BC-Deep South News Digest Advisory

May 17, 2019 - 2:33 pm

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

STORAGE UNIT DEATHS-ARREST

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. _ A man wanted in the deaths of two Georgia men whose bodies were found inside a storage unit has been captured. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the FBI's SWAT team and DeKalb County Police arrested 32-year-old Robert Maurice Carlisle, of Lithonia, Georgia, on Thursday at a home in Stone Mountain. SENT: 272 words.

XGR-ABORTION-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri's Republican-led Legislature on Friday approved a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, joining Alabama and other states that have moved to severely restrict the procedure. Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign the bill. By Summer Ballentine. SENT: 642 words.

AP Photos NYHK303-0116192040.

WITH: XGR-ABORTION-MISSOURI-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

_ ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-NORTH CAROLINA _ Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making his first public appearances in North Carolina for his 2020 presidential bid as part of a long weekend traveling through the South.

_ UNITED AIRLINES-LAYOFFS _ United Airlines says it will cut about 100 accounting jobs in Houston in July and shift the work to a contractor..

IN SPORTS:

BBN--BREWERS-BRAVES

ATLANTA _ Max Fried will look for his sixth win when the Atlanta Braves face Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night in the opening game of a weekend series. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:20 p.m.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

ABANDONED BABY-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ A South Carolina mother already facing a murder charge for abandoning her baby daughter in 1990 is now charged with dumping the body of her infant son nearly a year earlier. DNA tests determined the two babies had the same mother and father, leading to Thursday's arrest of Brook Graham, Greenville County Sheriff's Lt. Ryan Flood said. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 364 words.

AP Photos NYJK503-0517191423.

STORE CLERK KILLED

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South Carolina's death row is getting its first new prisoner in more than five years after a jury sentenced a man to death for the shooting of a store clerk during a robbery. Jerome Jenkins did not dispute he killed Balla Paruchuri at a Conway convenience store in January 2015. But he did ask a Horry County jury to spare his life. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 542 words.

ALEXANDER HAMILTON LETTER

BOSTON _ A 1780 letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette stolen from the Massachusetts Archives decades ago has been found and now an effort is underway to get it back. The U.S. attorney's office in Boston this week filed a forfeiture complaint in federal court asking a judge to order the letter returned to the state. SENT: 132 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ SOVEREIGN CITIZEN SCHEME _ A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding people through a "sovereign citizen" scheme.

_ TECH FIRM-FRAUD _ A South Carolina technology company and its leader are accused of fraudulently obtaining numerical internet addresses worth a total of up to $14.4 million.

_ ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-NORTH CAROLINA _ Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making his first public appearances in North Carolina for his 2020 presidential bid as part of a long weekend traveling through the South.

IN SPORTS:

BKC--CLEMSON-MOORE

CLEMSON, S.C. _ Former Texas Tech forward Khavon Moore says he's headed to Clemson to play basketball with the Tigers. The 6-foot-7 freshman from Macon, Georgia, posted a picture of himself in a Tigers uniform on Twitter with "Committed" across the image. SENT: 158 words.

CAR--NASCAR-ALL-STAR RACE

CONCORD, N.C. _ NASCAR will be using the 2019 All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a research and development project on how to improve their cars and create better and more exciting competition for next year, By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT

CAR--NASCAR-ALL-STAR RAC QUALIFYING

CONCORD, N.C. _ Mandatory pit stops are expected to play a factor in the unique All-Star race qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Qualifying begins at 7 p.m. EDT

Also:

_CAR-NASCAR-TRUCK. Upcoming: 300 words

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-SENATE-ROY MOORE

WASHINGTON _ Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they'll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago sexual harassment of teenagers. Moore's defeat for the same seat two years ago made him the first Republican in reliably red Alabama to lose a Senate race in a quarter century. National party leaders say a Moore nomination would endanger what they view as a strong shot at defeating Sen. Doug Jones, the Democrat and former federal prosecutor who upset Moore two years ago. By Alan Fram and Kim Chandler. SENT: 1,011 words.

AP Photos WX201-1212171651.

EXECUTION-ALABAMA

ATMORE, Ala. _ A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama. It wasn't to be. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 460 words.

AP Photos NYJK405-0116141511, NY108-0423191832.

IN BRIEF:

_ STORE-MAN ABLAZE _ After a man set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama, authorities say they are trying to understand why he did it.

_ ALABAMA UNEMPLOYMENT _ Alabama's unemployment rate is up slightly despite what officials are calling record employment in the state.

_ ABORTION-MARYLAND COMPTROLLER _Maryland's comptroller says he's urging the state's pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban.

_ ELECTION 2020-SANDERS-NORTH CAROLINA _ Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making his first public appearances in North Carolina for his 2020 presidential bid as part of a long weekend traveling through the South

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION-LOUISIANA GOVERNOR

BATON ROUGE, La. _ A look at John Bel Edwards, the Democratic governor of Louisiana, who has said he will sign a bill severely restricting abortion in his state if it passes the Legislature. Edwards, facing reelection this year in a deep red state, would be the increasingly rare Democrat to support such restrictions. By Melinda Deslatte. Developing.

ZOO-NEW LION EXHIBIT

NEW ORLEANS _ A new lion exhibit is opening at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. During a recent tour, the African lions could be seen lounging in the shade of an enormous rock surrounded by open grass and tree limbs. By Stacey Plaisance. SENT: 134 words. Will be updated.

AP Photos LAGH110-0516191155, LAGH109-0516191155, LAGH102-0516191147, LAGH108-0516191150, LAGH105-0516191200.

AP Video.

MEDICARE FRAUD SENTENCE

BATON ROUGE, La. _ A Louisiana doctor has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health insurers. The U.S. Justice Department says in a Friday news release that 66-year-old John Eastham Clark of Baton Rouge was sentenced to 37 months. SENT: 138 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ PHYSICAL THERAPISTS-SEXUAL ASSAULT _ Two attorneys for Louisiana's physical therapist licensing board are being fired after withering criticism from state lawmakers over the board's handling of sexual misconduct cases.

_ ETHICS BOARD-LAWMAKERS _ Louisiana's ethics board has opened the door for lawmakers to immediately take some other Capitol jobs once their terms end.

_ CHILD RAPE-SENTENCE _ A 39-year-old Louisiana woman has received a life sentence for repeatedly raping a young girl.

_ SURVEILLANCE-RECALCITRANT NEIGHBORHOOD _ Authorities near Plaquemine, Louisiana, are seeking at least $400,000 in surveillance technology to monitor a neighborhood they say won't help with investigations.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

XGR-ABORTION-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri's Republican-led Legislature on Friday approved a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, joining Alabama and other states that have moved to severely restrict the procedure. Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign the bill. By Summer Ballentine. SENT: 642 words.

AP Photos NYHK303-0116192040.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN

TOKYO _ Nissan proposed Friday adding Renault's chief executive, Thierry Bollore, to its board, as well as several outsiders, to strengthen its governance following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The Japanese automaker's proposals will be put to a shareholder vote at a meeting set for June. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 340 words.

AP Photos TKMY102-0214191135.

IN BRIEF:

_ GENDER REVEAL-FIRETRUCK _ Officials of Columbus, Mississippi, are questioning the use of city equipment at private events after a firetruck was used at a gender reveal party to spray pink water into the air.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--MISSISSIPPI ST-STEVENS

STARKVILLE, Miss. _ Mississippi State has added Penn State transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens to its football team. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Stevens was Trace McSorley's backup on the Nittany Lions. He has thrown for 304 yards and four touchdowns over 23 career games while also running for 506 yards and eight touchdowns. SENT: 148 words.

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