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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

February 11, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TEXTING SUICIDE

Attorneys for a woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself are seeking to keep her out of jail while they appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michelle Carter is scheduled to appear in court Monday when prosecutors’ request that she begin serving her 15-month sentence will be considered. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2 p.m. court hearing, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ DISABLED RIDE PROGRAM: A possible strike by drivers for a service that provides door-to-door rides for the disabled in the Boston area has been averted. SENT.

_ FATAL STABBING-NEW BEDFORD: One man is dead and another faces a murder charge after a weekend stabbing in New Bedford. SENT.

_ STRIPPERS-STOLEN POLICE GUN: A third person has been arrested in connection with the theft of a Boston police officer’s gun in Rhode Island. SENT.

_ WRONG WAY FATALITIES: Connecticut State Police say two people have died in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 91 in Wethersfield, including one from Massachusetts. SENT.

_ AUTO SHOP HIT-AND-RUN: Police in Massachusetts have apprehended a driver who they say crashed through the wall of an auto detailing business at a Wareham home. SENT.

SPORTS:

BEANPOT

Boston College faces Northeastern in the championship of the 67th Beanpot tournament. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

AROUND THE NBA

Kemba Walker is preparing for his third NBA All-Star game — and his first as a starter — this weekend on his home court in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once shouted “This is my city!” after a game-winning shot. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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