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.
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RALEIGH — Conservationists will argue for a preliminary injunction to protect red wolves from what they say are harmful ways of removing the endangered animals from private property. The hearing comes two days after the federal government announced plans to scale back a program to maintain the world’s only wild population of red wolves in North Carolina. By Jonathan Drew. UPCOMING: Developing on merits from 2 p.m. hearing
RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and challenger Linda Coleman tied themselves deeply to the positions dug out by their respective parties on education funding, House Bill 2 and voting restrictions in what could be their only head-to-head debates before Election Day. The candidates are seeking the job of the state’s No. 2 executive, who runs separately but whose key role is to take over if a governor is unable to finish his elected term. By Emery P. Dalesio. UPCOMING: 500 words.
SHELBY OFFICER SHOT
COVENTRY, R.I. — A fugitive wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer in North Carolina was captured in Rhode Island early Wednesday morning, state police said. Police surrounded a Coventry, Rhode Island, home where Irving Fenner, 23, surrendered peacefully around 2:30 a.m., Maj. Joseph Philbin said. SENT: 240 words.
MIAMI — Tropical Storm Julia was bringing heavy rain Wednesday morning to the northeast coast of Florida and southeast Georgia. The slow-moving storm could cause flash flooding and was expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain in some areas through Friday, according to the U.S. The National Hurricane Center. SENT: 170 words. AP Photos NY4C, NY2.
CAMPAIGN 2016-VOTER REGISTRATION
WASHINGTON — Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in registering voters in three battleground states and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa — encouraging news for Donald Trump eight weeks before Election Day. Republicans added hundreds of thousands of voters to the rolls since 2012 in states including Florida and Arizona, and narrowed the gap in North Carolina, according to data compiled by The Associated Press. In Iowa, Republicans prevented Democrats from surpassing them, aided by a court ruling upholding a ban on voting by ex-felons, who often register as Democrats. By Hope Yen. SENT: 980 words. AP Photo WX209.
FROM AP MEMBERS:
— SOCON BASKETBALL-NORTH CAROLINA, from ASHEVILLE — Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino has hinted that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in the collegiate sports league could be moved from Asheville. SENT: 130 words.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP OFFICES, from CHARLOTTE — Donald Trump’s campaign is unveiling its first offices in North Carolina with the help of his daughter-in-law, a Wilmington native. SENT: 130 words.
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