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AP-RI-- Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

July 30, 2018

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

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

Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



An independent school in Richmond will be looking for a temporary location to hold classes in the upcoming school year after a massive fire gutted the building. On Sunday, about 250 firefighters from 22 departments battled the blaze at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School which was first reported at about 8 a.m. and continued to burn throughout the day. No injuries were reported and investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire. SENT: 139 words.


—GAS PRICES: Drivers in Rhode Island are paying a little more at the pump than they were a week ago. SENT: 110 words.

— HOME INVASION: Providence police say three men tied up a couple in an armed home invasion. SENT: 110 words.

—DRUNKEN DRIVING: Rhode Island State Police say they have arrested a Connecticut man that was allegedly drunken driving with a child in the vehicle. SENT: 130 words.



BOSTON — David Price will be on the hill for the Red Sox when they host the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:10 p.m.


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