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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

January 15, 2019

Good morning. 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.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MASSACHUSETTS GAMBLING

BOSTON _ Massachusetts gambling regulators release monthly revenue numbers for the state’s two casinos. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.

AP WAS THERE-GREAT MOLASSES FLOOD

AP’s original coverage of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919, which killed 21 people and injured 150 others in Boston. SENT: 500 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ GIRLFRIEND SLAIN: A Westfield, Massachusetts man charged with killing his live-in girlfriend last weekend has been held without bail. SENT.

_ ICE RESCUE: Fire officials have rescued a 19-year-old man who fell through ice while skating in Massachusetts. SENT.

_ STUDENTS STRUCK: Officials say two students were hit by a car while walking to a Fall River, Massachusetts middle school. SENT.

SPORTS

BEHIND THE CALL

As the top four point producers in the NFL were advancing to the conference championship weekend for the first time, Dak Prescott was getting sacked by his own teammate, Tom Brady was embracing the underdog role a little too tightly and C.J. Anderson was making the most of his second, third ... no, fourth chance. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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