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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

June 28, 2019 - 8:58 am

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

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



ATLANTA _ A new federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta seeks to block a Georgia law that bans most abortions, saying it's unconstitutional. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Georgia advocacy groups and abortion providers. By Kate Brumback. SENT: 667 words.


The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells The Associated Press that her decision came down to Biden's experience and her belief the former vice president is best positioned to beat President Donald Trump. Bottoms dismisses concerns about Biden's comments this month about the "civility" of working with segregationist senators. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 471 words, photo.


_ FATHER-SON KILLING _ Georgia police say a domestic violence call ended in tragedy with a man shooting his 2-year-old son and then himself.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)


_ OFFICERS IN SCHOOLS _ A South Carolina sheriff's office and school district have agreed to add more officers to schools.

_ STOLEN STREET SIGNS _ A South Carolina sheriff's office and school district have agreed to add more officers to schools.

ALABAMA (All times Central)



KILLEN, Ala. _ An Alabama man who denied feeding methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" has been arrested on new charges. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office tweeted that 35-year-old Mickey Paulk was caught Thursday night after fleeing drug investigators on a stolen motorcycle. Paulk was sought on multiple felony warrants unrelated to the squirrel he named "Deeznutz," who became infamous after police said they'd been warned that it was fueled on meth and trained to attack.


_ OFFICER-VICTIM RUN OVER _ An Alabama woman has been arrested in the death of a man who was assaulted during a carjacking and run over by an off-duty officer.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)



NEW ORLEANS _ NASA and Boeing officials show progress on rockets being built for the next moon landing. Developing.


_ EX-OFFICER-MURDER CHARGE _ A former New York City police officer has been indicted on murder charges in Louisiana.

_ ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES _ A former New York City police officer has been indicted on murder charges in Louisiana.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)



JACKSON, Miss. _ Three Mississippi lawmakers are retiring as of Monday, when the new state budget year begins. Developing.


_ POLICE-DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT _ A Mississippi city is being sued by a former police chief who says he was demoted because of religious discrimination.

_ COOPER TIRE-EXPANSION _ A northeast Mississippi tire maker plans a new $3.4 million warehouse.


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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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