BC-Deep South News Digest Advisory

July 03, 2019 - 7:19 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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

IMMIGRATION-DETENTION

ATLANTA _ A government spokesman says President Donald Trump's administration is evaluating vacant properties near five U.S. cities as potential permanent sites to hold unaccompanied migrant children. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Weber said Wednesday that property is being assessed in and around Atlanta; Phoenix; Dallas; Houston; and San Antonio, Texas. SENT: 136 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE SHOOTING-GEORGIA _ Body camera video shows how hard police in Georgia tried to deescalate an encounter with a knife-wielding man before finally shooting him.

_ CHICKEN COOP-RESENTENCED _ A woman convicted of abusing her adoptive teenage daughter has to be resentenced by the Georgia Court of Appeals.

IN SPORTS:

BBN--PHILLIES-BRAVES

ATLANTA _ Bryse Wilson is expected to make his second start for Atlanta since being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett when the first-place Braves continue their NL East series against Nick Pivetta and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:20 p.m.

SEC ATHLETES OF YEAR

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Florida hurdler/sprinter Grant Holloway and Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi have been named the 2018-19 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference male and female athletes of the year. SEC athletic directors voted on the award. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement that "Grant and Maria are perfect examples of what it means to be a student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference." SENT: 151 words.

SOC--MLS-ALANTA UNITED-FIRE. Upcoming: 150 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

IN BRIEF:

_ WIFE KILLED _ Authorities say they have charged a husband with murder in the killing of his 46-year-old wife found shot on the side of a South Carolina highway.

_ MEDICAID FRAUD _ Two South Carolina women have been sentenced following their guilty plea to charges that their health care company overbilled autistic patients, costing the U.S. government millions.

_ FATAL CRASH-TEEN DRIVER _ Authorities say a 19-year-old driver fleeing a South Carolina Highway Patrol checkpoint crashed into a house and killed a sleeping woman.

_ BAD AIR QUALITY _ Environmental officials have issued an alert for poor air quality in parts of South Carolina.

IN SPORTS:

SEC ATHLETES OF YEAR

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Florida hurdler/sprinter Grant Holloway and Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi have been named the 2018-19 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference male and female athletes of the year. SEC athletic directors voted on the award. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement that "Grant and Maria are perfect examples of what it means to be a student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference." SENT: 151 words.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TRADE WAR-FARM AID

MINNEAPOLIS _ When President Donald Trump's administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade dispute with China, the payments were capped. But many large farming operations had no trouble finding legal ways around them, records provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act show. The government paid out nearly $2.8 million to a Missouri soybean-growing operation registered as three entities at the same address. More than $900,000 went to five other farm businesses, in Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and two in Texas. Three other farming operations collected more than $800,000. Sixteen more collected over $700,000. And the data list more than 3,000 recipients who collected more than the $125,000 cap. By Steve Karnowski and Balint Szalai. SENT: 1,113 words.

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AP Video Planned

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_ With BC-US--Trade War-Farm Aid-How It Works.

IN BRIEF:

_ FETAL MANSLAUGHTER _ An Alabama district attorney is expected to announce whether she'll pursue charges against a woman indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight.

AP Photos NYDD206-0605172025.

_ POLICE CHASE-OFFICERS INJURED _ Three Alabama police officers were injured during a chase that ended with the arrest of a man suspected of stealing a car.

_ ATTACK SQUIRREL _ An Alabama man accused of feeding methamphetamine to what authorities called an "attack squirrel" is being charged with a state wildlife offense.

_ TODDLER-CAR DEATH _ Alabama police say the parents of a 2-year-old boy were under the influence of marijuana when the toddler left the house, got trapped inside a hot vehicle and died.

_ CHILD-FIRE DEATH _ Authorities believe an Alabama boy found dead inside a partially burned home didn't die from the fire.

IN SPORTS:

SEC ATHLETES OF YEAR

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Florida hurdler/sprinter Grant Holloway and Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi have been named the 2018-19 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference male and female athletes of the year. SEC athletic directors voted on the award. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement that "Grant and Maria are perfect examples of what it means to be a student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference." SENT: 151 words.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-HARRIS

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris picked up another endorsement Wednesday from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, where she is competing for support with former Vice President Joe Biden. Connecticut Democrat Jahana Hayes posted an op-ed in Essence on Wednesday ahead of the magazine's annual gathering this weekend in New Orleans. Hayes cited Harris' story of being bused as a young girl in Berkeley, California, which the California Democrat spoke about in last week's Democratic presidential debate. By Errin Haines Whack.

AP Photos WX206-0628190230.

TRADE WAR-FARM AID

MINNEAPOLIS _ When President Donald Trump's administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade dispute with China, the payments were capped. But many large farming operations had no trouble finding legal ways around them, records provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act show. The government paid out nearly $2.8 million to a Missouri soybean-growing operation registered as three entities at the same address. More than $900,000 went to five other farm businesses, in Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and two in Texas. Three other farming operations collected more than $800,000. Sixteen more collected over $700,000. And the data list more than 3,000 recipients who collected more than the $125,000 cap. By Steve Karnowski and Balint Szalai. SENT: 1,113 words.

AP Photos RPDL401-0620190638, RPSB401-0625191015, RPSB402-0625190959, GFX0236-0628192032.

AP Video Planned

_ Eds: ABRIDGED VERSION AVAILABLE.

_ Licensed members may localize with data from: https://data.world/associatedpress/tariff-subsidies .

_ With BC-US--Trade War-Farm Aid-How It Works.

IN BRIEF:

_ BOOSIE BADAZZ-BLACK BEACH _ Rapper Boosie BadAzz has been ordered to pay about $233,000 to a security guard who pepper sprayed him at a Mississippi Gulf Coast mall.

_ FRATERNITY PLEDGE DEATH _ A former Louisiana State University student charged in the alcohol-related death of a fraternity pledge isn't allowed to use the victim's history of alcohol and drug use as evidence.

IN SPORTS:

SEC ATHLETES OF YEAR

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Florida hurdler/sprinter Grant Holloway and Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi have been named the 2018-19 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference male and female athletes of the year. SEC athletic directors voted on the award. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement that "Grant and Maria are perfect examples of what it means to be a student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference." SENT: 151 words.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MISSISSIPPI PORT-JOBS

GULFPORT, Miss. _ A port on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has fewer maritime jobs now than it did before a $570 million restoration and expansion project funded by a federal grant. But, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said the state is complying with job-creation requirements, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says the project is a success. SENT: 148 words. UPCOMING: 475 words by 5 p.m.

TRADE WAR-FARM AID

MINNEAPOLIS _ When President Donald Trump's administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade dispute with China, the payments were capped. But many large farming operations had no trouble finding legal ways around them, records provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act show. The government paid out nearly $2.8 million to a Missouri soybean-growing operation registered as three entities at the same address. More than $900,000 went to five other farm businesses, in Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and two in Texas. Three other farming operations collected more than $800,000. Sixteen more collected over $700,000. And the data list more than 3,000 recipients who collected more than the $125,000 cap. By Steve Karnowski and Balint Szalai. SENT: 1,113 words.

AP Photos RPDL401-0620190638, RPSB401-0625191015, RPSB402-0625190959, GFX0236-0628192032.

AP Video Planned

_ Eds: ABRIDGED VERSION AVAILABLE.

_ Licensed members may localize with data from: https://data.world/associatedpress/tariff-subsidies.

_ With BC-US--Trade War-Farm Aid-How It Works.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHOCTAW TRIBAL ELECTION _ Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have elected a new chief.

_ DOGS-HOT VEHICLE _ Authorities say a Mississippi woman who left several puppies to die in a hot car has been arrested in Florida.

_ BOOSIE BADAZZ-BLACK BEACH _ Rapper Boosie BadAzz has been ordered to pay about $233,000 to a security guard who pepper sprayed him at a Mississippi Gulf Coast mall.

_ LAWMAKER-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE _ The misdemeanor domestic violence trial for a Mississippi lawmaker is delayed because a local prosecutor stepped down from the case.

IN SPORTS:

SEC ATHLETES OF YEAR

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Florida hurdler/sprinter Grant Holloway and Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi have been named the 2018-19 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference male and female athletes of the year. SEC athletic directors voted on the award. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement that "Grant and Maria are perfect examples of what it means to be a student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference." SENT: 151 words.

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