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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

July 30, 2018

Good morning! 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 South Carolina 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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):



ATLANTA — Singer Bobby Brown is hoping to build a shelter for domestic violence victims in honor of his late daughter amid allegations that he once hit his ex-wife Whitney Houston. Brown will receive a proclamation from City of South Fulton Mayor Bill Edwards and other officials Monday in acknowledgement to build the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House, a not-for-profit organization. Bobbi Kristina died at the age of 22 in 2015. She is also the daughter of Houston, who died in 2012. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Developing.


— KIDNAPPING-CRASH — Authorities say a woman who had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted escaped her attacker by locking herself inside a convenience store restroom in suburban Atlanta and crying for help.

— BURNED CAR-BODY — Officials are working to identify a body found in a burned car in central Georgia.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)


— NUCLEAR REACTORS-SOUTH CAROLINA — A federal judge is set to hear arguments from a South Carolina utility suing to stop regulators from cutting the rates it charges to recover costs of a failed nuclear project.

— BURNED CAR-BODIES — Four men have been arrested and charged with murder after the bodies of two people were found in a burned vehicle last week in South Carolina.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)



MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama firebrand Roy Moore fell short in his quest to become a U.S. senator, but one of his longtime allies could soon take over as the state’s chief justice. Developing. AP Photos Planned.



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — She’s been spotted strutting down fraternity row early in the morning and racing across the street to catch lunch at Newk’s. She was admired from afar as she lounged on golf carts near the University of Alabama student recreation center and sunned herself on the roof of the old Bryce building. Now, the Chihuahua mix named Lulu has found a home. By Stephanie Taylor, The Tuscaloosa News. An AP member exchange. SENT: 530 words. AP Photo Planned.


— CAR SHOOTING DEATH — A man has been found shot to death in his car and police in Alabama are investigating.

— MURDER MISTRIAL — A week-long trial for an Alabama teen accused of slaying a man in 2017 has ended in a mistrial.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)


— BURNED BODIES-NEW ORLEANS — The bodies of two people have been found after police and firefighters responded to a brush fire in New Orleans.

— FATAL SHOOTING-NEW ORLEANS — Police say that a shooting in New Orleans that killed three people and injured seven others may be gang-related.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)



ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. By mid-August, Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi and Horseshoe Tunica, both in Mississippi, will begin taking on-premises sports bets. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 450 words, photos.


— RIVER CRASH — A Mississippi woman has been killed after her car plunged off an interstate bridge and into the Pascagoula River.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to

The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

The South Carolina AP Bureau: apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau: apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau: nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@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 Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.