AP-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC


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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 Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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



FORT BRAGG — Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are scheduled to argue Tuesday that decision-makers with power over the soldier’s prosecution were improperly swayed by negative comments from U.S. Sen. John McCain. The defense argues that the chain of events surrounding Bergdahl’s prosecution shows “impermissible meddling” by McCain and says either the charges should be thrown out or Bergdahl should face no punishment if convicted. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: 650 words from hearing beginning about 9 a.m.

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— CONGRESSMAN-ETHICS-TOWN HALL, from FLAT ROCK — A North Carolina congressman under investigation for paying an employee accused of sexual harassment for months after he was fired is holding a town hall in Flat Rock. SENT: 130 words.

— TROPICAL WEATHER, from MIAMI — Tropical Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN BURGLARY SUSPECT SHOT, from MINERAL SPRINGS — Deputies are investigating after they say a teenager suspected of breaking into a Union County home was fatally shot by a man who lives there. SENT: 130 words.

— POLICE BODY ARMOR, from CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are getting new body armor to better protect officers from high-caliber weapons. SENT: 130 words.

— THREE MISSING, from CHARLOTTE — Officials say a body discovered last week in Cabarrus County has been identified as that of a Charlotte woman who, along with two wanted co-workers, went missing earlier this month. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN SEX CHARGES, from WINSTON-SALEM — A Winston-Salem man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison after being convicted of sex charges involving two teenage girls. SENT: 130 words.


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