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

May 2, 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

NORTH CAROLINA-BUDGET

Fashioning a North Carolina state government budget for the next two years takes a big step forward with the full House ready to consider a proposal. The House scheduled floor debate on Thursday to consider amendments and hold the first of two required votes on the spending plan. By GARY ROBERTSON. UPCOMING:

IN BRIEF:

_ RED WOLVES-LINCOLN PARK ZOO _ Four pups of a critically endangered species in North Carolina of wolf have been born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

_ HOUSE BUDGET _ Fashioning a North Carolina government budget for the next two years takes a big step forward with the full House ready to consider a proposal.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATION _ A Virginia Commonwealth University professor is suing the school over his suspension regarding allegations that he racially profiled a visiting black professor; meanwhile some students are calling for his termination.

_ OLIVER HILL COURTHOUSE _ Roanoke has officially renamed the city’s courthouse after civil rights leader Oliver Hill.

_ MAN KILLED-GLASS_ A Virginia man was crushed to death when plate glass he was loading onto a truck fell on top of him.

_ BASS OVERFISHED _ Interstate fishing managers say a popular species of bass is overfished, and the harvest needs to be cut back.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

BALTIMORE-EMBATTLED MAYOR

A lawyer for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is widely expected to announce her resignation at an afternoon press conference held a week after FBI and IRS agents raided her homes and City Hall offices. By DAVID McFADDEN. UPCOMING:

IN BRIEF:

_ EAGLES FOUND DEAD _ A great horned owl and at least seven bald eagles have been found dead along Maryland’s Eastern Shore this year, reminding officials of the eagles found fatally poisoned in the area in 2016.

_ CONSTRUCTION WORKER SLAYING _ The attorney for a Washington, D.C., man charged in the fatal shooting of a construction worker from Maryland says his client acted in self-defense.

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