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

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Friday, November 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TEACHING IMPEACHMENT

The House impeachment inquiry into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine has become a teachable moment in classrooms around the country as educators incorporate the events often hundreds of miles away in Washington into their lesson plans. By Martha Waggoner. Sent: 1,200 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ PEDESTRIAN STRUCK THREE TIMES _ Police in North Carolina say a man who was hit by three cars while trying to cross the street has serious injuries.

VIRGINIA

ELECTIONS 2019-VIRGINIA-SHIFTING POWER

Tuesday’s elections will further increase the diversity in Virginia’s legislature, leading to shifts in the power centers. President Donald Trump’s election and Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal are big reasons why. By Alan Suderman.

IN BRIEF:

_ NORTHAM JOBS _ A peanut company in southside Virginia is expanding operations.

_ MINE RECLAMATION _ Virginia has received 18 requests for funding under a new pilot program that will dole out millions of dollars to reclaim abandoned coal mines.

_ GUN-FILLED HOME _ A Virginia man has been sentenced to almost eight years in prison for allowing Longwood University students to regularly smoke marijuana in his weapon-filled home.

_ CYBERSTALKING _ A Virginia man has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for cyberstalking his ex-girlfriends and sending nude photos of them to their families, friends and even a church.

_ TRANSLATOR-FALSE STATEMENTS _ A former FBI translator charged with altering transcripts after his own voice was caught on intercepts with terrorism suspects is expected to enter a guilty plea.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILD PORN-SENTENCE _ A man who was employed by the U.S. Navy when he coerced children into sending him sexually explicit videos and photos has been sentenced in Maryland to 40 years in federal prison.

_ BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING _ The Universities at Shady Grove have opened a new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering building.

_ LANDFILL EMISSIONS _ The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says a county landfill has been exceeding air emissions limits for more than a year.

_ MARYLAND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM CHANCELLOR _ The president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has been tapped to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland next summer.

_ FATAL SHOOTING-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL _ A former custodian charged in the fatal shooting of man outside a Delaware elementary school has been acquitted of murder.

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