Related topics

AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

August 22, 2018

Good afternoon. 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.

Phil Marcelo is on the desk until 8 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BOSTON — Before there was Forrest Gump, there was Dave McGillivray. On Thursday, the race director of the Boston Marathon will dash into Boston’s Fenway Park, re-enacting the last leg of his 1978 across America run to raise money for a cancer cure. Hundreds of people have done it since, but McGillivray was one of the first. By William J. Kole. SENT: 565 words, photo.


BALTIMORE —A Roman Catholic brother accused of sexually abusing a minor has been barred from his religious order’s ministry in Maryland and placed on administrative leave from his teaching job in Massachusetts while authorities investigate. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: more on merits.


PAWTUCKET, R.I. —Rhode Island’s governor and Pawtucket’s mayor say it would’ve been irresponsible to offer the Pawtucket Red Sox a deal similar to the one Worcester made. By JENNIFER McDERMOTT. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: about 300 by 3 p.m.


Longtime U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, his challenger in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary, are scheduled to meet Wednesday in their first face-to-face debate of the campaign. Amautul-Wadud, a civil rights attorney, is among a number of Muslims around the country seeking political office in the current election cycle. UPCOMING: about 250 words by 4 p.m.


— GANG MEMBER-SENTENCING: A member of the notorious MS-13 gang will spend more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges.

— HERRING FISHING-CUTBACK: The federal government is cutting back the East Coast herring fishery by millions of pounds because of concerns about the status of the important little fish’s population.

— SEAT BELTS-MASSACHUSETTS: State officials say more people than ever before are buckling up on the road, but Massachusetts remains below the national average for seat belt usage.

— GIRL DEAD: The mother of a 6-year-old Massachusetts girl who died in April has been held on $250,000 cash bail in connection with injuries suffered by the girl’s 9-year-old brother.

— FATAL CRASH-INTERSTATE: Police in Maine say a fatal crash on the Maine Turnpike killed a 19-year-old man from Massachusetts.

— STATE PARK SHOOTING: Police have made an arrest in connection with an early morning shooting at a state park in western Massachusetts that left a man fighting for his life. SENT.

— DEADLY ROLLOVER: State police have released the name of the Maine woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on a Massachusetts highway earlier this week. SENT.

— BASEMENT BODY: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in the basement of a New London home in December is back in Connecticut following his arrest in Massachusetts. SENT.



The Cleveland Indians visit the Boston Red Sox. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is breaking in a new helmet this exhibition season, yet another sign the 41-year-old quarterback is planning to play in 2019. SENT: 180 words, photos.


If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

Update hourly