Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at [email protected] Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Jonathan Drew at 2 p.m.
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COAL ASH TRIAL
RICHMOND, Va. — Potentially cleaner rivers or possible higher electric prices. That is what’s at stake in an upcoming federal court ruling in Virginia that could have far-reaching effects on how energy companies dispose of the waste known as coal ash, left over from decades of burning coal. Spurred by high-profile coal ash spills and new federal regulations, utilities are grappling with the disposal of vast amounts of the heavy-metal-laced waste. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 940 words. AP Photos GFX0243, VASH201, VASH205, VASH202, VASH206, VASH204, OTKSH102, OTKSH101, VASH207. Note North Carolina angle.
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WAXHAW — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says two 14-year-old boys in a minivan led troopers on a high-speed chase before crashing into a home. Local media outlets report one of the unidentified teens was driving and made an illegal U-turn early Tuesday. Authorities say a trooper tried to pull the minivan over but it took off, prompting a 13-mile chase at speeds up to 120 mph. SENT: 180 words.
— OFFICER ASSAULT, from GARNER — A Garner police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested and charged with attacking two women. SENT: 130 words.
— DUKE ENERGY-EMISSIONS, from CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy is ready to spend $1.5 million to expand the number of electric-vehicle charging stations around North Carolina as part of a deal settling claims of illicit smokestack pollution. SENT: 130 words.
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