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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

March 15, 2019

Good morning. 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 AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



International events kicking off the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage from Europe to the New World in 1620 are being announced. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon, more on merits; photo planned.


_ POLICE FREE RIDES: A Rhode Island police department is offering free rides on the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day to ensure people have a safe holiday. SENT.

_ INFANT DEATH: A Massachusetts man whose 8-month-old daughter died days after he brought her to the hospital with severe injuries is now facing a murder charge. SENT.

_ STOLEN TRASH TRUCK: Police say they’ve recovered a trash truck that was stolen from Boston’s Logan International Airport. SENT.



Rhode Island vs. VCU in Atlantic 10 Tournament, noon, in Brooklyn, N.Y.


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