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

March 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING-MEMORIAL

The creator of a permanent memorial to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings is giving the media a sneak peek at the monument. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ SHOT IN CAR: A reputed gang member from Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to shooting a young father from Rhode Island who was found dead inside his crashed car in 2016. SENT.

_ HOTEL SHOOTING: Massachusetts State Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting at a hotel in suburban Boston. SENT.

_ WAYFAIR-MALL STORE: Online furniture seller Wayfair is expanding its physical presence, opening its first permanent mall store later this year. SENT.

SPORTS

CELTICS-CAVALIERS

The struggling Boston Celtics visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

RED SOX-PEARCE

Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox. The 2018 World Series MVP exited an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort in his left calf. Pearce, a right-handed batter, normally platoons with lefty-hitting Mitch Moreland at first base. But the Red Sox will begin defense of their championship Thursday in Seattle without Pearce. SENT: 820 words, photos.

CBI-BROWN-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

James Batemon had 21 points as Loyola Marymount topped Brown 81-63 in the College Basketball Invitational second round on Monday night. SENT.

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