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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

March 21, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY-PRISON

Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some lawyers say. But others predict that most, if not all, will end up with probation and a fine, particularly if they quickly agree to accept responsibility and cooperate, which observers anticipate many will do. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 900 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ PACKAGE SPILL: Massachusetts State Police say a UPS tractor-trailer has crashed with another truck, scattering more than 1,000 packages across an interstate highway. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-DEVILS

The Boston Bruins will go for their third straight win when they face the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in their final meeting of the season. The teams split two games this season. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

NCAA-NORTHEASTERN-KANSAS

For the first time in 15 years, Kansas comes into the NCAA Tournament without a conference title under its belt. The young, inexperienced Jayhawks face 13th-seeded Northeastern. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.

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