BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

June 13, 2019 - 10:01 am

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

_ HOSPITAL ESCAPE _ A Georgia man who escaped from a hospital running away from police has been caught and arrested in Texas.

_ UBER DRIVER-TROUBLED VETERAN _ An Uber driver in Georgia has rallied her community to care for an 89-year-old veteran she met while on the job.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

FIVE CHILDREN KILLED

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ A jury is expected to begin deliberating whether a South Carolina father is sentenced to death or life in prison for killing his five children. Prosecutors and lawyers for Timothy Jones Jr. are scheduled to give closing arguments Thursday morning in the sentencing phase of his trial. The same jury that convicted him of five counts of murder last week will begin deliberating. They must vote unanimously for the death penalty or Jones will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. By Jeffrey Collins.

Eds: Will be updated. Court is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. EDT. With AP Photos.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE FIRED UPON _ An Alabama man accused of shooting at Birmingham police as he fled a traffic stop has been charged with attempted murder.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

AUTISTIC WOMAN CAGED

NEW ORLEANS _ A Louisiana man is scheduled for federal court sentencing for his role in the abuse of an autistic relative who was held captive in a cage and physically abused. Jody Lambert of Amite pleaded guilty in October to a federal civil rights charge. Prosecutors say Lambert has cooperated and they agreed to seek less than the maximum 10-year sentence. A husband and wife face about three decades in prison after pleading guilty or no contest. Will be updated after 9:30 a.m. hearing.

IN BRIEF:

_ COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CHANCELLOR _ A Louisiana community college's board has temporarily named a new leader for the school.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

CHILD ABUSE DEATH

JACKSON, Miss. _ Two Mississippi state workers have been suspended over the death of a 4-year-old girl and the severe injuring of her sister. A Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services supervisor and frontline investigator were put on leave Tuesday. Police say 4-year-old Armani Hill and 3-year-old Lailah Hill were severely abused and hospitalized June 5. Armani died of her injuries. CPS says the family was twice accused of child abuse, though subsequent investigations found no supporting evidence. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

_ EX-PRISON GUARD CHARGED _ A former Mississippi prison guard has been charged with depriving a prisoner of his rights by allegedly kicking and striking him.

_ OFFICER-WOMAN KILLED _ A letter has been sent to a Mississippi city demanding $5 million in damages for the family of a victim allegedly killed by a police officer.

_ DOCTOR-PRESCRIPTION FRAUD _ A physician has been sentenced to three months in prison for her role in a fraudulent prescription scheme that cheated Connecticut's state employee prescription benefit plan out of nearly $900,000.

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The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

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The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@ap.org

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