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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 6 pm, MA

February 8, 2019

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW

BEACON HILL

Meet the new millionaire tax: It’s the same as the old millionaire tax that was rejected on constitutional grounds by the Supreme Judicial Court _ keeping it off the 2018 ballot _ with one key difference. AP’s weekly look at an issue preoccupying state officials in Massachusetts. By Bob Salsberg. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon.

TOP STORIES:

BOSTON MARATHON SURVIVOR

First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne Haslet hasn’t lost her nerve — or her resolve. The professional dancer told “CBS This Morning” on Friday she won’t be able to run this year’s race because she has too little mobility in her injured left arm. But she’ll be back. SENT: 350 words, photos.

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. SENT: 500 words, photo.

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.

ILLEGAL GUN PURCHASES

Two men have been indicted on federal charges that they brought crack cocaine to Vermont in exchange for firearms intended for use in a “war” in Boston that one of the men vowed to win, according to court documents. Federal court documents say John Guerrero and Darwin Medina, of South Boston, were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Burlington. SENT: 320 words.

GOLD HEIST

Federal prosecutors have formally charged a fugitive in the 2015 highway robbery of 10 gold bars worth almost $5 million. U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami announced Thursday that Pedro Santamaria has been indicted on robbery and gun charges. The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Santamaria, Adalberto Perez and Roberto Cabrera caused noxious fumes to fill the cabin of the TransValue Inc. truck that was transporting gold bars from Miami to Boston, prosecutors said. SENT: 500 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MARIJUANA DISPENSARY CLOSED: State regulators have ordered a medical marijuana dispensary in Acton to close its doors temporarily. SENT.

_ MOSQUE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT: A Massachusetts man who tried to break into a mosque nearly two years ago because he did not like Islam has been sentenced to time served. SENT.

_ STRIPPERS-STOLEN POLICE GUN: Two Rhode Island strippers have been charged with stealing a Boston police officer’s handgun, prompting the department to place the officer on leave and open an internal investigation. SENT.

_ FATAL SHOOTING-SPRINGFIELD: Police say a man killed in Springfield this week was shot in the doorway of a home with a “significant” marijuana growing operation inside. SENT.

_ TRIBE CHAIRMAN: A Massachusetts tribe has restored its chairman’s financial powers and rescinded a “no-confidence” vote. SENT.

_ CABBIE FOILS SCAM: A Massachusetts cab driver is being praised by police for helping an 87-year-old woman from being taken by a classic scam. SENT.

_ CHILD ABUSE ACQUITTAL: A Massachusetts couple who had been charged with repeatedly tying up a child family member with an extension cord has been acquitted. 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:

ACC THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference. SENT: 440 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Columbia at Harvard, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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