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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

September 10, 2018

Good morning. 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.

Mark Pratt is on the desk followed by Alanna Durkin Richer. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR

A contentious and bitter Democratic gubernatorial primary in Rhode Island pits well-funded incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo against former Secretary of State Matt Brown. Meanwhile, Republican Allan Fung, a supporter of President Donald Trump, is favored to win his party’s nomination for a second time. By Michelle R. Smith and Jennifer McDermott. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF

— STUDENT PILOT-EMERGENCY LANDING: Authorities say a 17-year-old student pilot making her first solo flight executed a successful emergency landing in Massachusetts after losing a wheel during takeoff. SENT.

— MBTA FACILITIES: An inventory of the condition of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority facilities has found that many stations, garages, and parking lots are in a state of disrepair. SENT.

— DEAD WHALE: Authorities say a humpback whale calf that was seen floating near the coast of Massachusetts has died. SENT.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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