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

January 8, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

OFFSHORE DRILLING BAN

State legislators from eight states are announcing a united effort to protect their states from offshore drilling. The states are Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Rhode Island. UPCOMING: Expected to move at about 2:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILD INJURED-APPEAL: The Rhode Island Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Providence woman convicted of abusing and severely injuring her 6-week-old baby. SENT.

_ BODY FOUND-SALVATION ARMY: A body has been found near a Salvation Army donation bin in Massachusetts. SENT.

_ SPRINGFIELD SHOOTING: Springfield police have made an arrest in connection with a weekend homicide. SENT.

_ WALPOLE CRASH-OFFICER INJURED: A Massachusetts police officer was flown to the hospital by helicopter after a single-car crash in Massachusetts. SENT.

SPORTS:

WILD-BRUINS

The Minnesota Wild visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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