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

September 18, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK — A court conference is held in the case of a purported self-help group accused of forcing women into having unwanted sex. Keith Raniere and five other people, including include television actress Alison Mack and Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, are facing sex-trafficking and other charges. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m. Developing from 12:15 p.m. hearing.

BLOOMBERG-2020

NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat. SENT: 227 words.

EMMYS-WINKLER

LOS ANGELES — Henry Winkler won the first Emmy of his career on Monday, more than four decades after he was first nominated for his role as The Fonz in “Happy Days.” Backstage, HE expressed wonder at the win and the path his life and career have taken, saying he dreamed of being an actor when he was 7 years old living in New York City. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 294 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-NEW YORK PREPAREDNESS: New York state’s Division of Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Management are activating to monitor the impacts of the remnants of Hurricane Florence as it moves into the state.

— AIR POLLUTION-CRIMINAL CASE: A judge says an upstate New York fuel manufacturer is guilty of violating probation by having emissions that could create a threat to public health.

— HEINZ AWARDS: A SUNY Fredonia scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

— POLICE SHOOTING-QUEENS: Police say a 54-year-old woman was fatally shot after she lunged at officers with a knife in Queens.

— POLICE OFFICERS-AWARDS: Six members of the Yonkers Police Department are sharing an award that honors New York state law enforcement officers who display bravery in the line of duty.

— PARKING GARAGE FIRE: Police have arrested a man on arson charges in connection with the fire in a parking garage that damaged dozens of vehicles and sent thick black smoke billowing over a Brooklyn neighborhood.

— BIKE PROJECT-NIAGARA FALLS: An upstate New York bicycle advocacy organization has received over $80,000 in grant funding to help make Niagara Falls more bike-friendly.

— ADIRONDACK PARKING: New York officials are banning roadside parking in an area highly popular with Adirondack hikers.

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.

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