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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

May 16, 2018

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 followed by Sarah Betancourt. 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Plans by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to purchase the assets of Mount Ida College are coming under scrutiny on Beacon Hill. The deal has generated controversy and is the subject of a Senate oversight hearing at the Statehouse on Wednesday. It’s unclear what, if any, power senators have to alter the deal. By Bob Salsberg. Upcoming: 500 words by 4 p.m.


— RAPE SUSPECT-SEARCH: A Massachusetts man charged with going on a multi-state crime rampage that started when he raped a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison. SENT: 130 words.

— STORMY WEATHER: The cleanup is underway throughout the Northeast a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and hundreds of thousands of customers without power. SENT: 130 words.

— CONSTRUCTION FALL: Federal workplace safety investigators are looking into the death of a construction worker who fell at a job site in Boston last week. SENT: 110 words.



The Oakland A’s visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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