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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

January 11, 2019

Good morning. 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 reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

Bob Salsberg is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



OGDEN, Utah — Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she’s considering trying to get a job at a grocery store. Weatherly is among the 800,000 federal employees who aren’t getting paychecks for the first time Friday because of the lingering government shutdown. By Brady McCombs and Juliet Lindermansent. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos. AP Video.


BOSTON _ Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is rallying with federal workers to demand an end to the government shutdown. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1 p.m., photos.


_ COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR _ In a first for the state, Rhode Island has named a deaf man as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year.

_ RARE PENNY SOLD _ A rare copper penny that a Massachusetts man found in his lunch money more than 70 years ago has been sold at an auction for more than $200,000.



RALEIGH, N.C. _ Top-ranked Duke visits No. 13 Florida State to headline the Atlantic Coast Conference’s weekend schedule. The week ahead includes a top-10 instate matchup between No. 4 Virginia and No. 9 Virginia Tech, while Boston College’s Ky Bowman is putting up big numbers entering a weekend trip to Notre Dame. By Aaron Beard. SENT. 450 words and photos.


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