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

December 5, 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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LUMBERTON, N.C.— One of two men serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Michael Jordan’s father is slated to begin his latest bid to convince a court that he didn’t do it. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— XGR-VOTER ID: Legislation designed to carry out a new constitutional amendment requiring photo identification to vote in person in North Carolina is closing in on another key General Assembly vote.

— MISSING GIRL-NORTH CAROLINA: The FBI continues its search for a suspect in the disappearance and death of a North Carolina teenage girl.

— SCHOOL FIGHT-STUDENTS ARRESTED: Six students who got into a fight at a North Carolina high school have been arrested, and one has been charged with assault on a government official.



—WINTRY WEATHER-APPALACHIA: Residents in portions of Appalachia could be digging out from a midweek snowstorm.

— LOTTERY SALES: Virginia’s state-run lottery recently had its best month ever in its 30-year history.

— SEISMIC TESTING CONCERNS-VIRGINIA: Environmental groups in Virginia are criticizing the Trump Administration’s decision to allow the use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas deposits under the Atlantic Ocean.

— DRUG RING: Authorities in Virginia say a woman convicted of dog fighting has been arrested and charged with trafficking drugs from her beach-front home.



— RESTAURANT DEPOT SHOOTING: Baltimore police are looking for two suspects in an early morning warehouse shooting stemming from an attempted robbery.

— OFFICER RIDES FLEEING CAR: Maryland State Police say a woman fleeing a crash tried to hit an off-duty police officer, who then clung onto the car while talking to authorities.

— MISSING DOG: A Delaware woman has been reunited with her missing Pomeranian named Jakey, who she believed was dead but was really adopted out to someone else.

— DOCTOR-FRAUD CHARGES: A federal judge in Delaware has scheduled a May sentencing for a Maryland doctor who was charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud and making false statements on loan applications.

— ARMED ROBBERY SPREE: A federal jury has convicted a Maryland man who committed three armed robberies in less than one hour.


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