AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. —Their numbers may be dwindling, but the United Daughters of the Confederacy still have some fight in them. The 124-year-old group that helped erect Confederate monuments across the country is now going to court to keep them from being pulled down. In cases against local governments in Louisiana and Texas, UDC chapters claim to even own the public lands beneath their memorials. By Allen G. Breed. SENT: 1,920 words, photos, video.
RALEIGH, N.C. — State commissions that regulate child care, hand out clear-water grants and license private investigators are the latest flashpoint in a power struggle between North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-dominated legislature. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.
— MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS: The Marine Corps is changing commanders in charge of preparing its special operations units for action.
— ECU-GREEK LIFE: A sorority at a North Carolina college has been suspended for three years for hazing.
— AMAZON-NORTH CAROLINA: A North Carolina town will be the site of a new Amazon distribution center that officials say will lead to hundreds of millions in investment and the creation of more than a thousand jobs.
— MAIL THEFT: A North Carolina mail carrier has acknowledged stealing mailed gifts.
CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Community activists discuss their plans to mark the anniversary of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence there last summer. Participants include representatives of Black Lives Matter Charlottesville, Congregate Charlottesville, Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville and UVA Students United. By Michael Kunzelman. UPCOMING: 250 words by 6 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE HOUSE RALLY
WASHINGTON — Government and police officials in the nation’s capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend’s planned white nationalist rally without violence. Meanwhile Washington’s robust local activist community is also gearing up for counter-protests. By Ashraf Khalil. SENT: 300 words.
RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing a plan to use extra state revenue from federal tax cuts to give a tax break to low- and moderate-income families. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 250 words.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Prosecutors were poised Friday to wrap up their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, but the sometimes dramatic proceedings hit some unexpected delays after court opened. By Stephen Braun, Chad Day and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.
— With: TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT-THE LATEST
— DRUGGED GIRLS-PORNOGRAPHY: A 30-year-old South Texas man must serve life in federal prison for a child pornography case involving girls who said they were drugged and sexually assaulted.
— CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is offering two free history programs for children during Civil War Weekend.
— HIDDEN FIGURES-CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL: The U.S. Senate may award a Congressional Gold Medal to the women portrayed in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures.”
— REDISTRICTING FEES: Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is disputing a $4 million request for legal fees from a private law firm that recently won a redistricting case.
LANDOVER, Md. — A police officer in a Maryland suburb of Washington fatally shot a man when he reached for a gun in his waistband during a struggle, Prince George’s County police Chief Hank Stawinski said. SENT: 300 words.
— HELICOPTER-HARD LANDING: A helicopter with a student pilot and an instructor aboard made a hard landing at a small airport in southern New Jersey, leaving both injured and the aircraft on its side.
— BITCOIN SHAKEDOWN: Men in a wealthy Washington suburb have been receiving letters threatening to expose their dark secrets to their wives.
— RIVER DEBRIS-KAYAKER DEAD: Officials say a kayaker died after hitting debris in a Maryland river and overturning.
— BASKETBALL PLAYER-RAPE CHARGE: A former University of Maryland basketball player charged with rape will be allowed to leave the country to play professionally in Poland.
— POLICE IMPERSONATION: Police in Delaware say a man impersonating a law enforcement officer pulled over a woman and frisked her.
BALTIMORE — Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and the first-place Boston Red Sox face the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a four-game series between teams on the opposite end of the standings in the AL East. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Bronco Mendenhall know there’s a risk when going all in on the performance of a few players to determine his team’s success. The third-year Virginia coach is doing it anyway when it comes to quarterback Bryce Perkins, receiver Olamide Zaccheaus and running back Jordan Ellis. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke freshman R.J. Barrett gets a homecoming game before his college career formally begins. The native of Canada will be the center of attention when the Blue Devils play three exhibition games next week in Toronto and Montreal. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.
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