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

February 22, 2019

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


NEW YORK _ A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute as swastikas flank a giant portrait of George Washington. Unimaginable to most Americans, the pro-Hitler rally that took place 80 years ago this week inside New York’s Madison Square Garden is the subject of a short documentary that’s up for an Oscar. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon. With photos.


WATERTOWN, N.Y. _ An upstate New York community is struggling to cope with the deaths of four children and their father in a house fire. A funeral on Friday in Watertown will celebrate the lives of Aaron Bodah and his daughters: 4-year-old Skylar; 6-year-old Erin; 8-year-old Alexa and 14-year-old Merissa. SENT: 253 words; will be updated.


NEW YORK — Children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems sees creativity as part of a grownup’s job. “Having a child is an opportunity to be silly again,” says Willems, who has been named the Kennedy Center’s first ever “Education Artist-In-Residence.” SENT: 438 words.


_ DEATH PENALTY RULING-DEFENDANT: A man who pleaded guilty in a case that prompted Delaware’s Supreme Court to overturn a death penalty law in the state has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

_ GRANDFATHER SLAIN: An 18-year-old girl has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for her part in the beating and stabbing death of her step-grandfather in his western New York home.

_ CAR INTO STORE: The 32-year-old mother who was killed when an enraged driver plowed into a family of six young children outside a 7-Eleven store in Rockland County is being called a hero.

_ SCHENECTADY REDEVELOPMENT-TONKO: Congressman Paul Tonko is poised to get an up-close look at a project to revitalize a neighborhood in Schenectady.

_ FORD FOUNDATION-FAMILY: A member of the Ford family is on the board of the New York City-based foundation that bears its name for the first time in more than four decades.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.