BC-AL–Alabama News Coverage Advisory, AL

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news covering is shaping up today in Alabama. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Alabama/Georgia News Editor Jim Van Anglen at 404-522-8971 or jvananglen@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Temperatures plunged into the single digits in Alabama as the coldest weather of the season settled over the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Approximately 350 words.

With: BC-US–Deep Freeze


—1ST DISTRICT-BYRNE— Alabama’s newest member of Congress will take the oath of office Wednesday in Washington. SENT: 85 words.

—HEALTH OVERHAUL-ALABAMA— A new report says about 198,000 uninsured Alabamians are eligible for federal subsidies to purchase health insurance under the new federal health care law. SENT: 130 words.

—PRESIDENTIAL AWARD— President Barack Obama has named University of Alabama geologist Samantha Hansen as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. SENT: 130 words.


—EMERGENCY LANDING— A small plane made an emergency landing near Trent Lott International Airport Monday after a power loss. SENT: 130 words.


If you have stories or regional or statewide interest, please email them to apalabama@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Alabama and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics, such as education, politics and business.

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