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— GIRL KIDNAPPED: The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.

— PENIS AMPUTATED-PRISONS: A North Carolina man says he lost his penis to cancer that went undiagnosed while he spent months in local jails and federal prison.

— ELECTIONS 2018-NORTH CAROLINA-WAKE SHERIFF: The longtime sheriff in North Carolina’s Wake County lost his bid for re-election to a former deputy.

— ELECTION 2018-MISSING VOTES: An election official in a North Carolina county says there’s a discrepancy in votes collected at a one-stop voting site.

— BRUSHY KNOB-CONSERVATION: A new purchase by a North Carolina-based land trust has expanded protection of the “Seven Sisters,” a string of mountain summits officially known as the Middle Mountains.

VIRGINIA

ELECTION 2018-VIRGINIA

RICHMOND, Va. —Virginia will return to the forefront of political focus as the state gears up for 2019 state legislative races to determine control of the General Assembly. The off-year elections have previously served as laboratories for national groups trying to fine tune messaging and methods ahead of a presidential election. Another strong showing by Democrats in the midterm elections will leave Republican scrambling to find a way to hold on to their narrow majority in both the state House and state Senate. By Alan Suderman and Matthew Barakat. SENT: 670 words, photos. Will be updated.

— With: ELECTION 2018-VIRGINIA-THE LATEST, ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-VIRGINIA, ELECTION 2018-VIRGINIA-NEWS GUIDE, ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-VIRGINIA

EXCHANGE-CENTENARIAN-NEW CITIZEN

FAIRFAX, Va. — When Maria Valles Vda De Bonilla moved to the United States from El Salvador 16 years ago — at age 90 — there was one thing she requested: to become a citizen. She wanted to be able to vote in the adopted country she loves, something she was never able to do in El Salvador — first because it wasn’t legal for women to vote, and later because the polling locations were too far away and the journey was unsafe. By Allison Klein of The Washington Post.

IN BRIEF:

— STATE SENATE ELECTION: A Virginia Democrat is announcing her candidacy for a soon-to-be vacant state Senate seat.

— MARIJUANA MOM: A Virginia woman who pleaded guilty to giving her three children marijuana has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.

— SCHOOL OFFICER-SUSPENDED: A teen has obtained a protective order against a school resource officer who’s been suspended by a Virginia sheriff’s office.

— CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-PROTEST: A Virginia man has taken a plea deal in connection with an assault on a marcher in last year’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

ELECTION 2018-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Republican Gov. Larry Hogan won an impressive re-election in a heavily Democratic state, but Democrats held onto to strong control in the state legislature, suggesting voters appreciate bipartisanship at home instead of the partisanship of nearby Washington. By Brian Witte. SENT: 910 words, photos. Will be updated.

— With: ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-MARYLAND, ELECTION 2018-MARYLAND-NEWSGUIDE

ELECTION 2018-DELAWARE

WILMINGTON, Del.— Key takeaways from Tuesday’s election, including an interview with the state House speaker regarding the Democrats’ super-majority there. After strengthening their position in the state, the Democrats will choose caucus leadership on Wednesday. By Randall Chase. SENT: 590 words, photo. Will be updated.

— With: ELECTION 2018-DELAWARE-NEWSGUIDE

IN BRIEF:

— DELAWARE-FATAL CRASH: Court records show a man involved in a head-on Delaware crash that killed five members of a New Jersey family has been indicted.

— BALTIMORE-POLICE OVERSIGHT: Baltimore’s top lawyer is pushing back against a police watchdog board’s attempt to sue police to obtain internal disciplinary files.

— BUS CRASH: Authorities say at least three people were injured when a school bus crashed in Maryland.

— OFFICER STRUCK: Baltimore police san an officer was struck by a car while responding to a call.

— DOUBLE SHOOTING: Two men have been arrested and charged in a Delaware shooting that wounded two people.

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