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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

_ BOJANGLES SALE: A North Carolina-based chicken-and-biscuits chain is one step closer to having new, New-York based owners.

_ POLICE SHOOTING: Police in North Carolina say a man accused of shooting and wounding a Raleigh police officer broke into an area home just beforehand and stole six guns.

_ DMV PROBE-ASHEVILLE: The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles says it has closed a license plate office in Asheville to investigate “possible violations of state law” and audit the office.

VIRGINIA

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-PAYDAY

OGDEN, Utah — Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she’s considering trying to get a job at a grocery store. Weatherly is among the 800,000 federal employees who aren’t getting paychecks for the first time Friday because of the lingering government shutdown. By Brady McCombs and Juliet Linderman. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ GORSUCH-COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

_ SEX ASSUALT: A Virginia man has been sentenced to four years in prison for the sexual assault of several children, including a 6-year-old.

_RATE ADJUSTMENT-DOMINION: Virginia regulators have scheduled a hearing to consider a request by Dominion Energy for a new rate adjustment clause designed to recover the costs of complying with state and federal environmental regulations.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ CHABAD LAWSUIT: A judge has halted a court order requiring the operators of a Jewish outreach program in Maryland to raze the addition to their Chabad house.

_ CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ASSAULTED: Authorities say a prison lockdown that lasted several days was caused by an assault on two correctional officers in Maryland.

_ 90 BIRTHDAY CANDLES-ALARM: A Maryland woman had some unexpected visitors turn up as she celebrated her 90th birthday.

_ NAKED DRIVER-POLICE CHASE: Authorities say a naked man who led law enforcement on a chase through Delaware and Pennsylvania has been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

_ STUDENT MEALS-FURLOUGHED WORKERS: A Maryland school district is raising money to help provide meals for students affected by the partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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