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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

November 27, 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 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

WAYS AND MEANS CHAIR

Democratic U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the incoming chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, is discussing his legislative priorities. UPCOMING: Story to move by 11 a.m., with photos.

SPORTS BETTING

Gambling companies, professional sports leagues, government officials and others discuss the rapidly growing legal sports betting market in the U.S. at a conference. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: Developing from Tuesday conference.

IN BRIEF:

— ARMY RESERVE-WEAPONS STOLEN: A former Army reservist has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for stealing six machine guns and 10 handguns from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaping from federal prison and attempting to rob two banks. SENT.

— DRUNKEN CRASH-POLICE CHIEF: A Massachusetts police chief whose vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver successfully chased down and arrested the suspect following the crash. SENT.

— BOSTON TEA PARTY: The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and the city of Boston are joining forces to place commemorative markers at the graves of those who participated in the Dec. 16, 1773 protest. SENT.

SPORTS:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

UMass-Lowell at UConn, 7 p.m.

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