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

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Monday, August 12, 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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Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

OUTER BANKS-TIRES SLASHED

CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE _ Park rangers say authorities caught a man slashing tires on the Outer Banks after at least a dozen vehicles had similar punctures this year. The National Park Service issued a news release Monday saying that a 62-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after authorities saw him puncturing tires on a Jeep Cherokee at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ KIDNAPPING-STOLEN CAR _ Authorities have accused a North Carolina man of stealing a car with a sleeping child inside.

_ SPIKED DRINK-METH _ A North Carolina sheriff’s office has charged a man with spiking his wife’s rum with methamphetamine after she told him she wanted a divorce.

_ SCHOOL SAFETY SUMMIT _ North Carolina’s governor and chief justice are encouraging each county to create a partnership between schools and law enforcement to help students who commit minor offices stay out of court.

_ AIRPORT WORKER KILLED _ The N.C. Department of Labor says a worker at a North Carolina airport has been killed after a vehicle flipped over on top of him.

_ BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY-FATAL CRASH _ The National Park Service says a Georgia man has been killed in a car crash on the North Carolina portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

VIRGINIA

ELECTION 2020-NOT THE SQUAD

CULPEPER, Va. _ Abigail Spanberger talked about rural broadband. She held court on health care, solar energy and the border crisis. But as the freshman Democrat from Virginia fielded a dozen questions during a recent town hall in Culpeper, she never once took on President Donald Trump directly — not even when the topic turned, fleetingly, to impeachment. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,020 words, AP Photos.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL-INVESTIGATION

OKLAHOMA CITY _ When two tech-savvy Oklahoma men launched their vision for an innovative charter school in 2011 that students could attend from home, the timing was perfect. By Sean Murphy. SENT: 1,040 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST _ Charlottesville residents are marking the second anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally with a series of peaceful community events. AP Photos.

_ CHARLOTTESVILLE-HELICOPTER CRASH _ A federal investigation into what caused a Virginia State Police helicopter to crash during a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville still isn’t complete.

_ SLAVE CEMETERY-RICHMOND _ Researchers at the University of Richmond believe a burial ground of enslaved Africans may lie beneath the campus.

_ CHILD CRASHES STOLEN CAR _ Police in Virginia say a child driving a stolen vehicle led officers on a chase that ended in a crash.

_ FLOODING DAMAGE-LOANS _ The federal government is making low-interest loans available to residents and business owners in parts of northern Virginia impacted by flooding in early July.

_ CIDERY ADDITION _ A Virginia craft beer brewer is getting into the hard apple cider business with the state’s help.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

LYNCHING COMMISSION

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ A Maryland commission that will research at least 40 lynchings committed in the state between 1854 and 1933 and make recommendations about reconciliation held its first meeting Monday. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting was largely organizational, with members choosing an acting chairman and discussing future meetings. By Brian Witte. SENT: 460 words, AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ SWATTING HOAX _ A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making interstate bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart in southern Delaware.

_ INMATE-SUICIDE _ Authorities say a Delaware inmate recently charged with conspiring to smuggle contraband into prison has died in an apparent suicide.

_ RIVER RESCUE-TUBING_ Eleven people are safe after their tubing trip on a river in Pennsylvania ended on rocks in Delaware.

_ PEDESTRIAN KILLED _ Delaware State Police have identified the pedestrian they say was hit and killed by a trooper responding to a call for service.

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, Gio Urshela and Cameron Maybin kept up a record home run barrage against Baltimore, powering the New York Yankees to an 8-5 victory in a day-night doubleheader opener Monday that extended their winning streak against the Orioles to 13. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 790 words, AP Photos.

FBN--BILLS-PANTHERS PRACTICES

SPARTANBURG, S.C. _ With so many former Carolina players, coaches and even front office personnel having headed to Buffalo, the Panthers jokingly refer to Buffalo as “Carolina North.” With so many close ties, it’s only natural that the two teams will host joint practices together beginning Tuesday at Wofford College. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. EDT

FBN--REDSKINS-MORELAND

RICHMOND, Va. _ Jimmy Moreland is one of the smallest players in the Washington Redskins’ training camp and the cornerback is making one of the biggest impacts during the preseason. The 5-foot-10, 182-pound seventh-round draft choice out of James Madison has been all over the field for Washington since he arrived in camp. And his presence was never larger than in Washington’s preseason opener in Cleveland. By Sports Writer Hank Kurz Jr.. SENT: 630 words, AP Photos.

BKC--PENNY AND STACK

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. By Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 1,010 words, AP Photos.

BKN--NBA SCHEDULE

UNDATED _ The NBA schedule might get a little easier for players this season, and could be a whole lot easier for fans watching at home. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

_ With: BKN--NBA Schedule-Key Dates. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

CAR--NASCAR-IN THE PITS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ It was 20 years ago when Dale Earnhardt Sr. spun Terry Labonte to win a Saturday night race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Earnhardt was chasing the trophy — the playoffs didn’t exist, no stages, no bonus points — and The Intimidator simply wanted the victory. Labonte had squeezed past Earnhardt to momentarily take the lead and Earnhardt immediately spun him out of his way. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 780 words, AP Photo.

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