BC-VA--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 6 pm, VA


Tuesday, May 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.

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RALEIGH, N.C. _ Republicans are deciding who should carry their party’s banner in a high-profile special election Tuesday for a North Carolina congressional seat that has remained vacant since last year’s election was deemed tainted by fraud. The in-person balloting by Republican and unaffiliated voters in the 9th Congressional District follows two weeks of early voting to decide which of 10 GOP candidates will face Democrat Dan McCready. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 690 words, AP Photos. Will be updated after polls close at 7:30 p.m.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ Much of the surge in North Carolina income tax collections this spring can’t be counted on to repeat in 2020 and 2021, state government economists said Tuesday. That could limit options on further spending or tax breaks in the upcoming two-year budget. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


_ CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA _ The board governing North Carolina’s public universities has again pushed back its deadline for deciding what to do with a Confederate monument at its flagship campus.

_ COLLEGE CAMPUS SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA _ One of the victims of a shooting at a North Carolina university has posted a video on social media showing him taking his first steps since last month’s incident.

_ CBD OIL ARREST-DISNEY _ A 69-year-old woman is demanding an apology for her arrest at a Walt Disney World security checkpoint last month after a guard found CBD oil while searching her purse.

_ INMATE ESCAPES-NORTH CAROLINA _ An inmate has escaped from the same North Carolina jail where five inmates broke out in March.

_ TORNADO-NORTH CAROLINA _ Officials say that a tornado roared through Wake County, North Carolina for up to eight miles, uprooting trees and damaging houses and roads throughout the town of Zebulon. No injuries have been reported.

_ CLERGY ABUSE-CHARLOTTE _ The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte will publish a list of clergy members who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse, following other U.S. dioceses.

_ FRACKING COMMISSION _ The state commission directed to regulate oil and gas fracking that could someday rise in North Carolina is sorting out regulation of the nascent industry.

_ MIDDLE SCHOOL GUN STORAGE _ A North Carolina teacher is accused of storing a student’s gun in her classroom.

_ KENTUCKY SLAYINGS-PILOT CHARGED _ Kentucky’s attorney general says a pilot charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of three people is scheduled for a court appearance next week. He was living in North Carolina at the time of his indictment.



UNDATED _ Two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met them through the traveling show, authorities in Virginia say. James Michael Wright, 23, is accused of killing the women in February and March near his home in a far western corner of rural Virginia. By Ben Finley. SENT: 620 words, AP Photo.


RICHMOND, Va. _ Federal authorities have released the identity of a hiker who was stabbed to death in an attack on the Appalachian Trail in southwestern Virginia. The FBI and U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said 43-year-old Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. of Oklahoma died of injuries he received Saturday. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


_ MUSLIM LAWMAKER-SHARIA _ A newly elected Virginia state House delegate who is Muslim said he was harassed by protesters and asked how he planned to implement Sharia law at his first town hall.

_ CARNIVAL WORKER-SLAYINGS _ Authorities in Virginia have linked the slayings of two missing women and a missing teenage girl to a carnival worker who met the victims through the traveling show.

_ NORTHAM JOBS _ Virginia beat out Texas, Utah and New York to land a new office of a start-up credit card company.

_ VCU ADMIN SLAIN _ A Virginia woman has been found dead in a bathtub at her Richmond home, and police are now investigating her death as a homicide.

_ DEFENDANT-900 POUNDS _ A hearing scheduled in Virginia in a cocaine conspiracy case has been delayed after the 900-pound defendant had to be taken to the hospital.




BALTIMORE _ A former Episcopal bishop who fatally struck a bicyclist while drunk and texting behind the wheel was released Tuesday from a Maryland prison after spending more than three years behind bars. Heather Cook was the second-highest-ranking Episcopal leader in the state when the fatal crash occurred two days after Christmas 2014. Thomas Palermo, a software engineer and a married father of two, was fatally struck by Cook’s vehicle as he rode his bicycle in Baltimore. SENT: 210 words, AP Photo.


BALTIMORE _ A Maryland man pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling up to $1.5 million in upscale wine from customers who paid him to store the bottles, which he sold without their knowledge. A plea agreement calls for William Lamont Holder, 54, of Hanover, to be sentenced to 18 months in prison for his guilty plea to a wire fraud charge. A federal judge in Baltimore must decide whether to accept the plea deal’s terms. SENT: 200 words.


DOVER, Del. _ Delaware’s attorney general is investigating the medical contractor for the state’s prison system amid allegations that contract counselors were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. By Randall Chase. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


_ BODY FOUND-WEST VIRGINIA _ Police say a Maryland man has been charged in the death of a Virginia man whose body was found in West Virginia.

_ MASSAGE THERAPIST-CHARGES _ A former Delaware massage therapist is on trial on charges of unlawful sexual contact with female clients.

_ MARYLAND MEDICAL BOARD _ A former board member of the University of Maryland Medical System who resigned amid a scandal involving former Mayor Catherine Pugh has now resigned from the university’s Board of Regents as well.

_ BALTIMORE FENTANYL PROSECUTIONS _ A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging eight Baltimore residents with participating in a fentanyl and heroin ring.

_ NAVAL ACADEMY-SEA TRIALS _ The U.S. Naval Academy’s freshmen class will be going through the annual Sea Trials training exercise.



RALEIGH _ The Carolina Hurricanes return to home ice to face the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Bruins took a 2-0 series lead with convincing victories in Boston. Developing. Puck drops at 8 p.m. EDT.


BALTIMORE _ Aptly nicknamed Old Hilltop, antiquated Pimlico Race Course has finally reached the point where its illustrious past might not be enough to assure a vibrant future. The 144th Preakness will be run Saturday at Pimlico, and will be back next year, too. After that, well, nobody can predict the fate of a track where Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat and many others pranced to the winner’s circle. There continues to be a push to have Laurel Park host the second leg of the Triple Crown. By Sports Writer David Ginsburg. SENT: 580 words, AP Photos.


NEW YORK _ The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees have been rained out for the second straight day. SENT: 140 words, AP Photos.


UNDATED _ A Major League Baseball panel hearing the long-running dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own said Washington should receive $296.8 million from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network for its television rights for 2012-16. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 500 words.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Jimmie Johnson has unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme for the Coca-Cola 600 with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No. 48 Chevrolet. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will pay tribute to Army Sgt. Richard Donlan, who died during combat in Vietnam. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. SENT: 250 words.

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