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

February 14, 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

GUN CONTROL-RHODE ISLAND

On the one-year anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Rhode Island’s governor announces the gun control legislation she’s asking state lawmakers to pass. By Jennifer McDermott. UPCOMING: 300 words following 3 p.m. event.

SALMON RECOVERY

The federal government has outlined an ambitious, costly new plan to restore populations of Atlantic salmon in the United States. American rivers once teemed with the salmon, but populations have declined to the point where the last remaining wild populations in the country exist only in a handful of rivers in Maine. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ PLASTIC BAG BAN: A pair of Cranston city councilmen is proposing a ban on certain types of plastic shopping bags. SENT.

_ MANHOLE COVER DEATH: The family of a Massachusetts woman killed on her way to work when a 200-pound manhole cover flew up and crashed through her vehicle’s windshield has sued the state Transportation Department and two contractors. SENT.

_ WIFE SLAIN: A Massachusetts jury has rejected the insanity defense of a man charged with strangling his estranged wife. SENT.

SPORTS:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Sacred Heart at Bryant, 7 p.m.

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