AP-NC--North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.
Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
MILITARY KIDS-SEX ASSAULT
JACKSONVILLE — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found. Reports of assaults and rapes among kids on military bases often die on the desks of prosecutors, even when an attacker confesses. Other cases don’t make it that far because criminal investigators shelve them, despite requirements they be pursued. By Justin Pritchard And Reese Dunklin. SENT: 2,520 words. AP Photos TXBS302, TXBS305, TXBS303, TXBS304.
— MILITARY KIDS-SEX ASSAULT-ABRIDGED. SENT: 950 words.
— MILITARY KIDS-SEX ASSAULT-NORTH CAROLINA, from FORT BRAGG — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other kids on base. SENT: 130 words.
FROM AP MEMBERS:
— BRIDGE CLOSED, from COLUMBIA — Road crews are closing a major bridge to the North Carolina Outer Banks so they can renovate the parts that help open the drawbridge. SENT: 130 words.
— BURR-WAKE FOREST, from WINSTON-SALEM — North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr will leave his official congressional papers, photos and other documents with his alma mater. SENT: 130 words.
— OFFICER-JAYWALKER BEATEN, from ASHEVILLE — A North Carolina prosecutor has dropped 27 cases initiated by a white police officer shown on video beating a black man accused of jaywalking. SENT: 130 words.
— PRO WRESTLER-DWI CHARGE, from CONCORD — Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy has been charged with DWI in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 130 words.
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