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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

December 31, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

NYC NEW YEAR

NEW YORK _ Snoop Dogg, Sting and Christina Aguilera will welcome 2019 in a packed Times Square on Monday along with revelers from around the world who come to see the traditional crystal ball drop, fireworks and a blizzard of confetti. SENT: 490 words; will be updated. With photos, video.

_ FIRST DAY HIKES: New York parks and environmental conservation staff are leading hikes on public lands to kick off the new year.

INMATE ARTIST

BUFFALO, N.Y. _ A budding artist who went to prison for a murder he didn’t commit rings in a new year as a free man for the first time in nearly 30 years. By Carolyn Thompson. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photo.

FBN--JETS-BOWLES FIRED

NEW YORK _ Todd Bowles’ tenure with the New York Jets began four years ago with plenty of promise. It ended with too many losses and no playoff appearances. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1066 words, photos.

MMA--PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE

Take a stroll around New York for the holidays or grab a seat at Madison Square Garden and the promotional videos for the PFL Championship nearly rival the hype for the Rockettes: “Six weight classes, six world championship fights, plus the biggest name in women’s mixed martial arts.” By Sports Writer Dan Gelston. SENT: 778 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ COUPLE KILLED-SON CHARGED: A man has been accused of killing his mother and her husband, who were found strangled and left in a burning Atlanta home last summer.

_ BAR SHOOTING THREAT-ARRESTS: Authorities say two men have been charged with threatening to shoot up a central New York bar.

_ TEEN STABBED: Authorities in central New York are investigating a stabbing that’s left a teenager with life-threatening injuries.

_ HOUSE FIRE-LONG ISLAND: Authorities say a 68-year-old woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter have died following a house fire on Long Island. With photo.

_ MTA-SUBWAY FATALITIES: Transportation officials say a passenger fatally struck in Manhattan is the fourth person this month to die after walking between moving subway cars.

_ MICHAEL KORS-CAPRI-NAME CHANGE: Having adding a pair of high-end brands to its stable, Michael Kors is changing its name to Capri.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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