AP-NC--North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC


Tuesday, March 6, 2018


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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ASHEVILLE — A North Carolina city has asked that all police body camera recordings of a white officer beating a black man accused of jaywalking last year be released. Asheville City Attorney Robin Currin filed a request Monday with Buncombe County Superior Court requesting the release of all footage related to the August arrest of Johnnie Jermaine Rush, 33, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. SENT: 240 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

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