BC-Deep South Digest

October 07, 2019 - 7:12 pm

Good evening! 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

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

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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GEORGIA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

JIMMY CARTER FALL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville. Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stiches, but he did not let his injuries keep him from participating in his 36th building project with the nonprofit Christian housing organization. He turned 95 last Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone. By Travis Loller: SENT: 335 words.

SUPREME COURT-NEW TERM-GLANCE

WASHINGTON _ A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer 2020, and when the cases are being argued, if a date has been set. Among them: A sexual orientation case involves a fired skydiver in New York, who has since died, and a fired county government worker in Georgia. Justices will also consider Louisiana's law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

IN BRIEF:

_ NAKED MAN SHOT_ Jurors say they are deadlocked on some of the charges against a former DeKalb County police officer who shot an unarmed, naked black man.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-MACHETE _ The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a police officer responding to a domestic violence call shot and wounded a man wielding a machete.

_ APARTMENT COMPLEX SHOOTING_ Police have identified a man who was shot and killed and two others who were shot and injured at an apartment complex in an Atlanta suburb

_ DEEP SOUTH STORMS_ Authorities say a South Carolina firefighter was fatally struck by a semitrailer while trying to help people at the scene of a crash.

_ AUBURN TUITION-LAWSUIT_ A man and his daughter have filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming Auburn University is wrongly charging in-state students with more expensive out-of-state tuition.

_ COUNTY EMBEZZLEMENT_ A former Jasper County employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $275,000.

SPORTS

BBN--NLDS-BRAVES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS _ The Atlanta Braves look to advance to the NL Championship Series when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Atlanta grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five NLDS with a dramatic 3-1 victory Sunday. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:07 p.m. EDT.

FBN--FALCONS ANALYSIS

ATLANTA _ Another week, another big step back for the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Dan Quinn has to wonder if his message has been permanently lost, and he can only hope something works in the next few days as the 1-4 Falcons spend a scheduled week practicing in Arizona. A blowout loss at Houston was another indication that Quinn's time in Atlanta could be coming to an end. By George Henry. UPCOMING: 650 words with photos by 5 p.m.

BKN--PELICANS-ZION’S DEBUT

ATLANTA _ Zion Williamson is set to make his preseason debut for New Orleans in a game featuring some of the best young talent in the NBA. Four of the top 10 picks in the last draft will be on the court when the Atlanta Hawks host the Pelicans, as well as last season’s rookie of the year runner-up, Trae Young. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. DEVELOPING from game starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

UNIVERSITY PROBE

COLUMBIA, S.C. A legislative committee will review the controversial hiring of new University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen. The State reports that South Carolina Senate President Harvey Peeler on Monday created a special committee to conduct the review. SENT: 302 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CAMPUS ASSAULT _ Police are investigating a reported sexual assault on the campus of Clemson University.

_ COUNTY EMBEZZLEMENT_ A former Jasper County employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $275,000.

_ FIREFIGHTER-FATAL WRECK _ Authorities say a South Carolina firefighter was fatally struck by a semitrailer while trying to help people at the scene of a crash.

_ CHILD CHARGED-KILLING THREAT_ Authorities in South Carolina say they've charged an 11-year-old boy who's accused of threatening to kill a middle school classmate.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-WARD

MONTGOMERY, Ala. State Sen. Cam Ward announced Monday that he will challenge two-term incumbent Justice Greg Shaw for a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court, setting up a significant Republican primary battle in 2020. Both men indicated they will file campaign paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party when qualifying opens this week. SENT: 300 words.

INMATE DEATH

The Alabama prison system says an inmate was killed after rushing at officers who then used "physical measures" to subdue the threat. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Monday it is investigating the Saturday death of 35-year-old Steven Davis at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words

IN BRIEF:

_ ESCAPED INMATE _ Authorities in Alabama are searching for an inmate who has escaped from a state work release center.

_ MIGRATORY FISH RESEARCH _ A scientist from the University of Maine will lead a new consortium that focuses on the sustainability of highly migratory fish species such as tuna and sharks.

_ DEEP SOUTH STORMS _ Forecasters say a cold front is spawning strong storms as it breaks a record spell of hot, dry weather across the Southeast.

_ AUBURN TUITION-LAWSUIT_ A man and his daughter have filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming Auburn University is wrongly charging in-state students with more expensive out-of-state tuition.

_ SUPREME COURT-ALABAMA DEATH PENALTY_ The Supreme Court says it won't review the case of an Alabama death row inmate who argued his sentence is unconstitutional because a judge imposed it over the will of a jury.

_ DROWNING DEATH_ Law enforcement officials say a 3-year-old girl died after apparently drowning in a neighbor’s pond.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-NEW TERM

WASHINGTON _ The justices are returning to the Supreme Court bench for the start of an election year term that includes high-profile cases about abortions, protections for young immigrants and LGBT rights. The court meets Monday morning for its first public session since late June. The justices also will hear arguments Monday in a challenge to a murder conviction by a non-unanimous jury in Louisiana. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-NEW TERM-GLANCE

WASHINGTON _ A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer 2020, and when the cases are being argued, if a date has been set. Among them: A sexual orientation case involves a fired skydiver in New York, who has since died, and a fired county government worker in Georgia. Justices will also consider Louisiana's law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

ABORTION-MISSISSIPPI

NEW ORLEANS _ A federal court that rejected Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban should have let the state present evidence about whether a fetus experiences pain, an attorney for the state argued Monday. But a lawyer for Mississippi's only abortion clinic said the Supreme Court has been clear that a woman has a right to have an abortion before the fetus is viable. By Rebecca Santana SENT: 626 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ AGRICULTURE SECRETARY _ U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is visiting Tennessee State University, where he will meet with students and have a chance to see the school’s research programs.

_ ELECTION 2019-LOUISIANA GOVERNOR _ President Donald Trump's son appeared at a Louisiana rally against Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards ahead of Saturday's election.

SPORTS

NFL

FBN--SAINTS ANLAYSIS

NEW ORLEANS _ Saints coach Sean Payton seized the opportunity to let fill-in starter Teddy Bridgewater open up the air attack against one of the worst-ranked passing defenses in the NFL. The plan succeeded on a day when New Orleans defense turned in its third straight effective performance. By Guerry Smith. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. By 5 p.m. ET

College Football

FBC--T25-FLORIDA TRASK

GAINESVILLE, Fla. _ Florida quarterback Kyle Trask has a sprained left knee, but expects to play at fifth-ranked LSU on Saturday. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. EDT. SOU EDITING

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION-MISSISSIPPI

NEW ORLEANS _ A federal court that rejected Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban should have let the state present evidence about whether a fetus experiences pain, an attorney for the state argued Monday. But a lawyer for Mississippi's only abortion clinic said the Supreme Court has been clear that a woman has a right to have an abortion before the fetus is viable. By Rebecca Santana SENT: 626 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SKITTISH CROWD-MISTAKEN GUNFIRE _ The sounds of balloons popping at the Mississippi State Fair panicked a skittish crowd, leaving some people injured.

_ MISSING MURDERER-FOUND _ Authorities in Mississippi say a convicted murderer who was thought to have escaped from a maximum security prison has been found on the facility's grounds.

_ FATHER INDICTED_ A Mississippi man has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of his son.

_ MISSISSIPPI RIVER RESCUE _ First responders in Mississippi have rescued an emaciated man from the Mississippi River after he made an emergency call to say he could not see, did not know where he was and could not remember his own name.

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