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

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Wednesday, September 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SPECIAL ELECTION-NORTH CAROLINA

Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn’t erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and his party’s congressional candidates face troubling headwinds approaching 2020. By Alan Fram. Sent: 1,000 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILD DROWNING _ Police in North Carolina say a 9-year-old has died after drowning in a retention pond near his home.

_ ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING _ A North Carolina man has been charged in a shooting by his child who kicked his gun holster and wounded the child’s mother.

_ UNC VANDALISM _ Two people accused of vandalizing a memorial to enslaved and free black workers who built UNC-Chapel Hill have been ordered to pay fine and perform community service

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ OFFICER-GOLF CLUB ATTACK _ Virginia State Police say a man hit a trooper with a golf club as the officer approached his car to offer assistance.

_ FISHING CUTBACK _ Federal regulators are cutting back the amount that fishermen can harvest an economically important fish species on the East Coast.

_ REDISTRICTING REFORM _ An advocacy group that wants to overhaul of how Virginia draws its legislative and congressional maps is holding a series of town halls to promote a compromise plan state lawmakers tentatively approved earlier this year.

_ VIRGINIA TOURISM _ A new study has good news for the Richmond region’s tourism industry. Travel and tourism spending increased 5% in 2018 when compared with the previous year.

_ HEARING-RAPE KITS _ Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says consumers should be wary about a newly launched product marketed as a way for victims to self-administer a sex assault evidence kit.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

TRUMP BALTIMORE

President Donald Trump will visit Baltimore less than two months after he derided the majority-black congressional district that includes the city as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks Thursday at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner. By Regina Garcia Cano. Upcoming:

IN BRIEF:

_ MANSION MIGRATION _ A historic Maryland mansion that’s spent 250 years on the same plot has embarked on a 50-mile (80-kilometer) odyssey by land and sea to a new, quieter location.

_ CHILD FALLS 11 STORIES _ Police say a 2-year-old boy critically injured in an 11-story fall from a Maryland apartment building had climbed onto a night stand near an open window and pushed on the screen.

_ BIDEN MOTORCADE CRASH _ An attorney for a Delaware woman who filed a lawsuit over a car accident involving a Joe Biden vice presidential motorcade says the case has been resolved in mediation.

_ HURRICANE DORIAN-TURTLES _ Hurricane Dorian swept through New England over the weekend, forcing a higher than average number of animals ashore and stranding about six loggerhead sea turtles along a Delaware beach.__

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