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

December 4, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Students at Harvard University are hosting an alternative “people’s orientation” for new members of Congress. UPCOMING: Story expected to move by 6 p.m.


When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again. In Barry Jenkin’s lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin’s celebrated novel, Henry plays Daniel Carty, the just-out-of-jail friend of Fonny (Stephan James). SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video


— SUSPICIOUS FIRES-DEATH: Authorities say one person has been found dead at a central Massachusetts property where several fires were reported. SENT.

— BODY ON HIGHWAY: Police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with the discovery of his friend’s body on the Massachusetts Turnpike over the summer. SENT.

— HOME INVASION-POLICE SHOOTING: Police say three people have been arrested following a home invasion in Massachusetts, including one who was shot by police. SENT.

— DOG KILLED: Police say a Massachusetts man shot and killed a pit bull in his home after it clamped down on his arm and refused to let go. SENT.

— FAMILY HAMMER ATTACK: A Massachusetts man is charged with attacking his family with a hammer, leaving a brother dead and his mother seriously injured. SENT.

— MENORAH TOPPLED: Police in Massachusetts are investigating a toppled menorah as a possible hate crime. SENT.



The Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Northeastern at Syracuse, 7 p.m.

UMass-Lowell at Boston U., 7 p.m.

Holy Cross at UMass, 7 p.m.

Providence at Boston College, 7 p.m.


No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the conference. SENT.


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