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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

EARNS-HASBRO

Hasbro returned to a profit in its fourth quarter, but the toy company’s performance still fell short of Wall Street’s expectations as it continues to deal with the demise of Toys R Us. Shares fell 7.3 percent in Friday premarket trading. SENT: 230 words.

ELECTION 2020-WARREN -MILL TOWN

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “big announcement” about her 2020 plans will be made in a blue-collar, heavily immigrant former mill town that reflects the economic themes she’s been hitting. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 810 words, photos.

MISSING STUDENT

It’s been 15 years since Maura Murray packed her car, lied to professors about a death in the family and left Massachusetts. The 21-year-old nursing student was last seen on a rural road in northern Hew Hampshire after she crashed her car. Then she vanished, leaving a tormented family, vexed investigators and a case rife with rumor and innuendo. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo by 5 p.m.

PEOPLE-HASTY PUDDING-VENTIMIGLIA

“This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia is being honored as Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from presentation that starts at 8 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE PROPOSAL: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s bid to raise the state’s minimum wage is facing pushback from a state business group. SENT.

_ BOSTON MARATHON SURVIVOR: A Boston Marathon bombing survivor who had planned on running this year’s race says she can’t physically do it after getting struck by a car last month. SENT.

_ GOLD HEIST: Federal prosecutors have formally charged a fugitive in the 2015 robbery of a tractor-trailer carrying almost $5 million in gold bars. SENT.

_ COLLEGE FIRES: A Massachusetts college student has been charged with setting a series of fires in her dormitory over the past several months. SENT.

_ PLUSH GOAT-PATRIOTS PARADE: A New Hampshire couple is on a mission to find a stuffed toy goat they named Brady that got away from them during the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade in Boston. SENT.

_ HERRING CUTBACK: Fishermen of an important species of lobster bait will have to contend with a deep cut in quota this year due to concerns about the fish’s population. SENT.

SPORTS:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Penn at Brown, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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