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AP-MA--Massachusetts & Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

August 5, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



William Gross, a 33-year-veteran of the Boston police department, is being sworn in as the city’s first black commissioner. By Alanna Durkin Richer. Upcoming 2 p.m. with photos.



Black leaders say they hope Boston’s first African American police commissioner will strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the city’s minority communities. By Alanna Durkin Richer. Upcoming 12 p.m. Photos by 6 p.m.


— APARTMENT FIRE: Massachusetts police are investigating a fire in an apartment that sent one person to the hospital. SENT: 100 words.

— MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY: Absentee ballots are now available for the Massachusetts primary election. SENT: 130 words.

— WOMAN SHOT: A Massachusetts woman has been shot in the ankle. SENT: 75 words.

— TORNADO AFTERMATH: A storm that sent a tornado spiraling through a Massachusetts town has left one person injured and dozens displaced. SENT: 135 words with photos.

— BEACH REOPENS: A Rhode Island beach has satisfactory water quality reports and has reopened. SENT: 70 words.

—3D-GUNS: A Rhode Island state senator says she’ll try to get the state to ban 3D-printed plastic guns in the next legislative session. SENT: 135 words.

— FIRE DEPARTMENT-GRANTS: Fire departments in Rhode Island are getting federal funding to buy new equipment. SENT: 135 words.

—MILK DEPOT: The University of Connecticut’s John Dempsey Hospital is opening the state’s first milk depot. SENT: 130 words.


BBA--Yankees-Red Sox

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox go for a four-game sweep of the rival New York Yankees when David Price faces Masahiro Tanaka at Fenway Park. By Ken Powtak. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.


Scott Sutter finished Yoshimar Yotun’s free kick in the 93rd minute in give Orlando City a 3-3 tie with the New England Revolution, with each team snapping a three-game losing streak. Yotun also had a free kick in the 71st minute that Amro Tarek headed home to make it 2-all. SENT: 275 words.


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