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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

February 5, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPER BOWL-PATRIOTS PARADE

Thousands of cheering fans are expected to turn out as the New England Patriots are paraded through the streets of Boston to celebrate their sixth Super Bowl win. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from parade scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ OBIT-LAPIERRE: Gary LaPierre, a longtime Boston broadcast news anchor and reporter, has died after a battle with leukemia. SENT.

_ TOWN CLIMATE CHANGE: Amherst officials say seven residents will soon be appointed for the town’s new committee that is tasked with reducing carbon emissions in the community, but officials are looking to appoint people with expertise. SENT.

SPORTS:

ISLANDERS-BRUINS

The New York Islanders visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

CELTICS-CAVALIERS

The Boston Celtics visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Boston College at Duke, 7 p.m.

No. 2 Duke returns to ACC play when the Blue Devils play host to Boston College. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

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