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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

January 16, 2019

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IMMIGRANT ACTIVIST DETAINED

Supporters of Eduardo Samaniego are planning rallies in Massachusetts ahead of a court hearing in Georgia, where the prominent local immigration activist has been detained since October and faces deportation to his native Mexico. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ STEPFATHER KILLED: A Massachusetts man charged with killing his 88-year-old stepfather in 2012, but who has never stood trial because he was ruled mentally incompetent, may soon face a jury. SENT.

_ FIRE CHIEF-CAR CHASE: Police have arrested a Massachusetts district fire chief who they say led troopers on a chase while driving under the influence. SENT.

_ FISHERMEN’S FORUM: New England’s largest trade show for fishermen is slated to take place at the end of February and the beginning of March. SENT.

SPORTS

BRUINS-FLYERS

The Boston Bruins visit the Philadelphia Flyers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

RAPTORS-CELTICS

The Toronto Raptors visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

PATRIOTS-DEFENDING MAHOMES

Patrick Mahomes picked apart the Patriots’ defense in the second half of their regular-season meeting, nearly leading the Chiefs to a comeback win. New England is hoping its effort disrupting Philip Rivers and the Chargers in the divisional round will carry over against Kansas City. Mahomes will be the sixth AP All-Pro quarterback to face New England during the Belichick-Brady era. The Patriots are 4-1 against the previous five with seven interceptions, while allowing just six touchdowns. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Boston College at Louisville, 7 p.m.

Louisville will try to follow up its upset at North Carolina with another against Boston College in ACC play. The visiting Eagles are 0-3 in the league and have lost four of five overall. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING. 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

Boston U. at Loyola (Md.), 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Albany (NY) at UMass-Lowell, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

George Mason at UMass, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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