BC-Deep South News Digest Advisory

May 10, 2019 - 7:15 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

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SPRING FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where the river broke through levees in March. The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt County, where some of its approximately 160 residents were beginning to clean up after the last deluge. SENT: 616 words.

AP Photos IANH107-0510191233, IANH102-0510191330, IANH106-0510191235, LAGH108-0510191622, LAGH109-0510191619, LAGH110-0510191619, LAGH104-0510191447, IANH103-0510191329, TXHOU808-0510190836, TXHOU810-0510191209.

IN BRIEF:

_ STATE BUDGET _ Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a record budget for fiscal year 2020 with a focus on increased education spending.

_ FILM BOYCOTTS-GEORGIA _ Executives from three production companies say they won't film in Georgia because of the state's "heartbeat" abortion ban.

_ HEADQUARTERS RELOCATING _ A new company is coming to Georgia's Bryan County.

_ FUGITIVE ARREST _ A routine traffic stop in Georgia has ended with the arrest of a New Jersey fugitive.

_ FRATERNITY PLEDGE DEATH _ A former Louisiana State University student charged in the hazing death of a fraternity pledge is accused of deleting hundreds of files from his cellphone just before authorities could search it.

_ SLAIN DOG _A Georgia man walked outside one morning this week and found his pet dog dead, hanging by its neck from a decorative pole used to display plants.

_ HEMP FARMING-GEORGIA _ Farmers can soon begin growing hemp in Georgia.

EXTRA

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

Economic history shows why Trump's 'America First' tariff policy is so dangerous . By Charles Hankla, Georgia State University. http://theconversation.com/economic-history-shows-why-trumps-america-fir...

IN SPORTS:

BBN--BRAVES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX _ Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke looks to win his sixth straight decision when the Diamondbacks face the Atlanta Braves and .right-hander Julio Teheran. By Jack Magruder. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 6:40 p.m.

FBN--FALCONS-ROOKIE LINE

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. _ No introductions were necessary for Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary on the opening day of the Falcons' rookie minicamp. The first-round picks were good friends even before they lined up on the right side of the offensive line from the start of Friday's workout. By Charles Odum. SENT: 623 words.

AP Photos GATC101-0510190033, GATC105-0510190052, GAATJ304-0510191300, GAATJ303-0510191252, GATC110-0510190057, GATC108-0510190207, GATC109-0510190205, GAATJ302-0510191148.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

SCHOOL SHOOTING-FIGHTING BACK

BALTIMORE _ The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around the country, they also reflect guidance to students, at least in some situations, to do what they can to disrupt shootings. A majority of school districts have now embraced such an approach, with experts saying educators need to give staff and students as many options as possible in the worst-case scenario. By Carolyn Thompson and Michael Melia. SENT: 783 words.

AP Photos FX503-0509191524, LA302-1212181610, TXCOR501-0122130000, FX501-0509191524, FX502-0315131327, CODZ130-0508191527, NCKK115-0505190746.

SPRING FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where the river broke through levees in March. The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt County, where some of its approximately 160 residents were beginning to clean up after the last deluge. SENT: 616 words.

AP Photos IANH107-0510191233, IANH102-0510191330, IANH106-0510191235, LAGH108-0510191622, LAGH109-0510191619, LAGH110-0510191619, LAGH104-0510191447, IANH103-0510191329, TXHOU808-0510190836, TXHOU810-0510191209.

FEDERAL PLUTONIUM-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS _ Nevada's U.S. senators and Energy Secretary Rick Perry are set to tour a site north of Las Vegas where the federal government is handling weapons-grade plutonium shipped from South Carolina. SENT: 144 words. Will be updated.

AP Photos LA503-0218970826, LA502-0321970826.

IN BRIEF:

_ GUNSHOT DETECTION TECHNOLOGY _ A South Carolina police agency says they are using technology to combat and reduce gun violence.

_ EMS PIT STOP _ A South Carolina paramedic has been fined for stopping to purchase sunglasses while en route to an emergency call.

_ POWERBALL PRIZE _ It's not the big jackpot, but lottery officials say a Powerball ticket sold in South Carolina is worth $50,000.

_ FUGITIVE ARREST _ A routine traffic stop in Georgia has ended with the arrest of a man wanted in New Jersey and South Carolina.

IN SPORTS:

HKN--HURRICANES-BRUINS

BOSTON _ The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes get ready for Sunday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Boston won the opener 5-2 thanks to some quick-strike scoring in the third period. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBN--PANTHERS-QBs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Both Panthers QBs will be action Friday. Cam Newton will be on the field at Bank of America Stadium throwing balls _ kickballs, that is _ as part of his annual Kicking it with Cam Kickball Tournament. Meanwhile rookie draft pick QB Will Grier will throwing footballs for the first time as Carolina opens rookie minicamp on the team's practice fields outside the stadium. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6:30 p.m. EDT

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

CHURCH BOMBING-FATHER'S FUNERAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ The funeral for one of the first black members of the Alabama Legislature will be held in the same church where his daughter died in a racist bombing in 1963, his family said Friday. A service for Chris McNair will be held May 17 at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. McNair's daughter, 11-year-old Denise McNair, was among four black girls killed when Ku Klux Klansmen bombed the church on Sept. 15, 1963. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 252 words.

AP Photos NYHK305-0914130507

SPRING FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where the river broke through levees in March. The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt County, where some of its approximately 160 residents were beginning to clean up after the last deluge. SENT: 616 words.

AP Photos IANH107-0510191233, IANH102-0510191330, IANH106-0510191235, LAGH108-0510191622, LAGH109-0510191619, LAGH110-0510191619, LAGH104-0510191447, IANH103-0510191329, TXHOU808-0510190836, TXHOU810-0510191209.

IN BRIEF:

_ CITY'S FIRST BLACK OFFICER _ The first black police officer of a predominantly white Alabama city has died.

_ RESEARCH FACILITY-INDIANA _ An Alabama-based company that makes pipes for water, oil and natural gas is planning to build a $9 million research and development facility in western Indiana.

_ XGR-LOUISIANA STATE SONG _ Me oh my oh: Hank Williams' iconic "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" won't become one of Louisiana's official state songs.

IN SPORTS:

GLF--PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ That 4:30 a.m. wakeup call didn't slow down Steve Stricker. Stricker completed a 4-under 68 in the delayed first round and shot a season-best 64 in the second Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. SENT: 534 words.

FBN--JAGUARS-WILLIAMS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Rookie linebacker Quincy Williams, a third-round draft pick from Murray State and the younger brother of Alabama star Quinnen Williams, has a huge opportunity after veteran Telvin Smith opted to not play football in 2019. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

FBN--JETS-BUILDING BLOCKS

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. _ Quinnen Williams stepped through the doors of the New York Jets' training facility for the first time and couldn't help but get a bit starstruck. The No. 3 overall draft pick looked around and saw his new NFL teammates — guys he once knew only from watching TV and playing video games. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1,046 words.

AP Photos NJFF104-0201061244, NJFF106-0201061259, NJFF110-0201061243, NJFF102-0201061215.

FBN--JETS-MOVES

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. _ The Jets signed 16 undrafted free agents, including former Alabama linebacker Jamey Mosley, who joins older brother C.J. Mosley on New York's defense. The younger Mosley had two sacks and 21 tackles in 31 games for the Crimson Tide. C.J. Mosley was signed by the Jets as a free agent in March after five seasons with Baltimore. SENT: 297 words.

CAR--NASCAR-KANSAS-WALLACE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. _ NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace acknowledged going through some tough times, on and off the track, before breaking down in tears ahead of Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway. The 25-year-old Wallace has struggled through his second full season at NASCAR's top level, his best finish coming in 17th at Martinsville. The iconic No. 43 of Richard Petty Motorsports sits 28th in the standings, a long way from being in week-to-week contention. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 464 words.

AP Photos DEJM120-0505191428, DEJM131-0429191219.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

XGR-LOUISIANA BUDGET

BATON ROUGE, La. _ More than $400 million in unspent cash from Louisiana's better-than-expected tax collections would pay for roadwork, coastal protection projects and public college programs, among a long list of spending plans under debate by lawmakers. The package of budget bills would plug gaps in the TOPS college tuition program, pay down debts, steer money to legal judgments owed by the state and cover the fire marshal's overtime for investigating the burnings of three black churches in St. Landry Parish. By Melinda Deslatte. SENT: 633 words.

AP Photos RPMD201-0509191223, LABAT601-0505101117.

CONGRESSMAN SHOT-FORGIVENESS

WASHINGTON _ Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican leader, said Friday he still struggles to forgive the man who wounded him and four others two years ago in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice . In a briefing with reporters about the week's events in Washington, the Louisiana lawmaker detoured unprompted to his battle to absolve his attacker. Scalise said it came up last week, when he and Vice President Mike Pence visited the leaders of three predominantly black churches near his congressional district that were badly burned recently by an alleged arsonist . By Alan Fram. SENT: 348 words.

AP Photos WX101-0827181753.

SPRING FLOODING-LOUISIANA

NORCO, La. _ The Army Corps of Engineers opened a major spillway upriver from New Orleans on Friday — four days earlier than planned — because the Mississippi River rose faster than expected, fed by downpours in Louisiana. Working between thunderstorms, crews used cranes to haul up huge timbers, opening three of the Bonnet Carré (BAH-nee KEHR-ee) Spillway's 350 bays by midafternoon Friday. By Gerald Herbert and Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 603 words.

AP Photos LAGH103-0510191622, LAGH109-0510191619, LAGH106-0510191620, LAGH105-0510191615, LAGH104-0510191447.

SPRING FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where the river broke through levees in March. The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt County, where some of its approximately 160 residents were beginning to clean up after the last deluge. SENT: 616 words.

AP Photos IANH107-0510191233, IANH102-0510191330, IANH106-0510191235, LAGH108-0510191622, LAGH109-0510191619, LAGH110-0510191619, LAGH104-0510191447, IANH103-0510191329, TXHOU808-0510190836, TXHOU810-0510191209.

IRAN-NUCLEAR

TEHRAN, Iran _ A top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Tehran will not talk with the United States, an Iranian news agency reported — a day after President Donald Trump said he'd like Iranian leaders to "call me." The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Gen. Yadollah Javani as saying that "there will be no negotiations with America." By Amir Vahdat. SENT: 618 words.

AP Photos ENO110-0510191154, ENO112-0510191406, ENO103-0510191418, ENO102-0510191152, ENO107-0510191426, ENO105-0510191434, ENO111-0510191418, ENO108-0510191423, ARE102-0509191054, ARE101-0509192201.

IN BRIEF:

_ XGR-LOUISIANA STATE SONG _ Me oh my oh: Hank Williams' iconic "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" won't become one of Louisiana's official state songs.

_ NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS _ Air Transat will begin direct flights between New Orleans and Montreal, beginning this fall.

_ FRATERNITY PLEDGE DEATH _ A former Louisiana State University student charged in the hazing death of a fraternity pledge is accused of deleting hundreds of files from his cellphone just before authorities could search it.

_ COUNCIL MEMBER CHARGED _ A former public official in suburban New Orleans is scheduled to make his first court appearance on corruption charges May 22.

_ LSU FAMILY _ Louisiana State University isn't the closest school to their home, but it's clearly closest to the heart of one southwest Louisiana family.

IN SPORTS:

FBN--BUCCANEERS-WHITE

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ One of Devin White's first orders of business as the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft was selecting a new jersey number with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 2018 Butkus Award winner as the nation's top college linebacker wore No. 40 at LSU and was hoping to continue wearing it as a pro. Those plans changed when White learned No. 40 hasn't been worn by a Tampa Bay player since 2007, when fan favorite and Bucs Ring of Honor member Mike Alstott ended his career as the second-leading rusher in franchise history. By Fred Goodall. SENT: 593 words.

AP Photos FLCO106-0510191342, FLCO101-0510191355, FLCO108-0510191331.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

OFFICER KILLED-MISSISSIPPI

GULFPORT, Miss. _ A fifth person has been arrested on charges stemming from the slaying of a Mississippi police officer outside his police station. Andre A. Sullivan was charged Thursday as an accessory after the fact and jailed in Harrison County. SENT: 408 words.

AP Photos JX502-0506191203, MSJAD201-0507190829, RPJM202-0507191843.

MISSISSIPPI ELECTIONS 2019

JACKSON, Miss. _ A campaign spokesman says Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has $6.7 million to spend running for Mississippi governor. The spokesman, Parker Briden, says Friday that Reeves raised more than $1 million during the first four months of this year. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 135 words. Will be updated.

SPRING FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where the river broke through levees in March. The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt County, where some of its approximately 160 residents were beginning to clean up after the last deluge. SENT: 616 words.

AP Photos IANH107-0510191233, IANH102-0510191330, IANH106-0510191235, LAGH108-0510191622, LAGH109-0510191619, LAGH110-0510191619, LAGH104-0510191447, IANH103-0510191329, TXHOU808-0510190836, TXHOU810-0510191209.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT _ A graduating senior will address other graduates at Mississippi College's commencement.

_ SHOOTING-UNKNOWN SUSPECTS _ Police on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say they believe two people fired guns in a Sunday incident that wounded three people.

_ GUN THEFTS-SHIPPING WORKER _ A former package truck unloader is accused of taking three guns in Mississippi.

_ DEATH ROW APPEAL _The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won't reconsider appeals from a death row inmate convicted of capital murder after a woman he was living with was stabbed to death and her home was burned.

_ UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI COMMENCEMENT _ The University of Mississippi will salute more than 5,500 graduates Saturday, although it will do so under a roof because of rain in the forecast.

_ SCHOOL TESTING-MISSISSIPPI _ About one-third of Mississippi school districts reported problems Friday with the electronic system that students use to take statewide math and English-language arts tests.

_ BARBERSHOP SHOOTING-ARREST _ An Indiana man wanted for murder has been arrested in Mississippi.

_ POLICE-FATAL COLLISION _ Police are investigating a wreck between a police officer and a woman in Mississippi's largest city that ended with the woman dying.

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