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

February 5, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_ SHRIMP TRAWLER WRECK: Three crew members of a shrimp trawler that wrecked off the coast of North Carolina have been found alive.

_ POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities in North Carolina say a police officer shot and wounded a suspect.

_ SUPER BOWL-PATIENT DEATH: A man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl secured tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta.

_ STUDENT’S CLOSET-INTRUDER: A college student says she found a man in her closet wearing her clothes.

VIRGINIA

GOVERNOR-KLAN-BLACKFACE

RICHMOND, Va. —Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clung to his office Tuesday amid intense political fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook and uncertainty about the future of the state’s government. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 890 words.

DEMOCRATS-ZERO TOLERANCE

The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page featured a person in blackface standing next to a person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Democratic activists and presidential contenders quickly called for his resignation. By the time the Democratic governor held a press conference to defend himself, both the national and state party had also demanded he leave. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,100 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ SHOOTOUT-TROOPER KILLED: Authorities in Virginia say a state trooper and a suspect were killed in a shootout during a drug investigation.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS-GOVERNOR: A measure to allow federal employees who must work during a government shutdown without pay to collect unemployment benefits is getting a hearing in a Maryland Senate committee.

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