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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

October 1, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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

BKC--COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK — What some call the sleazy side of college basketball recruiting will be on display at a criminal trial starting Monday in New York. A former agent, former amateur league coach and a former Adidas executive are charged with orchestrating prohibited payments to the families of student athletes. The defendants have all pleaded not guilty. The scandal already has brought down a coaching legend, Rick Pitino of Louisville. By Tom Hays. With photos. SENT: 729 words, photos. Will be updated from start of jury selection.

PFIZER-CEO CHANGE

NEW YORK — The New York based drugmaker Pfizer will replace CEO Ian Read with Chief Operating Officer Albert Bourla in January. SENT: 272 words, photos.

BBN--METS WRAPUP

NEW YORK — After a disappointing season, the Mets will start their search for a new GM. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— BOY SCOUTS STRUCK: A driver who plowed into a group of Boy Scouts walking along the shoulder of a road on Long Island — seriously injuring one of them — was arrested on drunken driving charges.

— FATAL FIRE: Police say a fire in Brooklyn has claimed the life of a 24-year-old man and critically injured a woman.

— JUDGE SANCTIONED: The lawyer for a New York judge who was indicted on weapons charges says he plans to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.

— FIRES-ALBANY NEIGHBORHOOD: Officials say 12 buildings have to be torn down after two weekend fires devastated an Albany neighborhood.

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