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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

April 15, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

BOSTON MARATHON

Lawrence Cherono outkicked Lelisa Desisa and passed him just steps away from the tape, winning the 123rd Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 7 minutes 57 seconds on Monday to claim his first major victory. Worknesh Degefa broke away from defending champion Des Linden and the rest of the women’s pack in the Framingham flats and ran alone for the last 20 miles to her first major marathon victory. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 450 words, photos. Will be updated.

With: BOSTON MARATHON-THE LATEST

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are pleading not guilty to charges they took part in the sweeping college admissions bribery scam, according to court documents filed Monday. The couple is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though neither is a rower. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 500 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-WARREN-ENERGY

Elizabeth Warren is vowing to prohibit new fossil fuel leasing on public lands if she’s elected president, one of several new energy proposals she rolled out on Monday before a campaign swing in two Western states. SENT: 410 words, photos.

SEVERE WEATHER

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed at least eight people. SENT: 350 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DEADLY WINDOW FALL: Police in Rhode Island are investigating the death of a woman who apparently fell from a third-story window. SENT.

_ WOODLANDS PROTECTION: Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill that would help protect woodlands from being cleared to make way for solar farms. SENT.

_ GAS PRICES-RHODE ISLAND: Rhode Islanders are paying 8 cents per gallon more for gasoline this week. SENT.

_ GAS PRICES-MASSACHUSETTS: The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has jumped 6 cents in the past week. SENT.

_ FOUR STABBED: Police say four people have been stabbed in Springfield. Police say an altercation spilled out of Le Souk bar early Monday morning. SENT.

_ CHAIN REACTION CRASH: State police say four people were hospitalized when a crash involving a motorcycle and a car led almost immediately to second crash involving two more motorcycles and a car. SENT.

_ LBJ STATUE-TEXAS SCHOOL: A statue of Lyndon Baines Johnson holding a book has been unveiled at a South Texas school where the future president taught more than 30 years before reaching the White House. SENT.

SPORTS

BRUINS-MAPLE LEAFS

The Boston Bruins visit the Toronto Maple Leafs for game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Game starts at 7 p.m.

ORIOLES-RED SOX

Baltimore plays Boston at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 11 a.m.

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