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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Advisory, RI

December 19, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island and 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

_ BODIES IN WATER: PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Police in Rhode Island have identified two bodies that were recovered from the Providence River near the Hurricane Barrier. Providence Police said Monday the two men were 44-year-old Sean McElroy and 49-year-old Larry Horton, both of Providence. SENT.

_ ENDANGERED WHALES: NANTUCKET, Mass. _ The federal government is using a pair of protective zones to try to assist large aggregations of rare whales off the East Coast. The zones are voluntary speed restriction zones designed to protect North Atlantic right whales. One is 26 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, where a group of 33 right whales were spotted on Dec. 15. The other is 12 miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were four of the whales were seen on Dec. 14. SENT.

_ GIRL DIES: LAWRENCE, Mass. _ Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old girl in Massachusetts. The Essex district attorney’s office says first responders were called to a home in Lawrence Saturday morning where they found Precious Wallaces. SENT.

SPORTS:

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The Phoenix Suns visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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