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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

February 7, 2019

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 until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION

Interstate fishing managers are starting the process of trying to reduce the amount of lobster fishing gear off the East Coast in an attempt to save a declining species of rare whale. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission announced on Wednesday that it will consider options designed to reduce vertical lobster fishing lines in the water by as much as 40 percent. The lines pose a threat to the North Atlantic right whale. SENT: 360 words, photos.

CONGRESS-GREEN NEW DEAL

Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The freshman lawmaker and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are teaming up on the plan, which aims to eliminate the U.S. carbon footprint by 2030. SENT: 510 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ LATE NIGHT KILLING: Authorities are investigating a late night fatal shooting in Lynn. Police responded to reports of a shooting on Elm Street at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. SENT.

_ LANDSCAPING TOOL THEFT: A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to charges he broke into a landscaping trailer and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of landscaping tools. SENT.

_ MARIJUANA DEAL SHOOTING: A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting another man during a drug deal. SENT.

_ HERRING FISHING: Interstate fishing managers are proposing options to try to better protect the Gulf of Maine’s population of herring, which is a valuable fish that has declined in recent years. SENT.

SPORTS:

LAKERS-CELTICS

Two of the teams with an interest in adding Anthony Davis meet when the Lakers visit the Celtics. Boston has won five straight. Since the return of LeBron James from a groin injury Los Angeles has lost two out of its last three, including a career-worst 42-point loss at Indiana. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words. Tip-off at 8 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

William & Mary at Northeastern, 7 p.m.

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