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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

July 13, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org.

Dave Collins is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. The federal Department of Transportation says the Gateway tunnel project is lacking some key components to remain in the pipeline for billions in federal grants. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.


— SAILING HALL OF FAME: The Newport City Council is scheduled to vote on whether they will sell a city building to the National Sailing Hall of Fame. SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL SHOOTING-ARREST: Providence police say a Boston man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in the Rhode Island city earlier this month. SENT: 130 words.

— HOME INVASION: Providence police say a group of masked men broke into a city home and tied up the homeowners before ransacking the house. SENT: 130 words.

— NURSES-STRIKE NOTICE: The union representing nurses at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital has rejected a contract proposal and is set to issue a 10-day strike notice. SENT: 130 words.

— MAN KILLED-MOTORCYCLE CRASH: A 28-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash in Thursday in North Kingstown. SENT: 80 words.



The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Boston Red Sox, winners of 10 in a row. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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