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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

May 4, 2019

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



If ever there was a topic that might easily lend itself to bipartisan agreement in Massachusetts it would be lobster, the tasty crustacean that’s long been both a staple of New England cuisine and a vital part of the region’s economy. Democratic and Republican leaders on Beacon Hill are moving toward consensus on legislation that seeks to expand lobster processing, in turn growing markets and giving consumers a wider selection of lobster products at restaurants and local supermarkets. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 740 words, photo.


_ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE KILLING: Police say a man stabbed his wife to death and tried to kill himself while their two children were in the family’s Stoughton home. SENT.

_ FREED MAN-NEW CHARGES: A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a rape he says he did not commit before being freed in 2016 is now accused by police of raping a woman in January. SENT.

_ FATAL FIRE: Authorities in Chelsea say a man’s body has been found after a fire that damaged two multifamily homes and displaced more than 30 people. SENT.

_ OFFICERS HONORED: About 50 police officers from Massachusetts, including two killed in the line of duty, are being recognized this weekend for their bravery, service and humanitarian acts. SENT.

_ POLICE CHASE: Rhode Island police say they chased a woman driving a stolen pickup truck while under the influence through several cities and towns for about 25 minutes before she crashed in a restaurant parking lot and was taken into custody. SENT.



The Boston Bruins host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. By JImmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox continue their four-game series. Eduardo Rodriguez starts for Boston, with Manny Banuelos pitching for Chicago. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


The New England Revolution plays at the Philadelphia Union. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


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