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

September 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TROPICAL WEATHER

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their crest. By Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner and Alan Suderman. SENT: 760 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER DIES: A high school cross-country runner has collapsed at a North Carolina meet and died.

— CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Several election advocacy and civil rights groups often critical of North Carolina Republican legislative policies are working to fight all six constitutional referendums GOP lawmakers put on fall ballots.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS-TEACHER: Florida education officials have permanently revoked the teaching license of a former high school music director accused of making sexual advances toward a student.

— TWO-HEADED SNAKE: A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation’s capital may be sent to an educational facility.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

BALTIMORE-OFFICER SHOT

BALTIMORE — A suspect died and an officer was wounded in a shootout Sunday evening in a violence-prone Baltimore district where a “crime suppression initiative” was taking place, Baltimore’s interim police chief said. SENT: 410 words.

MARYLAND GOVERNOR-DEBATE

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Democrat Ben Jealous are meeting in the only debate of the Maryland governor’s race. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,160 words, photo, video, audio.

— With: SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST, SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-TICK-TOCK

TRUMP-JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— AIR FORCE RESERVIST-CHILD RAPE: A former Dover Air Force Base reservist who impregnated a 14-year-old girl is facing sentencing for child rape.

— UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZES: Data from the Delaware Lottery show that about $2 million in prizes goes unclaimed each year.

— PSYCHIC SCAM: A convicted fraudster and self-declared psychic who pleaded guilty to stealing $340,000 from people through scams has been sentenced to six years in prison.

— WHALE SKULL: The skull of a once 20-ton (18,140-kilogram) juvenile humpback whale has been collected from the Delaware beach where the carcass was left to rot, and is destined for exhibition.

— CONVENIENCE STORE-FATAL SHOOTING: A security guard has shot and killed a 7-Eleven customer who police say was involved in a dispute with the cashier.

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