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

April 3, 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

BIG DONOR-NORTH CAROLINA-INDICTMENTS

RALEIGH, N.C. — In a series of clandestine meetings in closed restaurants and small airport terminals, the pressured insurance magnate and his associates offered North Carolina’s insurance commissioner money for special treatment, federal prosecutors say. By Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 930 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DOGFISH HARVEST: Federal fishing regulators say they’re reducing the quota for a small species of shark that is fished commercially off the East Coast.

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA-VETO SESSION

RICHMOND, Va. _ Virginia lawmakers will take up Gov. Ralph Northam’s vetoes and suggested amendments Wednesday during a one-day session. They include a tax hike on gas to pay for improvements to I-81 and banning the use of hand-held cellphones on state roads. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

BALTIMORE UPHEAVAL

BALTIMORE — Baltimore already faced daunting challenges: soaring violent crime, a thriving drug economy and poverty so intense that some derelict neighborhoods look like they were hit by a plague. Now, Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a strange scandal, sucking attention away from those core issues while embarrassing Maryland’s biggest city on a national scale. By David McFadden. SENT: 920 words.

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