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


Wednesday, October 9, 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.

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_ SOLDIER SEXUAL ASSAULT _ U.S. Army criminal investigators have arrested a deployed soldier from North Carolina who is accused of raping an Alabama college student last year.

_ APPALACHIA INVESTMENT _ The Appalachian Regional Commission has announced $44.4 million for 54 projects affecting coal-impacted communities in Appalachian states.



Virginia’s legislative elections is the marquee warm up for the 2020 election cycle as both parties and their deep-pocketed allies looking to refine their message, fundraising and ground game. By Alan Suderman. Upcoming:


_ TRAUMA IN SCHOOLS-FORUM _ The Virginia Education Association will host a community forum to address the growing issue of trauma in schools.

_ GRADUATION RATES-RICHMOND _ New data show the capital of Virginia’s already state-low high school graduation rate has fallen again.

_ TEACHER OF THE YEAR _ A high school English teacher from southwest Virginia has won the state teacher of the year award.

_ VIRGINIA STATE-BAND HAZING _ Virginia State University has suspended its marching band over hazing allegations.

_ FALWELL LAWSUIT _ Jerry Falwell Jr. has settled a federal lawsuit involving a Florida real estate venture.



_ HUMAN TRAFFICKING-BROTHEL _ Baltimore police say two women have been rescued and four people arrested in connection to a suspected human trafficking operation targeting undocumented Hispanic immigrants.

_ ILLEGAL DUMPING-ASBESTOS _ Transportation officials in Delaware say trash dumped along the side of the road has become an increasing health and safety concern.

_ MARYLAND FIRST LADY-SERVICE _ Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan will help serve meals to cancer patients as part of the Day to Serve Maryland Initiative.

_ DOGS SEIZED-TRIAL _ A woman accused of keeping 310 dogs in awful conditions at a Maryland puppy mill has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

_ SCHOOL BOARD-SEX ASSAULT _ A Delaware school board is asking for the resignation of a member who has been arrested on more than a dozen felony child sex assault charges, including second-degree rape.

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