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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

December 26, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



2018 was a year of firsts in Massachusetts. The first stores east of Colorado selling recreational marijuana opened to great buzz and fanfare. So did the state’s first Las Vegas-style resort casino. For the first time, voters sent a black woman to Congress. And the commonwealth saw its first fatal shark attack on a person since 1936. Here’s a look back at those and other top stories. By William J. Kole. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 a.m., photos.


_ MARIJUANA PRODUCTS SEIZED: Rhode Island man arrested on a drug charge has been sentenced to time in a Nebraska jail. SENT.

_ HOUSE FIRE: Two men were killed and a child was injured in a Christmas Day house fire in Massachusetts. SENT.



The New England Patriots prepare for the regular-season finale against the New York Jets on Sunday. UPCOMING: Story on merits.


No. 12 Boise State seeks its second straight 11-win season in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl against Boston College at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. BC is looking for the first eight-win season under Steve Addazio. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 1:30 p.m. ET.


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