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

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Wednesday, June 12, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MUSLIM STUDENTS SLAIN

The North Carolina man charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students was expected in court Wednesday to enter a plea more than four years after the slayings that the victims’ families blamed on bigotry. By EMERY DALESIO. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING:

IN BRIEF:

_XGR-SHERIFFS-ICE_ North Carolina legislation designed to address recent decisions by some new North Carolina sheriffs to stop assisting federal immigration agents is resurfacing in a committee.

_ STUDENT SLAIN _ A North Carolina man who received a life sentence for murder in 2011 is no longer behind bars.

_ DEMENTIA-MISSING WOMAN FOUND _ An 85-year-old woman with dementia was found alive but dehydrated in North Carolina four days after she went missing in South Carolina.

_ NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR _ The General Assembly has cleaned up the composition of six boards and commissions that North Carolina judges ruled were unconstitutional because the governor lacked enough control over them.

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA PRIMARY ELECTION

RICHMOND, Va. _ Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win back suburban voters who have fled the party in the Trump era: Democrats. The latest instance was Tuesday’s primary election victory by a former lawmaker who once spent his nights in jail and his days at the legislature because of a sex scandal involving a teenager. Democrats are hopeful that Trump’s own scandals outweigh their own and the anti-Trump wave that has powered the last two election cycles powers this year’s. By ALAN SUDERMAN. UPCOMING:

IN BRIEF:

_ MAN KILLS RELATIVE _ A Virginia man will serve almost 20 years in prison for shooting his brother-in-law while they were working at a construction site together.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ MARYLAND-CHILD PORN PLEA _ 35-year-old Maryland man who is a former employee of the U.S. Navy has pleaded guilty to child pornography offenses.

_ XGR-MINIMUM WAGE _ A proposal to increase Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour is getting its first legislative hearing.

_ PLANNED PARENTHOOD-POLITICAL GROUP_ Planned Parenthood says it is launching a regional political advocacy group to help protect abortion rights in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia.

_ XGR-TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUND _ House lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a bill creating a new transportation infrastructure fund for Delaware.

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