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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

March 4, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Karen Matthews at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

NEW YORK _ Across the country, some construction sites look different these days: More women in hardhats are showing up, trained and toughened to do the gritty labor that’s still dominated by men. In New York, a labor group is trying to boost those numbers with a recent decision to reserve 15 percent of its apprenticeships for women, up from a previous goal of 10 percent. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

WINTER WEATHER

NEW YORK _ Businesses and homeowners across the northeastern U.S. are digging out after an overnight snowstorm that closed schools and slowed the morning commute. Sent: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_PEDESTRIAN KILLED-BUS: Police say a man has been fatally struck by a bus in New York City.

_ PINNED UNDER VEHICLE: Police say an upstate New York woman is dead after a utility vehicle rolled back and pinned her under its wheels.

_ OLDEST OFFICER RETIRES: A New York City police detective who sued to join the police department at age 48 has retired 20 years later as the department’s oldest officer.

_ AIRPLANE SAFETY GRANT: Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer scientists have been granted $325,000 to develop technology to help make flying safer.