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

April 16, 2019

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

IN BRIEF:

_ XGR -ABORTION _ North Carolina Republican lawmakers could soon reach their first legislative showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper since his party increased House and Senate seat totals during the last elections.

_ TRIPLE SLAYING _ A North Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison for the triple murder of his neighbors who had accused him of child molestation.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ HEALTH FOCUS GROUPS _ Virginia health officials are offering six regional opportunities for residents to join a focus group or participate in a personal interview to discuss health issues.

_ NEW BUSINESS SCHOOL DEAN _ The University of Richmond in Virginia has announced its new business school dean.

_ DEPUTY INJURED-CRASH _ Virginia State Police say a sheriff’s deputy has been injured in a car crash.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MARYLAND SPEAKER-FUNERAL

Funeral services are scheduled for Michael Busch, the longest-serving Maryland House speaker in the state’s history. By BRIAN WITTE. UPCOMING: By 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ DELAWARE JOBS-ACORNS _ The micro-investment company Acorns says it plans to hire up to 50 employees at a new office in northern Delaware within the next year.

_ XGR-HUMAN TRAFFICKING _ The state Senate is set to vote on a bill aimed at helping victims of human trafficking in Delaware.

_ MARYLAND SPEAKER-FUNERAL _ With pomp and sorrow, House Speaker Michael Busch will be laid to rest in Maryland’s capital.

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