AP-NC--North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving “new information.” The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were dead; a state grand jury didn’t file any new charges. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 850 words. AP Photos NYHK401, NYHK402, NYHK403. Note North Carolina angle.
FROM AP MEMBERS:
— SCHOOL GUARD-SEX ASSAULT, from CHARLOTTE — A school security guard from South Carolina has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a North Carolina school a number of times this year. SENT: 130 words.
— COASTAL FLOODING, from RALEIGH — Expected high tides in coastal areas across the country increase the likelihood of coastal flooding, potentially deadly ocean currents and sand erosion. SENT: 130 words.
— CHICKEN PLANT SOLD, from MOCKSVILLE — A poultry company has sold a chicken-processing plant to a longtime customer, months after a fire damaged the central portion of the North Carolina facility. SENT: 130 words.
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