BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

June 27, 2019 - 11:32 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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTIONS-VOTING

A new survey finds that more than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging in some states to that of a typical presidential year. The 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey released Thursday by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission is based on data submitted by state and local election offices. The survey finds the rate of early, in-person voting more than doubled since the 2014 election. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 870 words, photos.

FLU VACCINE

ATLANTA _ U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a big disappointment. The vaccine didn't work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the flu season. Figures released Thursday show the vaccine was only 29% effective overall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccine turned out to be a mismatch against the later strain. By Mike Stobbe. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

_ ARSON-OFFICER’S HOME _ An Atlanta police union representative says someone may have tried to burn down an officer's new home.

_ OFFICER-SEX OFFENDER _ A former Georgia police officer faces at least 10 years in prison after being convicted of child enticement.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTIONS-VOTING

A new survey finds that more than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging in some states to that of a typical presidential year. The 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey released Thursday by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission is based on data submitted by state and local election offices. The survey finds the rate of early, in-person voting more than doubled since the 2014 election. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 870 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ HELICOPTER CRASH _ South Carolina law enforcement say a helicopter on a flying mission crashed at an airport.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

FETAL DEATH-CHARGE

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ An Alabama woman whose fetus died after she was shot in a fight is in jail, while the woman accused of shooting her has been freed. Marshae Jones was charged with manslaughter Wednesday. Police say she was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach in self-defense. Police say the mother should have kept her fetus from harm. Activists say Alabama appears determined to make pregnant women criminally responsible if they fail to deliver healthy babies. SENT: 224 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING BOATERS _ U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing boaters in Mobile Bay.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTIONS-VOTING

A new survey finds that more than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging in some states to that of a typical presidential year. The 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey released Thursday by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission is based on data submitted by state and local election offices. The survey finds the rate of early, in-person voting more than doubled since the 2014 election. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 870 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING BOATERS _ U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing boaters in Mobile Bay.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTIONS-VOTING

A new survey finds that more than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging in some states to that of a typical presidential year. The 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey released Thursday by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission is based on data submitted by state and local election offices. The survey finds the rate of early, in-person voting more than doubled since the 2014 election. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 870 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ TEEN DRUNKEN DRIVER _ All is forgiven: That's what an injured passenger and mother of a man killed in a drunken-driving crash said to a sentencing judge in Mississippi.

_ FURNITURE WAREHOUSE FIRE _ A refrigerated equipment maker says production will continue as usual at its north Mississippi factory despite a fire that consumed a warehouse.

_ MISSING MAN-BODY FOUND _ A coroner says a body found south of Jackson appears to be a central Mississippi man missing since June 3.

_ POLICE BODY CAMS _ A Mississippi police department will be outfitted with body cameras in an attempt to become more transparent.

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