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

February 21, 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

ELECTION 2018-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C.— When the Republican narrowly leading the country’s last undecided congressional election asks North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner, he’ll have to overcome testimony from a compelling witness — his son. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 650 words, photos. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE CRUISER-TRAIN: A train in North Carolina has hit a parked police cruiser, but no injuries have been reported.

_ TRANSGENDER INMATE TRANSFER: A transgender woman convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men’s prison in North Carolina despite her repeated requests to transfer to women’s housing.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ SCALLOP HARVEST: This year’s Atlantic sea scallop fishing year begins in several weeks, and federal regulators are proposing new management measures for the valuable fishery.

_ OFFICER SHOT-VIRGINIA: A $10,000 reward is being offered for a West Virginia man who is a suspect in the shooting of a Virginia police officer.

_ VIRGINIA TECH-INNOVATION CAMPUS: The city of Alexandria will hold a virtual information session with Virginia Tech to outline plans for the university’s planned Innovation Campus.

_ WINTER WEATHER RESPONSE: The commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation says it cost about $1 million per hour for the agency to respond to this week’s snowstorm in northern Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

COAST GUARD LIEUTENANT-HIT LIST

WASHINGTON — A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 690 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CAR POND-DROWNING: Police in Delaware say a woman whose car rolled over into a creek has died.

_ DEATH PENALTY RULING-DEFENDANT: A murder suspect whose case led to Delaware’s death penalty being overturned by the state Supreme Court is facing sentencing after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

_ DOCTOR-CHILD SEX MISCONDUCT: A Maryland allergy doctor has lost his license over what the state Board of Physicians determined was immoral and sexual misconduct with three teenage girls.

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