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

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Tuesday, August 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

_ SEA TURTLES-BRIGHT LIGHTS _ Volunteers who watch sea turtles nest fear more than 100 hatchlings were lost because they were attracted to artificial lights instead of the light of the moon.

_ ELECTIONS BOARD-CHAIR _ The North Carolina agency that sets the ground rules for elections is picking a new chair ahead of a decision on what kind of voting machines are secure against efforts to alter ballots.

_ WEST NILE VIRUS _ Officials say a mosquito in North Carolina has tested positive for West Nile virus.

_ AIRPORT WORKER KILLED _ An employee of regional carrier Piedmont Airlines has died in Charlotte after the baggage-hauling tug he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath.

VIRGINIA

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-PLACIDO DOMINGO

Nine women, including one who lives in Virginia, have told The Associated Press that they were sexually harassed by opera superstar Placido Domingo, with some of the encounters taking place at opera companies in which he held a top management position. Domingo called the allegations “deeply troubling and, as presented inaccurate,” adding “I am not someone who would intentionally harm, offend, or embarrass anyone.” By Jocelyn Gecker. Sent: 5,200 words. (2,300 word version also available on wire)

IN BRIEF:

_ TRIPLE HOMICIDE-VIRGINIA_ A plea hearing has been set for a 19-year-old Virginia man charged in a triple slaying.

_ ARMED MAN-PENTAGON _ Pentagon police say a Kentucky man with a shotgun arrived at the government facility last week and told officers he had driven through the night to attend to “liberty business” there.

_ FOOTBALL CANCELLED _ A school district in southwest Virginia has canceled its football season because it doesn’t have enough willing players.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_JOHNS HOPKINS-DOG DEATHS_ An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins University researchers over a lab experiment in which nine dogs had to be euthanized after spinal surgeries.

_ HOME INVASION-SHOOTING_ A Maryland man was shot and killed in his home during an apparent home invasion.

_ BRIDGE-GAS LEAK _ Delaware environmental officials are updating residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak last year temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge one of the busiest travel days of the year.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to metro@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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