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

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Wednesday, August 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NICHOLAS SPARKS-LAWSUIT

A trial starting Wednesday pits the former headmaster of a private Christian school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks against the author he accuses of defaming him by telling parents, a job recruiter and others that he suffered from mental illness. By Emery Dalesio. Sent: 130 words. Upcoming:

IN BRIEF:

_ OPIOID DOCTOR _ A jury has convicted a North Carolina sports medicine doctor of illegally distributing opioids through a cash-only business.

_ FALSELY LABELED CRABMEAT _ Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges that he falsely labeled $4 million worth of foreign crabmeat as produced in the U.S.

_ CIVIC CONVERSATIONS _ Looking for substantial communication that doesn’t involve cellphones or social media? North Carolina State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues is offering ways to sit down and converse about weighty topics while building positive relationships.

_ WWII VETERAN ARMORY _ The Virginia National Guard is naming an armory after a World War II veteran who was a combat medic on D-Day.

_ MURDER SUSPECT-PREGNANT WOMAN _ Police in North Carolina are searching for a man wanted in the death of a woman who they say was 24 weeks pregnant.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ CHARLOTTESVILLE HELICOPTER CRASH _ The widows of two Virginia troopers killed in a helicopter crash during a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville are now suing the state and others over their husbands’ deaths.

_ UNACOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN _ Washington, D.C., officials say they don’t support the federal government’s plan to house unaccompanied migrant children there.

_ LIQUOR SALES _ Virginia’s state-owned liquor stores had another record-breaking year and topped $1 billion in revenues.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ PRINCIPAL-POLICE-RACE _ An African-American school principal says he was degraded by a white Baltimore County police officer while he and his son watched an arrest.

_ FATAL OVERDOSE _ Federal authorities in Maryland say a drug dealer who provided the narcotics that caused the fatal overdose of a person in October 2017 has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.

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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