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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 6 pm, RI

November 7, 2018

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

AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott can be reached at 401-274-2270 or jmcdermott@ap.org

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW

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.

TOP STORIES

ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Democrats have extended their dominance over the state House of Representatives. They picked up two seats in the 75-member House on Tuesday, which drops the number of Republicans from 11 to nine, provided mail ballot results don’t change any election results. The state elections board continues certifying mail ballots Wednesday. SENT: 580 words.

ELECTION 2018-ELIZABETH WARREN

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has pledged to take a hard look at a presidential run, is planning to speak at Brown University the day after winning re-election to a second six-year term. With Tuesday’s win, focus on Warren’s next move is intensifying with supporters and critics scouring her words and actions for hints about whether she will launch a 2020 White House bid. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words following 5 p.m. speech. More on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— ELECTION 2018-MAYORS-RHODE ISLAND: Incumbent mayors throughout Rhode Island won re-election. Democratic Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza won a second term Tuesday after fending off a challenge from independent Dee Dee Witman. Mayors in Johnston, Warwick, Woonsocket and Pawtucket also won re-election. SENT.

— HASBRO FUTURE: Two Rhode Island mayors are calling on Gov. Gina Raimondo and state lawmakers to help prevent toy maker Hasbro from leaving the area. SENT.

— SPECIAL EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE: The new executive director of a Rhode Island nonprofit that helps special education students says she will do whatever it takes to keep the program afloat. SENT.

— ROBBERY-SALVATION ARMY: Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who broke into a Rhode Island Salvation Army. SENT.

— BAD CHECKS: Police in Newport say the husband and wife team who own a fashion boutique have been charged on multiple counts of issuing fraudulent checks. SENT.

SPORTS:

TITANS-BUTLER

The Titans gave cornerback Malcolm Butler a five-year deal with $30 million guaranteed in March. Halfway through the season, Butler has been the defender beaten most often on a defense that currently allowing the fewest points per game in the NFL. And Tom Brady and the Patriots are up next to pick on their former teammate. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 575 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

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