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

July 31, 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. Sarah Betancourt 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Judy Sheindlin, best known as TV’s “Judge Judy,” is buying a $9 million estate in Newport, Rhode Island. Known as the “Bird House,” the Newport Daily News reports the home was owned by the late Dorrance Hill Hamilton, who died last year. A statement from Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty quotes Sheindlin as saying she and her husband hope to fall in love with Newport. SENT: 135 words.


— GOVERNORS AND PREMIERS: The annual meeting of the New England Governors and the Eastern Canadian premiers is going to be held Vermont next month. SENT: 125 words.

— POLICE OFFICERS SHOT: A man accused of shooting two Massachusetts police officers has been arraigned at a hospital in Boston, and is pleading not guilty. SENT: 130 words.

—BREAK-IN SUSPECTS ARRESTED: Police say they have arrested two men for breaking and entering into multiple homes in Rhode Island. SENT: 135 words.

— 3D GUNS-NEW ENGLAND — Two New England lawmakers are looking to ban the 3D printing of plastic firearms.

— PROVIDENCE SCHOOLS — The Providence City Council has approved a measure that would authorize city officials to borrow $160 million to upgrade school infrastructure.



BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Boston is sending Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 650 words, photos.


BOSTON — Drew Pomeranz takes the mound for the Boston Red Sox as they close out a two-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park.

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