AP-MD–Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

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Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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. Baltimore-Washington News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 202-641-9662 or 410-837-8315 or akell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.





AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has now raised more than $500,000 to pay for private attorneys who are defending him on criminal securities fraud charges. By Paul J. Weber. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— VIRGINIA EXECUTION — Two United Nations human rights experts are calling on Virginia’s governor to halt the execution of a man who killed two people in 2006.

— PARK BONES FOUND — Police in Virginia have recovered bones from a creek near a park.

— RALEIGH BISHOP — An auxiliary bishop in Georgia has been chosen to lead Roman Catholics in eastern North Carolina.

— BOY STRUCK WITH BASEBALL BAT — A Virginia man has been arrested after a 12-year-old boy was struck in the face with a baseball bat.

— PLANE CRASH-VIRGINIA — A small plane crashed in a Virginia cornfield, injuring the pilot and his 11-year-old son.



NEW YORK — From flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades, Americans celebrated the United States’ 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways. SENT: 1,500 words, photos, video.


— WASHINGTON-VIOLENCE — Six people have been shot — one fatally — and another stabbed overnight in separate incidents around the nation’s capital.

— SHAW UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT — Shaw University has announced that its president is stepping down to take a position at another school.

— FIREWORKS-HAND INJURY — A teen’s hand was severely injured when officials say a firework exploded in a Maryland backyard on the Fourth of July.

— NPR-DECLARATION BACKLASH — National Public Radio marked the Fourth of July by tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading.



BALTIMORE — As the homicide rate in Baltimore continues to soar, police spokesman T.J. Smith has spent more time than ever behind the podium, answering questions for reporters about the violent crime surge in a city plagued with pervasive problems. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 850 words.


NEW ORLEANS — Twenty-one 11-month-old turtles are being returned to the Louisiana barrier island where their mothers laid the eggs from which they hatched. By Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 480 words.


— AUTO REPAIR HOBBY-LAWSUIT — The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld a ruling in favor of a disabled man who came under attack from neighbors in Sussex County for pursuing his hobby of tinkering with cars.

— POISONING DEATH-SENTENCE — A Delaware judge has rejected a post-sentencing request from a woman who admitted to killing her weightlifter husband by putting antifreeze into his steroid injections.

— BALTIMORE STABBING — A 19-year-old man has been stabbed in downtown Baltimore.

— SUSSEX TECH-LAWSUIT — A school district in Delaware has settled a lawsuit brought by a former employee contending the district engaged in copyright infringement and wrongfully terminated him.



MILWAUKEE — The Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers wrap up a three-game interleague series at Miller Park. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6:10 p.m. CT.


WASHINGTON — The NL East-leading Washington Nationals and division rival New York Mets wrap up a three-game series. Starts at 7:05 p.m. Coverage by freelancer Brian McNally. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos


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 Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and other areas. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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