You've got a beat story due no later than midnight Saturday this week.
Breaking news (stories about timely events like crimes, disasters, court actions, debates, key decisions) need to be filed by midnight of the day they happen. That's the nature of breaking news.
Less timely news features (trends, profiles and behind-the-scenes looks at people or issues on your beat) are due later in the week.
Be mindful of the competition. It pays to be first in this business.