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

November 8, 2018

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 at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE SPEAKER-RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Democrats meet in Cranston to decide whether to return House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to his powerful leadership post. Several Democratic lawmakers have said they would not back him for speaker again. By Jennifer McDermott. UPCOMING: 300 words following 6 p.m. caucus.

AARON HERNANDEZ CONVICTION

Should Massachusetts do away with a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself? That’s what the state’s highest court will consider on Thursday. Hernandez’s murder conviction in the killing of Odin Lloyd was dismissed after Hernandez was found hanging in his cell last year. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 280 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— LARCENY-COFFEE CARD: Police in Rhode Island say a stolen Dunkin’ Donuts card led them to a suspect now charged with eight counts of larceny and two counts of vandalism. SENT.

SPORTS:

CANUCKS-BRUINS

The Boston Bruins play host to the Vancouver Canucks. Game starts at 7 p.m.

CELTICS-SUNS

After a loss in Denver, the Boston Celtics come to Phoenix, to face the lowly Suns, who were beaten by 22 points at home against Brooklyn on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET

PATRIOTS-TITANS

Mike Vrabel won three Super Bowl rings playing linebacker and goal-line pass threat for Bill Belichick in New England. Now the rookie head coach gets his first crack at his former coach when Vrabel’s Titans host former teammate Tom Brady and the Patriots in a game Tennessee desperately needs. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. 750 words, photos moving in advance.

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