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AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

September 19, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

INMATE ARTIST

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A prison inmate who’s become known for his art while serving time for a murder he says he didn’t commit is set to appear in court in a bid for release. While in prison, Valentino Dixon rekindled his childhood talent for drawing, creating vivid colored pencil landscapes, including of golf courses he’s seen only in pictures. Stories about him in Golf Digest magazine have helped bring attention to his case. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 130 words, photos; will be updated to 450 words by 2 p.m.

CHURCH ABUSE-BROOKLYN

NEW YORK — Four men who said they were sexually abused as boys by a teacher at a Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn. SENT: 364 words.

— BUFFALO DIOCESE-SEX ABUSE: An online petition is calling for the resignation of the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York — who has so far resisted all calls to resign.

PLUM ISLAND

Lawmakers in Connecticut and New York are moving to block the sale of Plum Island, the latest effort to block private development on the former germ warfare testing site in Long Island Sound that is also a habitat for over 200 bird species. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. Photos planned.

HKN--OFFICIALS-TRAINING CAMP

BUFFALO, N.Y. — NHL players are not the only ones going through training camp before the season. More than 80 referees and linesmen gathered in Buffalo, New York, for a five-day camp of their own It included video sessions, pick-up games and even a few jokes about some of them needing glasses. The officials say the session is invaluable in preparing them for the grind that comes with a season stretching over parts of the next 10 months. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 660 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— JEWELRY HEIST: New York City police are searching for two people they say stole at least $100,000 in jewelry from a Manhattan store.

— WOMAN ASSAULTED-CHASE: Police in upstate New York say a man suspected of raping a woman at gunpoint has been taken into custody at a hospital after he eluded police.

— LAKE CHAMPLAIN-BOATER RESCUED: The U.S. Coast Guard says Burlington, Vermont-based crewmembers have rescued a woman whose boat capsized on New York’s side of Lake Champlain.

— LAKE GEORGE-WASTEWATER: Officials say they’ll complete design work for Lake George’s proposed $22 million wastewater treatment plan by the end of next month.

— NEW YORK-TEACHER HONOR: A teacher who immigrated to the United States and now teaches other new arrivals in the Bronx is New York’s Teacher of the Year.

— WWI CENTENNIAL-NY SOLDIERS: Members of a New York Army National Guard unit that traces its lineage to the “Harlem Hellfighters” of World War I fame are headed to Europe for centennial commemorative events this month.

— POLICE-TODDLER’S DEATH: A Westchester mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to murder.

— CHARGING STATION REBATE: New York is offering rebates to encourage the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

— CEMETERY PROJECT-DAR GRANT: An Albany-area cemetery has received a grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution to restore the markers and monuments of hundreds of veterans.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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