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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

May 20, 2019

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION-ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state’s newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!” The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother’s health. The law provides no exception for rape and incest. By Kim Chandler. SENT: 670, with AP photos.

TRUMP-POLICING POLLUTERS

BOKOSHE, Okla. _ The Trump administration is delegating more environmental enforcement to states, and that has residents of Bokoshe, Oklahoma worried. For years, powdery ash blowing from trucks and the ash dump on the edge of town would make it difficult to breathe. Over three decades, the ash dump grew into a hill five stories high. Townspeople regard the Environmental Protection Agency as the only source of serious environmental enforcement. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 1300 words, with AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

SEXUAL EXTORTION _ A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn’t meet him for sex.

MOREHOUSE COLLEGE _ The Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of the country’s only all-male historically black college over the school’s new admission policy that accepts transgender men.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

IN BRIEF:

DAUGHTER KILLED _ Authorities in South Carolina say a Greenville man mistook his daughter for a potential intruder and killed her.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

OFFICER SHOT-ALABAMA

AUBRN, Ala. _ A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said Monday. An intense manhunt led to his arrest hours later, not far from the Arrow Head Trailer Park, which is only a few miles from the campus of Auburn University, where students had been warned to be on alert. SENT: 200 words, with photo.

With OFFICER SHOT-ALABAMA-THE LATEST

ABORTION-ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state’s newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!” The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother’s health. The law provides no exception for rape and incest. By Kim Chandler. SENT: 670, with AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

SEXUAL EXTORTION _ A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn’t meet him for sex.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

IN BRIEF:

SEVERE WEATHER _ Louisiana’s governor has toured a community where a possible weekend tornado damaged or destroyed at least 50 homes and businesses.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

IN BRIEF:

MENTAL PATIENT’S GUNS _ A Mississippi man has been sentenced to time served for illegally using drugs while possessing guns that had been seized when he was committed to a mental health hospital.

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