AP-MD–Greater Mid-Atlantic Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

VIRGINIA:

VIRGINIA EXECUTION

JARRATT, Va. — Virginia is scheduled to execute an inmate convicted of killing two people during an escape in 2006. William Morva was in jail, awaiting trial, when he overpowered a deputy sheriff during a trip to the hospital. Authorities say he used the deputy’s pistol to fatally shoot an unarmed security guard and killed another deputy during a manhunt the next day. His attorneys say he’s mentally ill and was acting under the influence of delusions when he committed the crimes. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 800 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— RADIAL-JOBS — A Virginia-based warehouse that fulfills orders for several online retailers will hire 2,000 seasonal workers.

— MAN ASSAULTED — Authorities say a man was assaulted and robbed after he took a ride from three people he did not know.

— CHESAPEAKE SHOOTING — A security guard is now facing first-degree murder charges in the January shooting death of a 60-year-old man whose family says he was playing Pokemon Go.

— PETERSBURG-POLICE CHIEF — A veteran law enforcement officer is set to be sworn in as the new police chief in Petersburg as the city strains to overcome a financial crisis that led to the firing or resignation of a number of its top leaders.

— VIRGINIA BEER-ENGLAND — One of Virginia’s largest craft beer makers is now selling suds in the United Kingdom.

WASHINGTON:

CONGRESSMAN SHOT

WASHINGTON — The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit. SENT: 350 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE SHOOTING-DC — A police officer in Washington shot and wounded a man who police say had a gun.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE:

IN BRIEF:

— PRISON DISTURBANCE-LAWSUIT — Attorneys for current and former Delaware officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a guard killed in a prison riot and five other correctional officers who survived.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-MARYLAND — Maryland regulators have allowed the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open its doors immediately even though the drug will not be available for months.

— MARYLAND FIRE-HYDRANTS — Fire officials in Maryland are investigating two fire hydrants that didn’t work during a blaze that damaged ten rowhouses and forced about two dozen people from their homes.

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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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