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BC-Deep South News Digest, ADVISORY

May 13, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to:

The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org

The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau at 504-523-3931 or nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau at 601-948-5897 or jkme@ap.org

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org. Administrative Correspondent Rebecca Santana can be reached at 504-523-3931 or rsantana@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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

GEORGIA (All times Eastern)



SAVANNAH, Ga. _ Police in Georgia’s oldest city are mourning after a 50-year-old patrol sergeant was fatally shot as officers hunted for an armed robbery suspect. By Russ Bynum. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5:30 p.m. AP Photo.


_ IMMIGRATION REVIEW BOARD _ Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has approved a law dissolving a state board tasked with investigating violations of immigration law.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)


_ LIVESTREAMING INMATES _ Two South Carolina inmates are charged with blackmailing an Army veteran who then killed himself.

ALABAMA (All times Central)



MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ The Alabama Senate is headed to a vote on a proposal to outlaw almost all abortions. The lack of an exemption for rape has divided Senate Republicans. By Kim Chandler. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. AP photos.



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. _ A champion will face off against a first-time contender in a paddlewheel boat race on Saturday in connection with Tuscaloosa’s ongoing bicentennial celebration. The race is a family-friendly event meant to recall the importance of river commerce and travel in the city’s early history. By Ed Enoch. The Tuscaloosa News.


_ ROSA PARKS COAT_ The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a dispute over a coat that belonged to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

_ COASTAL STORM DAMAGE _ The National Weather Service says hurricane-force winds left a trail of damage on the Alabama coast.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-ALABAMA _ A 19-year-old Alabama man shot and wounded by police is now charged with two counts of attempted murder.



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Steve Stricker carries a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Regions Tradition, which was postponed until Monday because of bad weather. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)



BATON ROUGE, La. _ The Louisiana House’s Republican leader gets his first hearing on a long-shot proposal to phase out the hard-fought, seven-year tax deal enacted last year to stabilize the budget. By Melinda Deslatte. UPCOMING: 480 words by 5 p.m.


_ DEATH ROW HEAT _ A federal judge has conditionally dismissed a lawsuit that claimed three ailing death row inmates in Louisiana were being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment through high heat indexes.

_ LOUISIANA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER _ New Orleans farmer is the second challenger to Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain in the fall election.

_ LOUISIANA TAX EXTENSIONS _ Louisiana’s revenue department says taxpayers who need more time to file their state personal income tax returns have to file extension requests before Wednesday’s filing deadline.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)



TOKYO _ Nissan is seeing sales and profits tumble, as its once revered former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 1,100 words, AP photos.


_ OFFICER KILLED-MISSISSIPPI_ Mourners are lining up to pay their respects to a Mississippi police officer who was gunned down outside a police station.

_ LONGTIME CONSTABLE DIES _ A Mississippi man who was the District 1 constable in Lowndes County for 52 years has died.

_ SEVERE WEATHER-MISSISSIPPI _ Some rivers in south Mississippi are still rising after heavy rains over the weekend caused flooding that forced road closures.

_ FLOODING-MISSISSIPPI _ A floodgate in Mississippi is closed again to prevent the rising Mississippi River from spilling inland and worsening flooding in parts of the Mississippi Delta.

_ STANDOFF-DEPUTY SHOT _ A north Mississippi narcotics officer is recovering after being shot during a standoff.


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The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

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The Montgomery AP Bureau: apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau: nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@ap.org

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