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

October 10, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

FLORENCE RECOVERY AID

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is offering his proposal for what state agencies need soon to respond to the damage and displacement caused by Hurricane Florence last month. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

TROPICAL WEATHER

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Michael’s leading edge careened onto northwest Florida’s white-sand beaches as a still-growing Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, lashing the coast with tropical storm-force winds and rain and pushing a storm surge that could cause catastrophic damage well inland once it makes landfall. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.

— With: TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— ADVANCED CLASSES: North Carolina’s largest school system says a new state law is falling short of its goal of making sure bright, low-income students aren’t skipped over for advanced classes.

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VIRGINIA

OFFICE PARKS-SCHOOLS

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — On the new satellite campus of Sacred Heart University, the helicopter landing pad remains as one of the few reminders that the wooded, 69-acre property served until recently as the global headquarters for General Electric. By Michael Melia. SENT: 840 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GIRL ABDUCTED-ARREST: A man who police say has no fixed address has been charged in the abduction and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl who was walking to school.

— BABY’S BODY FOUND: A Virginia man whose toddler daughter’s body was found in a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey earlier this year has been arraigned on a count of disturbing or concealing human remains.

— PETERSBURG CITY ATTORNEY-CONVICTION: A former Petersburg city attorney convicted of fabricating racial threats to get a City Council meeting cancelled has had his law license suspended for 90 days.

— TOLL RELIEF FUND: A construction company is reimbursing tolls for drivers after one of its trucks caused a 17-hour traffic jam in Virginia.

— VIRGINIA VOTER REGISTRATION: Virginians have only a few days left to register to vote.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

UNKNOWN SOLDIER-REMAINS

WASHINGTON — Gerard Murphy never met his uncle Richard. But the Potomac, Maryland, native grew up hearing stories of the former journalist who enlisted in the Marines during World War II and disappeared during the Jan. 15, 1944, amphibious assault on the Pacific island of Saipan. By Ashraf Khalil. SENT: 660 words, photos.

AP POLL-ELECTION SECURITY

ATLANTA — With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation’s voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers, according to a poll released Wednesday. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 930 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL WORKER-SEX ABUSE: A behavioral assistant at Maryland school is accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old student who had been living with him.

— JUVENILE KILLER-COMMUTATION REQUEST: Delaware’s Board of Pardons will hear a commutation request from a man serving 35 years in prison for a murder committed when he was 17 years old.

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